BU professor to discuss quilts at next lecture series

For immediate release: Nov. 17, 2009

BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania's International Studies Living and Learning Community Lecture Series will feature "Geography of Quilts" on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Living and Learning Community Center, Columbia Residence Hall, room 119.

Quilter Karen Trifonoff, professor of environmental, geographical and geological sciences at BU, will present the lecture. Her research interests include children and maps, geographic education and material culture. She delivered her first conference presentation in geography, "Regional Variation in Amish Quilts," in 1985.

Trifonoff, a specialist in cartography, teaches courses in world regional geography, geography of U.S. and Canada, map use and analysis, applied cartography and techniques of geographic measurement. She has been a BU faculty member since 1992.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.