- November 24, 2014 at 11:01 am
Timothy Raylor, Professor of English, chaired and delivered a comment at a panel on "The Eighteenth Century and 'The Rise of Fictionality'" at the North American Conference on British Studies, in Minneapolis, November 7 through 9.
- November 24, 2014 at 10:51 am
Constanza Ocampo-Raeder, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, gave an invited guest lecture, "Forest Childhoods: The Role of Children in the Management of an Amazonian Forest," at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago on October 17. Also, on October 25 she gave the keynote lecture, "Eating Our Way to a Just World: Challenges and Opportunities in Contemporary Food Initiatives," for Food Justice Summit, on the Carleton campus.
- November 24, 2014 at 10:42 am
Al Montero, Frank B. Kellogg Professor of Political Science, delivered a paper on the continuation of developmentalist economic policies in Brazil at the conference, "Catching Up to the Future? Advances and Challenges in the Politics, Society and Social Policies of Contemporary Brazil," held at the Watson Institute of Brown University, November 14 through 15. The video of the entire program is available here.
- November 24, 2014 at 10:37 am
Justin London, Professor of Music, recently gave several lectures at the Eastman School of Music, on subjects ranging from "Really Bad Music: Musical and Moral Mistakes" to "Speed on the Dance Floor: Auditory and Visual Cues for Musical Tempo." He also presented some of his collaborative research with Rainer Polak (Hochschule für Musik und Tanz, Köln), on "Dansa from Mali: Tempo-Metrical Types in Swing-Based Meters" at the annual meeting of the Society for Music Theory.
- November 24, 2014 at 10:34 am
Jessica Leiman, Associate Professor of English, presented a paper titled "Church Bells and Caskets: Samuel Richardson's Quixotic Readers" at the North American Conference on British Studies in Minneapolis on November 9.
- November 18, 2014 at 7:15 pm
Gary Wagenbach, Winifred and Atherton Bean Professor of Biology, Science, Technology, and Society, Emeritus, has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Mary Alphonse Bradley Fund. The support will be used to transport six teachers from the Lumbini Academy in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) to the US to receive content training and tutoring in best practices and pedagogy for K-12 science teaching.
Keïta's Documentary Featured as Keynote Event at the Annual African and African Diaspora Studies Program MeetingNovember 18, 2014 at 6:59 pm
Chérif Keïta, Professor of French, had his film, uKukhumbula uNokutela/Remembering Nokutela, as one of two keynote events (along with African-American poet Haki Madhubuti) of "Legacies: Black Cultural Transnationalisms, Remembering Nelson Mandela and Amiri Baraka," a meeting organized for the 20th Anniversary of the African and African Diaspora Studies Program at Florida International University in Miami, on November 6.
- November 18, 2014 at 6:41 pm
Susan Jaret McKinstry, Helen F. Lewis Professor of English, gave a talk entitled "Digital Victorians" at the North American Conference on British Studies, November 7 through 9 in Minneapolis. The presentation was a part of a roundtable discussion titled "Digital British Studies for the Long Nineteenth Century."
- November 18, 2014 at 5:26 pm
Paul Hager, Instructor in Cinema and Media Studies, has been awarded an Established Artist grant from the Southwestern Minnesota Arts Council. The $4,865 fund will be used to write Cannon Shoals: A Ten-Episode Screenplay. The capstone of the project will be a staged reading of the screenplay at the Northfield Arts Guild in October 2015. Hager's ultimate goal is to produce the screenplay as a cycle of videos for showing on cable and the web.
- November 18, 2014 at 5:20 pm
Andrew Flory, Assistant Professor of Music, presented an invited lecture at Macalester College called "Motown International." The presentation was linked to "first-year" courses called "Cover Songs" and "Music and Freedom."
- November 18, 2014 at 5:17 pm
Scott Carpenter, Professor of French, has received a $6,000 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant to complete a novel dealing with a young man’s struggle to connect with his estranged brother. Set in Minnesota, the story draws on various aspects of Midwestern history. As part of the project, there will be a reading from the manuscript, and a panel discussion featuring two other Minnesota writers, about blending history and fiction.
- November 15, 2014 at 1:40 am
Arjendu Pattanayak, Professor of Physics, gave an invited talk at "Quantum Optics VII" in Mar del Plata, Argentina on "Surprises in the quantum-classical connection" on two recent projects with colleagues Arie Kapulkin, Kevin Hallman '12, Peter Duggins '13, Bibek Pokharel '15, Pedram Roushan, Charles Neill (University of California Santa Barbara + Google), and Jie Lin '14.