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  • February 1, 2005

    Jerome Levi (anthropology) presents talk at Duke.

    Jerome Levi, associate professor of anthropology, presented an invited paper titled "Relativism, Humanitarian Values, and the Limits of Tolerance" at Duke University for an interdisciplinary conference on the theme "Speak No Evil: Moral Judgment in the Modern Age."

  • January 25, 2005

    Louis Newman (religion) completes SJE term and joins new human rights research project.

    In January, Louis Newman, the John M. and Elizabeth W. Musser Professor of Religious Studies, completed a three-year term as founding president of the Society of Jewish Ethics. Newman also published an open letter to President Bush, "Certitude is No Virtue," in Sh'ma, a popular Jewish journal, and has been invited to join a multi-year collaborative research project on pedagogical and methodological issues in the teaching of human rights co-sponsored by John Carroll University and Florida State University.

  • January 19, 2005

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

    Adeeb Khalid, associate professor of history, has received a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) fellowship for 2005-06, allowing him to take a sabbatical to work on his third book, "The Many Faces of Islam in Twentieth-Century Central Asia," that anticipates a non-academic audience interested in world affairs and the effects of historical identities on contemporary political behavior. The books will provide the historical interpretation necessary for more knowledgeable and balanced analyses of the relationship between Islamic politics and state security concerns in the newly independent nations of the region.

  • January 19, 2005

    Joel Weisberg (physics) lectures in Australia, works with students.

    Joel Weisberg, the Herman and Gertrude Mosier Stark Professor of Physics and Astronomy and the Natural Sciences, presented a lecture titled "Discovery of Pulsed OH Maser Emission Stimulated by a Pulsar," at the Australia Telescope National Facility and a lecture titled "General Relativistic Phenomena in the First Binary Pulsar B1913+16," at the Mt. Stromlo Observatory. He also brought Carleton students Charlotte Christensen '05, Karl Isensee '05 and Sarah Vigeland '06 for a month of pulsar research and observation in Australia.

  • January 18, 2005

    Lori Pearson (religion) presents at American Academy of Religion meeting.

    Lori Pearson, assistant professor of religion, presented a paper titled "Troeltsch's Soziallehren as a Theory of Religion in Process" at the American Academy of Religion (AAR) meeting. She also was elected to the steering committees of the AAR's Nineteenth Century Theology Group and Schleiermacher Group.

  • January 18, 2005

    Kathleen Ryor (art) presents paper.

    Kathleen Ryor, associate professor of art history, presented a paper titled "The Flavors of Zhejiang: Painting, Poetry and a 'Yue' Identity in the Late Ming," at the annual Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs. She also published a paper titled "Regional Cultural Identity and Local Products in Sixteenth Century China" at the International Association of Historians of Asia conference.

  • January 18, 2005

    Nathan Grawe (economics) publishes paper.

    Nathan Grawe, assistant professor of economics, published a paper titled "Intergenerational Mobility for Whom? The Experience of High- and Low-Earning Sons in International Perspective" in Generational Income Mobility in North America and Europe (Cambridge University Press).

  • January 18, 2005

    Cathy Yandell (French) presents papers, awarded Mellon Fellowship.

    Cathy Yandell, the W.I. and Hulda F. Daniell Professor of French Literature, Language & Culture, presented a paper titled "The Mentor's Subversion: Catullus, Muret and Ronsard" at the Sixteenth Century Society conference. As Chair of the Division on Sixteenth Century French Literature of the Modern Language Association (MLA), she organized and presided over the sessions in French Renaissance Studies at the MLA annual meeting. Yandell also has been awarded a Mellon New Directions Fellowship for the 2005-06 academic year. During her term of leave, Yandell will launch the first stages of a Center for the Humanities at Carleton.

  • January 17, 2005

    Qiguang Zhao (Chinese) to publish book.

    Qiguang Zhao, the Burton and Lily Levin Professor of Chinese, will publish a book with Zuojia Publishing House, one of the most prestigious publishers in China, titled "Many Roads, Heart's Journey." The book is a collection of Zhao's poems and essays, mostly in Chinese and some in English. The Tianjin Daily (Tianjin, China) recently published a long interview with Zhao about his career, ideas and Carleton's off-campus program in Tianjin.

  • January 11, 2005

    Mark L. Gleason '72 awarded the APS Lee M. Hutchins Award.

    The American Phytopatholocal Society (APS) has selected Mark L. Gleason '72 as the 2005 recipient of the Society's Lee M. Hutchins Award. The award is given to the author or authors of published research on basic or applied aspects of diseases of perennial fruit plants (tree fruits, tree nuts, small fruits and grapes, including tropical fruits, but excluding vegetables). Gleason majored in biology at Carleton.

  • January 5, 2005

    Clifford Clark (history and American studies) participates in NEH planning session.

    Clifford Clark, professor of history and the M.A. and A.D. Hulings Professor of American Studies, participated in the November National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) planning session at the Landmark Center in Saint Paul to prepare an NEH grant titled "Uncle Sam Lived Here."

  • January 5, 2005

    Serena Zabin (history) presents at two conferences.

    Serena Zabin, assistant professor of history, presented a paper titled "Women's Trading Networks and Dangerous Economies" at the Women's Economies in Colonial British America Conference sponsored by the Program in Early American Economy and Society at the Library Company of Philadelphia. Zabin also presented a paper titled " 'Cheats and Rogueries' in Eighteenth-Century New York City" at the Newberry Library Seminar in Early American History and Culture.