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  • Professor Joel Weisberg with Yuping Huang ’17 and Carolyn Raithel ’15
    Photo: courtesy Joel Weisberg
    January 13, 2015

    Weisberg Part of Team That Solves Disappearance of the Cosmic Spinning Top

    Joel Weisberg, the Herman and Gertrude Mosier Stark Professor of Physics and Astronomy and the Natural Sciences, is part of a team that calculated the mass of a neutron star and its binary companion, using Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, and recently published the findings in The Astrophysical Journal. Weisberg was included in the team due to his expertise in binary pulsars, which he has intensively studied for more than 35 years.

  • Serena Zabin
    January 5, 2015

    Zabin Receives NEH Grant for “A New History of the Boston Massacre”

    Serena Zabin, associate professor of history at Carleton College, has received a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant worth $52,500 in support of her project, “A New History of the Boston Massacre.” Zabin is a historian of early America and the early modern Atlantic world. Her book project maps the connections between British military families and civilians in the streets of Boston that led to the Boston Massacre in 1770.

  • February 24, 2015

    Carleton Teams Win Gold, Silver Medals at Mayo Clinic Undergraduate Collaboration Contest

    Carleton College teams earned Gold and Silver medals at the 2015 Mayo HLHS IMPACT undergraduate collaboration earlier this month. Carleton’s gold-medal winning team included Kaitlyn Cook ’15, Charles Eyermann ’16, Lucy Wasserburg ’15, Taylor Wells ’15, and Andrew Yang ’16.

  • February 23, 2015

    Carleton Named Top Producer for U.S. Fulbright Award

    Carleton College has been named a top producer of U.S. Fulbright Award winners for the 2014-15 school year. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. Top-producing institutions are highlighted annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

  • Charity Navigator
    February 11, 2015

    Carleton Earns Four-Star Rating From Charity Navigator For Fifth Straight Year

    Carleton College has earned a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, one of only 27 national liberal arts colleges to earn the designation. This marks the fifth consecutive four-star rating for Carleton. Only four percent of the charities rated by Charity Navigator have received at least five consecutive four-star evaluations, indicating that Carleton outperforms most other charities in America.

  • Dan Bruggeman
    February 9, 2015

    Bruggeman Featured on MN Original

    Dan Bruggeman, Senior Lecturer in Art, was featured on MN Original on February 6, 2015. The 8-minute video focused on Bruggeman's interest in the intersection of man-made objects and nature, and showed several of his works from his series, Landmark.

  • February 6, 2015

    Carleton Mock Trial Team Third at Regionals

    Carleton College’s Mock Trial team has won a number of team and individual awards recently, capped off by their regional competition this past weekend.

  • January 26, 2015

    Snyder Featured in NYT and Writes a Book Review in the Boston Review

    Jeff Snyder, Assistant Professor of Educational Studies, reviewed Lani Guinier's new book, The Tyranny of the Meritocracy: Democratizing Higher Education in America in the Boston Review.  He was also featured in a recent New York Times article about character education.  

    • Chérif Keita
      January 26, 2015

      Keïta's Research on Nokutela Acknowledged in a Recent Book

      Chérif Keïta, Professor of French, had his research on Nokutela Mdima Dube, the forgotten heroine of South Africa's Liberation movement, acknowledged in a recent book, Journey Through Johannesburg's Parks, Cemeteries and Zoo by Lucille Davie. A chapter titled "United In Death" shows the headstone Keïta helped raise for Nokutela in 2013, almost a century after her death, with an overview of her pioneering life and work in the U.S. and South Africa in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

    • Kelly Connole
      January 26, 2015

      Connole Awarded McKnight Artist Fellowship

      Kelly Connole, Associate Professor of Art, and Kip O’Krongly '01, both Minnesota-based ceramic artists, were awarded by the NCC with the 2014 McKnight Artist Fellowship. Each artist offered a presentation about her work and development as an artist, and then shared two hours of studio time, showing her techniques and skills. This program is supported by the McKnight Foundation.

    • Linda Rossi, assistant professor of art and art history
      January 19, 2015

      Rossi Receives Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant

      Linda Rossi, Professor of Art, has received a Minnesota State Arts Board 2015 Artist Initiative Grant to create a complex sculptural and photographic installation at the historic Valley Grove Chapel in Nerstrand which will illuminate the natural and cultural history of Rice County. The mixed media installation is influenced by Matisse’s Chapelle du Rosaire de Vence. The installation will be open to the public in September 2015.

    • January 19, 2015

      Knodell Presents at the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America

      Alex Knodell, Assistant Professor of Classical Languages, recently presented a paper at the 116th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America.  The paper, entitled "The Mazi Archaeological Project: Regional Survey on the Borders of Attica," was a report on the first field season (2014) of a new archaeological research project in Greece, a multi-disciplinary collaboration between Greek, Swiss, and American researchers.  This report will be published this spring in the journal of the Swiss School of Archaeology in Greece, Antike Kunst.  More information can be found on the new Web site of the Mazi Archaeological Project.

    • Stacy Beckwith
      Photo: Sara Rubinstein
      January 19, 2015

      Beck Teaches Classes on Israeli Society at the Talmud Torah School

      Stacy Beckwith, Professor of Hebrew, taught two sessions on 'Israeli Society in Israeli Cinema' at 'Engage!' an evening of Jewish learning held at the Talmud Torah school in St. Paul on January 10. Her first class was on Arab-Jewish relations in recent Israeli film, and the second was on portrayals of Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem.