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  • Steven Schier
    May 24, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Schier Co-Edits 'The American Elections of 2012'

    Steven Schier, Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, has published a new book, The American Elections of 2012, out this month from Routledge publishers. The book assembles leading political scientists and political journalists to explain the 2012 election results and their implications for America’s future. In addition to assessing election results, the book examines the consequences of the large ambitions of the Obama presidency and the political and policy risks entailed in the pursuit of those ambitions. Schier coedited the book with Janet Box-Steffensmeier of Ohio State University, as well as co-authoring a chapter in the book on the 2012 general election campaign.

  • May 22, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Carleton Vocalists Celebrate Popular American Music

    Carleton College will celebrate some of the best in popular American music in a special choral concert on Friday, May 24 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall. “It’s Showtime, Folks!” will feature the vocal talents of the Carleton Singers (performing American jazz standards) and the Carleton Choir (performing semi-staged choruses from classic Broadway musicals). This event is free and open to the public. 

  • Walker on the Green: Artist-Designed Mini Golf
    May 17, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Carleton Art Professors’ Work Featured in 25th Anniversary Celebration of Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

    In a new installation celebrating 25 years of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, the work of Carleton College art professors David Lefkowitz and Stephen Mohring is featured in “Walker on the Green: Artist-Designed Mini Golf.” The Walker Art Center invites the public to play two eight-hole courses, featuring individual holes created by various architects, artists, engineers, machinists, and mini-golf aficionados. The new interactive installation features everything from garden gnomes masquerading as foosball players to a scale model of a French chateau, along with mazes, gopher holes, and contours mapped from the course of the legendary Augusta National Golf Club. The result is a delight for both serious golf purists and lovers of outdoor kitsch.

  • Sara Hooker '13
    May 14, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Carleton College Student Earns Davis Projects for Peace Grant

    Carleton College student Sara Hooker '13 (Belfast, Ireland) has earned a Davis Projects for Peace grant worth $10,000. Hooker, a double  major in economics and international relations, along with a concentration in political economy, will utilize the grant to work with a group of low-income urban farmers in São Paulo, Brazil. The project goal is to raise the income of the farmers and their families, as well as strengthening ties in the community itself. 

  • May 13, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Muira McCammon '13 Wins Fulbright Fellowship for Turkey

    Muira will use her Fulbright Scholarship to teach English in Turkey through their English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) scholarship.

  • May 3, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Computer Science, Math Whizes Wood-Doughty, Jones Rate Goldwater Scholarships

    Carleton College juniors Zach Wood-Doughty ‘14 (Madison, Wisc.) and Nick Jones ’14 (Evanston, Ill.) have earned the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. John Cho ’14 (Los Angeles) earned an honorable mention. Both of Carleton’s winners are computer science and math double majors. Only 14 of the 271 students who were awarded Goldwater Scholarships were computer science majors, marking a major accomplishment for those Carleton departments and the two students. The Goldwater Scholarship tries to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields.

  • May 3, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Quartet of Carls Earn Fulbright Fellowships

    Four Carleton College seniors have been awarded the highly competitive Fulbright Fellowship to pursue graduate work abroad. The recipients include: Milan Cvitkovic ’13 (Seattle), Shantrice King ’13 (Bronx, NY), Molly Rapaport ‘13 (Ridgewood, NJ) and Sophia Daudon ’13 (Seattle). The Fulbright United States Student Program is the largest United States exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. The program currently awards approximately 1,800 grants annually in all fields of study, and operates in more than 155 countries worldwide.

  • David Williams '14
    May 3, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Williams '14 Claims Beinecke Scholarship

    David Williams ’14 (Chicago), a philosophy major, has won the esteemed Beinecke Scholarship. Each Beinecke scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school. There are no geographic restrictions on the use of the scholarship, and recipients are allowed to supplement the award with other scholarships, assistantships and research grants.

  • Donald S. Lopez
    May 1, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Carleton Announces its 2013 Lindesmith Lecture, “A Buddhist Imagines Islam: Gendün Chöphel in India”

    Carleton College will present its 2013 Lindesmith Lecture on Thursday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Boliou Hall Room 104. Entitled “A Buddhist Imagines Islam: Gendün Chöphel in India,” the lecture will be given by Donald S. Lopez Jr., Arthur E. Link Distinguished University Professor of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies and the Department Chair at the University of Michigan. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Courtney Dufford '14
    April 24, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Dufford '14 Awarded Udall Scholarship

    Carleton student Courtney Dufford ‘14 (Stockton, Ill.) has been selected as one of 50 Udall Scholarship winners. Dufford, a political science and environmental studies major, was selected by a 14-member independent review committee who picked this year's group of Udall Scholars on the basis of commitment to careers in the environment, Native American health care, or tribal public policy; leadership potential; academic achievement; and record of public service.

  • Timothy Raylor, Professor of English.
    April 23, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Academic Judgement Day: Professors Debate for Survival of Their Disciplines

    Students and professors gathered in Boliou 104 to decide last Wednesday. Five professors from five different disciplines argued for why their discipline should wind up supreme after the apocalypse.

  • Harry McKinley Williams, the Laird Bell Professor of History
    April 17, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Public Invited to “10 x 16: Snapshots of a Fulbrighter’s Sojourn in the People’s Republic of China”

    Harry McKinley Williams, the Laird Bell Professor of History at Carleton College, will deliver a multimedia retrospective chronicling his recent ten-month Fulbright Lectureship in China on Tuesday, Apr. 23. Williams’ presentation, entitled “10x6: Snapshots of a Fulbrighter’s Sojourn in the People’s Republic of China,” will feature ten selected samples of the tens of thousands of photographs he took during his time in China. This special evening begins with a Chinese green tea and cookies reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by Williams’ presentation at 7 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. This event is free and open to the public.