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  VoiceThread is a software that allows you and your students to record or post photos, videos, or audio. After something is recorded or posted, the media can be shared with you or with the larger class to facilitate discussion, share information or experiences, or allow for...

Art Catalog

As part of the Exhibition Seminar course offered at Grinnell College, fourteen students worked with guest curator Victoria Rovine to organize the exhibit and write the catalog. The catalog provides information on sculptures, masks, drums, and other objects from the college's...
Catalog to an exhibition of South African artist Diane Victor's prints, smoke and ash drawings, on view at the Faulconer Gallery January 28-April 17. With an essay by South African artist and curator Jacki McInnes.
Curated by ten students and Assoc. Professor of Art Tim Chasson, this catalog is the product of a semester-long seminar culminating in a four-week exhibition. The catalog includes seven essays by the student curators, a checklist of the exhibition, and a selected bibliography....
Curated by Robert Coffland and Donald Doe. Essays by Donald Doe and Robert Coffland, artist biographies, and bibliography. Two full-page photographs of each basket.
Curated by twelve students and Assoc. Professor fo Art, Susan Strauber, this catalog is the product of a semester-long seminar culminating in a four-week exhibition. The catalog includes eight essays by the student curators, a timeline of Goya's life and current events, and a...
Curated by Kay Wilson and Aziz Daki. Art in a variety of media by Hicham Benahoud, Hassan Darsi, Abdelali Dahrouch, Safaa Erruas, Mohamed El baz, Mounir Fatmi, and Ikram Kabbaj, exploring social, cultural and political themes of our times. Essays by Kay Wilson, Aziz Daki, and...
With 100 images from the 15th to the 21st century, this exhibition and catalog is a comprehensive view of the Castelvecchio's collection. Color reproductions of all 100 images and artist and drawing biographies accompany the images.
Year:  2004 Price:  $22 Dimensions:  8.5 x 11 in., 84 pp Essays by Pamela Franks and Dave Williams, interview with the artist by Saadi A. Simawe. Checklist, biography, chronology, 41 color plates, 6 bl/wh photographs of the artist.  
Year:  2001 Price:  $11 Dimensions:  7 x 8.5 in., 42 pp Written and organized by Emil Stamey '01, this catalog represents one of the few comprehensive examinations Gross-Bettelheim. The exhibition was held in Grinnell College's Print and Drawing Study Room. Essays include:...
Combining traditional printmaking techniques with unique paper shapes, stamping and collage, Achepohl creates layered images that have an even more powerful effect in their unique installation. Achepohl, professor of printmaking at the University of Iowa, sees himself not only...
Hardcover catalog produced by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, text by Richard Shone. Philip and Janice Levin assembled a remarkable collection, primarily of paintings but also of works on paper and small bronzes, all by French artists or artists working in France between 1840 -...

Art Exhibition

Over the past several years, Michigan-born artist Sandow Birk has turned his interest and extensive travels in the Islamic world into a project to transcribe by hand an English-translated text of the 114 suras, or chapters, of the Qur'an. While adhering to traditional guidelines...

Building

The Grant O. Gale Observatory is located at the extreme north end of the campus. It is reached by a road located just to the west of the tennis courts on 10th Avenue.
Director Joan Mohan provides individual and small-group instruction to help students: strengthen verbal skills, emphasizing critical comprehension and vocabulary; improve reading efficiency; acquire more effective study strategies (such as managing time, concentrating,...
The facility includes refurbished teaching and research laboratories, classroom and office space, a science library, a computer laboratory, and several study areas. The addition connects two of the wings with a courtyard in between. The building houses the departments of biology...

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Caleb Neubauer '13 created a three-part short film installation as the culmination of his Grinnell-sponsored travels to China. He talks about how he finds inspiration, being mentored by art professor Lee Running, and coming into his own as an artist. Meet Grinnell in a minute...
"Grinnell put us together. This is the meeting place," says Serbian Kristina Duric '13. She and Californian Cynthia Amezcua '14 talk about international friendships, the global Grinnell family, and living abroad. Meet Grinnell in a minute and a half, then go deeper with our...
"When you get something right in lab, it's like making a birdie or getting a one-putt," says Stephanie Spahr '14. She joins her mentor, chemistry professor Stephen Sieck, to share stories about "failed" experiments, organic chemistry, and finding success in the top programs in...

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At the center of a Grinnell education is intensive mentoring of students by the faculty. This mentoring begins in the First-Year Tutorial, the only required course at Grinnell College. While faculty members from all academic departments teach the tutorial and their topics vary...
At Grinnell, all studies take place within a liberal arts framework, focusing on the study of German literature and culture through the contexts of the arts, history, social history, philosophy, and politics. While the German language provides the foundation of our department,...
*/ We are very proud of our alumni! Our majors go on to work in architecture, arts management, community service, development, education, law, and museums and galleries—or physics, computer science, and economics. Those pursuing advanced degrees in art history have a brilliant...
Courses that focus primarily on various forms of artistic expression or philosophical thought ART 230 – Northern Renaissance Art ART 231 – Modern Art in Europe, 1900–1940 ART 232 – Art Since 1945 ART 248 – Greek Archaeology and Art ART 250 – Roman Archaeology and Art ART 295 –...
We are living in a Golden Age for astronomy, and Grinnell College offers its students a range of opportunities to experience the excitement of direct involvement in astronomical observation and investigation. The unusually sophisticated instrumentation at Grinnell's observatory...
The Creative Writing Scene at Grinnell Grinnell has a vibrant creative writing scene. There are many published writers on campus--faculty, staff, and students. There are also a number of published writers living in town. The College regularly brings in prominent authors to give...
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Many of the English faculty have developed online projects to enhance our teaching.This page highlights a few examples of such projects. Stephen Andrews has collaborated with Ralph Russell of the music department and technologists David Berk and Munindra Khaund to create a...
On behalf of the entire College, the Division of Student Affairs invites all families to Family Weekend 2016. The dates for Family Weekend 2016 are Friday, September 16, through Sunday, September 18. Plan now to attend this fall! Weekend Activities Family Weekend 2016 is the...
