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The 24th annual January Series of lectures hosted by Calvin College will run Jan. 5 through Jan. 25, 2011, in the college’s newly remodeled Covenant Fine Arts Center.

The lineup includes presentations from Cal Ripken Jr., a Hall of Fame baseball player; Temple Grandin, an associate professor of animal science at Colorado State University and one of Time magazine’s “Heroes” in the 2010 list of the world’s most influential people; Jessica Jackley, co-founder of Kiva, the world’s first peer-to-peer microloan website; and Theary Seng, who escaped the Khmer Rouge and now works for social justice in Cambodia.

The series is also expanding its remote webcasts to 30 locations continent-wide and will also expand overseas into Lithuania. For a complete list of sites and a lineup of the award-winning speakers, visit the January Series website at The lectures will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free, and all talks are open to the public.

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