GRINNELL, IA— If creepy crawlies give you the heebie jeebies, then this workshop may be for you. The Grinnell College Conard Environmental Research Area (CERA) is hosting a two-day citizen science workshop June 18-19 for those interested in learning more about the amazing diversity of insects.
GRINNELL, IA—Five Iowa high school students will soon benefit from the generous Howard R. Bowen Scholarship program at Grinnell College. Bowen Scholars are selected on the basis of a written scholarship examination and an on-campus interview and are awarded a $25,000 scholarship each year ($100,000 total during four years at Grinnell).
The Bowen Scholars entering Grinnell College this fall include:
GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College Commencement speaker and Earth Institute director Jeffrey Sachs charged the college’s 380 graduates with being the “generation that can end poverty on this planet . . . with the ideals of social purpose, community, skill and scientific knowledge you have learned here.”
GRINNELL, IA—Director of The Earth Institute Jeffrey Sachs will be available for media interviews Mon., May 24, from 8:30-9 a.m., prior to Grinnell College commencement exercises. Media who wish to interview Sachs should contact Cindy Deppe, media relations, deppec[at]grinnell[dot]edu,641-269-4834 for details.
Sachs will address the Grinnell Class of 2010 during outdoor commencement ceremonies, which begin at 10 a.m. on Central Campus. If inclement weather, the ceremonies will be held in Darby Gymnasium on 10th Ave.
GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College students will soon benefit from combined health and counseling services, led by newly appointed director and lead psychologist Stephanie Brown of the University of Texas, Arlington.
GRINNELL, IA—Research by Grinnell College Associate Professor of Chemistry Mark Levandoski and biological chemistry students may hold the key—a molecular “key”—to a protein “lock” leading to potential discoveries behind cellular “doors.”
A three-year $373,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will support the ongoing Grinnell research that studies a family of proteins in the brain which respond to nicotine and may also be involved in neurological disorders such as epilepsy and Alzheimer’s.
GRINNELL, IA—Journalist and professor David D. Perlmutter will give a talk on “How and Why Online Social Media Changed Everything: The Lessons of Political Blogs” on Mon., April 26 at 4:15 p.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell College campus.
GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College alumnus and trustee Ronald B.H. Sandler will address “Broken Bones in a Broken Country: An Orthopedic Surgeon Helps Victims of the Haitian Earthquake” at 4:15 p.m. on Thurs., Apr. 29 in Room 102 of the Alumni Recitation Hall on the Grinnell College campus.
GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College professor Gerald V. Lalonde will deliver the fifth annual McKibben Lecture on “Thucydides on Human Nature and Violence: Realist or Pessimist?” Thurs., Apr. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell College campus.
GRINNELL, IA—The Grinnell Singers, a 50-voice choral ensemble from Grinnell College, will perform Rachmaninov’s “Vespers” at St. Cecilia’s Cathedral in Omaha, on Sun., May 2, at 8 p.m.
The Grinnell Singers, known for their innovative and adventurous choral programming, are directed by Grinnell Professor of Music John Rommereim. The ensemble, which has premiered more than 20 choral works in the past five years, performed in Portland and Seattle area churches in March as part of a spring break tour.