• Raleigh gives lecture on child adoption

    April 11, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    Liz Raleigh, Assistant Professor of Sociology, gave the annual Torstenson Lecture in Sociology at Augsburg College. The title of her talk was, "Chosen Children: Child Adoption as an Assortative Marketplace."

  • Cathryn Manduca, Science Education Resource Center Director, in collaboration with R. Heather Macdonald '76, and Laurel Goodell, published an article in the recent Earth and Space Science News, EOS is a publication of the American Geophysical Union, titled "Learning About Teaching: Geoscience Educators Share Insights," a report from the 2015 Earth Educators' Rendezvous conference.    

  • Cherif Keita, William H. Laird Professor of French and the Liberal Arts, had a spring break residency at Pomona College with musicians Papa Susso and Balla Kouyaté which is featured in this article.

  • Shaohua Guo, Assistant Professor of Chinese, organized a panel and presented a paper entitled "Mock Fandom and 'Word-of-Mouse' Notoriety: Tracking Playfulness on the Chinese Internet," at the 75th Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference (AAS), in Seattle, Washington, March 31 through April 3.

  • Farley presents at Phoenix conference

    April 11, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    Emy Farley, Registrar, presented "Professional Development for the Budgetless" at the 102nd annual American Association of Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) national conference in Phoenix, Arizona. The session focused on reimagining what professional development means and provided participants with many free (or nearly free) tools and activities to bring home and put into place immediately. She also serves as Chair for the Hospitality and Publicity Committee for the 2017 AACRAO national conference, which will be held in Minneapolis.

  • Evertz leads workshop on peer education

    April 11, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    Kathy Evertz, Director of the Academic Support Center, led a workshop in March titled "Not-Knowing and the Peer Educator" at the Association for Learning Development in Higher Education conference at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland.

  • Elfline publishes art history paper

    April 11, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    Ross Elfline, Assistant Professor of Art History, has published an article titled "Superstudio and the 'Refusal to Work'" in the most recent issue of the journal Design and Culture (volume 8, number 1). This essay considers the Italian Radical Archtiecture group Superstudio's decision to refrain from building alongside Italian leftist (or Autonomist) attempts to recast the meaning of labor while similarly refusing to work.

  • Richard Crouter, John M. and Elizabeth W. Musser Professor of Religious Studies, Emeritus, recently published two papers on the German theologian Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768-1834): "Schleiermacher as Heir and Critic of Aufklärungstheologie," in Religion und Aufklärung, eds. Albrecht Beutel and Martha Nooke (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2016), 97-112, and "Revisiting Schleiermacher on Translation: Musings on a Hermeneutical Mandate," in Rereading Schleiermacher: Translation, Cognition and Culture, eds. Teresa Seruya and José Miranda Justo [New Frontiers in Translation Studies] (Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2016), 15-26.

  • Timothy Raylor, Professor of English, has published a chapter entitled "Hobbes on the Nature and Scope of Poetry" in The Oxford Handbook of Hobbes, edited by A. P. Martinich and Kinch Hoekstra (Oxford University Press, 2016), pp. 603-23.

  • Liz Raleigh, Assistant Professor of Sociology, published "The Color Line Exception: The Transracial Adoption of Foreign-born and Biracial Black Children," in Women, Gender, and Families of Color 4(1): 86-107.

  • Paul Petzchmann, Lecturer and Research Associate in European Studies, has been awarded a Summer Stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for his project "Student Exchanges Between the United States and Nazi Germany 1933-1941." During the summer of 2016 he will continue research on student exchanges and transatlantic networks during an isolationist period between the U.S. and Nazi Germany. Paul's project will contribute to several pieces of scholarly work on the U.S.-German relations, including a journal article, a book chapter, and sections of his book on German-American intellectual migration between 1930 and 1950.

  • Susannah Ottaway, Professor of History, will serve as the co-director of a $100,000 NEH grant on "Dialogues on the Experience of War" with Trista Mastacastillo for the Minnesota Humanities Center.  As part of the grant, the Carleton Humanities Center and Arts Director will co-host a community discussion group during 2016-2017.