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Dalai Lama at the University of Miami

The following photos are all from the Dalai Lama’s visit to the University of Miami on Oct 26, 2010.I took them during the three-minute window in which photographers are allowed to be directly in front of the stage before going to the press box. Enjoy!


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The F.G. Walton Smith comes home

From 10.8.10

Key Biscayne, Florida.

RSMAS Campus, Key Biscayne, FL. The F.G. Walton Smith is a catamaran as well as a member of the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System fleet of ships. It returned Friday after a 40-day trip in the Gulf of Mexico for the purpose of studying the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Photo by Jessica Hodder

RSMAS Campus, Key Biscayne, FL. The F.G. Walton Smith returned from the Gulf of Mexico on Friday morning, October 8 after a 40-day long trip studying the underwater environment there. The boat was originally built in 2000; the crew refers to it as a “young boat.” Photo by Jessica Hodder

RSMAS Campus, Key Biscayne, FL. Denis Ilias, the marine technician on the F.G. Walton Smith, explains the functions and uses of an instrument on the boat known as a CTD (it measures conductivity, temperature and depth). The tool is one of the ship’s main pieces of equipment used for the study of the aftereffects of the Horizon oil spill in the Gulf. Ilias refers to the CTD as the crew’s “workhorse.” Photo by Jessica Hodder

RSMAS Campus, Key Biscayne, FL. Troy Fulford (left), the third mate aboard the F.G. Walton Smith, discusses some of his “unconventional” duties while on the ship for 40 days. Among his experiences while on the Gulf, he mentioned seeing whales and cooking dinner for the crew fairly often. He jokingly describes himself as “the on board psychologist.” Photo by Jessica Hodder

RSMAS Campus, Key Biscayne, FL. Inside one of the cabins for the crew of the F.G. Walton Smith. Photo by Jessica Hodder

RSMAS, Key Biscayne, FL. David Nadeau, the marine biologist on the F.G. Walton Smith, recounts his experiences on board while doing studies in the Gulf of Mexico for the past 40 days. “The most incredible thing was the deep water angler with big luminescent organs. They have huge teeth…it’s fascinating!” Photo by Jessica Hodder

Key Biscayne, FL. Wesley Richards, a deck hand for the Rosentiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, washes down the F.G. Walton Smith on Friday afternoon after the ship’s return from its 40 day journey in the Gulf of Mexico. Photo by Jessica Hodder

RSMAS Campus, Key Biscayne, FL. The F.G. Walton Smith is a catamaran vessel as well as a member of the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System fleet of ships. It returned Friday after a 40-day trip in the Gulf of Mexico for the purpose of studying the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Photo by Jesica Hodder

RSMAS Campus, Key Biscayne, FL. Wesley Richards, a deck hand for the Rosentiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, washes down the F.G. Walton Smith on Friday afternoon after the ship’s return from its 40 day journey in the Gulf of Mexico. Photo by Jessica Hodder

more updates on the way.

-Jess


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