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  • April 4, 2004

    Del Bey to Speak on Civil Rights Movement

    Del Bey will give a talk on her photography exhibit, “The Civil Rights Struggle in Minnesota: Portrait Narratives,” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7, in Carleton’s Gould Library Athenaeum. The event is free and open to the public.

  • David Montgomery, professor of geomorphology and fluvial geomorphology in the department of earth and space sciences at the University of Washington.
    March 26, 2004

    Geologist and Salmon Expert David Montgomery to Speak at Carleton

    David Montgomery, professor of geomorphology and fluvial geomorphology in the department of earth and space sciences at the University of Washington, will give two lectures at Carleton College. The first lecture, titled “King of Fish: The 1,000 Year Run of Salmon,” will be at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 1 in Olin Hall, Room 141. The second lecture, titled “A Fluvial Tour through Eastern Tibet,” will be at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 2 in Mudd Hall, Room 73. Both lectures are free and open to the public.

  • Chief Arvol Looking Horse.
    March 25, 2004

    Chief Looking Horse to Speak at Carleton

    Chief Arvol Looking Horse will deliver a convocation address titled “All Nations, All Faiths, One Prayer” at 10:50 a.m. on Friday, April 2 in the Carleton College Skinner Memorial Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.

  • Wallace "Wally" R. Weitz '70, Economics major
    March 15, 2004

    Wally Weitz '70 Named to USA Today's All-Star Mutual Fund Team

    Wally Weitz, a 1970 Carleton graduate and a member of the Board of Trustees, has been named to USA Today's All-Star Mutual Fund Team. Weitz manages the Weitz Partners Value fund in Omaha. In its February 23 issue, USA Today says: "Wally Weitz sees his fund as a sort of bridge between short-term traders and long-term investors: When traders panic, he gets good stocks cheap."

  • March 15, 2004

    Three Carleton Students Named Watson Fellows

    Carleton seniors Maria Coryell-Martin of Seattle, Lesanna Dobrahner of Northfield and Nathan Senner of Anchorage all have been named Watson Fellows for 2004-2005. A Watson Fellowship is a one-year grant for independent study and travel outside of the United States.

  • Barrie Osborne '66 with Teresa and President Robert Oden at special Carleton screening of "Lord of the Rings."
    March 1, 2004

    Barrie Osborne '66 Wins Best Picture Oscar for 'The Lord of the Rings'

    Barrie Osborne, a 1966 Carleton graduate, was the producer of "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," which won a record 11 Oscars February 29, including the Oscar for best picture. Osborne, who has produced the entire "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, has hosted pre-screening fundraisers for Carleton each of the last three years.

  • February 29, 2004

    Scholar Catherine Choy to Lecture at Carleton

    Catherine Ceniza Choy, assistant professor of American studies at the University of Minnesota, will give a lecture titled “Reflections on Race, Gender, and Migration Research for a New Century” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 4 in the Gould Library Athenaeum at Carleton College. The event is free and open to the public.

  • February 29, 2004

    Senior Julie Wahlstrand Receives Research Grant

    Carleton College senior Julie Wahlstrand of Shoreview, Minn., has been selected by the scientific honor society Sigma Xi to receive a Grant in Aid of Research. Wahlstrand’s research proposal, titled “Effects of Bisphenol A on Chromatin Remodeling of the Interferon-Gamma Promoter,” was selected out of a pool of 1,300 applications to receive funding for equipment and supplies. An award meant to encourage close working relationships between students and faculty, Wahlstrand’s grant will allow her to continue scientific research under the guidance of Assistant Professor of Biology Debby Walser-Kuntz.

  • February 29, 2004

    Carleton to Build Wind Turbine

    The Carleton Board of Trustees has approved funding for the College’s purchase of a 1.65 megawatt wind turbine. The construction of the wind turbine, to be located on farmland about 1.5 miles east of campus, will begin late this summer with the turbine expected to be operational by the end of September 2004.

  • February 29, 2004

    Two Professors Awarded Prestigious Fellowships

    Carleton College professors Michael McNally and Roger Paas have been selected as two out of 180 scholars nationwide to each receive a $40,000 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The stipends, announced in February, will allow the scholars to spend up to a year working on individual research projects that contribute to scholarly knowledge or to the general public’s understanding of the humanities. In addition, McNally received an American Philosophical Society Sabbatical Fellowship of $32,000 to continue his research for an additional two terms in 2005-6.

  • Martha Clarke, director and choreographer known for ground breaking and visually inspired work.
    February 28, 2004

    Director and Choreographer Martha Clarke to Speak

    Martha Clarke, a director and choreographer known for ground breaking and visually inspired work, will present convocation at 10:50 a.m. on Friday, March 5 in Carleton’s Concert Hall. Her talk is titled “Martha Clark: Building the Work” and is part of Carleton’s Ward Lucas Lecture Series in the Arts. Clarke will be accompanied by dancers Andrew Robinson and Gabrielle Malone who have appeared in Clarke’s “Vienna Lusthaus” and are currently rehearsing her work-in-progress on Toulouse-Lautrec, a 19th century French post-impressionist painter and printmaker. The event is free and open to the public.

  • February 28, 2004

    Carleton Orchestra to Perform

    The Carleton College Orchestra will perform its annual winter concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 5 in the Carleton Concert Hall. The concert program will include Symphony No. 103 in E flat (“Drum Roll”) by Franz Joseph Haydn and Symphony No. 7, Op. 105 (In einem Satze; “in one movement”) by Jean Sibelius. The concert is free and open to the public.