Wednesday, April 22, 2015; 7:30 p.m. Towsley Lecture Hall/Norris 101
As a child, Samata Singhi listened to her grandfather's stories about taking medical care to remote villages in their native India. Accompanying her physician parents to their immunization drives in city slums, she saw children suffering from malnutrition and dehydration. These experiences eventually inspired her to pursue a career in medicine and public health. Today her interests stretch across the whole spectrum of healthcare—from grassroots access to bedside practice to governmental policymaking.
While an Albion student, Singhi was elected to the cabinet of Student Senate, and helped found the International Student Union. Through her medical externships and volunteer work in India and the United States, she developed a greater understanding of the disparities of access and outcomes in healthcare, and presented these in her honors thesis at Albion. For her work, she received the Maurice L. Branch Award for outstanding research and scholarship in economics. She was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
After graduating from Albion summa cum laude with majors in chemistry and economics, she headed to the London School of Economics and Political Science where she earned a master's in international health policy and health economics. She then returned to the United States to pursue her medical degree at Case Western Reserve University. As a medical student, she conducted research in pediatric neurology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore and at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, supported by fellowships from the Child Neurology Foundation and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
Singhi is currently chief resident for the Child Neurology Program at Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School. On completing her residency in 2016, she plans to pursue a career in academic medicine and continue to advocate for projects that promote effective and efficient medical care for all members of society.
Mallory Brown, ’08
2016 Elkin R. Isaac Alumni Lecture
“Lessons Learned from a Mud Hut: What Travel Has Taught Me”
Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 7:30 p.m. Towsley Lecture Hall/Norris 101
On a post-college backpacking trip to Southeast Asia, Mallory Brown's eyes were opened to the needs of others and the realization that she had the resources and desire to address these needs in a profound and positive way.
In 2010, she founded World Clothes Line, an apparel company with a "Buy 1, Give 1" mission that matches every item sold with a new item for someone in need. Since its launch, Brown has personally delivered new clothing in 17 countries.
Six years later, Brown is a successful social entrepreneur, worldwide adventure traveler, and international humanitarian. She is the first brand ambassador for CrowdRise, the largest crowdfunding platform for good. As director of the CrowdRise 24-Hour Impact Project, Brown runs flash fundraisers on the ground for various causes around the globe. In 2015, she raised more than $80,000 with six 24-hour campaigns in six different countries for six different causes.
In 2016, Brown is extending her philanthropic reach with her personal brand, Travel Mal. As a consultancy, Travel Mal helps for-profit companies embrace innovative strategies for corporate giving. As a public speaker, Brown encourages the next generation to think globally and give back.
Most recently, Brown became a founding director of global non-profit Chefs4Kids. The company works with nationwide restaurants and food industry celebrities to organize and promote philanthropic events. As director of communications, Brown works with organization partners in Haiti, Honduras, and other developing countries.
Brown's efforts have been featured by NBC's Today show, The New York Times, Crain's Detroit Business, The Huffington Post, and Ambassador magazine. Her work has attracted corporate sponsorship from organizations such as Ford Motor Company, Moosejaw Mountaineering, Zappos, CreateMyTee, and Meijer. Brown shared her approach to philanthropy at TedxDetroit 2015 with a talk titled "How to Save the World Before You're 30."
Brown grew up in Farmington Hills, Michigan. At Albion, she was a double major in economics and management and French and was a member of the Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management. In 2011, Brown received the College's Young Alumni Award.
Terrence Karpowicz, ’70
1998 Elkin R. Isaac Alumni Lecture
Monday, April 13, 1998 Bobbitt Visual Arts Center Auditorium
Terrence Karpowicz is a professional sculptor who lives and works in Chicago, IL. He has received two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships and five grants from the Illinois Arts Council in support of his work. He also received a Fulbright Hayes Grant to the United Kingdom. Karpowicz's work is now held in collections in the Tblisi Museum in the Republic of Georgia, the Steensland Museum of Art and Tweed Museum, both in Minnesota, and the Rockford Art Museum in Illinois, as well as at the University of Oklahoma at Norman, Governor's State Park, Park Forest, IL, and Tiffany's & Co. His works have been commissioned by Northeastern University in Chicago, Crain's Chicago Business, the University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago, the City of Chicago’s Thurgood Marshall Memorial Library and the Illinois State University Life Science Building in Normal, IL. For the past three years, he has been executive director of the 3D Chicago/Pier Walk Exhibition at Navy Pier and has also participated as an exhibitor.
His solo exhibitions have been displayed at the Franz Bader Gallery in Washington, DC, the Zolla/Lieberman Gallery in Chicago and at other locations in the Midwest, and he has been a featured artist in group exhibitions at McCormick Gallery, DePaul University, the Ukrainian Art Museum, and the Evanston Art Center, all in the Greater Chicago area, as well as at the University of Notre Dame, Carnegie Mellon University and Albion College.
A 1970 graduate of Albion College, Karpowicz also participated in the New York Arts Program while at Albion. The recipient of an M.F.A. degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, he has served as a visiting artist at nine colleges and universities. Recently he has been commissioned to create two sculptures for Albion College, and the first, now installed near the entrance to the Dow Recreation and Wellness Center, was dedicated today (April 3, 1998).
Elkin R. Isaac Student Research Symposium
The 27th Annual Elkin R. Isaac Student Research Symposium
Wednesday, April 20 & Thursday, April 21, 2016
For more than two decades, the Elkin R. Isaac Research Symposium has honored excellent student research, scholarship, and creative activity. The participants are nominated by their faculty sponsors after having participated in independent research that results in the significant synthesis of new knowledge. The research must have been performed under the direct supervision of an Albion College faculty member, or in a College-approved off-campus program.
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