An English Scholar Under a (Volcanic) Cloud

Lucas Jackson, Reuters

As the eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano eased on Wednesday, academics stuck in Britain were making plans to return home.
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Joseph Bristow has been stranded in Ireland since a volcanic ash cloud halted air travel in Britain. Mr. Bristow, a professor of English at the University of California at Los Angeles, went to Ireland for a conference and to meet with researchers...

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