FALL 2016 HUM 185 - Film Analysis, Theory & Criticism This writing-intensive course examines foundational concepts and methodologies in Cinema Studies, introducing students to a number of theoretical approaches central to the study of film, including semiotics,...
First-year students: In the fall, apply for the Global Learning Program. The Global Learning Program (GLP) Tutorials explore specific themes in semester-long courses. You'll learn from a pair of Grinnell faculty on campus and travel with them internationally. This is a virtually...
The Grinnell Science Project is committed to developing the talents of all students interested in science and mathematics, especially those from groups underrepresented in the sciences -- students of color, first-generation college students, and women in physics, mathematics and...
Courses that address notions of identity and the dynamics of inclusion/exclusion as their central category of analysis ART 295 – Gender, Race, and Fashion in Western Portraiture ENG 230 – English Historical Linguistics ENG 310 – Studies in Shakespeare ENG 323 – Studies in...
When the student declares a major, he or she is responsible for securing an adviser in the major department and completing a Declaration of Major form which includes a comprehensive four-year plan. Usually this planning is done with both support from the first adviser and...
Course Information Major requirements and course descriptions are available from the College Catalog. Search for current course offerings at the Office of the Registrar.  
When you study the world's religious traditions, you learn about the histories, literatures, practices and beliefs that have shaped human societies. You study rituals and festivals that organize perceptions of time and place, disciplines that develop modes of attention,  and...
REPORT OF A COMPREHENSIVEEVALUATION VISIT TO GRINNELL COLLEGEGrinnell, Iowa November 16-18, 1998 for theCommission on Institutions of Higher Education of theNorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools EVALUATION TEAM James W. Lyons, Ph.D., University Dean Emeritus of...
The Robert N. Noyce '49 Visiting Professorship in the Physical Sciences, Math, and Computer Science In June of 1998, Grinnell College received a generous gift from the Noyce family, whose purpose was to bring outstanding scholars and leaders to campus from the fields of physics...
Grinnell offers opportunities for students who want to continue their studies off-campus. Religious studies majors have lived in Hindu communities while studying in India, immersed themselves in the religious culture of Japan, studied with Buddhists scholars, and learned Hebrew...
Research Opportunities at Grinnell Current Grinnell College students will find a list of research opportunities on the Science Division GrinnellShare site (login required). You will find descriptions for research projects with professors on campus, as well as a number of off-...
Tutoring Hours Tutoring Is Available: Monday through Thursday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Staff at the Math Lab includes the following: Math Tutors for Fall 2013Tutors with an * can also help with...
Courses that center upon the analysis of state structures, public and private organizations, and social actors CLS 255 – History of Ancient Greece CLS 256 – History of Rome ENG 338 – The British Novel II HIS 234 – Early Modern Europe, 1350–1650 HIS 235 – Britain in the Modern...
Academic Speakers Request Alumni in the Classroom Alumni Scholars Consortium for Faculty Diversity (hosted by Gettysburg) Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows Program Noyce Visiting Professor Program Academic Speakers Request Form Departments and concentrations may request up to $600 to...
Live, learn and explore in one of the world’s greatest multi-cultural cities. Experience London and the U.K. as an extension of your classroom with a Grinnell learning community – living and learning together with other Grinnell College students and faculty. Travel on...

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Are you interested in learning more about a healthy, active lifestyle and about rehabilitation? Two free public talks on the research and practice of movement science, with a specific focus on physical therapy, are part of the Inaugural Meeting of the Pre-Physical Therapy...
The Humanities Center is pleased to announce its annual student conference on April 19-20, 2013.  Following the success of the conference last year, the Center has decided to make this an annual event at which students have the opportunity to present a selection of their papers...
Natasha Trethewey is the 19th United States Poet Laureate [2012-2013]. In his citation, Librarian of Congress James Billington wrote "Her poems dig beneath the surface of history - personal or communal, from childhood or from a century ago-to explore the human struggles that we...
IOWA FLUTE FESTIVAL 2013: Saturday February 23 FLUTE OUT OF THE BOX: New Paths for the 21st-Century Flutist Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, Grinnell College If you want to put an exact address into your GPS, Bucksbaum Fine Arts Center is located at 1108 Park St. in Grinnell....
Three Grinnell College students have been chosen as Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows (MMUF): Alexandra Odom ’16, Jermaine Stewart-Webb ’16, and Connie Wang ’16. They are the sixth MMUF cohort from Grinnell. “Mellon is such an incredible opportunity and it’s so life-changing,”...
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Grinnell College’s partnership with Nanjing University. At the end of May, President Raynard S. Kington, Dean Paula Smith, and other College officials travel to Nanjing, China — a city of about 8 million on the Yangtze River and some 250...
The Ninth Semester Fellowship in Studio Art is a competitive opportunity for continued independent research in the semester immediately following graduation. This fellowship provides financial support, studio space, time, and faculty feedback for a semester of creative research...
By Richard Cleaver ’75 The son of a Grinnell faculty member himself, Richard Cleaver grew up just around the corner from Professor of Philosophy Neal Klausner, overhearing many an animated philosophical conversation among Grinnell’s “faculty legends.” Neal Klausner has a gift...
Sociology professor Matthew Hughey of the University of Connecticut will deliver a lecture on Monday, Nov. 30, about how media coverage of athletics perpetuates the myth of "black brawn vs. white brains." The free, public lecture, titled "A Level Playing Field? Zombie Theories...
As I sit in my laboratory, the radio plays "Green Grow the Rushes Oh" and I am swept back in an instant to the summer of 1957 when 10 of us wended our way down to the Chiricahua Mountains in Arizona, where we spent eight weeks at the Southwest Research Station as part of our...
Grinnell College student Conard Lee ’16, a biology major, was one of 24 undergraduates from top colleges and universities nationwide and abroad who sailed the high seas this spring to tackle one of the most prominent scientific challenges of their generation: global climate...
