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Spring 2007

Volume 91, Issue 1

Knox College's curricular offerings in the sciences have significantly grown over the past three years, opening doors for students pursuing careers in a variety of scientific fields. This issue of Knox Magazine provides an in-depth look at these new programs, as well as a faculty retrospective of Knox's science program.

Contents
Letters: Read the President's Messgae, Editor's Note, and letters to the editor.

Opening Doors for Science Students: Thirty-four years, or 54 percent of my life, has been spent as a biologist at Knox College -- as a prospective student in the late 1950s, as an undergraduate in the 1960s, and as a faculty member since 1977. Over those 34 years, I have come to appreciate -- and take advantage of -- the many opportunities available to Knox professors and students that help them open doors to personal success and professional careers. Read more …

HHMI, Neuroscience, and Knox: A $1 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) in 2004 brought a new face and a new area of faculty expertise to the campus and opened new doors for mentored student research in the biomedical sciences. The HHMI grant provides Knox with the funds to develop a major in neuroscience and enhance science education at the College. Read more …

Leveling the Field for Women in Science: A playwright, journalist, U.S. Ambassador to Italy, and the first woman elected to Congress from Connecticut, Clare Boothe Luce was one of the most influential women of the mid-20th century. Beyond her own accomplishments, she campaigned for women's rights and was actively involved in expanding the boundaries that define a "woman's place." Luce's vision for women's equality today reaches beyond her lifetime to support women through the Clare Boothe Luce Program. Read more …

KnoRx: Prescription for Success: For a small liberal arts college, Knox is a big shot in the field of pre-medical education. In Knox's first graduating class, the Class of 1846, the nine graduates included one who would become a physician. Thirteen of 148 alumni in the Class of 1900 had careers in medicine. Computerized records cover just a fraction of Knox's 170-year history, but it's estimated that about one in 12 Knox alumni have become physicians. Read more …

Educator, Founder, Officer, Writer: Three alumni were awarded 2007 Alumni Achievement Awards at the Founders day celebration on February 15, 2007 -- Gene "Spanky" Binder '56, Margery Rosen Kraus '67, and David P. Fridovich '74. Monica Berlin '95 was the third recipient of the Young Alumni Achievement Award. Knox Magazine asked each award recipient a series of questions regarding his or her life and achievements. Read more …

Class Notes: Catch-up with your classmates and friends!

Flashback: Help us identify Captain Toothpaste and the Stoney Hollow Boys! Listen to their recordings …

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