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  • The Digital Humanities Associates 2012-2013
    January 4, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    New Digital Humanities Associates

    The Humanities Center is pleased to announce the selection of the interdisciplinary Digital Humanities Associates: Kaylin Land (possible Russian and History double major, '15), Sam Watson (will declare Computer Science major with Cognitive Science and Neuroscience concentrations) and Hannah Telegen (History major, '14).

  • January 2, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Introducing Bridge²

    Introducing Bridge², a new and simple way to search across the library catalog and nearly a billion articles, videos, reference books and other documents. You can search for articles and books at the same time, across all subjects. You can find Bridge² on the library home page.
  • Time Map on "The Last Pictures"
    December 19, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Carleton Astronomer Designs Time Map To Be Sent Into Perpetual Orbit

    A Carleton College professor’s project has been launched into an orbit that may last for billions of years. Joel Weisberg, the Herman and Gertrude Mosier Stark Professor of Physics and Astronomy and the Natural Sciences, created a time map that is attached to EchoStar XVI, which launched from a pad in Kazakhstan on Tuesday, Nov. 20 into outer space. The artifact will remain in the Earth’s geosynchronous orbit in virtual perpetuity.

  • Fulbright
    December 12, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Carleton Named Top Producer for U.S. Fulbright Program

    The Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program, recently announced the complete list of colleges and universities that produced the most U.S. Fulbright Students for the current school year, and Carleton College was included on that list with six award-winners for 2012-13. Carleton’s Fulbright Fellowship winners for 2012-13 were: Kathryn Deeg ‘12, Elizabeth Durham ‘12, Zachary Hyman ‘08, Grace Ogilby ‘12, Jesse Pittman ‘12, and Jacob Reznick ‘12.

  • Weitz Center: Lab Classroom
    October 29, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    21st Century Teaching and Learning

    With research to back them, teachers are embracing new technologies and teaching methods—flipped classrooms, clickers, e-books, MOOCs, Moodle, and more—to improve how students learn. We examine how Carleton is responding to these advances in education.

  • Meera Sehgal, Sarah Titus, Devrashree Gupta, Pavel Kapinos, and Palmar Álvarez-Blanco
    October 26, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Teaching Manifestoes

    The five faculty members who earned tenure in 2012 tell us what makes their teaching tick.

  • Newsweek's "2012's Best Colleges for You"
    August 6, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Carleton Ranks High in Newsweek's "2012's Best Colleges for You"

    Today Newsweek magazine released its list of "2012's Best Colleges for You" and Carleton College is featured twice -- ranking as one of the top five "happiest" campuses in the nation, as well as one of the most "rigorous" colleges academically. The rankings reflect the Carleton's passion for working hard, while appreciating the importance of having fun and enjoying life both in and out of the classroom.

  • Fulbright
    July 10, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Carleton Has Six Fulbright Fellowship Winners

    Six Carleton students, including five members of the class of 2012, have been awarded highly competitive Fulbright Fellowships to pursue graduate work abroad. The recipients include: Katie Deeg ’12 (Zionsville, Ind.), Elizabeth Durham ’12 (Ottawa Hills, Ohio), Zach Hyman ’08 (East Hampton, N.Y.), Grace Ogilby ’12 (Belmont, Mass.), Jesse Pittman ‘12 (Annapolis, Md.), and Jake Reznick ‘12 (New York). Fulbright Fellowship award winners are selected on the basis of personal qualifications, academic record, and the value of the proposed project or study.

  • Joseph W. Chihade, assistant professor of chemistry
    May 24, 2012 at 7:35 am

    Carleton Selected to Participate in $50 Million Science Education Initiative

    Carleton College is one of 47 small colleges and universities nationwide to earn a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) grant that will enable the schools to work together to create more engaging science classes, bring real-world research experiences to students, and increase the diversity of students who study science. The four-year, $1 million grant will support the project Towards an Integrative STEM Education: Strengthening Transfer and Application of Learning.

  • October 24, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Deborah Gross, Debby Walser-Kuntz, and Student Collaborators Present at American Association for Aerosol Research National Meeting

    Deborah Gross (Associate Professor of Chemistry) and Debby Walser-Kuntz (Professor of Biology) co-authored a talk presented at the American Association for Aerosol Research National Meeting, entitled "Particulate Matter and Asthma Triggers in Homes: A Combined Civic Engagement and Research Project for Undergraduate Students." The talk focused on a joint ACE project in CHEM 100 (Fall 2010) and BIO 310 (Winter 2011) that is ongoing. Gross also presented a talk entitled "Characterization of Particle Emissions from Great Lakes Shipping and Other Sources" with undergraduate co-authors Alison Smyth ('12) and Samantha Thompson ('11), as well as collaborators from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and St. Louis University.
  • Kathryn Steed and Caitlin Staab '12
    October 7, 2011 at 11:02 am

    When in Rome

    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.

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