Born in Ambato, Ecuador, Alfredo Colina ’17 emigrated from his homeland to Washington, D.C., when he was 10 years old. Coming to Grinnell as a D.C. Posse Foundation scholar marked his first real experience outside of a big city. “Being in a rural area surrounded by farms and...
Emily Bergl ’97 may be Hollywood’s most famous Grinnellian actor of her generation. Perhaps best known as Annie O’Donnell in the television show Men in Trees, Beth Young in Desperate Housewives, and Tammy Bryant in the drama series Southland, she’s also acted in movies and on...
Toby Baratta ’17, a computer science and political science double major, is in the second semester of her current Mentored Advanced Project (MAP). She’s applying her computer science skills to associate professor Jerod Weinman’s massive historical mapping project, which aims to...
Professor Stephanie W. Jamison will present "Adulterous Woman to Be Eaten by Dogs: Women and Law in Ancient India" at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, in ARH Room 102. Jamison will introduce the textual sources for women and law in ancient India and suggest some ways in which they...
Judith Klinman, professor of the graduate school and chancellor’s professor at the University of California, Berkeley, is presenting two lectures on Wednesday, Nov. 20: Scholars’ Convocation:  noon in Rosenfield Center Room 101. Chemistry Lecture: 4:15 p.m. in Noyce 2022. Both...
“Against Reason: Anti/Enlightenment Prints by Callot, Hogarth, Piranesi and Goya,” an art exhibition exploring the darker side of the Enlightenment, also known as the Age of Reason, opens Friday, April 3, at the Faulconer Gallery, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts. Beginning in the...
Artists from the Bruce High Quality Foundation University (BHQFU) and Vincent Katz, a professor of art at Yale University, will give talks on alternative universities as sites of creativity on Wednesday, April 20, at Grinnell College. The free and public talks will take place at...
  If you’re a student-athlete (emphasis on “student”), you will almost certainly love it at Grinnell. Sure, depending on your sport, you can find higher levels of athletic competition at other schools, but to find a place where you can be encouraged to excel in the classroom...
7:00 p.m. in JRC 101: Grinnell's Cultural Films Committee and Gandhi and Resistance course will join with the University of Iowa to sponsor a visit by Anand Patwardhan, India's leading activist documentary filmmaker. For nearly thirty years, Patwardhan's courageous work on slum-...
  We have three database trials for April. Let us know what you think! Send your comments toquery[at]grinnell[dot]edu. FILM Filmakers Library Online (http://flon.alexanderstreet.com/help/view/about_filmakers_library_online) provides award-winning documentaries with relevance...
Huiping Pang, professor of art history at the University of Iowa, will give a talk using Chinese art as historical documents to investigate the legal history and imperial violence of the Ming imperial era. The free, public lecture starts at 4 p.m. Nov. 20, in Alumni Recitation...
Sasha Middeldorp ’18 and Arch Williams ’18, both members of Grinnell Singers, are helping launch a new project called the Grinnell Virtual Choir. In the prototype video Grinnell Virtual Choir 1.0, eight singers used the technology to perform a movement from Rachmaninov’s All-...
“One of the most important things for Grinnell students is to get past the idea that adults are completely independent,” says Joyce Stern ’91, dean for student success and academic advising. “Adults are constantly consulting each other when they run into a challenge.” While this...
Since Anna-Lisa Bowans ’12 graduated from Grinnell, she: spent a year in Bangalore, India, on a social enterprise fellowship worked for a for-profit, social enterprise company in Berkeley, Calif., and recently moved into the tech industry “The biggest skills that I got out of...
The Rachael Asrelsky Anthropology Paper Prize. This award is given annually to the author of an outstanding paper written for an anthropology class in honor of Rachael Asrelsky '89 who died in the Lockerbie bombing while returning from an off-campus program. 2012 Recipients:...
In the first grant announcement of its 50th anniversary year, the National Endowment for the Arts has awarded individual creative writing fellowships of $25,000 each to 37 fiction and creative nonfiction writers including Dean Bakopoulos, writer-in-residence at Grinnell College...
Rebecca Rasmussen ’16 and Edward Hsieh ’16 helped find what turned out to be the largest super colony of ants ever recorded in North America. By large, we mean all the way from Iowa to the Appalachian Mountains. Those Mentored Advanced Projects (MAPs) in summer 2014 earned them...
Two Grinnell students recently won awards for research presentations at the Iowa Physiological Society (IPS) annual meeting in Des Moines. IPS provides networking opportunities for physiologists in applied research and teaching. “The IPS experience gives the students an...
Asst. Prof. Jeff Blanchard and his collaborator Prof. Jared Tanner (Oxford) recently launched www.gaga4cs.org as the platform for the first release of their compressed sensing software. The software, GAGA: GPU Accelerated Greedy Algorithms for Compressed Sensing, solves large...
  Grinnellians in Neuroscience: Foundations, Future, and Fallacies, a 200-level neuroscience course, celebrated Brain Week 2013 with Grinnell Middle School students. The students hosted them at the college and lead them through neuroscience-related activities such as: Seeing how...
Bruce Weindruch ’78, CEO and founder of The History Factory, returns to campus to teach the short course Learning from Literature: Insights for Leadership in the New Workplace.  Weindruch plans to weave timeless fictional characters with the biographies of corporate visionaries...
Grinnell College will hold a Campaign Finance Symposium on Feb. 9-11 to investigate the role of money in politics and propose potential solutions from different perspectives, including campaign finance scholars, journalists, professors, lawyers, and activists. The symposium,...
Every spring, chemistry and biological chemistry students and faculty from Grinnell College present research discoveries at the American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting. This spring the meeting was in San Diego. Eighteen students and six faculty participated in the...
Jonathan Rose will deliver a Scholars' Convocation on "Churchill: The Politician as Playwright" at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, in the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 101. Although he was known chiefly as a politician and wartime leader, Churchill was also a best-selling author,...
The Computer Science majors of the class of 2013 are: Toluwaloju Elizabeth Alabi (with honors; Joseph F. Wall Scholarship) Zachary Simkin Butler (with honors) David William Cowden Akshay Arun Gulati Sarah Christen Henney Katherine Leigh Ingersoll (with honors) Alexander James...
