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  • June 10, 2004

    Paul Queary '87 named AP bureau news editor.

    Paul Queary '87 has been named news editor of the Associated Press' Seattle news bureau. During his AP career, Queary has helped cover the Oklahoma City bombing investigation and guided the AP's reporting on politics and government in Washington state. At Carleton, Queary majored in English with a literature and film concentration.

  • June 10, 2004

    Nelson Christensen (physics) and Carl Ebeling '03 publish in Physical Review.

    Nelson Christensen, associate professor of physics, and Carl Ebeling '03 are among the co-authors of a LIGO Scientific Collaboration paper titled "Analysis of LIGO data for gravitational waves from binary neutron stars" in Physical Review D 69.

  • June 1, 2004

    Joel Weisberg (physics) publishes article.

    Joel Weisberg, the Herman and Gertrude Mosier Stark Professor of Physics and Astronomy and the Natural Sciences, co-authored and published an article with colleagues from Cornell, Princeton, NASA, and Jodrell Bank Observatory in England, titled "PSR J1829+2456: a relativistic binary pulsar" in the British Journal, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

  • May 28, 2004

    Chérif Keïta (French) presents concerts at Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

    Chérif Keïta, professor of French, presented two concerts of traditional Malian music at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage as a part of the 2003 Smithsonian Folklife Festival featuring the cultures of Scotland, Mali and Appalachia. Both concerts are available on the Kennedy Center Web site.

  • May 19, 2004

    Susan Singer (biology) receives teaching award from ASPB.

    Susan Singer, professor of biology, received 2004 The Excellence in Teaching Award from the American Society of Plant Biologists.

  • May 19, 2004

    Carleton receives HHMI grant.

    Carleton has received an $800,000 grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to create the Carleton Interdisciplinary Science and Math Initiative. This grant will also be used to help fund student summer research in mathematics and the sciences, as well as faculty development workshops and laboratory development. A cooperative relationship among Carleton, St. Olaf and Hope colleges is an innovative component of each school's proposal. This year, HHMI funded 42 proposals out of 170 received. Since 1988, Carleton has received $4 million from HHMI.

  • May 14, 2004

    Baird Jarman (art history) presents at conference.

    Baird Jarman, instructor in art history, presented a paper titled "Feudalism and the White City: Tyrannical Aesthetics at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair" at the Nineteenth Century Studies Association conference.

  • May 14, 2004

    Annette Nierobisz (sociology) presents and publishes.

    Annette Nierobisz, assistant professor of sociology, gave an invited presentation to the Sociology Department Workshop Series at the University of Minnesota titled "Wrestling with the New Economy: Judicial Decisions on Wrongful Dismissal in Canada, 1981-1997." She presented the same paper at the Law and Society Association annual meeting and chaired a session titled "Transition to Democracy II: Judges and Markets." Nierobisz also had an article, titled "Shooting the Messenger and the Message: The Social Basis of Authority Challenges in Canadian Law School Settings," accepted for publication in Advances in Gender Research. Her course syllabus and teaching material from a course titled "Work and Occupations: Contemporary Society" has been accepted for publication in the American Sociological Association's "The Sociology of Work and Occupations: Syllabi and Other Instructional Materials, 5th Edition."

  • May 14, 2004

    Roy Elveton (philosophy) presents two papers.

    Roy Elveton, the Maxine H. and Winston R. Wallin Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Studies, presented a paper at the Society of Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture and a second paper at the European Computing and Philosophy Conference.

  • May 14, 2004

    Anna Moltchanova (psychology) presents two papers.

    Anna Moltchanova, assistant professor of philosophy, presented two papers this spring. The first, titled "Neo-Platonic and Byzantine Influences in the Thought of Pavel Florenskii," was given at the International Congress on Medieval Studies and the second, titled "A Pragmatic Definition of Nationhood," was presented at the American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Mini-Conference on Global Justice.

  • May 14, 2004

    James Fisher (anthropology, Asian studies) to lead team to Himalayas.

    James "Jim" Fisher, the John W. Nason Professor of Asian Studies and Anthropology, will lead a team of anthropologists from Himalayan Health Exchange doing research in the Indian Himalayas this summer.

  • May 14, 2004

    Julie Neiworth (psychology), Richard Parsons '00 and Janice Hassett '03 publish in Minnesota Psychologist.

    Julie Neiworth, professor of psychology, gave a Minnesota Psychological Association Distinguished Scholar Lecture at Macalester College and published a related articled in the May 2004 issue of Minnesota Psychologist titled "Testing the Awareness, Recognition, & Thinking of Primates Other than Humans." The article was co-authored with Richard Parsons '00 and Janice Hassett '03.