• 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.

  • Kathleen Galotti, professor of psychology and cognitive studies and director of cognitive studies, has authored a chapter titled "Setting goals and making plans: How children and adolescents frame their decisions" in a forthcoming volume titled "The development of judgment and decision making in children and adolescents," edited by Janis Jacobs and Paul Klaczynski and published by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

  • George Soule, professor emeritus of English, published an article titled "`The Prelude' and the French Revolution" in the January 2005 issue of The Charles Lamb Bulletin.

  • Emily Meyer '04 has been named to the American Sociological Association's (ASA) Honors Program, involving exceptional upperclass undergraduate sociology students in a series of special events in conjunction with the annual ASA meetings. This is a relatively new program and the first time that a Carleton student will participate. Meyer is a sociology/anthropology major at Carleton.

  • The Semaphore Repertory Dance Company spent four days in Ames, Iowa at Iowa State University, this year's hosts of the regional American College Dance Festival.

  • Sam Demas, college librarian and senior lecturer, is one of six experts—an architect, four librarians and a humanities professor—who wrote essays for the new Council on Libary and Information Resources report titled "The Library as Place: Rethinking Roles, Rethinking Space." Demas' essay is titled "From the Ashes of Alexandria: What’s Happening in the College Library?".

  • Gloria Jimenez '07 wins merit award.

    March 14, 2005 at 2:10 pm

    Gloria Jimenez '07 was selected as a "Garden Intern" by the North Shore Chicago Botanic Garden Club. Each intern receives a $1,000 merit award to put towards his or her education. Jimenez was one of three interns to win the award this year.

  • Julie Neiworth, professor of psychology, presented research titled "Assessment of Number by Tamarins" with psychology majors Alison Lewis '05 and Maren Sonstegard '05 at the annual Comparative Cognition Society Meeting. Neiworth also gave an invited address titled "The Face in the Mirror: What Primate Reseach Tells Us about Evolution and the Human Mind" at Gustavus Adolphus College.

  • Susan Jaret McKinstry, the Helen F. Lewis Professor of English, has been chosen as a member of the Bingham Selection Committee, a group of five faculty from different institutions and fields who are considered excellent teachers. The committee evaluates teaching and gives teaching awards at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky.

  • Tricia Ferrett, professor of chemistry, was selected as one of 20 2005 Carnegie Scholars by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Ferrett received a joint award with her collaborator, Joanne Stewart, professor of chemistry at Hope College (Mich.), to assess interdisciplinary science learning in first-year and general education seminar courses at Carleton and Hope. These awards aim to create a community of scholars whose work will advance the profession of teaching and deepen student learning. The award includes more than two weeks in residence at the Foundation with other scholars.

  • Susan Singer, professor of biology, gave an invited presentation on teaching science as a liberal art at the Fifth Annual Conversation on the Liberal Arts.