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  • Stephen Mohring
    September 27, 2013

    Mohring Opens New Exhibition "Play"

    Stephen Mohring, Associate Professor of Art, opened his exhibition Play at the Soeffker Gallery of Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota. At the opening reception on September 27th, the artist gave a talk about his sculptures and video work that "combine the visceral nature ... and the seductive allure" of all locally-sourced wood. The showing of his sculpture and video work will run through November 21st.

    Mohring has also designed the set for the upcoming Ten Thousand Things Theater production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, which will run from October 1st through November 3rd.

  • David Liben-Nowell
    September 23, 2013

    Liben-Nowell Presents A Paper At The ASONAM Conference

    David Liben-Nowell, Associate Professor of Computer Science, along with Carissa Knipe '14, and Calder Coalson '14, had their paper entitled "Indifferent Attachment: The Role of Degree in Ranking Friends" presented at the 2013 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM'13), held in Niagara Falls in August 25-28.

  • David Lefkowitz
    September 23, 2013

    Lefkowitz Gives A Talk On His Paintings At The Blanton Museum Of Art

    David Lefkowitz, Associate Professor of Art, presented a lecture on September 19 on his paintings from the series Fixtures, which were on display in the exhibition Lifelike at the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas from June 23 to September 22.

    Lifelike was an international, multigenerational group exhibition organized by the Walker Art Center that featured 75 works from the 1960s to the present by leading figures in contemporary art, such as Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, James Casebere, Vija Celmins, Keith Edmier, Robert Gober, Ron Mueck, Mungo Thomson, and Ai Weiwei, and illuminated artists’ enduring fascination with realism.

  • Alison Kettering
    Photo: Sara Rubinstein
    September 23, 2013

    Kettering Publishes New Issue Of JHNA

    Alison Kettering, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Art History and Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art (JHNA), open-access, refereed e-journal, has just published the Summer 2013 issue. This special issue of the journal, dedicated to Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann, features many articles by his former students, including Paul Crenshaw '90.

  • 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.