Professor Hoosen, UC Berkeley, Dies

David Hoosen, geographer, Cal Bear and Welshman died while swimming in Tomales Bay. He was one of my professors while at UCB undergrad. He was always interested in my time in Wales and my swimming. This is what his wife said about his field of research: "Geography for David — and I think all geographers — is far more than about location in itself," she said. "It is about the interactions of places and peoples, the interconnections of the physical environment and the human actions on it. Geography is the discipline that integrates these aspects that each may be studied by specialists: it gives the bigger picture." I couldn't have said it better myself. For the full obit: Hoosen Obit.