Dumont and Searcy Speak at Hokkaido University Museum

Biology professors Betsy Dumont and Karen Searcy recently returned from Sapporo, Japan, where they were invited speakers at the opening of an exhibit at the Hokkaido University Museum. The exhibit focused on vascular plants and lichens collected by W. S. Clark and D. P. Penhallow between 1876 and 1877. The two men journeyed from Amherst to Japan to open an agricultural college that is now Hokkaido University, and are well known and highly regarded throughout Japan. The exhibit included specimens borrowed from the University of Massachusetts Herbarium as well as displays about the Amherst area, the University of Massachusetts campus, and Sapporo.

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