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Deerfield Farm Team Helps with Local Harvest

Small in numbers, but mighty in service to the community, The Deerfield Farm Team harvested carrots with local farmers at Riverland Farm, in Sunderland this week. Deerfield students have been helping out on this farm for the past ten years!
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Woodcuts and Monotypes by Keiji Shinohara on View in the von Auersberg Gallery

The exhibition, "Whispers of the Infinite: Woodcuts and Monotypes," by artist Keiji Shinohara opened last Sunday in the von Auersperg Art Gallery. Students docents will offer tours from Oct 8 until the end of the show on October 29. Student docents have met with the artist, and they hope to share some of the stories behind the work that they learned during their workshop.​ Handouts are available in the gallery with suggested visual exercises to do in connection to this exhibition. The exercises are designed to encourage observation, reflection, and possible conversations.
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Feranmi Okanlami ’03 Leads Groundbreaking Program in Adaptive Sports at U of M

Feranmi Okanlami M.D., M.S., Class of 2003, is leading a groundbreaking effort in collegiate adaptive sports at the University of Michigan. Feranmi is assistant professor of family medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation, and knows the benefits of adaptive sports firsthand: a former academic All-American athlete himself, he graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 2011 before suffering a spinal cord injury in 2013. He is drawing on his own experience to develop a top-flight adaptive sports program that prioritizes diversity and inclusion. If you’re in Michigan, consider joining Feranmi for a drop in game of wheelchair basketball...

His Majesty King Abdullah bin Hussein ’80 Wins Templeton Prize

The John Templeton Foundation has awarded its annual prize to His Majesty King Abdullah bin Hussein '80. The Templeton Prize honors a living person who has "made an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension, whether through insight, discovery, or practical works." The foundation praised Abdullah for doing "more to seek religious harmony within Islam and between Islam and other religions than any other living political leader." The prize will be presented to the King at a Nov. 13 ceremony in Washington, DC. Previous recipients include the 14th Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Mother Teresa, and the Rev. Billy Graham.