College participates in International Mercury Conference

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January 29, 2010

12:45 AM

College of William and Mary Students and faculty traveled to Guiyang, China to participate in the ninth International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant, the conference is part of a Global Inquiry Groups-sponsored exchange in China.

Global Inquiry Groups, or GIGS, joins students and faculty in explorations of topics with international significance. They are co-sponsored by the Wendy and Emory Reves Center and the Roy R. Charles Center at the College.

Participants shared their research on the South River in Virginia with conference attendees and scientists at Central China Normal University and Guizhou Normal University.

“The goal of the project is to create new ways of thinking and communicating global issues across borders, international and academic,” Sharon Zuber, co-director of GIGS, said.

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