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  • Fred Hagstrom
    January 2, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Hagstrom Named 2014 Minnesota Book Artist Award Winner

    Fred Hagstrom, Humphrey Doermann Professor of Liberal Learning and Rae Schupack Nathan Professor of Art, has been named the 2014 Minnesota Book Artist Award Winner for his new piece entitled "Passage." This annual award, presented by Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) and the Minnesota Book Awards, recognizes a Minnesota book artist or book artist collaborative group for excellence of a new artistic work, demonstrated proficiency and quality in the book arts through three pieces of supporting previous work, as well as an ongoing commitment and significant contributions to Minnesota’s book arts community.

  • November 26, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Mix Master

    Carleton professor and musicologist Andy Flory discovered his passion for Motown as a grad student. Recently, he produced a 40th anniversary reissue of Marvin Gaye’s 1972 soundtrack album, Trouble Man.

  • November 26, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Art Stories

    Imagine being turned loose in a museum’s art collection and allowed to select your favorite pieces.

  • November 23, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Adventures in Academia

    The six faculty members who received tenure in 2013 tell us about new developments in their fields.

  • November 14, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Arb Revoir

    In recent visits to our beautiful, crisp, November Arboretum, I find myself doing quite a bit of reflection.  As a senior whose next two terms are pulling me away from the Arboretum towards other work-related pursuits, this is the last time I will be writing Arb notes.

  • Semaphore Fall Performance
    November 12, 2013 at 12:17 am

    Photo Feature: Semaphore Fall Performance

    This weekend, Semaphore, Carleton's Repertory Dance Company, presented their annual concert. Semaphore provides advanced dance students with the opportunity to hone their skills, develop as performers, and participate in professional-level dances. This concert featured student-choreographed work along with other pieces. Student photographer, Nina Shapiro, was on hand to capture the event.

  • November 9, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Donna Ricks Voted MIAC Women’s Cross Country Coach-of-the-Year

    Following her squad’s victorious performance at last weekend’s MIAC Championships, Donna Ricks was selected by her peers as the 2013 MIAC Women's Cross Country Coach-of-the-Year. This is her seventh conference coaching award, having won for cross country on five previous occasions and indoor track and field once.

  • November 6, 2013 at 9:44 am

    Carleton College Awarded Mellon Grant in Support of Global Initiative

    Carleton College has been awarded an $800,000 grant by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of the College’s global engagement initiative (GEI). The grant allows the College to integrate global learning across the curriculum. The support funds a three-year project emphasizing faculty development; integration of on- and off-campus study; experimentation with new curricular structures for team-based projects; improved utilization of foreign language resources; and multiple opportunities for collaboration, domestically and internationally. The program will be led by co-directors Scott Carpenter, professor of French and Francophone studies, and Kathleen Ryor, professor of art history and director of Asian studies.

  • October 25, 2013 at 8:15 am

    American Chemical Society awards PRF grant to Hofmeister

    Gretchen HofmeisterGretchen Hofmeister, Professor of Chemistry, has been awarded a Petroleum Research Fund (PRF) grant of $65,000 for her project “Transition State Analogues as Mechanistic Probes for Asymmetric Desymmetrization by Cinchona Alkaloid-Based Catalysts.” Professor Hofmeister’s research aims to evaluate reactions and test computational models, enabling rational design of improved catalysts. Funding supports a total of eight undergraduate researchers over three summers and involves collaboration with Professors David Alberg and Daniela Kohen at Carleton, and Professor Keith Kuwata of Macalester College.

  • Dave Musicant, Professor of Computer Science
    October 23, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Musicant Receives NSF Grant

    David Musicant, Professor of Computer Science, has been selected to receive a $250,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for an innovative pilot project: Educational Media to Advance Computer Science (EMACS), in conjunction with the Twin Cities Public Television and Dr. Siddika “Selcen” Guzey, Research Associate at STEM Education Center at the University of Minnesota.

    The project will create innovative videos and classroom activities to help teach computer science to high school students. By exploring how computer systems affect community infrastructure, the project aims to increase students’ awareness and understanding of real-world applications of computer science, and emphasizes the importance of computational thinking in everyday life. Working with traffic engineers at the City of Minneapolis’ Traffic Management Center and their newly-installed, state-of-the-art computerized system, the researchers will involve local youth in hands-on activities that model and simulate how traffic is managed in communities.

  • Historian and author, Kate Brown
    October 19, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Carleton‘s Annual Herbert P. Lefler Lecture to Discuss the Impact of Plutonium Production

    Renowned historian Kate Brown will present the Carleton College Herbert P. Lefler Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 5:30 p.m. in Leighton Hall room 305.  Her presentation, entitled “Plutopia: Nuclear Families in Atomic Cities and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters,” is free and open to the public.

  • Mary Savina
    October 16, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Savina Honored With Undergraduate Research Mentor Award

    Mary Savina, the Charles L. Denison Professor of Geology at Carleton College, has been awarded the Undergraduate Research Mentor Award from the Geosciences division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). The awardee is an individual who serves as a role model for productive and transformative student-faculty mentoring relationships and for maintaining a sustained and innovative approach to the enterprise of undergraduate research. The award will be formally presented at the Geological Society of America Meeting in Denver, Colo., in October.