• Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, has been elected to the board of the American Political Science Association's Presidency Research Group.

  • Chérif Keïta, professor of French, was invited by the Africa-America Institute and the House Sub-Committee on Africa to screen his new documentary film entitled "Oberlin-Inanda: The Life and Times of John L. Dube" on Capitol Hill on July 14, 2004. In attendance were diplomats, World Bank and House staffers, Carleton alums and South Africans living in the D.C. area. Keita also has been invited by South African authorities to assist in the creation of two sculptures of John Dube in honor of his pioneering work in the field of education and journalism and as the co-founder and first President of the African National Congress from 1912 to 1917.

  • David Alberg (chemistry) receives award.

    September 22, 2004 at 9:22 am

    David Alberg, associate professor of chemistry, received a 2004 Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Chemical Research from the University of Indiania, Bloomington, chemistry department at the university's annual Excellence in Undergraduate Chemical Research Symposium. Alberg also gave a lecture on his research titled “The Synthesis and Evaluation of Inhibitors of Trypanothione Reductase.”

  • Parker Wheatley, visiting assistant professor of economics, presented a paper titled “Analyzing the Economics of Ownership and Participant Affiliation in E-Markets for Agricultural Commodities” at the Symposium on the Digital Divide. The symposium was sponsored by the Management Information Systems Research Center (MISRC) of the University of Minnesota as well as the Center for Research on Information Technology and Organizations of the University of California, Irvine. The paper was co-authored with Robert Kauffman, director of the MISRC.

  • Al Montero, associate professor of political science, was invited to act as Program Track Chair for the Track on Economies: Local, Regional, Global for the upcoming Latin American Studies Association Congress. As track chair, Montero will receive papers and shape all panels on the political economy of decentralization, regional and subnational development for the forthcoming meeting of Latin-Americanists, the largest of its kind in the world. Montero also has published an article titled "Competitive Federalism and Distributive Conflict in Democratic Brazil" in the volume "Reforming Brazil" edited by Mauricio Font and Anthony Spanakos.

  • Colleen Strese, development assistant, completed the Breast Cancer 3-Day, a 60-mile walk over the weekend of September 10-12. Of more than 2,000 walkers, Strese was the 12th highest fundraiser.

  • Michael Kidd, visiting assistant professor of Spanish, published his translation of Pedro Calderon de la Barca's La vida es sueno and received the Colorado Endowment for the Humanities Publication Prize for his work.

  • Silvia L. López, assistant professor of Spanish, lectured this summer on her current research on critical theory at the Universities of São Paulo and Porto Alegre in Brazil, and at the Catholic University in El Salvador. Her essay titled "National Culture, Globalization and Post-War El Salvador," appeared in Comparative Literature Studies. A chapter titled "Peripheral Glances: Adorno's Aesthetic Theory in Brazil" will be published in Globalizing Critical Theory and an essay titled "Your Simone: eros, ethics and the other scene of writing in Simone de Beauvoir" will appear in Modern Language Notes.

  • Three articles by Eleanor Zelliot, the Laird Bell Professor Emerita of History, appeared in encyclopedias this year. "Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar" was written for the new Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, "Untouchability" for the New Dictionary of the History of Ideas and "Untouchables (Dalits)" for the Encyclopedia of the Developing World. Zelliot also published a chapter titled "Caste in Contemporary India" in Contemporary Hinduism and a book she edited with Rohini Mokashi-Punekar, "Untouchable Saints: An Indian Phenomenon," will appear later in the year from Manohar Publishers in New Delhi.

  • Mary Moore Easter, the Rae Schupack Nathan Professor of Dance and the Performing Arts, was one of the honorees at the 2004 Black Arts Ball. The event celebrates the history and vitality of the Twin Cities black arts community and honors African Americans who have made significant contributions.

  • Michael David Cohen '02 published an article titled "Bartlett's Familiar Quotations: 'A Glancing Bird's Eye View' by a 'Morbid Scholiast,' " in the Harvard Library Bulletin Fall 2004 issue. The article began as an assignment for "Writing in the 1850s", a Carleton English course taught by Sarah Wadsworth. Cohen was a history/mathematics major at Carleton and is now a Ph.D. student in history at Harvard.

  • Dan Rustad, development officer, published an article titled "On the Cutting Edge: Researchers as Advisors to the Front-Line Fund Raiser" in the Summer 2004 issue of Connections, the quarterly journal of the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement.