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  • 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.

    • 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.

    • January 12, 2015

      Galotti Presents a Poster on Brand Logo Recognition

      Kathleen Galotti, William H. Laird Professor of Cognitive Science, and Rebecca Plotnick '14 presented a poster at the 2014 meeting of the Psychonomic Society in Long Beach, California, entitled, "Recognizing Brand Logos in and out of Context."

       

    • Scott Carpenter
      January 12, 2015

      Carpenter Presents a Paper at a French Workshop on Baudelaire

      Scott Carpenter, Professor of French, recently presented a paper titled, "Être soi-même et autrui; l'altérité et Le Spleen de Paris" at a journée d'étude (workshop) devoted to the work of Charles Baudelaire held at the Université de Lille 3 in Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France.

    • January 12, 2015

      Bourne and Grawe Presents a Paper at the AEA Meeting

      Jenny Bourne, Professor of Economics, and Nathan Grawe, Professor of Economics, presented a paper, "How Broad Liberal Arts Training Produces PhD Economists: Carleton’s Story," on January 3, at the annual meeting of the American Economics Association in Boston.  A revised version of the paper will appear in the Journal of Economic Education.

    • Constance Walker
      Photo: Sara Rubinstein '98
      January 12, 2015

      Walker Presents at the Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Conference

      Constance Walker, Class of 1944 Professor of English and the Liberal Arts, presented a paper, "A Database of One's Own:  A Faculty/Student Project in Digital Literary Analysis," at the recent Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Conference.

    • Lori Pearson, Professor of Religion
      Photo: Sara Rubinstein
      January 12, 2015

      Pearson Presents at the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting

      Lori Pearson, Professor of Religion, presented two papers at the American Academy of Religion annual meeting in San Diego in late November. Her presentations were entitled: "Inserting Gender into Formative Theories of Secularization" and "Sexuality and Marriage in Marianne Weber's Typology of Religions."