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  • Mary-Claire King '67, Mathematics major
    September 8, 2014

    Mary-Claire King '67 Receives Prestigious Lasker Foundation Award

    Mary-Claire King '67, professor of genome sciences and of medicine at the University of Washington, has received the 2014 Lasker-Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science. King is a world leader in cancer genetics and in the application of genetics to resolution of human rights abuses. The foundation cited her "bold, imaginative and diverse contributions to medical science and human rights. … Her work has touched families around the world.”

  • Gary Wagenbach
    Photo: Sara Rubinstein
    November 18, 2014

    Wagenbach Receives Grant from the Mary Alphonse Bradley Fund

    Gary Wagenbach, Winifred and Atherton Bean Professor of Biology, Science, Technology, and Society, Emeritus, has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Mary Alphonse Bradley Fund. The support will be used to transport six teachers from the Lumbini Academy in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) to the US to receive content training and tutoring in best practices and pedagogy for K-12 science teaching.

  • Chérif Keita
    November 18, 2014

    Keïta's Documentary Featured as Keynote Event at the Annual African and African Diaspora Studies Program Meeting

    Chérif Keïta, Professor of French, had his film, uKukhumbula uNokutela/Remembering Nokutela, as one of two keynote events (along with African-American poet Haki Madhubuti) of "Legacies: Black Cultural Transnationalisms, Remembering Nelson Mandela and Amiri Baraka," a meeting organized for the 20th Anniversary of the African and African Diaspora Studies Program at Florida International University in Miami, on November 6.

  • Susan Jaret McKinstry
    Photo: Sara Rubinstein
    November 18, 2014

    McKinstry Presents at the North American Conference on British Studies

    Susan Jaret McKinstry, Helen F. Lewis Professor of English, gave a talk entitled "Digital Victorians" at the North American Conference on British Studies, November 7 through 9 in Minneapolis. The presentation was a part of a roundtable discussion titled "Digital British Studies for the Long Nineteenth Century."

  • Paul Hager
    Photo: Sara Rubinstein '98
    November 18, 2014

    Hager Awarded Established Artist Grant by the Southwestern Minnesota Arts Council

    Paul Hager, Instructor in Cinema and Media Studies, has been awarded an Established Artist grant from the Southwestern Minnesota Arts Council. The $4,865 fund will be used to write Cannon Shoals: A Ten-Episode Screenplay. The capstone of the project will be a staged reading of the screenplay at the Northfield Arts Guild in October 2015.  Hager's ultimate goal is to produce the screenplay as a cycle of videos for showing on cable and the web.

  • Andrew Flory
    November 18, 2014

    Flory Gives an Invited Lecture at Macalester College

    Andrew Flory, Assistant Professor of Music, presented an invited lecture at Macalester College called "Motown International." The presentation was linked to "first-year" courses called "Cover Songs" and "Music and Freedom."

  • Scott Carpenter
    November 18, 2014

    Carpenter Receives Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant

    Scott Carpenter, Professor of French, has received a $6,000 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant to complete a novel dealing with a young man’s struggle to connect with his estranged brother. Set in Minnesota, the story draws on various aspects of Midwestern history. As part of the project, there will be a reading from the manuscript, and a panel discussion featuring two other Minnesota writers, about blending history and fiction.

  • Arjendu Pattanayak
    November 15, 2014

    Pattanayak Gives an Invited Talk at Quantum Optics VII Seminar

    Arjendu Pattanayak, Professor of Physics, gave an invited talk at "Quantum Optics VII" in Mar del Plata, Argentina on "Surprises in the quantum-classical connection" on two recent projects with colleagues Arie Kapulkin, Kevin Hallman '12, Peter Duggins '13, Bibek Pokharel '15, Pedram Roushan, Charles Neill (University of California Santa Barbara + Google), and Jie Lin '14.

  • Jay Levi
    November 15, 2014

    Levi Gives Invited Lectures at Hamline University and Kansas University

    Jay Levi, Professor of Anthropology, gave two invited lectures, one at Hamline University as a part of their international round table series and one at Kansas University.  The title of the lecture was "Indigeneity and the Holocaust as Global Discourses: Comparing Native American, Palestinian and Jewish Perspectives."

  • Keith Harrison, professor emeritus of English and writer-in-residence
    November 15, 2014

    Harrison Publishes New Poems

    Keith Harrison, Professor of English and Writer in Residence, Emeritus, had his poem "Ace" selected for the national anthology, The Best Australian Poems 2014, to be published in December 2014 by Black Inc. Press. Also, two of his poems, "Here" and "In My Freshman Year," have been chosen for international publication in Canberra Poets, forthcoming in late 2014.

  • Fred Hagstrom
    Photo: Sara Rubinstein '98
    November 15, 2014

    Hagstrom's Work Featured in an Exhibition at the Gordon Parks Gallery

    Fred Hagstrom, Rae Schupack Nathan Professor of Art, is having his work featured in "History Pages," an exhibition at the The Gordon Parks Gallery of Metropolitan State University in St. Paul. An opening reception will be held on Friday, November 14 beginning with a gallery talk at 7:30 p.m. The show will run through December 12.

  • Scott Carpenter
    November 14, 2014

    Carpenter Publishes Short Fiction

    Scott Carpenter, Professor of French, has published a piece of short fiction called "The Plimsoll Line," which appears in the new issue of Gravel Magazine.  Also, he has published a review of Laurent Mauvignier's recent novel, Autour du Monde, with the review site Parutions.

  • Laurel Bradley
    November 14, 2014

    Bradley Presents at the Annual Meeting of the Universities Art Association of Canada

    Laurel Bradley, Director and Curator of the Perlman Teaching Museum, co-presented "Youth, Art, Tours: Collection Stories as on-line access," with Jane Becker Nelson, Director of St. Olaf's Flaten Art Museum, at the annual meeting of the Universities Art Association of Canada in Toronto.  Two St Olaf students contributed to the group presentation.  Margaret Pezalla-Granlund, Curator of Library Art and Exhibitions, also presented in the session titled "Art Collections for Engagement, Teaching, Learning and Research in the 21st Century."