Calvin was the son of immigrant parents. His father was from Kalvaria, Lithuaniaso the Ellis Island immigration authorities renamed him Calvin; his mother was from Russian Georgia. Soon after his birth, the family moved to DetroitMichigan, where Calvin showed an early interest in scienceespecially chemistry and physics. Few chemistry courses were offered, so he enrolled in mineralogy, geology, paleontology, and civil engineering courses, all of which proved useful in his later interdisciplinary scientific research.
The college and seminary began with seven students, in a rented upper room on Spring Street, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The initial six-year curriculum included four years of literary studies and two years of theology. In Septemberthe school expanded the curriculum for those who were not pre-theological students, effectually making the institution a preparatory school.
Inthe curriculum further broadened, making it more attractive to students interested in teaching or preparing for professional courses at universities. InCalvin admitted the first women to the school. Aroundthe West Michigan cities of Muskegon and Kalamazoo fought to have Calvin relocate to their respective cities.
In time, the two-year college became a four-year college, and the preparatory department was discontinued. Two years later the college appointed its first president, the Rev.
Then a year later, inthe college officially transitioned into a four-year college following the liberal arts philosophy of the Free University in Amsterdam as laid out by Dutch theologian and statesman Abraham Kuyper.
Inwith the opening of Grand Rapids Christian High Schoolthe college offered its last year of preparatory education, turned its focus exclusively to higher education, and opened its first dormitory.
Inthe college began a teacher training program and, inappointed its first female faculty member, Johanna Timmer, as Dean of Women. The college dedicated its library, the Hekman Library on March 8, The college later dedicated its seminary building at the Franklin Street Campus on October 29, Still under the leadership of Rev.
Hiemenga the college faced significant trouble during the Great Depression as financial hardship beset the college. Like many colleges in the United States, the end of the war led to the fastest enrollment increase in Calvin's history.
By the enrollment had climbed to 1, and Calvin joined the M. The enrollment increase led to space limitations at the Franklin Campus. William Spoelhoef became president of Calvin in Located beyond the Grand Rapids city limits at the time, the Knollcrest farm increased Calvin's campus from approximately one large city block to acres 1.
Many were reticent about the project and the college's ability to finance it, but Spoelhof pursued the initiative. The Theological Seminary was first to move to the new campus since it did not need to be close to the rest of college, building a new academic building and holding classes there starting in As space constraints became more noticeable on the Franklin campus, the college built its first academic building on the Knollcrest Campus and first held classes there in For the next 10 years, the college continued to operate at both the Knollcrest and Franklin campuses, until fully transitioning to the Knollcrest Campus in During the latter decades of the 20th century, Calvin grew to around 4, students.At Calvin, you will learn from inquisitive professors who are deeply committed Christians.
With their world-class expertise, you will discover truth and a bold future. United States // A-Z. Alaska Fairbanks, University of, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Arizona State University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility.
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"Our mentors certainly wanted to challenge us as we were the only undergraduates among graduate students and post-docs." This fall, five Calvin students presented their research at the Midwest Enzyme Chemistry Conference at Loyola University Chicago.
Melvin Calvin, (born April 8, , St.
Paul, Minnesota, U.S.—died January 8, , Berkeley, California), American biochemist who received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his discovery of the chemical pathways of photosynthesis.. Calvin was the son of immigrant parents. His father was from Kalvaria, Lithuania, so the Ellis Island immigration authorities renamed him Calvin; his mother.
There's a lot of carbon in your body - in DNA, proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and other key biological molecules. How did that carbon get there? Drumroll photosynthesis!
At Calvin, you will learn from inquisitive professors who are deeply committed Christians. With their world-class expertise, you will discover truth and a bold future. urbanagricultureinitiative.com! This tutorial introduces basics of chemical reactions. Other sections include matter, elements, the periodic table, and biochemistry. Douglas Vander Griend. Professor, Department Chair Full profile. Phone: () Email: [email protected] Department: Chemistry and Biochemistry Office: DeVries Hall | .
Learn how plants and other photosynthetic organisms use light energy to make sugars from carbon dioxide and water, bringing both chemical energy and readily usable carbon into Earth’s global ecosystem.