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  • Hans Memling, detail of Scenes from the Advent and Triumph of Christ
    March 18, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art publishes 5.1 issue

    Alison Kettering, Editor-in-Chief of the refereed e-journal Historians of Netherlandish Art, has just published another issue of the journal, vol. 5:1.  The issue includes articles on Memling, on a "needle painting" by the court embroiderer to Rudolf II, and on 17th-century Dutch maps of Brazil. This last is written by Carleton grad, Elizabeth Sutton '03.

  • March 18, 2013 at 9:22 am

    Schier receives Fulbright Chair appointment in Sweden

    Steven Schier, Steven SchierDorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, has received a 2013-2014 award as the Swedish Institute for North American Studies (SINAS) Fulbright Chair at Uppsala University. The Chair, which is the only one of its kind in the country, is jointly financed by the Swedish Fulbright Commission in Stockholm and Uppsala University. It entails teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in American Studies, broadly defined, along with tutoring students within the grantee's area of research. Schier's appointment is from January to June of 2014. He previously held a Fulbright Senior Lectureship at York University in Toronto, Canada in 2002.

  • March 18, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Fulbright Fellowship to Justin London

    Justin LondonJustin London, Professor of Music, has received a Core Fulbright Scholar Grant to spend January through May of 2014 at the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Music Research at the University of Jyväskylä. Under the auspices of this fellowship, London will teach a seminar on rhythm and temporality as part of the Centre's Music, Mind, and Technology program; and will collaborate with his Finnish colleagues on his research project, "Dance With Me: The effect of self-motion and observed motion on perceived musical tempo."

  • Abby Han ‘12
    March 3, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Alumni Follow Passions for Photography in Post-Grad Year

    Most students come to college planning to follow a traditional path: attend four years of classes, graduate, and either find a full-time job or attend graduate school. However, for some Carleton students, college leads them down a less-traditional path.

  • Thomas Callister '13
    March 3, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Callister Wins Churchill Scholarship

    Many seniors are planning to travel after they finish college this spring.  For Tom Callister ’13, a Physics and Astronomy major, the trip will last longer than most.

  • Clifford Clark
    March 1, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Clark's Finalizes Latest Edition of 'The Enduring Vision'

    Clifford Clark, Professor of History and M.A. and A.D. Hulings Professor of American Studies, recently published the eighth edition of his American History textbook, The Enduring Vision: A History of the American People, with Wadsworth, Cengage Learning. The book’s narrative integrates political, social, and cultural history within a chronological framework. The text focuses on the environment and the land and has been praised for its innovative coverage of cultural history, public health and medicine, and the West. The revised edition incorporates new scholarship throughout and brings the discussion fully up-to-date with coverage of the 2012 presidential campaign.

  • February 25, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Salomon receives IAS Fellowship for Scholars

    Noah SalomonNoah Salomon, Assistant Professor of Religion, has been awarded a membership in the School of Social Science for the 2013-2014 academic year at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton, NJ. This residential Fellowship for Scholars supports the completion of Salomon's ethnography "The People of Sudan Love You, Oh Messenger of God" which explores the Sudanese experiment with Islamic statehood and contributes to the conversation about what the rise of Muslim political actors means for the future of the Muslim world. Noah chose the IAS fellowship from among several awards made in support of this project.

  • "This Jealous Earth"
    February 22, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Carpenter’s “Riddles” Recognized by Best Indie Lit New England

    A short story by Scott Carpenter, Professor of French, appears in the anthology Best Indie Lit New England 2012. The piece is drawn from his recent collection, This Jealous Earth. Best Indie Lit New England is an anthology series that showcases some of the best work published in literary journals, providing opportunities for readers to discover new writers and publications, and for writers to gain greater recognition and find new audiences for their work.

    They write, “‘Riddles,’ Carpenter’s narrative of a middle-aged woman lost in a museum, calls on us to consider the inevitability of the body’s decline, the regret of desires deferred by the necessities of work and family, and the alienation of growing old in a world obsessed with comeliness and youth. Carpenter’s story provides an intimate look into the life a single character, inviting us to extend the bounds of our empathy and identification.”

  • February 22, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Naomi Seidman, Scholar of Jewish Art, to Deliver Carleton College’s Forkosh Lecture in Judaic Studies

    Naomi Seidman, a scholar who specializes in Jewish culture and literature, will deliver Carleton College’s annual Forkosh Family Lecture in Judaic Studies and Religion on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Severance Great Hall. Entitled “The Marriage Plot: Sexuality, Secularization and the Emergence of Modern Jewish Literature,” Seidman’s lecture will explore how the secularizing trends of the 18th and 19th centuries worked through art and literature to influence Jewish sexual norms. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Gao Hong
    February 22, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Hong and Students Awarded ASIANetwork Grant

    Three Carleton students and Gao Hong Dice, lecturer in Chinese Musical Instruments, have been awarded funds from ASIANetwork for their project “Exploration and Preservation: Temple Music in the Chinese Diaspora.” This “ASIANetwork Freeman Student-Faculty Fellows” grant, one of only thirteen given this year, supports extensive travel and research in Taiwan and Singapore for Gao Hong Dice and students Kim Bauer ’13, Yawen Chen ’15, and Joseph Concannon ’13. The project continues a focus on temple music first pursued with a 2010 award for “In Search of Ancient Melodies.”

  • Sarah Kirkland Snider and Shara Worden
    February 20, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Carleton to Host Exclusive Performance of Sarah Kirkland Snider’s Extraordinary Song Cycle, “Penelope”

    Carleton College will host an exclusive performance of composer Sarah Kirkland Snider’s beautiful and haunting song cycle, “Penelope,” featuring renowned classical/indie rock vocalist Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond) and NYC’s most in-demand new music ensemble, yMusic. This rare public performance takes place Thursday, Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel on the Carleton College campus. Worden will also perform selected music from My Brightest Diamond and Sarah Kirkland Snider will also be in attendance. Following the performance will be a Q & A session with an opportunity for audience members to meet the musicians.

  • Souls of Zen: Buddhism, Ancestors, and the 2011 Tsunami in Japan
    February 18, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Carleton Presents Screening of Documentary Film, “Souls of Zen: Buddhism, Ancestors, and the 2011 Tsunami in Japan”

    Carleton College will present a special screening of the one-hour documentary film, “Souls of Zen: Buddhism, Ancestors, and the 2011 Tsunami in Japan,” on Friday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Boliou Hall auditorium. Following the screening, filmmaker Tim Graf will lead a Q & A session. Nearly two years after the disaster, Graf is showing the film at colleges around the country in order to spark a dialogue with religion scholars and students. The public is invited to this free screening, with a goal of raising awareness of Japan’s ongoing recovery process, along with supporting area fund-raising activities for disaster victims.