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  • March 26, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Lori Pearson Receives Mellon New Directions Fellowship

    Lori Pearson,Lori Pearson Professor of Religion, has been awarded a prestigious New Directions Fellowship from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for her project “Gender, Religion, and Social Theory: Marianne Weber and the Origins of Religious Studies.” This substantial fellowship will enable her to thoroughly address legal, cultural, and societal debates about women’s rights that shaped theories of religion in Germany around 1900; and demonstrate the influence of 19th century intellectual Marianne Weber, wife of pioneering sociologist Max Weber. The funding primarily supports summer and sabbatical leave time and graduate coursework. For more see the Carleton News article.

  • February 19, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Baylor receives Research Corporation Cottrell College Science Award

    Marty BaylorMarty Baylor, Assistant Professor of Physics, has been granted a prestigious Single-Investigator Cottrell College Science Award from the Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement for her project “Optimization of Index Contrast in Diffusive Photopolymers Able to Create Waveguides and Fluid Channels in Optofluidic Devices.” The award will move Prof. Baylor closer to her goal of creating 3-D, portable devices for optical sensor applications. The grant will also support undergraduate researchers to assist in building apparatus, acquiring data, analyzing results, and devising future experiments.

  • April 14, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Junior Studio Art Majors Showcase their Work in New Exhibit

    The opening of the Carleton College Junior Art Show will be held on Thursday, May 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Boliou Hall. Admission to this show is free and open to the public.

  • April 14, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    The Carleton Singers and Carleton’s Chinese Music Ensemble Join Forces for an Enchanting Night of Shakespearean Songs and East Asian Music

    The Carleton Singers, led by Lawrence Burnett, and Carleton’s Chinese Music Ensemble, directed by Gao Hong, will come together for an enchanting evening performance combining Shakespearean songs and traditional East Asian music. This unique concert will be held on Friday, April 18 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall.

    The Carleton Singers will present song texts by William Shakespeare set by his contemporaries and modern composers. Members of the Chinese Music Ensemble will join the Singers for the second half of the concert to feature traditional music from Korea, Mongolia, China, and Japan.

  • April 11, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    Starting Spring Term

    A glimpse at what I am doing at Carleton this term, including some suprising news about summer plans! 

     

  • March 14, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    My Turn to Teach

  • March 9, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Transformers

    This year, students found answers to their questions at Sophomorphosis, a week of activities focused on the transformations sophomores undergo as they plan their futures at Carleton and beyond.

  • Author and organic farmer David 'Mas' Masumoto
    February 14, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    Meet acclaimed author and organic farmer David ‘Mas’ Masumoto

    Carleton College will present an evening with acclaimed author and organic farmer David ‘Mas’ Masumoto, the C. Angus Wurtele Distinguished Visitor in Environmental Studies, on Thursday, Feb. 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Larson Meeting Room 236. Masumoto is an organic farmer in California, whose farming techniques have been employed by farmers across the nation. He is also an award-winning author and columnist for the Fresno Bee and the Sacramento Bee. In 2013 was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the National Council on the Arts. Following Masumoto’s presentation, entitled “How A Peach Changed Everything,” he will sign copies of his books, which will be available for purchase at the event. This event is free and open to the public.

  • February 10, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Chinese Music Ensemble Wins 4 Awards at 2014 Huain Cup International Chinese Instrument Competition

    Four members of Carleton's esteemed Chinese Music Ensemble were recently honored at the 2014 Huain Cup International Chinese Instrument Competition at the Le Petit Trianon Theatre in San Jose, Calif. A panel comprised of elite musicians and music scholars from the People's Republic of China awarded a Gold Medal to Yawen Chen '15 (China) on the Dizi (Chinese bamboo flute); a Silver Medal to Vicky Wu '17 (China) on the Guzheng (Chinese zither);  and Bronze Medals to Xiaodi Wang '16 (China) on the Erhu (Chinese fiddle) and Ken Wang '15 (Canada) on the Sanxian (Chinese banjo).

  • February 6, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    A break from your regularly scheduled programming....

    A brief glimpse of my experiences in my first ever computer science class. 

  • Rebecca Plotnick '14, a CAMS 287 student, working on her project.
    February 3, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Stop Motion Animation Class Screening

    The students in Britta Johnson's Stop Motion Animation class have been learning and developing the skills of stop motion animation for the past five weeks. On February 6th, at 5:30pm, their projects will come to life in Weitz Cinema in a special screening. Come support the students and the CAMS department and enjoy these interesting projects.

    For more information, click here.

    The final projects will be on continuous view in Weitz 229 beginning Tuesday, February 11th.

  • Professor of English Timothy Raylor
    January 24, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    Carleton Celebrates 300 Years of Sterne’s Seminal Novel with a Marathon Reading of Tristram Shandy

    In commemoration of Anglo-Irish humorist and novelist Laurence Sterne’s 300th birthday, Carleton College will hold a 24-hour marathon reading of “The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy: Gentleman” on January 29 and 30. Faculty, students and staff, including President Steve Poskanzer, will gather on the north balcony of the Sayles Hill Campus Center and take turns reading from this classic book, beginning at 12:50 p.m. on January 29 non-stop until 11:50 a.m. on January 30. The marathon reading will conclude with a celebration featuring cake and conversation.