• Kathleen Galotti, professor of psychology and cognitive studies and director of cognitive studies, has authored a chapter titled "Setting goals and making plans: How children and adolescents frame their decisions" in a forthcoming volume titled "The development of judgment and decision making in children and adolescents," edited by Janis Jacobs and Paul Klaczynski and published by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

  • George Soule, professor emeritus of English, published an article titled "`The Prelude' and the French Revolution" in the January 2005 issue of The Charles Lamb Bulletin.

  • Emily Meyer '04 has been named to the American Sociological Association's (ASA) Honors Program, involving exceptional upperclass undergraduate sociology students in a series of special events in conjunction with the annual ASA meetings. This is a relatively new program and the first time that a Carleton student will participate. Meyer is a sociology/anthropology major at Carleton.

  • The Semaphore Repertory Dance Company spent four days in Ames, Iowa at Iowa State University, this year's hosts of the regional American College Dance Festival.

  • Sam Demas, college librarian and senior lecturer, is one of six experts—an architect, four librarians and a humanities professor—who wrote essays for the new Council on Libary and Information Resources report titled "The Library as Place: Rethinking Roles, Rethinking Space." Demas' essay is titled "From the Ashes of Alexandria: What’s Happening in the College Library?".

  • Gloria Jimenez '07 wins merit award.

    March 14, 2005 at 2:10 pm

    Gloria Jimenez '07 was selected as a "Garden Intern" by the North Shore Chicago Botanic Garden Club. Each intern receives a $1,000 merit award to put towards his or her education. Jimenez was one of three interns to win the award this year.

  • Julie Neiworth, professor of psychology, presented research titled "Assessment of Number by Tamarins" with psychology majors Alison Lewis '05 and Maren Sonstegard '05 at the annual Comparative Cognition Society Meeting. Neiworth also gave an invited address titled "The Face in the Mirror: What Primate Reseach Tells Us about Evolution and the Human Mind" at Gustavus Adolphus College.

  • Susan Jaret McKinstry, the Helen F. Lewis Professor of English, has been chosen as a member of the Bingham Selection Committee, a group of five faculty from different institutions and fields who are considered excellent teachers. The committee evaluates teaching and gives teaching awards at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky.

  • Tricia Ferrett, professor of chemistry, was selected as one of 20 2005 Carnegie Scholars by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Ferrett received a joint award with her collaborator, Joanne Stewart, professor of chemistry at Hope College (Mich.), to assess interdisciplinary science learning in first-year and general education seminar courses at Carleton and Hope. These awards aim to create a community of scholars whose work will advance the profession of teaching and deepen student learning. The award includes more than two weeks in residence at the Foundation with other scholars.

  • Susan Singer, professor of biology, gave an invited presentation on teaching science as a liberal art at the Fifth Annual Conversation on the Liberal Arts.

  • Deborah Appleman, professor of educational studies, visited Monmouth College as part of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest's new FaCES Visiting Scholar initiative. During her stay, Appleman gave three talks, one to a group of faculty involved in an interdisciplinary project, one to a general collegewide audience and one to education students. All of the talks focused on Appleman's research using contemporary critical theory to read both literary and cultural texts.

  • Gao Hong (music) awarded grants.

    March 14, 2005 at 12:58 pm

    Gao Hong, adjunct instructor of Chinese musical instruments and performance activities coordinator for music, was awarded a Creative Connections grant (formerly Meet The Composer Fund) from Meet the Composer Inc. and her second Emerging Composer Commission from the Jerome Foundation. Hong will have two world premieres of her music and be a guest performer. "Forest Stream" for pipa with piano, violin and cello will be performed by The Bakken Trio on Sunday, April 24th, 2 p.m. at the Southern Theater, 1420 Washington Avenue South in Minneapolis. "Flying Dragon," a pipa concerto, will be performed by the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra on July 10, 8 p.m. at Lake Harriet Bandshell in Minneapolis. It was commissioned by the Composers Commissioning program of the American Composers Forum.