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  • May 6, 2004

    Julie Neiworth (psychology) receives MPA Distinguished Scholar Award.

    Julie Neiworth, professor of psychology, was awarded the Minnesota Psychological Association's Distinguished Scholar Award. Neiworth is the first liberal arts college faculty member to receive the award in more than 10 years. Neiworth presented her research on tamarins at the evening's address.

  • May 5, 2004

    Gregory Hewett (English) publishes in The Butcher Shop.

    Gregory Hewett, assistant professor of English, will have two sections of his forthcoming book of poetry, "The Eros Conspiracy," appear in this summer's issue of The Butcher Shop literary journal.

  • May 5, 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 two LIGO Scientific Collaboration papers titled "Setting upper limits on the strength of periodic gravitational waves from PSR J1939 + 2134 using the first science data from the GEO 600 and LIGO detectors" and "First upper limits from LIGO on gravitational wave bursts," both published in Physical Review.

  • May 4, 2004

    David Musicant (computer science) and Alex Feinberg '02 publish.

    Davld Musicant, assistant professor of computer science, and Alex Feinberg '02 published a paper titled "Active Set Support Vector Regression" in the journal IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks.

  • May 4, 2004

    Chérif Keïta completes film, speaks at Harvard.

    Chérif Keïta, professor of French, recently completed a documentary film titled “Oberlin-Inanda: The Life and Times of John L. Dube” (54 minutes). The film is about the life of John Langalibalele Dube, a pioneer South African educator, journalist and politician who founded the Ohlange Institute in 1903 (based on the model of Booker T. Washington’s Tuskegee Institute in Alabama) and the African National Congress in 1912, serving as its first President until 1917. This film premiered in Bamako, Mali, under the joint auspices of the embassies of the United States and South Africa. Keita also was invited by the Harvard Committee on African Studies and the Committee on International Development to present a paper titled “Donso(Hunters) Music: Exploring Salif Keita’s Artistic Identity.” The paper will be published in the Harvard University Working Papers Series.

  • 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."