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Volume 19, Issue 26 (May 6, 2013)

    • Carleton is currently engaged in creating a Facilities Master Plan for the campus. The Science Planning group is charged with determining what investments in facilities are necessary for the College to maintain its historic leadership in undergraduate physical and biological science education. Getting input from current students is a crucial part of that process. To that end, student representatives from the DCC as well as SDAs will be facilitating a student conversation about classrooms, labs, research spaces, and social/study spaces in the department to find out what about those spaces works well, and what doesn't.

    • Physics 123
      (Approx. First Half of Term)    Fridays 3:30-4:30 (6a)
      What Physicists Do
      Spring 2013
      Olin 141    1 Credit; S/CR/NC

      The Department of Physics and Astronomy is pleased to present “Physics 123: What Physicists Do”.  This is our annual series of five lectures by guest speakers, many of whom are Carleton alums.  The series is intended to introduce students to a broad range of real-world physics and to give some perspective on the kinds of work done by people with a physics background.  Speakers will be available for informal discussions over refreshments afterward.    Questions: Jay Tasson, Olin 337, x4418,

      The speaker for May 10th will be Jill Bingham '04.

      "Ultrasonic Wave Propagation:  Modeling and Use in Nondestructive Evaluation of Aircraft Parts"

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    • 1964 classmate  and Physics alum Paul Zitzewitz has passed away.  His wife, Barb, asks that we let the college know.

    • Are you interested in education reform?  Consider joining Match Corps:  Chicago, a full-time, in-school professional tutoring fellowship overseen by Match Education.  We are seeking smart, idealistic, relentless people for the 2013-2014 school year.  Each Fellow works with two students at a time for each period of the school day, and will have  a personal caseload of 12 students for the entire school year.  Fellows drive student achievement by providing individualized instruction, and by building personal and meaningful relationships with students and their families.   Click here:  for more information and an application.      


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