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November 2020

2020 West Michigan Regional Undergraduate Science Research Conference (Virtual)

November 6 - November 7
Virtual MI United States

The annual West Michigan Regional Undergraduate Science Research Conference (WMRUGS) brings together nearly 400 students and faculty for a day of learning and networking. Via virtual platform, students will share the story of their research project with other college students, faculty, research scientists and other college students, as well as build their network of peers with similar interests and experiences. Attendees will also hear stimulating talks on current topics in biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, chemistry, computer science, engineering, geology, neuroscience, physics,…

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A Conversation About Depression Hosted by Carol Van Andel

November 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual MI United States

Join us for A Conversation About Depression — Hosted by Carol Van Andel, a fully virtual event that will discuss the biological underpinnings of depression and explore how a better understanding of the disorder can be translated into improved diagnostics and treatments. Guests will hear from West Michigan scientists working on the front lines of these efforts. No matter where you are in Michigan or beyond, join us for this powerful, virtual discussion focused on new ways of thinking about depression…

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December 2020

Sharona E. Gordon, Ph.D. – VAI Seminar Series

December 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual MI United States

Title TBD Speaker Information Sharona E. Gordon, Ph.D. Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education University of Washington School of Medicine Time & Location 12:00 pm on Zoom VAI Host: Juan Du, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

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Van Andel Institute Public Lecture Series: Educating through a Pandemic

December 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

When the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic became clear, schools closed their doors practically overnight. Educators worked quickly to transition lessons to accommodate distance learning and found themselves facing one unexpected challenge after another. The approaching school year brings more uncertainty. Despite many unknowns and much stress, teachers everywhere continue to dedicate themselves to their students and are crafting meaningful, memorable learning experiences. Learn about what works (and what doesn’t) in a distance learning environment. Hear from teachers about the…

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April 2021

Design & Discovery

April 29, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Haworth, 1 Haworth Center
Holland, MI 49423 United States
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Join Haworth and Van Andel Institute for Design & Discovery. Merging the inspiration of modernist furniture design with the elegant shapes and colors of contemporary fashion — Design & Discovery will excite your imagination and showcase the power of the creative spirit. This exclusive event will take place at the legendary Haworth headquarters and showroom in Holland Michigan, and feature a runway show by Leigh’s, an exclusive display of Ferrari sportscars, hors d'oeuvres, artisan cocktails, dancing and complimentary swag bags…

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