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  • Jay Levi
    November 15, 2014

    Levi Gives Invited Lectures at Hamline University and Kansas University

    Jay Levi, Professor of Anthropology, gave two invited lectures, one at Hamline University as a part of their international round table series and one at Kansas University.  The title of the lecture was "Indigeneity and the Holocaust as Global Discourses: Comparing Native American, Palestinian and Jewish Perspectives."

  • Keith Harrison, professor emeritus of English and writer-in-residence
    November 15, 2014

    Harrison Publishes New Poems

    Keith Harrison, Professor of English and Writer in Residence, Emeritus, had his poem "Ace" selected for the national anthology, The Best Australian Poems 2014, to be published in December 2014 by Black Inc. Press. Also, two of his poems, "Here" and "In My Freshman Year," have been chosen for international publication in Canberra Poets, forthcoming in late 2014.

  • Fred Hagstrom
    Photo: Sara Rubinstein '98
    November 15, 2014

    Hagstrom's Work Featured in an Exhibition at the Gordon Parks Gallery

    Fred Hagstrom, Rae Schupack Nathan Professor of Art, is having his work featured in "History Pages," an exhibition at the The Gordon Parks Gallery of Metropolitan State University in St. Paul. An opening reception will be held on Friday, November 14 beginning with a gallery talk at 7:30 p.m. The show will run through December 12.

  • Scott Carpenter
    November 14, 2014

    Carpenter Publishes Short Fiction

    Scott Carpenter, Professor of French, has published a piece of short fiction called "The Plimsoll Line," which appears in the new issue of Gravel Magazine.  Also, he has published a review of Laurent Mauvignier's recent novel, Autour du Monde, with the review site Parutions.

  • Laurel Bradley
    November 14, 2014

    Bradley Presents at the Annual Meeting of the Universities Art Association of Canada

    Laurel Bradley, Director and Curator of the Perlman Teaching Museum, co-presented "Youth, Art, Tours: Collection Stories as on-line access," with Jane Becker Nelson, Director of St. Olaf's Flaten Art Museum, at the annual meeting of the Universities Art Association of Canada in Toronto.  Two St Olaf students contributed to the group presentation.  Margaret Pezalla-Granlund, Curator of Library Art and Exhibitions, also presented in the session titled "Art Collections for Engagement, Teaching, Learning and Research in the 21st Century."

  • Matt Whited
    Photo: Sara Rubinstein '98
    November 14, 2014

    Whited Delivers Invited Seminars at South Carolinan Universities

    Matt Whited, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, delivered invited seminars at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, and Davidson College, on the strategy of metal/ligand cooperation for the transformation of inert, energy-relevant molecules such as carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide. The talks focused on results from recent student-faculty collaborative research in the Whited laboratory.

  • Carol Ormand
    November 14, 2014

    Ormand Presents at Geological Society of America Annual Meeting

    Carol Ormand, Science Education and Resource Associate at the Science Education Resource Center, presented a paper titled “The Geologic Block Cross-Sectioning Test: Insights into the Novice-Expert Spectrum in Visual Penetrative Ability” and co-chaired a session on Spatial Thinking in Geoscience Teaching, Learning, and Professional Practice at the recent Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia.

  • Michael McNally
    Photo: Sara Rubinstein '98
    November 14, 2014

    McNally Elected as the Secretary of the American Academy of Religion

    Michael McNally, Professor of Religion, was elected by the American Academy of Religion's (AAR) 9,000 members, to a three-year term as Secretary of the primary academic society for the international study of religion.  In this capacity, he will serve on the AAR's Board of Directors and its Executive Committee.

  • John McDaris
    November 14, 2014

    McDaris Presents at Geological Society of America Annual Meeting

    John McDaris, Geoscience Assistant at the Science Education Resource Center, presented a paper titled “Supporting Diverse Stem Students Using the Whole Student Framework” and a poster titled "Preparing, Supporting, and Advising 2YC/4YC Transfer Students" at the recent Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia.

  • Cathy Manduca
    November 14, 2014

    Manduca Presents at Geological Society of America Annual Meeting

    Cathryn Manduca, Director of the Science Education Resource Center, presented papers titled Building Transdisciplinary Teaching Capacity” and “On the Cutting Edge: Combining Workshops and On-Line Resources to Improve Geoscience Teaching” at the recent Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia. In addition, Cathy presented an overview to the member societies of the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and the Associated Societies of GSA detailing the transition of the On the Cutting Edge program to the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) organization as part of establishing a program that serves all professional members in the geosciences nationwide.

  • Molly Kent
    November 14, 2014

    Kent Presents at Geological Society of America Annual Meeting

    Molly Kent, Geoscience Assistant at the Science Education Resource Center, presented a poster titled “Getting the Most out of your Introductory Courses: Web-based Resources to Help you Transform your Course” at the recent Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia.

  • Chérif Keïta
    November 14, 2014

    Keïta's Research on Nokutela Dube Recognized by Agenda Feminist Media in South Africa

    Chérif Keïta, Professor of French, had his research recognized by Agenda Feminist Media in South Africa for bringing liberation heroine Nokutela Dube out of a century-long oblivion onto the cover of their January issue titled "Empowering Women for Gender Equity: Autobiographies, Biographies and Writing Lives." Also, his film, "Remembering Nokutela" (2013) was screened at the Africa Network Conference on "Gender, Generation and Identity in African Studies" at Trinity University on Sunday, October 19.