Academics News

Stephen Becklin teaser

Luther College senior Becklin completes summer research on sandpile model

Proving that playing in the sand isn't just for little kids anymore, three Luther College students spent their summers in Decorah playing with virtual sand, using computer simulations to replicate growing piles of sand. The simulations were used to play out certain aspects of number theory, a field that has been studied for thousands of years.

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Abbey Syme teaser

Luther student displays artwork March 16-April 11

"Illuminate," an exhibit by Luther College senior Abbey Syme of St. Paul, Minnesota, focuses on the use of light and projections on frames, canvas, paper, gels and plexiglass to explore memories and their intangible nature despite human attempt to preserve them through pictures and repetition. The exhibit will be on display March 16-April 11 in the Gregerson Gallery at Luther's Center for the Arts.

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Luther College announces fall 2015 Dean's List

Luther College's fall 2015 Dean's List includes 706 students; 128 freshmen, 148 sophomores, 188 juniors and 242 seniors. To be named to the Dean's List, a student must earn a semester grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale and must complete at least 12 credit hours with 10 hours of conventional grades (A, B, C, D).

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Paola Canova teaser

'Empowerment Lessons from the Margins'

Around the world, there are a myriad of different ideas of what is empowering for women. Paola Canova will address one of these ideas in a lecture on the monetization of Paraguayan women's sexuality at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, in the Olin Building Room 102 on the Luther College campus.

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Luther College invites community to annual Ethnic Arts Festival

Luther College invites the Decorah community to the annual Ethnic Arts Festival Saturday, March 5, on the Luther campus. Hosted by Luther's Diversity Center, the event begins with a country fair from 1-4 p.m. in Williams Lounge on the first floor of Dahl Centennial Union. The fair, open to the public with no charge for admission, features presentations, programs and displays from more than 30 countries.

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Interfaith Symposium, March 2 - 3

Luther will host an Interfaith Symposium on March 2 and 3. The event will feature worship services, Q&A sessions, and a panel discussion with Paul Knitter, Malcolm Nazareth, and Najeeba Syeed.

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