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  • April 21, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Raithel '15, Rekdal '15 Earn Goldwater Scholarships

    Carleton students Carolyn Raithel ’15 (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Vayu Rekdal ‘15 (Los Angeles) have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year. Raithel, a physics major, hopes to earn a PhD in astrophysics and one day conduct research at a national observatory. Rekdal, a biology major originally from Sweden, plans to pursue a PhD in nutritional biochemistry, and then focus his research in biochemistry with an eye towards problems in public health and nutrition.The two Carleton Goldwater Scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,166 mathematics, science, and engineering students who were nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide. The one- and two-year scholarships cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year.

  • April 14, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Junior Studio Art Majors Showcase their Work in New Exhibit

    The opening of the Carleton College Junior Art Show will be held on Thursday, May 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Boliou Hall. Admission to this show is free and open to the public.

  • Assistant Physics Professor Martha-Elizabeth Baylor
    April 12, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Physics Professor Baylor Makes Waves, Wins Award

    Martha-Elizabeth “Marty” Baylor, assistant professor of physics, Carleton College, has received a prestigious award from Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA) to improve optofluidic refractometers.

  • April 11, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    Starting Spring Term

    A glimpse at what I am doing at Carleton this term, including some suprising news about summer plans! 

     

  • March 26, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Lori Pearson Receives Mellon New Directions Fellowship

    Lori Pearson,Lori Pearson Professor of Religion, has been awarded a prestigious New Directions Fellowship from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for her project “Gender, Religion, and Social Theory: Marianne Weber and the Origins of Religious Studies.” This substantial fellowship will enable her to thoroughly address legal, cultural, and societal debates about women’s rights that shaped theories of religion in Germany around 1900; and demonstrate the influence of 19th century intellectual Marianne Weber, wife of pioneering sociologist Max Weber. The funding primarily supports summer and sabbatical leave time and graduate coursework. For more see the Carleton News article.

  • March 14, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    My Turn to Teach

  • March 9, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Transformers

    This year, students found answers to their questions at Sophomorphosis, a week of activities focused on the transformations sophomores undergo as they plan their futures at Carleton and beyond.

  • 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.