- January 20, 2006 at 8:57 am
Lillian (Lily) Waluconis '06, Jean-Young (Jean) Hyun '07 and Wayne Soon '08 have had their papers accepted for presentation at the inaugural East Asian Conference for undergraduate students at Denison University. They will be sharing their ideas with their peers from more than a dozen colleges, including Oberlin, Reed, Berkeley, Chicago, Colby, Columbia, Michigan, Wellesley, Wesleyan, and Whitman. The best papers will be selected for publication. Waluconis is aJapanese (East Asian Studies) major, Hyun is a history major and Soon is undeclared.
- January 18, 2006 at 8:43 am
William "Bill" Ford '63 has been awarded the American Physical Society's 2006 W. K. H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Physics. Ford received the national award in recognition of his research to better understand the innermost workings of matter, especially the nature of radioactive decay. He has spent the better part of 30 years working on collider projects, including electron-positron annihilation experiments, from which findings have been used to help piece together clues about the early evolution of the universe. Ford will share the prize with John Jaros, a physics professor at Stanford University, and Nigel Lockyer, a physics professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Ford majored in physics at Carleton and earned his doctorate from Princeton. He is currently professor of physics at Colorado University, Boulder.
- January 17, 2006 at 10:36 am
Deb Chaulk, director of stewardship, was named a Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) faculty star for her presentation last fall titled "Introduction to Donor Relations: Nuts and Bolts." CASE is the professional group for college development, alumni and communications staff. Faculty stars are given only to those who who earn top scores for their CASE conference presentations.
- January 16, 2006 at 10:51 am
"Ice Glen," a play commissioned by Carleton and written by Joan Ackerman, has received nominations for the 30th annual Carbonell Awards, honoring theatrical excellence. The play's world premiere was given by The Carleton Players in March 2003.
- December 29, 2005 at 9:15 am
William "Bill" Freedman '68 has been named as an Ohio Super Lawyer by Law & Politics Media. Freedman is a partner with Dinsmore & Shohl LLP and majored in history at Carleton.
- December 21, 2005 at 10:06 am
Arnold Donald '76 has been named as president and chief executive officer of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the largest charitable funder of diabetes research in the world. Donald comes to JDRF from Merisant Company, a global consumer food products business, where he has served as chairman and chief executive officer. Among many honors, Mr. Donald has been named “Executive of the Year” by Black Enterprise magazine, and one of Fortune magazine’s "50 Most Powerful Black Executives in America." Donald majored in economics at Carleton and has served on the College's board of trustees since 1995.
- 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".
- December 14, 2005 at 8:13 am
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.
- December 12, 2005 at 11:13 am
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.
- 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.
- November 30, 2005 at 8:51 am
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."
- November 30, 2005 at 8:09 am
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.