Northfield, MN, United States
Northfield, MN, United States

St. Olaf College is a coeducational, residential, four-year, private liberal arts college in Northfield, Minnesota, United States. It was founded in 1874 by a group of Norwegian-American immigrant pastors and farmers, led by Pastor Bernt Julius Muus. The college is named after the King and the Patron Saint Olaf II of Norway. Wikipedia.

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News Article | February 15, 2017
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The Institute for Freedom & Community at St. Olaf College is co-sponsoring a preview of the upcoming documentary An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story with renowned documentarian Martin Doblmeier to be held at Carleton College. Niebuhr, an American theologian and commentator on politics, was widely considered an ethical voice during some of the most tumultuous events in American history, including World War I, the Vietnam War, the Great Depression, and the Civil Rights Movement. He is also the author of the well-known Serenity Prayer and has been known as former President Barack Obama’s favorite theologian. An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story Sunday, February 19, 2017 7–9 p.m. Weitz Center for Creativity – Cinema (WCC161) Carleton College, 1 North College Street, Northfield, Minn. Filmmaker Doblmeier will be joined by a panel of experts on Niebuhr’s life and the influence of religion on society today, including St. Olaf professors Edmund Santurri and Anthony Bateza and Carleton professors Richard Crouter and Lori Pearson. The documentary features interviews with President Jimmy Carter, Civil Rights leader Andrew Young, New York Times writer David Brooks, philosopher and political activist Cornel West, and more. An American Conscience tells the story of how Niebuhr emerged as a religious leader and voice of conscience in an important era of American history. The film will air on PBS beginning in April 2017. The creator of the film, Doblmeier, founded Journey Films in 1983. Journey Films has produced more than 30 documentary films that have aired on PBS, ABC, NBC, the BBC, and other broadcast outlets around the world. Doblmeier’s films explore the extraordinary in religion, faith, and spirituality. He holds degrees in Religious Studies and Broadcast Journalism and honorary degrees in Fine Arts and Humane Letters. The event is co-sponsored by St. Olaf’s Institute for Freedom & Community and Martin E. Marty Chair in Religion and the Academy. Other co-sponsors are Carleton College’s American Studies Program, Religion Department, and Arts @ Carleton. This event is free and open to the public. To learn more about the panelists and this event, visit institute.stolaf.edu. About The Institute The Institute for Freedom & Community was established at St. Olaf College, a private liberal arts college, in 2015 to encourage free inquiry and meaningful debate of important political and social issues. The Institute programs, including coursework, Public Affairs Conversation, public affairs internships, and public lectures, aim to challenge assumptions, question easy answers, and foster constructive, respectful dialogue among those with differing values and contending points of view. About St. Olaf College One of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, St. Olaf College offers a distinctive education grounded in academic rigor, residential learning, global engagement, and a vibrant Lutheran faith tradition. By cultivating the habits of mind and heart that enable graduates to lead lives of financial independence, professional accomplishment, personal fulfillment, and community engagement, St. Olaf College provides an uncommon educational experience that fully prepares students to make a meaningful difference in a changing world. About Carleton College Founded in 1866, Carleton College is a small, private liberal arts college in the historic river town of Northfield, Minnesota. Best known for its academic excellence and warm, welcoming campus community, Carleton offers 32 majors in the arts, humanities, natural sciences/mathematics, and social sciences.


Patent
Stanley Inc., St. Olaf College and Sollanek | Date: 2015-07-15

An elongated pinch grip garment hanger comprises a hanger bar, a first pinch grip member and means to prevent inadvertent actuation of the pinch grip member by an adjacent hanger. The first pinch grip member comprises a fixed jaw member (10a) and a movable jaw member (10b) each having an arch (32, 34) bowing outwardly below the pivot axis for preventing inadvertent actuation of the pinch grip member, a garment engaging section (36d, 36c) and an extension portion (62a, 62b) connecting said garment engaging section (36d, 36c) to said arch (32, 34), so that a waistband section of a garment may be placed within a cavity defined by the space above said garment engaging section (36c, 36d).


