- September 28, 2015 at 11:40 am
- September 21, 2015 at 11:33 am
Matt Whited, assistant professor of chemistry, recently presented an invited research talk at Texas A&M University on recent collaborative work with Carleton undergraduates. The seminar, "Stoichiometric and Catalytic Reactions Exploiting Metal/Silicon Cooperation," explored new strategies for using abundant but typically inert molecules like carbon dioxide in organic synthesis.
- September 21, 2015 at 11:30 am
Rob Hardy, Visiting Assistant Professor of Classical Languages, has been invited to co-direct the 2016 Dickinson Latin Workshop at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, from July 12 to July 17, 2016. The workshop will focus on Bede's Historia Ecclesiastica. Hardy is collaborating with Professors Bill North and Austin Mason and student Sasha Mayn '18 on a digital commentary on Bede's text for the Dickinson College Commentaries series. The other co-director of the 2016 Dickinson Latin Workshop will be Christopher Francese, Asbury J. Clarke Professor of Classical Studies at Dickinson College.
- September 21, 2015 at 11:28 am
Scott Carpenter, professor of French, had his piece "Danish as She is Spoke" included in an anthology of travel writing, "Other Places," published by Lowestoft Chronicle. An interview with him about travel writing is also included in the book.
- September 21, 2015 at 11:25 am
Cindy Blaha, Professor of Physics and Astronomy & Marjorie Crabb Garbisch Professor of the Liberal Arts, received an NSF grant to work with four collaborators to institutionalize a mentoring program for female physics faculty. Operating under the auspices of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) and directed by a team that also includes lead PI Beth Cunningham and co-PIs Anne Cox from Eckerd College, Barbara Whitten from Colorado College, and Idalia Ramos from the University of Puerto Rico at Humacao, the "Mutual Mentoring to Combat Isolation in Physics" project will use a combination of face-to-face meetings and electronic connections to reduce the isolation of participating physicists and to support their career development. As many as 50 women physics faculty members will participate in the mutual mentoring alliances supported by this project.
- September 14, 2015 at 11:01 am
Constance Walker, Class of 1944 Professor of English and the Liberal Arts, presented a paper entitled "A Ménage à trois at the Monthly Museum" at the British Women Writers Conference in New York City, June 25 through 29.
- September 14, 2015 at 10:58 am
- September 14, 2015 at 10:33 am
Louis Newman, John M. and Elizabeth W. Musser Professor of Religious Studies and Associate Dean of the College, was interviewed on Krista Tippett's NPR program, "On Being" (formerly called, "Speaking of Faith") on Sunday, September 20. The program focuses on his work on Jewish views of repentance, published a few years ago, and was timed to coincide with the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, when repentance was a primary theme.
- September 9, 2015 at 11:30 am
Gao Hong, director of the Carleton Chinese Music Ensemble and Senior Lecturer in Chinese Musical Instruments, has been awarded an Artist Initiative grant and an Arts Tour Minnesota grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. Hong will produce and perform Storytelling in Chinese Music from the Ancient Past to Modern Times in seven greater Minnesota communities.
- September 9, 2015 at 11:23 am
Professor of English, will have a poem, "The Artist," in the forthcoming issue of Catamaran.
- September 8, 2015 at 11:50 am
Gao Hong, director of the Carleton Chinese Music Ensemble and Senior Lecturer in Chinese Musical Instruments, performed as a soloist with the Buenos Aires Philharmonic on Grammy- and Oscar-winning composer Tan Dun's pipa concerto at the prestigious Teatro Colon in Argentina. According to a review in the Buenos Aires Herald, Hong became the first pipa player to perform in Argentina. She also recorded the world premiere CD of Lei Liang's pipa concerto, "Five Seasons," with the Boston Modern Orchestra. Chinese-American composer Lei Liang was the 2015 runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize in Music. Hong was also awarded an Arts Learning grant by the Minnesota State Arts Board to promote Chinese music in four school residency programs in southern Minnesota.
- September 8, 2015 at 11:44 am
Stacy Beckwith, professor of Hebrew, organized and led a seminar titled, "Sefarad desde la España de hoy" (Medieval Jewish Spain from Spain Today) in the third biennial conference of ALCES XXI, the Association for 21st Century Spanish Literature and Film, in Soria, Spain, July 7 through 10. She also presented a paper titled, "Crypto-Jews in Contemporary Spanish Novels: Potential and Limits of Literary Memory," at the Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies annual conference in Miami, July 19 through 21.