- February 25, 2013
Noah 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.
- February 14, 2013
Noah Salomon, Assistant Professor of Religion, has been awarded a portion of a grant from the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft or DFG) to work on a collaborative project on the conceptualization and transmission of Islamic knowledge in contemporary Africa. The grant, directed by Professor Ruediger Seesemann at the University of Bayreuth, will support Salomon's fieldwork and writing.
- January 28, 2013
Gao Hong, Lecturer in Chinese Musical Instruments, received the 2013 Sorel Medallion in Recording grant from the Elizabeth & Michel Sorel Charitable Organization, Inc. in New York City to support her recording of Lutes Around the World CD. This annual international competition selects just one woman artist, in support of the Organization’s mission to keep musical excellence alive and to help stretch the boundaries for women in music.
- January 25, 2013
Three Carleton students and Gao Hong, Lecturer in Chinese Musical Instruments, have been awarded funds from ASIANetwork for their project “Exploration and Preservation: Temple Music in the Chinese Diaspora.” This “ASIANetwork Freeman Student-Faculty Fellows” grant, one of only thirteen given this year, supports extensive travel and research in Taiwan and Singapore for Professor Gao Hong Dice and students Kim Bauer ’13, Yawen Chen ’15, and Joseph Concannon ’13. The project continues a focus on temple music first pursued with a 2010 award for “In Search of Ancient Melodies.”
- December 26, 2012
Susan Singer, Laurence McKinley Gould Professor of the Natural Sciences, has been awarded an IPA (Intergovernmental Personnel Act) assignment starting in February 2013 as Director of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Undergraduate Education (DUE) Division. As director of DUE, Susan will support the division’s mission of promoting excellence in undergraduate STEM education. Singer’s responsibilities with DUE – a division of the Directorate for Education and Human Resources – will entail a grant-funded leave from her Carleton responsibilities for the term of her appointment at NSF.
- December 12, 2012
Mary Savina, Charles L. Denison Professor of Geology, Peter Balaam, Associate Professor of English, and Clara Hardy, Professor of Classical Languages, have been selected to participate with colleagues from Coe, Luther, St. Olaf, and Colorado Colleges in a seminar sponsored by the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) through its Seminars in Advanced Interdisciplinary Learning (SAIL) program.
The fifteen ACM participants in Mediterranean Trivium: Earth, Sea, and Culture will explore the interplay between humans and the natural world over time through study and an intensive, 11-day trip to Italy in summer 2013. Each college’s faculty team has outlined a multi-disciplinary curricular project to be developed through the seminar, such as creating new courses or course modules or adding interdisciplinary materials and depth to courses they currently teach.
- October 23, 2012
Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg, Broom Professor of Social Demography and Anthropology and Director of African/African American Studies, has been awarded a year-long residential fellowship to the University of Bonn’s Käte Hamburger Centre for Advanced Study. The fellowship promotes international scholarly exchange related to the center’s “Law as Culture” theme. During the 2013-2014 academic year, Professor Feldman-Savelsberg will write a book titled “Mothers on the Move: Birth and Belonging from Africa to the European Union.” The book follows a community of Cameroonian migrants from the rural village via their African capital to a European metropolis, and is informed by research in three locales stretching over nearly three decades.
- October 18, 2012
Alex Freeman, Assistant Professor of Music, has been awarded a 2012 Jerome Fund for New Music grant by the American Composers Forum. Now in its 31st year, the Jerome Fund supports collaborations between emerging composers and ensembles by underwriting commission fees. Professor Freeman will compose a piece for the Amernet String Quartet, Ensemble-in-Residence at Florida International University.
- September 17, 2012
Carleton’s Science Education Resource Center (SERC) will receive up to $17,500 for contracted work with the Association of American Colleges and Universities through USDE Funds for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education for the project “Sustainability Improves Student Learning in STEM initiative.”
- September 17, 2012
The Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton received $154,871 in supplemental support for expansion of their five-year continuing grant, “Collaborative Research: On the Cutting Edge: A Community Resource Transforming Geoscience Education.” The project will implement a nationwide observational program of geosciences classrooms and a qualitative interview/survey study to understand barriers to adoption of research-based teaching methods.
- September 13, 2012
In September 2012, Associate Professor of Geology Sarah Titus received a supplement to her National Science Foundation CAREER five-year research project to undertake field work at three unique locations where oceanic “transform faults” are exposed above sea level: New Caledonia (in the south Pacific), Cyprus, and Iceland. This “Career-Life Balance Initiative” supplement of $25,174 will support time for mathematician Josh Davis and consultant Jolante van Wijk to work on aspects of dynamic modeling.
- August 21, 2012
In August 2013 the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton received notice of funding for assisting various collaborators in conducting evaluation, offering workshops, or disseminating content or results by hosting teaching modules and pedagogical strategies online:
- Contract from NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), for work on “Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) development and integration of CLEAN”
- Subaward from Northern Illinois University, for an NSF DUE TUES project “WILSIM2- the Next Generation Landform Simulator”
- Subaward from University of Texas-Austin, for an NSF GeoEd project “Collaborative Research: Diversity and Innovation for Geosciences in Texas (DIG TEXAS) - An Alliance for Earth Science Literacy”
- Contract with St. Olaf College, for an NSF DUE TUES project “Collaborative Research: CS in Parallel: Scaling an Incremental Modular Approach to Injecting Parallel Computing Throughout CS Curricula”
- Subaward from Rice University, for an NSF DUE TUES project “Bringing NSF MARGINS/ GeoPRISMS Continental Margins Research into the Undergraduate Curriculum”
- Contract with St. Norbert College, for an NSF DUE TUES project “Transforming Geoscience Preparation for K-8 Pre-Service Teachers: Including Testing the Significance of an Intensive Field-based Experience”