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  • December 17, 2003

    Carol Rutz publishes essay volume.

    Carol Rutz, director of the writing program, co-edited a volume of essays titled "Classroom Spaces and Writing Instruction" that theorize the writing classroom in terms of space.

  • December 17, 2003

    Kathleen Galotti serves on NSF grant panel.

    Kathleen Galotti, professor of psychology and cognitive studies, served on a grants review panel for the National Science Foundation in the decision and risk management sciences program.

  • December 10, 2003

    Carnegie Foundation chooses Carleton for integrative learning project.

    The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) have announced that Carleton is one of 10 colleges selected from 140 applicants to participate in a national project, "Integrative Learning: Opportunities to Connect." During the three-year project, the two organizations will work with participating colleges to develop and assess advanced models and strategies to help students pursue learning in more intentional, connected ways.

  • December 3, 2003

    Nelson Christiansen (physics) and Adam Libson '04 co-author paper.

    Nelson Christensen, associate professor of physics, and Adam Libson '04 co-authored an article titled "Metropolis–Hastings routine for estimating parameters from compact binary inspiral events with laser interferometric gravitational radiation data" in Classical and Quantum Gravity. The article can be found online at

  • December 1, 2003

    Carleton Voice wins Folio award.

    Folio: Magazine announced in its December issue that the Carleton College Voice won a Gold "Eddie" at their annual Celebration of Excellence Awards banquet. The Eddies, given for editorial excellence, are awarded in four categories; the Voice received the top award in the Association category.

  • November 25, 2003

    Carleton awarded Bush Foundation Grant.

    The Bush Foundation has awarded Carleton a grant of $235,733 over three years to extend faculty development in the areas of writing assessment and instruction, particularly in the major. This grant is a renewal of funding first awarded in November 2000. Carol Rutz, director of the college writing program and lecturer in English, worked closely with Elizabeth Ciner, associate dean of the College, and Carleton's corporate and foundation relations office to write and submit the proposal.

  • November 25, 2003

    Gregory Marfleet (political science) and Colleen Miller '04 present at ISA.

    Gregory Marfleet, assistant professor of political science, and Colleen Miller '04 presented a co-authored paper titled "Failure after 1441: Bush, Blair, Chirac and the UN Security Council" at the International Studies Association (ISA) Midwest meeting. Marfleet also served as chair and discussant on a panel titled "Psychological and Attitudinal Approaches to Foreign Policy" and was elected to serve a two year term as an at-large officer of the ISA Midwest.

  • November 20, 2003

    Research by Kathleen Galotti (psychology) presented at Psychonomic Society.

    Kathleen Galotti, professor of psychology and cognitive studies, was to have presented a poster titled "Correlates of Decision-Making Style with Performance Measures on Laboratory versus Real-Life Decision Tasks" at the Psychonomic Society annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Personal and family illnesses prevented Galotti's trip and colleague Mija Van Der Wege, assistant professor of psychology, graciously stepped in to make sure the poster was displayed.

  • November 18, 2003

    Cathy Yandell (French) presents paper.

    Cathy Yandell, the W.I. and Hulda F. Daniell Professor of French Literature, Language and Culture, presented a paper titled "Jadis poëte et maintenant presbtre: Ronsard on Violence," at the Sixteenth Century Society Conference (SCSC). An expanded version of the paper will be published in "Coping with Catastrophe in Renaissance French Literature," a volume edited by Roberto Campo. Yandell also was elected to the SCSC Council.

  • November 18, 2003

    Roger Jackson (religion) presents on Asia.

    Roger Jackson, professor of religion and director of Asian studies, chaired a panel titled "Reflections in a Crystal Mirror: Comparative Religion in Eighteenth-Century Tibet" and presented a paper titled "Triumphalism and Ecumenism in Thu’u bkwan’s 'Crystal Mirror' " at the University of Wisconsin Conference on South Asia.

  • November 18, 2003

    Louis Newman (religion) completes textbook.

    Louis Newman, the John M. and Elizabeth W. Musser Professor of Religious Studies, completed a college textbook, "An Introduction to Jewish Ethics," that will be published by Prentice Hall in spring 2004.

  • November 18, 2003

    Michael McNally (religion) to publish book on Native American arts.

    Michael McNally, assistant professor of religion, completed annotations and an editors’ introduction to "Arts of Tradition: Sacred Music, Dance and Narrative Among Michigan’s Anishinaabe, 1930-1960," which is expected to be published by Michigan State University Press in 2005.