- August 11, 2003
Lynn Hunt '67 has been elected to the American Philosophical Society, the country's oldest learned society founded by Benjamin Franklin and friends over 250 years ago. Hunt majored in history at Carleton and is currently the Eugen Weber Professor of European History at University of California, Los Angeles.
- August 11, 2003
Carol Rutz, director of the college writing program, and Carolyn Sanford, head of reference and instruction, received a grant from the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) Engagement Project, funded through the Mellon Foundation, to support an ACM conference at Carleton on information literacy and writing across the curriculum in August 2005.
- August 7, 2003
Michael Suk '90 has been named one of 12 2003-04 White House Fellows, the nation's most prestigious program for leadership and public service. Selection is based on a record of remarkable professional achievement early in one's career, evidence of leadership potential, a proven commitment to public service, and the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute successfully at the highest levels of the Federal government. Suk was a history major at Carleton and went on to simultaneously complete his M.D. at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and a J.D./M.P.H. at Boston University School of Law and School of Health.
- July 31, 2003
Alfred P. Montero, assistant professor of political science, has published a revised and updated chapter on Brazil in the nation's top-selling introduction to comparative politics text, "Introduction to Comparative Politics: Political Challenges and Changing Agendas." Montero was also invited to give a talk to the Saint Olaf College faculty in October on the prospects for the new Brazilian presidency of Lula da Silva.
- July 31, 2003
Bob Dobrow, assistant professor of mathematics, has had a paper accepted for publication. The paper is titled "Speeding Up the FMMR Perfect Sampling Algorithm: A Case Study Revisited," and is co-authored with James Allen Fill, The Johns Hopkins University. It will appear in Random Structures & Algorithms.
Dobrow also has been appointed to represent the American Statistical Association in the American Statistical Association-Mathematical Association of America Joint Committee on Undergraduate Statistics, and organized and chaired a roundtable luncheon meeting on directions for the undergraduate mathematical statistics course at the Joint Statistical Meeting.
- July 30, 2003
Willard "Waldo" Tuomi, a longtime coach and physical education, athletics and recreation professor, was inducted into the Hibbing High School Hall of Fame. Tuomi, a 1949 graduate of Hibbing High School, was a coach at Carleton for 37 years, retiring in 1992.
- July 22, 2003
Kathleen M. Galotti, professor of psychology and cognitive studies, has been appointed a Panel Chair for the 2004 biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence. Her panel will review submissions pertaining to decision-making, problem solving, and cognition.
- July 21, 2003
David Lefkowitz, assistant professor of art, is showing work at an exhibition titled "Natural Selection" at the Carrie Secrist Gallery in Chicago.
- July 15, 2003
Elizabeth Elmslie Treat '03 has received a 2003 Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The fellowship is designed to encourage college graduates to pursue doctoral studies in the humanities. Treat majored in history at Carleton.
- July 7, 2003
Carol Rutz, director of the college writing program, and Jacqulyn Lauer-Glebov, assistant director of institutional research, teamed up with Bill Condon of Washington State University to present a panel titled "An Organic Approach to Writing Assessment" at the American Association for Higher Education Assessment Conference.
- July 3, 2003
Elizabeth Pollock '92 won a silver medal at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences annual Student Academy Awards. Pollock, one of 11 recipients, was honored for her documentary film "Indiana Aria" about four young hopeful opera singers attending the country's top opera school. Pollock majored in English at Carleton and is a student at the University of California, Berkeley.
- June 24, 2003
Terry Rivers, director of recreational sports, recently led a roundtable discussion on the development of student club sport councils at the National Intramural Recreation Sports Symposium on Club Sports. The symposium was attended by people from 80 colleges and universities across the country.