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Levandoski includes students in work

Thu, 2010-04-29 09:19 | By Anonymous (not verified)

 Peggy Elliott

Grinnell College Associate Professor Mark Levandoski plans to add to basic scientific knowledge with the three-year $373,000 grant his research was awarded last week by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. His past research, furthered by work under the new grant, Levandoski says, may possibly point to new approaches for addressing some of humankind's most intractable diseases, including Alzheimer's, epilepsy, Parkinson's and schizophrenia.

A Conversation with Neal Klausner

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 for friendship. Many people in Grinnell have his intellectual curiosity, read as widely as he does, and more than a few share his intentional refusal to rest content with any answer.

Pioneers expect successful campaign in 2010

Sat, 2010-03-20 00:00 | By Anonymous (not verified)

The Grinnell College softball team narrowly missed making the Midwest Conference Tournament last season. But with a combination of experience and youth, the Pioneers are hoping to get over that hump in 2010.

“Making the Midwest Conference Tournament is definitely a realistic goal,” said interim head coach Craig Arendt (pictured). “Our goal would be to host it (the MWC South champ hosts in 2010). The conference will be very competitive. I think we’ll be better than last year.”

A Grinnellian’s Work in Haiti

Katie Mears ’03 works for Episcopal Relief and Development as program manager for U.S. disaster preparedness and response. She was recently in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, handling logistics for transfer of relief supplies into Haiti following the Jan. 12 earthquake there. The organization’s network of Haitian staff is running 23 camps, serving more than 25,000 people.

A Baseball Family

Steve Johnston ’92, general counsel for the Oakland A’s, says heading to Phoenix, Ariz., to watch spring training is one of his favorite job duties. He sent this photo slideshow of a day at the ballpark with the A’s, along with some family snapshots. Photos used courtesty of Johnston.

This article appeared as a web extra for The Grinnell Magazine, Summer 2010.

Grinnell College Welcomes a New President

On Aug. 1, 2010, Raynard S. Kington, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., will become the 13th president of Grinnell College. When Kington was introduced to a packed Herrick Chapel on Feb. 17, the response was remarkable in its passion and its volume. Photos by Jim Heemstra.

This article appeared as a web extra for The Grinnell Magazine, Summer 2010.