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  • March 17, 2004

    Elizabeth McKinsey (English and American studies) serves on panels.

    Elizabeth McKinsey, professor of English and American studies, organized and served as a panelist for a session titled "Liberal Learning and the Scholarship of Teaching" at the meetings of the American Conference of Academic Deans and Association of American Colleges and Universities.

  • March 17, 2004

    Michael McNally (religion) receives NEH Fellowship.

    Michael McNally, assistant professor of religion, has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship to support completion of a book, "Honoring Elders: Ojibwe Aging, Religion and Authority." The NEH Fellowship will allow him to take a year’s leave to investigate attitudes toward aging in the context of Ojibwe traditions, particularly in how this concept plays out in the Ojibwe oral tradition.

  • March 17, 2004

    Kristina Garrett publishes in Electronic Journal of Combinatorics.

    Kristina (Tina) Garrett, visiting assistant professor of mathematics, published an article titled "A Combinatorial Proof of the Sum of q-Cubes" in the Electronic Journal of Combinatorics. Kristen Hummel '04, a math major, assisted Garret with the research.

  • March 17, 2004

    Neil Lutsky (psychology), Melinda Jensen '03 and Elizabeth Sehr '04 present at conferences.

    Neil Lutsky, professor of psychology, organized a day-long pre-conference titled Teaching Social and Personality Psychology that was held prior to the Society for Personality and Social Psychology annual meeting. Lutsky presented a talk titled "Teaching the Science of Social Psychology" at the pre-conference and a research paper, co-authored with Melinda Jensen '03 and Elizabeth Sehr '04, titled "Palm Readings of Conscientiousness" at the main conference. Lutsky also has been appointed treasurer of Division 1 of the American Psychological Association.

  • March 17, 2004

    Shazad Bashir (religion) awarded ACLS and NEH Fellowships.

    Shazad, Bashir, assistant professor of religion, received the 2004-05 Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowship from The American Council of Learned Societies and a 2005-06 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship. The awards will allow Bashir to take a two-year sabbatical, during which he will compose a manuscript on the late medieval religious history of the Islamic East.

  • March 17, 2004

    Eric Janus '68 named new vice dean at William Mitchell.

    Eric Janus '68 has been named the vice dean for academic affairs at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Janus has been teaching at William Mitchell since 1984, after 11 years as staff and managing attorney for Minneapolis Legal Aid. He is a national expert on public policy approaches to sexual violence and helped to establish William Mitchell's Law and Psychiatry Clinic. Janus majored in mathematics at Carleton.

  • March 17, 2004

    Anne Patrick (religion) gives lecture at St. Bernard's School of Theology.

    Anne Patrick, the William H. Laird Professor of Religion and the Liberal Arts, gave a lecture titled "Conscience in Process: Becoming a More Confident Decision-Maker" at St. Bernard's School of Theology in Rochester, N.Y.

  • March 17, 2004

    Qiguang Zhao (Chinese) publishes in China Information.

    Qiguang Zhao, the Burton and Lily Levin Professor of Chinese, published an article titled “Appearances of Chinese and Western Dragons” in the February 2004 issue of China Information.

  • March 9, 2004

    Jack Goldfeather (math and computer science) publishes articles.

    Jack Goldfeather, professor of mathematics and computer science, recently published two articles. The first, titled "Tracking in Virtual Reality," appeared in the February 2003 issue of Math Horizons published by the Mathematical Association of America. The second, co-authored with V. Interrante and titled "A Novel Cubic-Order Algorithm for Approximating Principal Direction Vectors," appeared in the January 2004 issue of ACM Transactions on Graphics.

  • March 9, 2004

    David Musicant (computer science) and Andy Exley '03 present at ACM conference.

    Dave Musicant, assistant professor of computer science, and Andy Exley '03 presented a poster session for the Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education at the Association for Computing Machinery's annual conference about their design for easily integrating LEGO Mindstorms robots into an artificial intelligence course.

  • Gao Hong, adjunct instructor in Chinese musical instruments and one of the world’s foremost performers on the Chinese pipa (lute).
    March 9, 2004

    Gao Hong (music) awarded State Arts Board grant.

    Gao Hong, instructor in Chinese musical instruments, has been awarded a 2004 Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. The grant is is a pilot program to support and assist artists at various stages in their careers. It encourages artistic development, nurtures artistic creativity, and recognizes the contributions individual artists make to the creative environment of the state of Minnesota.

  • March 4, 2004

    Baird Jarman (art history) awarded course development grant.

    Baird Jarman, instructor in art history has been awarded a $1,000 American studies course development grant for his new course, "Object lessons: Material Culture and American History," to be taught in the fall of 2004.