• Iris Jastram, research and instruction librarian and liaison for art history, literature, and music, and professor Jin Zhang, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, recently published their article "A Study of the Metadata Creation Behavior of Diffferent User Groups on the Internet" in Information Processing and Management 42 (2006).

  • Julie Neiworth, professor of psychology, was awarded an NIH AREA grant to study monkeys as a model of the perceptual deficits apparent in autism. The award was granted from the Neurodevelopmental Disorders Branch, after review in the Behavioral and Neuroscience Division. It will provide support for three years of research collaborations with students.

  • Eva Posfay, professor of French, and Petra Crosby, director of international student programs and administrator of cross cultural studies, delivered a paper titled "I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Intercultural Competencies for the 21st Century" in October 2005 at the AAC&U meeting of the Network for Academic Renewal in Denver.

  • Annette Nierobisz, assistant professor of sociology, has been invited to be a senior researcher at the Canadian Human Rights Commission in Ottawa, Ontario. In this position Nierobisz will develop and coordinate research on human rights issues in Canada. The two year assignment begins April 1, 2006.

  • Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, recently published an article titled "Typing the George W. Bush Presidency" in The Forum, an online journal published by the University of California at Berkeley.

  • Lauren Soth, emeritus professor of art history, recently lectured to the docents of the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. about that museum's Cezanne exhibit .

  • Gross publishes article

    March 1, 2006 at 11:20 am

    Associate professor of chemistry Deborah Gross and colleagues from the Laboratory of Atmospheric Chemistry at the Paul Scherrer Institute (Villigen, Switzerland), the Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zurich (Switzerland) and TSI, Inc. (Shoreview, Minnesota) recently published an article in the journal Analytical Chemistry. The article, titled "Real-Time Measurement of Oligomeric Species in Secondary Organic Aerosol with the Aerosol Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer," describes work done duing Gross's sabbatical visit to the Scherrer Institute last fall and winter.

  • Al Montero'snew book

    February 24, 2006 at 11:28 am

    Alfred Montero, associate professor of political science and director of the political economy concentration, recently published his text, Brazilian Politics: Reforming a Democratic State in a Changing World (Polity Press).

  • Welna named president of ACM

    February 22, 2006 at 11:54 am

    Christopher Welna ’78 has been named president of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM), a consortium of 14 leading liberal arts colleges. Welna, who is currently executive director of the Helen Kellog Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame, will begin as president July 1. A history major at Carleton, Welna went on to earn a Ph.D. in political science from Duke University. He has extensive international experience, which makes him an especially good fit for ACM, which has for more than 40 years been a leader in international study for undergraduates.

  • Quiz Team Qualifies for Nationals

    February 21, 2006 at 4:23 pm

    Carleton's academic quiz team won the overall Division I championship at the sectional championship tournament in early February, earning an invitation to the NAQT Intercollegiate Championship Tournament at the University of Maryland April 7-8.

    Carleton is the only small college that has qualified a Division I quiz team for the nationals for nine straight years. The others who have done so are all large universities, including Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and Michigan.

  • Susan Singer (biology) was keynote speaker

    February 20, 2006 at 2:28 pm

    Susan Singer, professor of biology, was a keynote speaker for the 40th Western Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, where she spoke about "America's Lab Report."

  • Marion Cass, the Charles "Jim" and Marjorie Kade Professor of the Sciences, and her colleagues from Imperial College, Henry Rzepa and Mimi Hii, had an article published in the most recent volume of the Journal of Chemical Education (83:2).