• Arjendu Pattanayak (physics) presents at CIC

    December 20, 2005 at 9:25 am

    Arjendu Pattanayak, assistant professor of physics, was an invited guest of the Centro Internacional de Ciencias (C.I.C.) at a "Chaos, Decoherence, and Fidelity Decay" workshop in Cuernavaca, Mexico where he gave a seminar, titled "The difference between quantum and classical chaotic systems with decoherence".

  • Elizabeth "Beth" Pollock '92, English major

    PBS's Frontline World is currently featuring a documentary video made by Elizabeth "Beth" Pollock '92 on their online Rough Cut series. "Tuvalu: That Sinking Feeling" is a 15-minute version of a 1-hour documentary Pollock has been working on for the past 3 years called "Atlantis Approaching," sponsored by a Fulbright scholarship. It focuses on the problems facing the Pacific island country, where rising sea levels from global warming are causing concern and are leading residents to migrate away from their islands to bigger counties like New Zealand, accelerating the loss of their traditional culture. Pollock majored in English at Carleton.

  • Joel Weisberg, the Herman and Gertrude Mosier Stark Professor of Physics and Astronomy and the Natural Sciences, and Sarah Vigeland '06 are among the co-authors on a paper, titled "Evidence for alignment of the rotation and velocity vectors in pulsars," in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society journal. It is based on their research in Australia with Australian and British colleagues.

  • Carleton Library in Market Research Report

    December 1, 2005 at 8:36 am

    Carleton's library is the only liberal arts college library out of eleven institutions featured in a report released by the Primary Research Group, titled "Prevailing and Best Practices in Electronic and Print Serials Management." The report looks at a number of issues regarding the use of serials including the use of consortiums in journal licensing, use of open access archives, electronic serials/catalog linking technology and cooperative arrangements with other local libraries, among others.

  • Arjendu Pattanayak, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, was invited to give the November 18th Virginia Tech Physics Department Colloquium and the November 30th Physics Department Colloquium at St. Olaf College. At the colloquia, he spoke on his favorite topic: "Chaos, decoherence, and the difference between the quantum and the classical worlds."

  • Kenechi Ejebe ’02 was a co-author with researchers at the National Institutes of Health of an article, titled “Specific Recognition and Cleavage of the Plus-Strand Primer by Reverse Transcriptase” and published in the Journal of Virology, December 2005 Edition, p. 14863-14875, Vol. 79, No. 23. Ejebe majored in biology at Carleton and attends medical school at The George Washington University.

  • Nelson Christensen, associate professor of physics, has co-authored an article, titled "Upper Limits on a Stochastic Background of Gravitational Waves," in Physical Review Letters 95, 221101.

  • Arjendu Pattanayak, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, attended the Oberlin Conference on Computation and Modeling: 2005 - The Undergraduate Arena where he presented a poster on 'Increasing Ensemble Coherence using Nonlinear Hamiltonians'; co-authors on the poster were Dan Brooks '05, Anton de la Fuente '03, Lawrence Urrichio '05, Ted Holby '04, Dan Krawisz '04, and Jorge Silva '04.Pattanayak also made an invited presentation as part of a panel on 'Strategies for Involving Undergraduates in Computational Research.' His trip was partly funded by HHMI-CISMI.
  • Donna Ricks, women's cross country head coach, has been named the MIAC coach of the year after leading the Knights to their second straight MIAC title. This marked the third time Ricks has been named MIAC coach of the year, as she previously earned the honor in 1995 and 2004. She is only the third MIAC women's cross country coach to lead her team to back-to-back conference titles.
  • Jamie Monson (history) presents in Berlin

    November 10, 2005 at 2:56 pm
    Jamie Monson, associate professor of history, gave an invited talk at the Humboldt University in Berlin this fall on the history of the Maji Maji War in Tanzania: "The Uses of Medicine: Memory, Modernity and Conversion in the Maji Maji War." Monson also has published a chapter titled "The Tribal Past and the Politics of Nationalism in Mahenge District, Tanzania," in the volume In Search of a Nation: Histories of Authority and Dissidence in Tanzania, published by Ohio University Press.
  • Susannah Ottaway, associate professor of history, gave a lecture titled "Images of Old Age in Eighteenth-Century England" at an Interdisciplinary Conference on Aging sponsored by the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, in Marbella, Spain. She also presented a paper titled "Poor Relief as an Essential Human Right during the Enligtenment" at the North American Conference on British Studies.
  • Kelly Connole, assistant professor of art, attended the Art of Fine Craft Conference, where her ceramic sculpture was included in a national juried exhibition. She also gave an invited talk at Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis on "Embracing History-- Using Ceramic Art History in Contemporary Studio Practice" as part of a continuing education program for Minnesota teachers.