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  • Judith Howard
    October 18, 2014 at 12:28 am

    Howard Honored with SAGE Award for Dance

    Judith Howard, Associate Professor of Dance and Chair of the Theater and Dance, was honored with a SAGE Award for Dance. She competed against three other nominees for the the Outstanding Dance Educator award, which is given to a dance educator/teacher for their commitment and accomplishment in the field of dance education. Howard had been nominated three times in the category and won a previous SAGE award for outstanding performance in 2006.

  • October 20, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Strength in Science

  • George Eliot's "Middlemarch"
    October 16, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Carleton celebrates George Eliot’s “Middlemarch” with a 24-hour marathon reading

    Members of the Carleton community will present a 24-hour reading of George Eliot’s “Middlemarch” beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22. The marathon reading will take place on the North Balcony of the Sayles Hill Campus Center. Community members will take turns reading for about 30 minutes each throughout the day, afternoon, evening, and throughout the night—finishing up the next morning on Oct. Listeners are encouraged to attend, and may come and go as they like or stay for the entire reading.

  • October 13, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Always Lost: A Meditation on War

    ALWAYS LOST:  A MEDITATION ON WAR  - EXHIBITION RUNS FROM OCT. 13-24

    WEITZ 148 - 7:30pm

    "War is never fatal but always lost. Always lost." - Gertrude Stein

    In fall 2008, Western Nevada College sociology professor Don Carlson was stopped in his tracks by The New York Times' Roster of the Dead. "Four thousand faces of American military who had perished in Iraq stared at me," he said, "and I realized that this war has been perhaps one of the most impersonal wars ever fought."

    The heart of Always Lost is the Wall of the Dead: individual photographs with names of the more than 6,500 U.S. military war casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan since Sept. 11, 2001. The exhibition has evolved into a powerful meditation on the effect of war on each of us. It has become a sacred space in which to contemplate the personal costs and collective sacrifice of these particular conflicts, and consequently, of all wars. In the meantime, casualties continue to mount, and the Wall of the Dead continues to grow.

    The opening reception for Always Lost is on October 13 at 7:30PM in Weitz 148. The exhibition will run through October 24. It is open to the public.

    The nationally touring humanities exhibit is on loan to the Minnesota Humanities Center from Western Nevada College and is sponsored by Carleton Humanities Center and Arts @ Carleton.

  • Poster for the new American Music concentration
    October 11, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    From Bluegrass to Beyonce, American Music Concentration Aims for a Wide Audience

    For those with an interest in music and the communities and society that give it context, there is a new interdisciplinary concentration available this year in American Music.

  • September 27, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Externship Offerings Expanded as Part of Careers Push

    Teaching preschool at Bright Horizons Family Solutions in Minneapolis, reading manuscripts at Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents in New York City, or working at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Silver Spring, Maryland will be a part of some students’ winter breaks as a result of the Career Center’s expanded externship offerings.

  • September 12, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Carleton presents Weekly International Film Forum

    Area film aficionados mark your calendars: Carleton College is pleased to host a weekly International Film Forum, with screenings held Monday evenings at 7 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. Featuring films from all around the world, the series premieres September 22 and screenings are free and open to the public.

  • August 19, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Gretchen Hofmeister and Chemistry Department Awarded NSF MRI Grant

    Gretchen HofmeisterGretchen Hofmeister, Professor of Chemistry, along with coPIs Dave Alberg, Professor of Chemistry, and Matt Whited, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, have been awarded a National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation grant for the acquisition of a new 400 MHz NMR spectrometer to support research and undergraduate research training. The improved capabilities and experimental efficiencies of the new spectrometer compared with Carleton’s current instrument will extend access to a broader range of students at Carleton, St. Olaf, and the local high school, providing new opportunities for undergraduate researchers to perform more sophisticated experiments.

  • August 18, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Off-Campus Study Participation hits 78%

  • Bing Shui '16
    July 29, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Rising Junior Bing Shui '16 Awarded Harvard Stem Cell Institute Internship

    Bing Shui '16 (China), a rising junior majoring in biology, is one of forty undergraduate students accepted into the 2014 Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) Internship Program, which provides participants with a challenging summer research experience in a cutting-edge stem cell science laboratory.

    Since early June, Shui has been working in the Boston Children’s Hospital laboratory of HSCI Affiliated Faculty member Xi He, PhD, known for his research on cell-to-cell communication. Shui’s project this summer is to study how a newly discovered protein controls how genes function in intestinal stem cells and colorectal cancer cells.

  • July 25, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Knights Receive CSCAA Team Scholar All America Awards

    For the 21st year in a row, Carleton College’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams have received Scholar All-America Team honors from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). The men’s team posted a cumulative 3.19 GPA for the spring 2014 term, while the women’s team recorded a cumulative 3.32 GPA.

  • July 17, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    A Change of Pace

    Carleton faculty members benefit in many ways from the opportunity to take a break from on-campus responsibilities and focus instead on research, writing, and curriculum development. But equally important is how this long-standing academic tradition serves Carleton students when the professors return to their classrooms.