• Nancy Wilkie, the William H. Laird Professor of Classics, Anthropology, and the Liberal Arts

    President George W. Bush today announced his intention to reappoint Nancy Clausen Wilkie, the William H. Laird Professor of Classics, Anthropology, and the Liberal Arts and director of archaeology, as a Member of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee for the remainder of a three-year term expiring April 25, 2008.

  • Jim McDonnell (English ) presents at ACIS

    November 2, 2005 at 3:06 pm
    Jim McDonnell, the Class of 1941 Professor of English and the Liberal Arts, presented a paper titled "J.G. Farrell's TROUBLES: Waiting for Godot or Fawlty Towers?" at the midwest meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies.
  • Fred Hagstrom, professor of art, was visiting artist last fall at Wichita State University and the University of Kansas, Lawrence.
  • Clara Hardy, professor of classical languages, will have her article, titled "The Parasite's Daughter: Metatheatrical Costuming in Plautus' Persa," published this fall in Classical World 99.1.
  • Elizabeth Ciner, associate dean of the college, Carol Rutz, director of the writing program, and Jacqulyn Lauer-Glebov, assistant director of institutional research and coordinator of educational assessment presented a panel titled "Faculty and Staff Development as an Integrated Learning Curriculum" at the AAC&U Conference on Integrated Learning.
  • Rob Lamppa, senior project manager, was the conference chair of a conference, titled "Improving Energy Cost Efficiency and Environmental Performance," held in Colorado. In addition to presenting the opening and closing remarks, Lamppa also presented a cast study on Carleton's wind turbine, titled " 'Walking the Talk' - Planning, Construction and Operation of a Commercial-sized Wind Turbine.

  • Nelson Christensen, associate professor of physics, has co-authored and published two papers in Physical Review D, Vol. 72, with Adam Libson '04 and David Steussy '04, among others. One is titled "Search for gravitational waves from galactic and extra-galactic binary neutron stars" (p. 082001) and the second is titled "Search for gravitational waves from primordial black hole binary coalescences in the galactic halo" (p. 082002). Libson and Steussy majored in physics at Carleton.

  • Michael Cohen '02 published an article, titled " 'What Gender Is Lex?' Women, Men, and Power Relations in Colleges of the Nineteenth Century," in the 2005 volume of "Perspectives on the History of Higher Education." The article examines student life at Carleton and St. Olaf Colleges in the 1870s to 1890s, arguing that these schools offered women greater opportunities for social and political equality with men than American society at large. Cohen majored in history and mathematics at Carleton.

  • Carleton's academic quiz team, coached by College Archivist Eric Hilleman, has shown early promise this year. At the Grinnell Undergraduate Tournament, Carleton entered four teams in a 16-team field and swept the trophy positions, taking 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Carleton entered five teams in a 15-team field at the Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament and finished 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th. Hilleman says, "Clearly, at the moment we have no real competition in our local area when playing undergrad-only events. We will have sterner tests at upcoming tournaments competing against teams with some very experienced grad students, and at competitions drawing from teams outside [our region]." In spring 2005, Carleton was runner-up for the undergraduate national championship, which the college team previously won in 1999.

  • Louis Fishman, visiting instructor in history, recently presented a paper in honor of Caesar Farah at a University of Minnesota conference titled "The Arab Lands in the Ottoman Era." He also participated in the Great Lakes Ottoman Workshop.

  • Greg Hewett (English) publishes poems

    October 7, 2005 at 1:59 pm

    Greg Hewitt, associate professor of English, published seven poems in this fall's Parthenon West Review.

  • Linda Rossi, assistant professor of art, installed a permanent collection of her photographs at the Jodaas Science Center of Normandale Community College in Bloomington. The work, which was completed during the spring and summer of 2005, addresses the relationships between art and science. The installation was commissioned through the Minnesota Percent for the Arts program. Rossi's image, titled "North Wing," may be seen on the cover of poet Eamon Greenan's book titled "The Quick of It".