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Recital Hall and Rehearsal Rooms Sebring-Lewis Hall in the Bucksbaum Center has elevated Grinnell's musical performance tradition by providing an intimate, accessible, and acoustically responsive space. Well suited for student and faculty recitals and concerts, the recital hall...
Carnegie Hall, 1210 Park Street, is located north of Herrick Chapel. Dedicated June 13, 1905, the building is in modified Classical form with a low hipped roof, impressive cornice with dentils, red-brick walls, and quoins outlining window areas. The middle section of the facade...
Today the building provides attractive office space for faculty in the English, history, and gender, women's, and sexuality studies departments, smaller classrooms ideal for discussion, and a lounge.  
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...

External News

Jacques Derrida and Deconstruction Link
Compiled by David Chalmers, Department of Philosophy, University of California, Santa Cruz. Extensive bibliography: over 2000 entries. Well organized and annotated.
By David Chalmers. "This is a bibliography of recent work in the philosophy of mind, philosophy of cognitive science, philosophy of artificial intelligence, and on consciousness in the sciences. It consists of 4934 entries, and is divided into six parts (Consciousness and Qualia...
While far from complete, this remains the best web bibliography of primary and secondary source material on Foucault.
  Link:  Hegel Society of America The inclusion of the following Internet links on the Hegel Society's web page does not indicate endorsement by the Hegel Society of the content or views contained on the web pages connected by these links. If you would like your Hegel-...
  Link:  History of Science/Science Studies Reference Sources Created by Doug Stewart. A good place to look for resources relating to science studies; the emphasis is on history of science, but there are links to resources for philosophy of science.  
  Link:  John Dewey The Center for Dewey Studies is the home of ongoing publishing projects and research materials that focus on the life and work of the American philosopher and educator John Dewey. On this site you will find information pertaining to the Center, its...
"This site aims to be complete. Here you will find links to both print and electronic journals."
Well-managed site for Italian resources on the web (some in English).
  Link:  Twelve Black Classicists  
  Link:  U.S. Graduate Programs in Classics  
  Link:  Voice of the Shuttle Web Page for Humanities Research Maintained by Alan Liu.A good place to start looking for resources in philosophy and the humanities more generally.  
  Link:  Web Deleuze One of the best academic websites around, and a model of the web's potential in terms of making materials available to a broad audience. The managers seek to place on line by October 1999 approximately 80 of Gilles Deleuze's lectures presented at the...
A good set of links to resources, organized by philosophical subject area Particularly helpful for resources in Anglo-American philosophy.
A good set of links to resources, organized by philosophical subject area Particularly helpful for resources in Anglo-American philosophy.

News Item

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974(FERPA) as amended, also known as the "Buckley Amendment", provides that schools must follow certain procedures with regard to students' records. In sum, FERPA establishes three rights for students: the right to inspect and...
Issue: Spring 2011 Author: Amar Sarkar '12 If you come to Grinnell, there are some classes that current students recommend strongly. If you join our ranks, you’ll write your own top 10 classes list. Here, in no particular order, are mine: Calculus i and ii. Calculus relates to...
When advisees graduate, advisers may choose to keep their files for a period of time to assist with reference requests. The adviser may then choose to shred the files or to return them to the Academic Advising Office for shredding. Permanent academic records for each student are...
  View this article as PDF: Garwood, Papachristoudis, Peralta, and Rowlison ABSTRACT Internal calcium stores have been shown to have an effect on synaptic transmission. Our objective in this experiment was to see how the depletion or inhibition of internal calcium stores would...
  ABSTRACT Ca2+/calmodulin (CaM) is a protein that can bind to and activate a variety of target proteins within the pre- and postsynaptic cells of the neuromuscular junction (NMJ). An important presynaptic CaM target is CaM-kinase II (CaMKII). Upon activation, CaMKII has been...
  ABSTRACT Synaptic plasticity is a fundamental property of the vertebrate central nervous system and is thought to be involved in learning and memory processes. In the presynaptic terminal, mitochondria regulate synaptic plasticity by influencing neurotransmitter release. To...
  ABSTRACT Nitric oxide (NO) plays a critical role in the CNS in higher animals and at the lizard neuromuscular junction (NMJ), modulating synaptic transmission. However, whether this role is conserved at the crayfish NMJ remains unclear. In this study, we attempted to determine...
  ABSTRACT N-acetylaspartylglutamate (NAAG) is the most abundant peptide neurotransmitter in the mammalian central nervous system. It is composed of aspartate and glutamate, two fundamental amino acids, and modulates synaptic transmission via the activation of group II...
Welcome to the History Department's new Blog page! As part of our attempt to keep the Grinnell Community informed about History-related developments, events, and achievements, the Department Web Site will now feature a Blog, to be updated at least monthly. Stay tuned for future...
Pre-Health: Courses | Department Students interested in preparing for medical school or another health profession may select any major offered at Grinnell College while completing the required pre-health courses. Grinnell College does not offer a specific pre-health or pre-med...
  ABSTRACT The neurotransmitter octopamine raises the amplitude of excitatory post-synaptic potentials (EPSP) in crayfish (Procambarus clarkii). Previous studies have ruled out a connection between octopamine’s effects and cAMP or cGMP systems, suggesting another secondary...
  View this article as PDF: Macfarlane, Most, and Zucker ABSTRACT Endocannabinoids are retrograde transmitters, which inhibit the release of neurotransmitters. We hypothesized that endocannabinoids would operate similarly in crayfish neuromuscular junctions as they do at other...
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....
Shonda Kuiper presented a web-based talk focusing on her new textbook, Practicing Statistics. More about her book, which is still in progress, can be found at http://www.pearsonhighered.com/kuiper1einfo/.

Venue

Features Wheelchair Accessible Chalkboard (2) Computer - Mac/Windows Av: Data Projection Document Camera DVD/CD Player (International) Laptop Ready Wireless Handheld and Laper Microphones Network/Internet Access Projection Screen (2) Projector - 35mm Slide Sound System Interface...
Features Wheelchair Accessible Chalkboard (2) Computer - Mac/Windows Data Projection Document Camera DVD/CD Player (Usa Only) Laptop Ready Network/Internet Access Projection Screen Transparency Overhead Proj VCR (USA Only) Clock (2) Electrical Outlets (Per Plug) (16) Carpet...
Features Wheelchair Accessible Wheelchair Accessible Bathroom (Same Level) Audio - Cassette Player Chalkboard Computer - Mac/Windows Data Projection DVD/CD Player (International) Laser Disc Player Microphone - Wireless Handheld and Lapel Network/Internet Access Projection Screen...
Features Wheelchair Accessible Wheelchair Accessible Bathroom (Same Level) Chalkboard Computer - Mac/Windows Data Projection DVD/CD Player (International) Network/Internet Access Projection Screen Sound System Interface Transparency Overhead Proj VCR (International) Clock...
This open area just inside the north entrance (south of central campus) offers an ideal location for receptions, acapella concerts, and gatherings.
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...
This theatre was built in recognition of Hallie Flanagan Davis's (class of 1911) work. Ms. Flanagan was national director of the Federal Theatre project, among many other wonderful commitments to the theatre world. With a catwalk and tension grid combined with flexible seating...
Prints, drawings, and photographs in the Grinnell College extensive art-on-paper collection may be viewed and studied in the Print and Drawing Study Room which is under the auspices of the Faulconer Gallery The facility houses over 3000 works on paper, including: John L. and...
This open area in the southwest corner of the Robert N. Noyce '49 Science Center, otherwise known as the elbow, frequently serves as the location for poster sessions.
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...
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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