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  • April 7, 2010

    Ken Abrams Awarded Grant by the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) to Host Conference in 2011

    Ken Abrams, assistant professor of psychology, and Dana Gross, psychology professor at St. Olaf College, were awarded a $15,000 Faculty Career Enhancement (FaCE) Grant by the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) to organize and host a two-day conference in 2011 titled "Strategies for Internationalizing Undergraduate Psychology."

  • April 7, 2010

    Musician Bridget Wolf '84 Named Finalist in UK Songwriting Contest

    Bridget (Wolf) Krause '84 recently released her second CD, "Love Transforms," and her song "I'll Never Forget You," was chosen as a finalist in the instrumental category of the UK Songwriting Contest, finishing in the top two percent of 6,000 entries. Two other songs were honored; one was a semi-finalist in the Adult Contemporary category and the other was named a semi-finalist in the Christian/Faith category. A native of Minnesota who majored in music at Carleton, Krause lives and works in Talent, Ore. More information can be found at

  • April 7, 2010

    Vera Chang '09, West Coast Fellow of Bon Appetit, Blogs About Her Experience

    Following graduation from Carleton, Vera Chang '09 was named the West Coast Fellow of Bon Appetit Management Company, a position honoring recent college graduates with a passion for local and sustainable agriculture. Chang currently works for Bon Appetit in Santa Cruz, California, and blogged about her experience on the company's website.


  • April 7, 2010

    Joel Alden Schlosser Honored by the Western Political Science Association

    A paper by Joel Alden Schlosser, visiting assistant professor of political science, received the Best Paper on Blacks and Politics Award by the Western Political Science Association's Committee on the Status of Blacks in the Profession. Entitled "Engaging a Black American Socrates: James Baldwin's Socratism and Race in America," Schlosser presented the paper at the 2008 WPSA conference in Vancouver and will accept the award this month in San Francisco.

  • April 7, 2010

    Deborah Gross, David Musicant, and 12 Carleton Students Publish Paper in the Journal of Environmental Modeling & Software

    Deborah Gross, associate professor and chair of the department of chemistry, and David Musicant, associate professor and chair of the department of computer science, recently had a paper published in the Journal of Environmental Modeling and Software. Entitled "Environmental Chemistry Through Intelligent Atmospheric Data Analysis," the paper was written with co-authors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison along with 12 Carleton computer science students and alumni: Jeff Rzeszotarski '10 (Chesterland, Ohion), Rob Atlas '09, Emma Turetsky '09, Janara Christensen '08, Sami Benzaid '08, Jamie Olson '07, Thomas Smith '07, Leah Steinberg '07, Jon Sulman '06, Anna Ritz '06, Benjamin Anderson '05, and Catherine Nelson '04.

  • April 6, 2010

    Work by Diane Nemec Ignashev Reviewed in the Times Literary Supplement

    A compilation and translation of the memoirs of Ariadna Efron by Diane Nemec Ignashev, Class of 1941 Professor of Russian and the Liberal Arts, entitled "No Love Without Poetry" (Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2009), was reviewed in the March 5, 2010, edition of the Times Literary Supplement (TLS), a weekly literary review published in London.

  • Kittel Evenson '11
    April 5, 2010

    Junior Kittel Evenson Named to U.S. Figure Skating Governing Body

    Junior Kittel Evenson, Northfield Skating School Assistant Director, has accepted an invitation from U.S. Figure Skating headquarters to join the Basic Skills Sub-Committee, a governance and development group for the largest sub-section of the national governing body's membership. Evenson joins Northfield Skating School Founder/Director Carey Tinkelenberg (Carleton Class of 2005) on the twelve-person committee. The Northfield Skating School is the only program with more than one representative. Evenson's duties will include voting on rule changes, mentoring new directors, and discussing the future direction of the nation's 950 Basic Skills skating programs.

  • March 27, 2010

    Minnesota Construction Association Honors Cassat and Memorial Halls with Two Top Awards

    JE Dunn Construction Company, builders of Carleton's newest dormitories—Cassat and Memorial Halls, were honored at the 2010 Minnesota Construction Association Awards of Excellence Gala for their work on the two campus buildings. The company was honored with two top awards at the gala event held January 27, 2010, at the Minneapolis Golf Club.

    The College's Cassat and Memorial Halls, a 93,000-square-foot housing complex with two four-story buildings and 200 beds were named Best New Project (total value more than $10 million) as well as Best Green/Sustainable Project, highlighting the project's Gold LEED construction featuring student-accessible energy monitoring equipment and auto-sensor high-efficiency lighting, rain gardens and local materials usage, and abundant shared spaces.

    The Minnesota Construction Associate Awards program recognizes and honors the quality construction companies that serve the upper Midwest.

  • October 14, 2009

    The Lens Magazine Receives Top Honors from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association

    The Lens Magazine is proud to announce it has received the Gold Medalist ranking from Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA), garnering 995/1000 points in the evaluation. The CSPA, one of the most prestigious press associations in the country, serves student journalists by conducting yearly contests in order to encourage improvements in undergraduate literary publications. Besides obtaining the 2009 Gold Medalist ranking, the Lens has received a number of other accolades: First Class from the Associated Collegiate Press, Silver Crown Award from the CSPA, and Second Place Newspaper of the Year Award presented by the National College Newspaper Convention.

  • Best American Nonrequired Reading 2009
    October 14, 2009

    Short Story by Rebekah Frumkin '12 Featured in 2009 Edition of "Best American Nonrequired Reading"

    "Monster," a short story by Rebekah Frumkin '12 (Libertyville, Ill.), is featured in the 2009 edition of Best American Nonrequired Reading (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), edited by award-winning author Dave Eggers. Described by its editors as an "offbeat but vital anthology," Best American Nonrequired Reading is renowned for bringing together the country's best fiction, journalism, humor, essays and comics while simultaneously introducing a vast readership to dozens of new writers and publications each year.

  • September 20, 2009

    Composition by Alex Freeman to be Performed by The Society for New Music in Syracuse

    Alex Freeman, assistant professor of music, will have his chamber composition "Blueshift" performed by The Society for New Music in Syracuse in conjunction with Syracuse University's Syracuse Symposium celebrating light in October.

  • September 14, 2009

    Nelson Christensen and Carleton Students Co-Author Paper for Nature Magazine

    Professor of Physics Nelson Christensen, along with research associate Marie Anne Bizouard (on sabbatical from the University of Paris-South), Tomoki Isoagai (Carleton Class of 2010), Greg Ely (Carleton Class of 2008), and Santiago Caride (Carleton Class of 2008), are the co-authors of an important paper recently published in Nature Magazine entitled "An Upper Limit on the Amplitude of Stochastic Gravitational-Wave Background of Cosmological Origin."