• Al Montero, associate professor of political science, was elected chair of the Decentralization and Subnational Public Policy section of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) during their annual conference. Montero alsowas selected as one of the program track chairs charged with the responsibility of organizing panels for the next LASA conference in 2006.

  • Debby Walser-Kuntz, associate professor of biology, was recently appointed as Carleton's Posse Mentor by Shelby Boardman, dean of the college. Walser-Kuntz will serve for academic years 2005-2007. The Posse Foundation Program holds great promise for increasing student diversity and success at Carleton, helping to build a more integrated campus community.

  • Anne E. Patrick, the William H. Laird Professor of Religion and the Liberal Arts, gave a paper titled "Interpreting Multicultural Identities: The Contributions of David Henry Hwang's Golden Child" at the International Society for Religion, Literature, and Culture meeting. The conference theme was "The Challenge of Pluralism—the Power of Interpretation."

  • Alison Kettering, the William R. Keenan, Jr. Professor of Art History, gave a lecture titled "Gerard ter Borch's The Grinder's Family and its Questions" at a symposium opening an exhibition of ter Borch paintings at the National Gallery of Art. Kettering also wrote an essay and many entries for the exhibition catalogue.

  • Kelly Connole (art) curates two exhibitions.

    November 8, 2004 at 10:11 am

    Kelly Connole, assistant professor of art, curated two exhibitions at Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, one last spring and one this fall, featuring ceramic work by professors and their students at Minnesota colleges. Connole also led a panel discussion titled "The Importance of Clay Education" in conjunction with the fall exhibition.

  • Jenny Wahl, professor of economics, is on the programming board of the National Tax Association (NTA). She moderated a session on the estate tax at the NTA annual meeting and presented a paper titled "The Mismeasure of Man: Using Estate and Income Tax Data to Construct Measures of Well-being," which was published in the NTA annual proceedings.

  • Dale Haworth (art) led tour to Mexico.

    November 8, 2004 at 10:00 am

    Dale Haworth, professor emeritus of art history, and his wife, Karen, led a group of approximately 20 people on an eight-day tour of the Oaxaca, Mexico, area focusing on the Day of the Dead festivities and examining the excellent archaeological sites and culture of the town.

  • Michael David Cohen '02 presents papers.

    November 7, 2004 at 12:18 pm

    Michael David Cohen '02 presented "Ballots, Beaux, and Arrows: Gender Relations at Carleton College in the Late Nineteenth Century" at the Northern Great Plains History Conference and a paper titled "'What Gender Is Lex?': Women, Men, and Power Relations in Colleges of the Nineteenth Century," which looks at both Carleton and St. Olaf Colleges, at the conference of the History of Education Society. Cohen was a history/mathematics major at Carleton and is now a doctoral candidate and teaching fellow in the Harvard University history department.

  • Nelson Christensen, associate professor of physics, has co-authored and published three articles in the latest issue of Classical and Quantum Gravity. The first is titled "Vetoes for Inspiral Triggers in LIGO Data," the second, "Estimating the parameters of gravitational waves from neutron stars using an adaptive MCMC method," and the third, "Searching for gravitational waves from binary inspirals with LIGO."

  • Paula Arai, assistant professor of religion, received an assistance grant from the American Academy of Religion Research. Arai plans to use the grant to further her book, "Healing Buddhist Women."

  • Jay Levi, associate professor of anthropology, was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to participate in the 2004 Community College Humanities Association Summer Institute, "Mesoamerica and the Southwest: A New History for an Ancient Land." The six week seminar was held on site in Mexico, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona.

  • Michael McNally, assistant professor of religion, gave a public lecture at the Fort Snelling Historical Center on October 4 titled "Native American Sacred Sites and Religious Freedom" as part of the Mdote/Mendota Lecture Series.