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Features - Spring 2014

Immersion in environmental policy

Students in the Eisenhower Institute's Environmental Leadership Program go to great lengths-and depths-to understand environmental policy.

East meets West

Winds to the East: the Sunderman Conservatory of Music's Wind Symphony had its first international performance tour.

Gifts that made Gettysburg College what it is today

Gifts-whether strategic or seemingly serendipitous-have helped propel the College along a distinctive path.

Working space

Peek into Penn Hall, third floor west.

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John Commito

Professor of Environmental Studies and Biology

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Commito was named the 2007 Pennsylvania Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the National Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Commito's research on the ecology of the sea floor takes him to study sites in the US, Norway, New Zealand, and Italy. In Maine, he investigates predator-prey interactions, animal dispersal mechanisms, and mathematical models of population distribution patterns.

Sea floor ecology, land use issues

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