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  • September 27, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Externship Offerings Expanded as Part of Careers Push

    Teaching preschool at Bright Horizons Family Solutions in Minneapolis, reading manuscripts at Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents in New York City, or working at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Silver Spring, Maryland will be a part of some students’ winter breaks as a result of the Career Center’s expanded externship offerings.

  • September 12, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Carleton presents Weekly International Film Forum

    Area film aficionados mark your calendars: Carleton College is pleased to host a weekly International Film Forum, with screenings held Monday evenings at 7 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. Featuring films from all around the world, the series premieres September 22 and screenings are free and open to the public.

  • August 19, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Gretchen Hofmeister and Chemistry Department Awarded NSF MRI Grant

    Gretchen HofmeisterGretchen Hofmeister, Professor of Chemistry, along with coPIs Dave Alberg, Professor of Chemistry, and Matt Whited, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, have been awarded a National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation grant for the acquisition of a new 400 MHz NMR spectrometer to support research and undergraduate research training. The improved capabilities and experimental efficiencies of the new spectrometer compared with Carleton’s current instrument will extend access to a broader range of students at Carleton, St. Olaf, and the local high school, providing new opportunities for undergraduate researchers to perform more sophisticated experiments.

  • August 18, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Off-Campus Study Participation hits 78%

  • Bing Shui '16
    July 29, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Rising Junior Bing Shui '16 Awarded Harvard Stem Cell Institute Internship

    Bing Shui '16 (China), a rising junior majoring in biology, is one of forty undergraduate students accepted into the 2014 Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) Internship Program, which provides participants with a challenging summer research experience in a cutting-edge stem cell science laboratory.

    Since early June, Shui has been working in the Boston Children’s Hospital laboratory of HSCI Affiliated Faculty member Xi He, PhD, known for his research on cell-to-cell communication. Shui’s project this summer is to study how a newly discovered protein controls how genes function in intestinal stem cells and colorectal cancer cells.

  • July 25, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Knights Receive CSCAA Team Scholar All America Awards

    For the 21st year in a row, Carleton College’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams have received Scholar All-America Team honors from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). The men’s team posted a cumulative 3.19 GPA for the spring 2014 term, while the women’s team recorded a cumulative 3.32 GPA.

  • July 17, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    A Change of Pace

    Carleton faculty members benefit in many ways from the opportunity to take a break from on-campus responsibilities and focus instead on research, writing, and curriculum development. But equally important is how this long-standing academic tradition serves Carleton students when the professors return to their classrooms.

  • June 11, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    The End of Freshman Year

    The last post of my freshman year. 

  • June 4, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Lauren Linde '14 and Amelia Piazza '14: Field Work


    Lauren Linde '14 (Atlanta, GA) and Amelia Piazza '14 (Arlington, MA) surveyed the Hamar tribe in southwest Ethiopia last summer as part of a six-week internship with Global Team for Local Initiatives (GLTI), a small nongovernmental organization. Their trip was the first of three student trips to Ethiopia as part of a program funded by Carleton’s Initiative for Service Internships in International Development, which supports student internship experiences.

  • Kelly Connole
    May 30, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Kelly Connole Named Winner of Prestigious McKnight Foundation Fellowship

    The Northern Clay Center has announced the recipients of this year’s 2014 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Ceramic Artists, funded by the McKnight Foundation. Of the two fellows named to this prestigious honor is Kelly Connole, Carleton College Associate Professor of Art. The award, which includes $25,000 in unrestricted funds, is designed to strengthen and enhance Minnesota’s artistic community, as well as significantly advance the work of Minnesota ceramic artists whose work is of exceptional artistic merit, who have already proven their abilities, and are at a career stage that is beyond emerging.

  • May 29, 2014 at 11:43 am

    2015-16 Carleton OCS Programs Announced

    Carleton's Off-Campus Studies Office will offer 18 faculty-led programs during the 2015-16 academic year. Check out the program titles, terms and faculty directors here. More details in July 2014.

  • May 28, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    David Stillerman named to Academic All-America Baseball Team

    Carleton College senior infielder David Stillerman was recognized for excellence in the classroom and on the diamond as he was a second-team selection to the Capital One Academic All-America Division III Baseball team, as voted by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).