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Volume 18, Issue 4 (October 3, 2011)

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    • October 4 (Tuesday) Noon-1pm, Gould Library Athenaeum

      Trevor Paglen, astronomer Joel Weisberg, and curator Laurel Bradley will explore the topic of "Seeing is Knowing" from various disciplinary perspectives, veering into personal and political terrain.  Audience participation encouraged! 


    • October 5 (Wednesday) 3:15-4:20pm, Olin 04

      All student workers in the Physics & Astronomy Department are required to attend this MANDATORY training meeting.  If for some reason you can not attend you must check out a video of the meeting from Mary in Olin 331.

    • physics table

      October 6 (Thursday) noon-1pm, LDC Class of '51 Dining Room Plan to have lunch with physics students, faculty and staff at the LDC at noon.  We can meet on 3rd Olin or you can meet us there.

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    • The Hertz Foundation is offering graduate fellowships for innovators in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences. They are looking for applicants with exceptional creativity, a broad understanding of physical principles, and outstanding potential for innovative research. Preference is given to seniors and first year graduate students. The application deadline is October 31, 2011. Note that only general GRE scores are needed at this time. More information and an application can be found at

    • Need ideas for Science or Math poster? Are you wondering how exactly one of these posters should look? Doug Foxgrover and Sarah Deel are offering a workshop this coming Tuesday, October 4th in which you’ll learn how to make a scientific poster. Bring your draft poster if you have one, or otherwise just bring your ideas, raw materials and data if you have any. No previous experience is necessary at all. The workshop will be held in CMC 110 from 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Refreshments will be offered. To RSVP for the workshop, please visit:

    • The Career Center is starting up the "30 Minutes" program this fall, bringing students interested in a specific job or industry face-to-face with alumni experienced in that field. In just half an hour (hence the name), Carleton networking magic happens. Week 4 is featuring ENGINEERING/ARCHITECTURE alumni in positions such as civil, design, and equipment engineers, architects, and sustainability directors.  Other industries in the following weeks include Film/Media & Journalism, Law, and Consulting.   

      The idea is simple: Alumni take an afternoon off from work to meet with students for casual, candid, one-on-one conversations. Students ask questions about the alum’s industry, a typical day/week in their shoes, educational requirements, resources for learning more, and ways to gain experience in the field. Furthermore, alumni often refer students to contacts or resources outside of the Carleton network.

      These meetings are a quick thirty minutes, so students can get on with their busy lives at Carleton. The brevity and informality of the sessions makes them an engaging and low-pressure way to introduce students to the power of networking.

      NO APPLICATION NECESSARY, simply visit to sign up and read alumni bios!

      If you have any questions, contact

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