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  • Lori Pearson, Professor of Religion
    Photo: Sara Rubinstein
    April 2, 2014

    Professor of Religion Lori Pearson Awarded Prestigious Mellon Foundation Grant

    Lori Pearson, Carleton College professor of religion, has been awarded a New Directions Fellowship from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for her project “Gender, Religion, and Social Theory: Marianne Weber and the Origins of Religious Studies.” This substantial fellowship, in the amount of $241,700, will enable her to address legal, cultural, and societal debates about women’s rights that shaped theories of religion in Germany around 1900. The funding primarily supports summer and sabbatical leave time, along with graduate coursework.

  • April 10, 2014

    Carleton College Summer Math Program Honored for Achievements

    The Carleton College Summer Mathematics Program (SMP) has been chosen to receive the "Mathematics Programs that Make a Difference" award, the American Mathematical Society announced today. The Carleton SMP is honored for its successful efforts to encourage women to pursue doctoral work by helping them prepare for the rigors of graduate school and for building a thriving network of successful women in the field. The annual award was created by the AMS Committee on the Profession to recognize outstanding programs that successfully address the issue of underrepresented groups in mathematics.

  • April 3, 2014

    McKnight Established Artist Grant awarded to Cecilia Cornejo

    Cecilia Cornejo, Visiting Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, received a $5,000 McKnight Established Artist grant from SEMAC (Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council). Funds will enable Professor Cornejo to complete “With the Skateboarders,” an experimental documentary project filmed entirely in Northfield. Additionally, the grant will allow her to stage a premiere in Northfield, and make the film available for wider viewing.

  • Cameron Davidson
    Photo: Sara Rubinstein
    April 3, 2014

    Davidson’s Alaska research supported by Keck Geology Consortium

    Cameron Davidson, Professor of Geology and Director of Carleton's Interdisciplinary Science and Math Initiative, has secured additional support from the Keck Geology Consortium for his project, “South-Central Alaska - Tectonic evolution of the Chugach-Prince William terrane, south central Alaska.” The subaward, co-funded by the Consortium and the National Science Foundation, supports travel expenses for 2014 summer field research in Alaska and fellowships for six student researchers. The award is the latest in a series of grants from the Keck consortium and directly from the NSF to support Davidson's project, in which he is collaborating closely with a colleague at Union College (Schenectady, NY).

  • February 28, 2014

    Baylor receives Research Corporation Cottrell College Science Award

    Marty Baylor, Assistant Professor of Physics, has been granted a prestigious Single-Investigator Cottrell College Science Award from the Research Corporation for her project “Optimization of Index Contrast in Diffusive Photopolymers Able to Create Waveguides and Fluid Channels in Optofluidic Devices.” The award will move Prof. Baylor closer to her goal of creating 3-D, portable devices for optical sensor applications. Grant support will also enable undergraduate researchers to assist in building apparatus, acquiring data, analyzing results, and devising future experiments.

  • February 24, 2014

    Jimsen Awarded a Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board

    Laska Jimsen, Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, recently was awarded an Artist Initiative grant in Visual Arts from the Minnesota State Arts Board to support completion of the experimental 16mm film, Circles & Arrows, Matrices & Trees. Jimsen will screen cuts of the film at colleges, universities, and arts centers. She also plans to conduct workshops on the photochemical process of 16mm hand processing.

  • February 24, 2014

    Decker and Groll's Co-Authored Article Published in Analytic Philosophy

    Jason Decker and Daniel Groll, Assistant Professors of Philosophy, co-authored a paper, "Moral Testimony: One of These Things Is Just Like the Others," which was published in the journal Analytic Philosophy.

  • Arjendu Pattanayak
    February 24, 2014

    Pattanayak Talks About Quantum-Classical Transition at the University of Toronto

    Arjendu Pattanayak, Professor of Physics, was invited to give a talk at the University of Toronto on "Surprises in the quantum-classical transition for computed Lyapunov exponents" at the Fields Institute as part of the Centre for Quantum Information and Quantum Control seminar series on January 31. He spoke on his recent work that explores the multi-parameter transition between classic and quantum-mechanical behaviors.

  • Gerald Young, Professor of Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation & Athletic Director
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    February 24, 2014

    Young Joins the NCAA Divison III Management Council

    Gerald Young, Professor of Physical Education, Athletics, and Recreation & Athletic Director, was appointed to a four-year term on the NCAA Division III Management Council. The 19-member Council represents all 442 Division III institutions and is comprised of chief executive officers, faculty athletic representatives, athletic directors, senior women administrators, conference leaders, and student-athletes. The Council oversees the implementation of NCAA policies, reviews and resolves issues, and makes recommendations to the NCAA Presidents' Council.

  • Mikaela Schmitt-Harsh
    February 24, 2014

    Schmitt-Harsh Publishes an Article in Urban Forestry & Urban Greening

    Mikaela Schmitt-Harsh, Robert A. Oden, Jr. Postdoctoral Fellow for Innovation in the Liberal Arts in Environmental Studies, published an article titled “Private residential urban forest structure and carbon storage in a moderate-sized urban area in the Midwest, United States” in the journal Urban Forestry & Urban Greening. The article examines the private residential urban forests of Bloomington, Indiana, and the carbon storage services they provide.

    The article was co-authored with colleagues at the Center for the Study of Institutions, Population and Environmental Change (CIPEC) at Indiana University.

  • February 16, 2014

    Danielson Presents at the Annual NEAIR Conference

    Cherry Danielson, Associate Director of Institutional Research and Assessment, facilitated a pre-conference workshop at the 40th Annual Northeast Association for Institutional Research (NEAIR) Conference in Newport, Rhode Island on November 10, 2013. Her workshop, titled "Developing Assessments: A Timeline Model," focused on how the institutional research staff can help the faculty identify learning objects and strategically allocate course assessments.

  • Al Montero
    January 23, 2014

    Montero Publishes a New Book on the Politics of Brazil

    Al Montero, Frank B. Kellogg Professor of Political Science, published a new book titled Brazil: Reversal of Fortune (Polity Press, 2014). Once deemed a “dysfunctional” democracy with a “feckless” set of political institutions and a “drunk” economy, today’s Brazil has undergone a complete reversal of fortune, including its designation as the host of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. The book offers insights into the country’s transformation and its emergence to a position of prominence on the world stage.