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  • Gao Hong
    February 22, 2013

    Hong and Students Awarded ASIANetwork Grant

    Three Carleton students and Gao Hong Dice, lecturer in Chinese Musical Instruments, have been awarded funds from ASIANetwork for their project “Exploration and Preservation: Temple Music in the Chinese Diaspora.” This “ASIANetwork Freeman Student-Faculty Fellows” grant, one of only thirteen given this year, supports extensive travel and research in Taiwan and Singapore for Gao Hong Dice and students Kim Bauer ’13, Yawen Chen ’15, and Joseph Concannon ’13. The project continues a focus on temple music first pursued with a 2010 award for “In Search of Ancient Melodies.”

  • Nancy Braker
    February 18, 2013

    Braker Discusses Prescribed Fire Techniques

    Nancy Braker, Puzak Family Director of the Cowling Arboretum, recently organized and presented on a panel entitled, “Integrating College and University Students and Prescribed Fire,” at the Tallgrass Prairie and Oak Savanna Conference in Dubuque, Iowa. The session focused on effective methods of land conservation and how they can be implemented at colleges and universities. At these institutions, the land provides sites for field-based research and classroom options for their campuses. The panel discussed how to organize and implement a fire program and provided students with opportunities to learn about fire effects first hand, participate in fire-related research projects, observe fire operations, and participate in fire crews.

  • Alex Freeman
    February 18, 2013

    Alex Freeman's "Blueshift" Performed

    Alex Freeman, assistant professor of music, had his composition "Blueshift" performed in the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Music Room by Ensemble 61 on February 16. Ensemble 61 is a Saint Paul based contemporary music group that brings new and experimental works to the public through concerts at traditional and non-traditional venues, web-based broadcasts, education/outreach programs and community engagement. The performance also features Matthew McCright, lecturer in piano, at Carleton. The program includes 20th century masterpieces by Olivier Messiaen and George Crumb.

  • Julie Klassen
    February 12, 2013

    Klassen Publishes on Idea of 'Total Love'

    Julie Klassen, professor of German, Emerita, recently published an article, “'Do you actually love the Russians?’ The Concept of 'Total Love' as Narrative Strategy in Angela Krauß's Die Überfliegerin (1995)," in the Women in German Yearbook 28 (2012), 23-41. In the novel, Die Ueberfliegerin (High-Flying Woman, 1995), Angela Krauß’s narrator attempts to find her place in the post-Wall world of the United Germany. The novel reveals her strong connections to the people and places in her surroundings and her formative years. While her depictions of Russians avoid the monolithic stereotypes of her era, Krauß also does not fall into the trap of uncritical admiration. Rather, she recognizes the foibles and excesses, as well as the strengths and vulnerabilities of those she encounters, in other words, with the “thoughtfulness, exactness, and patience” she attributes to total love.

  • Matt Whited
    February 12, 2013

    Whited Publishes "Metal-Ligand Multiple Bonds and Frustrated Lewis Pairs"

    Matt Whited, assistant professor of chemistry, recently published "Metal-Ligand Multiple Bonds and Frustrated Lewis PAirs," on the Virtual Inorganic Pedagogical Resource (VIPEr) website. The article highlights current research being conducted in the Whited group on how the unusual dual acid/base character of metal complexes can be used for transformations relevant to organic synthesis and renewable energy and draws on a critical review he authored last year.

  • Katie St. Clair
    February 12, 2013

    St. Clair Publishes Article on Estimating Animal Abundance

    Assistant professor of mathematics Katie St. Clair recently published an article, "A comparison of models using removal effort to estimate animal abundance," in the Journal of Applied Statistics. The co-authors on the paper are John Guidice (Minnesota DNR) and Eric Dunton (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service).

  • Alex Freeman
    February 4, 2013

    Alex Freeman's New Work Premiered

    Alex Freeman, assistant professor of music, will have his new composition work, "Aerial Voices (Variations on a Theme of Charles Fussell)," premiered in the new Helsinki Music Center in Helsinki, Finland on February 5. The music is inspired by the work of Charles Fussell - one of Freeman's former teachers, a friend and a mentor. Freeman's work is inspired the clarity, freshness, and emotional impact of Fussell’s music and includes twelve variations on a theme from the choral/symphonic work of Fussell's, Specimen Days. Finnish pianist Salla Karakorpi will premiere the new work along with works by Bartók and Brahms to a sold-out hall in the new music center in Finland. The event will be live-streamed at the Weitz Center Cinema at 11:00 a.m.

  • David Wiles
    February 4, 2013

    David Wiles Performs in 'Johnny Baseball'

    Associate Professor of Theater David Wiles is a cast member of "Johnny Baseball" at Park Square Theater in St Paul. The new musical looks at life and love through the lens of America’s favorite pastime: baseball. The play is the story of Johnny O'Brien, a hard-luck right-hander on the 1919 Red Sox and traces the American institution of baseball from the "Curse of the Bambino" through the Red Sox 2004 World Series win. The playwrights have taken a few liberties with their story, bending history a bit in order to effectively tell a love story set in the backdrop of a racially integrating Major League Baseball League.

  • Margaret Pezalla-Granlund
    February 1, 2013

    Pezalla-Granlund Receives Grant for Printmaking

    Curator of Library Art and Exhibitions Margaret Pezalla-Granlund was awarded an artist's initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. The grant will allow her to expand her printmaking skills, attend a residency program, and create a portfolio of broadsides inspired by mathematical illustrations.

  • Rob Oden
    February 1, 2013

    Former President Rob Oden Appointed to Chair of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Board of Trustees

    Rob Oden has been named Chair of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Board of Trustees. Oden has served as a member of the board since January 2011 and will succeed Wayne Granquist as chair. Dartmouth-Hitchcock is a national leader in patient-centered health care and creating a sustainable health system. As an academic medical center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock provides access to nearly 1,000 primary care doctors and specialists in almost every area of medicine, as well as world-class research at the Audrey and Theodor Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

  • Cherif Keita
    February 1, 2013

    Cherif Keita's Film Highlights Lifetime Achievements of South Africa's John Dube

    Professor of French Chérif Keita had his film "Oberlin-Inanda: The Life and Times of John L. Dube" shown in French on Mali's national television TM2 on Thursday, January 10. The documentary weaves together the life of John Dube, first President-General of the African National Congress, an 82-year old movement that brought about freedom and multiracial democracy in South Africa. The documentary not only shows the incredible vision and energy Dube had but also the various transnational and trans-racial links that made his work so important to South Africa's cultural and political history.

  • February 1, 2013

    Savina, Balaam, and Hardy participate in ACM Seminar

    Mary Savina, Charles L. Denison Professor of Geology, Peter Balaam, Associate Professor of English, and Clara Hardy, Professor of Classical Languages, have been selected to participate with colleagues from Coe, Luther, St. Olaf, and Colorado Colleges in a seminar sponsored by the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) through its Seminars in Advanced Interdisciplinary Learning (SAIL) program.