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  • Scott Carpenter
    January 2, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Carpenter's Acclaimed Novel Selected for Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2013 List

    "Theory of Remainders," the acclaimed novel by professor of French Scott Dominic Carpenter, has been selected for the esteemed Kirkus Reviews' "Best Books of 2013" List. Applauding the work for its “fully realized characters” and “remarkable fluency of language,” the national trade reviewer asserts that Carpenter’s “extensive comprehension of French culture and history make this literary novel a stellar achievement.” The book is one of a small number to receive the distinction.

  • 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.