• Jackson publishes article

    November 18, 2016 at 8:49 am

    Roger Jackson, John W. Nason Professor of Asian Studies and Religion, Emeritus, recently published an article entitled "Mahāmudrā in India and Tibet," in the on-line Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

  • Flory presents at music conference

    November 18, 2016 at 8:48 am

     Andrew Flory, Assistant Professor of Music, recently gave a paper entitled "She Needs Me: Marvin Gaye and Vocal Agency at Motown" at the combined annual meetings of the American Musicological Society and Society for Music Theory in Vancouver, British Columbia. He also chaired a session called "Copyright Permissions and Fair Use in Musical Scholarship."

  • Carpenter presents talk

    November 17, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    Professor of French, Scott Carpenter recently gave a talk at the annual conference of the Forum on Education Abroad, in Athens, Greece. His topic was: "Grappling with Difficult Topics While Studying Abroad."


  • Tasson publishes paper in Symmetry

    November 10, 2016 at 11:35 am

    Jay Tasson, Assistant Professor of Physics, recently published a paper titled, "The Standard-Model Extension and Gravitational Tests," in the journal Symmetry.


  • Rothenberg wins prize for dissertation

    November 10, 2016 at 11:33 am

    Janell Rothenberg, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology, recently learned that her PhD dissertation, The Social Life of Logistics on the Moroccan Mediterranean Coast, was selected as the winner of the Association of Middle East Anthropology Dissertation Prize for 2016. 


  • Tom Rosenberg, Senior Lecturer in Cello, performed three concerts of chamber music in October. With The Isles Ensemble, in Minneapolis, he performed Dvorak's Viola Quintet and Bartok Quartet #6. On Mankato"s "Music on the Hill" series, he performed Quartets by Mozart, Schubert, and Pulitzer Prize Winning Composer Caroline Shaw. This concert was recorded for future broadcast by Minnesota Public Radio. He also continues to blog on "Cellobello," the premier website about the cello.


  • London gives talk on tempo

    November 10, 2016 at 11:28 am

    Justin London, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Music, Cognitive Science, and the Humanities, recently gave a talk on "What is Musical Tempo" at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics in Frankfurt. This Max Planck Institute brings together researchers from Music, Literature and Linguistics, Cognitive Science, and Neuroscience to "explain the psychological, neuronal and socio-cultural basis of aesthetic perceptions and judgements."  London's talk considered the acoustic structure of the movement, the listener's cultural familiarity with the music, and the kinematic responses to the music, showing that explaining our perception of tempo is neither simple nor straightforward.


  • Knodell publishes book review

    November 10, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Alex Knodell, Assistant Professor of Classics, recently published a review of a book concerning the prehistory of the Paximadi Peninsula, Southern Euboea, and Greece which appeared in Classical Review (66.2).


  • Keita screens his documentary

    November 10, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Chérif Keïta, William H. Laird Professor of French and the Liberal Arts, had his documentary film, "Remembering Nokutela" (2013) screened on October 28, during an event organized by AfroBeat Radio, Brooklyn, New York, and participated in a Q&A session with the audience by Skype.


  • Hong wins 2017 Arts Tour grant

    November 10, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Gao Hong, Director of the Carleton Chinese Music Ensemble and Senior Lecturer in Chinese Musical Instruments, has won a FY 2017 Arts Tour Minnesota grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. She will conduct performances and outreach activities featuring storytelling music from the Chinese pipa repertoire in small, rural community libraries throughout greater Minnesota.


  • Gross co-authors teaching module

    November 10, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Deborah Gross, Professor of Chemistry, co-authored a recently published online teaching module titled Earth Systems Thinking as part of the InTeGrate (Interdisclipinary Teaching about Earth for a Sustainable Future) collection. The Earth Systems Thinking module prepares students to address complex systems issues for a sustainable future and fills a key need to educate students about the importance of the systems approach, uses examples that involve data and the construction and manipulation of systems models, and helps students approach complex, interdisciplinary problems



    Kathleen Galotti, William H. Laird Professor of Cognitive Science; and Andrea Nixon, Director of Educational Research; Lacey (Dorman) Clare '09; and Courtney McManus published an article entitled "The Academic Experiences Survey (AES):  Measuring Perceptions of Academic Climate in Liberal Arts Institutions," in the October 2016 issue of the Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Volume 16, No. 5, pp. 32-48.