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Deep-sea Explorer and Conservationist to Receive 2015 Roy Chapman Andrews Society’s Distinguished Explorer AwardThursday, January 29, 2015
Edith Widder, a deep-sea explorer and conservationist, has been selected to receive the 2015 Roy Chapman Andrews Society’s Distinguished Explorer Award. A bioluminescence specialist, Widder is a world leader in helping to design and invent new submersible instrumentation and equipment for deep-sea observations. In 2012, her innovations led to the first recordings of the giant squid, Architeuthis, in its natural habitat. This discovery will be the highlight of her award presentation titled “The Kraken Revealed: The Story Behind Finding the Giant Squid,” scheduled for Friday, March 20 at 4:30 p.m. in Eaton Chapel on the Beloit College campus.
- Thursday, January 29, 2015
Beloit College faculty and staff have organized a spring panel series titled #blacklivesmatterbeloit in response to the recent highly publicized shootings of unarmed black men nationally, subsequent grand jury decisions around those cases, and the resulting activism and protests that have taken place across the country. All three panels are free and open to the public. A kick-off panel is scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 30 in Moore Lounge (second floor of Pearsons Hall) at 12:30 p.m.
- Friday, January 23, 2015
Artist, educator and activist Favianna Rodriguez will be the speaker at Beloit College’s 165th commencement ceremony later this spring. In a letter to their classmates yesterday, Beloit’s senior class officers announced that Rodriguez had accepted their invitation to deliver the keynote address on Sunday, May 17, 2015 on the campus of Wisconsin’s oldest college.
- Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Beloit College has received a record number of applications for its next entering class. In response to this interest, and to accommodate numerous requests for an extension, the Office of Admissions at Beloit is extending its priority application deadline from Jan. 15 to Feb. 1.