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Preserving and presenting in Umm el-Jimal
History professor Bert de Vries is preserving an ancient house in Umm el-Jimal, Jordan through a grant from the U.S. State Department.
August 05, 2011 | Myrna Anderson
Prof receives $200K grant
Calvin professor of philosophy Kelly Clark recently received nearly $200,000 to fund a project on religious liberty and tolerance. The project, supported by the John Templeton Foundation, will fund the following: a book on religious liberty and tolerance—including translations of the book into Indonesian, Turkish, Hebrew and Arabic—a conference at Georgetown University during the tenth anniversary of 9/11, and planning for conventions on liberty and tolerance in Indonesia, Turkey and Israel. Clark will work on the project with staff from the Nagel Institute for the Study of World Christianity.
April 07, 2011 | Matt Kucinski
Prof researches urban cycling in Denmark, Netherlands
Calvin philosophy professor Lee Hardy hopes that his research on urban cycling in Copenhagen and Amsterdam leads to practical solutions to transportation infrastructure in Grand Rapids.
August 24, 2012 | Lynn Rosendale
Professor emeritus Edward Ericson, Jr. reflects on Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
In 1983, Solzhenitsyn collaborated with Ericson on an abridgment of “The Gulag Archipelago,” a partnership that allowed the Calvin professor to stay with the author at his Vermont home. Ericson is currently editing a collection of Solzhenitsyn essays, which will soon be translated into Russian.
August 05, 2008 | Myrna Anderson
Puzzling and Koninginnedag-ing for Dutch heritage
For Dutch Heritage Month many activities and events have taken place from finishing a 9,000 piece puzzle to the celebration of the Koninginnedag or “queen’s day.”
April 03, 2009 | Myrna Anderson
Q&A on Egypt
Two Calvin staffers raised in Egypt reflect on the current political situation in that country.
February 15, 2011 | Myrna Anderson
Q&A with Amy Patterson: researching in Africa
Amy Patterson talks about researching HIV support groups in Zambia as a Fulbright Scholar.
September 08, 2011 | Phil de Haan
Q&A: A Christian approach to teaching languages
Calvin professors of German, French and Chinese discuss how foreign language pedagogy has changed and how to teach a language Christian-ly.
June 14, 2012 | Myrna Anderson
Q&A: Japanese tsunami
Calvin professors talk about earthquakes, tsunamis, nuclear power, radiation and the resiliency of the Japanese people.
March 15, 2011 | Myrna Anderson
Two professors—one of computer science and one of political science—discuss Wikileaks.
December 13, 2010 | Myrna Anderson
Quest for the Golden Towel
For some students, jumping in the Sem Pond for four consecutive years is a goal. For three students, it was a mission.
February 14, 2012 | Matt Kucinski , Myrna Anderson
Raising awareness of North Korea's refugees
Students from the organization Liberty in North Korea plan a multi-part event to spotlight the situation in North Korea.
April 10, 2012 | Phil de Haan
At the core of Calvin's annual multicultural variety show is one of the largest contingents of international students in West Michigan.
February 03, 2004 | Phil de Haan
Rangeela 2013: Study Abroad
This year's Rangeela directors reflect on mastering footwork, dancing with fans and leading the show.
February 14, 2013 | Myrna Anderson
Rangeela celebrates 20 years of storytelling
Since 1995, Rangeela has been an annual event for the Calvin community to share in the expression of various cultures and celebrate the diversity on campus.
February 20, 2015 | Lori Dykstra
Rangeela explores cultures behind performances
The annual international student variety show showcased music, dance, drama and poetry from countries around the globe.
March 05, 2014 | Grace Ruiter
Rangeela: a life
In her first year at Calvin, Anne Zaki wanted to leave. Then she pioneered Rangeela.
February 24, 2011 | Myrna Anderson
Reclaiming Dutch films
Calvin GEO professor Henk Aay spent his sabbatical studying and restoring promotional films about the Netherlands.
October 27, 2011 | Phil de Haan
Calvin faculty, staff and students remember where they were and what they did on September 11, 2001.
September 09, 2011 | Myrna Anderson
Remembering Henrietta Ten Harmsel
A gifted teacher and scholar, Henrietta Ten Harmsel made room for poetry and won honors for her Dutch translations.
March 16, 2012 | Matt Kucinski and Myrna Anderson