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Legendary Jurist Damon Keith Presides over Opening Convocation
Distinguished jurist Damon J. Keith is the special guest for Albion College's 2012 Opening Convocation, set for Friday, September 7, at 1 p.m. in the College's Goodrich Chapel. Keith visits as the College's 2012 William K. Stoffer lecturer.
Aaron Hiday, '13, has studied turbidity in Rice Creek for the past two years with professor of geology Thom Wilch.
"FURSCA has given me the opportunity to get two summers of field experience," Hiday says. "In the geology world, that's big."
"For many students, FURSCA research will lead to national presentations and publications," Ian MacInnes, English professor and FURSCA director, says. "These can help them enroll in graduate programs and succeed in their fields."
Hiday was honored for his research by winning the Best Student Poster Award at the 2011 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting. He hopes to write a departmental thesis on his research this year.
MacInnes says FURSCA helps students plan and study independently, and to problem solve over the course of their summer research. That independent project management experience is a hallmark of the liberal arts, he says.
"All of this will hopefully add up to put me in a good position to get a good job after I graduate," Hiday says.
Ethan Brock likens the cancer biology research he’s been doing this summer to the process of assembling the pieces of a puzzle. Sponsored jointly by Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State’s Cancer Biology Graduate Program, Brock’s summer research fellowship has introduced him to cutting-edge research in this field. He acknowledges that even though great progress has been made in our understanding of cancer we still have much to learn.
This rising senior at Albion College explains that his younger brother has inspired him to make discoveries that will improve people’s quality of life.
"Sometimes myths take on a life of their own, including in the world of higher education," writes Albion College President Donna Randall (left). "In light of our celebration of Liberal Arts Education Week, August 12-19, let’s do a reality check on some of the myths about liberal arts education."