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.
Science Writer, Gene Researcher Examine Health Issues During Isaac Symposium
"The Man-Made Flu Debate" is explained by one of the nation's most prominent and engaging science writers on Thursday, April 19, in the Norris Center Towsley Hall. Writer and policy analyst Laurie Garrett is the 2012 Joseph S. Calvaruso Keynote speaker, capping the College's Isaac Student Research Symposium. The Symposium opens Wednesday, April 18, an Towsley Hall, as Lawrence Schook, '72, gives the Isaac Alumni Lecture.
Ethnic Studies Students Discuss 'Genesis of Hip-Hop'
Albion College's Ethnic Studies Scholars discuss "The Genesis of Hip-Hop" with a panel and discussion Wednesday, April 4, at 6 p.m. in the Bobbitt Visual Arts Center.
The event will cover the origins of hip-hop, its social and political context, and original purposes. The presentation will focus on 1970-80s development, but presenters include current student researchers and performers.
This presentation is free and open to the public. For more information contact event organizer Calvin Walds (
) or Demetrius Washington (
Cloutier, '14, Takes Advantage of Opportunities at Albion
Despite only being in the middle of her sophomore year, Marissa Cloutier has taken advantage of the opportunities Albion College has to offer.
Cloutier took two trips during Albion’s recent break between semesters. The first was a weeklong December journey to Honduras with a group from Global Medical Brigades where she worked in a temporary clinic that saw more than 450 patients in three days. Her second weeklong experience was closer to home as she got an intensive look at revitalization efforts in Detroit along with 19 other Albion students in the Sleight Leadership Program.
A cornerback on the Albion College football team, Matt Lozier, '12, is used to tackling opponents. This summer, the Clarklake native found himself tackling cancer – one of the most menacing opponents some people ever face – as an intern at the Owensboro Cancer Research Program (OCRP).
The OCRP, under the direction of Dr. Keith Davis, '79, is devoted to unlocking the potential of plant-based pharmaceuticals and antiviral proteins. Lozier was modifying lunasin, a protein isolated from soybeans that has been suggested to possess anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties, with materials that would allow lunasin to bind specifically to integrins on cancer cells. The hope is to find a treatment that would directly target cancer cells while allowing good cells to live.