• Alison M. Kettering, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Art History, recently published an article titled "De Magistraat van Deventer door Gerard ter Borch" in the Deventer Jaarboek 2006. In November, she presented a lecture titled "Rembrandt's Group Portraits" at the University of Minnesota in honor of Dutch-American Heritage Day.

  • Jaye Lawrence Wins Writing Award

    December 19, 2006 at 3:56 pm

    A short story by Jaye Lawrence, director of web communications and development, appears in the January 2007 issue of Minnesota Monthly magazine. Her story "Aim" was selected as a runner-up for the 2006 Tamarack Award, one of the nation's largest awards for a single work of short fiction. The story follows a Korean War veteran on a fateful hunting trip with his grandson, a new Army recruit, before the boy ships out to Iraq.

  • Cathy Manduca

    December 14, 2006 at 12:48 pm

    Cathy Manduca, director of the Science Education Resource Center, recently co-edited a book entitled "Earth and Mind: How Geologists Think and Learn about the Earth." The book, released in late October, was published by the Geological Society of America as a Special Paper.

  • Steven Schier and Greg Marfleet

    December 14, 2006 at 12:40 pm

    Steven Schier, Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, and Greg Marfleet, assistant professor of political science, published an article in the Spring 2006 issue of The American Review of Politics, a peer-reviewed scholarly journal. Their article is entitled "After the Midterm Ordeal: Election Results and Presidential Belief Systems."

  • Kathleen Galotti

    December 14, 2006 at 12:34 pm

    Kathleen Galotti, professor of psychology and cognitive studies, chaired a session and delivered a talk entitled "Making Decisions with Your Spouse" at the annual meeting of the Psychonomics Society in Houston in November.

  • Arjendu Pattanayak

    December 14, 2006 at 12:29 pm

    Arjendu Pattanayak, assistant professor physics, recently returned from India, where he gave an informal talk to undergraduate students at the Institute for Mathematics and Applications (in Bhubaneswar) on chaos. Professor Pattanayak also gave a talk on "Chaos, decoherence, and the difference between the quantum and classical worlds" at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (at Chennai).

  • Chérif Keïta

    December 14, 2006 at 12:03 pm

    Chérif Keïta, professor of French and director of French and Francophone studies, recently had his film entitled "Oberlin-Inanda: The Life and Times of John L. Dube" featured in the Fall 2006 issue of the Oberlin Alumni magazine in an article entitled "Oberlin Roots Inspire South African Educator."

  • David Liben-Nowell

    December 14, 2006 at 11:47 am

    David Liben-Nowell, assistant professor of computer science, gave an invited tutorial entitled "Navigation and Evolution of Social Networks" at the Modeling and Mining of Networked Information Spaces winter school (associated with the 4th Workshop on Algorithms for the Web Graph) in Banff, Alberta in November.

  • Kelly Connole

    December 11, 2006 at 11:18 am

    Kelly Connole, assistant professor of art, has work included in an exhibition titled "What is a Cup?" at Vulcan Gallery 5 in Oakland, CA. She received the People's Choice Award for her ceramic piece "Savoring a Pear Flavored Cup."

  • Adriana Estill

    December 11, 2006 at 11:06 am

    Adriana Estill, assistant professor of English and American studies, was invited by the Latin American studies program at Pomona College to give a talk in November entitled "Rimel's Reason: Makeup's Beautiful Paradox in Mexican and Chicana Poetry."

  • Julie Neiworth and Psychology Students

    December 11, 2006 at 10:56 am

    Julie Neiworth, professor of psychology, presented research on "Two tests of social inequity aversion on cotton top tamarins" with undergraduate co-authors Elizabeth T. Johnson ('07), Katie Willock ('08), Julia Greenberg ('08) and Vanessa Brown ('07) at the 47th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society in Houston, TX in November.

  • George Shuffleton

    December 6, 2006 at 3:47 pm

    George Shuffleton, assistant professor of English, was an invited participant in the 5th Medievalist Writing Workshop, held at the University of California, Davis. He presented material titled "John Carpenter's Philobiblon and the Management of Oblivion in 15th Century London."