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  • September 23, 2013

    Cox Publishes A Chapter In A Book On African Literature

    Stephanie Cox, Visiting Assistant Professor of French, had her paper "The Invisible Twin: Visibility and Identity in Marie-Thérèse Humbert’s À l’autre bout de moi" on a Mauritian writer featured as a chapter in a book published this year, Reading Contemporary African Literature: Critical Perspectives, edited by Reuben Makayiko Chirambo and J.K.S. Makoka.

  • September 18, 2013

    Jimsen Receives Jerome Foundation Grant

    Laska Jimsen, Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, has received a Jerome Foundation “Film and Video Grant” of $15,000 in support of the production of Deer in North America. This documentary essay film explores the contradictory and mythologized relationships between human beings and deer.

  • Scott Carpenter
    September 17, 2013

    Carpenter Gives Talks At Alliance-Française And Macalester

    Scott Carpenter, Professor of French, delivered two addresses, one at the Alliance Française (Minneapolis chapter), and the other at Macalester College. The topic was the "French-American encounter," especially as represented in his recent novel, Theory of Remainders.

  • Bill North, Associate Professor of History and Co-Director of Medieval and Renaissance Studies
    September 16, 2013

    North to Co-Direct NEH Summer Seminar

    Bill North, Associate Professor of History and Co-Director of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, will co-direct a National Endowment for the Humanities(NEH) Summer Seminar on the theme “Reform and Renewal in Medieval Rome” with Professor of History Maureen Miller of University of California, Berkeley. Funded by the NEH and hosted by the American Academy of Rome, this five-week seminar during summer 2014 will allow 16 college and university faculty to discuss collectively the nature and dynamics of medieval reform movements and to pursue independent research projects from multiple disciplinary perspective.

  • Carleton's student-faculty research team at the Parkes (Australia) 64-meter dish.
    September 12, 2013

    Weisberg Receives NSF Funding for Eighth Time

    Joel Weisberg, Herman and Gertrude Mosier Stark Professor of Physics and Astronomy and the Natural Sciences, has received $329,474 from the National Science Foundation Division of Astronomical Sciences in support of his four-year project "RUI: Relativistic Gravitation, Pulsar Beams and Birth Processes, and the Interstellar Medium." This is Weisberg's eighth NSF grant for his student-faculty team's astrophysical research centered at Carleton. The team will use the grant to support their  radioastronomical and theoretical studies  of pulsars at Carleton and at radio telescopes in Puerto Rico and Australia. Pulsars are the cores of dead stars, about the size of a city and containing more mass than the sun, weighing a billion tons per teaspoonful, that spin at rates up to hundreds of times per second. In addition to studying pulsars own fascinating properties, the team will use pulsars  to study other astronomical phenomena and theories. This RUI (Research in Undergraduate Institutions) grant funds the PI's and students' research at Carleton, their travel to meetings and observatories, and two month-long residencies at the Australia Telescope National Facility.

  • Constance Walker
    Photo: Sara Rubinstein '98
    September 5, 2013

    Walker Gives Talk At Augustana College In Illinois

    Constance Walker, Professor of English, gave a talk at Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois on September 5 entitled "'See Jane Write!': How Austen Mastered the Art of Fiction." This presentation was a part of a new exhibit entitled "Pride and Prejudice: 200 years of the Divine Jane," celebrating the 200th anniversary of the novel, hosted by Thomas Tredway Library of Augustana College.

  • Gao Hong, Lecturer in Chinese Musical Instruments
    September 4, 2013

    Gao Wins Grant from Minnesota State Arts Board

    Gao Hong, Lecturer in Chinese Musical Instruments, has been awarded a $53,600 “Folk and Traditional Arts” grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. As a master pipa player, this grant supports Gao in promoting and preserving the traditional Pudong style of pipa music, and in giving concerts and lectures in three Minnesota locations.

    “This is a wonderful grant. I’m so thankful,” Gao told The Northfield News. “I want to get more people involved with pipa music.”

  • Raka Mitra, Associate Professor of Biology
    August 28, 2013

    Mitra Receives NSF Funding

    Raka Mitra, Assistant Professor of Biology, has been awarded $450,000 from the National Science Foundation’s Biology Division of Integrative Organismal Systems for her three-year project, “RUI: The Role of ralstonia solanacearum Effector Protein RSP1281 in Bacterial Wilt Disease.”

    This RUI (Research in Undergraduate Institutions) grant enables Mitra to investigate a root-invading bacterial wilt pathogen to better determine plant defense pathways employed in roots, gaining insights useful for developing wilt resistant crops. The project supports the PI’s research, an undergraduate researcher in each summer, a technician year round; and it gives opportunity for students in Carleton’s Cell Biology Laboratory and Molecular Biology classes to gain important research lab experiences.

  • Chérif Keïta
    August 26, 2013

    Keïta's 13-Year Research Celebrated in South Africa

    Chérif Keïta, Professor of French, had his 13-year research into the life of two pioneer South African intellectuals and their previously unnoticed connections to Northfield, celebrated in a couple of articles published in the Witness during his recent trip to South Africa, to lecture at the Universities of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), of Zululand, of Witwatersrand and to screen his latest films at various events organized around the country by the Department of Arts and Culture and the African National Congress in memory of their forgotten heroine, Nokutela Dube.  The Department of Arts and Culture of KwaZulu-Natal has published a booklet co-authored by Chérif Keïta and Heather Hughes, titled Nokutela: The Story of a Forgotten Woman Leader.

  • June 24, 2013

    St. Paul Pioneer Press Reviews Scott Dominic Carpenter's Debut Novel

    The St. Paul Pioneer Press recently published a review of Scott Dominic Carpenter's debut novel, "Theory of Remainders," calling it "a compelling debut novel...a fast-paced, well-written story that is a perfect summer read for thinking people." The complete review can be found here.

  • June 4, 2013

    Galotti Presents at Association for Psychological Science Meeting

    Kathleen Galotti, professor of cognitive science, presented a poster entitled, "Missions and Goals and Decisions, Oh My! How Much Do Overarching Goals Frame Decisions for Young Adults?" at the 2013 meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, held in Washington D.C.

  • Matt Whited
    May 30, 2013

    Whited Awarded International Patent

    Matt Whited, assistant professor of chemistry, was recently awarded an international patent with co-workers at the University of Southern California and University of Michigan for "Compounds Capable of Undergoing Symmetry Breaking Intramolecular Charge Transfer in a Polarizing Medium and Organic Photovoltaic Devices Comprising the Same." The invention describes a new photovoltaic cell design inspired by the biological photosystem that is capable of highly efficient charge separation for energy storage.