• Mark Kanazawa published in EEH

    May 20, 2005 at 7:33 pm

    Mark Kanazawa, professor of economics, had his article, titled "Investment in private water development: Property rights and contractual opportunism during the California Gold Rush," accepted for publication in Explorations in Economic History.

  • Sigi Leonhard, professor of German, published a long poem, titled "The Devastation" in Hunger Mountain, The Vermont College Journal of Arts and Letters.

  • Nelson Christensen, associate professor of physics, has co-authored and published an article with Adam Libson '04 and David Steussy '04 titled "Limits on Gravitational-Wave Emission from Selected Pulsars Using LIGO Data" in Physical Review Letters. Libson and Steussy majored in physics at Carleton.

  • Alison Kettering, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Art History, gave a lecture titled "Gerard ter Borch and Portraits of the Dutch Elite" at the Detroit Institute of Art on April 17. Ten Carleton students participating in a class on Dutch art accompanied her to Detroit to see the museum's current ter Borch exhibition.
  • Saxaphonist and composer Macolm Lynn Baker, a former member of the Carleton music faculty

    Saxaphonist and composer Macolm Lynn Baker, a former member of the Carleton music faculty, was awarded a 2005 Down Beat Achievement Award for Jazz Education by Down Beat magazine, one of the nation's most respected jazz publications. Baker is currently at the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music where he has built the jazz program to include three big bands, 11 small ensembles and 75 jazz majors.

  • Deborah Gross, assistant professor of chemistry, was awarded a European Science Foundation (ESF) Interdisciplinary Tropospheric Research (INTROP): from the Laboratory to Global Change Exchange Visit Grant. The grant provides funds to support travel and living expenses during her 2005-2006 sabbatical at the Paul Scherrer Institut in Villigen, Switzerland.

  • Margaret Simms '67 elected to AAAS.

    May 4, 2005 at 12:40 pm

    Carleton's Alumni Council President Margaret Simms '67 has been elected to the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Simms is vice president for programs at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies in Washington, D.C. She is a past president of the National Economic Association. She majored in economics at Carleton.

  • Bardwell Smith, the John W. Nason Professor Emeritus of Religion and Asian Studies, was the keynote speaker at a symposium titled "Conflict, Harmony, and Unity: Asian Perspectives" at the Oregon Humanities Center. In recent months, he also has given talks on the Carleton Japanese garden, using the new 30-minute DVD on this subject, at the University of Oregon Center for Landscape Design, Carleton alumni club meetings in Denver and San Diego, the Northfield Buddhist Meditation Center and St. Olaf College. He also presented on Japanese pilgrimage at Aurora (Colo.) Community College and St. Olaf College.

  • The Carleton Librarians presented two poster sessions at the Association of College & Research Libraries national conference. The first, titled "Finding the Bearings for GIS Services in a Liberal Arts Library" was given by Charles Priore, research and instruction librarian & liaison for sciences, Ann Zawistoski, science librarian, and a colleague. The second, titled "When Worlds Collide: Implementing a Joint Computer Help/Reference Desk," was given by Eric Hinsdale, library technology coordinator, and Carolyn Sanford, head of reference and instruction.

  • Evan Williams '52, Economics major

    On April 29, the Government of Japan announced that His Majesty the Emperor of Japan will bestow upon Evan Williams '52 The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon. This award is one of the most prestigious decorations in Japan. Williams is being honored for his lifelong achievement in furthering the close friendship between the United States and Japan. In addition to his distinguished career with Cargill Incorporated, Williams has played an instrumental role in strengthening economic and cultural relations between Japan and the Midwest. He is an honorary board member of the Japan America Society of Minnesota and served as Honorary Consul General of Japan in Minneapolis over a period of 10 years. Williams majored in economics at Carleton.

  • Neil Lutsky featured in APA publications

    April 28, 2005 at 7:17 pm

    Neil Lutsky, professor of psychology, was featured in the "What They're Reading" column of The General Psychologist, the Division I (General Psychology) newsletter of the American Psychological Association (APA). Lutsky reviewed three books,"Saturday," "Will in the World," and "Fountain Pens: US and UK." Lutsky was also interviewed on Carleton's quantitative reasoning initiative in APA's magazine, Monitor on Psychology.

  • Jenny Wahl, professor of economics, presented a paper, titled "Why is his face on the $20? Andrew Jackson's influence on American banking and finance" at the U.S. Capitol Historical Society in Washington, D.C. for a conference on "Congress in the Age of Jackson." The paper will be published in a set of proceedings at a later date.