• Donna Ricks, women's cross country head coach, has been named the MIAC coach of the year after leading the Knights to their second straight MIAC title. This marked the third time Ricks has been named MIAC coach of the year, as she previously earned the honor in 1995 and 2004. She is only the third MIAC women's cross country coach to lead her team to back-to-back conference titles.
  • Jamie Monson (history) presents in Berlin

    November 10, 2005 at 2:56 pm
    Jamie Monson, associate professor of history, gave an invited talk at the Humboldt University in Berlin this fall on the history of the Maji Maji War in Tanzania: "The Uses of Medicine: Memory, Modernity and Conversion in the Maji Maji War." Monson also has published a chapter titled "The Tribal Past and the Politics of Nationalism in Mahenge District, Tanzania," in the volume In Search of a Nation: Histories of Authority and Dissidence in Tanzania, published by Ohio University Press.
  • Susannah Ottaway, associate professor of history, gave a lecture titled "Images of Old Age in Eighteenth-Century England" at an Interdisciplinary Conference on Aging sponsored by the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, in Marbella, Spain. She also presented a paper titled "Poor Relief as an Essential Human Right during the Enligtenment" at the North American Conference on British Studies.
  • Kelly Connole, assistant professor of art, attended the Art of Fine Craft Conference, where her ceramic sculpture was included in a national juried exhibition. She also gave an invited talk at Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis on "Embracing History-- Using Ceramic Art History in Contemporary Studio Practice" as part of a continuing education program for Minnesota teachers.

  • Richard Crouter, Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies, gave the Karl Jaspers Lecture at Ripon College Cuddesdon, Oxford on the topic: "On Needing the Niebuhrs: The Plight of Protestant Theology in America."
  • Arjendu Pattanayak, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, attended the Oberlin College conference on "Computation and Modeling: 2005 - The Undergraduate Arena," where he presented a poster session titled "Increasing Ensemble Coherence using Nonlinear Hamiltonians." Co-authors on the poster were Carleton physics majors Anton de la Fuente '03, Ted Holby '04, Dan Krawisz '04, Jorge Silva '04, Dan Brooks '05 and Lawrence Urrichio '05. Pattanayak also made an invited presentation as part of a panel on "Strategies for Involving Undergraduates in Computational Research." The trip was partially funded by HHMI-CISMI.

  • Stephen Mohring (art) installation opens

    November 4, 2005 at 10:15 pm
    Stephen Mohring, assistant professor of art, has an installation on exhibit at Franconia Sculpture Park in Shafer, Minn., sponsored in part by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board and, in part, by a grant from Carleton College for a summer student intern, Kate Clark '06. Mohring also designed and built the set for Ten Thousand Things Theater Company's current production of "Antigone."
  • Michael McNally, associate professor of religion, contribute material on Native American religious freedom to a roundtable discussion on the "Future of Religious Freedom in America," hosted by the Freedom Forum's First Amendment Center.
  • Eleanor Zelliot, the Laird Bell Professor Emerita of History, gave the annual Ambedkar Lecture at Manchester Metropolitan University (U.K.), titled "Dr. Ambedkar's worldview and caste inequality." Zelliot also edited a book with Rohini Mokashi-Punek, titled Untouchable Saints: An Indian Phenomenon.
  • Chérif Keïta, professor of French, had his documentary film, "Oberlin-Inanda: The Life and Times of John L. Dube," selected for the Ninth Rencontres Cinématographiques africaines of Bordeaux (France), to be screened as part of a special tribute to the first decade of Democracy in South Africa. "Oberlin-Inanda" also has been selected for screening by the New York African Diaspora Film Festival for screening at Anthology Film Archives. The film also is ready for distribution and screening at SITHENGI (the South African Film Market and Festival) in this November through Film Resource Unit of Johannesburg.
  • Nancy Cho (English) publishes

    November 4, 2005 at 10:09 pm
    Nancy Cho, associate professor of English, will publish an article in the fall issue of The Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, titled "Beyond Identity Politics: National and Transnational Dialogues in Anna Deavere Smith’s 'Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992' and Chay Yew’s 'A Beautiful Country' ." Cho also has a brief entry on Asian American literature in the Encyclopedia of Literature and Politics: Censorship, Revolution, and Writing,.
  • Greg Marfleet, assistant professor of political science, presented a paper, titled "The Emergence of Decision: Complexity, Small Groups and Foreign Policy Choices" at the International Studies Association, Mid-West Section annual meeting.