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  • October 11, 2004

    Teri Takahiro (language center) competes in Ultramax Iron Distance Triathlon.

    Teri Takehiro, technology assistant to the director of the language center, competed in the Ultramax Iron Distance Triathlon at Smithville Lake, Mo. She completed the 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run in 12 hours and 19 minutes, an hour faster than her previous best time. She came in fourth among the women, and first in her age group.

  • October 11, 2004

    Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg (anthropology) presents on African studies.

    Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg, associate professor of anthropology, presented a talk titled "Teaching Transformations via Ethnographic Classics and Restudies," at the ACM African Studies Conference. Feldman-Savelsberg also gave two public lectures while on sabbatical in Graz, Austria. The first was at the Institute of Folklore and Cultural Anthropology of the Karl-Franzens Universität on the social consequences of rumor and the other at the "Hammelfest" of the Austrian Association of Textile Research on transformations in Bamileke royal display cloth in Cameroon.

  • October 4, 2004

    Paula Arai (religion) Gives Presentations on Buddhism.

    Paula Arai, assistant professor of religion, recently gave three presentations. "Healing Buddhist Women" was the keynote address at the International Buddhist Women's Conference, held in South Korea. "Women and Zen Master Dogen: Rituals of Empowerment" was presented at the Zen Mountain Monastery International Conference and "Ancestors as Healers in Japanese Buddhism" was given at the Eastern Buddhist League Conference.

  • September 22, 2004

    Steven Schier (political science) elected to APSA's Presidency Research Group.

    Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, has been elected to the board of the American Political Science Association's Presidency Research Group.

  • September 22, 2004

    Chérif Keïta (French) invited by South Africa to assist in creation of John Dube scultptures.

    Chérif Keïta, professor of French, was invited by the Africa-America Institute and the House Sub-Committee on Africa to screen his new documentary film entitled "Oberlin-Inanda: The Life and Times of John L. Dube" on Capitol Hill on July 14, 2004. In attendance were diplomats, World Bank and House staffers, Carleton alums and South Africans living in the D.C. area. Keita also has been invited by South African authorities to assist in the creation of two sculptures of John Dube in honor of his pioneering work in the field of education and journalism and as the co-founder and first President of the African National Congress from 1912 to 1917.

  • September 22, 2004

    David Alberg (chemistry) receives award.

    David Alberg, associate professor of chemistry, received a 2004 Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Chemical Research from the University of Indiania, Bloomington, chemistry department at the university's annual Excellence in Undergraduate Chemical Research Symposium. Alberg also gave a lecture on his research titled “The Synthesis and Evaluation of Inhibitors of Trypanothione Reductase.”

  • September 22, 2004

    Parker Wheatley (economics) presents at Digital Divide symposium.

    Parker Wheatley, visiting assistant professor of economics, presented a paper titled “Analyzing the Economics of Ownership and Participant Affiliation in E-Markets for Agricultural Commodities” at the Symposium on the Digital Divide. The symposium was sponsored by the Management Information Systems Research Center (MISRC) of the University of Minnesota as well as the Center for Research on Information Technology and Organizations of the University of California, Irvine. The paper was co-authored with Robert Kauffman, director of the MISRC.

  • September 14, 2004

    Al Montero (political science) serves as program track chair at LASA Congress.

    Al Montero, associate professor of political science, was invited to act as Program Track Chair for the Track on Economies: Local, Regional, Global for the upcoming Latin American Studies Association Congress. As track chair, Montero will receive papers and shape all panels on the political economy of decentralization, regional and subnational development for the forthcoming meeting of Latin-Americanists, the largest of its kind in the world. Montero also has published an article titled "Competitive Federalism and Distributive Conflict in Democratic Brazil" in the volume "Reforming Brazil" edited by Mauricio Font and Anthony Spanakos.

  • September 13, 2004

    Colleen Strese (development) 12th highest fundraiser in Breast Cancert 3-Day walk.

    Colleen Strese, development assistant, completed the Breast Cancer 3-Day, a 60-mile walk over the weekend of September 10-12. Of more than 2,000 walkers, Strese was the 12th highest fundraiser.

  • September 1, 2004

    Michael Kidd (Spanish) publishes and receives prize.

    Michael Kidd, visiting assistant professor of Spanish, published his translation of Pedro Calderon de la Barca's La vida es sueno and received the Colorado Endowment for the Humanities Publication Prize for his work.

  • September 1, 2004

    Silvia Lopez (Spanish) publishes and lectures on Latin America.

    Silvia L. López, assistant professor of Spanish, lectured this summer on her current research on critical theory at the Universities of São Paulo and Porto Alegre in Brazil, and at the Catholic University in El Salvador. Her essay titled "National Culture, Globalization and Post-War El Salvador," appeared in Comparative Literature Studies. A chapter titled "Peripheral Glances: Adorno's Aesthetic Theory in Brazil" will be published in Globalizing Critical Theory and an essay titled "Your Simone: eros, ethics and the other scene of writing in Simone de Beauvoir" will appear in Modern Language Notes.

  • September 1, 2004

    Eleanor Zelliiot (history) publishes worldwide.

    Three articles by Eleanor Zelliot, the Laird Bell Professor Emerita of History, appeared in encyclopedias this year. "Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar" was written for the new Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, "Untouchability" for the New Dictionary of the History of Ideas and "Untouchables (Dalits)" for the Encyclopedia of the Developing World. Zelliot also published a chapter titled "Caste in Contemporary India" in Contemporary Hinduism and a book she edited with Rohini Mokashi-Punekar, "Untouchable Saints: An Indian Phenomenon," will appear later in the year from Manohar Publishers in New Delhi.