Kudos

  • Andrea Nixon, Director of Educational Research, just concluded two years of service on MIT's External Advisory Board for their Online Education Policy Initiative (OEPI). She then served as a panelist at the National Academy of Sciences responding to the OEPI's final report titled Online Education: A Catalyst for Higher Education Reforms.

  • Jay Levi, Professor of Anthropology, presented "Space Travel and Time Machines among the Highland Maya: Ancient Cosmology in Modern Towns" at the Maya Society of Minnesota meeting on April 15 in St. Paul.

  • Carol Donelan, Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, presented a paper, "'Sing Me A Song of a Lass That is Gone': Myth and Meaning in the Starz Original Series Outlander," at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference in Atlanta on March 30. The focus of the panel was on representations of sex and marriage in film and media.

  • Cathy Yandell, W.I. and Hulda F. Daniell Professor of French Literature, Language, and Culture, recently presented a paper, "Anatomy of a Political Pamphlet: Ronsard's Discours à la Royne," at the Renaissance Society of America in Boston. She also gave a lecture at Washington University in Saint Louis titled "Stories, 'Silly, Lascivious Songs,' and Religious Conflict in Sixteenth-Century France" on the phenomenon of contrafacta, or popular songs that were rewritten to become religious or polemical during the French Wars of Religion.

  • George Vrtis, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and History, and his co-author, Chris Wells from Macalaster College, released their "Minnesota Environments" app last week in the Apple and Google Play app stores. The app and accompanying website explores the people, places, ecosystems, and developments that have shaped Minnesota’s environmental history. The app was developed in collaboration with many generous and insightful colleagues and students at Carleton, Macalester, the Minnesota Historical Society, and the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants Program. The current content for the site was developed by the students in Vrtis’ fall 2014 seminar–History, Nature, and Smartphones–and is based, in part, on Vrtis and Wells’ forthcoming book, The Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota: An Environmental History.

  • Carol Rutz, Director of the College Writing Program, presented "Actively Joining Faculty Development and Assessment in a WAC Context," at the annual convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication on April 6, in Houston.

  • Ross Elfline, Assistant Professor of Art History, presented a paper titled "Haus-Rucker's Eatable Architecture and Gastronomic Detournement" at the annual meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians. As part of a panel devoted to the topic of "Architecture and Food," Ross considered Haus-Rucker's various projects that invited visitors to gather informally and eat (or, in one case, devour a scale model of Central Park made out of cake and buttercream).

  • Juliane Shibata, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, co-curated "道 Michi–Distinctive Paths, Shared Affinity: An Exhibition of Japanese American Ceramic Artists," a traveling show that was included in the National Council of Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) 50th Anniversary conference programming in March. The Michi exhibit is supported by the Embassy of Japan and will visit Carleton this fall.

  • Raleigh gives lecture on child adoption

    April 11, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    Liz Raleigh, Assistant Professor of Sociology, gave the annual Torstenson Lecture in Sociology at Augsburg College. The title of her talk was, "Chosen Children: Child Adoption as an Assortative Marketplace."

  • Cathryn Manduca, Science Education Resource Center Director, in collaboration with R. Heather Macdonald '76, and Laurel Goodell, published an article in the recent Earth and Space Science News, EOS is a publication of the American Geophysical Union, titled "Learning About Teaching: Geoscience Educators Share Insights," a report from the 2015 Earth Educators' Rendezvous conference.    

  • Cherif Keita, William H. Laird Professor of French and the Liberal Arts, had a spring break residency at Pomona College with musicians Papa Susso and Balla Kouyaté which is featured in this article.

  • Shaohua Guo, Assistant Professor of Chinese, organized a panel and presented a paper entitled "Mock Fandom and 'Word-of-Mouse' Notoriety: Tracking Playfulness on the Chinese Internet," at the 75th Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference (AAS), in Seattle, Washington, March 31 through April 3.