Richard Longworth, senior fellow of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and an expert on globalization's impact on the Midwest, spoke with WMUK in Kalamazoo leading up to his participation on the September 11 "Albion Tomorrow" panel discussion.
The 2013 CSE trip was to New Mexico, where we investigated several themes, water management in a water-poor area, administration of public park land, effects of climate change on civilizations, and, intertwined throughout, the way the history of the many cultures in the region shape the present state of affairs.
Rio Grande and Water
Early in the trip. We spent a morning with Albion Geology Field camp alumna Page Pegram, now with the Office of the State Engineer’s Interstate Water commission. Page met us in the bosque along the Rio Grande in Albuquerque and explained some of the complexities of complying with interstate water agreements, protecting endangered species and conserving as much water as possible for New Mexico residents.
Native American History and Cultures
Our look at the long and important history of Native Americans began with a visit to the Chaco Culture National Historic Park, arguably the most fabulous archeological site in North America and also one of the most enigmatic. Real questions persist, with discussion of both how the civilization flourished in such a demanding environment and why the area was ultimately abandoned. The relationships among people, culture and climate are central to this discussion. We also visited Bandelier National Monument where more recent Pueblo cliff dwellings are well preserved, and Sky City at Acoma Pueblo, where modern descendants of the Chacoans still live in the longest continuously inhabited community in the country. Finally, we visited the Four Corners Power Plant, one of the most polluting plants in the nation, and considered the complex relationship between the plant and the Navajo Nation, in which it is located.
Tenure-Track position in Biochemistry
Albion College Department of Chemistry
Albion College is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment in the Department of Chemistry beginning in August 2015.
A Ph.D. in Biochemistry or Chemistry is required and post-doctoral experience is preferred. The successful candidate should have a strong background in biochemistry or the chemistry of biological systems. The preferred candidate will also be able to contribute to either our inorganic or analytical chemistry curricula.
Teaching responsibilities include courses within our biochemistry and general chemistry programs and the opportunity to develop courses in one’s specialty. In addition, Albion offers opportunities for faculty members to be involved in the First Year Seminar program or curricular involvement in the Honors Program and the Center for Sustainability and the Environment. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to our undergraduate research program, including membership on thesis committees and the active direction of undergraduates in collaborative research projects. Support for developing an active research agenda is provided through start-up funds, departmental support, regular access to the College’s Faculty Development funds, participation in Albion’s Foundation for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creativity (FURSCA), and through pursuit of external grants.
The Chemistry Department at Albion College is certified by the American Chemical Society and provides a stimulating teaching environment. The eight faculty members have a long tradition of commitment to quality teaching of undergraduates. There are two majors: a chemistry major and a biochemistry major. The curriculum, although traditional in many respects, has some novel features including a systematic introduction to inorganic chemistry in the second semester of the first year and a second-year organic course emphasizing mechanism. Extensive use of discovery and research-based experiments is made throughout the laboratory curriculum. Departmental instrumentation includes a 400 MHz FT-NMR, GC-MS (2), GC, HPLC-MS (electrospray), HPLC, Biochromatograhy System, IC, FT-IR, digital polarimeter, scanning UV-Vis, diode array UV-VIS (3), UV/Vis-Fluorescence microplate reader, fluorescence spectrometer, and electroanalytical instruments. (See http://www.albion.edu/chemistry/campus-facilities for more information on our facilities including our recently completed Science Complex.)
Albion College is a private liberal arts college of approximately 1300 students. It is situated in a culturally diverse community in south-central Michigan within an hour's drive of the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Western Michigan University. Albion is dedicated to the highest quality in undergraduate education and committed to diversity as a core institutional value. The College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or disability, as protected by law, in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment. We are especially interested in candidates who will contribute to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.
To apply, e-mail a curriculum vitae, photocopies of both graduate and undergraduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests and how they would be integrated into an undergraduate setting, and three letters of reference to
. Review of applications will begin October 3, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information about the College or the Chemistry Department see www.albion.edu/chemistry.
Dr. Craig R. Bieler, Co-Chair
Department of Chemistry
Albion, MI 49224
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Criteria for Graduating as a Member in Good Standing
In order to graduate as a member in good standing of the Institute for Healthcare Professions, you must complete the following requirements: