Redefining the Classroom

Retired geology prof indulges in art on a global scale

Posted: December 4th, 2013

OLD STOMPING GROUND – Lake Superior State University Geology Professor Emeritus Lew Brown stops by an open geology lab during a recent visit to campus. In the foreground are geology majors Evan Gist, left, and Rance Carpenter. Gist was calling up a geological profile of Elliott Lake, Ont., where Brown did some uranium ore prospecting for a mining company in the 1960s, just prior to his being hired at Lake State. Brown, who retired in 2012, now travels the globe in search of art techniques to master. During November he set off on a six-week trip to India, Cambodia and, lastly, Laos, where he studied "mudmee," an esoteric indigenous method of tie-dyeing. Run a Web search on LSSU geology for more about that program at Lake Superior State. (LSSU/John Shibley)

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CONTACTS: John Shibley, e-mail, 906-635-2314; Tom Pink, e-mail, 635-2315; Prof. Paul Kelso, Geology, e-mail, 635-2158.