• Analysis, a prestigious philosphy journal, named associate professor of philosophy and cognitive science Jason Decker an associate editor.

  • Whited awarded prestigious chemistry grant

    February 22, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    Matt Whited, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER grant for a five-year project entitled "Cooperative Small-Molecule Activation by Ambiphilic Pincer-Type Complexes Featuring Metal/Main-Group Bonds." His project, involving as many as 23 undergraduate researchers, seeks to develop new approaches to difficult chemical transformations such as selective oxidation of hydrocarbons and reduction of carbon dioxide to chemical feedstocks, with the goal of extending these reactions to earth-abundant and sustainable metal catalysts. Professor Whited will meet the CAREER program's mandate that his research have a broad social impact by continuing development and assessment of course-based undergraduate research experiences. He will also be expanding an outreach effort to bring Northfield and Faribault high-school students, including many who belong to groups that are underrepresented in post-secondary education, into Carleton chemistry laboratories.

  • Keita performs epic with two Malian griots

    February 15, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    Cherif Keita, William H. Laird Professor of French and the Liberal Arts, performs "The Sunjata Story: Glimpse of a Mande Epic" with two Malian griots, singer Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté accompanied on the balafon by Fodé Lassana Diabaté.

  • Ken Abrams, Associate Professor of Psychology, co-edited a book with Dana Gross (St. Olaf College) and Carol Enns (Cornell College) titled Internationalizing the Undergraduate Psychology Curriculum: Practical Lessons Learned at Home and Abroad and published by the American Psychological Association.  Sharon Akimoto, Professor of Psychology, contributed a chapter on teaching cross-cultural psychology, and Neil Lutsky, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Psychology, provided a chapter on faculty development to enhance internationalization. Abrams wrote chapters on the importance of internationalizing the curriculum and on teaching cross-cultural psychopathology in Prague.

  • Paper Airplanes, an online tutoring program for Syrian refugees and founded & operated by Bailey Ulbricht '15, was mentioned in a recent speech delivered by US Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power. A full transcript of her speech can be found here. Learn more about Paper Airplanes here.

  • Neil Lutsky, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Psychology, presented a paper "Better Than Average: Self-Evaluations in an Indian Sample," co-authored with Ashwini Ashokkumar of Ashoka University, Sonipat, India, at the 2016 Society for Personality and Social Psychology annual meeting in San Diego, California.
  • Kathie Galotti, William H. Laird Professor of Cognitive Science, has a new edition of her textbook, Cognitive Development: Infancy Through Adolescence (2nd ed) published by Sage Publishers on January 13.
  • Whited has chemistry article published

    February 4, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    Matt Whited, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, has published an article in Dalton Transactions entitled "Examining the role of Rh/Si cooperation in alkene hydrogenation by a pincer-type [P2Si]Rh complex" as an invited contribution to the "New Talent: Americas" thematic issue.  The article describes an investigation of how rare and abundant chemical elements can be paired to perform a ubiquitous and important catalytic reaction and was carried out with student collaborators Teddy Donnell '17 and Zander Deetz '15.

  • Justin London, Professor of Music, served as guest editor of a special issue of Empirical Musicology Review (vol. 10, no. 4, 2015). The issue is dedicated to "Musical Rhythm Across Cultures," and it includes an article on the nuances of performance timing in Balkan percussion music by Daniel Goldberg '08.  EMR is an open-source journal with a public peer review process, where each target article is accompanied by several commentaries.

  • Keita presents shows and paper in London

    February 1, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    Cherif Keita, William H. Laird Professor of French and the Liberal Arts, performed two shows at the British Library in London on January 22 and 23 with Trio Da Kali from Mali. A review appeared in theguardian. He also presented a paper titled "The Sunjata Fasa (The Epic of Sundiata) as the Matrix of Mande Personhood" at the British Library one-day seminar on West African Literature and Thought in French: Translating Cultures. The Witness of Natal (Pietermaritzburg, South Africa) has called my work of resurrecting the forgotten pioneer Nokutela Dube on film as a "Great Historical Feat."

  • Cherlon Ussery, Assistant Professor of Linguistics, co-presented a poster at the 90th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America with students Lydia Ding '17 and Rebecca Liu '17. The presentation was entitled "The Typology of Mandarin Infinitives" and the research was funded by the Wu Family Fund Award.

  • Wilkie presents research on conflict zones

    January 18, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    Nancy Wilkie, William H. Laird Professor of Classics, Anthropology, and the Liberal Arts, Emerita, presented a paper on "The Role of the U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield (USCBS) in the Protection of Cultural Property" at the annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America in a session entitled New Developments in Cultural Property Protection in Conflict Zones, which she also chaired.