• Annette Nierobisz Presents at Conferences

    October 5, 2007 at 1:53 pm

    Associate professor of sociology Annette Nierobisz recently presented "Gaining Ground: The Role of the Canadian Human Rights Commission in Advancing Sexual Orientation Equality Rights in Canada" at the Joint Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association and Research Committee on Sociology of Law (ISA) in Berlin, Germany. In August she presented "Out of the Closet and into the Public Eye: A Human Rights Perspective on the Development of Sexual Orientation Equality Rights in Canada" at the 2007 annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in New York, NY. While in New York, she also attended the "Human Rights and Sociology" conference at Columbia University.

  • Visiting instructor in Spanish Alejandro Enríquez presented a paper entitled "Religious Syncretism and Colonial Anxiety: A Comparative Analysis of the Historia de Yucatán (1633) and El Libro de Chilam Balam de Chumayel" at the 27th International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association in Montreal, Canada.

  • Leon Lunder, professor of physical education, athletics and recreation and athletic director presented the paper, "Let Philosophy Guide Behavior" at the January 2007 NCAA national convention and granted permission for the work to be reprinted for publication in the NCAA Online Resource News.

  • Music major Kim Nguyen '08 (Burnsville, Minn.) has been selected into the semi-finals for the American Regional Competition of the 2007 China Central Television Folk Instrument TV Competition. Nguyen will perform live on the Chinese pipa this Sunday, October 7 at US Chinese Radio. The work Nguyen is performing, "Flying Dragon," was composed by Gao Hong Dice, performance activities coordinator in music and adjunct instructor in Chinese musical instruments.

  • Nicolina Hernandez '08 (North Hollywood, Cali.) will be the student keynote speaker for the Achievement Gap Summit which will take place at the Sacramento Convention Center November 13th and 14th, 2007. Sponsored by the California Department of Education, the summit will address the educational crisis resulting from a systemic gap between California's highest and lowest performing students. Hernandez, a first-generation Mexican-American, has also served as a facilitator at the Chicago Youth Leadership Conferences, Inc. and has studied indigenous rights, culture and political climate in Guatemala and Mexico.

  • Carleton Geology Students to Present Research

    September 26, 2007 at 9:50 am

    Sarah Titus, assistant professor of Geology, Cameron Davidson, associate professor of geology, Cathryn Manduca, Director of the Science Education Resource Center, Carol Ormand '89, geoscience assistant, Lauren Andrews '07 (Bella Vista Cali.), Jack Gibbons '07 (Hurley, Wis.) and Matthew Dettinger '08 (Washington, Penn.) will present their research at the 119th annual meeting of the Geological Society of America. The meeting will be held October 17-31 at the Colorado Convention Center in Philadelphia. Approximately 6300 geoscientists are expected to attend.

  • Student Article Chosen for APS News

    September 18, 2007 at 3:14 pm

    International relations major Gaetan Damberg-Ott '07 was recently published in APS News, the trade publication of the American Physical Society. His article, a creative riff on relativistic time-dilation effects, entitled "The Case of the Missing Time" is featured in APS News' Zero Gravity column. The paper stemmed from the Revolutions in Physics class that Damberg-Ott took last spring with Arjendu Pattanayak, associate professor of physics.

  • George Soule, Professor of English, emeritus, reviewed A. N. Wilson's biography of Sir John Betjeman titled simply "Betjeman" which has been published in Magill's Literary Annual (2007). Professor Soule also recently stepped down as chair of the board of the Cannon Valley Elder Collegium, where he had taught courses for the Collegium for nine of the last ten years.

  • Humberto Huergo Publishes Paper

    September 17, 2007 at 11:04 am

    Professor of Spanish Humberto Huergo published a paper on Neo-Baroque aesthetics in the Fall issue of La Habana Elegante.

  • Charles "Jim" and Marjorie Kade professor of the sciences Marion E. Cass and her colleague Henry Rzepa (Imperial College London) published their research exploring the mechanisms of molecular motions entitled "In Search of the Bailar and RayDutt Twist Mechanisms That Racemize Chiral Trischelates: A Computational Study of Sc(III), Ti(IV), Co(III), Zn(II), Ga(III), and Ge(IV) Complexes of a Ligand Analogue of Acetylacetonate" in Inorganic Chemistry.

  • Greg Marfleet Presents Political Science Paper

    September 17, 2007 at 10:54 am

    Assistant professor of political science Greg Marfleet presented a paper entitled "Passing Cold Fronts: Relations between Canadian & U.S. Leaders During Wartime" at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association in Chicago. He also served as the discussant on a panel devoted to "Cognition and Foreign Policy Decisions."

  • Joel Weisberg Participates in National Meetings

    September 17, 2007 at 10:44 am

    Herman and Gertrude Mosier Stark Professor of Physics and Astronomy and the Natural Sciences Joel Weisberg recently attended the meeting "Forty Years of Pulsars" at MacGill University in Montreal, co-presenting two posters and serving as a discussion leader. He also attended the meeting "Frontiers of Astronomy with the World's Largest Radio Telescope" in Washington, D.C. and served as a discussion moderator.