published a chapter entitled "Arguing with Numbers: Teaching Quantitative Reasoning through Argument and Writing" in the book Calculation vs. Context edited by Bernard Madison and Lynn Steen and published by the Mathematical Association of America. The chapter was originally a commissioned paper for a Wingspread Conference on Quantitative Literacy and Teacher Education.
Julie Neiworth, Professor of Psychology and Director of Neuroscience, Larry Wichlinski, Associate Professor of Psychology, and Clark Ohnesorge, Research Associate,May 14, 2008
helped to organize the second annual MidBrains Undergraduate Neuroscience Conference -MidBrains 2008-- held at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, on Saturday, May 3rd, 2008. This annual conference provides a forum for undergraduate students in the Midwest to present research findings, to attend research lectures and special panels, and to meet other undergraduate students interested in the neurosciences. Representatives from several major research universities were also present at the 2008 conference to discuss graduate school opportunities. There were 53 student and faculty poster and paper presentations across all areas of the neurosciences with more than 150 attendees from 18 universities and colleges.
- May 8, 2008
gave the Friday Conversations address for faculty on April 25 at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL. His talk was entitled "Quantitative Reasoning as an Educational Imperative across the Curriculum."
presented a research talk on "An Animal Model of Autism" to the neuroscience club at St Olaf College on Thursday, April 17, 6:30 pm.
served on a panel and presented arguments following Frans de Waal's address "on the possibility of animal empathy" at Gustavus Adolphus College, Thursday, April 3, 7:00 - 9:00 pm. The evening of presentations and discussion was sponsored by the Rydell Professorship, which brings Nobel laureates and similarly distinguished scholars to the campus as catalysts for enhancing learning and teaching. Others on the panel included Michael Wilson, director of the Jane Goodall Institute at the UMN, Matt Chaffee, neuroscientist at the UMN, and Karen Larson, cultural anthropologist at Gustavus Adolphus.
- February 14, 2008gave the keynote address at the Teaching Pre-Conference for the Society for Personality and Social Psychology annual meeting, held in Albuquerque from February 7-9. His talk was entitled "Connecting Social and Personality Psychology to the Real World...of Numbers."
along with colleagues A. Healy (Univ. of Colorado) and H. Thomas published a paper on familiarization effects in bilingual translation in the Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology(Dec. 2007).
- January 17, 2008
gave a talk entitled "Quantitative Reasoning for The Times" at the 2008 FIPSE Project Directors' Meeting in Washington, D.C. on January 11, 2008.
- along with colleague J. Saint-Aubin, recently published the lead article in the journal Bilingualism: Language & Cognition (Jan. 2008). The focus was how language mixing influences text processing for bilingual readers.
- January 17, 2008
and Laura Nathan '08 presented a poster entitled "Parents Versus Undergrads: Real Versus Hypothetical Decision-Making" at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society in Long Beach, CA on November 16, 2007.
- November 14, 2007
was featured on "the Carleton Show". Captured there are a lot of monkeys doing some research, along with Katie Whillock '08, Julia Greenberg, '08, and Shaun Sawtell, '08. For a link to
the video on YouTube, click here.
- November 8, 2007gave a talk entitled "The Number Place Puzzle: Where Can We Find Quantitative Reasoning?" at the annual meeting of The American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges, November 2, in Minneapolis.