Topic: Peru

Protecting communities from rising lakes

June 7, 2012
Protecting communities from rising lakes

Professor Daene McKinney is part of a group of more than 30 scientists studying Nepal, Peru and other places affected by rising glacial lake levels.

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Benson Latin American Collection Hosts Peruvian Art Exhibition

Sept. 28, 2011

Event: "Art Across the Americas," an Austin Lima Sister Cities art exhibition. Reception and month-long exhibition are free and open to the public.

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Student teaches and inspires children in Peru

Dec. 16, 2010
Student teaches and inspires children in Peru

Sophomore Armando Vera used an Undergraduate Studies grant to teach Peruvian children English ... and the "Hook 'em, Horns" hand sign.

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Student uses UGS grant to teach English in Peru

Dec. 16, 2010
Armando Vera at Machu Picchu in Peru.

The full Q-and-A with Armando Vera, the inaugural recipient of the UGS Exploration Experience Grant.

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Fossilized Giant Penguin Reveals Unusual Colors, Sheds Light on Bird Evolution

Sept. 30, 2010

Paleontologists have unearthed the first extinct penguin with preserved evidence of scales and feathers. The 36-million-year-old fossil from Peru shows the new giant penguin's feathers were reddish brown and grey, distinct from the black tuxedoed look of living penguins.

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