A team of veterinarians from the Dallas Zoo is back in north Texas after a remarkable mission to save thousands of flamingos in South Africa. The flamingos still hatching were abandoned by their parents during extreme drought conditions.
So why did Texans help lead the charge to save the animals?
The sun was beaming down on a boiling day in the Ethiopian town of Bahir Dar and the only reason I was wandering around aimlessly was to find an ATM that would accept my bank card. As I passed by a side street, a group of men sitting on the ground stared at me while I walked by. Read more
Scott Glysson, Cal Poly director of choral activities, will travel to Kenya from July 1-8 to lead a choral conducting workshop in Nairobi at the invitation of the Kenyan government and Kenyatta University. Six Cal Poly students will accompany him and perform with members of Kenyan choirs. Read more
By Ray Hanania
University of Illinois at Chicago sophomore Luana Davila of Joliet has been awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship to study Arabic in Morocco this summer.
Davila, who is a classics major and Arabic minor in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a member of the UIC Honors College, is one of approximately 550 competitively selected American students from over 230 U.S. colleges and universities who received the award this year. Read more
By Amber Gibson
Although still off the beaten path, Morocco is one of the fastest growing vacation destinations for American travelers, beguiling for its beautiful architecture, desert landscape, great shopping and distinct North African culture. The country’s long, rich history reflects Berber, Arabic, Roman, Moorish and French influences in cuisine, clothing, language and art. Read more
By Bode Durojaiye
Seventy African-Americans have traced their ancestral lineage to the ancient town of Oyo, Nigeria and were feted at a reception organised in their honor at the Palace of the Alaafin of Oyo. Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi 111. The monarch used to the occasion to call on the Nigerian government embark on re-integrating Yorubas across the globe back to their ancestral roots. Read more
Guest commentary by Sarah Craven
As we stood in the midst of a genocide memorial where over 50,000 people were buried and bones from the victims were displayed in room after room, I was reminded of Ezekiel’s vision of the dry bones. “Mortal, can these bones live?” Ezekiel’s response was “O Lord God, you know.” Read more