• Knodell organizes conference at Brown

    December 21, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    Alex Knodell, Assistant Professor of Classics, recently organized a conference on Regional Approaches to Society and Complexity at Brown University.  The papers presented there will be published in an edited volume in the series Monographs in Mediterranean Archaeology (Equinox).

  • Cherif Keita, William H. Laird Professor of French and the Liberal Arts, will have his film "uKukhumbula uNokutela/Remembering Nokutela" (edited by Dominic Fucci) aired on prime time on South Africa's national broadcaster SABC2 on January 17, 2016.

  • Appleman gives multiple talks about education

    December 21, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Deborah Appleman, Hollis L. Caswell Professor of Educational Studies, recently gave the following talks: on November 17 at the University of Notre Dame, "Can the Liberal Arts Liberate the Incarcerated?: Writing from the Inside Out." On November 21 at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, in Minneapolis, "Critical Encounters with Non-Fiction: A Literature Lover's Approach." On November 23, at the University of Minnesota, "Critical Encounters in High School English: Reading the Word and the World." December 1 at Augsburg College, "Literary Theory and Non-Fiction."  On December 3 at Hamline University, "Looking through Lenses: Critical Theory and Adolescents." December 4 through 5 at the Literacy Research Association Annual Conference, in Carlsbad, California, she gave an invited talk at the Memorial for Arthur N. Applebee, a presentation, "Literacy, Equity, and Imagination Behind Bars: The Power of Creative Writing in Prison."

  • Gao Hong, Gao HongSenior Lecturer in Chinese Musical Instruments and Director of the Carleton Chinese Music Ensemble, 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.

  • Michael Kowalewski, Lloyd McBride Professor of English and Environmental Studies, has published a chapter entitled “Modern California Nature Writing” in A History of California Literature, edited by Blake Allmendinger and published by Cambridge University Press. His essay provides an overview of nature writing in California from World War II to the present. On September 15, he also delivered the opening lecture for the Margaret Evans Huntington Book Club (which will be celebrating its 140th anniversary in 2016) on this year’s topic, “California Dreamin'."

  • Keïta interviewed about his documentary films

    September 28, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Cherif Keïta, William H. Laird Professor of French and the Liberal Arts, was interviewed on VOX AFRICA TV (Paris) about his trilogy of documentary films on pre-Mandela South Africa. The 50-minute, in-studio conversation was aired several times on and after September 15 along with clips of his films and footage of the station's coverage of the June Paris première of "Rememebring Nokutela."

  • Carpenter has piece on travel writing published

    September 28, 2015 at 11:40 am

    Scott Carpenter, professor of French, recently published a piece of travel writing entitled "Deaf in Venice." It appeared in the journal Silk Road. An interview with him is also included in the volume, as well as on the journal Web site.

  • Whited presents research talk in Texas

    September 21, 2015 at 11:33 am

    Matt Whited, assistant professor of chemistry, recently presented an invited research talk at Texas A&M University on recent collaborative work with Carleton undergraduates.  The seminar, "Stoichiometric and Catalytic Reactions Exploiting Metal/Silicon Cooperation," explored new strategies for using abundant but typically inert molecules like carbon dioxide in organic synthesis.

  • Hardy invited to Latin conference at Dickinson

    September 21, 2015 at 11:30 am

    Rob Hardy, Visiting Assistant Professor of Classical Languages, has been invited to co-direct the 2016 Dickinson Latin Workshop at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, from July 12 to July 17, 2016. The workshop will focus on Bede's Historia Ecclesiastica. Hardy is collaborating with Professors Bill North and Austin Mason and student Sasha Mayn '18 on a digital commentary on Bede's text for the Dickinson College Commentaries series. The other co-director of the 2016 Dickinson Latin Workshop will be Christopher Francese, Asbury J. Clarke Professor of Classical Studies at Dickinson College.

  • Scott Carpenter, professor of French, had his piece "Danish as She is Spoke" included in an anthology of travel writing, "Other Places," published by Lowestoft Chronicle. An interview with him about travel writing is also included in the book.

  • Blaha received NSF grant in physics

    September 21, 2015 at 11:25 am

    Cindy Blaha, Professor of Physics and Astronomy & Marjorie Crabb Garbisch Professor of the Liberal Arts, 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.

  • Walker presents paper at conference in New York

    September 14, 2015 at 11:01 am

    Constance Walker, Class of 1944 Professor of English and the Liberal Arts, presented a paper entitled "A Ménage à trois at the Monthly Museum" at the British Women Writers Conference in New York City, June 25 through 29.