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  • February 28, 2014

    Baylor receives Research Corporation Cottrell College Science Award

    Marty Baylor, Assistant Professor of Physics, has been granted a prestigious Single-Investigator Cottrell College Science Award from the Research Corporation for her project “Optimization of Index Contrast in Diffusive Photopolymers Able to Create Waveguides and Fluid Channels in Optofluidic Devices.” The award will move Prof. Baylor closer to her goal of creating 3-D, portable devices for optical sensor applications. Grant support will also enable undergraduate researchers to assist in building apparatus, acquiring data, analyzing results, and devising future experiments.

  • February 24, 2014

    Jimsen Awarded a Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board

    Laska Jimsen, Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, recently was awarded an Artist Initiative grant in Visual Arts from the Minnesota State Arts Board to support completion of the experimental 16mm film, Circles & Arrows, Matrices & Trees. Jimsen will screen cuts of the film at colleges, universities, and arts centers. She also plans to conduct workshops on the photochemical process of 16mm hand processing.

  • February 24, 2014

    Decker and Groll's Co-Authored Article Published in Analytic Philosophy

    Jason Decker and Daniel Groll, Assistant Professors of Philosophy, co-authored a paper, "Moral Testimony: One of These Things Is Just Like the Others," which was published in the journal Analytic Philosophy.

  • Arjendu Pattanayak
    February 24, 2014

    Pattanayak Talks About Quantum-Classical Transition at the University of Toronto

    Arjendu Pattanayak, Professor of Physics, was invited to give a talk at the University of Toronto on "Surprises in the quantum-classical transition for computed Lyapunov exponents" at the Fields Institute as part of the Centre for Quantum Information and Quantum Control seminar series on January 31. He spoke on his recent work that explores the multi-parameter transition between classic and quantum-mechanical behaviors.

  • Gerald Young, Professor of Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation & Athletic Director
    Photo: Sara Rubinstein
    February 24, 2014

    Young Joins the NCAA Divison III Management Council

    Gerald Young, Professor of Physical Education, Athletics, and Recreation & Athletic Director, was appointed to a four-year term on the NCAA Division III Management Council. The 19-member Council represents all 442 Division III institutions and is comprised of chief executive officers, faculty athletic representatives, athletic directors, senior women administrators, conference leaders, and student-athletes. The Council oversees the implementation of NCAA policies, reviews and resolves issues, and makes recommendations to the NCAA Presidents' Council.

  • Mikaela Schmitt-Harsh
    February 24, 2014

    Schmitt-Harsh Publishes an Article in Urban Forestry & Urban Greening

    Mikaela Schmitt-Harsh, Robert A. Oden, Jr. Postdoctoral Fellow for Innovation in the Liberal Arts in Environmental Studies, published an article titled “Private residential urban forest structure and carbon storage in a moderate-sized urban area in the Midwest, United States” in the journal Urban Forestry & Urban Greening. The article examines the private residential urban forests of Bloomington, Indiana, and the carbon storage services they provide.

    The article was co-authored with colleagues at the Center for the Study of Institutions, Population and Environmental Change (CIPEC) at Indiana University.

  • February 16, 2014

    Danielson Presents at the Annual NEAIR Conference

    Cherry Danielson, Associate Director of Institutional Research and Assessment, facilitated a pre-conference workshop at the 40th Annual Northeast Association for Institutional Research (NEAIR) Conference in Newport, Rhode Island on November 10, 2013. Her workshop, titled "Developing Assessments: A Timeline Model," focused on how the institutional research staff can help the faculty identify learning objects and strategically allocate course assessments.

  • 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.