Join the Rosenfield Program to celebrate Constitution Day by discussing excerpts from the new book The Law of the Land: A Grand Tour of Our Constitutional Republic by Yale Law professor Akhil Reed Amar. With Professor Sarah Purcell leading the discussion, we'll discuss chapters...
“Critical Narratives & Creative Forms: Fresh Perspectives from the Francophone World” activities run May 1–6, and include readings, lectures, a performance and opportunities to meet with those featured: Linda Brindeau, assistant professor of French, Dickinson College Pascale...
Culling the Masses: The Democratic Origins of Racist Immigration Policy in the Americas, co-authored by Associate Professor of Sociology David Cook-Martín, has won several national awards. Cook-Martín wrote the book with David FitzGerald, associate professor of sociology at the...
"Current Styles in African Illustration" highlights a diverse selection of some of the best talents in children's illustration in Africa. The Burling Gallery exhibition, on display Oct. 26 through Dec. 18, showcases current and distinctive styles coming from various regions on...
Dr. Dale L. Boger, Department of Chemistry at The Scripps Research Institute will present a free, public talk, “Discovery of a New Therapeutic Target in an Academic Setting” at noon Thursday, Nov. 12, in Joe Rosenfield '25 Center, Room 101. In this general talk, he will discuss...
At Grinnell, students are encouraged to find ways to pursue as many of their interests as they can. This can mean participating in clubs and athletics in addition to academics, but some students want to take their interests even further by declaring a double major. A double...
Originally published in The Grinnell Magazine, Winter 2015 issue.by Cindy Deppe It was all in the DATA for the fall break tour, Oct. 19-24, that connected 20 students seeking career insights with alumni who work in tech startups and at giga-giant Google, in the financial...
Jonathan Kozol, a nationally recognized expert on education and New York Times bestselling author, will deliver a lecture at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in Herrick Chapel. The lecture is free and open to the public. Kozol has devoted most of his life to the challenge of providing...
The Grinnell College Libraries upgraded our Interlibrary Loan software, making it easier for you to initiate and track Interlibrary Loan requests from your residence hall, home or office through the web. Beginning August 7, 2013, you will have the ability to track the status of...
Grinnell is a secular institution, but does that mean students have to leave their religion at the classroom door? Olivia Queathem ’17 is part of an unusual group Mentored Advanced Project (MAP) in religious studies that may help answer that question. Queathem and five other...
Sunspot scientist came close to flying on orbital mission Las Cruses BulletinLas Cruses, Nm., United StatesJuly 22, 2011 The scientist who looked up at the Sun from atop the Sacramento Mountains hoped to get an even closer look, as a payload specialist, during the STS-51F Space...
Professors Jeff Blanchard, Joe Mileti, and Jen Paulhus spent some, or all, of spring break working on research outside of the United States. Jeff Blanchard visited a collaborator in Edinburgh for a week of intensive writing for an ongoing project. The trip to Scotland paid off...
At Grinnell, finding professors who want to mentor you is easy. Working with smart, engaged students is what professors love. So when Karen Shuman and Chris French, associate professors of mathematics and statistics, decided to offer a summer research project to first- and...
Two courses of students and faculty participated in international field trips during winter break 2013.  Kathy Jacobson and Peter Jacobson, associate professors of biology, traveled with students from their Namib Desert Ecology course.  Students in Korea's Economic Development...
On Sunday, May 19, 2013, the Grinnell Computer Science Department hosted its first annual Pledge of the Computing Professional, a rite of passage ceremony that provides graduating seniors with an opportunity to reflect on their ethical and social responsibilities. Grinnell...
Grinnellians are well-known for their commitment to social justice, but not everyone knows that the College has a formal program for studying individual and global conflicts. In Grinnell’s Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) program, students combine what they learn from fields as...
“I want to do foreign policy,” says Misha Gelnarova ’18, an international student from the Czech Republic who spent part of spring break in Washington, D.C., with the Rosenfield Program’s second annual industry tour. “Seeing it through the lens of the American side is really...
The Grinnell College Peace and Conflict Studies Program is seeking undergraduate student paper submissions addressing issues of peace and conflict from the sciences, social sciences, and humanities for the Grinnell Peace Studies Student Conference February 28 - March 1, 2014....
The Grinnell College Putnam team placed 46th out of 546 teams from across the U.S. and Canada. The annual exam took place in December with 16 Grinnell students among the 4296 students who took the exam. Grinnell College had four students score at least a 20: Klevi Xhaxho: 28...
Emma Lange ’16 has been awarded a federally funded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to support her study abroad during the spring 2015 semester. Lange plans to study the impact of technology on democracy and citizenship at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad in...
On October 2, 2015, approximately 40 students on campus watched the live stream of the first annual Electronic Undergraduate Statistics Research Conference sponsored by the Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education (CAUSE). The section broadcasted was...
Linda Pereksta joined the faculty of The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh as Assistant Professor of Flute in 2009. Prior to coming here, she taught at The University of Mississippi and Tulane University. She currently holds the position of Piccolo with the Madison Symphony...
Internationally acclaimed flutist Nina Assimakopouloshas been hailed as "...a marvel!" (Münchner Merkur), and a versatile virtuoso with a "dramatic sense of pacing" who demonstrates "not just perfect technique and total breath control but supreme intelligent, elegant phrasing;...
In honor of the upcoming 450th celebration of Shakespeare’s birth in 1564, Grinnell’s Theatre and Dance Department presents Hamlet. In its time, the play was the most popular of the revenge tragedies or “tragedies of blood,” in vogue from the 1590s through 1620. Evening: 7:30 p....
Professor Christopher French cowrote an article, "Hankel Transforms of Linear Combinations of Catalan Numbers" with math majors Michael Dougherty, Benjamin Saderholm, and Wenyang Qian, all math majors in the class of 2012. The article appeared on April 20 in the Journal of...
During Grinnell’s week-long fall break, 11 students in the Opera, Politics, and Society in Modern Europe course went to San Francisco with Kelly Maynard, assistant professor of history, to get an up-close look at how politics and culture influence the development of modern opera...
