- September 14, 2015 at 10:33 am
Louis Newman, John M. and Elizabeth W. Musser Professor of Religious Studies and Associate Dean of the College, was interviewed on Krista Tippett's NPR program, "On Being" (formerly called, "Speaking of Faith") on Sunday, September 20. The program focuses on his work on Jewish views of repentance, published a few years ago, and was timed to coincide with the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, when repentance was a primary theme.
- September 9, 2015 at 11:30 am
Gao Hong, director of the Carleton Chinese Music Ensemble and Senior Lecturer in Chinese Musical Instruments, has been awarded an Artist Initiative grant and an Arts Tour Minnesota grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. Hong will produce and perform Storytelling in Chinese Music from the Ancient Past to Modern Times in seven greater Minnesota communities.
- September 9, 2015 at 11:23 am
Professor of English, will have a poem, "The Artist," in the forthcoming issue of Catamaran.
- September 8, 2015 at 11:50 am
Gao Hong, director of the Carleton Chinese Music Ensemble and Senior Lecturer in Chinese Musical Instruments, performed as a soloist with the Buenos Aires Philharmonic on Grammy- and Oscar-winning composer Tan Dun's pipa concerto at the prestigious Teatro Colon in Argentina. According to a review in the Buenos Aires Herald, Hong became the first pipa player to perform in Argentina. She also recorded the world premiere CD of Lei Liang's pipa concerto, "Five Seasons," with the Boston Modern Orchestra. Chinese-American composer Lei Liang was the 2015 runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize in Music. Hong was also awarded an Arts Learning grant by the Minnesota State Arts Board to promote Chinese music in four school residency programs in southern Minnesota.
- September 8, 2015 at 11:44 am
Stacy Beckwith, professor of Hebrew, organized and led a seminar titled, "Sefarad desde la España de hoy" (Medieval Jewish Spain from Spain Today) in the third biennial conference of ALCES XXI, the Association for 21st Century Spanish Literature and Film, in Soria, Spain, July 7 through 10. She also presented a paper titled, "Crypto-Jews in Contemporary Spanish Novels: Potential and Limits of Literary Memory," at the Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies annual conference in Miami, July 19 through 21.
- September 8, 2015 at 11:26 am
Carol Rutz, director of the College Writing Program, and Steve Wilhoit of the University of Dayton, presented at the annual convention of the Council of Writing Program Administrators in Boise, Idaho, in July. Their session was titled, "Moving from good to great: Strategies of making successful writing programs even better."
- September 8, 2015 at 11:14 am
Professor of English, delivered papers at two conferences: "The Significance of Goulston's Aristotle" at the 20th biennial conference of the International Society for the History of Rhetoric, in Tübingen, Germany, July 28 through 31, and "Education and the End of Learning in Milton's Tractate" at the 11th International Milton Seminar XI, in Exeter, England, July 20 through 24.
- September 8, 2015 at 11:11 am
Annette Nierobisz, professor of sociology, presented her paper, "The Flexible Worker and Other Fantastical Myths of the New Economy," at the August 2015 annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems.
- September 8, 2015 at 11:03 am
Chérif Keïta, professor of French, was invited in July to screen two of his films for a teacher enrichment program by the University of Minnesota's Institute of Global Studies, under the theme of Teaching African Identity Through Film. An invited tribute appeared in the daily City Press of Johannesburg, titled "Lost and Found: The forgotten heroine." Also, his research was commended in a recent article of the Sunday Tribune in South Africa, and he was interviewed by Classic FM 102.7 of Johhanesburg about Nokutela Dube.
- September 8, 2015 at 11:02 am
Eric Egge, Professor of Mathematics, and Arjendu Pattanayak, Professor of Physics, had their manuscript entitled "Dynamics of Quantumness Measures in the Decohering Harmonic Oscillator" co-authored by Peter Rose '11, Andrew McClung '10, Tyler Keating '09, and Andrew Steege '08, accepted for publication at Pramana: Journal of Physics.
- September 8, 2015 at 10:53 am
John W. Nason Professor of Asian Studies and Religion, published three articles over the summer: "Did Tsongkhapa Teach Mahāmudrā?" came out in Zentralasiatische Studien (Bonn), while revised versions of his pieces on "Mahāmudrā in India" and "Mahāmudrā in Tibet" were posted by Oxford Bibliographies Online.
- September 3, 2015 at 8:52 am
Cindy Blaha, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, has just received an NSF grant to work with four collaborators to institutionalize a mentoring program for female physics faculty. Operating under the auspices of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) and directed by a team that also includes lead PI Beth Cunningham and co-PIs Anne Cox from Eckerd College, Barbara Whitten from Colorado College, and Idalia Ramos from the University of Puerto Rico at Humacao, the "Mutual Mentoring to Combat Isolation in Physics" project will use a combination of face-to-face meetings and electronic connections to reduce the isolation of participating physicists and to support their career development. As many as 50 women physics faculty members will participate in the mutual mentoring alliances supported by this project.