- 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.
- July 9, 2011
Diane Nemec Ignashev, Professor of Russian, was awarded a PEN American Center Translation Fund grant. The PEN Translation Fund’s purpose is to promote the publication and reception of translated world literature in English. Professor Nemec Ignashev’s project translates from Russian the Belarusian writer Viktor Martinovich’s dystopian mockumentary Paranoia, a novel banned in the writer’s own country that traces a tragic love affair between a young writer and the mistress of the country’s chief state security officer.
- July 5, 2011
Gao Hong Dice, Lecturer in Chinese Musical Instruments, has been awarded a USArtists International grant from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support her as a composer and performer of her music at The East China Normal University International Music Festival in Shanghai. For more on Gao's endeavors, see her home page.
- July 1, 2011
Noah Salomon, Assistant Professor of Religion, is a senior researcher on a team from Centre d’Etudes et de Documentation Economiques, Juridiques et Sociales (CEDEJ), Khartoum Branch, which was recently awarded a grant from the Islam Research Programme (Government of Holland) entitled “Strengthening Knowledge of and Dialogue with the Islamic/Arab World.” Salomon will conduct fieldwork on Muslim minorities in the new state of South Sudan and collaborate with Sudanese and French colleagues on a joint CEDEJ report on the state of religious minorities in North and South Sudan.
- June 15, 2011
Following on a research award in November 2010 from the Keck Geology Consortium, Cameron Davidson, Professor of Geology, has also received a four-year, $212,563 award from the National Science Foundation's Tectonics program. Awarded jointly to Professor Davidson and a collaborator at Union College (Schenectady, New York), the NSF grant will supplement and extend work begun with Keck funding, a project entitled "Provenance and thermal evolution of the Chugach-Prince William terrane flysch, southern Alaska."
- June 10, 2011
In June 2011, Professor of Religion Michael McNally received a $50,000 award from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to continue a project, begun in 2006, on the relationship between Native American religion and U.S. law. With the new award, Professor McNally will (in summer 2011) be able to complete two strategically placed law review articles on this topic and (during the 2011-2012 academic year) to begin work on his next book, tentatively entitled No One Word for Religion: Native American Traditions, the Freedom of Religion, and the Law.
- June 6, 2011
In May and June, Matt Whited, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, received two awards from the Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement and the American Chemical Society that will further his research program and provide opportunities for undergraduate students.
- May 25, 2011
In May, the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) received support for various projects.
*Carol Ormand, SERC Geoscience Assistant, was awarded $174,800 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (TUES) program for her project “Developing and Testing Materials to Improve Spatial Skills in Upper Division Geoscience Courses.”
*SERC was awarded a subcontract with Georgia Institute of Technology (GIT) for creating a website supporting faculty development of under-represented groups in the STEM discipline as part of GIT’s NSF project "Advance Leadership Award: Cross-Disciplinary Initiative for Minority Women Faculty."
*Additionally, a contract with Evergreen State College supports “Sound Learning Communities” with SERC adding to and enhancing the web presence of the Curriculum for the Bioregion Project, funded by the U.S. Department of Education FIPSE program.