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  • February 27, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Susan McKinstry joins Fulbright Scholar Specialist Roster

    Susan Susan Jaret McKinstryJaret McKinstry, Helen F. Lewis Professor of English and Associate Director of the Digital Humanities, has been approved to join the Fulbright Scholar Specialist Roster in the field of Communication/Media Studies. The program enables U.S. faculty and professionals to engage in short-term collaborative projects - focusing on strengthening and developing higher education institutions - with universities overseas.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Professor Judy Tzu-Chun Wu
    January 22, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Winter Herbert P. Lefler Lecture Discusses Asia’s Influence on Political Activism in the U.S.

    Author and historian Judy Tzu-Chun Wu will present Carleton College’s Winter 2013-14 Herbert P. Lefler Lecture on Monday, Jan. 27 at 4:30 p.m. in Leighton Hall Room 305. Wu’s presentation, entitled “Eldridge Cleaver Goes to Pyongyang, Hanoi, and Peking: Afro-Asian Internationalism and Radical Orientalism,” is free and open to the public.

  • “Remembering Nokutela,” a film by Professor Chérif Keita
    January 22, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Carleton presents Area Premiere of “Remembering Nokutela,” Latest Film by Professor Chérif Keita

    Carleton College will present the area’s premiere screening of “Remembering Nokutela,” the latest documentary film by Professor of French and Francophone Studies Chérif Keita, on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. The film, screened as part of the College’s International Film Forum, and co-sponsored by the Carleton Humanities Center, chronicles Keita’s four-year-long journey to uncover the story of Nokutela Dube (1873-1917), the long-forgotten woman pioneer of the liberation movement in South Africa. A question and answer session with Keita will follow the screening. The film is suitable for all audiences and the screening is free and open to the public.

  • January 21, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Carleton presents Weekly International Film Forum

    Carleton College is hosting a weekly International Film Forum, with screenings held every Thursday (while classes are in session) beginning at 7 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. Featuring films from all around the world, these screenings are free and open to the public.

  • January 19, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Public Invited to Screenings Hosted by Carleton Film Society

    The Carleton Film Society, a student-run organization that promotes arthouse films, presents weekly public screenings on Saturday evenings at 4:30 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. Each film is preceded by an introduction from a Carleton professor or other guest speaker, and student-led discussions follow the screenings. Screenings are free and open to the public.

  • January 17, 2014 at 1:28 am

    A Glimpse of Study Abroad at Carleton

    Today, I was able to attend the Off Campus Studies Fair. I learned lots of interesting things about potential programs I could partake in as a Carleton student!