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Event Notices From Nov. 20

Junior Achievement Hosts Movie Premiere for Walt Disney's 'Frozen': Saturday, Nov. 30: Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes will host a fundraising movie premiere for Walt Disney's Frozen at 10 a.m. Nov. 30 at Celebration Cinema North at Knapp's Corner. All proceeds from the fundraiser will support K-12 programming provided through JA, which reaches more than 61,000 children in the greater West Michigan area. Admission to the premiere is $20 and includes a ticket to the movie along with pop, popcorn, and chances at door prizes, trivia contest prizes and a raffle. The event is sponsored by National Heritage Academies, Blackford Capital and Patterson Ice Arena. Through JA's fundraising efforts, the organization is able to prepare and inspire young people to succeed in a global economy by bringing volunteer business and community leaders into the classroom to teach work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. The program reaches more than 61,000 children in the West, Mid-and Northern Michigan counties served by JAMGL. To learn more about this event, please contact Starla McDermott at or (616) 575-9080 ext. 235. Visit for more information.

Biomedical engineering student organization to host H.R. Lissner Biomedical Research Day: Members of the Wayne State University Biomedical Engineering Society will host the annual H.R. Lissner Biomedical Research Day on Thursday, Nov. 21. The event is designed to showcase the exceptional biomedical research occurring at Wayne State University in the fields of engineering, biology, chemistry, physics and medicine. The research day is named after biomechanics pioneer Herbert R. Lissner, who established Wayne State's Bioengineering Center and was appointed its first director in 1963. Lissner, a former professor of engineering mechanics at Wayne State, began researching the mechanisms of blunt head trauma and skull fracture in 1939. Engineering students Pavan Jella, Eric Kim, Kevin Miles, Anil Kalra and Elisabeth Steel will give oral presentations during the podium session, and more than 15 additional engineering undergraduate and graduate students will present research during two poster sessions (full schedule available at The schedule also includes a faculty presentation by Mai Lam, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, who will present "Creating translatable techniques for repairing tissues using stem cells and biomaterials." The keynote speech, "The intersection of cancer biology and micro scale engineering," will be given by David J. Beebe, professor and associate chair of research and faculty development at the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering. For more information or to RSVP, visit

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