- February 15, 2006 at 3:54 pm
Five Carleton faculty members were awarded tenure this month by the Board of Trustees: Stacy N. Beckwith, Department of Classical Languages; Cameron Davidson, Department of Geology; Gretchen Elizabeth Hofmeister, Department of Chemistry; David R. Musicant, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science; and Seungjoo Yoon, Department of History.
- February 13, 2006 at 2:58 pm
Kathleen Galotti, professor of psychology and cognitive studies at Carleton College, recently served on the psychology panel for the 2006 National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships program. The National Science Foundation will make approximately 900 awards this year to support graduate students in all areas of science and mathematics.
- February 13, 2006 at 2:55 pm
George Soule, professor of English emeritus at Carleton College, lectured in early February at the Wordsworth Winter School at Grasmere, Cumbria, Great Britain. The title of his talk was "The Odes of Thomas Gray and William Collins."
- February 10, 2006 at 1:53 pm
Roger Jackson, the Stephen R. Lewis, Jr. Professor of Religion and the Liberal Arts, recently published a review of Bernard Faure's Double Exposure: Cutting across Buddhist and Western Discourses in The Journal of Religion (85:3, 2005). The collaborative translation project he is editing, The Crystal Mirror of Philosophical Systems: A Tibetan Study of Asian Religious Thought, has been accepted for publication in the Library of Tibetan Classics series brought out by Wisdom Publications, Boston. Jackson also has been elected co-chair of a new American Academy of Religion group on Buddhist critical-constructive reflection, and to the steering committee of a new AAR group on Buddhist thought.
- January 30, 2006 at 10:58 am
Roger Lasley, registrar, has released "Adobe," a compact disc featuring 17 original acoustic guitar tunes. Roger's music has been featured on radio programs around the world. If you'd like to learn more about Roger's music, go online to read a review of his first three CDs or listen to free samples. Lasley's CDs are available from the Carleton Bookstore and River City Books.
- January 30, 2006 at 10:52 am
Heather Rissler, National Science Foundation Fellow, Lauren Wagner '05, Emily Johnson '06 and Jessica Postlethwaite '06, attended the 15th Western Photosynthesis Conference. Johnson and Postlethwaite presented their reseach in a poster session, titled "Strucutral reclassification of antennae proteins sheds light on the evolutionary history of photosynthesis and photoprotection. Wagner presented her research as a poster session titled "At the crossroads of plastid evolution: tetrapyrroles and intracellular signaling." The Carleton students are all biology majors.
- January 20, 2006 at 8:57 am
Lillian (Lily) Waluconis '06, Jean-Young (Jean) Hyun '07 and Wayne Soon '08 have had their papers accepted for presentation at the inaugural East Asian Conference for undergraduate students at Denison University. They will be sharing their ideas with their peers from more than a dozen colleges, including Oberlin, Reed, Berkeley, Chicago, Colby, Columbia, Michigan, Wellesley, Wesleyan, and Whitman. The best papers will be selected for publication. Waluconis is aJapanese (East Asian Studies) major, Hyun is a history major and Soon is undeclared.
- January 18, 2006 at 8:43 am
William "Bill" Ford '63 has been awarded the American Physical Society's 2006 W. K. H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Physics. Ford received the national award in recognition of his research to better understand the innermost workings of matter, especially the nature of radioactive decay. He has spent the better part of 30 years working on collider projects, including electron-positron annihilation experiments, from which findings have been used to help piece together clues about the early evolution of the universe. Ford will share the prize with John Jaros, a physics professor at Stanford University, and Nigel Lockyer, a physics professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Ford majored in physics at Carleton and earned his doctorate from Princeton. He is currently professor of physics at Colorado University, Boulder.
- January 17, 2006 at 10:36 am
Deb Chaulk, director of stewardship, was named a Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) faculty star for her presentation last fall titled "Introduction to Donor Relations: Nuts and Bolts." CASE is the professional group for college development, alumni and communications staff. Faculty stars are given only to those who who earn top scores for their CASE conference presentations.
- January 16, 2006 at 10:51 am
"Ice Glen," a play commissioned by Carleton and written by Joan Ackerman, has received nominations for the 30th annual Carbonell Awards, honoring theatrical excellence. The play's world premiere was given by The Carleton Players in March 2003.
- December 29, 2005 at 9:15 am
William "Bill" Freedman '68 has been named as an Ohio Super Lawyer by Law & Politics Media. Freedman is a partner with Dinsmore & Shohl LLP and majored in history at Carleton.
- December 21, 2005 at 10:06 am
Arnold Donald '76 has been named as president and chief executive officer of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the largest charitable funder of diabetes research in the world. Donald comes to JDRF from Merisant Company, a global consumer food products business, where he has served as chairman and chief executive officer. Among many honors, Mr. Donald has been named “Executive of the Year” by Black Enterprise magazine, and one of Fortune magazine’s "50 Most Powerful Black Executives in America." Donald majored in economics at Carleton and has served on the College's board of trustees since 1995.