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After 162 years, Lawrence sends its graduates into the world with style, pomp, and circumstance. Here’s a glimpse of the celebration as a record 347 graduates received their degrees in June 2011.
Written on July 11, 2011 at 11:00 am
Categories: Feature, Issues, Summer 2011
Tags: 162, 347, Artistry, Awards, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Citizen Diplomats, Commencement, Community, Corry, Double-degree, Evans, Faculty, Glick, Graduate School, Graduates, Hoft-March, Lawrence Bubble, Lawrence University, Professor Accessibility, Record, Relationships among students, Senator Russ Feingold, Student Teaching, Swan, Whitman
Five former Lawrence University athletes and one coach were inducted into the Intercollegiate Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 16. Dave Novickis, Al Zupek ’44, Pat Kenney ’68, Doug Gilbert ’72, Kristi Jahn ’92 and Scott Sprtel ’97 were honored at the Blue and White Dinner at the Warch Campus Center and then introduced atContinue Reading
Written on January 1, 2010 at 2:20 am
Categories: Feature - Athletics
Tags: Al Zupek, Appleton, Dave Novickis, Doug Gilbert, Hall of Fame, Kristi Jahn, Lawrence University, Pat Kenney, Scott Sprtel, Wisconsin
The origin of life remains one of man’s most basic and puzzling questions. One theory, the RNA World Hypothesis, developed in 1968 by Nobel Prize winner Walter Gilbert, posits that ribonucleic acid (RNA), a cousin of DNA, was the catalytic engine responsible for the initiation of life. Several Nobel prizes have been awarded to scientistsContinue Reading
Thomas Steitz can add “building name” and “commencement speaker” to the list of accolades bestowed by his alma mater. At its fall meeting, the Lawrence University Board of Trustees voted unanimously to rename Science Hall “Thomas Steitz Science Hall” in honor of the 1962 Lawrence graduate and 2009 Nobel Prize winner. “It’s an astonishing surprise,”Continue Reading
As a chemistry major at Lawrence University working in the rudimentary labs of Stephenson Hall, Thomas Steitz ’62 had never even heard of a protein structure. It was beyond his imagination that one day he would be world renowned in the field of molecular biology and win the world’s most prestigious science award — theContinue Reading
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