- November 20, 2013 at 3:50 pm
Al Montero, Frank B. Kellogg Professor of Political Science, delivered a paper titled, "Why Developmentalism Persists in Democratic Brazil," at the launching conference of the new International Development Institute of King's College of London, November 7 and 8.
- November 20, 2013 at 3:47 pm
Cathy Manduca, Director of the Science Education Resource Center (SERC), and Carol Ormand, Science Education Associate at SERC, are co-authors on an article, "Structural geology practice and learning, from the perspective of cognitive science," published in the Journal of Structural Geology.
- November 20, 2013 at 3:43 pm
Justin London, Professor of Music, led a graduate student workshop on "What is Metric Well-Formedness?" at the annual meeting of the Society for Music Theory in Charlotte, North Carolina. Fifteen students from across the U.S. and Canada participated in the workshop, presenting posters and debating various aspects of musical meter. London also participated in a panel discussion on the history and future of Music Theory Online, of which he was a founding editor.
- November 20, 2013 at 3:35 pm
Paula Lackie, Academic Technologist, presented twice on different aspects of data support (with heavy emphasis on different aspects of our successful model here at Carleton) and led a discussion on career development for data professionals at the 2013 Biennial Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Meeting at the University of Michigan. The discussions included a table talk on political/social research and promoting data services/sharing at small colleges and a presentation on data use on campus. The proceedings can be found here.
- November 20, 2013 at 3:26 pm
Sarah Jansen, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, recently published a paper titled "Plato's Phaedo as a Pedagogical Drama" in Ancient Philosophy (vol. 33, no. 2, 2013). Jansen's paper aims to "demonstrate how a proper understanding of the literary dimension of the Phaedo sheds light on the philosophical content of the dialogue" by answering questions such as "What is drama?," "What is Phaedo a drama about?," and "What is the function, if any, of the dramatic elements of the Phaedo?"
- November 15, 2013 at 4:13 pm
Adrienne Falcon, Director of Academic Civic Engagement, and Debby Walser-Kuntz, Broom Faculty Fellow and Professor of Biology, presented "Creating comics, theater, grant proposals, and research reports: Researching the effects of different modes of civic engagement in a biology classroom" at the recent International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) Annual Conference in Omaha, NE, held November 6 - 8.
IARSLCE is an international non-profit organization devoted to promoting research and discussion about service-learning and community engagement founded in 2005. This year's topic for the conference was Reinvigorating Our Process of Discovery.
- November 11, 2013 at 5:17 pm
Carol Ormand, Geoscience Assistant, presented “Improving Spatial Visualization Skills in the Undergraduate Geoscience Classroom Through Interventions Based on Cognitive Science Research” at the recent Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Denver.
- November 11, 2013 at 5:15 pm
John McDaris, Geoscience Assistant, presented “Showcasing Successful Strategies for Supporting Minority Students in the Geoscience” at the recent Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Denver.
- November 11, 2013 at 5:09 pm
Cathryn Manduca, Director of the Science Education Resource Center, convened the session “Geoscience Education and Outreach: 50 Years of Progress” and presented “Considering the Whole Student, The Whole Faculty Member, and the Whole Department: The Department as a Synergistic System” at the recent Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Denver.
- November 11, 2013 at 4:45 pm
Bridget Garnier, Geoscience Assistant, presented “Using Sketching Software With a Virtual Tutor to Increase Sketching and Spatial Skill Development in a Classroom Environment” at the recent Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Denver.
- November 11, 2013 at 4:32 pm
Scott Carpenter, Professor of French, presented a paper entitled, "Benjamin: Translating Allegory," at the annual colloquium of Nineteenth-Century French Studies, held in Richmond, Virginia. The paper focused on Walter Benjamin's theory and practice of translation as it relates to the understanding of allegory.
- November 11, 2013 at 4:22 pm
Monica Bruckner, Geoscience Assistant, presented “Using the On the Cutting Edge RTOP Instrument to Characterize How Geoscience is Taught” at the recent Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Denver.