Lewis' 'Game-Like' Mobile App Helps Teach Chemical Bonding
A new app developed by Albion College chemistry professor Lisa Lewis that enables students to become more familiar with chemical-bonding concepts recently was launched July 24 in the Apple App Store. The program, Chemical Valence, has a "game-like" interface, she told Campus Technology magazine, "where students can play with fundamental concepts in chemical bonding." It's the second app effort for Lewis, who in 2012 created one focused on strong acids and strong bases. Read more on campustechnology.com
A Century Ago, a 'Dizzying Plunge' into War
"By any objective standard it ranks among the most significant passages in modern history," writes Christopher Hagerman, associate professor of European history at Albion College, about World War I, also known as the Great War. "The last of Europe's Great Powers plunged toward war one hundred years ago," on August 3, 1914.
McLean: Ford Showed 'Government Can Indeed Work'
"After 40 years, it is my view that Michiganders of all political stripes have begun to recognize Gerald Ford as a fine president and a great American," writes Patrick McLean (left), director of Albion College's Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service, in a commentary for Bridge, an online magazine produced by The Center for Michigan. August 9 will mark four decades since Ford became president following Richard Nixon's resignation.
Albion-Connected Shark Research Lurks in Major Exhibit
An exhibit sponsored by National Geographic running through September 1 at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry includes a mention of findings from a 2002 research paper on multiple paternity in nurse sharks co-authored by biology professors Jeff Carrier and Ken Saville as well as alumni Andrea Lindley Caplea, '99, and Nora Maries, '00. Carrier, now professor emeritus, says it remains "the only systematic study of mating behavior and reproduction of any shark species anywhere in the world."