- 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.
- November 10, 2016 at 11:32 am
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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- November 10, 2016 at 11:17 am
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.
- November 10, 2016 at 11:14 am
Ken Abrams, Associate Professor of Psychology, gave an invited talk at the fourth annual Roma in Europe: Toward Representation and Recognition conference at the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Czech Republic. The title of his talk was "Reducing Prejudice Toward the European Roma: Lessons from US History."
- October 31, 2016 at 10:41 am
Chérif Keïta, William H. Laird Professor of French and the Liberal Arts, was invited to give a screening of his film, uKukhumbula uNokutela/Remembering Nokutela, and a talk at the Seth Mokitimi Methodist Seminary and to present a paper at the CIHA Blog Conference on Religion, Governance and Humanitarianism in Africa, October 19 through 21, in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Recently, Remembering Nokutela had its second broadcast this year on national South African television SABC3, at the opening of the 2016 Women's Month in the country. The Witness newspaper featured Keïta research in an article titled, "A Forgotten Heroine Has Been Returned to her Rightful Place."
- October 31, 2016 at 10:29 am
Kathy Evertz, Director of the Academic Support Center; Renata Fitzpatrick, Assistant Director of the Writing Center and Coordinator of Second Language Writing; and Zara Pylvainen '17, presented at the International Writing Centers Association conference in Denver, Colorado, October 15-16.
- October 31, 2016 at 10:26 am
Kelly Connole, Associate Professor of Art, recently learned an image of her installation "From Here To There" was chosen as the cover art for Su Smallen's new book of poetry titled Kinds of Snow (Green Writers Press). Also, the February 26, MN Original segment featuring Connole has been nominated for a 2016 Upper Midwest Regional Emmy Award.