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Calvin College has been named one of the best places to work in academia by The Scientist, a magazine for the life sciences now in its 21st year. Survey results were published in the October issue.

Calvin ranked fifth among U.S. academic institutions, while Michigan State University was seventh and Wayne State University in Detroit was 14th. The top U.S. institution for 2006 is St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.

Longtime Calvin biology professor David DeHeer says Calvin brings together motivated, hard-working students and top teachers in the contemporary, up-to-date facilities that scientists need for education and research.

“Calvin,” he says, “provides a vibrant learning environment in which curiosity, investigation into real-world problems, and research activity (often collaborative) flourish. But the greatest satisfaction comes from working with students and seeing these young scientists become energized by the discovery process. All of this makes Calvin a dynamic workplace.”

For the complete story, including a list of the top 15 workplaces, see /2006-07/the-scientist.htm.

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