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The Center for Prairie Studies recently acquired a new work of art for its collection: a pastel by Rachel Melis, '01, called "The CERA Prairie." The work was donated to the Center by Tor Janson, also '01. Rachel was an early supporter of the Center during her student years, and we were delighted to add this work to our collection, not only because it was done at the college's Conard Environmental Research Area, a place closely connected to the Center's mission, but also because Rachel did it while she was a student at Grinnell.

The Center for Prairie Studies recently acquired a new work of art for its collection: a pastel by Rachel Melis, '01, called "The CERA Prairie." The work was donated to the Center by Tor Janson, also '01. Rachel was an early supporter of the Center during her student years, and we were delighted to add this work to our collection, not only because it was done at the college's Conard Environmental Research Area, a place closely connected to the Center's mission, but also because Rachel did it while she was a student at Grinnell.

The Center for Prairie Studies and the Grinnell College Libraries have collaborated in the installation of two dramatic eighteen-foot tall photographs of prairie plants on the east and west walls of the first floor of Burling Library (south side). Created by The Land Institute in Salina, Kansas, these photographs portray not only the above-ground portion of the plants but also their astonishing root systems.