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Calvin-Wire: August 15, 2011

Student research, activities

brain research

Biochemistry major Jonathan Wong, psychology professor Paul Moes and physics and astronomy professor Loren Haarsma are performing electrophysiology experiments which study tissue slices from a mouse brain. They are studying how nerve cells in an abnormal brain communicate and the nature of that communication. See a video of their summer research.

Three Calvin grads are biking around Lake Michigan to raise money for World Bicycle Relief.

Faculty grant

Bert DeVries

History professor Bert de Vries is preserving an ancient house in Umm el-Jimal, Jordan through a grant from the U.S. State Department. The founder of Calvin’s archaeology minor, he has been investigating Umm el-Jimal—an early Roman-era village and later a Byzantine and early-Islamic town—for more than 40 years.

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Events for alumni and friends

Here are several alumni and friends events coming up. Join us!

The Anchorage Dessert Social was a success!  See the group that gathered in Alaska this summer.

Thanks for keeping up with Calvin via Calvin-Wire this summer!


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