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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...

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"The goal of this list is to be useful not comprehensive. Several fairly comprehensive sites exist with certain strengths and weaknesses; you can find pointers to them here. The number of philosophy-related sites can be overwhelming, and some are far more useful, helpful, and...
Jacques Derrida and Deconstruction Link
Jacques Derrida and Deconstruction Link
(CARP) - page maintained by Lester Embree at Florida Atlantic University, contains much valuable information for those interested in phenomenology.
Excellent set of links to Chinese philosophical texts, bibliographies, listservs and various Internet resources related to Chinese philosophy/philosophers.
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...
Compiled by David Chalmers, Department of Philosophy, University of California, Santa Cruz. Extensive bibliography: over 2000 entries. Well organized and annotated.
  Managed and arranged by Charles Stivale, this is the most up to date list of D+G resources available, including translations of many texts not available in print in English. Summary of "Gilles Deleuze's ABC Primer" (L'Abécédaire de Gilles Deleuze, 1988/1995): Charles Stivale's...
"This project is to produce an online dictionary of the terms used by, or derived from, the work of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari." A somewhat disorganized site, with many dead links. Dictionary entries are of inconsistent quality; some very good, some quite poor. Use with...
Managed by Tom Stone; includes thousands of sorted links to philosophy resources on the internet and has several additional features. The main sections of EpistemeLinks include: Philosophers; Topics; E-Texts; Images; Classroom; Journals; Discussion Lists; Professors and Graduate...
Hosted by the Center for Digital Discourse and Culture at Virginia Tech University. Managed by Kristin Switala. "The Feminist Theory Website provides research materials and information for students, activists, and scholars interested in women's conditions and struggles around...
While far from complete, this remains the best web bibliography of primary and secondary source material on Foucault.
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...
Link: NOEMA The Collaborative Bibliography of Women in Philosophy. An excellent bibliographical database, searchable by author, keywords and other terms. Describes itself thusly: "This bibliography is a project in collaborative scholarship with a database now containing over...
"This site aims to be complete. Here you will find links to both print and electronic journals."
"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).
Well-managed site for Italian resources on the web (some in English).
Maintained by Douglas Thomas. "This page is designed to help facilitate the study of the works of Friedrich Nietzsche. Its primary purpose is to provide scholars an on-line reference for contemporary scholarship about Nietzsche."
  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.
A good set of links to resources, organized by philosophical subject area Particularly helpful for resources in Anglo-American philosophy.

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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 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...
  View this article as PDF: Goldsmith, Granera, and Wolfe ABSTRACT Argireline is an anti-wrinkle agent that is proposed to work in the presynaptic cell of the neuromuscular junction by mimicking the structure of a presynaptic protein and preventing the interaction between SNARE...
  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 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 Endocannabinoids are involved in retrograde messaging in neurons. Recent studies have found evidence of endocannabinoids and CB1 receptors at the neuromuscular junction of vertebrates as well as in some invertebrates. We attempted to explain how endocannabinoids...
  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 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...
This year, members of the Mathematics and Statistics department have received two National Science Foundation grants and two competitive leave awards from the college. Professor Kuiper received a second consecutive NSF grant for developing undergraduate statistics programs....
  ABSTRACT Fluoxetine (Prozac) is a frequently prescribed antidepressant, identified as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. Prozac’s function as an SSRI leads to the popular belief that its antidepressant mechanism is related simply to an increased serotonin level in the...
  ABSTRACT The aim of this experiment was to explore the effects of the neuropeptide FMRFamide (FMRFa) on the crayfish neuromuscular junction (CNJ). In previous experiments, DF2, a FMRFa-like peptide, has been shown to increase neurotransmitter (NT) release at the CNJ. We...
  ABSTRACT Fluorescent dyes and confocal fluorescence microscopy were used to localize nerve terminals and adjacent cells in crayfish abdominal muscles. Nerve terminals were stained with 4-di-2-aspm (4-diethylaminostryly-N-methylpyridinium iodide) and nuclei of adjacent cells...
The Mathematics and Statistics Department had a very active summer research program under the College's Mentored Advanced Projects. Six faculty offered seven projects which involved fourteen students. Professor Marc Chamberland worked with three MAP students during the summer of...
The scholarly activity of the mathematics and statistics faculty was showcased at numerous conferences over the summer. Kuiper Speaks on Teaching Undergraduate Statistics May 2011: At the United States Conference on Teaching Statistics (USCOTS) in Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina...
  During the summer, Jenny Weber ’07 and I worked with Professor Karla Erickson on a project initially called "Laboring at the End of Life." At first, we had proposed a joint paper on formal and informal caregivers to those who are dying. In the midst of our separate literature...
  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...
  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...
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...
  View this article as PDF: Morley, Shriver, and Zhang ABSTRACT This experiment looked at the role of nitric oxide in the mechanism by which the peptide DF2 increases neurotransmitter release at the crayfish neuromuscular junction. We hypothesized that if DF2 increases...
  ABSTRACT We studied the neurohormone octopamine, attempting to determine if the cGMP pathway is involved in the modulation of synaptic transmission by octopamine in Procambarus clarkii muscle cells. We applied a soluble guanylyl cyclase inhibitor (ODQ) along with octopamine in...
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...
The Grinnell College Putnam team placed in the top 10% of all participating institutions for the second consecutive year. As reported by the Putnam committee: "A total of 4440 students from 572 colleges and universities in Canada and the United States participated in the...
  When the 17-year-old Turkish girl came to Grinnell in the mid-‘90s, she could not have imagined that she would return to teach as a Center for International Studies (CIS) fellow among faculty members she so admired. “It’s a great privilege,” said Funda Soysal ’96, of her...
  ABSTRACT The classical mode of neurotransmitter release, full collapse fusion (FCF), occurs when a vesicle is completely incorporated into the presynaptic membrane. Growing evidence supports a novel additional mode of neurotransmitter release known as “kiss-and-run” (K&R)...
ABSTRACT Endocannabinoids are a widely studied family of molecules that act as neurotransmitters and influence synaptic plasticity. Endocannabinoids have been extensively studied in the frog and lizard neuromuscular junction. However, this study assessed the effects of...
  ABSTRACT Ca2+ is a key second messenger in many organisms; this include being essential for neurotransmitter release. Control of extracellular Ca2+ ([Ca2+]o) is critical in the human body; imbalances are associated with a large variety of neurological disorders. The Calcium...
  View this article as PDF: Furstenau, Hazeltine, and Miller - PNv10 PDF   ABSTRACT SNARE proteins play an essential role in neurotransmission. Impaired SNARE function inhibits neurotransmission by blocking exocytic membrane fusion. Using intracellular microelectrodes, we...
  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...
  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...
  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/.

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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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The Student Development Assessment Group (SDAG) is comprised of Division of Student Affairs (DSA) staff and students who meet regularly to focus and coordinate assessment efforts for each of their respective departments/programs. As partners in the educational enterprise, the...
Meet your BC SEPC The Biological Chemistry Student Educational Policy Committee members are: Chris Kaiser-Nyman '13 Paula Nesbeth '13 Xingjie "Stephen" Zhang '13
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. 2012-13 Members Lilianna Bagnoli '...
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...

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