Several Hope College students and professors led sessions or presented research during the annual meetings of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters, held at the Eberhard Center at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids on Friday, March 5.

In the "Economics" section, James Heisler, professor of economics, participated in a panel discussion on "Teaching Principles of Macroeconomics and Microeconomics."

A total of four students presented research papers in the "French Language, Literature and Culture" section. Junior Daniela Banu of Bucharest presented "L'affaire Dreyfus et sa postérité"; senior Kim Daelhousen of Sinking Spring, Pa., presented "Des héroïnes inconnues: les femmes dans la Résistance"; senior Edita Grajqevci of Holland presented "La représentation des femmes par Colette et Beauvoir"; junior Abigail Rockwood of Muskegon presented "Camus, The Invincible Summer."

One of the French section's four sessions was organized by Brigitte Hamon-Porter, associate professor of French, and chaired by Isabelle Chapuis-Alvarez, assistant professor of French. Another session was chaired by Anne R. Larsen, professor of French.

Chapuis-Alvarez and Larsen also made presentations during other sessions. Chapuis-Alvarez presented "Opération BD: ou comment introduire le 9ème art dans la classe de français," and Larsen presented "Crossing Borders: Fashioning Literary Community in the Renaissance."

Vice-chair for the section on Geological Sciences was Edward C. Hansen, professor of geology and environmental science.

During the session, Hope researchers made presentations on three projects. Senior Daniel J. Halloran of Midland presented "Analysis of Onychiuridae Occurrence in Groundwater Beneath the Hope College Campus," a paper he co-authored with Jonathan W. Peterson, who is associate professor of geology and environmental science and chair of the department. Brian Bodenbender, who is associate professor of geology and environmental science, presented "Mineralogy of Beach and Dune Sand Near Holland, Michigan," a paper he co-authored with Hansen; junior Daniel Miller of Colchester, Ill.; and junior Michelle Knapman of Edwardsburg. Knapman presented "Geomorphic History of Parabolic and Back Dunes at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park," a paper she co-authored with Hansen; Miller; and Deanna van Dijk of the Calvin College faculty.

Hope hosted the annual meetings last year, in March of 2003. The 2005 meetings will be held at Eastern Michigan University.