Buckwalter Takes Honors Program Members on Tour of Astrakhan, Russia
SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor John Buckwalter of Alfred State’s Physical and Health Sciences Department took Honors Program members on a tour of the city of Astrakhan, in southern Russia, on March 8, without ever leaving Alfred. With support from the Fulbright Scholar Program, Buckwalter taught graduate-level biology courses last fall at Astrakhan State Technical University in Astrakhan, a city on the Volga River and the Caspian Sea. His presentation included slides and videos taken at the University, the apartment he and his wife Laurel lived in, and many historic sites, including Astrakhan’s own Kremlin, built as a fortress in the 1700s, and several restored Russian Orthodox churches.
Pictured from left to right: Iara Mantenuto, Louden, TN, liberal arts and sciences: humanities; Dr. Terry Tucker, dean, School of Arts and Sciences; Buckwalter; and Joseph Moll, Williamson, technology management.