Balancing Acts, the theatre department’s first production of 2014, is the culmination of a year of research, collaboration, and production. Six students completed a Mentored Advanced Project (MAP) in the summer of 2013 examining how Grinnell residents relate to work. Doug...
This fall Grinnell will stream four of the Metropolitan Opera's productions live and in high-definition as the Met celebrates its 10th anniversary of Live-in-HD movie theater transmissions. The screening will start at noon in the Harris Center Cinema. The season opens with...
Dan Kittredge, an organic farmer and executive director of the Bionutrient Food Association, advocates improving the nutritional quality of our food supply by improving the health of our soils. He will bring his message to Grinnell College on Wednesday, Nov. 18, when he presents...
Ingrid Daubechies, the James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics at Duke University, gave the Convocation on May 1, 2013.  Daubechies focuses on the mathematical aspects of time-frequency analysis, in particular wavelets, as well as applications. Her research was the breakthrough...
The Institute for the International Education of Students (IES Abroad) presents two international faculty development opportunities to teach or research abroad during the summer or fall of 2016. Teach Abroad IES Abroad invites academic deans and department chairs to nominate...
  Interpreting Test Scores To interpret an individual student's standardized achievement test scores, please refer to the following concordance table which compares scores of the two national achievement tests. SAT ACT 1440 and up 33 and up 1400 - 1430 32 1360 - 1390 31 1330 -...
ALEX MCCONNELL '12 attended a semester-long CIEE Russian Language programALANA VOGEL '12 taught English in Tolyatti.SYDNEY DEVINE '13
The purpose of the Lan-Chang Fellowship is to promote cultural understanding of China and award initiative, originality, and creative exploration.  Two Grinnell College students shall be awarded support for the expenses of traveling to and from and living in China for six to...
I didn’t come to Grinnell intending to become a teacher. I came to Grinnell to major in English, discuss James Joyce and Anna Nicole Smith (R.I.P.) with roommates until 3 a.m., and learn the ins and outs of a variety of liberalisms. I actually didn’t go to Grinnell to become...
Babel Tower teachers (l to r): Nikeisha Sewell ’12, Juli Garcia-Vicente ’10, leader Claire Moisan, Camila Barrios-Camacho ’12, Mairéad O’Grady ’10, Hiba Elnour ’12, and Heidi Chun ’10. Photographer: Grant Dissette '12 At the same time globalization makes communication across...
Grinnell College Professor of Psychology and Samuel R. and Marie-Louise Rosenthal Professor of Natural Science and Mathematics David E. Lopatto has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor...
David Lopatto, the Samuel R. and Marie-Louise Rosenthal professor of natural science and mathematics, professor of psychology, and inaugural director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment, will receive the 2016 Bruce Alberts Award for Excellence in Science...
The Ralph Luebben Award in Anthropology is awarded to the graduating senior who best exemplifies the ideal Anthropology student including meritorious scholarly work, breadth in the discipline, field experience, and an anthropological viewpoint on life. 2012 Recipients: Maya...
The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Alan Berg’s Lulu will be streamed live in high-definition at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, in Harris Center Cinema. The opera talk by Eugene Gaub, associate professor of music theory, will begin at 11 a.m. Music Director James Levine—one of...
Grinnell’s Department of Anthropology and the Office of Academic Affairs and Dean of the College are delighted to celebrate the publication of Maria Tapias’ Embodied Protests: Emotions and Women’s Health in Bolivia (University of Illinois Press). Please join us on Tuesday,...
Mark Christel, director of libraries at the College of Wooster in Ohio, will be the next Samuel R. and Marie-Louise Rosenthal Librarian of Grinnell College. He was selected through a national search and will begin his new position on Aug. 1. "Mark Christel brings an impressive...
John H. Oakley, Chancellor Professor and Forest D. Murden Jr. Professor in the Department of Classical Studies at the College of William and Mary in Virginia, delivered the eighth annual McKibben Lecture in Classical Studies on April 25, 2013. His talk, entitled "Athenian White...
Over winter break, several members of the department attended the Joint Mathematics Meeting in Baltimore, the largest annual gathering of mathematicians and statisticians in the world. Chris Hellmann ('16) and Brennan Langenbach ('16) presented a poster entitled "Symplectic...
Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company will present Mortal Tongues, Immortal Stories is a multimedia dance project that bears witness and celebrates the lives of poets and artists lost to AIDS. Based on the anthology "Persistent Voices: Poetry by Writers Lost to AIDS", this...
Six Grinnell College students in the class of 2017 have received federally funded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to support their study abroad during the 2015 fall semester or the 2016 spring semester. Winners were chosen from a group of approximately 1,600...
As part of America's Historical Newspapers, Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980 provides a collection of full text newspapers from 14 states that reflect Hispanic American history, culture, and daily life between 1808-1980. America's Historical Newspapers contains electronic...
Harley Chang, his cooperating teachers are Erika Wieh, Na Pan and Brandon Jensen, Valley West High School, Des Moines Rachael Pederson, her cooperating teacher is Leah Slick-Driscoll, Meskwaki Settlement High School, Tama Wes Phipps, his cooperating teachers are Liz Hansen and...
  The strategic planning process at the College reached an important milestone recently when a message appeared in the inbox of our idea collection site, sp[at]grinnell[dot]edu. The message stated “your mailbox is full.”  We arranged for the account to be enlarged. Nevertheless...
If you’re interested in astronomy, “Grinnell is one of the best places you can go,” says Bob Cadmus, professor of physics. Grinnell — without offering a major in astronomy — has graduated about one student per year who goes on to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy. Cadmus attributes that...
  Off-Campus Study Grinnell is affiliated with nearly 100 off-campus study programsworldwide, and we offer two of our own:  Grinnell-in-London and Grinnell-in- Washington. By the time they graduate, 55-60% of all Grinnell students have studied in a semester-or year-long program...
Old maps are rich sources of historical information, but manually cataloging the information on them is time-consuming and costly. Jerod Weinman, associate professor of computer science, and his co-researchers have plans to make them “searchable the way scanned books have become...
