- February 20, 2006 at 1:49 pm
Cathy Yandell, the W.I. and Hulda F. Daniell Professor of French Literature, Language, and Culture, participated in a roundtable discussion on collegiality at the Modern Language Association meeting in Washington, D.C. The edited transcript will be published in the MLA's Profession 2006. She also recently lectured at Rice University on the significance of the fragmented human body in French Renaissance culture.
- February 20, 2006 at 1:44 pm
Nancy Wilkie, the William H. Laird Professor of Classics, Anthropology, and the Liberal Arts and director of archaeology, recently published a chapter titled "Text-aided Archaeology" in Archaeology, the Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which was developed under the auspices the UNESCO, EOLSS Publishers, Oxford, UK.
- February 20, 2006 at 12:41 pm
Semaphore Repertory Dance Company, directed by dance professor Mary Easter and adjunct instructor of dance Jane Shockley, was selected for inclusion in the American College Dance Festival Association's National Festival concerts at the Kennedy Center in May.
Carleton's winning entry, "Quartet," was choreographed by Mathew Janczewski, a visiting instructor in dance and the artistic director of Arena Dances in Minneapolis. It was danced by seniors Philip Chan (Berkeley, Calif.), Dario de la Cruz (Colorado Springs), Laura Grant (Chapel Hill, N.C.) and Betsy Sylvester (Fargo, N.D.).
A biennial event, the National College Dance Festival showcases works selected from each regional conference for presentation at the Kennedy Center's Terrrace Theater. The 12th National College Dance Festival will be held May 16-18, 2006.
- February 15, 2006 at 3:57 pm
Charles Priore, research and instruction librarian and liaison for sciences, has published six articles entitled "On Safari With An Academic" for Blue Book Publications Inc (Mpls.). These stories, which chronicle his 15 days in South Africa, can be read at http://store.bluebookinc.com/NRA/NRAArticle.aspx?id=2.
- February 15, 2006 at 3:54 pm
Five Carleton faculty members were awarded tenure this month by the Board of Trustees: Stacy N. Beckwith, Department of Classical Languages; Cameron Davidson, Department of Geology; Gretchen Elizabeth Hofmeister, Department of Chemistry; David R. Musicant, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science; and Seungjoo Yoon, Department of History.
- February 13, 2006 at 2:58 pm
Kathleen Galotti, professor of psychology and cognitive studies at Carleton College, recently served on the psychology panel for the 2006 National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships program. The National Science Foundation will make approximately 900 awards this year to support graduate students in all areas of science and mathematics.
- February 13, 2006 at 2:55 pm
George Soule, professor of English emeritus at Carleton College, lectured in early February at the Wordsworth Winter School at Grasmere, Cumbria, Great Britain. The title of his talk was "The Odes of Thomas Gray and William Collins."
- February 10, 2006 at 1:53 pm
Roger Jackson, the Stephen R. Lewis, Jr. Professor of Religion and the Liberal Arts, recently published a review of Bernard Faure's Double Exposure: Cutting across Buddhist and Western Discourses in The Journal of Religion (85:3, 2005). The collaborative translation project he is editing, The Crystal Mirror of Philosophical Systems: A Tibetan Study of Asian Religious Thought, has been accepted for publication in the Library of Tibetan Classics series brought out by Wisdom Publications, Boston. Jackson also has been elected co-chair of a new American Academy of Religion group on Buddhist critical-constructive reflection, and to the steering committee of a new AAR group on Buddhist thought.
- January 30, 2006 at 10:58 am
Roger Lasley, registrar, has released "Adobe," a compact disc featuring 17 original acoustic guitar tunes. Roger's music has been featured on radio programs around the world. If you'd like to learn more about Roger's music, go online to read a review of his first three CDs or listen to free samples. Lasley's CDs are available from the Carleton Bookstore and River City Books.
- January 30, 2006 at 10:52 am
Heather Rissler, National Science Foundation Fellow, Lauren Wagner '05, Emily Johnson '06 and Jessica Postlethwaite '06, attended the 15th Western Photosynthesis Conference. Johnson and Postlethwaite presented their reseach in a poster session, titled "Strucutral reclassification of antennae proteins sheds light on the evolutionary history of photosynthesis and photoprotection. Wagner presented her research as a poster session titled "At the crossroads of plastid evolution: tetrapyrroles and intracellular signaling." The Carleton students are all biology majors.
- 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.