- October 7, 2011 at 11:02 am
A faculty-student research team traveled to Rome over the summer without ever leaving campus. Using a 3-D modeling program, Professor Kathryn Steed and classical languages major Caitlin Staab ’12 created a virtual Roman Forum to aid students’ understanding of this historical setting.
- January 25, 2010 at 10:40 am
Cam Davidson and Laura Cleaveland Peterson '01 to Explore Field-Based Science Program at Summer Workshop in Italy
Why would anyone propose starting up an off-campus study program – and a science program, at that – in a tiny village, perched on a ridge in the Apennine Mountains in central Italy?
The answer, according to geology professor Cameron Davidson from Carleton College and environmental studies professor Laura Peterson from Luther College, is that the village in question – Coldigioco – is a center for geological research and is superbly situated for a field-based program in the earth and environmental sciences.
And though it's not part of the "official" answer, Coldigioco happens to be, Peterson said, "one of those places that people just seem to fall in love with."
This summer, with the support of a grant from the ACM Faculty Career Enhancement (FaCE) Project, Davidson and Peterson will take a group of faculty from ACM colleges to Coldigioco for a five-day workshop, "Earth and the Environment in Italy." The deadline to apply for the June workshop is February 10.