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Campaign Updates

  • NEA supports concert performances

    September 2, 2009

    In September 2009, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) awarded $10,000 to the Carleton Department of Music, chaired by Hector Valdiva, to support concert performances by the Takács Quartet in January 2010 and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra in April 2010. Read more on recent grants.

  • Continued LIGO support to Christensen

    July 26, 2009

    Nelson Christensen (Physics) received a National Science Foundation (NSF) award of $186,504 for a three-year project that continues his work with LIGO (Laser Interferometric Gravitational-Wave Observatory). With this grant, Nelson and international collaborators will analyze data collected by LIGO, which they hope will detect gravitational radiation signals. Events seen by LIGO produce a wealth of astrophysical information, requiring advanced techniques in data analysis, parameter estimation, and statistics that provide scientists with confidence in the quality of the data and the performance of the detectors. Through the grant, two undergraduate student researchers will work with Nelson, and high school students and teachers will also learn about LIGO’s work. Read more on recent grants.

  • McCright receives funds for recording

    July 6, 2009

    In July 2009, Matt McCright, adjunct instructor in piano, received $5,000 from the Aaron Copland Fund to support his recording of Gene Gutche’s piano music for Centaur Records. Read more on recent grants.

  • NEH grant awarded to Laurence Cooper

    June 2, 2009

    Laurence Cooper (Political Science) received a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop a new freshman seminar, “Cosmos or Chaos: Views of the World, Views of the Good Life,” which addresses the question of what it means to live well. Students in the course will consider some key visions of the character of the world and of how to live a good life. Read more on recent grants.

  • Monson receives NEH award

    June 2, 2009

    Jamie Monson (History) received a $145,000 award from the National Endowment for the Humanities Collaborative Research program for a project on the history of work and technology transfer during the construction of the TAZARA railway in Tanzania and Zambia. Read more on recent grants.

  • David Tompkins awarded German-American Fulbright

    April 29, 2009

    The German-American Fulbright Commission awarded David Tompkins (History) a Fulbright award to lecture and research at the Social Science Research Center in Berlin in the fall of 2009. Read more on recent grants.

  • Renate and Jack Schuler

    Schulers issue $2 million matching gift challenge to parents

    April 15, 2009

    Jack Schuler supports his own alma maters, but when it comes to getting the most bang for his educational buck, he says Carleton stands above many of the country’s best-known schools. Schuler and his wife, Renate, have issued a $2 million matching gift challenge to parents of current and past students.

  • Davidson directs Keck Geology Consortium project

    March 27, 2009

    Cameron Davidson (Geology) will serve as the director of a Keck Geology Consortium undergraduate research project. The project, entitled “Exhumation of the Coast Mountains Batholith during the Greenhouse to Icehouse transition in Southeast Alaska,” will also involve two Carleton undergraduate researchers in summer 2009. Read more on recent grants.

  • Fulbright Scholar award to Laurence Cooper

    March 21, 2009

    Laurence Cooper (Political Science) received a Fulbright Scholar award to teach on “Political Philosophy and the Soul” at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic in the academic year 2009-2010. Read more on recent grants.

  • Global Connections Award to Gao Hong Dice

    February 13, 2009

    Gao Hong Dice (Music) was granted a Meet the Composer Global Connections Award of $2,000 to perform her composed music in Delhi, India, and Beijing, China. Read more on recent grants.

  • McCright receives support for performing and recording

    January 19, 2009

    Matt McCright (Music) received funds in support of his CD project “Second Childhood” from the Greenville Symphony Society, and from the American Composers Forum (ACF) with a Subito grant. Additionally Matt was awarded an ACF Encore grant for the performance of Asa Nisa Masa by Drew Baker, and a Gene Gutche Incentive grant from the Schubert Club for recording two piano pieces. Read more on recent grants.

  • Gupta receives international peace studies award

    December 23, 2008

    Devashree Gupta (Political Science) received a visiting fellow award of $20,000 from the University of Notre Dame Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. She will reside at the Hesburgh Center in spring 2010 while researching her project, “How Ethnic Minorities Participate in Deeply Divided Societies.” Read more on recent grants.