In my Old World Prehistory class I use bronze axes to teach about the impact of early technologies. Even prehistoric tools come from complex systems. Before you have a bronze axe, you have mines and all the tools to work them, the high temperature fire technology of smelting and...
This fall Grinnell is streaming four of the Metropolitan Opera's productions live and in high-definition as the Met celebrates its 10th anniversary of Live-in-HD movie theater transmissions. The screening of Giuseppe Verdi's Otello starts at noon, Saturday, Oct. 17, in the...
Come join in an interactive discussion of microbiology and how novel technologies have created opportunities to access and learn about our microbial neighbors and how they influence our lives. Adina Howe, Iowa State University assistant professor of agricultural and biosystems...
Watch a free public screening of Our School, followed by a panel discussion, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, in the Community Room of the Drake Community Library, 930 Park St., Grinnell, Iowa. This award-winning documentary follows the lives of three Roma (“Gypsy”) children who...
At the Grant O. Gale Observatory and in parks around town, two members of the College community are making sure that children in Grinnell keep their minds working over the summer. Arts in the Parks You can’t miss Tilly Woodward’s glitter-covered truck, which appears in parks...
Grinnell College has entered into an agreement with HBX, the online arm of Harvard Business School, to provide additional benefits for Grinnell students taking Harvard’s online business fundamentals course, the Credential of Readiness (CORe) program. The partnership expands...
*/ A keynote address by a genocide studies scholar, an invited alumni address, and presentations of student papers and faculty-led discussions will highlight Grinnell College's fourth biennial Peace and Conflict Studies Student Conference on March 11-12. All events are free and...
    Peer mentoring has been part of Grinnell classrooms for decades. Now, a $250,000 grant from Arthur Vining Davis Foundations will help the College deepen and expand its programs over the next four years. The funds, says grant writer Susan Ferrari, will go toward evaluating...
Former Grinnell students Philip Guarco ’82 and Kathryn Jackson ’83 generously established an endowment that permits the Spanish department to recognize the achievement of a Spanish major through a yearly monetary award. The department selects a junior Spanish major taking into...
  Professors Shuman, Blanchard, Chamberland, T. Moore, and E. Moore take advantage of spring recess to attend workshops, do research, and give lectures. Click on headline to open this news item and read details. Shuman Spends Spring Break at Oberwolfach Karen Shuman spent March...
A pre-orientation program is helping put new Grinnellians at ease — a week before classes begin — through tours, workshops, and social events. “It has helped lower my stress,” says Dasaan McCrimmon, a first-year student from Philadelphia, Pa. The five-day program introduces...
Fall Inductees: Elizabeth Steuber '14 Zoe Cronin '14 Mai Ha Vu '13 Seth Howard '14 Claire Tseng '14 Spring Inductees: Kenzie Doyle '15 Michelle Kim '14 Claire Lowe '14 Jeremy Bulman '15 Liesl Schnabel '15 Jade Denson '15 Daniela Jaime Garcia '15 Max Herzberg '14 Cassidy White '...
  In Kimberly McKee'€™s course Racialized Masculinities in the United States, students explore the intersections of race, class, and gender to understand the experiences of men of color living in the United States. They investigate the ways in which Latino, Black, and Asian...
Teresa Präauer The Department of German welcomes Austrian fiction writer, essayist, and visual artist, Teresa Präauer, to campus for a reading on Wednesday, October 7th at 7:30p.m. in the Burling Library Lounge. Teresa Präauer is the author of the novels Johnny und Jean (2014)...
Author Marjorie Bingham ’58 On May 25, 2011, Hans Wynberg, assistant professor of chemistry at Grinnell from 1954–56, died in his sleep at his home in Midlaren, the Netherlands. He was 88. Wynberg had spent the day being interviewed by a Canadian documentary film crew about his...
The Grinnell College Collegium Musicum will perform a 30-minute candlelit concert, featuring English and Latin chants interspersed with vocal and instrumental pieces by English Renaissance composers Thomas Tallis and William Byrd. The compline concert, based on evening prayers,...
The most popular dramatic form of the periods of Elizabeth and James I, revenge tragedy reflects an age of skepticism and lost direction. It was expressive of the intellectual ferment and spiritual upheaval brought on by: The dissolution of the medieval belief in an ordered...
 As 21st century racism unfolds and recedes under scientific scrutiny of human sameness and differences, the American studies concentration in collaboration with the art & art history and biology departments, have invited Bio-Artist Prof Paul Vanouse.     Over the last...
Kecia Ali, a renowned scholar on Islamic law, gender and religion, will deliver a Scholar's Convocation at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, in Joe Rosenfield '25 Center, Room 101. Her talk, titled "Contesting Muhammad: Contemporary Controversies in Historical Perspective," will focus...
Fordham University Professor of History Asif Siddiqi will discuss the history of the Soviet space program during the free, public Scholars' Convocation at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in Joe Rosenfield '25 Center, Room 101. Much of Siddiqi's interests are focused on the history of...
The Scholars' Convocation at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, will feature Hilary Mason ’00. Mason is founder and CEO of Fast Forward Labs, a data science and machine learning firm, and the data scientist in residence at Accel Partners . Mason's lecture, which is free and open to the...
Robert "Bob" Haveman — professor emeritus of public affairs and economics and faculty affiliate, Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin–Madison — will present the Scholars' Convocation at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, in Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 101...
Grinnell students, faculty, and alumni joined more than 30,000 colleagues from more than 80 countries at 2015 Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Annual Meeting. Faculty joined the students as they presented their Mentored Advanced Projects (MAP) research at the Faculty for...
2012 Merlot Classics Award - Stat2Labs The Sloan ConsortiumNewburyport, Ma., United StatesAugust 3, 2012 Dr. Kuiper's creative and engaging games and labs exemplify reform efforts in Statistics Education, and she is highly deserving of a MERLOT Classics Award. Editor Notes: ...
First published in 1923, Sports et divertissements is an album featuring 20 illustrations by Charles Martin, a prominent contemporary French fashion illustrator, alongside 20 short scores for piano written by famed composer Erik Satie. The project was commissioned by publishing...
