Archive for William Metcalf

Geology of Southwestern Sweden with Mark Johnson

On April 30th, the group headed two hours west from our dorm in Jönköping to a hostel in Gothenburg. On our afternoon of arrival, we met Mark Johnson, a former professor of Geology at Gustavus. He began teaching at Gustavus in 1985, and moved to Gothenburg in the early 2000s to teach at Gothenburg University. […]

A Week of Science in Uppsala

This post is just going to be a really long recap of the science topics we covered during our week in Uppsala. This portion of the course is an extension of our natural science-oriented excursions in Mora, by bringing chemistry topics into focus, as well as giving us an overview of the history of science […]

Spring Break (Back in the USA!)

I went back to the USA for Spring break; thus, my break may unfortunately appear boring or uninspired. That’s alright. I admit that I’m a home-body, but I actually do have an anecdote or two that will reveal some comparisons between Sweden and the US—I believe it’s actually more interesting to compare the two right […]

Thursday 2/7 — The Jokkmokk Winter Market in Full Swing

The morning was rather slow and sleepy, at least for those in my room, but outside the Winter Market had begun. A few of the most eager of our group had set out to explore the various shops and activities by mid-morning, but some of us didn’t start looking around until the early afternoon. I […]