Kudos

  • Mija Van Der Wege, assistant professor of psychology, and co-author Brandon Tearse '04 presented a poster titled "The Effects of Audience Awareness and Interactivity on Referential Communication Tasks" at the Psychonomic Society annual meeting.

  • Doug Foxgrover, academic computing coordinator for the natural sciences and curator of the Carleton weather database, has two pieces of artwork featured in the Northfield Arts Guild (NAG) Members' Show at the NAG gallery in downtown Northfield. The exhibit runs through Dec. 21, 2004.

  • Kathleen Galotti, professor of psychology and cognitive studies, and co-authors Hope Altenbaumer '99, Heather Wilde Geerts '00, Allison Rupp '03 and Julie Woulfe '04 presented a poster at the 2004 Psychonomic Society meeting titled "Real-Life Decisions: Parents Choosing Educational Options." Each of the co-authors spent a year working as a research project manager and supervising the 8-10 undergraduate research assistants who helped gather and analyze data. The research has been funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation and has involved interviews with more than 250 Northfield parents.

  • Julie Klassen, professor of German, has been elected vice president of Women in German. After two years of service, she will become president of the organization. Women in German provides a democratic forum for all people interested in feminist approaches to German literature and culture or in the intersection of gender with other categories of analysis such as sexuality, class, race and ethnicity. The organization is dedicated to eradicating discrimination in the classroom and in the teaching profession at all levels.

  • Rich Noer, the Laurence McKinley Gould Professor Emeritus of the Natural Sciences, is spending a post-retirement semester at Cornell University as visiting professor helping to perfect the superconducting microwave accelerator cavities that will eventually be at the heart of the planned international linear collider.

  • An article by Sarah Deel, adjunct instructor in biology, titled "Finding my teaching voice" from the Carleton publication "Reflections on Learning as Teachers" was disseminated to the more than 20,000 subscribers of the Tomorrow's Professor Mailing List, sponsored by the Stanford University Center for Teaching and Learning.

  • Roger Lasley, registrar, presented a session titled “Dreams and Nightmares in the Course Proposal/Schedule Creation Process” and helped moderate a Datatel User Group session at the annual meeting of the Upper Midwest Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.

  • Joel Weisberg, professor of physics and astronomy, has been appointed distinguished visiting astronomer at the Australia Telescope National Facility and Visiting Professor at the Sydney University School of Physics during his sabbatical year. Kassie Wells '07 and Kyle Willett '05 joined Weisberg for a week of pulsar observing at the Parkes radiotelescope. Weisberg also has presented the following lectures in Australia: "Small-Scale Structure in the Interstellar Medium" at the Fourth Orange Pulsar Meeting; "Discovery of Pulsed OH Maser Emission Stimulated by a Pulsar" at the Sydney University Institute of Astronomy; and "The Lives and Deaths of Stars" at the Astronomical Society of New South Wales.

  • Al Montero, associate professor of political science, was elected chair of the Decentralization and Subnational Public Policy section of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) during their annual conference. Montero alsowas selected as one of the program track chairs charged with the responsibility of organizing panels for the next LASA conference in 2006.

  • Debby Walser-Kuntz, associate professor of biology, was recently appointed as Carleton's Posse Mentor by Shelby Boardman, dean of the college. Walser-Kuntz will serve for academic years 2005-2007. The Posse Foundation Program holds great promise for increasing student diversity and success at Carleton, helping to build a more integrated campus community.

  • Anne E. Patrick, the William H. Laird Professor of Religion and the Liberal Arts, gave a paper titled "Interpreting Multicultural Identities: The Contributions of David Henry Hwang's Golden Child" at the International Society for Religion, Literature, and Culture meeting. The conference theme was "The Challenge of Pluralism—the Power of Interpretation."

  • Alison Kettering, the William R. Keenan, Jr. Professor of Art History, gave a lecture titled "Gerard ter Borch's The Grinder's Family and its Questions" at a symposium opening an exhibition of ter Borch paintings at the National Gallery of Art. Kettering also wrote an essay and many entries for the exhibition catalogue.