Srinivas is a Professor of English and Dean of the Humanities at Duke University.  He has also served as President of the CHCI (Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes). Srinivas Aravamudan gained his PhD at Cornell University and has taught at the University of Utah,...
Asking questions is fundamental to the collecting and understanding of art, particularly contemporary art. That's why the Faulconer Gallery titled its fall opening exhibition "Start by Asking Questions: Contemporary Art from the Faulconer and Rachofsky Collections, Dallas." With...
Undergraduate research tends to evoke images of either a library or a laboratory. The Data Analysis and Social Inquiry Lab (DASIL) offers students in social studies and the humanities something different. The lab has computers with statistical analysis programs that can help...
“Student Activism and the Role of Student Newspapers, 1967-1970” is now on display in Burling Gallery on the lower level. Using newspapers and photos from the Special Collections and Archives, this exhibit looks at the alternative and underground newspapers printed by Grinnell...
Grinnellians bring their interests into the classroom, using assignments to study the things they are most interested in. But when they can’t otherwise fit a topic into their curriculum, they turn to guided reading (200-level) and independent study (300-level) coursework to...
Two groups of Grinnell College students won awards at this year’s Undergraduate Statistics Project Competition (USPROC) sponsored by the American Statistical Association and the Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education. USPROC is an annual national...
As a post-baccalaureate fellow at the Data Analysis and Social Inquiry Lab (DASIL), Adam Lauretig ’13 is making it easier for others to visualize complex datasets. Lauretig was first introduced to the Polity IV project — run by the Center for Systemic Peace — in Danielle Lussier...
This fall Grinnell is streaming four of the Metropolitan Opera's productions live and in high-definition as the Met celebrates its 10th anniversary of Live-in-HD movie theater transmissions. The opera talk for Richard Wagner’s Tannhäuser starts at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 31,...
Ana Novak ’14 loves science. She also loves dance. Through independent work and a yearlong Mentored Advanced Project (MAP), she combined her passions to both teach and learn. Dancing DNA When Novak was a second-year, Celeste Miller, associate professor of theatre and dance,...
Grinnell’s First-Year Tutorial is the one class you’ll have in common with every other first-year student. It’s a small seminar class, usually limited to 12 students, and the only course required for all majors in Grinnell’s individually advised curriculum. The First-Year...
Eric Avila, professor of history, Chicano studies, and urban planning at UCLA, will present "The Folklore of the Freeway: Connectivity, Creativity and Conflict in the Age of Highway Construction" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 11 in Joe Rosenfield '25 Center Room 101. Avila...
It is often said these days that whenever China sneezes, the world catches a cold. Indeed, some time within the next decade, China is likely to become the world’s largest economy. This paradigm shift has wide-ranging implications, in particular for a United States that dominated...
Sydney Devine-Rausch ’13 and Sharon Tan ’14 received the 2012-13 John Mohan Russian Studies Award .  Devine-Rausch will be studying at Kuban State University in Krasnodar, Russia, and Tan will travel to St. Petersburg to study Russian on an SRAS program. The John Mohan Russian...
Ivanka Hahnenberger, managing director of Ireland-based VIP-Licensing, will visit Grinnell College to give a reading on Wednesday, May 4. The reading, which is free and open to the public, is titled "Options and Selections: The Trials of a Translator." It will begin at 7:30 p.m...
“Twenty years ago, Grinnell College did something that no one else would do. They vouched for a young man who had lost everything and needed a second chance,” says Jeetander Dulani ’98. “Before applying to Grinnell, I had been homeless, and while I was able to get off the street...
The Rig Veda, the oldest Sanskrit text, remains one of its most challenging and enigmatic. Consisting of over a thousand intricate praise hymns dedicated to a variety of divinities, it showcases the work of its many poets, who proudly display their skill and verbal trickery in...
The First-Year Tutorial is the only requirement for all majors and a big part of the individually advised curriculum at Grinnell. Why is the tutorial so important? And what can students expect to get out of it? Below, Jermaine Stewart-Webb ’16 and Tyler Roberts, professor of...
Alumni Scholar Amanda (Andy) Cook ’03 returns to Grinnell to present "Uninsured?  Fewer Services, Less Readmission, More Death.  A Study of Maryland's Hospitals" at noon Tuesday, Nov. 10, in ARH 120.  Cook's visit is sponsored by the Department of Economics.  Cook is currently a...
Tom Moore presented the CAUSE Webinar (internet-based seminar) on "Using baboon 'mothering' behavior to teach Permutation tests," on September 14, 2010. CAUSE is the Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education. Archived webinars can be found at www....
  Grinnellians are helping Grinnellians get enough sleep.   This summer four computer science majors worked on project designed specifically for Grinnellians that will help students track their sleep and encourage good sleep habits. Janet Davis, associate professor of computer...
Two Grinnell College students will have an opportunity to pursue longstanding interests while studying abroad, thanks to scholarships from the Gilman Foundation. Jordan Meyers '15  Meyers, a third year from McMinnville, Ore., is spending summer and fall at Beijing Foreign...
Jeffrey Kinsella-Shaw will present “Visual Contrast Sensitivity as a Biomarker of Neuro-Developmental Age and Connectivity,” 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, in Robert N. Noyce '49 Science Center, Room 2022. In this free public event, he will discuss his dynamical-systems theoretic...
New Faces Micki Behounek:  Access Services Manager. Micki has a B.A. in Business Education from Buena Vista University and an M.A. from the University of Iowa in Library and Information Science. Micki has fifteen years of library experience as a High School/Middle School Teacher...
In fall 2014, students enrolling in the newly redesigned course Computer Science 322: Team Software Development for Community Organizations will help test a new approach to alumni participation in the curriculum. Janet Davis, associate professor of computer science, has...
It is difficult to know what Iowa agriculture will look like in the future, but almost certainly it will not look like today’s agriculture. It cannot. There are too many things about current farming and food production methods that increasing numbers of people are questioning...
