• James "Jim" Priest '60, English major

    James "Jim" Priest '60

    September 2, 2005 at 2:04 pm

    James "Jim" Priest, M.D. '60 has just published a book titled "Beating Prostate Cancer without Surgery." The book includes Priest's personal journal of his own struggle with the disease, 20 brief articles on important aspects of prostate cancer and a foreward by South African Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who is also a prostate cancer survivor. Priest has a web site about his work at JamesPriest.com. Priest was an English major at Carleton.

  • Henry "Hal" Beresford '06

    September 1, 2005 at 8:26 am

    Henry "Hal" Beresford '06 is the co-author of a paper titled "Cyclosporine-A Discourages Ethanol Intake In C57bl/6j Mice: a Preliminary Study" and published in the September 2005 issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol. The research studied the role of immuno-suppressants in lowering alcohol preference in mice. Beresford is a mathematics major at Carleton.

  • Nelson Christensen, associate professor of physics, has co-authored and published an article with Adam Libson '04 and David Steussy '04 titled "Search for gravitational waves associated with the gamma ray burst GRB030329 using the LIGO detectors" in Physical Review. Libson and Steussy majored in physics at Carleton.

  • Adeeb Khalid

    The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) recently awarded Adeeb Khalid, associate professor of history, an ACLS Fellowship. With his fellowship, Khalid will spend the academic year 2005-06 researching and writing a book titled "The Making of Soviet Central Asia, 1917-1929."

  • David Newkirk '74, mathematics / philosophy major

    The University of Virginia's Darden School of Business has named David Newkirk '74 as its new CEO of Executive Education. He will assume his responsibilities in September, just as Darden begins to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Newkirk was formerly a Senior Vice President of Booz Allen Hamilton and served as a partner of the firm from 1991-2004. He has served as a member of the United Kingdom's Competition Commission, an independent director of the British Government's Energy Group Advisory Board and a member of London Business School's Global Advisory Board. Newkirk has also been senior executive at American Express, where he held a series of management positions in the US, Hong Kong and Europe. Newkirk majored in mathematics and philosophy at Carleton and has a degree from Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar.

  • Nelson Christensen, associate professor of physics, has co-authored and published an article with Sarah Vigeland '06, among others, titled "LISA source confusion: identification and characterization of signals" in Classical and Quantum Gravity, Vol. 22 (2005). Vigeland is a physics major at Carleton.

  • Willard "Bill" Huyck '53, assistant coed track coach, is one of 19 nominees this year for the Minnesota Track And Field Hall of Fame. Inductees will be announced at a dinner in the Twin Cities on September 29.Huyck majored in biology at Carleton.

  • Three Carleton College alumni—Deborah "Deb" Linn Cussen '98, Chase Sparling-Beckley '04, and Miranda Roth '04—played for Team USA in Ultimate frisbee at the 2005 World Games in Duisburg, Germany. They went undefeated against the best co-ed nationals teams in the world, bringing home the gold medal on July 24 against Australia. Alexander "Alex" Nord '01 was an alternate for the team. Cussen majored in geology and environment and technology studies, Sparling-Beckley in studio art and biology, Roth in neuroscience and Nord in biology at Carleton.

  • Eleanor Zelliot, the Laird Bell Professor Emerita of History, published three articles appeared in encyclopedias this year. "Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar" appeared in the sixty volume Oxford Dictionary of National Biography; "Untouchability" in the New Dictionary of the History of Ideas; and "Untouchables (Dalits)" in the Encyclopedia of the Developing World. Zelliot also published the chapter "Caste in Contemporary India" in Contemporary Hinduism. A book she edited with Rohini Mokashi-Punekar, Untouchable Saints: An Indian Phenomenon, will be published in late 2005.

  • David Musicant, assistant professor of computer science, published a chapter titled "Support Vector Machines Illuminated" in the edited Encyclopedia of Data Warehousing and Mining.

  • Joel Weisberg, the Herman and Gertrude Mosier Stark Professor of Physics and Astronomy and the Natural Sciences, co-authored a paper with colleagues from Berkeley and Australia titled "Discovery of pulsed OH emission stimulated by a pulsar" and published in Science Magazine. Kyle Willett '05 and Kassandra "Kassie" Wells '06 assisted with the observations and analyses leading to this paper while they were doing research in Australia last December. The paper prompted a companion commentary article in Science magazine, and reports in New Scientist magazine, the SydneyMorning Herald, the Australian Broadcasting Company's Web site and an interview on a science program for German Public Radio. Willett was and Wells is a physics major at Carleton.

  • Arjendu Pattanayak, assistant professor of physics, co-authored a paper titled "Coarse-grained entropy decrease and phase-space focusing in Hamiltonian dynamics" with Carleton graduates and undergraduates Anton de la Fuente '03, Edward Holby '04, Daniel Krawisz '04, Jorge Silva '04, Daniel Brooks '05 and Lawrence Uricchio '05, that appeared in the July issue of The Physical Review.

    Pattanayak spent three weeks on an invited visit to the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems (MPIPKS) in Dresden, Germany where he gave a talk titled "A redefined Planck's constant? Parameter scaling in the decoherent quantum-classical transition" at MPIPKS and the Technical University Dresden.

    Pattanayak also co-organized, with George Haller of MIT, a two-part mini-symposium on "Diffusive Mixing in Fluid Flows" at the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Dynamical Systems meeting and he gave a talk on on "Persistent states in statistical mechanics" at the event.