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  • Associate Professor of Art History Miguel de Baca has jumped into research for his newest book project: an examination of video art. In a recent photo shoot for the College, de Baca’s vivacious personality was on full display. But on his scholarly side, de Baca, who earned his PhD in American studies from Harvard University, is examining early video work as an activist art form.
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  • Even as a young schoolgirl growing up in Southern California, Fatima Z. Rahman admits she gravitated toward reading, writing, and seeking answers.


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  • James P. Gorter Professor of Islamic World Studies and Professor of Sociology Ahmad Sadri and his wife traveled back to Iran in the spring of 2014 for a three-month research trip on a 1,000-year-old poem he translated in 2013. 

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  • On the heels of winning a $300,000 National Science Foundation grant to fund his work on genetics, Alexander Shingleton, a British native and the newest associate professor in the Department of Biology, was published in the spring issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences for the United States of America. Spectrum asked Shingleton about his research at the College.


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  • Franco La Marca ’00 has been a member of the Lake Forest College alumni board for six years. He chairs a board committee that works to connect students and alumni for the purposes of career advancement and also is a dedicated volunteer with the mentoring and speed networking programs.
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  • The Internet has spurred a wide variety of changes in the world of music, sending the music business into crisis mode for more than a decade. Spectrum spoke with Professor David Park, who moderated a panel of music industry experts called “The Business of Music in the Digital Age” on April 4, about the changes and challenges facing the industry today.
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  • At the end of the spring semester, Professor Carolyn Tuttle will lead a group of students to the United States–Mexico border for a three-week trip to learn more about border issues. Spectrum talked with Professor Tuttle about the Border Studies Program, now in its fourth year.
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  • Spectrum sat down with Harriet Doud, a staff member at the College for 25 years. Due to spastic paraparesis, a medical condition similar to multiple sclerosis that has slowly increased spasticity in her legs, she now uses a walker, or sometimes a wheelchair, to get around. previously an avid runner and swimmer, she’s recently found a new outlet for physical activity – racing in a hand cycle. We chatted in her first-floor office in Young hall, where she serves as the administrative assistant for several departments. The mother of three lives with her husband in Wadsworth, a few miles north of Lake Forest.
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  • Question and answer session with A. B. Dick Professor of Economics Robert A. Baade
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  • Gerard “Jerry” Cebrzynski has worked in financial aid for 26 years, including 16 of those as Lake Forest College’s director of financial aid. With the cost of college increasing and the economic downtown causing many families to wonder how they will pay for it, Spectrum sat down with him to learn more about the issue.
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