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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.
Congressman Dave Camp, '75, Delivers Aldrich Lecture
Sharing his behind-the-scenes assessment of how Congress can and may improve America's economic health, Congressman Dave Camp, '75, delivered the 2012 Aldrich Lecture in Law, Justice & Society on March 13. Students, faculty, staff, and a number of community members and trustees gathered in Towsley Hall to hear Camp's analysis of current issues based in part on his work on the Bowles-Simpson Commission and the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (the "supercommittee").
Representing Michigan's fourth Congressional district and chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Camp is centrally involved with national, economic, health care and social welfare policy.
Geoff Cocks' New Book: History's Tools, Historian's Expertise Fully Utilized
Geoff Cocks previously authored Psychotherapy in the Third Reich.Historians have held to the assumption that Nazi Germany built a society where individualism was stamped out because everyone in the "master race" was subordinated to the collective "racial community." While the racial community was a reality, Albion College history professor Geoff Cocks argues the individuals still looked out for their own material interests and that this was exhibited most significantly in the way Germans were concerned about their health.
Cocks used all of the skills he has developed as a historian to assemble first-person accounts—like a two-volume diary by Victor Klemperer, novels by Christa Wolf and Hans Fallada, and archival documents from Europe, the United States, and Israel—to complete his new book, The State of Health: Illness in Nazi Germany. The book was published by the Oxford University Press in the United Kingdom in January and will be released in the United States this spring.
Albion College Receives Replica of U.S. Capitol Rotunda's President Ford Sculpture
The decades-long relationship between President Gerald Ford and Albion College entered a new chapter March 7 with the unveiling of a bronze sculpture of the President that will be permanently housed at the College's Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service.
The event at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum featured Susan Ford Bales, daughter of Gerald and Betty Ford, and Albion College President Donna Randall revealing the one-third-size replica, or maquette, of the life-size statue that was dedicated in May 2011 in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in Washington.