- November 6, 2013 at 4:07 pm
Michael Burman, Carleton Class of 2001, was invited by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to participate in “Super NEUROScience Saturday” on November 23 at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. Burman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Center for Excellence in the Neuroscience at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine.
Super NEUROScience Saturday is a program that aims to foster a better understanding of the brain and how it functions, improve student study skills, promote improvements in neurological health, and boost general science literacy among young people through demonstrations and hands-on activities. Attendees will include students as well as legislators, policymakers and scientists.
- November 5, 2013 at 3:56 pm
Russ Petricka, Supervisor of the Math Skills Center, was awarded the Paul Harris Award by The Northfield Rotary Club for an ongoing, distinguished career of service. Petricka came to Carleton in 1974, becoming supervisor of the math skills center in 1976.
"This seemed like a great time to recognize Russ' achievements of more than 40 years," said Charlie Cogan, Associate Dean of Admissions for Carleton College and a member of the Northfield Rotary Club. "Petricka has empowered students with talent in math to help others, and in the process he has empowered those with math challenges to reach higher and add important quantitative skills to their tool kits as they prepare for greater challenges after graduation."
The Rotary Club of Northfield is a service organization and is part of Rotary International, which comprises over 1.2 million Rotarians in 33,000 clubs in 200 countries and geographical areas.
- November 4, 2013 at 9:39 pm
Kaaren Williamsen, Director of the Gender and Sexuality Center, and collaborators Mary Koss (University of Arizona) and Jay Wilgus (University of Michigan), presented "Campus Sexual Misconduct Response: Envisioning Restorative Justice Responses" at the National Scientific Meeting: Improving the Safety of Women on College Campuses hosted by the University of Kentucky's Center for Research on Violence Against Women.
- November 4, 2013 at 9:36 pm
Chérif Keïta, Professor of French, has his new documentary film, Remembering Nokutela (55 min), premiering in the Twin Cities on Sunday, November 17, at 7 p.m., Saint Anthony Main Theater, as part of Images of Africa Film Series organized by the Film Society of Minneapolis-St. Paul.
- November 4, 2013 at 9:33 pm
Gao Hong, Lecturer in Chinese Musical Instruments, was elected to the McNally Smith College of Music, Board of Directors. She will provide guidance on international education and recruitment.
- November 4, 2013 at 9:28 pm
Bob Dobrow, Professor of Mathematics, has published an undergraduate probability textbook, Probability with Applications and R, with Wiley Publishers.
- November 1, 2013 at 5:01 pm
Tun Myint, Assistant Professor of Political Science, gave a Colloquium Presentation entitled, “Polycentric Resilience: Why Did State-Building Exercises Fail in Myanmar/Burma?” on September 9 at the Ostrom Workshop in Bloomington, Indiana. The talk was based on Myint's chapter "Roots of Democracy in Burma," in Conversations with Tocqueville: The Global Democratic Revolution in the Twenty-First Century, ed. Aurelian Craiutu and Sheldon Gellar, 253–70 (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2009).
- October 28, 2013 at 4:39 pm
Jay Levi, Professor of Anthropology, recently published two book chapters: “Chicomoztoc, cuevas, agricultura, y el numero siete: siguiendo un hilo cosmogónico desde Mesoamerica al suroeste del Estados Unidos, a través de la Sierra Tarahumara” in Hilando al norte: nudos, redes, vestidos, textiles from Colegio de San Luis; and “Becoming Indigenous: Identity and Heterogeneity in a Global Movement” (with Biorn Maybury-Lewis) in Indigenous Peoples, Poverty, and Development from Cambridge University Press.
- October 28, 2013 at 4:32 pm
Steven Schier, Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, and his co-author Raymond Tatalovich of Loyola University Chicago, have published an article, "Hamiltonianism, Progressivism and American Political Development" that appeared in The PEP Report (vol. 36, no. 1), issued by the Presidents and Executive Politics Section of the American Political Science Association.
- October 26, 2013 at 4:58 pm
Cathy Yandell, W.I. and Hulda F. Daniell Professor of French Literature, Language, and Culture, recently presented a paper, "The Polemical Body of the King in Ronsard's Discours des misères de ce temps" and organized several sessions on "Bodies Politic" and "Affect and the Emotions" at the annual Sixteenth Century Society Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on October 26.
- October 26, 2013 at 4:51 pm
Alison Kettering, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Art History, presented a paper, "Rembrandt's Slaughtered Ox in the Louvre, an Occasion for Meditation," at the annual Sixteenth Century Society Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on October 26.
- October 25, 2013 at 5:00 pm
Yaron Klein, Assistant Professor of Arabic, performed on violin with Syrian oud virtuoso Essam Rafea, in the Essam Rafea's Encore Concert at the University of Minnesota on Friday, October 25. The concert included compositions by Rafea.