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  • Gregory Blake Smith, Lloyd P. Johnson Norwest Professor of English and the Liberal Arts
    April 9, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Professor Gregory Smith to appear at the Northfield Public Library as part of the Minnesota Book Awards Tour

    The Northfield Public Library is pleased to host a reading by local author and Carleton College professor of English Gregory Blake Smith, as part of the Minnesota Book Awards Author tour.

  • Nancy Wilkie
    April 4, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Wilkie Elected President of the U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield

    Nancy Wilkie, William H. Laird Professor of Classics, Anthropology, and the Liberal Arts, has been elected President of the U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield, a nonprofit organization committed to the protection of cultural property worldwide during armed conflict, as set forth in the 1954 Hague Convention on the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict. The International Committee of the Blue Shield and its affiliated national committees work together as the cultural equivalent of the Red Cross, providing emergency response to cultural property at risk from armed conflict. Wilkie has served on the committee since 2003.

  • Alice in Wonderland, presented by the Carleton Players in collaboration with the Flying Foot Forum
    March 29, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Carleton Players and Flying Foot Forum Present Exciting New Theatrical Adaptation of ‘Alice in Wonderland’

    The Carleton Players, along with the renowned dance/theater company the Flying Foot Forum, will present an exciting new adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice in Wonderland. Held in the Weitz Center for Creativity Theater, performances will take place nightly at 7:30 p.m. on April 11, 12 and 13, with a 2 p.m. matinee performance on April 14. Performances are free and open to the public; reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made online at www.carleton.tixato.com/buy/.

  • Hans Memling, detail of Scenes from the Advent and Triumph of Christ
    March 18, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art publishes 5.1 issue

    Alison Kettering, Editor-in-Chief of the refereed e-journal Historians of Netherlandish Art, has just published another issue of the journal, vol. 5:1.  The issue includes articles on Memling, on a "needle painting" by the court embroiderer to Rudolf II, and on 17th-century Dutch maps of Brazil. This last is written by Carleton grad, Elizabeth Sutton '03.

  • March 18, 2013 at 9:22 am

    Schier receives Fulbright Chair appointment in Sweden

    Steven Schier, Steven SchierDorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, has received a 2013-2014 award as the Swedish Institute for North American Studies (SINAS) Fulbright Chair at Uppsala University. The Chair, which is the only one of its kind in the country, is jointly financed by the Swedish Fulbright Commission in Stockholm and Uppsala University. It entails teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in American Studies, broadly defined, along with tutoring students within the grantee's area of research. Schier's appointment is from January to June of 2014. He previously held a Fulbright Senior Lectureship at York University in Toronto, Canada in 2002.

  • March 18, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Fulbright Fellowship to Justin London

    Justin LondonJustin London, Professor of Music, has received a Core Fulbright Scholar Grant to spend January through May of 2014 at the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Music Research at the University of Jyväskylä. Under the auspices of this fellowship, London will teach a seminar on rhythm and temporality as part of the Centre's Music, Mind, and Technology program; and will collaborate with his Finnish colleagues on his research project, "Dance With Me: The effect of self-motion and observed motion on perceived musical tempo."

  • Abby Han ‘12
    March 3, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Alumni Follow Passions for Photography in Post-Grad Year

    Most students come to college planning to follow a traditional path: attend four years of classes, graduate, and either find a full-time job or attend graduate school. However, for some Carleton students, college leads them down a less-traditional path.

  • Thomas Callister '13
    March 3, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Callister Wins Churchill Scholarship

    Many seniors are planning to travel after they finish college this spring.  For Tom Callister ’13, a Physics and Astronomy major, the trip will last longer than most.

  • Clifford Clark
    March 1, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Clark's Finalizes Latest Edition of 'The Enduring Vision'

    Clifford Clark, Professor of History and M.A. and A.D. Hulings Professor of American Studies, recently published the eighth edition of his American History textbook, The Enduring Vision: A History of the American People, with Wadsworth, Cengage Learning. The book’s narrative integrates political, social, and cultural history within a chronological framework. The text focuses on the environment and the land and has been praised for its innovative coverage of cultural history, public health and medicine, and the West. The revised edition incorporates new scholarship throughout and brings the discussion fully up-to-date with coverage of the 2012 presidential campaign.

  • February 25, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Salomon receives IAS Fellowship for Scholars

    Noah SalomonNoah Salomon, Assistant Professor of Religion, has been awarded a membership in the School of Social Science for the 2013-2014 academic year at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton, NJ. This residential Fellowship for Scholars supports the completion of Salomon's ethnography "The People of Sudan Love You, Oh Messenger of God" which explores the Sudanese experiment with Islamic statehood and contributes to the conversation about what the rise of Muslim political actors means for the future of the Muslim world. Noah chose the IAS fellowship from among several awards made in support of this project.

  • Professor Cherif Keita
    February 22, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Prof. Keita Does Justice to Lost Figures of the Anti-Apartheid Movement with New Film

    Carleton professor of French and Francophone Studies, Cherif Keita, recently screened two of his documentary films dealing with figures involved in the South African anti-Apartheid movement, “Cemetery Stories: A Rebel Missionary in South Africa and Oberlin-Inanda: The Life and Times of John L. Dube”.

  • "This Jealous Earth"
    February 22, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Carpenter’s “Riddles” Recognized by Best Indie Lit New England

    A short story by Scott Carpenter, Professor of French, appears in the anthology Best Indie Lit New England 2012. The piece is drawn from his recent collection, This Jealous Earth. Best Indie Lit New England is an anthology series that showcases some of the best work published in literary journals, providing opportunities for readers to discover new writers and publications, and for writers to gain greater recognition and find new audiences for their work.

    They write, “‘Riddles,’ Carpenter’s narrative of a middle-aged woman lost in a museum, calls on us to consider the inevitability of the body’s decline, the regret of desires deferred by the necessities of work and family, and the alienation of growing old in a world obsessed with comeliness and youth. Carpenter’s story provides an intimate look into the life a single character, inviting us to extend the bounds of our empathy and identification.”