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  • 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."

  • 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."