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Biology Colloquium

Biology Colloquium Series

Biology Colloquium - The biology colloquium meets approximately 10 times during the academic year for lectures and discussions led by visiting scholars, faculty, and student researchers.

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Luther College to celebrate Commencement May 27

Luther College will celebrate Commencement at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 27, in Carlson Stadium when President Paula Carlson will confer the Bachelor of Arts degree on Luther's class of 2018. BJ Nichols, Luther alumnus and partner at Ernst & Young, will give the commencement address.

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Dan Davis

Luther College professor Dan Davis to lead five students on international archaeological excavations

This May and June, Luther College professor Dan Davis will take two different groups of Luther students on excavations: Robert Muller, Anna Luber and Zachary Ziarnik, will accompany Davis to Caesarea, Israel, where they will help launch a new, multi-year excavation, and Collin Carpenter and Alex Aakre will help Davis with artifact processing in Southern Greece. Davis is a classical archaeologist who focuses on both ancient shipwrecks and harbor sites in the Mediterranean and Black Sea regions.

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Steven Mark Anderson winners 2018 teaser

Luther College announces Steven Mark Anderson Scholarship winners

Six Luther College students have each received a $1,000 Steven Mark Anderson Scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year. Recipients of the scholarship were announced during the Luther College TRIO Celebration Banquet on April 11. Recipients include Italee Castellon, Anneleise Frie, Brooke Johnson, Marissa Kruse, Colten Lowley and Linh Luong.

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Richard Bernatz

Luther College Professor Richard Bernatz published in two journals

Luther College Professor Richard Bernatz recently had two pieces published in academic journals. "The Math Inquiry Workshop" was published in Consortium: the newsletter of the Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications, vol. 112, in the Spring-Summer 2017 edition, and "A statistical, spatial and hydrologic comparison of gauge-based and MPE-based rainfall measurements" was published in the Journal of Iowa Academic Sciences, vol. 124, in February 2018.

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Matthew Boger

Distinguished Lecture Matthew Boger

As a 14-year-old boy, Matthew Boger was beaten to a near-unrecognizable state and left for dead by a group of teenage Nazi-punks. More than two decades later Boger found himself working with one of the people who attacked him. He will tell his story of hate, hope and forgiveness at Luther College in a 2018 Distinguished Lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in Luther's Center for Faith and Life Main Hall.

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Pedro dos Santos and Asha Aden

'What's to Be Done? Humanizing the Syrian Refugee Crisis'

Since 2011, the arrival of refugees from the Syrian conflict has provoked anti-refugee and pro-refugee movements that either "demonize" or "idealize" them. Ashalul Aden, Luther sophomore, and Pedro dos Santos, assistant professor of political science, will present the first Paideia Texts and Issues lecture of the spring semester at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall on the Luther campus.

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