- October 7, 2013 at 3:57 pm
Andrea Nixon, Director of Curricular and Research Support and Lecturer in Educational Studies, has been appointed to the Higher Ed Advisory Board of the Horizon Project. The Horizon Project is a joint, annual effort between the New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative that chronicles emerging technologies for teaching, learning, research, creative inquiry, and information management.
- October 7, 2013 at 3:43 pm
Greg Hewett, Professor of English, had several of his new poems published in various magazines. "The Metaphysics of Hitchhiking" was published in the Summer 2012 issue of Disquieting Muse Quarterly, "Goat in the Thicket" was published in the 101th issue of Hanging Loose, his long poem, "The Passion of Andrew Grande," was featured in the second print issue of Revolver, and "My Grandmother's House" in the Winter 2014 issue of The Cincinnati Review.
- October 7, 2013 at 3:35 pm
Rob Hardy, Visiting Assistant Professor of Classical Languages, has an essay, "Ancients and Moderns and the Public Use of Learning," in the Fall 2013 issue of the online journal Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries.
Digital Defoe is an online journal that "navigate[s] the potential and the limitations of digital culture for eighteenth-century studies."
- October 7, 2013 at 3:09 pm
Mark Heiman, Senior Web Application Developer, and Matt Ryan, Associate Director of Web Communications Development, gave a presentation at the 2013 Higher Education Web Professionals Conference (HighEdWeb) on October 7 in Buffalo, New York. HighEdWeb is the annual conference created by and for all higher education Web professionals — from programmers to marketers to designers to all team members in-between — who want to explore the unique Web issues facing colleges and universities. The presentation, "Let Me Introduce Myself: faculty, staff, and student profiles for community-building and careers," explored the process and principles by which Carleton's new profile system was designed and implemented.
- October 6, 2013 at 3:26 pm
Jessica Leiman, Associate Professor of English, presented a paper titled "Novel Re-enactments" at the Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference at Yale University, October 3 through 6. She also participated in a pedagogy roundtable, "Teaching Strategies for Diaries, Journals, and Letters: James Boswell and Frances Burney in the Classroom.
- October 3, 2013 at 9:31 pm
Kelly Connole, Associate Professor of Art, held a solo exhibition Flights of Fancy at the Gallery Saint Germain in Saint Cloud from September 5th to September 28th. Mainly through the means of ceramic sculptural installations, Connole "explore[d] themes of obsolescence, collecting, and multiples through her depictions of a variety of animal forms." The exhibition closed on October 1st with an artist demonstration of the coil/slab method she used to make her rabbits, crows, and other ceramic animals.
The exhibition, made possible by the McKnight Foundation, was reviewed by the Saint Cloud Times on September 20.
- October 1, 2013 at 5:19 pm
Susannah Ottaway, Professor of History and David and Marian Adams Bryn-Jones Distinguished Teaching Professor of the Humanities, had a new article, entitled "Health, Hygiene and the Elderly in the Eighteenth-Century Workhouse," published in chapter 2 of Medicine and the Workhouse, J. Reinarz and L. Schwarz (editors), University of Rochester Press, Rochester, New York.
- October 1, 2013 at 3:18 pm
Alex Freeman, Assistant Professor of Music, was featured in The American Composers Forum newsletter in an extensive interview about his new work for string quartet, "En Echelon," which will be premiered by the Amernet String Quartet in Miami Beach on the New Music Miami Festival in April. The work is funded by a grant from the Jerome Fund for New Music.
- September 30, 2013 at 4:41 pm
David Tompkins, Assistant Professor of History, published his book Composing the Party Line: Music and Politics in Early Cold War Poland and East Germany with Purdue University Press this month. He also had two articles from a new project appear: “The East is Red? Images of China in East Germany and Poland through the Sino-Soviet Split” in Zeitschrift für Ostmitteleuropa-Forschung 62/3 (2013), and “Israel as Friend and Foe: Shaping Society through Freund- and Feindbilder in East Germany” in Becoming East Germans: Socialist Structures and Sensibilities after Hitler, Mary Fulbrook and Andrew I. Port, eds. (New York: Berghahn Books, 2013).
- September 30, 2013 at 4:30 pm
Timothy Raylor, Professor of English, has been awarded the 2011 Albert W. Fields Award by the South-Central Renaissance Conference, for his article "Fertility, Mortality, and Anxiety in Waller's 'To my Young Lady Lucy Sidney' and Marvell's 'The Picture of Little T. C. in a Prospect of Flowers.'" The award is given to the article "judged the most distinguished" in each issue, in honor of Albert W. Fields, editor of Explorations in Renaissance Culture from 1984 to 1994.
- September 30, 2013 at 4:26 pm
Paul Thiboutot, Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, served as a panelist on "The Impact of Wait Lists in College Admission," at the Toronto national conference of the National Association of College Admission Counselors on September 20. On September 30, he also gave a talk on "Why a liberal arts education is most relevant in meeting the demands/needs of the 21st century," as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of Nanjing Foreign Language School in Nanjing, China.
- September 28, 2013 at 3:03 pm
Peter Balaam, Associate Professor of English, gave a talk at the "Return of the Text," an interdisciplinary conference investigating the cultural value (after all) of "close reading," Syracuse, New York, on September 28. The talk was called "Terminus, God of Limits: Rethinking Emerson's Religion." He also has an article in the volume Critical Insights: Herman Melville (Salem Press, 2012) called "Melville's Anatomy of American Belief: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade."