- September 1, 2006 at 10:31 am
Neil Lutsky, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Psychology, recently gave a paper entitled Quirks of Rhetoric: A Quantitative Analysis of Quantitative Reasoning in Student Writing at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Seattle. He also led a workshop, "A Word About Numbers: Strengthening Student Uses of Quantitative Reasoning in Writing," at th Mathematics Across the Community College Curriculum Summer Institute in Leavenworth, Wash. In August, he was elected to the Board of the National Numeracy Network.
- September 1, 2006 at 9:09 am
Chérif Keïta, professor of French, was the delegate of Mali at the Second Conference of Intellectuals of Africa and the Diaspora (July 12-14, 2006) hosted by the government of Brazil in Salvador (Bahia). His report on the conference is posted on the Web site of the Ministère des Maliens de l’Extérieur et de l’Intégration africaine.
- September 1, 2006 at 9:04 am
Jamie Monson, professor of history, presented a paper entitled "Friends and Strangers: Constructing Anti-Hegemony along the Tazara Railway" at the Conference on The Politics of Contemporary African-China Relations, July 11-12, at Cambridge University.
- August 21, 2006 at 11:45 am
Julie Neiworth, professor of psychology, co-authored an article with Janice Hassett '03 and Cara Sylvester '03 entitled "Face processing in humans and new world monkeys: the influence of experiential and ecological factors." The article appears in the international journal Animal Cognition.
- August 10, 2006 at 10:39 am
Becky Boling, professor of Spanish, recently published an article entitled "Apocalipsis en Tú, la oscuridad de Mayra Montero" in a special issue of Letras Femeninas. (Letras Femeninas, 32.1, Summer 2006)
- August 10, 2006 at 10:18 am
Amy Zekas Reynaldo '88 appears in the recently-released documentary feature, "Wordplay." An official selection in the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, the film is about Puzzle Master Will Shortz, The New York Times crossword editor and NPR personality. "Wordplay" chronicles the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, the world's largest and most prominent crossword competition.
- August 8, 2006 at 10:14 am
Joel Weisberg, Stark Professor of Physics and Astronomy and the Natural Sciences, recently published a paper on pulsars with colleagues from Nigeria and Montana in the British journal, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
- August 4, 2006 at 10:42 am
Chérif Keïta, professor of French, appears on a recent documentary film about Malian world music superstar Salif Keita. The 52-minute program entitled “Plus prés des artistes” was aired on French TV Chaîne 4 on three different days leading up to the June 21 National Celebration of Music and Musicianship.
- August 4, 2006 at 10:13 am
Dana Strand, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of French and the Humanities, chaired a session on film and memory at the recent 20th/21st Century French and Francophone Studies Conference held in Miami, Florida where she presented a paper on a documentary film about a World War II deportation camp. Joining her on the panel was Carleton alumnus and professor of French at Bucknell College, John Westbrook '84.
- August 4, 2006 at 10:10 am
George Soule, Professor of English Emeritus, published a review a A.N. Wilson's novel My Name is Legion in the Magill's Literary Annual of 2006.
- August 2, 2006 at 12:49 pm
The Mathematical Association of America will soon publish a book edited by Deanna Haunsperger, associate professor of mathematics, and Stephen Kennedy, professor of mathematics, titled The Edge of the Universe, Celebrating Ten Years of Math Horizons. Featuring highlights from the first ten years of the publication Math Horizons, the book celebrates the people and ideas that make mathematics so fascinating. The book, like the publication Math Horizons, is intended primarily for undergraduate and advanced high school students, introducing them to the world of mathematics outside of the classroom.
- August 2, 2006 at 12:43 pm
Kyle Willett '05 recently coauthored a scientific paper in the British journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Entitled "High-frequency observations of southern pulsars," the paper resulted from research Willett performed during two trips to Australia, sponsored by a National Science Foundation research grant to physics and astronomy professor Joel Weisberg.