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  • Professor Mary Savina '72 and another alum, Suzanne Savanick Hansen '89, were among those who recently received Faculty Career Enhancement (FaCE) grants from the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) to support collaborative faculty workshops with their proposal entitled "Integrating Sustainability into the Undergraduate Curriculum."

    The goal of this cross-disciplinary and cross-college collaboration is to develop, assess, and then disseminate well thought-out pedagogical strategies and practical, meaningful, usable activities for introductory courses across the disciplines at our institutions and beyond. Teaching and learning resources that will be developed over the course of the project will be disseminated online.

  • Mark Kanazawa is betting that today’s college students are more interested in studying the environment than ever.

    Beginning this fall, Carleton College will offer an Environmental Studies major. While six students have already changed to the new major, environmental studies grads aren’t expected until spring 2011.

    Kanazawa, the college’s director of environmental studies, has spent years planning and preparing for the program, which until now was offered as a concentration. But with the number of concentrators growing, the school agreed to consider a major. Final approval came in March.

  • We are delighted to announce that Cameron Davidson is being promoted to full professor - congratulations Cam!

    Cam has taught geology at Carleton since 2002.  His courses have incuded Mineralogy, Petrology, Structural Geology, Environmental and Science Policy, Introductory Geology, and the off-campus program in Italy.

    Cam earned his B.S. in Geology and Geophysics at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and his Masters and Ph.D. at Princeton. Cam actually came to us from Beloit College in Wisconsin where he taught for seven years and was tenured. His fields of specialization are metamorphic petrology, structural geology and tectonics, and his current research interests include the metamorphic and structural evolution of the middle and deep crust during mountain building and the tectonic evolution of southern and southeastern Alaska and northern British Columbia.


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