Kudos

  • Roy Elveton (philosophy) presents paper

    September 18, 2005 at 1:39 pm

    Roy Elveton, the Maxine H. and Winston R. Wallin Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Studies, presented a paper, titled "Nietzsche, Time and the Lifeworld," at the 15th International Conference of the Friedrich Nietzsche Society of Great Britain and Ireland. The theme of the conference was "Nietzsche on Time and History." The conference was held at Peterhouse College, Cambridge.

  • Ensign Cara Jones '03 is a member of the U.S. Navy's women's basketball team and played in the 2005 U.S. Women's Armed Forces Championship against team Air Force on September 10. Jones majored in economics at Carleton.

  • Qiguang Zhao, the Burton and Lily Professor of Chinese, recently published a collection of his poems and articles, titled "Many Roads, Heart’s Journey," in China. Zhao also gave a speech, titled “The Fluttering of the Dragon Flag: On the Rise of the Chinese Language,” at the First World Chinese Conference. A number of major Chinese media outlets reported on the speech. Zhao also was the only professor on a conference panel composed of international statesmen that included a Thai princess, the Singaporean Minister of State for Education, the head of the Russian Federal Educational Agency and the speaker of the house of the Ethiopian Federation.

  • San Miguel Church. Used by permission.

    Sandra Leng Kashyap '71 painting on JSH cover

    September 8, 2005 at 8:26 am

    The painting titled “San Miguel Church” by Santa Fe artist Sandra Leng Kashyap '71 has been selected for the September cover of medical journal Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing. The journal goes to 17,000 physicians and registered nurses. The subject of the painting is the oldest church in New Mexico. Leng Kashyap's artwork is featured on her Web site, SandraLengKashyap.com. She majored in philosophy at Carleton.

  • Book Cover of "Villa Victoria: The Transformation of Social Capital in a Boston Barrio" by Mario Luis Small '96

    Mario Luis Small '96 wins two book awards

    September 8, 2005 at 7:52 am

    In 2004, Mario Luis Small '96 published a book, titled "Villa Victoria: The Transformation of Social Capital in a Boston Barrio," through the University of Chicago Press. A sociological study of how the social networks and community participation of a group of Puerto Rican residents in Boston are affected by neighborhood poverty, the book has won the prestigious C. Wright Mills Award from the Society of the Study of Social Problems and the Robert E. Park Award from the Community and Urban Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association. Small is an assistant professor of sociology at Princeton University and majored in sociology/anthropology at Carleton.

  • The Carleton physics department was responsible for four papers appearing in the latest issue of Classical and Quantum Gravity, volume 22. Nelson Christensen, associate professor of physics, and physics major Mark Knight '06 co-authored two papers titled "A first comparison between LIGO and Virgo inspiral search pipelines" and "A first comparison of search methods for gravitational wave bursts using LIGO and Virgo simulated data." Christensen was a co-author for the paper titled "A time-domain MCMC search and upper limit technique for gravitational waves of uncertain frequency from a targeted neutron star" and was the sole author of "Veto studies for LIGO inspiral triggers."

  • Richard Crouter, professor emeritus of religious studies,published a book review of "Soren Kirkegaard: A Biography" by Joakim Graff in the September 6 issue of Christian Century.

  • James "Jim" Priest '60, English major

    James "Jim" Priest '60

    September 2, 2005 at 2:04 pm

    James "Jim" Priest, M.D. '60 has just published a book titled "Beating Prostate Cancer without Surgery." The book includes Priest's personal journal of his own struggle with the disease, 20 brief articles on important aspects of prostate cancer and a foreward by South African Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who is also a prostate cancer survivor. Priest has a web site about his work at JamesPriest.com. Priest was an English major at Carleton.

  • Henry "Hal" Beresford '06

    September 1, 2005 at 8:26 am

    Henry "Hal" Beresford '06 is the co-author of a paper titled "Cyclosporine-A Discourages Ethanol Intake In C57bl/6j Mice: a Preliminary Study" and published in the September 2005 issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol. The research studied the role of immuno-suppressants in lowering alcohol preference in mice. Beresford is a mathematics major at Carleton.

  • Nelson Christensen, associate professor of physics, has co-authored and published an article with Adam Libson '04 and David Steussy '04 titled "Search for gravitational waves associated with the gamma ray burst GRB030329 using the LIGO detectors" in Physical Review. Libson and Steussy majored in physics at Carleton.

  • Adeeb Khalid

    The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) recently awarded Adeeb Khalid, associate professor of history, an ACLS Fellowship. With his fellowship, Khalid will spend the academic year 2005-06 researching and writing a book titled "The Making of Soviet Central Asia, 1917-1929."

  • David Newkirk '74, mathematics / philosophy major

    The University of Virginia's Darden School of Business has named David Newkirk '74 as its new CEO of Executive Education. He will assume his responsibilities in September, just as Darden begins to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Newkirk was formerly a Senior Vice President of Booz Allen Hamilton and served as a partner of the firm from 1991-2004. He has served as a member of the United Kingdom's Competition Commission, an independent director of the British Government's Energy Group Advisory Board and a member of London Business School's Global Advisory Board. Newkirk has also been senior executive at American Express, where he held a series of management positions in the US, Hong Kong and Europe. Newkirk majored in mathematics and philosophy at Carleton and has a degree from Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar.