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New York University Connecting Classrooms Through Technology

March 11, 2014

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Date: 03/11/2014 Location: New York, NY Description: Foreign media visit New York University's innovative environmental science course which connects students in classrooms across seven of the university's global sites. - State Dept Image

March 11, 2014; New York, NY
Contact: New York Foreign Press Center Managing Director Alyson Grunder
Telephone: 646-282-2837; email:

The NYFPC arranged a visit to NYU’s innovative environmental science course “Where the City Meets the Sea: Studies in Coastal Urban Environments” which connects students in classrooms across seven of the university’s global sites. Peter Schilling, NYU Associate Vice President of Global Technology Services and Mary Killilea, Assistant Professor of Biology, explained how virtual classroom techniques are used to visualize environmental data and demonstrated a live connection to a NYU classroom in London.