• Stacy Beckwith, Professor of Hebrew, gave an invited talk on January 10 to a study group from Adath Jeshurun Synagogue in Minnetonka titled, "Palestinians in Israeli Literature and Palestinian Literature Written in Israel."

  • Ken Abrams, Associate Professor of Psychology, recently presented a poster at the annual conference of the National Institute for the Teaching of Psychology (NITOP) titled "Sharpening Quantitative Reasoning Skills in a Summer Psychology Course for High School Students." The findings were from courses he taught at Carleton's Summer Quantitative Reasoning Institute. He also led an Idea Exchange on "Internationalizing the Undergraduate Psychology Curriculum."

  • David Musicant, Professor of Computer Science, was awarded an ACM-SIGCSE (Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education) Special Projects Grant to fund student research on his project "Git for People Who Actually Want to Learn Git."

  • Stephen Mohring, Professor of Art, designed the set for The Ten Thousand Things Theater production of The Unsinkable Molly Brown which was named one of The 10 Finest Theater Productions in The Twin Cities Last Year by City Pages Magazine

  • Justin London, Professor of Music, recently published an article in Acta Psychologica, "Speed on the Dance Floor: Auditory and Visual Cues for Musical Tempo." This work, done in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, uses motion-capture technology combined with perceptual judgments to show that vigorous dancing makes the music seem to go faster.

  • Alex Knodell, Assistant Professor of Classics, presented a paper over the weekend at the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America. The paper was entitled "The 2015 Mazi Archaeological Project: A Report on the Second Field Season." Knodell also chaired the session on Aegean Survey in which this paper appeared. Four Carleton students participated in this archaeological fieldwork during the summer of 2015: Alex Claman '17, Liza Davis '16, Charlie Linneman '17, and Elaine Sundberg '17.

  • Cherif Keita, William H. Laird Professor of French and the Liberal Arts, will be on stage with Trio Da Kali (Malian griot musicians), at the British Library in London, narrating "Sunjata: Glimpse of a Mande Epic," his rendition of the story of Mali's famous medieval ruler, Sunjata Keita. The two live performances are in addition to the film of an earlier performance at Cape Breton University (Nova Scotia) being featured in the four-month long British Library exhibition, titled "West Africa: Word, Symbol and Song" through February 16. Keïta has also been invited by the Literature section of the library to participate in a colloquium, "West African Literature and Thought in French: Translating Cultures, British Library Conference Centre, 22 January 2016."

  • Hong receives honorable mention for new CD

    January 11, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    Gao Hong, Senior Lecturer in Chinese Musical Instruments and Director of the Carleton Chinese Music Ensemble, received an Honorable Mention for her newest CD "Pipa Potluck" that esteemed author and musician Ted Gioia deemed a "recording of distinction” alongside CDs by Itzhak Perlman & Emanuel Ax, Terry Riley, Canned Heat with John Lee Hooker, Queen Latifah, Brian Wilson, and Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard. “Cluck Old Hen” from “Pipa Potluck" was also listed in Gioia's "201 Favorite Tracks of 2015” that included selections from Adele, Bob Dylan, Kendrick Lamar, Kronos Quartet, Weather Report, and others. Ted Gioia—who has been called "one of the outstanding music historians in America”—listened to over 1,000 CDs in all styles and genres before determining “The 100 Best Albums of 2015.”

  • Cecilia Cornejo, Visiting Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, received a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grant to complete pre-production on her new film. The project explores issues of displacement and belonging as experienced by the Latino community of Northfield. The finished work will combine elements of fiction with documentary techniques to present a nuanced vision of reality from a Latino perspective.

  • Nancy Wilkie, William H. Laird Professor of Classics, Anthropology, and the Liberal Arts, Emerita, attended a conference in Washington, D.C. sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities entitled "Protecting our Shared Heritage in Syria." She also gave a presentation on the work of the U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield to protect cultural property in Syria and the Middle East. The conference was held December 10 and 11 in Washington, D.C.

  • Rutz, Director of the College Writing Program, and Bill Condon, Professor of English at Washington State University, presented a session at the National Council of Teachers of English convention in Minneapolis on November 20, "Taking the long view: Evaluating faculty development longitudinally."

  • Cailin Huyck Orr, Science Education Resource Center's Assistant Director, gave a talk titled: “Teaching Coastal Hazard, Risk, and Environmental Justice" and a poster titled "Bridging Science and Public Understanding of Water-Energy Nexus: Opportunities for broader impact connections with InTeGrate" at the recent American Geophysical Union conference in San Francisco.