Photographer and adventurer Denis Belliveau traveled in the footsteps of Marco Polo from Italy to China and back. He wrote about his travels and produced a 2008 documentary for PBS, In the Footsteps of Marco Polo. Belliveau will be an "Explorer in Residence" at NMU Sept. 25-29 and will give a public presentation from 6:15-7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, in 1100 Jamrich Hall. Admission is free. A buffet of Central Asian desserts prepared by NMU chef Nathan Mileski will be available before the presentation from 5:30-6:15 p.m.
Belliveau is also making presentations in NMU history, anthropology and international studies classes at NMU, andworking with middle-school students at Gwinn Public Schools.
For more information about Belliveau and the Explorer in Residence program, visit http://thestepsofpolo.org/.
This Explorer in Residence program is made possible by the financial and logistical support of NMU's Department of History, NMU's School of Education, NMU's International Studies Program, the NMU Foundation, the NMU Provost's Office and Gwinn Public Schools.
Friday, September 22