Kudos

  • Justin London, Professor of Music and Cognitive Science, with his colleagues Emily Carlson (first author), Birgitta Burger, Marc Thompson, and Petri Toiviainen at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, recently published an article, "Conscientiousness and Extraversion relate to responsiveness to tempo in dance," in Human Movement Science. The study shows that people who rated highly in terms of conscientiousness were more sensitive to tempo changes in music, as did introversion, though to a lesser degree. Surprisingly, empathy ratings did not have an effect on peoples sensitivity to tempo change, suggesting that dance movements to music may reflect personalities through both conscious and preconscious processes.  

     

  • Lackie co-authors paper on image management

    September 12, 2016 at 11:34 am

    Paula Lackie, Academic Technologist, coauthored "Image management as a data service" with Berenica Vejvoda and Katharine-Jane Burpee from McGill University. It will be published in The IASSIST Quarterly, an international, peer-reviewed publication of articles dealing with social science information and data services. This article also won the first runner-up award for best paper at IASSIST '16.

     

  • Keïta writes piece for Northfield News

    September 12, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Chérif Keïta, William H. Laird Professor of French and the Liberal Arts, wrote "Bringing One Woman's Side of History to South Africa," for the Saturday, August 27 issue of the Northfield News.

     

  • Gao Hong receives prestigious grant

    September 12, 2016 at 11:26 am

    Gao Hong, Director of the Chinese Music Ensemble and Senior Lecturer in Chinese Musical Instruments, had a busy summer in China. She was invited by Harbin's mayor to perform at the famous Summer Music Festival on behalf of Harbin's sister city, Minneapolis. Hong was awarded a Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation USArtists International Grant to perform at this prestigious festival. She also gave a lecture and masterclass at the Tianjin Conservatory of Music where she also received an honorary Guest Professorship. Hong, the Carleton Chinese Music Ensemble, and the World Music Ensemble, were featured in many major Chinese newspapers and on major TV stations including People's Daily, MV-China, CCTV and others.

     

  • Cogan opinion piece appears in Star Tribune

    September 12, 2016 at 11:24 am

     

    Charlie Cogan, Associate Dean and Director of International Recruitment, had an article "Fighting Polio: Nearly eradicated worldwide-nearly," appear in the Star Tribune Opinion Section, under commentary for current status of global polio eradication efforts and two recent cases in Nigeria, which had been polio-free for two years. In the article you will find useful information, context, and implications for ongoing eradication efforts.

     

  • Raka Mitra, Associate Professor of Biology, and Elizabeth K. Peterson '16, published a paper in the August issue of American Biology Teacher titled "Enhancing Interactions between Research Lab Students & Their Communities."

     

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Andrea Mazzariello, has been awarded a $5,000 "Established Artist" grant from The Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC) for his new musical project, "Plant Another Flower."

    With the SEMAC grant, Andrea will develop a new piece of music and words to perform himself, centered on drums, keyboards, voice, and electronics played simultaneously. He will premiere this "one-person band" work—which merges his experience playing rock music with his experience writing concert music—at the Northfield Arts Guild in March 2017.

     

  • London publishes article on subdivision

    September 6, 2016 at 11:11 am

    Justin London, Professor of Music and Cognitive Science, along with his colleagues Rainer Polak (Hochschule für Musik und Tanz, Köln) and Nori Jacoby (MIT), recently published an article, "Both Isochronous and Non-Isochronous Metrical Subdivision Afford Precise and Stable Ensemble Entrainment: A Corpus Study of Malian Jembe Drumming," in Frontiers in Neurosicence: Special Issue on the Evolution of Cognition Rhythm: Timing in Music and Speech (2016): 10:285. Using detailed timing analyses, London and his colleagues show how musicians use a range of timing strategies when playing in time together, and that metronome-like timing is not a prerequisite for precise ensemble performance.

     

  • Cailin Huyck Orr organizes workshop

    September 6, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Cailin Huyck Orr, Assistant Director of the Science Education Resource Center (SERC), organized a workshop titled "Teaching Science in Society: Building Relevance and Interest for Undergraduates by Adding InTeGrate Resources to your Class" at the annual convention of the Ecological Society of America in Fort Lauderdale, Florida last month.

     

     

  • Dan Hernández, Associate Professor of Biology; and Mark McKone, Towsley Professor of Biology; presented two talks at the annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The presentations were titled "Experimental community assembly with and without dominant grasses in tallgrass prairie," and were based on experimental prairie plots in the Upper Arb.  Jared Beck '14 was a co-author on both talks.

     

  • Calderone receives grant

    September 6, 2016 at 10:52 am

    Christopher Calderone, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant for his project, "RUI: Condensation Domain-Catalyzed Dehydration."

    His research identifies new pathways by which bacteria and fungi produce non-ribosomal peptides, examples of which include cyclosporin and penicillin.

    In addition, this project aims to develop modules for undergraduate teaching as well as a curriculum for the LearningWorks partnership program in downtown Minneapolis which teaches underserved middle school students molecular biology.

     

  • Bhuiyan publishes paper on happiness

    September 6, 2016 at 10:47 am

    Faress Bhuiyan, Assistant Professor of Economics published an article in Applied Economics on the individual level determinants of happiness. The paper, titled, "Extreme bounds of subjective well-being: Economic development and micro determinants of life satisfaction," investigates 61 determinants of life satisfaction as they relate to the country's level of economic development.