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Our house in Kenya

We have arrived in Nairobi and are getting settled in our house on the campus of Kenyatta University. The campus was originally built by the British as army barracks. What now serve as faculty and staff homes were originally senior officer housing. When Kenya gained independence in 1963, the barracks were transferred to the Kenyan […]

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Sukuma wiki – It’s what’s for dinner

We had the luck of meeting a Kenyan family here in Grand Rapids through Grand Valley. Genevieve Sabala-Molenje is a graduate assistant here at GVSU and heard about our upcoming trip to Kenya. I had coffee with her and her husband, Levi Molenje, to get some travel tips. Levi earned his undergraduate degree from Kenyatta […]

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Our sabbatical year in Kenya

The Nordmans will spend the 2012-2013 school year in Kenya! My Fulbright proposal to teach and do research on wind energy at Kenyatta University was accepted. I’ll be teaching classes in Kenyatta’s Dept. of Environmental Studies and Community Development and possibly a seminar in wind energy in the Dept. of Energy Engineering. Jen has applied […]

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