• Cherif Keita, William H. Laird Professor of French and the Liberal Arts, was recently the guest of the Panafrican and African Studies programs of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pittsburgh, presenting his new film project, "Greetings From Djoliba, An American Village in Mali." He also screened his film, Remembering Nokutela.

  • Becky Boling, Stephen R. Lewis Jr. Professor of Spanish and the Liberal Arts, received a Distinguished Alumni Award and delivered the commencement address to the graduating class of 2016 in the Liberal Arts at the University of Southern Indiana, on April 30.

  • Estill has piece published in MELUS

    May 2, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Adriana Estill, Associate Professor of English and American Studies, recently published "Mexican Chicago in Sandra Cisneros's Caramelo: Gendered Geographies" in MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States 2016.

  • Faress Bhuiyan, Assistant Professor of Economics, and Paula Lackie, Academic Technologist, will have an article "Mitigating Survey Fraud and Human Error: Lessons Learned From A Low Budget Village Census in Bangladesh" forthcoming in The IASSIST Quarterly, issue 40-3. This is an international, peer-reviewed, indexed, open access quarterly publication dealing with social science information and data services.

  • Andrea Nixon, Director of Educational Research, just concluded two years of service on MIT's External Advisory Board for their Online Education Policy Initiative (OEPI). She then served as a panelist at the National Academy of Sciences responding to the OEPI's final report titled Online Education: A Catalyst for Higher Education Reforms.

  • Jay Levi, Professor of Anthropology, presented "Space Travel and Time Machines among the Highland Maya: Ancient Cosmology in Modern Towns" at the Maya Society of Minnesota meeting on April 15 in St. Paul.

  • Carol Donelan, Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, presented a paper, "'Sing Me A Song of a Lass That is Gone': Myth and Meaning in the Starz Original Series Outlander," at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference in Atlanta on March 30. The focus of the panel was on representations of sex and marriage in film and media.

  • Cathy Yandell, W.I. and Hulda F. Daniell Professor of French Literature, Language, and Culture, recently presented a paper, "Anatomy of a Political Pamphlet: Ronsard's Discours à la Royne," at the Renaissance Society of America in Boston. She also gave a lecture at Washington University in Saint Louis titled "Stories, 'Silly, Lascivious Songs,' and Religious Conflict in Sixteenth-Century France" on the phenomenon of contrafacta, or popular songs that were rewritten to become religious or polemical during the French Wars of Religion.

  • George Vrtis, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and History, and his co-author, Chris Wells from Macalaster College, released their "Minnesota Environments" app last week in the Apple and Google Play app stores. The app and accompanying website explores the people, places, ecosystems, and developments that have shaped Minnesota’s environmental history. The app was developed in collaboration with many generous and insightful colleagues and students at Carleton, Macalester, the Minnesota Historical Society, and the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants Program. The current content for the site was developed by the students in Vrtis’ fall 2014 seminar–History, Nature, and Smartphones–and is based, in part, on Vrtis and Wells’ forthcoming book, The Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota: An Environmental History.

  • Carol Rutz, Director of the College Writing Program, presented "Actively Joining Faculty Development and Assessment in a WAC Context," at the annual convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication on April 6, in Houston.

  • Ross Elfline, Assistant Professor of Art History, presented a paper titled "Haus-Rucker's Eatable Architecture and Gastronomic Detournement" at the annual meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians. As part of a panel devoted to the topic of "Architecture and Food," Ross considered Haus-Rucker's various projects that invited visitors to gather informally and eat (or, in one case, devour a scale model of Central Park made out of cake and buttercream).

  • Juliane Shibata, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, co-curated "道 Michi–Distinctive Paths, Shared Affinity: An Exhibition of Japanese American Ceramic Artists," a traveling show that was included in the National Council of Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) 50th Anniversary conference programming in March. The Michi exhibit is supported by the Embassy of Japan and will visit Carleton this fall.