- February 17, 2015
Deborah Gross, Professor of Chemistry, has received funding from the U.S. Department of Energy Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program through a subaward from the MSP Corporation. The project, led by Dr. Amir Naqwi at MSP, brings together a team of leading aerosol experts to develop a cutting-edge technology for investigating the chemistry of airborne particles, which is critical for the understanding of climate change. The resulting instrument will also be an advanced tool for monitoring and controlling air pollution.
- January 29, 2015
Liz Raleigh, Assistant Professor of Sociology, has been selected for a 2015 Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty, a grant funded by the Mellon Foundation and administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The fellowship provides Professor Raleigh with sabbatical support during 2015-2016 and a stipend for research, travel, or publication expenses. With the fellowship, Professor Raleigh will complete work on her book, Chosen Children: Race and the Adoption Marketplace, which argues that private transracial adoption serves as a lens into changing racial boundaries and conceptions of kinship in the modern United States.
- January 28, 2015
Laurel Bradley, Senior Lecturer in Art and Art History and Director and Curator in the Perlman Teaching Museum, has been selected for a Fulbright award to Ireland. Her teaching and research appointment during academic year 2015-2016 will enable her to contribute to the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) curatorial and collections programs and develop lectures and courses related to contemporary art.
- January 12, 2015
Adrienne Falcón, Lecturer in Sociology and Director of Academic Civic Engagement, has been selected for a Fulbright U.S. Scholar award during four months of academic year 2015-2016. This appointment enables Lecturer Falcón to participate in and research the construction of academic community and civic engagement in Ecuador while teaching and doing research at the Universidad de Cuenca. In particular, Falcón will study the implementation of a new law mandating community involvement for all institutions of higher education in Ecuador - a subject which Falcón will introduce to the wider scholarly conversation about civic engagement.
- January 7, 2015
Linda Rossi, Professor of Art, has received a $10,000 Minnesota State Arts Board 2015 Artist Initiative Grant to create a complex sculptural and photographic installation at the historic Valley Grove Chapel in Nerstrand which will illuminate the natural and cultural history of Rice County, MN. The installation will be open to the public in September 2015.
- November 5, 2014
Scott Carpenter, Professor of French, has received a $6,000 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant to complete a novel dealing with a young man’s struggle to connect with his estranged brother. Set in Minnesota, the story draws on various aspects of Midwestern history. As part of the project, there will be a reading from the manuscript, and a panel discussion featuring two other Minnesota writers, about blending history and fiction.
- November 1, 2014
Dana Strand, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of French and the Humanities, has received funding from the The Tournées Festival program of FACE (French American Cultural Exchange) to show six French films in April 2015 as a part of a larger international film festival at Carleton during winter and spring terms 2015. The screenings in Carleton’s Weitz Center cinema will be open to the larger community; and will be woven into language, literature, and cinema and media studies courses.
- October 15, 2014
Gary Wagenbach, Winifred and Atherton Bean Professor of Biology, Science, Technology, and Society, Emeritus, has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Mary Alphonse Bradley Fund. The support will be used to transport six teachers from the Lumbini Academy in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) to the US to receive content training and tutoring in best practices and pedagogy for K-12 science teaching.
- August 21, 2014
Mark Kanazawa, Professor of Economics, has received U.S. Department of Education National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) funding through a subaward from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Working with PI Mae Davenport, Professor Kanazawa and student researchers will compile and synthesize economic-recreational tourism data, and develop recreation site fact sheets to be available on the University of Minnesota Tourism Center’s website.
- August 20, 2014
Carleton has received a $349,897 grant from the National Science Foundation for a cyberinfrastructure project that will upgrade the campus network with ten-gigabit connectivity for improved bandwidth, performance, and security, especially for the transfers of large datasets often now required for cutting-edge computational science. The project will be overseen by a team that includes Janet Scannell, Chief Technology Officer; Chris Dlugosz, Network Architect; Les LaCroix, Strategic Technologist; and Deborah Gross, Professor of Chemistry.
- August 19, 2014
Paul Hager, Instructor in Cinema and Media Studies, has been awarded a $4,865 Established Artist Grant from the SEMAC (southeastern minnesota arts council) to write “Cannon Shoals: A Ten-Episode Screenplay.” The capstone of the project will be a staged reading of the screenplay at the Northfield Arts Guild in October 2015.
Gretchen 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.