Professor Polack
Professor Polack, a distinguished computer science professor at the University of Mary Washington, possesses a deep curiosity for global exploration. Driven by a desire to broaden her understanding of different cultures and technological landscapes, she aspires to study abroad in countries across the world. Professor Polack's ambition to study abroad exemplifies her commitment to enriching both his own academic perspectives and the field of computer science as a whole.
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Iceland, where we spent weeks exploring the stunning landscapes of this Nordic island. One of the highlights of the trip was driving around the famous ring road, a 1,332-kilometer highway that circles the entire country. Along the way, we marveled at cascading waterfalls, rugged coastlines, and towering glaciers. We had the chance to immerse yourself in Icelandic culture, sampling traditional cuisine and learning about the country's history and geology. This unforgettable journey through Iceland's dramatic beauty left a lasting impression all of us.
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After leading a study abroad trip to Brazil and Argentina, where the students explored the wonders of the Amazon Rainforest, embarked on a captivating river cruise along the Amazon, and marveled at the breathtaking Iguazu Falls from both sides of the border, Professor Polack decided to create a photo book. With meticulous attention to detail, he curated a collection of photographs capturing the vibrant landscapes, fascinating wildlife, and joyous moments of the trip. I aimed to provide a visual narrative that would forever remind the students of their remarkable journey.

Playlist Poetry

DS106: ★★★

Once upon a time there was a cat named Rex who wanted to express her love for the other cat in her home, Fido. Rex and Fido were best friends and they spent their days basking in the sun together. Their home in Iceland had a beautiful west-facing window that allowed them to have warm sun spots all day.

Even though it was cold outside, they were warm inside together. Rex decided that she should make a playlist for Fido. She loved music. Rex worked hard all day and night for a week to learn English, learn how to use a computer, make an account on Spotify, and discover songs to tell Fido how much she loved spending time together.

In the end, Fido loved her playlist and she listened to it every day. They basked in the warm Iceland sun together as they listened to Rex’s playlist poetry.