NRC Report: Findings From Discipline-Based Education Research Could Improve Undergraduate Science and Engineering Teaching But Are Not Yet Widely UsedMay 21, 2012 at 10:46 am
Discipline-based education research (DBER) has generated insights that could help improve undergraduate education in science and engineering, but these findings have not yet prompted widespread changes in teaching practice, says a new report from the National Research Council. Science and engineering faculty, institutions, disciplinary societies, and professional societies should all support high-quality DBER and the adoption of the evidence-based teaching strategies that have emerged from it, the report says. Susan Singer, the Laurence McKinley Gould Professor of the Natural Sciences at Carleton, chaired this research effort
- May 18, 2012 at 4:43 pm
Two of Carleton's club Ultimate teams, Gods of Plastic (GoP) and Eclipse, are representing Carleton at the 2012 USA Ultimate D3 Collegiate Nationals this weekend in Appleton, Wis. Eclipse is the defending women's champion, while GoP attempts to reclaim the title it won in 2010 before moving to D1 in 2011. We have links to each team's Twitter feed and to live scoring on USA Ultimate's website.
- May 18, 2012 at 9:54 am
Gregory Smith, the Lloyd P. Johnson-Norwest Professor of English and the Liberal Arts, recently won a 2012 Minnesota Book Award for his collection of short stories, The Law of Miracles and Other Stories. We have a video excerpt of Smith reading from one of the stories. His book is available at the Carleton Bookstore, either on campus or via online ordering.
- May 15, 2012 at 8:35 am
The eighth annual Empty Bowls fundraiser attracted Northfield residents and Carleton students, faculty, and alums alike to buy handmade ceramic bowls and a soup lunch. Student photographer Maria Kjellstrand '15 was on hand to capture this fun event.
- May 14, 2012 at 3:02 pm
Though rain poured outside, Sayles was bustling with students watching and participating in music-making and dances from around the world, while eating homemade food from numerous countries.
- May 11, 2012 at 10:04 am
Whether it's been hitching a ride with President Bill Clinton or appearing on "The Colbert Report," Carleton's favorite deceased German poet, Johann Friedrich von Schiller, has maintained the same, stoic gaze. Now, fans of the ABC hit series "Desperate Housewives" will witness that steely look when Schiller makes his appearance on the series finale Sunday night, courtesy of the show's executive producer and Carleton graduate Bob Daily '82.
- May 9, 2012 at 9:32 am
Carleton College has announced the purchase of the building at 200 Division Street, formerly known as the Medical Arts Building, in Northfield. The College has been a major tenant in the building since 2005 when the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) relocated there. The acquisition will allow Carleton to use a portion of the building to expand much-needed space for SERC operations, as well as move some additional administrative functions out of core academic buildings on campus.
- May 2, 2012 at 3:35 pm
The Carleton synchronized swimming team presented a dazzling show in West Gym with guest performances from the Carleton men's swimming team.
- May 2, 2012 at 3:19 pm
Students, professors, and Northfield residents gathered in a peaceful protest against racial profiling, specifically focusing on the recent Trayvon Martin case.
- April 21, 2012 at 2:00 pm
Carleton's ever-popular Ebony II dance performance was staged in West Gym to sold-out crowds in April, and our student photographers were on hand to capture the fun and freedom of the event.
- April 18, 2012 at 9:33 pm
Student videographer Dan McAllister '13 talked to Carleton physics students about their projects and experiences in the physics fair.
- April 18, 2012 at 3:08 pm
The Jewish holiday, Purim, and the Hindu festival of colors, Holi, were celebrated in the Great Hall in a joint event filled with music, skits, dancing, and good food.