Kostelecky V.A.,Indiana University Bloomington | Tasson J.D.,St. Olaf College
Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics | Year: 2015

Limits on gravitational Čerenkov radiation by cosmic rays are obtained and used to constrain coefficients for Lorentz violation in the gravity sector associated with operators of even mass dimensions, including orientation-dependent effects. We use existing data from cosmic-ray telescopes to obtain conservative two-sided constraints on 80 distinct Lorentz-violating operators of dimensions four, six, and eight, along with conservative one-sided constraints on three others. Existing limits on the nine minimal operators at dimension four are improved by factors of up to a billion, while 74 of our explicit limits represent stringent first constraints on nonminimal operators. Prospects are discussed for future analyses incorporating effects of Lorentz violation in the matter sector, the role of gravitational Čerenkov radiation by high-energy photons, data from gravitational-wave observatories, the tired-light effect, and electromagnetic Čerenkov radiation by gravitons. © 2015 The Authors.


News Article | November 12, 2016
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Students from St. Olaf College are preparing once again to present the extraordinary annual St. Olaf Christmas Festival, which will be held December 1-4, 2016, in Northfield, Minnesota. The theme of the 2016 festival is “Light Dawns, Hope Blooms.” Tickets to the highly anticipated concerts are limited and in high demand, but this year the St. Olaf Christmas Festival concert will be available through a live concert stream online. The St. Olaf Christmas Festival, first held in 1912, is one of the oldest musical celebrations of Christmas in the United States. The festival features more than 500 student musicians who are members of five choirs and the St. Olaf Orchestra. A live stream of the St. Olaf Christmas Festival will be available on computers, tablets, and mobile devices for the 3 p.m. concert on Sunday, December 4. The concert live stream can be purchased online for $12.99 through November 27, or for $14.99 from November 28 through December 3. Downloadable video and audio of the concert can also be pre-ordered. The content will be available to download on December 14. “The St. Olaf Christmas Festival is a musical celebration of rich heritage and legacy that our college is honored to produce,” said Anton Armstrong, Tosdal Professor of Music at St. Olaf College. “We are thrilled to make the festival accessible to the public at-large through our first live stream of the concert, and hope that listeners from around the world tune in to share in the joy of our music and the hope of the Christmas Festival.” The festival’s four performances feature classic Advent and Christmas compositions, familiar carols, hymns from around the world, and contemporary pieces from a diverse range of composers and cultures. The music is chosen to provide messages of hope and peace. The St. Olaf Christmas Festival is also regularly broadcast nationwide on PBS and American Public Media. About the St. Olaf Christmas Festival The St. Olaf Christmas Festival is one of the oldest musical celebrations of Christmas in the United States, first held in 1912. The festival features more than 500 student musicians who are members of five choirs and the St. Olaf Orchestra. The festival has been featured nationally in publications such as TV Guide, Entertainment Weekly, the Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times. This year, the St. Olaf Christmas Festival concert will be streamed live online for the first time.


