Academics News

Robert Shedinger teaser

'Resistance to Change in a Theory of Change'

Robert Shedinger, Luther College professor of religion, will discuss the reluctance of evolutionary scientists to re-evaluate the theory of evolution at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall on the Luther campus. Shedinger's lecture, "Resistance to Change in a Theory of Change: Religion, Science and Evolutionary Theory's Failure to Evolve," is the opening lecture of the Luther College 2015-16 Religion Forum Series. The event is open to the public with no charge for admission.

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Richard Merritt

Luther professor Richard Merritt's drawings and paintings on display Sept. 7-Oct. 18

Richard Merritt, Luther College professor of art, investigates the visual principles of big data through a series of paintings and drawings in his art exhibit "Schemata." "Schemata" is on display Sept. 7-Oct. 18 in the Kristin Wigley-Fleming Fine Arts Gallery of the Center for the Arts on the Luther campus. A gallery reception will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17.

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Anna Peterson teaser

'Narrating change'

In the opening lecture of the 2015-16 Paideia Texts and Issues series, Anna Peterson, Luther College assistant professor of history, will discuss letters that reveal how Norwegian women in the 1920s thought about their bodies and their lives.

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Cristina Henríquez

'Finding Ourselves in Stories': Author Cristina Henríquez to give Luther College Opening Convocation Lecture

Cristina Henríquez will speak about the concept of identity and address common narratives about immigration as she gives the Luther College Opening Convocation Lecture "Finding Ourselves in Stories," Thursday, Sept. 3. Convocation begins at 9:40 a.m. in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on the Luther campus and is open to the public with no charge for admission.

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Jesse Hitz Graff

Luther College senior Hitz Graff selected to complete summer research on use of aluminum oxide in microelectromechanical systems

Whether building a pyramid or designing an engine, friction has long been a prominent factor in human innovation. Inventors must take into account the effects of friction on materials. Jesse Hitz Graff, Luther College senior of Winona, Minnesota, is experimenting with aluminum oxide to determine how the compound fares when friction is taken into account in certain technologies.

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