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Tag Archives: alumni

Small School; Big Experiments

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This past spring Professor of Chemistry Jeff Bartz (pictured at left with two students in his laser laboratory) received word that the National Science Foundation would provide a three-year grant to Kalamazoo College so that Bartz’ lab could conduct new … Continue reading

Life Changer

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Lor “Sana” Vang ’14 received a Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to pursue advanced language study in China this past summer. She studied at Zhejiang University of Technology in Hang Zhou, China for ten weeks. She is one of approximately 550 … Continue reading

Convocation 2014

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With this ceremony we formally welcome the matriculating class into the Kalamazoo College community. President Eileen B. Wilson-Oyelaran, Provost Michael McDonald, Dean of Students Sarah Westfall, Chaplain Elizabeth Candido, faculty, staff, and peer leaders welcome new students and their families. … Continue reading

Pie are squared away in K alumna’s Detroit bakery

Pie maker Lisa Ludwinski ’06 in her Sister Pie kitchen in Detroit. (Metro Times photo)

AND THIS JUST IN!!!!   SHE WON!!!  Lisa Ludwinski ’06 and her Sister Pie bakery has won this year’s Comerica Hatch Detroit contest aimed at boosting start-up businesses. Lisa was awarded $50,000, defeating three other semifinalists, and will get legal, accounting, … Continue reading

Dense, Disconcerting Bite

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That I could have written it shorter had I only more time has been attributed to great writers from Montaigne to Mark Twain. Those multiple attributions may be the best testament to the statement’s truth. It is hard to write … Continue reading

Making Research Click

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Michael Finkler ’91, Ph.D., “pays forward” the kind of hands-on research opportunity he had at K (thanks to his mentor, Associate Provost Paul Sotherland, who was teaching biology when Finkler was a student). Finkler is a professor of biology at … Continue reading

Second “Tourist” Voyage, Absent the Cannibalism

Scientist, science writer, professor of science, and K alum Rob Dunn

Scientist and science writer Rob Dunn ’97 (also an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at North Carolina State University) traveled to the Gulf of St. Lawrence in 2012, on assignment for National Geographic Magazine to write about … Continue reading

Ensemble Kalamazoo Includes K Harpist

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A group known as “Ensemble Kalamazoo” recently proved that music can be equal parts silence and sound. The group performed a collection of atonal pieces during a late June concert. Its harpist is Kalamazoo College alumna Eleanor Wong ’12. Eleanor … Continue reading