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  • February 14, 2005

    Gregory Marfleet and Steven Schier (political science) presents at ISA.

    Gregorgy Marfleet, associate professor of political science, and Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, presented a paper, titled "After the Midterm Ordeal: Presidential Reactions to Election Results," at the Southern Political Science Association annual meeting. The paper was nominated for best paper presented at the conference.

  • February 14, 2005

    Jamie Monson (history) publishes and presents

    Jamie Monson, associate professor of history, published an article in the December/January 2005 issue of the Boston Review titled "Freedom Railway: The unexpected successes of a Cold War development project." Monson also gave a paper at the European Society for Environmental History meeting in titled "Common Citizens or Citizens of the Commons? Conflicts over Resource Use in Tanzania."

  • February 14, 2005

    Deborah Appleman (educational studies) presents at Stanford.

    Deborah Appleman, professor of educational studies, gave an invited talk at Stanford University's School of Education and gave a series of workshops for Bay Area teachers based on her book on teaching literary theory to high school students.

  • February 14, 2005

    Paper by Mark Kanazawa (economics) accepted for publication.

    Mark Kanazawa, professor of economics, had a paper, titled "Immigration, Exclusion, and Taxation: Anti-Chinese Legislation in Gold Rush California," accepted for publication in the Journal of Economic History. Kanazawa alsohas been asked to serve as a commentator on a new book by Terry Anderson and P.J. Hill, titled "The Not So Wild, Wild West: Property Rights on the Frontier," at the 2005 meetings of the Social Science History Association.

  • February 14, 2005

    Julie Neiworth named psychology division councilor for Council on Undergraduate Research.

    Julie Neiworth, professor of psychology, was just elected to a three-year term (2005-2008) as councilor for the psychology division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), a national organization promoting undergraduate research.

  • February 11, 2005

    Carleton Awards Tenure to 11 Faculty Members

    Shelby Boardman, Dean of the College, is pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees voted at its recent meeting to award tenure to 11 faculty members: Shahzad Bashir, assistant professor of religion; Philip Camill III,assistant professor of biology; José Cerna-Bazán, associate professor of Spanish, Robert P. Dobrow, assistant professor of mathematics; Deborah Susan Gross, assistant professor of chemistry; Bereket Haileab, assistant professor of geology; Gregory G. Hewett, assistant professor of English; Silvia L. López, assistant professor of Spanish; Michael D. McNally, assistant professor of religion;Susannah R. Ottaway, assistant professor of history; and Kimberly K. Smith, assistant professor of political science.



  • February 1, 2005

    Susan Singer (biology) chairs NRC Committee.

    Susan Singer, professor of biology, participated in an invitational conference on Cross-Legume Advances through Genomics jointly sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The conference will result in a white paper to guide future research directions (and funding) in legume science. As a member of the National Academies Board on Science Education, Singer participated in a BOSE meeting. Singer also was quoted a few times in Ann Parson's new book on stem cells titled "The Proteus Effect: Stem Cells and Their Promise for Medicine."

  • February 1, 2005

    Jerome Levi (anthropology) presents talk at Duke.

    Jerome Levi, associate professor of anthropology, presented an invited paper titled "Relativism, Humanitarian Values, and the Limits of Tolerance" at Duke University for an interdisciplinary conference on the theme "Speak No Evil: Moral Judgment in the Modern Age."

  • January 25, 2005

    Louis Newman (religion) completes SJE term and joins new human rights research project.

    In January, Louis Newman, the John M. and Elizabeth W. Musser Professor of Religious Studies, completed a three-year term as founding president of the Society of Jewish Ethics. Newman also published an open letter to President Bush, "Certitude is No Virtue," in Sh'ma, a popular Jewish journal, and has been invited to join a multi-year collaborative research project on pedagogical and methodological issues in the teaching of human rights co-sponsored by John Carroll University and Florida State University.

  • January 19, 2005

    Adeeb Khalid (history) elected president of Central Eurasian Studies Society.

    Adeeb Khalid, associate professor of history, has received a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) fellowship for 2005-06, allowing him to take a sabbatical to work on his third book, "The Many Faces of Islam in Twentieth-Century Central Asia," that anticipates a non-academic audience interested in world affairs and the effects of historical identities on contemporary political behavior. The books will provide the historical interpretation necessary for more knowledgeable and balanced analyses of the relationship between Islamic politics and state security concerns in the newly independent nations of the region.

  • January 19, 2005

    Joel Weisberg (physics) lectures in Australia, works with students.

    Joel Weisberg, the Herman and Gertrude Mosier Stark Professor of Physics and Astronomy and the Natural Sciences, presented a lecture titled "Discovery of Pulsed OH Maser Emission Stimulated by a Pulsar," at the Australia Telescope National Facility and a lecture titled "General Relativistic Phenomena in the First Binary Pulsar B1913+16," at the Mt. Stromlo Observatory. He also brought Carleton students Charlotte Christensen '05, Karl Isensee '05 and Sarah Vigeland '06 for a month of pulsar research and observation in Australia.

  • January 18, 2005

    Lori Pearson (religion) presents at American Academy of Religion meeting.

    Lori Pearson, assistant professor of religion, presented a paper titled "Troeltsch's Soziallehren as a Theory of Religion in Process" at the American Academy of Religion (AAR) meeting. She also was elected to the steering committees of the AAR's Nineteenth Century Theology Group and Schleiermacher Group.