- April 1, 2015 at 1:57 pm
Grant of $210,000 supports Laser Interferometric Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) astronomy research.
- March 19, 2015 at 11:46 am
Supports “Buddhist Debate in Medieval Japan” research in summer 2015
- March 11, 2015 at 2:10 pm
Alex Knodell has been awarded a fellowship to conduct a second field season of the Mazi Archaeological Project.
- March 6, 2015 at 3:35 pm
Barbara Allen, Ada M. Harrison Distinguished Teaching Professor of the Social Sciences, received a $15,000 grant from the CHS Foundation for her documentary film, “Actual World, Possible Future-A Documentary about the Lives and Work of Elinor and Vincent Ostrom.” The CHS grant will support Barbara’s March 2015 research trip to South Korea, on which she will interview and film important figures in the Korean cooperative movement and conduct research at coops and other social enterprises, including fisheries and fish markets, eco-tourism, and water resources. This opportunity is especially important to the documentary and to the cause of the coop movement because the movement in South Korea has both wrought enormous positive social change and provided a successful contrast to the North Korean model of state control.
- March 6, 2015 at 3:28 pm
Serena Zabin, Associate Professor of History, has been awarded an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowship in addition to a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) fellowship to finish her book on the Boston Massacre, Occupying Boston: An Intimate History of the Boston Massacre. Zabin's book uncovers the extensive personal interactions between troops and their families and townspeople, and challenges the political spin put on the "massacre" that created its iconic place on the road to the American Revolution. In addition to deep archival and documentary research, Zabin and Carleton students used digital tools to map the personal networks in colonial Boston that, she argues, help to explain the Massacre's origins and effects. Notably, Zabin's awards come in funding cycles when the NEH funded only 7.5% and the ACLS funded less than 7% of the fellowship proposals received.
- March 6, 2015 at 3:23 pm
Deborah Gross, Professor of Chemistry, has received funding from the U.S. Department of Energy Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program through a subaward from the MSP Corporation. The project, led by Dr. Amir Naqwi at MSP, brings together a team of leading aerosol experts to develop a cutting-edge technology for investigating the chemistry of airborne particles, which is critical for the understanding of climate change. The resulting instrument will also be an advanced tool for monitoring and controlling air pollution.
- March 2, 2015 at 3:07 pm
Timothy Raylor, Professor of English, had his article “Marvell’s Musical Dialogues” reprinted in Explorations in Renaissance Culture: An Anniversary Volume Celebrating the Fortieth Year of Publication featuring a Selection of Essays from Past Volumes, 40 (2014), 231-46.
- March 2, 2015 at 3:02 pm
Lori Pearson, Professor of Religion, gave an invited talk on "Ernst Troeltsch and Contemporary Critiques of Political Liberalism" at the 11th International Conference of the Ernst Troeltsch Society in Augsburg, Germany from February 16 through 18.
- February 24, 2015 at 4:08 pm
Carleton College teams earned Gold and Silver medals at the 2015 Mayo HLHS IMPACT undergraduate collaboration earlier this month. Carleton’s gold-medal winning team included Kaitlyn Cook ’15, Charles Eyermann ’16, Lucy Wasserburg ’15, Taylor Wells ’15, and Andrew Yang ’16.
- February 23, 2015 at 2:59 pm
Cathy Yandell, W.I. and Hulda F. Daniell Professor of French Literature, Language, and Culture, recently gave a talk and led a discussion in the "Talking Terms" series sponsored by the Consortium for the Study of the Premodern World at the University of Minnesota. The seminar was titled "Sexuality in the 'New World,'" focusing on Jean de Léry's Histoire d'un voyage, which details the life and customs of the Tupinambá ethnic group in sixteenth-century Brazil.
- February 23, 2015 at 2:56 pm
Matt Whited, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, presented invited lectures at Caltech, University of Southern California, and University of California, Los Angeles on recent results from collaborative research with Carleton students. The talks addressed new ways in which silicon (a ubiquitous and inexpensive element) can be used in combination with various transition metals to accomplish difficult chemical reactions, with a particular focus on chemistry related to organic synthesis and energy storage.
- February 23, 2015 at 2:53 pm
Anne Patrick, William H. Laird Professor of Religion and the Liberal Arts, Emerita, published an article January 20 on the National Catholic Reporter's Global Sisters Report, "Prophetic Idealism and Institutional Realism: Seeking a Balance."