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  • April 29, 2004

    Gail Nelson (mathematics) receives award from regional MAA.

    Gail Nelson, professor of mathematics, received the Certificate of Meritorious Service from the North Central Section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). The award recognizes Nelson's commitment to the mathematics community and dedicated services to the MAA.

  • April 20, 2004

    Richard Ramette (chemistry) presents on GPS.

    Richard Ramette, professor emeritus of chemistry, presented a lecture to the Green Valley (Ariz.) Forum titled "Timekeeping and You: From the Big Bang to GPS Satellites," tracing the technology of clocks up to the recent "Cesium Fountain" that is now the U.S. primary standard for atomic clocks, and the extraordinary dominance of the Global Positioning System in today's world.

  • April 20, 2004

    Sigrun Leonhard (German) receives grant, publishes in GSR.

    Sigrun Leonhard, professor of German, received a Mellon New Directions Grant that she will use this spring term to finish a book of poetry and a novel that she is presently rewriting in German. Leonhard also was awarded a writer's residency at Yaddo, N.Y., designed to help writers and artists work in seclusion without any outside requirements. She gave a talk to the staff at the Hamm Clinic in St. Paul titled "At Your Own Risk: Crossing Cultural Borders in Difficult Times." Leonhard also published an article in the February 27 issue of German Studies Review titled "Rosalind Polkowskis Sehnsucht nach der großen Tat: Monika Marons Roman Stille Zeile Sechs."

  • April 20, 2004

    Richard Goerwitz (ITS) publishes in American Oriental Society journal.

    Richard Goerwitz, Web technical administrator, published an article in the April-June 2003 issue of the Journal of the American Oriental Society titled, "Long or Short Hair in Ezekiel 44:20?" In his article, he reinterprets a conflict between the biblical books of Ezekiel and other Pentateuchal passages regarding the grooming of priests’ hair.

  • April 20, 2004

    Andrew Fisher (history) presents at RMCLAS.

    Andrew Fisher, assistant professor of history, presented a session titled "Contesting the Limits of Brotherhood: Interethnic Relations and Confraternities in the Tierra Caliente of Western Mexico" at the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies, hosted by the University of New Mexico and New Mexico State University.

  • April 20, 2004

    Gene Bauer (ESL) and Nancy Hill (ESL) present at NAFSA regional conference.

    Gene Bauer, English as a second language (ESL) coordinator and adjunct instructor in educational studies, and Nancy Hill, ESL support assistant and writing/professional exploration assistant, presented a session at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators Region IV Conference titled "Best Practices: A Case Study of ESL Writing Needs and Support," about Carleton's approach to providing writing support to a rapidly increasing international student population and a high number of American non-native speakers of English.

  • April 19, 2004

    Jacqulyn Lauer-Glebov (institutional research) and Carol Rutz (writing program) present at conference.

    Jacqulyn Lauer-Glebov, assistant director of institutional research, and Carol Rutz, director of the writing program, presented related papers at the Conference on College Composition and Communication. Their panel was titled "Accounting, assessment, and improvement: Getting past good news to benefit from the bad."

  • April 15, 2004

    Ruth Sylte (media relations) chosen as folk artist in four states

    Ruth Sylte (media relations) and her dance partner, Mikkel Thompson, have been accepted to the juried state folk artist rosters in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin as teachers and performers of traditional Norwegian folk dancing and music. Known as "HjerteDans," they recently held a one-week state arts residency at an elementary school in Minot, N.D. and performed at the North Dakota State Arts Council annual meeting.They have both earned the highest level as Folk Dance Specialists in the Sons of Norway Cultural Skills Program and are in the midst of completing 80 hours of teacher training coursework through Noregs Ungdomslag (NU), Norway’s national youth organization. Upon completion of the coursework, Sylte and Thompson will be among the first NU certified teachers of Norwegian dance outside of Norway.

  • 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.