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  • January 5, 2005

    Neil Lutsky (psychology) publishes essay on teaching.

    Neil Lutsky, professor of psychology, published a lead essay titled "The Shifting Currents of Scholarship and Teaching in the Ecologies of Academic Careers" in the e-book "Preparing the New Psychology Professoriate." Lutsky also participated in the American Psychological Association's Task Force on "Internationalizing the Discipline," part of a multi-discipline initiative organized by the American Council on Education (ACE) and funded by the Carnegie Foundation.

  • January 5, 2005

    Arjendu Pattanayak (physics) presents seminar.

    Arjendu Pattanayak, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, has spent part of his 2004-05 sabbatical year as an invited guest of the Quantum Gases program at the Kavli Insitute for Theoretical Physics and at The Center for Advanced Studies/Quantum Information Group at the University of New Mexico. He presented a seminar titled "Nonlinear Dynamics: Coherence and Decoherence in Ensembles" at the Center for Advanced Studies and a colloquium of the same name at the Rice University physics department.

  • January 1, 2005

    Amy Csizmar Dalal (computer science) publishes in Performance Evaluation.

    Amy Csizmar Dalal, assistant professor of computer science, published an article titled "Optimal Scheduling in a Queue with Differentiated Impatient Users" in the January 2005 Performance Evaluation journal.

  • Book Cover of "Building on a Borrowed Past: Place and Identity in Pipestone, Minnesota" by Sally Southwick
    December 20, 2004

    Sally Southwick (corporate and foundation relations) publishes award-winning book.

    Sally Southwick, assistant director of corporate and foundation relations and coordinator of faculty support, has published a book titled "Building on a Borrowed Past: Place and Identity in Pipestone, Minnesota" that demonstrates how average, small-town citizens contributed to the generic image of “the Indian” in American culture. The book has won the Great Lakes American Studies Association/Ohio University Press Book Award.

  • The Odens with Dartmouth President James (Jim) Wright and his wife, Susan Wright.
    Photo: Joseph Mehlin, Dartmouth College Photographer
    December 15, 2004

    President Oden honored at Dartmouth College.

    On Friday, November 5, Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., held a special lunch in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the awarding of the first Dartmouth Distinguished Teaching Award. Carleton College President Robert A. Oden Jr. was the first recipient of the award in 1979, and he and his wife Teresa Oden were guests at the event. Oden was a religion professor at Dartmouth from 1972 to 1989. The Odens are pictured here with Dartmouth President James (Jim) Wright and his wife, Susan Wright.

  • December 8, 2004

    Becky Boling (Spanish) presents at conference.

    Becky Boling, professor of Spanish, presented a paper titled “Frogs, Zombies, and Lovers: Mayra Montero’s Tú, la oscuridad” at the annual International Conference on Caribbean Literature.

  • December 8, 2004

    Andrea Nixon (academic computing) and Peter Hirtle '74 present at EDUCAUSE Institute.

    Andrea Nixon, associate director for academic computing, Peter Hirtle '74, director for instruction and learning at Cornell University, and Mark Eckenwiler, deputy chief of computer crime & intellectual property section in the U.S. Department of Justice presented a session titled "USA PATRIOT Act: Pros and Cons" at the Cornell University/EDUCAUSE Institute For Computer Policy and Law. Nixon's session presentation was titled "Societal Roles of Higher Education and Perceived Challenges by the USA PATRIOT Act."

  • November 30, 2004

    Julie Neiworth (psychology), Anne Olinick '04, Amy Gleichman '05 and Kristen Lamp '05 present at meeting.

    Julie Neiworth, professor of psychology, and co-authors Anne Olinick '04, Amy Gleichman '05 and Kristen Lamp '05 gave a presentation titled "Hierarchical Processing of Stimuli by Adults, 5-Year Olds, and Monkeys" at the Psychonomic Society annual meeting. Lamp and Olinick are psychology majors and Gleichman majors in neuroscience.

  • November 30, 2004

    Mija Van Der Wege (psychology) and Brandon Tearse '04 present at meeting.

    Mija Van Der Wege, assistant professor of psychology, and co-author Brandon Tearse '04 presented a poster titled "The Effects of Audience Awareness and Interactivity on Referential Communication Tasks" at the Psychonomic Society annual meeting.

  • November 30, 2004

    Doug Foxgrover (ITS) exhibits in Arts Guild show.

    Doug Foxgrover, academic computing coordinator for the natural sciences and curator of the Carleton weather database, has two pieces of artwork featured in the Northfield Arts Guild (NAG) Members' Show at the NAG gallery in downtown Northfield. The exhibit runs through Dec. 21, 2004.

  • November 29, 2004

    Kathleen Galotti (psychology) and alumni present at meeting.

    Kathleen Galotti, professor of psychology and cognitive studies, and co-authors Hope Altenbaumer '99, Heather Wilde Geerts '00, Allison Rupp '03 and Julie Woulfe '04 presented a poster at the 2004 Psychonomic Society meeting titled "Real-Life Decisions: Parents Choosing Educational Options." Each of the co-authors spent a year working as a research project manager and supervising the 8-10 undergraduate research assistants who helped gather and analyze data. The research has been funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation and has involved interviews with more than 250 Northfield parents.

  • November 22, 2004

    Julie Klassen (German) elected vice president of Women in German.

    Julie Klassen, professor of German, has been elected vice president of Women in German. After two years of service, she will become president of the organization. Women in German provides a democratic forum for all people interested in feminist approaches to German literature and culture or in the intersection of gender with other categories of analysis such as sexuality, class, race and ethnicity. The organization is dedicated to eradicating discrimination in the classroom and in the teaching profession at all levels.