- March 1, 2006 at 11:20 am
Associate professor of chemistry Deborah Gross and colleagues from the Laboratory of Atmospheric Chemistry at the Paul Scherrer Institute (Villigen, Switzerland), the Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zurich (Switzerland) and TSI, Inc. (Shoreview, Minnesota) recently published an article in the journal Analytical Chemistry. The article, titled "Real-Time Measurement of Oligomeric Species in Secondary Organic Aerosol with the Aerosol Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer," describes work done duing Gross's sabbatical visit to the Scherrer Institute last fall and winter.
- February 24, 2006 at 11:28 am
Alfred Montero, associate professor of political science and director of the political economy concentration, recently published his text, Brazilian Politics: Reforming a Democratic State in a Changing World (Polity Press).
- February 22, 2006 at 11:54 am
Christopher Welna ’78 has been named president of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM), a consortium of 14 leading liberal arts colleges. Welna, who is currently executive director of the Helen Kellog Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame, will begin as president July 1. A history major at Carleton, Welna went on to earn a Ph.D. in political science from Duke University. He has extensive international experience, which makes him an especially good fit for ACM, which has for more than 40 years been a leader in international study for undergraduates.
- February 21, 2006 at 4:23 pm
Carleton's academic quiz team won the overall Division I championship at the sectional championship tournament in early February, earning an invitation to the NAQT Intercollegiate Championship Tournament at the University of Maryland April 7-8.
Carleton is the only small college that has qualified a Division I quiz team for the nationals for nine straight years. The others who have done so are all large universities, including Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and Michigan.
- February 20, 2006 at 2:28 pm
Susan Singer, professor of biology, was a keynote speaker for the 40th Western Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, where she spoke about "America's Lab Report."
- February 20, 2006 at 2:25 pm
Marion Cass, the Charles "Jim" and Marjorie Kade Professor of the Sciences, and her colleagues from Imperial College, Henry Rzepa and Mimi Hii, had an article published in the most recent volume of the Journal of Chemical Education (83:2).
- February 20, 2006 at 2:21 pm
Joe Chihade, assistant professor of chemistry, presented a talk on "Mitochondrial Alanyl-tRNA Synthetases: Diverse recognition strategies for Diverse tRNAS" at the 21st International tRNA Workshop held in Bangalore, India, in December. Student collaborators on this project were Greg Ducker '06, Alice Agyiri '06, Andrew Nieuwkoop '06, Amy Gauger '07 and Ali Khaki '07.
- February 20, 2006 at 2:16 pm
Andrea Nixon, associate director for academic computing, served on the program committee for the inaugural EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative annual conference. This national conference addressed emerging scholarship and best practices in understanding learners, learning principles and learning technologies.
- February 20, 2006 at 1:49 pm
Cathy Yandell, the W.I. and Hulda F. Daniell Professor of French Literature, Language, and Culture, participated in a roundtable discussion on collegiality at the Modern Language Association meeting in Washington, D.C. The edited transcript will be published in the MLA's Profession 2006. She also recently lectured at Rice University on the significance of the fragmented human body in French Renaissance culture.
- February 20, 2006 at 1:44 pm
Nancy Wilkie, the William H. Laird Professor of Classics, Anthropology, and the Liberal Arts and director of archaeology, recently published a chapter titled "Text-aided Archaeology" in Archaeology, the Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which was developed under the auspices the UNESCO, EOLSS Publishers, Oxford, UK.
- February 20, 2006 at 12:41 pm
Semaphore Repertory Dance Company, directed by dance professor Mary Easter and adjunct instructor of dance Jane Shockley, was selected for inclusion in the American College Dance Festival Association's National Festival concerts at the Kennedy Center in May.
Carleton's winning entry, "Quartet," was choreographed by Mathew Janczewski, a visiting instructor in dance and the artistic director of Arena Dances in Minneapolis. It was danced by seniors Philip Chan (Berkeley, Calif.), Dario de la Cruz (Colorado Springs), Laura Grant (Chapel Hill, N.C.) and Betsy Sylvester (Fargo, N.D.).
A biennial event, the National College Dance Festival showcases works selected from each regional conference for presentation at the Kennedy Center's Terrrace Theater. The 12th National College Dance Festival will be held May 16-18, 2006.
- February 15, 2006 at 3:57 pm
Charles Priore, research and instruction librarian and liaison for sciences, has published six articles entitled "On Safari With An Academic" for Blue Book Publications Inc (Mpls.). These stories, which chronicle his 15 days in South Africa, can be read at http://store.bluebookinc.com/NRA/NRAArticle.aspx?id=2.