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Volume 18, Issue 7 (October 24, 2011)

    • October 25 (Tuesday) noon-1:00pm, Olin 04

      Join Colleen Barr, Becky Riss, Traci Johnson and Frazier Mork as they talk about the research they did last summer.  Lunch will be provided.



    • October 25 (Tuesday) 7:30pm, Weitz Cinema

      Renowned Chilean filmmaker Patrizio Guzman contemplates the stars with astronomers in the Atacama Desert observatory even while meditating on time, and his own country's troubled political history.

    • October 26 (Wednesday) 3:45-5:15pm, Weitz Center 236

      Every fall Carleton hosts this celebration of student scholarship in the sciences and math.  Students presenting posters have carried out research at Carleton and other institutions.  Everyone is invited to attend and talk with the students about their work.

    • October 27 (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.

    • October 28 (Friday) 10:50AM, Skinner Chapel

      Jeff Lieberman is the star of Discovery Channel’s Time Warp, where cool science is s-l-o-w-e-d down to better understand movement as an art form. Lieberman is also a physicist, roboticist, sculptor, musician and photographer. He explores the connections between the arts, sciences, education, passion, creativity, and the potential future of human consciousness, using technology to see beyond the limits of our normal human perception. He composes music in the duo gloobic, and has performed in Carnegie Hall. He shows technological sculptures around the world, to bring people an emotional and mystical connection with science and the universe. Having finished four degrees at MIT in physics, math, mechanical engineering, media arts and sciences, he is exploring the applications of technology to evolving and shifting human consciousness. Lieberman presents a fantastical view of the merging of art and science as he helps perceive the world in a whole new way.

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    • The Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars Program ( is now accepting applications for Summer 2012. The program offers summer internships with stipends of up to $650 per week depending on academic status to undergraduates, graduate students and post graduates at accredited institutes of higher education.  The application deadline is November 15, 2011.

    • Wouldn’t that be nice?  All you have to do is to design the winning poster for our lab doors that encourages students  to

      • re-lock lab doors when they unlock
      • close the lab doors when they are the last to leave and
      • make sure the lights are out and that the doors are locked if no one is in the room.  

      The poster must be such that it can be reproduced.  Send all entries to Mary Drew by midnight, Halloween.

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