- December 2, 2014
Serena Zabin, Associate Professor of History, has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) fellowship for 2015-2016 to finish her book on the Boston Massacre, Occupying Boston: An Intimate History of the Boston Massacre. Professor Zabin's book uncovers the extensive personal interactions between troops and their families and townspeople, and challenges the political spin put on the "massacre" that created its iconic place on the road to the American Revolution. NEH fellowships support scholars pursuing advanced research. In this cycle, the Endowment funded only 7.5% of the fellowship proposals received.
- November 5, 2014
Scott Carpenter, Professor of French, has received a $6,000 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant to complete a novel dealing with a young man’s struggle to connect with his estranged brother. Set in Minnesota, the story draws on various aspects of Midwestern history. As part of the project, there will be a reading from the manuscript, and a panel discussion featuring two other Minnesota writers, about blending history and fiction.
- November 1, 2014
Dana Strand, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of French and the Humanities, has received funding from the The Tournées Festival program of FACE (French American Cultural Exchange) to show six French films in April 2015 as a part of a larger international film festival at Carleton during winter and spring terms 2015. The screenings in Carleton’s Weitz Center cinema will be open to the larger community; and will be woven into language, literature, and cinema and media studies courses.
- October 15, 2014
Gary Wagenbach, Winifred and Atherton Bean Professor of Biology, Science, Technology, and Society, Emeritus, has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Mary Alphonse Bradley Fund. The support will be used to transport six teachers from the Lumbini Academy in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) to the US to receive content training and tutoring in best practices and pedagogy for K-12 science teaching.
- August 21, 2014
Mark Kanazawa, Professor of Economics, has received U.S. Department of Education National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) funding through a subaward from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Working with PI Mae Davenport, Professor Kanazawa and student researchers will compile and synthesize economic-recreational tourism data, and develop recreation site fact sheets to be available on the University of Minnesota Tourism Center’s website.
- August 20, 2014
Carleton has received a $349,897 grant from the National Science Foundation for a cyberinfrastructure project that will upgrade the campus network with ten-gigabit connectivity for improved bandwidth, performance, and security, especially for the transfers of large datasets often now required for cutting-edge computational science. The project will be overseen by a team that includes Janet Scannell, Chief Technology Officer; Chris Dlugosz, Network Architect; Les LaCroix, Strategic Technologist; and Deborah Gross, Professor of Chemistry.
- August 19, 2014
Paul Hager, Instructor in Cinema and Media Studies, has been awarded a $4,865 Established Artist Grant from the SEMAC (southeastern minnesota arts council) to write “Cannon Shoals: A Ten-Episode Screenplay.” The capstone of the project will be a staged reading of the screenplay at the Northfield Arts Guild in October 2015.
Gretchen Hofmeister, Professor of Chemistry, along with coPIs Dave Alberg, Professor of Chemistry, and Matt Whited, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, have been awarded a National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation grant for the acquisition of a new 400 MHz NMR spectrometer to support research and undergraduate research training. The improved capabilities and experimental efficiencies of the new spectrometer compared with Carleton’s current instrument will extend access to a broader range of students at Carleton, St. Olaf, and the local high school, providing new opportunities for undergraduate researchers to perform more sophisticated experiments.
- August 12, 2014
Barbara Allen, Professor of Political Science and Ada M. Harrison Distinguished Teaching Professor of the Social Sciences, is the recipient of a $10,000 CHS Foundation grant to support production and editing of her “Actual World, Possible Future” documentary about the social scientists Elinor and Vincent Ostrom.
- August 7, 2014
Nikki Melville, Associate Professor of Music, has been awarded a grant from Creative New Zealand in support of commissioning three composers to write piano pieces in memory of her former teacher and longtime mentor, Judith Clark. The pieces will be presented at Carleton and on tour in New Zealand during winter 2015.
- July 30, 2014
Anna Rafferty, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, has been awarded a National Science Foundation REAL (Research on Education and Learning) grant, as a subaward from University of California-Berkeley, for the three-year project “Diagnosing Misconceptions About Algebra Using Bayesian Inverse Reinforcement Learning.” Working together with PI Tom Griffiths, the research will result in a sophisticated automated algebra tutor freely available online.
- June 1, 2014
Kelly Connole, Associate Professor of Art, has been awarded a 2014 McKnight Artist Fellowship for Ceramic Artists, funded by The McKnight Foundation and administered by Northern Clay Center. The $25,000 award is designed to strengthen and enhance Minnesota’s artistic community, as well as significantly advance the work of Minnesota ceramic artists whose work is of exceptional artistic merit, who have already proven their abilities, and who are at a career stage that is beyond emerging. See more in the Carleton News article.