- February 23, 2015 at 2:43 pm
Cathryn Manduca, Director of the Science Education Resource Center, moderated a session titled "Learning Science from Scientific Data" as well as chaired the Education Section symposium/business meeting at the recent American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) meeting in San Jose, California.
- February 23, 2015 at 2:36 pm
Gao Hong, Director of the Chinese Music Ensemble and Lecturer in Chinese Musical Instruments, just released her eighth CD, Pipa Potluck–Lutes Around the World (Gao Hong and Friends). When pipa player and composer Gao Hong has a potluck, the guests include a couple Grammy winners, one of the nation’s foremost authorities on Arabic music, and a healthy helping of string instruments. Featuring two original compositions by Gao Hong and collaborations on both new and traditional songs, Pipa Potluck stirs up a warm and nourishing multicultural meal on pipa, banjo, fiddle, slack key guitar, oud, and not forgetting regular guitar. Pipa Potluck could be looked at as a series of courses, but also conversations. The flavors and languages co-mingle with all their identities intact, giving a warm sense that yes, we can all get along on this planet. On “Cluck Old Hen,” “Sally Johnson,” and Gao Hong’s own “Green Willow Tree,” she finds common ground with Grammy-winning banjoist Alison Brown, fiddle player Matt Combs, and bassist Garry West. The interplay between pipa and the slack key guitar of 4-time Grammy-winner George Kahumoku, Jr. stand out on “Mosquito Song” and “The Source of the Spring Water.” The Middle Eastern oud appears twice, played by Yair Dalal on “Friendship” and Bassam Saba on “Longa Nahawand.” And on the appropriately titled “Lutes Around the World,” the voices of the pipa, the banjo, the oud, the slack key guitar, and all the guests come together to close the album out.
- February 23, 2015 at 2:34 pm
Adrienne Falcón, Director of Academic Civic Engagement, recently presented her work on "Civic Engagement Pathways and Assessment at Carleton" at the Association of American Colleges and Universities Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. as part of a Project Pericles session "Creating Cohesive Paths to Civic Engagement."
- February 23, 2015 at 2:21 pm
Ross Elfline, Assistant Professor of Art History, presented a paper titled "Superstudio and the 'Refusal to Work'" at the Design StudiesForum devoted to "Rethinking Labor" at the 104th College Art Association Meeting in New York on February 13.
- February 23, 2015 at 12:34 pm
Carleton College has been named a top producer of U.S. Fulbright Award winners for the 2014-15 school year. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. Top-producing institutions are highlighted annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
- February 16, 2015 at 2:12 pm
Steven Schier, Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, published a scholarly article entitled "Converging Policies and Politics in the United States and Sweden: How Durable a Trend?" in the latest issue of the Swedish American Historical Review, a peer reviewed journal. The article resulted from interview and documentary research conducted in Sweden while the author served as Fulbright Professor of American Studies at Uppsala University in 2014.
- February 16, 2015 at 1:28 pm
Liz Raleigh, Assistant Professor of Sociology, has been selected for a 2015 Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty, a grant funded by the Mellon Foundation and administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The fellowship provides Professor Raleigh with sabbatical support during 2015-2016 and a stipend for research, travel, or publication expenses. She will complete work on her book, Chosen Children: Race and the Adoption Marketplace, which argues that private transracial adoption serves as a lens into changing racial boundaries and conceptions of kinship in the modern United States. The award recognizes not only the quality of her scholarship, but—as the Foundation states—her "demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial disparities, breaking down stereotypes, and promoting cross-racial understanding.
- February 16, 2015 at 1:21 pm
Justin London, Professor of Music, recently gave lectures at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, "Speed on the Dance Floor: Multimodal Cues for Musical Tempo," and at Rutgers University, "A Quick and Dirty Introduction to the Psychology of Rhythm," as part of their graduate student colloquia.
- February 16, 2015 at 1:18 pm
Jerome Levi, Professor of Anthropology, along with his former student Elizabeth Durham '12, currently a graduate student in anthropology at Oxford, had their chapter "Indigeneity and Global Citizenship" recently published in the book Indigenous Education: Language, Culture and Identity edited by W. J. Jacob, S. Y, Cheng, and M. K. Porter, Dordrecht:Springer 2015.
- February 16, 2015 at 12:58 pm
Alison Kettering, William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Art History, Emerita and Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art (JHNA), announces the publication of the Winter 2015 issue of the open-access, refereed e-journal. The issue includes articles on seventeenth-century Dutch artists and on Dutch Batavia (present-day Indonesia) as well as on dime-a-dozen pictures that have rarely received attention. Heidi Eyestone, Curator of the Visual Resources Collection, Megan Gleason ’16, and Florence Wong ’15 have all contributed to making this issue happen.
- February 16, 2015 at 12:56 pm
Sarah Jansen, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, recently presented her paper "More Regrets" at the annual Philosophy Mountain Workshop, held in Whistler, B.C., February 6 through 8.
- February 16, 2015 at 12:50 pm
Gary Iseminger, Stephen R. Lewis, Jr. Professor of Philosophy and Liberal Learning, Emeritus, was elected to a second term on the Board of Trustees of the American Society of Aesthetics, which met during the Annual Meeting of the Society in San Antonio in late October. He also spoke on the topic "What is an Aesthetician?" at a celebration of UNESCO World Philosophy Day in November at Hamline University.