Events under 'Lecture/Guest Speaker'
Saturday, April 18, 2015

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Elkin Isaac Alumni Lecture

The 26th Annual Elkin R. Isaac Student Research Symposium

Speaker: Dr. Samata Singhi, '05

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 7:30 pm
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Deadly Virus Hunter Nathan Wolfe Shares Exploits as Albion College Isaac Symposium Keynote

The "Indiana Jones of virus hunting," internationally respected biologist Nathan Wolfe discusses the exciting work of pandemic disease prevention for Albion College's 2015 Joseph S. Calvaruso Keynote lecture, capping Albion College's Isaac Student Research Symposium. Wolfe takes the stage at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 23, in Albion College's Goodrich Chapel. The Symposium opens Wednesday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Norris Science Center Towsley Hall, as international health expert and child neurology resident Samata Singhi, '05, presents the Symposium's Alumni lecture.

Hailed by such publications as Time and Rolling Stone for his global contribution, Wolfe travels the world to track, study, and eradicate the next pandemic before it strikes. He has established field research sites in countries most at risk for developing deadly animal-to-human diseases like HIV, SARS and West Nile virus. Wolfe's proactive approach to disease prevention has the potential to save millions of lives worldwide, and he has received over $16 million in support of his work, from Google, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Defense, among others.

At Albion, Singhi's academic and co-curricular work in the U.S. and in India were the basis of an honors thesis that earned her the Maurice L. Branch Award for outstanding research and scholarship in economics. Singhi earned a master's degree in international health from the London School of Economics and Political Science then graduated from the medical school at Case Western Reserve University, where she focused on pediatric neurology. Singhi is currently chief resident for the Child Neurology Program at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

From 8 a.m. through 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, more than 100 Albion students will present research papers and other scholarship during the Elkin R. Isaac Research Symposium. The Symposium honors alumnus "Ike" Isaac, '48, who served for 25 years at Albion as a coach, professor and athletic director. Isaac later taught and served as athletic director for the University of the Pacific. The Symposium was established in 1991 by Isaac's former students and team members.

All Symposium events are free and open to the public. For further information, see the Symposium Web page, http://www.albion.edu/isaac/ or contact Symposium coordinator Michael VanHouten at mvanhouten@albion.edu or 517/629-0382.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 7:30 pm
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Elkin Isaac Student Research Presentations

The 26th Annual Elkin R. Isaac Student Research Symposium

Thursday, April 23, 2015 8:30 am - 10:15 am
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Honors Convocation

Location: Goodrich Chapel

Thursday, April 23, 2015 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
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Elkin Isaac Student Research Platform Presentations

The 26th Annual Elkin R. Isaac Student Research Symposium

Thursday, April 23, 2015 1:15 pm - 4:30 pm
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Elkin Isaac Student Research Poster Presentations

The 26th Annual Elkin R. Isaac Student Research Symposium

Location: Science Complex Atrium

Thursday, April 23, 2015 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Joseph S. Calvaruso Keynote Address

The 26th Annual Elkin R. Isaac Student Research Symposium

Speaker: Dr. Nathan Wolfe

Location: Goodrich Chapel

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Thursday, April 23, 2015 7:00 pm
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Dressage Symposium with Charles de Kunffy

The legendary Charles de Kunffy visits Albion for the sixth time to lead a unique dressage instructional symposium. Spend the first half of the day with a classroom discussion and theory session led by Mr. de Kunffy. After the lunch break, he will teach six riding lessons to demonstrate the theories discussed previously. Rider and auditor applications are being accepted currently. Discount for college students and minors under 18. Advertising and sponsorship opportunities are available as well. See full event details: http://www.albion.edu/about-albion/held-equestrian-center/news-and-events/clinics-and-symposia/charles-de-kunffy-dressage-symposium

Saturday, May 02, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Detroit Activist Fowler Returns to Albion as 2015 Commencement Speaker

A Detroit impact-maker at the individual and community levels for nearly 30 years, particularly in the fight against poverty, Faith Fowler, ’81, will deliver the Commencement address to Albion College’s Class of 2015 on Saturday, May 9, at 1 p.m. from the steps of Kresge Gymnasium on the College Quadrangle.

Since 1994, Fowler has served as senior pastor of Cass Community United Methodist Church and executive director of Cass Community Social Services (CCSS), a nonprofit agency that responds to Detroiters in need with programs offering food, health care, housing, and employment. Her efforts have been recognized on many occasions over the years, including by The Detroit News, which included her among its 2003 Michiganians of the Year, and by the Detroit Free Press as one of its inaugural Michigan Green Leaders in 2010. The Free Press’ Mitch Albom wrote about Fowler’s work in a September 2014 column.

The work of Albion community leader Harry Bonner will also be recognized at the Commencement ceremony with an honorary doctorate. A Briton Medallion, the College's highest honor, will be awarded to Albion residents Bud and Olivia Davis for their support of Albion College.

Albion College’s Commencement is free and open to the public, except in the case of inclement weather. If Commencement is moved indoors it will become a ticketed event. The Albion College Office of Campus Safety will announce the location of Commencement that morning; that information can be obtained by calling 517/629-1234 or via www.albion.edu.
For more information, contact the Albion College office of Alumni Engagement, 517/629-0448 or alumniengagement@albion.edu.

Saturday, May 09, 2015 1:00 pm
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