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  • January 25, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Helena Kaufman and Éva Pósfay Present on De-Familiarizing Europe

    Helena Kaufman, Director of Off-Campus Studies, and Éva Pósfay, Professor of French, presented "De-Familiarizing Europe: Study Curriculum for the Flat World," with colleagues from Paris and Copenhagen, at the December Forum on Education Abroad meeting in Dublin, Ireland. The session focused on program design in the dynamically changing European context. The panelists, representing U.S. colleges and European study abroad organizations, shared best practices in holistic design of curriculum that situates in national, regional, and European contexts but also de-familiarizes Europe as a destination.

  • Cathy Yandell
    January 21, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Yandell Presents at the Modern Language Association Conference

    Cathy Yandell, W.I. and Hulda F. Daniell Professor of French Literature, Language, and Culture, delivered a paper, "Learning through the Body in the Blasons anatomiques du corps féminin," at the Modern Language Association conference in Boston. In her paper, Yandell argues that this famous collection of anatomical poems, known for its humor and bawdiness, had an important heuristic function in Renaissance France. Not only did it teach readers about sex, gender, and the symbolic body, but it also revealed the political and religious preoccupations of the moment.

  • Scott Carpenter
    January 18, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Carpenter Featured on MPR for 'This Jealous Earth'

    French Professor Scott Carpenter was recently interviewed by Minnesota Public Radio for his newest book titled, "This Jealous Earth." The collection of 16 stories focuses on the stories of men, women, and children of various backgrounds who encounter a choice that will alter the course of their life. Although Carpenter has written about literature for over 20 years, this is his first book of fiction.

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology Liz Raleigh
    January 18, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Raleigh Publishes on Adoption's Transracial Achievement Gap

    Liz Raleigh, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Carleton College, and her colleague Grace Kao (University of Pennsylvania), recently published a paper, "Is there a (transracial) adoption achievement gap?: A national longitudinal analysis of adopted children's educational performance" in Children and Youth Services Review. Although much of the social sciences literature consistently finds that adopted children do not, on average, perform academically as well as children in biological families, Raleigh and Kao's research is one of the first studies to dig a little deeper by disaggregating adopted children by their type of adoption.

  • The Digital Humanities Associates 2012-2013
    January 4, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    New Digital Humanities Associates

    The Humanities Center is pleased to announce the selection of the interdisciplinary Digital Humanities Associates: Kaylin Land (possible Russian and History double major, '15), Sam Watson (will declare Computer Science major with Cognitive Science and Neuroscience concentrations) and Hannah Telegen (History major, '14).

  • January 2, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Introducing Bridge²

    Introducing Bridge², a new and simple way to search across the library catalog and nearly a billion articles, videos, reference books and other documents. You can search for articles and books at the same time, across all subjects. You can find Bridge² on the library home page.
  • Time Map on "The Last Pictures"
    December 19, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Carleton Astronomer Designs Time Map To Be Sent Into Perpetual Orbit

    A Carleton College professor’s project has been launched into an orbit that may last for billions of years. Joel Weisberg, the Herman and Gertrude Mosier Stark Professor of Physics and Astronomy and the Natural Sciences, created a time map that is attached to EchoStar XVI, which launched from a pad in Kazakhstan on Tuesday, Nov. 20 into outer space. The artifact will remain in the Earth’s geosynchronous orbit in virtual perpetuity.

  • Fulbright
    December 12, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Carleton Named Top Producer for U.S. Fulbright Program

    The Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program, recently announced the complete list of colleges and universities that produced the most U.S. Fulbright Students for the current school year, and Carleton College was included on that list with six award-winners for 2012-13. Carleton’s Fulbright Fellowship winners for 2012-13 were: Kathryn Deeg ‘12, Elizabeth Durham ‘12, Zachary Hyman ‘08, Grace Ogilby ‘12, Jesse Pittman ‘12, and Jacob Reznick ‘12.

  • Weitz Center: Lab Classroom
    October 29, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    21st Century Teaching and Learning

    With research to back them, teachers are embracing new technologies and teaching methods—flipped classrooms, clickers, e-books, MOOCs, Moodle, and more—to improve how students learn. We examine how Carleton is responding to these advances in education.

  • Meera Sehgal, Sarah Titus, Devrashree Gupta, Pavel Kapinos, and Palmar Álvarez-Blanco
    October 26, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Teaching Manifestoes

    The five faculty members who earned tenure in 2012 tell us what makes their teaching tick.

  • Newsweek's "2012's Best Colleges for You"
    August 6, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Carleton Ranks High in Newsweek's "2012's Best Colleges for You"

    Today Newsweek magazine released its list of "2012's Best Colleges for You" and Carleton College is featured twice -- ranking as one of the top five "happiest" campuses in the nation, as well as one of the most "rigorous" colleges academically. The rankings reflect the Carleton's passion for working hard, while appreciating the importance of having fun and enjoying life both in and out of the classroom.

  • Fulbright
    July 10, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Carleton Has Six Fulbright Fellowship Winners

    Six Carleton students, including five members of the class of 2012, have been awarded highly competitive Fulbright Fellowships to pursue graduate work abroad. The recipients include: Katie Deeg ’12 (Zionsville, Ind.), Elizabeth Durham ’12 (Ottawa Hills, Ohio), Zach Hyman ’08 (East Hampton, N.Y.), Grace Ogilby ’12 (Belmont, Mass.), Jesse Pittman ‘12 (Annapolis, Md.), and Jake Reznick ‘12 (New York). Fulbright Fellowship award winners are selected on the basis of personal qualifications, academic record, and the value of the proposed project or study.