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  • June 16, 2004

    Ann Ness (career center) honored by MCUCSA.

    Ann Ness, associate director of the career center, was presented with a Distinguished Service Award from the Minnesota College and University Career Services Association (MCUCSA) "for outstanding and significant contributions" at the annual MCUCSA meeting.

  • Mary-Claire King '67, Mathematics major
    June 15, 2004

    Mary-Claire King '67 awarded 2004 Gruber Genetics Prize.

    Mary-Claire King '67 has been awarded the Peter Gruber Foundation's 2004 Genetics Prize, the leading international prize in the field, for her contributions to women's health and human rights with her proof of the existence of the first gene for hereditary breast cancer. The Foundation annually presents a gold medal and a $200,000 unrestricted cash award to an outstanding scientist who has contributed fundamental advances in the field of genetics. King was a mathematics major at Carleton.

  • June 11, 2004

    Roy Elveton (philosophy) presents at conference.

    Roy Elveton, the Maxine H. and Winston R. Wallin Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Studies, presented a paper titled "What is Embodiment?" at the European Computing and Philosophy Conference.

  • June 11, 2004

    Stephen Mohring (art) is MSAB grant recipient.

    Stephen Mohring, assistant professor of art, has a piece at the Soo Visual Arts Center annual juried show in Minneapolis, a solo show at the Kleinpell Gallery in the River Falls (Wis.) public library and a two-person show in the HFA gallery at the University of Minnesota, Morris. Mohring just received a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant given to individual artists to support future work. This grant will help support a large-scale installation at the Franconia Sculpture Park in Shafer, Minn., during the summer of 2005.

  • June 11, 2004

    Anne Patrick (religion) presents at CTSA meeting.

    Anne E. Patrick, the William H. Laird Professor of Religion and the Liberal Arts, participated in a panel titled "Witness to Integrity: Theological Implications of the Crisis of the Immaculate Heart Community of California" at the Catholic Theological Society of America conference.

  • June 11, 2004

    Deborah Appleman (educational studies) presents at conference.

    Deborah Appleman, professor of educational studies, presented papers at the Assembly for Research in Literacy and the American Educational Research Association. She also gave a talk to English teachers in Portland (Ore.) and is providing on-going workshops for teachers in Menomonie (Wis.), Anoka, Hopkins, and Edina. As part of her research, Appleman conducted a joint book club at South High School in Minneapolis with South and Edina High School students.

  • June 11, 2004

    Louis Newman (religion) to co-edit new publication series.

    Louis Newman, the John M. and Elizabeth W. Musser Professor of Religious Studies, has been invited to co-edit a 15 volume Jewish Publication Society series on aspects of contemporary Jewish life titled "Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices." Newman's co-editor will be Rabbi Elliot Dorff, the Sol & Anne Dorff Distinguished Service Professor in Philosophy at the University of Judaism, with whom he has collaborated on two previous anthologies.

  • June 10, 2004

    Paul Queary '87 named AP bureau news editor.

    Paul Queary '87 has been named news editor of the Associated Press' Seattle news bureau. During his AP career, Queary has helped cover the Oklahoma City bombing investigation and guided the AP's reporting on politics and government in Washington state. At Carleton, Queary majored in English with a literature and film concentration.

  • June 10, 2004

    Nelson Christensen (physics) and Carl Ebeling '03 publish in Physical Review.

    Nelson Christensen, associate professor of physics, and Carl Ebeling '03 are among the co-authors of a LIGO Scientific Collaboration paper titled "Analysis of LIGO data for gravitational waves from binary neutron stars" in Physical Review D 69.

  • June 1, 2004

    Joel Weisberg (physics) publishes article.

    Joel Weisberg, the Herman and Gertrude Mosier Stark Professor of Physics and Astronomy and the Natural Sciences, co-authored and published an article with colleagues from Cornell, Princeton, NASA, and Jodrell Bank Observatory in England, titled "PSR J1829+2456: a relativistic binary pulsar" in the British Journal, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

  • May 28, 2004

    Chérif Keïta (French) presents concerts at Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

    Chérif Keïta, professor of French, presented two concerts of traditional Malian music at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage as a part of the 2003 Smithsonian Folklife Festival featuring the cultures of Scotland, Mali and Appalachia. Both concerts are available on the Kennedy Center Web site.

  • May 19, 2004

    Susan Singer (biology) receives teaching award from ASPB.

    Susan Singer, professor of biology, received 2004 The Excellence in Teaching Award from the American Society of Plant Biologists.