- March 2, 2005 at 12:53 pm
Kathleen Ryor, associate professor of art history, gave an invited talk on her research in Ming dynasty painting history at Stanford University.
- March 2, 2005 at 12:49 pm
The ASCAP Foundation Rudolf Nissim Jury recognized five composers for Special Distinction. Among them was Michael "Mike" Wittgraf '85 for his composition titled "A Marriage of Seasons." Wittgraf wil be Carleton's Dayton-Hudson Distinguished Visiting Professor of Music during spring term 2005. Wittgraf majored in mathematics at Carleton.
- March 1, 2005 at 1:39 pm
Allison "Allie" Lichter '95 produces a daily live radio program about music and culture for WNYC, New York Public Radio. Rising singer-songwriter Laura Veirs '97 was a guest on the March 1 Soundcheck broadcast, where she was interviewed and performed two songs live. Nina Frenkel '94 did the cover art for Viers' third album, Carbon Glacier. Frenkel majored in studio art, Lichter in history and Viers in geology at Carleton.
- March 1, 2005 at 11:49 am
On Friday, February 11, exactly two hundred years from the day the poet William Wordsworth and his family received word that his brother John had drowned when his ship went down in the English Channel, George Soule, professor emeritus of English, delivered a lecture to the Wordsworth Winter School in Grasmere, Cumbria, England, on the effect that death had on the epic autobiographical poem the poet was completing. The talk was titled "John's Death and the End of The Prelude."
- February 22, 2005 at 2:41 pm
Lauren Soth, professor emeritus of art history, served as a mentor to younger scholars in career development workshops held at the annual meeting of the College Art Association. Last summer, he was a member of the National Endowment for the Humanities panel to select fellowship winners in art history.
- February 14, 2005 at 12:44 pm
Gregorgy Marfleet, associate professor of political science, and Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, presented a paper, titled "After the Midterm Ordeal: Presidential Reactions to Election Results," at the Southern Political Science Association annual meeting. The paper was nominated for best paper presented at the conference.
- February 14, 2005 at 12:42 pm
Jamie Monson, associate professor of history, published an article in the December/January 2005 issue of the Boston Review titled "Freedom Railway: The unexpected successes of a Cold War development project." Monson also gave a paper at the European Society for Environmental History meeting in titled "Common Citizens or Citizens of the Commons? Conflicts over Resource Use in Tanzania."
- February 14, 2005 at 12:37 pm
Deborah Appleman, professor of educational studies, gave an invited talk at Stanford University's School of Education and gave a series of workshops for Bay Area teachers based on her book on teaching literary theory to high school students.
- February 14, 2005 at 12:33 pm
Mark Kanazawa, professor of economics, had a paper, titled "Immigration, Exclusion, and Taxation: Anti-Chinese Legislation in Gold Rush California," accepted for publication in the Journal of Economic History. Kanazawa alsohas been asked to serve as a commentator on a new book by Terry Anderson and P.J. Hill, titled "The Not So Wild, Wild West: Property Rights on the Frontier," at the 2005 meetings of the Social Science History Association.
- February 14, 2005 at 10:59 am
Julie Neiworth, professor of psychology, was just elected to a three-year term (2005-2008) as councilor for the psychology division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), a national organization promoting undergraduate research.
- February 11, 2005 at 12:12 pm
Shelby Boardman, Dean of the College, is pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees voted at its recent meeting to award tenure to 11 faculty members: Shahzad Bashir, assistant professor of religion; Philip Camill III,assistant professor of biology; José Cerna-Bazán, associate professor of Spanish, Robert P. Dobrow, assistant professor of mathematics; Deborah Susan Gross, assistant professor of chemistry; Bereket Haileab, assistant professor of geology; Gregory G. Hewett, assistant professor of English; Silvia L. López, assistant professor of Spanish; Michael D. McNally, assistant professor of religion;Susannah R. Ottaway, assistant professor of history; and Kimberly K. Smith, assistant professor of political science.
- February 1, 2005 at 12:25 pm
Susan Singer, professor of biology, participated in an invitational conference on Cross-Legume Advances through Genomics jointly sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The conference will result in a white paper to guide future research directions (and funding) in legume science. As a member of the National Academies Board on Science Education, Singer participated in a BOSE meeting. Singer also was quoted a few times in Ann Parson's new book on stem cells titled "The Proteus Effect: Stem Cells and Their Promise for Medicine."