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Ayaan Hirsi Ali talking at the January SeriesJanuary Series: Refusing to be silencedJanuary 26, 2009

Former Somalian and now Dutch citizen Ayaan Hirsi Ali talks about democratic values and the influx of Muslim immigrants to the U.S. and Europe.

January Series: Xavier Davis Trio January 26, 2009

Miss the Xavier Davis Trio at the January Series on Monday? Take a minute to listen to highlights from the performance.

a brainInterim 2009: Clinical NeuroanatomyJanuary 23, 2009

Eleven Calvin students weren't afraid to become intimately acquainted with the brain and spinal cord this interim.

unChristianJanuary Series 2009: unChristianJanuary 23, 2009

What do young Americans really think about present-day Christianity? David Kinnaman spent three years finding out the answer to this question.

a tornado
Interim 2009: Handling DisasterJanuary 21, 2009

Some Calvin students this interim are learning how to deal with the communications aspect of disaster relief.

January Series speaker Christine Brennan
January Series 2009: A life in sportsJanuary 22, 2009

When Christine Brennan was growing up, it was easier for her to imagine herself walking on the moon than becoming a sports journalist.

A depiction of the devil
Interim 2009: Representing the devilJanuary 19, 2009

Sophomore Ali Dahmer didn’t know what the devil she was in for when she signed up for her interim class this year.

AIDS researchJanuary Series 2009: AIDS researcher examines promiscuity mythJanuary 16, 2009

The spread of AIDS in Africa demands a new research model, says researcher Helen Epstein.

Norton Smith on Abraham Lincoln
January Series: Lincoln, the standardJanuary 15, 2009

A week before the presidential inauguration, a January Series speaker took a look back at an American president born 200 years ago.

Vegetarian cookbooks
Interim 2009: What's for dinner?January 14, 2009

Ever heard of kohlrabi? Or cooked with celery root? First-year students in one interim course are learning all about these and other foods.

Spies, lies interim courseInterim 2009: The lying life of the spy January 9, 2009

Spies like the iconic 007 make a career out of deception. Students in one Calvin interim class are exploring the moral implications of lying for a living.

John Witte, Jr. on Calvin in Geneva
January Series: Church and state in Calvinist GenevaJanuary 9, 2009

Just what kind of separation did John Calvin envision between church and state in Geneva?

Read blogs from students abroad during the January termRead off-campus interim blogs Updated January 9, 2009

Read about a class journey to study Taos arts and literature in New Mexico. Read blogs by students in Paulo and Adriana Ribeiro's class on C.S. Lewis.

Katie ice skating during interimKatie learns to skate during interimJanuary 8, 2009

Follow communications and marketing student writer Katie Landan as she is transformed into an ice princess this interim.

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Interim Weblogs

Read about the adventures students are having this interim as they travel as far as China and as near as Florida.

Read student reflections from a Developing a Christian Mind (DCM) course examining the writings of C.S. Lewis.

Follow communications and marketing student writer Katie Landan as she learns to ice skate this interim.