Karina Hoff

Luther sophomore Hoff selected to research French Huguenots

In 1685, hundreds of thousands of Huguenots were forced to flee France attempting to seek refuge in other countries. Karina Hoff, Luther College sophomore of Hortonville, Wisconsin, researched the lives of French Huguenots to create a game based in 17th and 18th century Europe for her summer research project at the college.

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Science and Pre-Health

Luther College offers Science and Pre-Health Visit Day

Luther College is hosting a Science and Pre-Health Visit Day on Saturday, Sept. 16. The day is intended to introduce prospective students interested in biology, chemistry, computer and data science, environmental studies, nursing, physics, psychology or neuroscience to these programs at Luther.

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Ben Rector

Ben Rector to perform at Luther Oct. 7

Boasting an album that peaked at No. 9 in the US on the "Billboard" 200 chart, pop musician Ben Rector will take the stage at Luther College at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m.

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Shelja Thakur

Luther senior Thakur received funding from Howard Hughes Medical Institute to research invasive species

Invasive species have the ability to spread to a degree that can cause damage to the environment, economy and human health, among other things. Shelja Thakur, Luther College senior of Satiwala, Himachal Pradesh, India, saw the first-hand effects of these invasive species during her summer research project when she participated in land stewardship projects on Luther's natural areas to remove plants such as European buckthorn and garlic mustard.

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Tiwonge Chirwa teaser

Luther junior Chirwa selected to research antibacterial resistance in Decorah water sources

The landscape surrounding Decorah is home to many springs and streams, making it a prime destination for recreation. Unfortunately, these waters are also home to high levels of bacteria such as E. coli, particularly after summer rains. Tiwonge Chirwa, Luther College junior of Lilongwe, Malawi, was selected to research antibacterial resistance of bacteria inhabiting water sources in and around Decorah.

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