- February 4, 2016 at 1:41 pm
Matt Whited, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, has published an article in Dalton Transactions entitled "Examining the role of Rh/Si cooperation in alkene hydrogenation by a pincer-type [P2Si]Rh complex" as an invited contribution to the "New Talent: Americas" thematic issue. The article describes an investigation of how rare and abundant chemical elements can be paired to perform a ubiquitous and important catalytic reaction and was carried out with student collaborators Teddy Donnell '17 and Zander Deetz '15.
- February 1, 2016 at 1:37 pm
Justin London, Professor of Music, served as guest editor of a special issue of Empirical Musicology Review (vol. 10, no. 4, 2015). The issue is dedicated to "Musical Rhythm Across Cultures," and it includes an article on the nuances of performance timing in Balkan percussion music by Daniel Goldberg '08. EMR is an open-source journal with a public peer review process, where each target article is accompanied by several commentaries.
- February 1, 2016 at 1:35 pm
Cherif Keita, William H. Laird Professor of French and the Liberal Arts, performed two shows at the British Library in London on January 22 and 23 with Trio Da Kali from Mali. A review appeared in theguardian. He also presented a paper titled "The Sunjata Fasa (The Epic of Sundiata) as the Matrix of Mande Personhood" at the British Library one-day seminar on West African Literature and Thought in French: Translating Cultures. The Witness of Natal (Pietermaritzburg, South Africa) has called my work of resurrecting the forgotten pioneer Nokutela Dube on film as a "Great Historical Feat."
- January 19, 2016 at 1:55 pm
Cherlon Ussery, Assistant Professor of Linguistics, co-presented a poster at the 90th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America with students Lydia Ding '17 and Rebecca Liu '17. The presentation was entitled "The Typology of Mandarin Infinitives" and the research was funded by the Wu Family Fund Award.
- January 18, 2016 at 1:57 pm
Nancy Wilkie, William H. Laird Professor of Classics, Anthropology, and the Liberal Arts, Emerita, presented a paper on "The Role of the U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield (USCBS) in the Protection of Cultural Property" at the annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America in a session entitled New Developments in Cultural Property Protection in Conflict Zones, which she also chaired.
- January 18, 2016 at 1:53 pm
Julia Strand, Assistant Professor of Psychology, published an article in the Journal of Memory & Language, "Many neighborhoods: Phonological and perceptual neighborhood density in lexical production and perception." This work, done with a collaborator at University of California Berkeley, examines common factors that influence both the perception and production of spoken language.
- January 18, 2016 at 1:51 pm
Arjendu Pattanyak, Professor of Physics, gave an invited talk at the University of Arizona's College of Optical Sciences Optics and Photonics Winter School and Workshop. He spoke on "Entanglement in a 2-qubit system is related to the classical dynamics" which is on work done in collaboration with Jie Lin '14 and Joshua Ruebeck '17. Zeenath Khan '17 and Walter Lynn '16 also attended the Winter School and Workshop. Walter presented a poster on "Simulating Anomalous Chaos in a Quantum Duffing Oscillator" on work done with Pattanayak and Moses Misplon '17 among others.
- January 18, 2016 at 1:48 pm
- January 18, 2016 at 1:46 pm
Cherif Keita, William H. Laird Professor of French and the Liberal Arts, had the broadcast of "Remembering Nokutela" on SABC2 announced in an article published in several South African daily newspapers such as the Cape Times and The Star of Johannesburg. He was also interviewed by Classic FM radio of Johannesburg.
- January 18, 2016 at 1:44 pm
Stacy Beckwith, Professor of Hebrew, gave an invited talk on January 10 to a study group from Adath Jeshurun Synagogue in Minnetonka titled, "Palestinians in Israeli Literature and Palestinian Literature Written in Israel."
- January 18, 2016 at 1:42 pm
Ken Abrams, Associate Professor of Psychology, recently presented a poster at the annual conference of the National Institute for the Teaching of Psychology (NITOP) titled "Sharpening Quantitative Reasoning Skills in a Summer Psychology Course for High School Students." The findings were from courses he taught at Carleton's Summer Quantitative Reasoning Institute. He also led an Idea Exchange on "Internationalizing the Undergraduate Psychology Curriculum."
- January 11, 2016 at 1:30 pm
David Musicant, Professor of Computer Science, was awarded an ACM-SIGCSE (Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education) Special Projects Grant to fund student research on his project "Git for People Who Actually Want to Learn Git."