- May 16, 2016 at 2:46 pm
Justin London, Professor of Music and Cognitive Science, chaired a session on "Malleable Meters" at the annual meeting of Music Theory Midwest held at the University of Arkansas. In the session presenters drew upon Professor London's research to examine the ways that the same rhythm can be heard in different ways in the music of Schubert, Cat Stevens, and Progressive Rock.
- May 16, 2016 at 2:45 pm
Christine Lac, Senior Lecturer in French, was elected President of the American Association of Teachers of French-Minnesota during the spring annual business meeting.
- May 16, 2016 at 2:44 pm
Alison Kettering, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Art History Emerita, published an essay "The Rustic Still Life in Dutch Genre Painting: Bijwerck dat Verclaert," in an anthology titled New Perspectives on Early Modern Northern European Genre Imagery, ed. Art Di Furia, Ashgate Press (Spring 2016).
- May 16, 2016 at 2:41 pm
Juliane Shibata, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, was featured as a 2016 Emerging Artist in the May issue of Ceramics Monthly. She also gave two invited talks at Bowling Green State University in conjunction with the opening of 道 (Michi) - Distinctive Paths, Shared Affinity: An Exhibition of Japanese American Ceramic Artists.
- May 2, 2016 at 2:59 pm
Rob Thompson, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, has been accepted as a mentor for the program "Preparation for Industrial Careers in Mathematical Sciences" (PIC Math). As part of this program, Rob will advise a group of Carleton students as they tackle industrial mathematics research problems proposed by business, industrial, and government partners. Past participants in the program have worked on problems for Los Alamos National Lab, Intel Corporation, RAND Corporation, and many others. Students will present problem solutions directly to company liaisons and publicly at the national "Mathfest" conference in Summer 2017. PIC Math is a program administered by the Mathematical Association of America and Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF grant DMS-1345499). Click here for more information.
- May 2, 2016 at 2:58 pm
Jeff Snyder, Assistant Professor of Educational Studies, contributed to a forum on the purpose of public education in Boston Review.
- May 2, 2016 at 2:52 pm
Andrea Nixon, Director of Educational Research, served on the inaugural panel of the Liberal Arts Consortium for Online Learning's (LACOL) Online Colloquium Series. The panel titled "Learning Data: What do we know? What do we want to know?" also featured colleagues from Pomona, Swarthmore, Williams, and Haverford Colleges. Nixon presented a case study centered on Carleton's experimentation with an adaptive quizzing tool designed to help students make greater gains in learning quantitative skills. Based on this initial experimentation and analysis, Carleton will be launching an experimental online bridge program called the Carleton Undergraduate Bridge Experience (CUBE).
- May 2, 2016 at 2:50 pm
Tun Myint, Associate Professor of Political Science, presented a research paper titled "Public Memory (Not History) in Political Transition: Political Economy of Democratic Transition in Myanmar/Burma" at the 2016 Mid-West Political Science Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, April 7 through 10. Click here to see the video version of the paper.
- May 2, 2016 at 2:43 pm
Cherif Keita, William H. Laird Professor of French and the Liberal Arts, recently wrote a tribute to the iconic Malian photographer, Malick Sidibé, who passed away on April 14. This tribute can be found on the website, Africa Is A Country.
- May 2, 2016 at 2:35 pm
Juliane Schicker, Visiting Assistant Professor of German, presented an invited lecture titled "How to listen to Kurt Weill" for the course "Brecht's Music, Films and Afterlife(s)" at the University of Minnesota.
- May 2, 2016 at 2:30 pm
David Liben-Nowell, Associate Professor of Computer Science, and Julia Strand, Assistant Professor of Psychology, published an article in the Journal of Memory and Language, "Making long-distance relationships work: Quantifying lexical competition with Hidden Markov Models." This paper demonstrates a novel method for predicting word recognition accuracy and suggests that fruitful professional collaborations may begin during happy hours.
- May 2, 2016 at 2:28 pm
Cherif Keita, William H. Laird Professor of French and the Liberal Arts, was recently the guest of the Panafrican and African Studies programs of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pittsburgh, presenting his new film project, "Greetings From Djoliba, An American Village in Mali." He also screened his film, Remembering Nokutela.