- November 13, 2006 at 11:31 am
Carleton College senior project manager Rob Lamppa recently presented a session entitled "Two Commercial-Scale Wind Projects in Higher Education" at the 2006 Energy Expo held at the University of Iowa. Featuring over 40 presentations and 100 exhibits, the expo is an opportunity to bring together industry, academics, students, government and the public to focus on energy conservation initiatives, innovative technological solutions, and sustainability.
- November 9, 2006 at 1:35 pm
At last week's 10th annual Minnesota Magazine & Publications Association (MMPA) Excellence Awards gala, Carleton's alumni magazine The Voice received multiple honors, including four gold awards and two silver. Gold awards were presented for Overall Excellence, Overall Design, Best Regular Column (the column, Place Setting), and Best Use of Illustration (Dream Jobs, Spring 2006). Silver awards were received for Best Single Cover (We all just called her Maw Maw, Winter 2006) and Best Use of Photography (Place Setting, Winter 2006). Previously this year, The Voice took top honors from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the largest and most prestigious judge of university publications in North America,when the magazine won the gold medal for Best College/University Alumni Magazine. The Voice is produced quarterly, along with a special summer edition, for alumni and the parents of current students.
- November 6, 2006 at 12:43 pm
Professor of music Justin London has been elected President of the Society for Music Theory, the North American professional society for scholars and teachers of music theory. The Society is a constituent member of the American Council of Learned Societies. Justin will serve as President-Elect in 2007 and President in 2008 and 2009.
- November 6, 2006 at 11:10 am
A story written by Miranda Blue '06 for the inaugural issue of The Lens Magazine recently received a third-place diversity Story of the Year award from the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP). Lens editors Anna Duchon '08, Dashini Jeyathurai '08, Lila Battis '10, and business manager Andrew Navratil '07 accepted the award on her behalf on October 29 at the ACP's National College Media Convention in St. Louis. The Story of the Year award, co-sponsored by the American Society of Newspaper Editors, recognizes initiative and the original reporting of a situation, problem or issue affecting students. Judges look for entries which demonstrate leadership, sensitivity, fairness, and quality of writing. Blue's story, "Language Not Lost," tells how the Standing Rock Sioux nation is recovering its indigenous dialects.
- November 2, 2006 at 1:28 pm
Two alumni of Carleton College are featured in a new publication put out by The Consortium on Financing Higher Education (COFHE) called "Take a Closer Look: Colleges and Universities Opening Doors, Changing Lives."
KaShia T. Moua ’99 founded in St. Paul an organization called the Hmong Women's Circle, an in-school enrichment program that focuses on teaching Hmong women their language and culture and providing role models for girls. Moua is now a law student at the University of Wisconsin.
Raul Raymundo ’87 is cofounder and executive director of The Resurrection Project, a Chicago nonprofit that works to create healthy communities through organizing, education and community development.
Founded in 1974, COFHE is a nonprofit coalition of 31 prominent private colleges and universities commited to improving the quality and effectiveneess of these institutions and reinforcing their efforts to remain affordable and accessible for students from all socioeconomic backgrounds.
- October 30, 2006 at 10:34 am
The Voice, Carleton's alumni magazine, recently was awarded top honors by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the largest and most prestigious judge of university publications in North America. This is the first year Carleton has entered the CASE competition and The Voice won the gold medal for Best College/University Alumni Magazine. The competition was limited to District V schools only, "but we faced some steep competition, including top-notch magazines from Notre Dame, University of Chicago, Penn State, Denison and Illinois Wesleyan," says Teresa Scalzo, director of publications and editor of The Voice.
- October 23, 2006 at 3:55 pm
Kenneth Huber, senior lecturer in piano at Carleton College, will play a recital in New York City in November, as part of the Music at Holy Trinity series. The recital will be held on Thursday, November 16 at 8 p.m. in the The Church of the Holy Trinity, which is located at 316 E. 88th St. in Manhattan.
- October 4, 2006 at 11:58 am
Joel Weisberg, professor of physics and astronomy, recently presented a lecture to the Princeton University physics department entitled "The Hulse-Taylor Binary Pulsar: Birth of the Field of Binary and Millisecond Pulsars."
- September 22, 2006 at 11:04 am
Chérif Keïta, professor of French, was recently interviewed about Malian music and the Festival on the Niger River on the August 26 and September 9 editions of BBC Radio3 World.
- September 22, 2006 at 10:28 am
Cathy Manduca, Sean Fox, and Ellen Iverson of the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) authored a paper entitled "Influencing User Behavior though Digital Library Design: An Example from the Geosciences," which was published in the May 2005 issue of D-Lib magazine. The paper has also been chosen as the winner of the Geoscience Information Society's Best Paper Award to be presented at the 2006 meeting of the Geological Society of America.
- September 22, 2006 at 10:25 am
Fred Hagstrom, professor of art, had a print included in "The Printed Image," a national print exhibition at the Topeka and Shawnee County Library in Topeka, Kan. His print received a purchase award and will be included in the library art collection.
- September 22, 2006 at 9:36 am
Greg Marfleet, assistant professor of political science, recently published a chapter titled "A World of Beliefs: Modeling Interactions Among Agents with Different Operational Codes." Co-authored with Stephen G. Walker, the chapter appears in the volume Beliefs and Leadership in World Politics, which is part of the Advances in Foreign Policy Analysis book series from Palgrave Press.