- January 19, 2012
George Vrtis, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and History, and Chris Wells of Macalester College received a $102,522 grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund to support their research on Minnesota's environmental history. The grant will support a conference on the topic scheduled for June 2012 at the Minnesota Historical Society and the editing of a book based on the conference papers and other solicited essays.
- January 4, 2012
An Arts Tour Minnesota grant of $12,200 supports Hong’s performances – solo and with her group, Butterfly – of Chinese Music from the Ancient Past to Modern Times. She will also lecture in several classes at Concordia College, College of Saint Benedict, and Saint John's University.
The Folk and Traditional Arts grant of $24,700 supports Gao in preserving and sharing Chinese temple music through community outreach activities and stage performances at several venues in Northfield, Saint Paul, and Minneapolis. See more of Gao’s activities at her home page.
- December 11, 2011
Maureen Jackson, ACLS New Faculty Fellow in Middle Eastern Languages, has received a Harry Starr Fellowship in Judaica for the 2013 spring semester at Harvard University’s Center for Jewish Studies. The fellowship enables Professor Jackson to conduct and share research on the Center's 2012-2013 theme of “Music in Jewish Life.”
- December 1, 2011
Marty Baylor, Assistant Professor of Physics, received funding from the University of Minnesota Material Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) to characterize a photosensitive polymer used in her opto-fluidics research. The funds from the Materials Research Facilities Network (MRFN, a nationwide partnership of NSF supported MRSEC centers) supported instrument usage fees and travel costs for Professor Baylor and a student researcher.
- November 22, 2011
Cam Davidson, Professor of Geology, received funding from the NSF/Keck Geology Consortium, for collaborative work with John Garver at Union College and four undergraduate researchers. The project “South-Central Alaska- Tectonic evolution of the flysch of the Chugach terrane” supports field work in summer 2012, and is a continuation of their 2011 summer project.
- October 17, 2011
Dani Kohen, Associate Professor of Chemistry, has been awarded a Petroleum Research Fund grant of $65,000 for her project “Atomistic Simulations of Small Molecules’ Behavior within A1 Substituted Zeolites.” Professor Kohen’s research aims to understand and characterize at the molecular level how carbon dioxide and other small gas molecules behave in pores of molecular sieves. The work, which involves undergraduate researchers, is centered on materials that might be used to remove CO2 from the atmosphere and on materials useful to other industrial processes. Learn more about Dani at her web page.
- September 12, 2011
In September 2011 Nidanie Henderson was awarded $200,000 from the National Science Foundation Molecular and Cellular Biosciences Division for her project “RIG: Biochemical and structural studies of the Bcr multienzyme polypeptide.” Her research looks at the role of enzymatic protein kinases as regulators of cell signaling, and involves underrepresented undergraduate researchers.
- August 24, 2011
In late summer 2011, Carleton’s Science Education Resource Center (SERC) received a $97,751 subaward from Highline Community College for the project “Collaborative Research: Supporting and Advancing Geoscience Education at Two-Year Colleges through Workshops and Web Resources.”
Additionally SERC was awarded $41,388 in funding for a collaborative project with Purdue University “Collaborative Research: Cyber Enabled Data and Modeling Driven Curriculum Modules for Hydrology Education.”
- August 4, 2011
Sarah Titus, Professor of Geology, was awarded a $74,502 grant from National Science Foundation EAR Tectonics division for her project “Differential geometry and statistics of deformation tensors.” With Basil Tikoff at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Professor Titus will explore a new conceptual framework for the analysis of naturally occurring rock deformation. The project applies mathematical techniques of Lie groups and Lie algebras to a series of geological examples, with the aid of Josh Davis who is transitioning from pure math towards more applied science applications.
- August 2, 2011
Margaret Pezalla-Granlund, Curator of Library Art & Exhibitions, has recently received two grant awards that will support both her artistic pursuits and her work at Carleton: a Jerome Foundation Travel & Study Grant and a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council's Next Step Fund.
- July 20, 2011
Dana Strand, Professor of French, has received funds from FACE (French American Cultural Exchange), to offer The Tournées Festival showing of five films in Carleton’s first-ever French film festival. Carleton’s new Weitz Center for Creativity 250-seat cinema will serve as home for the festival in September and October 2011. More information can be found in the College’s press release on the festival.
- July 18, 2011
Carleton’s Science Education Resource Center (SERC) is the recipient of a $10 million, five-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to create a national STEP Center that will prepare students to leverage the geosciences in addressing societal challenges including natural hazards, resource issues, and environmental impacts. The center, one of two funded this year through NSF's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP), will conduct the project “InTeGrate: Interdisciplinary Teaching of Geoscience for a Sustainable Future.” The STEP Center at Carleton, focused on geoscience, will be headed by Carleton SERC director Cathy Manduca, with major pieces of the collaborative work done at other locations around the country. For more information, see the College’s press release on the grant.