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Scholars' Convocation speaker to discuss dichotomy of Iran

 

GRINNELL, IA—Anthropologist William Beeman will offer perspectives on “Iran is Not What You Think It Is” in a Scholars’ Convocation at Grinnell College on Thurs., Sept. 16 at 11 a.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center.

Beeman is the author of several books on international communication dynamics, including “Language, Status and Power in Iran,” “Culture, Performance and Communication in Iran,” and “The ‘Great Satan’ vs. the ‘Mad Mullahs:’ How the United States and Iran Demonize Each Other.”

Alumni awarded service project grants in home communities

GRINNELL, IA— Two Grinnell College alumni have been awarded Lori Ann Schwab Alumni Grants for service projects in their home communities.

The Schwab alumni grants are named for the late Lori Ann Schwab who died while an arts student at Grinnell in 1994. The $1,500 grants support projects at non-profit service organizations and public schools where Grinnell alumni participate.

The 2010 Schwab Alumni Grant winners are:

Alumni receive Joseph F. Wall '41 Service Awards

GRINNELL, IA— Two Grinnell College alumni have been awarded Joseph F. Wall Alumni Service Awards of $25,000 each for service projects in their selected non-profit organizations.

The Wall Alumni Service Awards are named for the late Joseph F. Wall, a Grinnell College alumnus and long-time professor of history who inspired an ideal of social responsibility in his Grinnell students. The awards provide financial support for Grinnell graduates to engage in service projects, programs, and organizations that are dedicated to improving the lives of others.

Rosenfield symposium to examine international, domestic poverty issues

 

GRINNELL, IA – Grinnell College’s Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations, and Human Rights and the Center for International Studies will co-sponsor a symposium on domestic and international poverty, April 13-15, on the Grinnell College campus.

“The poverty symposium is the culmination of a year of program focus on human rights and social justice,” said Sarah Purcell, symposium organizer and director of the Rosenfield Program. “We will look at effective mechanisms to fight poverty—from policy to volunteerism—both domestically and internationally.

Director of Earth Institute to address Class of 2010

GRINNELL, IA—Jeffrey Sachs, director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University, will address the Class of 2010 at Grinnell College’s 164th Exercises of Commencement, on Mon., May 24, at 10 a.m. on Central Campus.* The Earth Institute supports scientific research, education, and the application of research to advance nine interconnected global issues: climate and society, water, energy, poverty, ecosystems, public health, food and nutrition, hazards, and urbanization. As director of The Earth Institute, Sachs leads large-scale efforts to mitigate human-induced climate change.

Alumni scientists earn prestigious NSF research fellowships

Grinnell College is responding to the nation’s call to fill the scientist pipeline. This year eight Grinnell graduates have been awarded highly competitive research fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The prestigious fellowships carry a $30,000 stipend and $10,500 cost of education allowance for up to three years of study at some of the world's most highly regarded research institutions.

The Grinnell graduates named NSF Fellows for 2010:

Scott Cook, professor of Chinese

Tue, 2012-05-08 14:04 | By Anonymous (not verified)

 

Scott Cook

Professor of Chinese

Cowles-Kruidenier Chair of Chinese Studies

This chair is newly created, using funds from a 1988 grant from the Gardner and Florence Call Cowles Foundation to endow the Chinese Studies program at Grinnell College. Professor Cook is the first holder of the chair.

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