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OSU professor sets up summer course in Brazil

STILLWATER — Oklahoma State University will offer a two-month course on international environmental sociology next summer in Brazil — the first OSU Arts and Sciences travel course to be offered there.

Psychology professor Charles Abramson spent a month in Brazil early this year to lay the groundwork for the course, which will be taught by professors Beth Caniglia, Duane Gill and Tammy Mix.

It was just the first international stop for Abramson, who next went to Moscow in March with his spring break class Explorations in the History of Psychology.

The months of April and May were spent in Chile, conducting research on honey bees and teaching courses on comparative psychology and scientific writing. Abramson also presented a daylong workshop on honey bee learning.

Next, he went to Pandi, Colombia, for July and part of August to research stingless bees and teach a course in Bogota on comparative research methods.

While in Colombia, he discussed the possibility of an exchange agreement between OSU and the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Escela Colombiana de Ingenieria Julio Garavito and Universidad de los Andes.

Abramson is back in Stillwater  and planning for future research trips. In 2016, he will take a group of students to Granada, Spain, to explore the Islamic contributions to science and psychology.

K.S. McNutt

Kathryn McNutt covers higher education for The Oklahoman and NewsOK. Since joining the staff in August 2000, she also has worked as the Breaking News editor, Metro editor and assistant Local editor. A native of Oklahoma City, she graduated from... Read more ›