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  • April 15, 2004

    Adeeb Khalid (history) elected president of Central Eurasian Studies Society.

    Adeeb Khalid, associate professor of history, has been elected president of the Central Eurasian Studies Society, an international organization of over 1000 members in several dozen countries. He will serve a three-year appointment on the board.

  • April 15, 2004

    Susan Singer (biology) chairs NRC Committee.

    Susan Singer, professor of biology, is chairing the National Research Council's Committee on High School Science Laboratories: Roles and Vision. This committee was commissioned by the National Science Foundation to prepare a report on science lab teaching in response to a federal mandate. The National Research Council is the operating arm of the National Academies.

  • April 15, 2004

    Nelson Christensen (physics) gives talk on LIGO.

    Nelson Christensen, associate professor of physics, gave a talk at the monthly meeting of the Minnesota Chapter of the Optical Society of America titled "The Optics of LIGO: The Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observator."

  • April 12, 2004

    Poetry book by Gregory Hewett (English) accepted for publication.

    Gregory Hewett, assistant professor of English, has had his book, "Eros Conspiracy," accepted for publication by Coffee House Press in 2005. The volume will be Hewett's third published book of poetry.

  • April 12, 2004

    Ruth Weiner (theater arts) and Julie Klassen (German) author essay.

    Ruth Weiner, professor of theater arts and English, and Julie Klassen, professor of German, co-authored an essay titled "Reviving Brecht: Transformations, or the Reciprocity of Outward Signs and Inward States" in New German-American Studies: Essays on Twentieth-Century German Drama and Theater, a volume of essays edited by Hellmut Hal Rennert. Klassen also authored a second essay in the book titled "The Rebellion of the Body Against the Effect of Ideas: Heiner Müller's Concept of Tragedy."

  • April 8, 2004

    John Ramsay (educational studies) publishes article on Division III athletics.

    John Ramsay, the Hollis L. Caswell Professor of Educational Studies, wrote an article titled "To Miss the Joy" for the Center for Inquiry in the Liberal Arts at Wabash College.

  • April 8, 2004

    Gregory Marfleet (political science) presents at ISA.

    Gregory Marfleet, assistant professor of political science, presented a poster titled "The Evolution of Player Strategies in Multiple Game Environments: A Computer Simulation using a Genetic Algorithm" at the International Studies Association convention.

  • April 8, 2004

    Laurence Cooper (political science) publishes article.

    Laurence Cooper, assistant professor of political science, published an article titled "Between Eros and Will to Power: Rousseau and 'The Desire to Extend Our Being" in the American Political Science Review.

  • April 8, 2004

    Norman Vig (political science) publishes book on environment.

    Norman Vig, the Winifred and Atherton Bean Professor Emeritus of Science, Technology and Society, has published a book co-edited with Michael Faure titled "Green Giants? Environmental Policies of the United States and the European Union," published by MIT Press.

  • April 6, 2004

    Gregory Hewett (English) publishes two poems in The Indiana Review.

    Gregory Hewett, assistant professor of English, will have two poems appearing in the forthcoming issue of The Indiana Review. The first is titled "Recalling George Washington While Watching 'All My Children' " and the second is titled "Reading Mail, Recalling Washington, Watching 'The Guiding Light.' "

  • April 6, 2004

    Emeriti faculty teach at Cannon Valley Elder Collegium.

    Three Carleton emeriti are teaching as part of the Cannon Valley Elder Collegium (CVEC) this term. Bill Child, professor emeritus of chemistry, is teaming up with Ron Ronning, the founder of CVEC, to teach a course titled "Johannes Brahms: A Requiem, a Symphony, and a Chamber Work." Ed Sostek, professor emeritus of English and theater arts, is teaching a course titled "Let's Go to the Theater--and maybe remember what we saw." George Soule, professor emeritus of English, will teach a course titled "Wordsworth." For more details, see the CVEC web site.

  • April 6, 2004

    Ping Fu (Chinese) presents at SCMS conference.

    Ping Fu, the Henry Luce Assistant Professor of Chinese and Asian Studies, chaired two panels at The Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual conference. The first was titled "The Visual Rhetoric of the Ambivalent City in Contemporary Chinese Cinema," and the second was titled "Urban Metaphor and Cinematic Replica: The Little Chinese Seamstress."