- May 19, 2011
On May 19, 2011, Assistant Professor of Mathematics Helen Wong received a $124,770 grant from the National Science Foundation for a new three-year research project, "Relating quantum and classical topology and geometry." The main goal of the project is to strengthen the relationships between quantum theory, geometry, and topology, an area of mathematics concerned with the intrinsic properties of a space - properties that are preserved under continuous deformations. Wong's project will involve a number of undergraduate researchers during each year and summer of the grant.
- May 1, 2011
Adeeb Khalid, Jane and Raphael Bernstein Professor of Asian Studies and History, was named Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress. His research “Between Empire and Revolution: The Making of Soviet Central Asia, 1917-1932” between December 2010 through May 2011 at the Library of Congress culminated in a lecture, and contributed to his book on Central Asia in the early Soviet period.
- April 28, 2011
Harry Williams, Laird Bell Professor of History, has been selected as a Fulbright Scholar for the 2011-2012 academic year. Professor Williams has been placed at the Northeast Normal University in Changchun, where he will offer courses in African American social, cultural, and intellectual history and pursue a research project on China’s relations with black America.
- April 25, 2011
Ross Elfline, Assistant Professor of Art History, has recently received two grants to advance his book project on the Italian radical architecture collective Superstudio:
- a $6,000 Summer Stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities and
- a $5,000 Research and Development grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies.
Professor Elfline will use the NEH grant in summer 2011 to conduct archival research in Florence and Paris for his project “Toward an Architecture of Distribution: Superstudio’s Magazine Works.” He plans to use the Graham Foundation grant to finish that archival research in December 2011 and summer 2012.
- March 14, 2011
Through the Faculty Career Enhancement (FaCE) project, the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) have awarded a $6,000 grant to Assistant Professor of Religion Asuka Sango and colleagues at Luther College for a joint "Zen Stories for Today" project. Working with colleagues and undergraduate student researchers, Sango will create interactive digital applications that allow students to explore Zen Buddhist religious texts. The team will develop interactive animations of key Zen “encounter dialogues” between masters and disciples, make audio recordings of interviews with Zen Buddhist practitioners and scholars on the dialogues, and build a set of resources which students and faculty can use to teach the dialogues. The project combines cutting-edge research and digital/interactive technology to facilitate learning across the liberal arts and to explore the intersections of faith and learning. More information is available on the ACM FaCE website.
- March 3, 2011
Mark Kanazawa, Ada M. Harrison Distinguished Teaching Professor of the Social Sciences and Director of Environmental Studies, was awarded an appointment as a Wilbur R. Jacobs Fellow at The Huntington Library in San Marino, California. The $2,500 stipend will support a summer month in residence doing research for his book-length manuscript on the California Gold Rush.
- March 1, 2011
Gao Hong Dice, Lecturer in Chinese Musical Instruments, received the Arts Learning grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. Funds of $16,750 will support her in promoting Chinese music and culture in the Northfield, Minnesota community. Gao's personal website can be found at http://www.chinesepipa.com.
- February 16, 2011
Carleton’s Science Education Resource Center (SERC) received $240,605 in subaward funding from an NSF renewal grant to Temple University, for participation in The Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center (SILC). Various collaborators in university and secondary education pursue goals of understanding spatial learning and using that knowledge to develop programs and technologies to transform educational practice and support the capability of all children and adolescents to develop the skills required to compete in a global economy. SERC’s role in the project is to collaborate, develop, and evaluate performance measures and evolution of spatial skills. Read about more of SERC’s projects, or more on SILC.
- February 10, 2011
Neil Lutsky, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Psychology, was named as the 2011 recipient of the American Psychological Foundation's Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award. This award recognizes "a significant career of contributions as an exceptional teacher of psychology." The awardee receives a plaque, $2000, and an all-expense paid trip to the American Psychological Association annual convention, where the award is presented and the winner is invited to give a special address. Read more at Carleton News.
- January 26, 2011
Hong Zeng, Assistant Professor of Chinese, and five students are the recipients of a 2011 fellowship grant from the ASIANetwork Freeman Student-Faculty Fellows Program. The travel funds will support their summer 2011 research into the influence of Taoism and Buddhism on literature and film arts in Chengdu and Yunnan.
- January 18, 2011
In November 2010, Cameron Davidson, Associate Professor of Geology, received a $20,000 grant from the Keck Geology Consortium to undertake field research in Alaska. Working with a collaborator at Union College (Schenectady, NY) and six undergraduate researchers, Davidson will seek to understand the tectonic evolution of unusual geological features on Kodiak Island and western Prince William Sound. The fieldwork will take place in summer 2011.
- December 20, 2010
In fall 2010, Carleton’s Science Education Resource Center (SERC) received subaward funding for services provided collaboratively:
- Through the National Science Foundation (NSF) via subawards from: Montana State University, Columbia University, North Carolina State University, TERC, Glendale Community College;
- Through the United States Department of Education (USDE) FIPSE program via subaward from Evergreen State College;
- Through the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) via subaward from University of Utah.