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  • Roger Jackson
    Photo: Sara Rubinstein
    December 22, 2014

    Jackson Serves as a Respondent at the AAR Annual Meeting

    Roger Jackson, John W. Nason Professor of Asian Studies and Religion, served as respondent to a set of papers on Tibetan epistolary literature at the recent American Academy Religion annual meeting in San Diego.

  • Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg
    December 22, 2014

    Feldman-Savelsberg Presents a Paper on Subsidized Childcare at the AAA

    Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg, Broom Professor of Social Demography and Anthropology, presented a paper, “On the Non-Circulation of Children: Migrants’ Infrequent Fostering Arrangements between Germany and Cameroon,” and co-organized a session, “Governance, Transnational Migration, and Affective Circuits of Care,” at the American Anthropological Association annual meeting in Washington, D.C. on December 3. The paper addressed the effects of high-quality publicly subsidized childcare.

  • December 22, 2014

    Bourne Presents a Paper at the National Tax Association

    Jenny Bourne, Professor of Economics, presented a paper entitled "More Than They Realize:  The Income of the Wealthy and the Piketty Thesis" at the annual meeting of the National Tax Association in Santa Fe, New Mexico in November.  The paper investigates the connections between realized income and estate wealth for the very rich, using a data set constructed from estate tax return data linked to multiple years of income tax return data.

  • Sarah Jansen
    December 8, 2014

    Jansen Presents at LPS Annual Meeting and at MNSU Colloquium

    Sarah Jansen, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, recently presented her paper "Plato on Good and Bad Laughter" at the annual Lighthearted Philosopher's Society Conference, in Galveston, Texas and at Minnesota State University Mankato's philosophy colloquium.

  • December 8, 2014

    Guo Presents at the ACTFL and Hosts a Workshop at UT Austin

    Shaohua Guo, Assistant Professor of Chinese, presented a paper entitled “Capturing Cultural Implications: Using Authentic Materials to teach Advanced CFL Learners,” at the 2014 Annual Convention of American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), in San Antonio, Texas, November 21 through 23. She also was invited to host a workshop entitled “Liberalization of Cultural Space: Progressive Trends, Popular Media, and Micropolitics in China’s Digital Public” at the University of Texas at Austin on November 19.

  • Mike Flynn
    Photo: Sara Rubinstein
    December 8, 2014

    Flynn Gives the Pedagogy Lecture at OSU

    Michael Flynn, Professor of Linguistics and the John E. Sawyer Professor of Liberal Learning, gave The Pedagogy Lecture (an annual event) at the Linguistics Department of The Ohio State University. The lecture was on "Undergraduate Linguistics and the Field."

  • Scott Carpenter
    December 8, 2014

    Carpenter Publishes a Travel Essay in Lowestoft Chronicle

    Scott Carpenter, Professor of French, has published a travel essay, "Danish as She is Spoke," in Lowestoft Chronicle. The magazine has also nominated this piece for Pushcart Prize XL, a prize for for poetry, short fiction, essays or literary whatnot published by little magazines and small presses in 2014.

  • Martha-Elizabeth Baylor
    December 8, 2014

    Baylor Publishes a Paper in IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control

    Marty Baylor, Assistant Professor of Physics, has co-authored a paper with researchers at the University of Minnesota entitled "Polymer Waveguide Fabry-Perot Resonator For High Frequency Ultrasound Detection." This paper has been published in the recent IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control.

  • Ken Abrams
    Photo: Sara Rubinstein
    December 8, 2014

    Abrams gives talk at the University of South Bohemia in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic

    Ken Abrams, Associate Professor of Psychology, gave an invited talk at the "Roma in Europe: Toward Representation and Recognition" conference at the University of South Bohemia in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic. The title of his talk was "Countering Prejudice: Findings from Research in Social Psychology."

  • Serena Zabin
    December 8, 2014

    Zabin Awarded an NEH Fellowship

    Serena Zabin, Associate Professor of History, has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) fellowship for 2015-2016 to finish her book on the Boston Massacre, Occupying Boston: An Intimate History of the Boston Massacre. Professor Zabin's book uncovers the extensive personal interactions between troops and their families and townspeople, and challenges the political spin put on the "massacre" that created its iconic place on the road to the American Revolution. NEH fellowships support scholars pursuing advanced research. In this cycle, the Endowment funded only 7.5% of the fellowship proposals received.

  • Julia Strand
    December 8, 2014

    Strand Gives a Talk at APCAM and Presents at the Psychonomics Society

    Julia Strand, Assistant Professor of Psychology, gave a talk titled, "Validating the Use of an Online Platform for Collecting Spoken Word Recognition Data," with co-author Joseph Slote '16 at the 2014 Auditory Perception, Cognition, and Action Meeting. She also presented a poster, "Grammatical Context Restricts Which Lexical Candidates are Activated During Spoken Word Recognition," with co-authors Andrea Simenstad '13, Jeffrey Berg '14, and Joseph Slote '16 at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society in Long Beach, California.

  • December 8, 2014

    Strand Receives Funding from French American Cultural Exchange

    Dana Strand, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of French and the Humanities, will receive funding from the The Tournées Festival program of French American Cultural Exchange (FACE) to show six French films in April 2015 as a part of a larger international film festival at Carleton during winter and spring terms 2015. The screenings in Carleton’s Weitz Center cinema will be woven into language, literature, and cinema and media studies courses; and will be open to the larger community.