At this Friday's session of Women in Computing / CS Table, we'll discuss efforts to recruit and hire technical women. We will consider a variety of resources related to this issue. First, two popular press articles on Etsy's efforts to build its staff of women technologists: “...
Antonya Nelson, the upcoming author in Writers@Grinnell will be on campus for two events on Thursday, October 29: Reading at 8 p.m. in Rosenfield Center, Room 101 Roundtable at 4:15 p.m. in Rosenfield Center, Room 209 Antonya Nelson is the author of nine books of fiction (three...
Celebrated poet Edward Hirsch ’72 will join Professor of English Ralph Savarese in a conversation about poetry and parenting at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in the Faulconer Gallery.  “‘If the Music is Too Loud You’re Too Old:’ A Conversation with Edward Hirsch ’72 about Poetry,...
Jami Attenberg, the next author in Writers@Grinnell will be on campus for two events on Tuesday, Sept. 22: Reading at 8 p.m. in Rosenfield Center, Room 101 Roundtable at 4:15 p.m. in Rosenfield Center, Room 209 Attenberg has written about sex, technology, design, books,...
Kiese Laymon, the second author in this year’s Writers @Grinnell series, will present two events on Thursday, Sept. 17: Roundtable at 4:15 p.m. in Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 209 Reading at 8 p.m. in Rosenfield Center, Room 101 Laymon is an African-American southern writer,...
Pulitzer-Prize winning novelist Richard Russo, the upcoming author in Writers@Grinnell, will be on campus for two events on Thursday, November 12: Reading at 8 p.m. in Rosenfield Center, Room 101 Roundtable at 4:15 p.m. in Rosenfield Center, Room 209 Russo received the Pulitzer...
A guerilla art project knits together a group of students, townspeople, and local alumni “I was working on my calculus homework in the math lab, and one of the tutors got sidetracked and started to tell me about an article that she had read about ‘yarn bombing’  — people...

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Grinnell College has received a $1 million science education “capstone award” from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), one of the nation’s largest private funders of biomedical research and education. The four-year HHMI grant recognizes Grinnell for “sustained excellence...
Grinnell College Professor of Psychology and Samuel R. and Marie-Louise Rosenthal Professor of Natural Science and Mathematics David E. Lopatto has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor...
Grinnell, Iowa -- Houston Dougharty, vice president for student affairs at Grinnell College, was honored earlier this month at the regional meeting of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. The organization recognized Dougharty for Outstanding Performance...
Writers@Grinnell will open its fall semester program with a reading by novelist and faculty member Dean Bakopoulos on Thurs., Sept. 8 at 8 p.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell College campus. Bakopoulos’ latest novel, “My American Unhappiness,” was...

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Located in the lower level of Burling Library, the Burling Gallery presents exhibitions comprising works from the College's extensive collections of works on paper throughout the year. Summer hours begin May 19: Monday - Friday 8-5
The Faulconer Gallery in Bucksbaum presents exhibitions year-round, ranging from the annual Student Art Salon to traveling exhibitions from world-renowned artists. Students work with the gallery’s professional staff  as interns, gallery attendants, and arts outreach providers...
Located in the lower level of the John Chrystal Center, the JCC Gallery presents several visual art exhibitions throughout the year. 
*/ The Roberts Theatre semi-thrust stage, seating 450, was renovated and restored under the design of Cesar Pelli and Associates (New Haven, CT). The project was completed in 2000. For more information about the Roberts Theatre please call the Technical Director at 641-269-3130...
Sebring-Lewis Hall, opened in 1999, seats 338 people in a 4,050 square-foot space. It is the home of most music department performances and numerous guest artist events. One of the first ensembles to perform in the hall, the American String Quartet, described it as "one of the...
This brand-new gallery features student art year-round. Located in the Rosenfield Center, next to the dining hall, the gallery gets a lot of foot traffic. Any artist can submit a proposal for the space and use it to exhibit his or her work for several weeks.   Reserve venue  
The Wall Performance Lab black box theatre was revamped as part of the Bucksbaum renovation and has since been used more for experimental and student work. Performances can usually seat up to 72 people.

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Located on the second floor of the Alumni Recitation Hall, you can use the audio-visual center’s many multimedia tools, including equipment and materials for media conversion and production. Need to watch a film for a class? Visit one of the viewing stations, or stop by the...
Presenting exhibitions of regional, national, and international art year-round, Faulconer Gallery is the nucleus of Grinnell’s Bucksbaum Center for the Arts. Temporary exhibitions and a permanent collection of more than 6,000 objects offer diverse classroom and research learning...
Location: Room 2012, Robert N. Noyce '49 Science Center Director: Sue Norris The Math Lab’s director and student tutors work to help you develop your abilities in calculus and statistics courses. You may visit whenever you have coursework questions. Our goal is to help you...
Student majors within the program elect a Student Educational Policy Committee (SEPC) every year that assists in the faculty hiring and review process and in planning extracurricular activities, such as visiting lecturers and student colloquia. 2014-15 Members Bethany Clarke ’15...
Meet your BC SEPC The Biological Chemistry Student Educational Policy Committee members are: Chris Kaiser-Nyman '13 Paula Nesbeth '13 Xingjie "Stephen" Zhang '13
The Teacher Advisory Committee of local educators meets biannually and reports to the state of Iowa. It enhances the Grinnell College Education Program's communication and cooperation with area schools to provide an excellent pre-service teaching education for Grinnell students...
The Teacher Education Committee recommends to the Executive Council, consults with the departments concerned, and assists the chair of the department of education  regarding the policies, programs, and standards of admission for programs that lead to public school teaching...
  The Science Teaching and Learning Group (STaLG) is an open discussion group that has been meeting regularly for a number of years. Our goal is to provide a place where science faculty from all disciplines, as well as others involved science education at Grinnell, can come...

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  (1921-2009) Ralph A. Luebben spent most of his academic career at Grinnell College, where he was the College's first full-time anthropologist and the first chair of the independent Department of Anthropology. Starting in 1957, Luebben enthralled students for nearly four...
The answers to these questions will be used to frame the discussion at the September 19, 2011 faculty meeting.