News Article | February 24, 2017
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On a daily basis, Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse Camps challenge campers in a positive, respectful, and fun-filled summer camp environment, enabling them to build confidence, experience success, and showcase their newfound skills. "Xcelerate offers a variety of camp programs that will get you closer to your goal. We start with the fundamentals and build from there," says Steve Anderson, Founder of Xcelerate Lacrosse. "At the end of the camp our goal is for each camper to walk away with a higher lacrosse IQ, an enhanced skill set, new role models, new friends, and a true love of the game. Our small-group training gives in-depth instruction on offensive, defensive and team strategy." Jay Card - Coach Card has a wealth of experience having been a collegiate player, professional player and as a camp director for Xcelerate over the last 5 years. Coach Card will be directing camp at Auburn University (AL), North Central College (IL), St. Olaf College (MN), UNC Charlotte (NC), Baldwin Wallace University (OH), Vanderbilt University (TN) and Pacific Lutheran University (WA). Malcolm Chase - Coach Chase has a wealth of experience having been a collegiate player & coach, professional player and as a camp director for Xcelerate over the last 12 years. Coach chase will be directing camp in Vail (CO), Oregon State University (OR) and Southwestern University (TX). Dan Coates - Team Captain of the NLL’s Colorado Mammoth, Coates is also a Gold Medal winner for Team Canada in the World Lacrosse Championships. Coach Coates will be directing camp at Northern Kentucky University (KY), University at Buffalo (NY), Baldwin Wallace University (OH) and the University of South Carolina (SC). Jacob DeCola - Coach DeCola came to Albion College in 2009 to begin the varsity lacrosse program. Under his leadership, the Britons have built a Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association champion in just six seasons. Coach DeCola will be directing camp at Albion College (MI). Jesse King - As a professional player in both the MLL and NLL, Coach King has a wealth of experience and is excited to lead the Xcelerate Nike staff in 2017. Coach King will be directing camp at Emory University (GA), Saint Louis University (MO), Oregon State University (OR) and Pacific Lutheran University (WA). Brian Lalley - Coach Lalley has a wealth of experience having been a collegiate player at Ohio State University, a college coach at Canisus College and as a camp director for Xcelerate over the last 3 years. Coach Lalley will be directing camp at Northern Kentucky University (KY), William Jewell College (MO), University at Buffalo (NY), Baldwin Wallace University (OH) and the University of South Carolina (SC). Jason Rife - Coach Rife brings an abundance of coaching experience that features more than 15 years of coaching at the collegiate level. Coach Rife will be directing camp at North Central College (IL) and Vanderbilt University (TN). Unlike tournaments, Xcelerate's summer camp opportunities provide youth and high school lacrosse players a balance of traditional and progressive drills which lead to tangible results. For more information visit http://www.xceleratelacrosse.com or call 1-800-645-3226 Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse Camps provide players of all positions and skill levels an opportunity to learn from some of the best coaches and players in the game today. Unlike tournaments, Xcelerate's summer camp opportunities provide youth and high school lacrosse players a balance of traditional and progressive drills which lead to tangible results. US Sports Camps (USSC), headquartered in San Rafael, California, is America's largest sports camp network and the licensed operator of Nike Sports Camps. The company has offered summer camps since 1975 with the same mission that defines it today: to shape a lifelong enjoyment of athletics through high quality sports education and skill enhancement.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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Xcelerate Lacrosse is offering the first 20 registered campers at each location a free Nike Vapor 2.0 Head. Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse Camps provide players of all positions and skill levels an opportunity to learn from some of the best coaches and players in the game today. Xcelerate's innovative curriculum and balanced approach to the game has made them the leader in lacrosse instruction throughout the nation. On a daily basis, coaches challenge campers in a positive, respectful, and fun-filled summer camp environment, enabling them to build confidence, experience success, and showcase their newfound skills. At the end of the week, campers walk away from any Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse Camp with a higher lacrosse IQ, an enhanced skill set, new friends, and a true love of the game. “Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse Camps provide campers the opportunity to learn from some of the most respected coaches in the nation,” says Steve Anderson, Founder of Xcelerate Lacrosse. “We provide a nice balance of experienced senior staff members, highly skilled professional players, enthusiastic recent college graduates, and current college players. Their coaching credentials are outstanding: All-Pros, All-Americans, Hall of Famers, Coaches of the Year, and All-World players.” Overnight Lacrosse Camp locations include: Auburn, AL (Auburn University); Vail, CO (Vail Mountain Lodge); Atlanta, GA (Emory University); Naperville, IL (North Central College); Highland Heights, KY (Northern Kentucky University); Albion, MI (Albion College); Northfield, MN (St. Olaf College); Liberty, MO (William Jewell College); St. Louis, MO (Saint Louis University); Amherst, NY(University at Buffalo); Charlotte, NC (UNC Charlotte); Cleveland, OH (Baldwin Wallace University); Corvallis, OR (Oregont State); Columbia, SC (Univeristy of South Carolina); Nashville, TN(Vanderbilt University); Georgetown, TX (Southwestern University); Tacoma, WA (Pacific Lutheran University). For additional details or to register online, visit http://www.xceleratelacrosse.com/ or call 1-800-645-3226. Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse Camps provide players of all positions and skill levels an opportunity to learn from some of the best coaches and players in the game today. Unlike tournaments, Xcelerate's summer camp opportunities provide youth and high school lacrosse players a balance of traditional and progressive drills which lead to tangible results. About US Sports Camps, Inc. US Sports Camps (USSC), headquartered in San Rafael, California, is America’s largest sports camp network and the licensed operator of Nike Sports Camps. Over 80,000 kids attended a US Sports Camps program in 2016. The company has offered summer camps since 1975 with the same mission that defines it today: to shape a lifelong enjoyment of athletics through high quality sports education and skill enhancement.


