- March 27, 2006 at 11:22 am
Silvia L. Lopez, associate professor of Spanish, presented two papers recently—one at the annual convention of the Modern Language Association in Washington, D.C., and the other at the XXVI International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In San Juan she also ran a workshop on "Innocent Voices," which won this year's LASA Merit Award in film.
- March 17, 2006 at 4:06 pm
Greg Hewett's most recent book of poetry has been published by Coffee House Press. The Eros Conspiracy (2006) has been described by noted poet Carolyn Forché as ". . . an urbane, sophisticated meditation on sexuality, politics, and history, from ancient Greece to our time, with impressive forays into the failed Soviet imperium, Mao's China, and Rimbaud's France."
- March 17, 2006 at 10:49 am
Carleton trustee Sidney Wolff ’62, H ’85 was awarded the 2006 American Astronomical Society Education Prize. Wolff, who works as an astronomer at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory in Tucscon, Ariz., was cited for her "extraordinary commitment to science education throughout her career . . . and "for her efforts in highlighting and advancing astronomy education policy at the local, national and international levels."
- March 15, 2006 at 2:43 pm
Christopher Tassava, assistant director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, recently co-authored two articles on online learning. One discusses the correlation between student satisfaction and faculty participation in online courses and the other examines whether face-to-face events are a necessary aspect of otherwise online courses and programs. The articles were published in, respectively, Online Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation: Case Studies from Higher Education, K-12, and Corporate, edited by David D. Williams and Mary Hricko, and The Handbook of Blended Learning: Global Perspectives, Local Designs, edited by Curtis J. Bonk and Charles R. Graham. Both articles originated from Tassava's work at Capella University, and were co-authored with colleagues there.
- March 15, 2006 at 11:47 am
Helena Kaufman, associate director of Off Campus Studies, has been awarded an exempt staff professional leave for the 2006-07 academic year. She plans to research and explore the European Language Portfolio, which was adopted by the EU to provide a common basis for the "elaboration of language syllabuses, curriculum guidelines, examinations, textbooks, etc. across Europe." During her three-month leave Kaufman will visit educational institutions in Poland, Germany, Belgium, Spain, and Portugal.
- March 15, 2006 at 11:19 am
Assistant professor of English George Shuffleton recently gave a talk to the Yale University English Department's Medieval and Early Modern Colloquium titled "Is There a Minstrel in the House? Domestic Entertainment c. 1500." Shuffleton is spending a month at Yale on a Beinecke Library Fellowship.
- March 15, 2006 at 11:12 am
Mike Kowalewski, professor of English, has published an article on the literature of the California Gold Rush in the three-volume series American History Through Literature 1820-1870 (Charles Scribner Sons, 2006), edited by Janet Gabler-Hover and Robert Sattelmeyer.
- March 15, 2006 at 11:08 am
Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, presented a paper entitled "Aiming a Rifle and Missing Millions: Campaign Polling in Contemporary Politics" at the conference "The Crisis of Polling: The Accuracy, Reporting, and Campaign Uses of Public Opinion Surveys." The conference was held in February 2006 at the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance, which is located at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute.
- March 15, 2006 at 11:03 am
Associate professor of political science Laurence Cooper published a chapter called "Between Eros and Will to Power: Rousseau and 'The Desire to Extend Our Being,' " in the the book Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Critical Assessments of Leading Political Philosophers (Routledge, edited by John T. Scott).
- March 14, 2006 at 11:31 am
Wayne Soon ’08, a native of Singapore, has been writing regularly during the 2005-06 academic year for a Singaporean newspaper called Today. The paper has a circulation of 550,000.
- March 14, 2006 at 10:42 am
Dustin Yager ’06 (Greybull, Wyoming) has had a ceramic piece accepted into the exhibition "Clay Bodies by Student Bodies," to be held at Gustavus Adolphus College in April. The biannual exhibit is open to submissions from Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa graduate and undergraduate students. Yager's piece, "beta vulgaris II," will be among 60 works shown. It was part of his studio arts comps.
- March 8, 2006 at 3:04 pm
The Lens, Carleton's new magazine of politics and culture, recently won second place in the non-weekly newspaper category at the National College Newspaper Convention in Los Angeles. Three Carleton students represented Carleton College at the conference, which was sponsored by the Associated Collegiate Press. The Lens won for its inaugural issue, which feataured the writing of more than 20 Carls and explored the question: Through what ethic lens do we view American politics and culture?