• Robin Hart Ruthenbeck, director of campus activities, was recently elected to the board of directors of the Community Action Center (CAC) of Northfield, Inc. The CAC serves residents of the Northfield School District and northern Rice County with a mission to promote a healthy, caring, and just community for all people.

  • Adeeb Khalid Completes Book

    March 23, 2007 at 4:56 pm

    Adeeb Khalid, professor of history, completed his new book "Islam After Communism" in November 2006.

  • Annettte Igra Publishes Book

    March 23, 2007 at 4:53 pm

    Annette Igra, associate professor of history, published her book "Wives Without Husbands: Marriage, Desertion, and Welfare in New York, 1900-1935" in June 2006.

  • Steven Schier, Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, wrote an analysis of the 2006 elections and the George W. Bush presidency that was published as the lead article in "The Forum," an internet journal of the University of California at Berkeley, in December 2006.

  • Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg Publishes

    March 23, 2007 at 4:44 pm

    Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg, associate professor of sociology and anthropology, recently published two articles and had a third article translated and reprinted, with an updated introduction, in Italian. She also recently published an edited book, "Reproduction, Collective Memory, and Generation in Africa" (Edinburgh University Press, 2006).

  • Jaye Lawrence, director of web communications and development, was runner-up for the 2006 Tamarack Award, an annual prize for excellence in short fiction, for her short story "Aim." The story appeared in the January 2007 issue of Minnesota Monthly.

  • Deborah Appleman, professor of educational studies, presented three sessions as the National Council of Teachers of English annual convention in Nashville in November, 2006. She was also elected to the Council's standing committee on research.

  • Susan Singer Serves on Leadership Summit

    March 23, 2007 at 4:31 pm

    Susan Singer, Laurence McKinley Gould Professor of the Natural Sciences, served at the leadership summit "Teaching and Learning to Improve Undergraduate Education: A Leadership Summit to Effect Change in Teaching and Learning," put on by the National Academy of Sciences Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources and Board on Life Sciences, in October 2006. Singer was also an invited participant at the "Workshop on the Conceptual Basis of Biology, Natural Academies, Board on Life Science," to provide the biology directorate at the National Science Foundation with a conceptual frame for future research, in December 2006.

  • Richard Crouter Gives Interview

    March 23, 2007 at 4:27 pm

    Richard Crouter, John M. and Elizabeth W. Musser Professor of Religious Studies, Emeritus, gave a scholarly interview on Schleiermacher and Kierkegaard that appeared as Gennaro Luise, "Intervista a Richard Crouter" in Quaderni leif Dipartimento di Scienze Umane, Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia, Università degli Studi di Catania 1/2006:114-120.

  • Alison Kettering, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Art History, published an article entitled "De Magistraat van Deventer door Gerard ter Borch" in the Deventer Jaarboek 2006. She also gave a lecture, "Rembrandt's Group Portraits," at the University of Minnesota for Dutch-American heritage day on November 16, 2006.

  • Chérif Keïta, professor of french and director of french and francophone studies, delivered the keynote address at the fundraising event for the organization "Denver and Africa Working Against AIDS" as part of Denver's World AIDS Day rally on December 1, 2006. He also contributed to a Radio France live report on Christmas conditions around the world from Durban, South Africa. Additionally, he was quoted about traditional hunters in Malian society in an article in the Algerian daily newspaper, La Nouvelle République, and on the website of Africolor, and annual world music festival organized in Paris.

  • Dean Announces Small Grants to Faculty

    March 23, 2007 at 3:41 pm

    Several faculty were awarded small grants from the faculty development endowment and the dean's research overhead fund in January. Palmar Alvarez-Blanco, assistant professor of Spanish, Jorge Brioso, assistant professor of Spanish, Larry Cooper, associate professor of political science, Nathan Grawe, assistant professor of economics, Pierre Hecker, assistant professor of English, Humberto Huegro, professor of Spanish, Mark Kanazawa, professor of economics, Silvia Lopez, associate professor of Spanish, Al Montero, associate professor of political science and director of political economy, Tsegaye Nega, assistant professor of environment and technology studies, Matt Rand, associate professor of biology, Stephan Zweifel, professor of biology, Linda Rossi, assistant professor of art, and Serena Zabin, assistant professor of history, recieved awards at the discretion of the dean to support their work.