• Cathy Yandell, the W.I. and Hulda F. Daniell Professor of French Literature, Language, and Culture, recently gave a lecture, titled "La poétique du lieu: Espace et pédagogie dans les Solitaires de Tyard" at the reopening of Renaissance writer Pontus de Tyard's restored castle in Bissy-sur-Fley, France. The international conference and festival were held in honor of the 400th anniversary of the humanist's death. Yandell also gave a presentation, "The Paradoxes of Academic Rigor and Experiential Learning," at the School For International Training world directors conference.

  • Nelson Christensen, associate professor of physics, has co-authored and published an article with Adam Libson '04 and David Steussy '04, among others, titled "Upper limits on gravitational wave bursts in LIGO's second science run" in Physical Review D, Vol. 72, p. 062001 (2005). Libson and Steussy majored in physics at Carleton.

  • Mija Van Der Wege, assistant professor of psychology, will be appearing in six episodes of an upcoming PBS series, titled "Mental Engineering." The show features round table discussions in which comedians and academics dissect television commercials. Check your local PBS listings for show dates and times.
  • Michael Kowalewski, professor of English, published a review of a book, titled "Practical Ecocriticism: Literatuer, Biology and the Environment", in the October issue of Environment magazine.

  • Naran Bilik, the Jane and Raphael Bernstein Professor of Asian Studies and Anthropology, published a section, titled "Language, ethnicity and internal frontiers: schooling civil society among China's minorities," in the book "Manufacturing Citizenship: Education and nationalism in Europe, South Asia and China."
  • Barbara Gislason '74 elected to ABF Fellows

    September 20, 2005 at 9:35 am

    Barbara Gislason '74 has been elected a Fellow of the American Bar Association Foundation. Established in 1955, The Fellows is an honorary organization of attorneys, judges and law professors whose professional, public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession. They encourage and support the research program of the American Bar Foundation. Gislason majored in psychology at Carleton.

  • Roy Elveton (philosophy) presents paper

    September 18, 2005 at 1:39 pm

    Roy Elveton, the Maxine H. and Winston R. Wallin Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Studies, presented a paper, titled "Nietzsche, Time and the Lifeworld," at the 15th International Conference of the Friedrich Nietzsche Society of Great Britain and Ireland. The theme of the conference was "Nietzsche on Time and History." The conference was held at Peterhouse College, Cambridge.

  • Ensign Cara Jones '03 is a member of the U.S. Navy's women's basketball team and played in the 2005 U.S. Women's Armed Forces Championship against team Air Force on September 10. Jones majored in economics at Carleton.

  • Qiguang Zhao, the Burton and Lily Professor of Chinese, recently published a collection of his poems and articles, titled "Many Roads, Heart’s Journey," in China. Zhao also gave a speech, titled “The Fluttering of the Dragon Flag: On the Rise of the Chinese Language,” at the First World Chinese Conference. A number of major Chinese media outlets reported on the speech. Zhao also was the only professor on a conference panel composed of international statesmen that included a Thai princess, the Singaporean Minister of State for Education, the head of the Russian Federal Educational Agency and the speaker of the house of the Ethiopian Federation.

  • San Miguel Church. Used by permission.

    Sandra Leng Kashyap '71 painting on JSH cover

    September 8, 2005 at 8:26 am

    The painting titled “San Miguel Church” by Santa Fe artist Sandra Leng Kashyap '71 has been selected for the September cover of medical journal Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing. The journal goes to 17,000 physicians and registered nurses. The subject of the painting is the oldest church in New Mexico. Leng Kashyap's artwork is featured on her Web site, SandraLengKashyap.com. She majored in philosophy at Carleton.

  • Book Cover of "Villa Victoria: The Transformation of Social Capital in a Boston Barrio" by Mario Luis Small '96

    Mario Luis Small '96 wins two book awards

    September 8, 2005 at 7:52 am

    In 2004, Mario Luis Small '96 published a book, titled "Villa Victoria: The Transformation of Social Capital in a Boston Barrio," through the University of Chicago Press. A sociological study of how the social networks and community participation of a group of Puerto Rican residents in Boston are affected by neighborhood poverty, the book has won the prestigious C. Wright Mills Award from the Society of the Study of Social Problems and the Robert E. Park Award from the Community and Urban Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association. Small is an assistant professor of sociology at Princeton University and majored in sociology/anthropology at Carleton.

  • The Carleton physics department was responsible for four papers appearing in the latest issue of Classical and Quantum Gravity, volume 22. Nelson Christensen, associate professor of physics, and physics major Mark Knight '06 co-authored two papers titled "A first comparison between LIGO and Virgo inspiral search pipelines" and "A first comparison of search methods for gravitational wave bursts using LIGO and Virgo simulated data." Christensen was a co-author for the paper titled "A time-domain MCMC search and upper limit technique for gravitational waves of uncertain frequency from a targeted neutron star" and was the sole author of "Veto studies for LIGO inspiral triggers."