Skip Navigation

Professional News

  • April 6, 2004

    Jamie Monson (history) receives fellowship.

    Jamie Monson, associate professor of history, has been selected as a research fellow with the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (Berlin Institute for Advanced Study). In 2004-05, she will be spending the year studying historical demography in relation to HIV/AIDS transmission along the TAZARA railway corridor in Tanzania.

  • April 6, 2004

    Kimberly Smith (political science) presents paper at WPSA.

    Kimberly Smith, assistant professor of political science, presented a paper titled "Becoming Native: The Concept of Place in Early African American Thought" at the Western Political Science Association annual meeting.

  • April 6, 2004

    Stacy Beckwith (Hebrew) elected to MLA post.

    Stacy N. Beckwith, assistant professor of Hebrew, has been elected to a four-year term on the executive committee of the Modern Language Association's Discussion Group on Sephardic Studies. Beckwith also presented a paper titled "The Absent Present: Spain's Sephardic Self in Contemporary Peninsular Literature" at the international colloqium on Spain and the Sephardic Jews.

  • April 6, 2004

    Library staff awarded three grants.

    Mollie Freier and Heather Tompkins, reference and instruction librarians, have received a grant from the Associated Colleges of the Midwest to host a symposium on information literacy. Eric Hinsdale, library technology coordinator, and Andrea Nixon, associate director of academic computing, are Carleton's leaders on a grant from the Midwest Information Technology Center (MITC) to fund a summer exchange of three student workers from both Carleton and DePauw University. This is the beginning of a student employment/intern program to build information and technology skills in a corps of Carleton students. Carolyn Sanford, head of reference and instruction and Ann Zawistoski, science librarian, are the project leaders of an MITC-funded effort among nine colleges to develop a Web-based assessment tool to measure first-year students' information literacy.

  • April 6, 2004

    Cameron Davidson (geology) speaks at UW-Oshkosh and UM Duluth.

    Cameron Davidson, associate professor of geology, gave an invited talk titled "Deformation, metamorphism, and pluton emplacement at transpressive plate boundaries: Examples from the Bergell Alps and Southeast Alaska" at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, and the University of Minnesota, Duluth.

  • April 6, 2004

    William North (history) receives APS grant.

    William North, assistant professor of history, has received a Franklin Research Grant from the American Philosophical Society to pursue manuscript research for his investigation of clerical and monastic perceptions of the active and contemplative life in the 11th and 12th centuries.

  • April 5, 2004

    Alfred Montero (political science) publishes book.

    Alfred Montero, assistant professor of political science, published a book, co-edited with David Samuels, associate professor of political science at the University of Minnesota. The book is titled "Decentralization and Democracy in Latin America" and is published by University of Notre Dame Press.

  • April 5, 2004

    Kathleen Galotti (psychology) co-authors paper, chairs panel.

    Kathleen M. Galotti, professor of psychology and cognitive studies, served as organizer and panel chair for a symposium titled "Individual Differences in Adolescent Decision-Making" at the Society for Research in Adolescence meeting. Galotti also presented a paper, coauthored with Elizabeth Ciner, associate dean of the college, Hope Altenbaumer '99 and Heather (Wilde) Geerts '01 titled "Making a 'Major' Decision: Individual Differences in Cognitive Performance and Affective Response."

  • March 29, 2004

    Naran Bilik (anthropology) publishes on China.

    Naran Bilik, the Bernstein Visiting Professor of Anthropology, has published an articled titled "The Reconstruction of Mongolian Identity in the Pantheon of Polyphonic Images" in Inner Asia 5 and co-authored a chapter titled "The Ethnic and Cultural Process of Zhongguo (China) As a Central Kingdom" in The Psychology of Ethnic and Cultural Conflict.

  • March 25, 2004

    Joel Weisberg, Bernie Kuan '00, Katie Devine '02 and Tyler Green '03 publish in AJS.

    Joel Weisberg, the Herman and Gertrude Mosier Stark Professor of Physics and Astronomy and the Natural Sciences, and Bernie Kuan '00, Katie Devine '02 and J. Tyler Green '03, along with colleagues at Cornell University and University of California, Berkeley, published an article in the Astrophysical Journal Supplement titled, "Arecibo 430 MHz Pulsar Polarimetry: Faraday Rotation Measures and Morphological Classifications."

  • March 17, 2004

    Robert Bonner (history) publishes history of American studies at Carleton.

    Robert Bonner, the Marjorie Crabb Garbisch Professor Emeritus of History and the Liberal Arts, has published a history of Carleton's American studies program titled "American Studies at Carleton: The First Half Century."

  • March 17, 2004

    Roy Elveton (philosophy) publishes second edition of book.

    Roy Elveton, the Maxine H. and Winston R. Wallin Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Studies, has published the second edition of his book titled "The Phenomenology of Husserl: Selected Critical Readings" through The University of Wisconsin Press. The essays present appraisals of Edmund Husserl's phenomenological philosophy, ranging from its earliest reception to the first comprehensive efforts to assess the full scope of Husserl's writings.