Hanson R.M.,St. Olaf College
Journal of Applied Crystallography | Year: 2010

Recent advances in molecular and crystallographic visualization methods are allowing instructors unprecedented opportunities to enhance student learning using virtual models within a familiar web-browser context. In step with these advances, the latest versions of the Jmol molecular visualization applet offer capabilities that hold potential for revolutionizing the way students learn about symmetry, uncertainty and the overall enterprise of molecular structure determination. © 2010 International Union of Crystallography Printed in Singapore-all rights reserved.


Marsh J.,St. Olaf College
Bioethics | Year: 2014

Some philosophers have argued for what I call the reason-giving requirement for conscientious refusal in reproductive healthcare. According to this requirement, healthcare practitioners who conscientiously object to administering standard forms of treatment must have arguments to back up their conscience, arguments that are purely public in character. I argue that such a requirement, though attractive in some ways, faces an overlooked epistemic problem: it is either too easy or too difficult to satisfy in standard cases. I close by briefly considering whether a version of the reason-giving requirement can be salvaged despite this important difficulty. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.


Efrati E.,James Franck Institute | Wang Z.,James Franck Institute | Kolan A.,James Franck Institute | Kolan A.,St. Olaf College | And 2 more authors.
Reviews of Modern Physics | Year: 2014

This review compares the conceptualization and practice of early real-space renormalization group methods with the conceptualization of more recent real-space transformations based on tensor networks. For specificity, it focuses upon two basic methods: the "potential-moving" approach most used in the period 1975-1980 and the "rewiring method" as it has been developed in the last five years. The newer method, part of a development called the tensor renormalization group, was originally based on principles of quantum entanglement. It is specialized for computing approximations for tensor products constituting, for example, the free energy or the ground state energy of a large system. It can attack a wide variety of problems, including quantum problems, which would otherwise be intractable. The older method is formulated in terms of spin variables and permits a straightforward construction and analysis of fixed points in rather transparent terms. However, in the form described here it is unsystematic, offers no path for improvement, and of unknown reliability. The new method is formulated in terms of index variables which may be considered as linear combinations of the statistical variables. Free energies emerge naturally, but fixed points are more subtle. Further, physical interpretations of the index variables are often elusive due to a gauge symmetry which allows only selected combinations of tensor entries to have physical significance. In applications, both methods employ analyses with varying degrees of complexity. The complexity is parametrized by an integer called χ (or D in the recent literature). Both methods are examined in action by using them to compute fixed points related to Ising models for small values of the complexity parameter. They behave quite differently. The old method gives a reasonably good picture of the fixed point, as measured, for example, by the accuracy of the measured critical indices. This happens at low values of χ, but there is no known systematic way of getting more accurate results within the old method. In contrast, the rewiring method seems to work poorly in fixed point calculations at low χ. This stands in contrast to the known excellent performance of these newer methods in calculations of free energy, but not fixed points, at large values of χ. Speculations are offered with a particular eye to seeing the reasons why the results of these two approaches are so different. © 2014 American Physical Society.


Patent
Breitenbach Koller, Hintner, Bauer Labs, Inc. and St. Olaf College | Date: 2010-11-17

The present invention relates to systems and methods for screening compounds and/or mutant ribosomal proteins in a eukaryotic cell that increase or decrease the translation of a target gene and thereby ameliorate or revert a defective and/or undesired translation of a target gene. Disclosed are compounds and proteins as identified with the methods and systems of the invention, pharmaceutical and cosmetic compositions thereof, their uses for the preparation of a medicament, methods of treatment of a disease or condition or cosmetic condition related to the defective translation of a gene, for example genetic diseases such as Epidermolysis bullosa, as well as diagnostic measures practical for the clinical evaluation of such diseases or conditions. Also, kits are provided which comprise the identified compounds and/or proteins in addition to suitable means for performing the methods of the invention

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