Recent Grants

  • Deborah Gross, Deborah GrossProfessor of Chemistry, and Tsegaye Nega, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, have received a "U.S.-Ethiopian University Linkages Seed Grant" from the American embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Working with colleagues at Addis Ababa University (AAU), Prof. Gross and Prof. Nega will develop an environmental-science course that will be taught simultaneously to both Carleton undergraduates and AAU master's students.

    Professor Tsegaye NegaThis collaborative project "A Student-Centered Educational Collaboration Focusing on Sustainable Environments: Carleton College and Addis Ababa University Linkage" is an innovative effort to foster pedagogical connections between a liberal arts college and a foreign research university. Gross and Nega hope that the pilot project will serve as a basis for equipping a new generation of students (and professionals) to confront the interconnected ecological and social issues underpinning environmental crises, especially in developing countries like Ethiopia. The project will also cultivate future collaborations between Carleton and AAU, with individual classes, with academic departments and programs, or with off-campus study opportunities.

  • Carleton CollegeTournees Festival image will again host the Tournées French Film Festival, bringing six acclaimed contemporary French films to the campus and the Northfield community. The films, in French with English subtitles, will be screened on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema, from September 18 through October 23. Partnering with FACE (French American Cultural Exchange), the Tournées French Film Festival is designed to bring the best of contemporary French cinema to American college and university campuses. For the listing of the films, see Carleton's press release, and for trailers of the featured films visit the Film Festival page.

  • The Susannah Ottaway 2017Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a grant of $800,000 to Carleton for the four-year project Public Works: Providing Authentic Experience with Difference in the Arts and Humanities. 

    As Carleton continues to advance its strategic goals, including preparing students for fulfilling post-graduate lives and careers, the Public Works project will provide faculty with crucial resources and opportunities in the arts and humanities. Engaging in on-campus and off-campus collaborations, and developing digital skills in meaningful public prKelly Connole 2017ojects, students will be receiving valuable training for twenty-first century careers. The project will fully support the College’s objectives of increasing the number of opportunities for student-faculty research and providing students with pathways for utilizing the liberal arts in “life after Carleton.” Directors of the project are Susannah Ottaway, professor of history, and Kelly Connole, associate professor of art. Read more in the Press Release.

  • Great Lakes Dash grant imageCarleton has received a two-year, $168,000 Dash Emergency Grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates, affording the College more resources to provide crucial emergency grants to our students in times of greatest need. Learn more about the grant.

     
  • Anna Rafferty, Anna RaffertyAssistant Professor of Computer Science, was the recipient of a Schloss Dagstuhl – NSF Support Grant to attend and present her research at a seminar in Germany. Financed by National Science Foundation CNS-1257011, her grant covered travel and accommodations for the Machine Learning and Formal Methods seminar held August 27-September 1, 2017.

  • On AuFred Rogersgust 11,

    Fred Rogers, Vice President and Treasurer,

    Paula Lackie, Academic Technologist, and

    Andy Christensen, Assistant Director of Disability Services, 

    were named to the Fulbright Specialist Roster. Paula Lackie

    Host institutions in over 150 countries around the world review the roster for American Specialists who can serve as short-term consultants - ranging from two to six weeks in duration - on curriculum, faculty development, and institutional planning projects.Andy Christensen Rogers, Lackie, and Christensen will remain on the roster until August 2020.

  • Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg,Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg Broom Professor of Social Demography and Anthropology and Director of Africana Studies, has been awarded a STIAS (Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study) Fellowship for her project “Rethinking Immigrant Integration in a Mass-Migration Era: Migrant Families in Comparative Perspective.” As a visiting scholar in residence in Stellenbosch, South Africa, Prof. Feldman-Savelsberg will study transnational family obligations and belonging.

  • Our 2016 base camp in Nunatak Fjord near Yakutat, Alaska.

    Cam Davidson, Professor of Geology, has been awarded a National Science Foundation Tectonics grant (#1727991) for a collaborative four-year project onCam Davidson Alaskan geology with John Garver at Union College. Their project “Collaborative Research: RUI: Translation and Accretion of the Yakutat Microplate and Prince William Terrane, Alaska” will further their study of the geology of southern Alaska, and involves training of ~25 undergraduate students.

  • Clint Cowan, Clint CowanProfessor and Chair of Geology, has been named the Visiting Faculty Director of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest’s “Sciences, Global Health and Interdisciplinary Studies” off-campus study program at Amsterdam's Vrije Universiteit in fall 2018. Drawing on Prof. Cowan’s extensive experience with OCS programs (and five years at Koninklijke Shell Exploratie en Produktie Laboratorium in the Hague), his responsibilities will include teaching an interdisciplinary honors course and advising students’ independent research projects.

  • An interdisciplinary team of faculty led by Melissa Eblen‐Zayas, Melissa Eblen-ZayasDirector of Learning & Teaching Center and Associate Professor of Physics, has received a grant from the Associated Colleges of the Midwest's "Hybrid and Online Curricular Resources" program to develop a set of online "Qbit" modules designed to strengthen students’ quantitative skills. Building on the use in summer 2016 of Qbits in the Carleton Undergraduate Bridge Experience (CUBE) program, the team will in summer 2017 develop Qbits that review quantitative topics and demonstrate the topics’ applications in different disciplinary contexts. The first Qbits will cover quantitative topics of high relevance to multiple disciplines, beginning with logarithms, exponents, and basic probability. In the 2017-2018 academic year, Carleton will test the Qbits in various contexts - primarily courses in physics, chemistry, and economics - and in other settings such as academic support programs; evaluate the modules' impact on student learning; and make them available to ACM colleagues for further testing and use.

  • Susannah Ottaway

    The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a grant of $800,000 to Carleton for the four-year project Public Works: Providing Authentic Experience with Difference in the Arts and Humanities.

    As the College continues to advance its strategic goals, including preparing students for fulfilling post-graduate lives and careers, the Public Works project will provide faculty with crucial resources and opportunities in the arts and humanities. Engaging in on-campus and off-campus collaborations, and developing digital skills in meaningful public projects, students will be receiving valuable training for twenty-first century careers. The project will fully support the College’s objectives of increasing the number of opportunities for student-faculty research and providing students with pathways for utilizing the liberal arts in “life after Carleton.” Directors of the project are Susannah Ottaway, Professor of History, and Kelly Connole, Associate Professor of Art.

  • Andrea Mazzariello, Andrea MazzarielloVisiting Assistant Professor of Music, has won a prestigious McKnight Fellowship for Composers from the American Composers Forum. This one-year award will allow Prof. Mazzariello to compose new concert music for performance by leading contemporary music ensembles; to write new work for himself to play in a unique setup that involves keyboard, drums, voice, and electronics; and to compose new music with youth in and around Northfield. One of the oldest and largest of its kind in the country, the McKnight Foundation’s arts program has supported individual working artists in Minnesota since 1981, providing annual, unrestricted cash awards to outstanding mid-career Minnesota artists in 10 different creative disciplines.