Kudos

  • Carleton's writing program is one of two winners of the Conference on College Composition and Communication’s (CCCC’s) Writing Program Certificate of Excellence for Winter 2005. Established in 2004, this CCCC award is presented to 20 writing programs each year. In particular, the Carleton program was noted for encouraging extensive faculty involvement in offering writing intensive courses throughout the curriculum and for using a sophomore writing portfolio assessment to guide students' improvement as writers and to help shape decisions about faculty and curricular development.

  • Greg Smith, professor of English, published a short story titled "A Few Moral Problems You Might Like to Ponder, of a Winter's Evening, in Front of the Fire, with a Cat on Your Lap," in the Winter 2005 issue of The New England Review. Another story titled "Missing, Believed Wiped" and published in the Summer 2004 issue of The Massachusetts Review, was recently nominatedby famed author Joyce Carol Oates for a Pushcart Prize .

  • Philip Camill, associate professor of biology, published two journal articles. The first, titled "Permafrost thaw accelerates in boreal peatlands during late-20th century climate warming," appeared in Climatic Change. The second, titled "Sediment magnetic signature of land use and drought as recorded in lake sediment from south-central Minnesota, USA," appeared in Quaternary Research.

  • Ronald Rodman (music) presents in Finland.

    April 11, 2005 at 11:56 am

    Ron Rodman, professor of music, presented a paper on film music at the "Sound and Vision" conference at the University of Jyvaskyla (Finland) and presented lectures on film music and musical semiotics at the University of Helsinki.

  • Stacy Beckwith, assistant professor of Hebrew, contributed four entries on contemporary Jewish literature in Spain to the newly revised and expanded Routledge Encyclopedia of Modern Jewish Culture.

  • Roger Lasley, registrar, co-presented sessions titled "Dreams and Nightmares in the Course Proposal/Schedule Creation Process," Keeping ‘em Happy: It Takes More than Money" and led the Small College Issues Roundtable at the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers annual meeting.

  • Adeeb Khalid, associate professor of history, has been awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship to Assist Research and Artistic Creation in support of his project titled "The Making of Soviet Central Asia, 1917-1929." Awarded annually to advanced professionals in a range of fields, the fellowships are among the most competitive and prestigious in North America.

  • Adeeb Khalid, associate professor of history, has been chosen as one of sixteen 2005 Carnegie Scholars, all of whom will study themes focusing on Islam and the modern world. His project is titled "Understanding Soviet Islam: The Roots of Contemporary Central Asia." Khalid, a leading expert on Central Asia, is engaged in a sustained historical study of the transformation of Islam and Islamic knowledge within Central Asia during the Soviet era. His work focuses on both the Soviet destruction of Islamic institutions in the region between 1927 and 1938 and the modern-day consequences resulting from it. Situating Central Asia at the intersection of Islamic and Soviet history, he proposes to bring disparate literatures in history, anthropology and religious studies to bear on materials from various sources, including the Russian State Archives for Sociopolitical History and the State Archives of the Russian Federation in Moscow. The strategic importance of post-Soviet Central Asia can scarcely be exaggerated. Lying astride the boundaries of the Middle East, China and Russia, the region plays a critical role in the "war on terror." Khalid's research will expand knowledge of contemporary Islam in Central Asia, a region largely unknown to experts in Islamic studies. Results of the project will be disseminated through a book and academic articles.

  • Becky Boling, professor of Spanish, presented a paper based on a play by the Argentine dramatist Susana Torres Molina, titled "Performing Gender in ...y a otra cosa mariposa," at the Latin American Theatre Today (LATT) Conference/Festival titled "Translation, Transgender and Transnationalism."

  • Scott M. Koehler, M.D., head team physician, returned from the World Championships for Snowboarding in Tandandalen, Sweden, where he was the team physician for the US Ski and Snowboarding teams, a position he has held since 1999. Koehler is in his fifth year as the head team physician for Carleton varsity sports and also is a physician at Allina Medical Clinic in Northfield.

  • Robert Bonner, the Marjorie Crabb Garbisch Professor of History and the Liberal Arts, Emeritus, and his wife, Barbara, were awarded the Northfield Sertoma Club's 2005 Service to Mankind award--the highest award given by Sertoma International. The Bonners served as leaders in the Friends of the Northfield Public Library in the early 1980s. Barbara was also involved the Garden Club, as a Brownie Troop leader and continues to tutor one child each year at a local elementary school. Bob served on the Northfield Planning Commission in the 1970s and has been a member of the Laura Baker Services Association Board since 1989, presently serving as president.

  • Joel Weisberg, the Herman and Gertrude Mosier Stark Professor of Physics and Astronomy and the Natural Sciences, presented a lecture titled "The Lives and Deaths of Stars" to the Sutherland Astronomical Society in Sydney, Australia.