• Cathy Yandell, the W.I. and Hulda F. Daniell Professor of French Literature, Language & Culture, presented a paper titled "The Mentor's Subversion: Catullus, Muret and Ronsard" at the Sixteenth Century Society conference. As Chair of the Division on Sixteenth Century French Literature of the Modern Language Association (MLA), she organized and presided over the sessions in French Renaissance Studies at the MLA annual meeting. Yandell also has been awarded a Mellon New Directions Fellowship for the 2005-06 academic year. During her term of leave, Yandell will launch the first stages of a Center for the Humanities at Carleton.

  • Qiguang Zhao (Chinese) to publish book.

    January 17, 2005 at 8:31 am

    Qiguang Zhao, the Burton and Lily Levin Professor of Chinese, will publish a book with Zuojia Publishing House, one of the most prestigious publishers in China, titled "Many Roads, Heart's Journey." The book is a collection of Zhao's poems and essays, mostly in Chinese and some in English. The Tianjin Daily (Tianjin, China) recently published a long interview with Zhao about his career, ideas and Carleton's off-campus program in Tianjin.

  • The American Phytopatholocal Society (APS) has selected Mark L. Gleason '72 as the 2005 recipient of the Society's Lee M. Hutchins Award. The award is given to the author or authors of published research on basic or applied aspects of diseases of perennial fruit plants (tree fruits, tree nuts, small fruits and grapes, including tropical fruits, but excluding vegetables). Gleason majored in biology at Carleton.

  • Clifford Clark, professor of history and the M.A. and A.D. Hulings Professor of American Studies, participated in the November National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) planning session at the Landmark Center in Saint Paul to prepare an NEH grant titled "Uncle Sam Lived Here."

  • Serena Zabin, assistant professor of history, presented a paper titled "Women's Trading Networks and Dangerous Economies" at the Women's Economies in Colonial British America Conference sponsored by the Program in Early American Economy and Society at the Library Company of Philadelphia. Zabin also presented a paper titled " 'Cheats and Rogueries' in Eighteenth-Century New York City" at the Newberry Library Seminar in Early American History and Culture.

  • Neil Lutsky, professor of psychology, published a lead essay titled "The Shifting Currents of Scholarship and Teaching in the Ecologies of Academic Careers" in the e-book "Preparing the New Psychology Professoriate." Lutsky also participated in the American Psychological Association's Task Force on "Internationalizing the Discipline," part of a multi-discipline initiative organized by the American Council on Education (ACE) and funded by the Carnegie Foundation.

  • Arjendu Pattanayak, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, has spent part of his 2004-05 sabbatical year as an invited guest of the Quantum Gases program at the Kavli Insitute for Theoretical Physics and at The Center for Advanced Studies/Quantum Information Group at the University of New Mexico. He presented a seminar titled "Nonlinear Dynamics: Coherence and Decoherence in Ensembles" at the Center for Advanced Studies and a colloquium of the same name at the Rice University physics department.

  • Amy Csizmar Dalal, assistant professor of computer science, published an article titled "Optimal Scheduling in a Queue with Differentiated Impatient Users" in the January 2005 Performance Evaluation journal.

  • Book Cover of "Building on a Borrowed Past: Place and Identity in Pipestone, Minnesota" by Sally Southwick

    Sally Southwick, assistant director of corporate and foundation relations and coordinator of faculty support, has published a book titled "Building on a Borrowed Past: Place and Identity in Pipestone, Minnesota" that demonstrates how average, small-town citizens contributed to the generic image of “the Indian” in American culture. The book has won the Great Lakes American Studies Association/Ohio University Press Book Award.

  • The Odens with Dartmouth President James (Jim) Wright and his wife, Susan Wright.

    President Oden honored at Dartmouth College.

    December 15, 2004 at 11:29 am

    On Friday, November 5, Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., held a special lunch in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the awarding of the first Dartmouth Distinguished Teaching Award. Carleton College President Robert A. Oden Jr. was the first recipient of the award in 1979, and he and his wife Teresa Oden were guests at the event. Oden was a religion professor at Dartmouth from 1972 to 1989. The Odens are pictured here with Dartmouth President James (Jim) Wright and his wife, Susan Wright.

  • Becky Boling, professor of Spanish, presented a paper titled “Frogs, Zombies, and Lovers: Mayra Montero’s Tú, la oscuridad” at the annual International Conference on Caribbean Literature.

  • Andrea Nixon, associate director for academic computing, Peter Hirtle '74, director for instruction and learning at Cornell University, and Mark Eckenwiler, deputy chief of computer crime & intellectual property section in the U.S. Department of Justice presented a session titled "USA PATRIOT Act: Pros and Cons" at the Cornell University/EDUCAUSE Institute For Computer Policy and Law. Nixon's session presentation was titled "Societal Roles of Higher Education and Perceived Challenges by the USA PATRIOT Act."