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  • 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.

  • Scott Carpenter
    January 2, 2014

    Carpenter's Acclaimed Novel Selected for Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2013 List

    "Theory of Remainders," the acclaimed novel by professor of French Scott Dominic Carpenter, has been selected for the esteemed Kirkus Reviews' "Best Books of 2013" List. Applauding the work for its “fully realized characters” and “remarkable fluency of language,” the national trade reviewer asserts that Carpenter’s “extensive comprehension of French culture and history make this literary novel a stellar achievement.” The book is one of a small number to receive the distinction.

  • Fred Hagstrom
    Photo: Sara Rubinstein '98
    January 2, 2014

    Hagstrom Named 2014 Minnesota Book Artist Award Winner

    Fred Hagstrom, Humphrey Doermann Professor of Liberal Learning and Rae Schupack Nathan Professor of Art, has been named the 2014 Minnesota Book Artist Award Winner for his new piece entitled "Passage." This annual award, presented by Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) and the Minnesota Book Awards, recognizes a Minnesota book artist or book artist collaborative group for excellence of a new artistic work, demonstrated proficiency and quality in the book arts through three pieces of supporting previous work, as well as an ongoing commitment and significant contributions to Minnesota’s book arts community.

  • Scott Carpenter
    November 22, 2013

    Carpenter participates in author panel in St. Paul

    Scott Carpenter, Professor of French, joined Stephanie Curtis '92, of Minnesota Public Radio, and Charlie Quimby '71, at Micawber's Books in St. Paul for an author panel on the representation of loss. The panel, moderated by Curtis and open to the public, took place  on Novmmber 22, and was joined by Peter Geye, the author of The Lighthouse Road.

  • Fred Hagstrom
    Photo: Sara Rubinstein '98
    November 21, 2013

    Hagstrom featured in University of Washington Colloquium

    Fred Hagstrom, Rae Schupack Nathan Professor of Art, participated as a part of a panel at a colloquium entitled “Themes in Scholarship & Book Arts: Law and Social Justice from Antiquity to Modern Times” at the University of Washington on November 21. The panel talked about how art and scholarship explore the ways that the protection of law has been extended to or withheld from different populations from antiquity through contemporary times. This roundtable discussion was held in connection with an exhibit entitled "Under the Wings of Artemis" at the Suzzallo Library of the University of Washington.

  • Al Montero
    Photo: Sara Rubinstein
    November 20, 2013

    Montero delivers paper at King's College conference

    Al Montero, Frank B. Kellogg Professor of Political Science, delivered a paper titled, "Why Developmentalism Persists in Democratic Brazil," at the launching conference of the new International Development Institute of King's College of London, November 7 and 8.

  • Cathy Manduca
    November 20, 2013

    Manduca and Ormand Publish In The Journal Of Structural Geology

    Cathy Manduca, Director of the Science Education Resource Center (SERC), and Carol Ormand, Science Education Associate at SERC, are co-authors on an article, "Structural geology practice and learning, from the perspective of cognitive science," published in the Journal of Structural Geology.

  • Justin London
    November 20, 2013

    London Leads A Music Graduate Student Workshop

    Justin London, Professor of Music, led a graduate student workshop on "What is Metric Well-Formedness?" at the annual meeting of the Society for Music Theory in Charlotte, North Carolina. Fifteen students from across the U.S. and Canada participated in the workshop, presenting posters and debating various aspects of musical meter. London also participated in a panel discussion on the history and future of Music Theory Online, of which he was a founding editor.

  • Paula Lackie
    November 20, 2013

    Lackie Presents At ICPSR

    Paula Lackie, Academic Technologist, presented twice on different aspects of data support (with heavy emphasis on different aspects of our successful model here at Carleton) and led a discussion on career development for data professionals at the 2013 Biennial Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Meeting at the University of Michigan. The discussions included a table talk on political/social research and promoting data services/sharing at small colleges and a presentation on data use on campus. The proceedings can be found here.

  • November 20, 2013

    Jansen Publishes Paper In Ancient Philosophy

    Sarah Jansen, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, recently published a paper titled "Plato's Phaedo as a Pedagogical Drama" in Ancient Philosophy (vol. 33, no. 2, 2013). Jansen's paper aims to "demonstrate how a proper understanding of the literary dimension of the Phaedo sheds light on the philosophical content of the dialogue" by answering questions such as "What is drama?," "What is Phaedo a drama about?," and "What is the function, if any, of the dramatic elements of the Phaedo?"

  • November 15, 2013

    Falcon and Walser-Kuntz Present At IARSLCE Annual Conference

    Adrienne Falcon, Director of Academic Civic Engagement, and Debby Walser-Kuntz, Broom Faculty Fellow and Professor of Biology, presented "Creating comics, theater, grant proposals, and research reports: Researching the effects of different modes of civic engagement in a biology classroom" at the recent International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) Annual Conference in Omaha, NE, held November 6 - 8.

    IARSLCE is an international non-profit organization devoted to promoting research and discussion about service-learning and community engagement founded in 2005. This year's topic for the conference was Reinvigorating Our Process of Discovery.

  • November 11, 2013

    Ormand Presents at Annual GSA Meeting