• 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.

  • David Lefkowitz, assistant professor of art, has an exhibit of paintings titled "La Videbla Mondo" at Thomas Barry Fine Arts gallery in Minneapolis from September 18-October 23.

  • Teri Takehiro, technology assistant to the director of the language center, competed in the Ultramax Iron Distance Triathlon at Smithville Lake, Mo. She completed the 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run in 12 hours and 19 minutes, an hour faster than her previous best time. She came in fourth among the women, and first in her age group.

  • Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg, associate professor of anthropology, presented a talk titled "Teaching Transformations via Ethnographic Classics and Restudies," at the ACM African Studies Conference. Feldman-Savelsberg also gave two public lectures while on sabbatical in Graz, Austria. The first was at the Institute of Folklore and Cultural Anthropology of the Karl-Franzens Universität on the social consequences of rumor and the other at the "Hammelfest" of the Austrian Association of Textile Research on transformations in Bamileke royal display cloth in Cameroon.

  • Paula Arai, assistant professor of religion, recently gave three presentations. "Healing Buddhist Women" was the keynote address at the International Buddhist Women's Conference, held in South Korea. "Women and Zen Master Dogen: Rituals of Empowerment" was presented at the Zen Mountain Monastery International Conference and "Ancestors as Healers in Japanese Buddhism" was given at the Eastern Buddhist League Conference.

  • Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, has been elected to the board of the American Political Science Association's Presidency Research Group.

  • Chérif Keïta, professor of French, was invited by the Africa-America Institute and the House Sub-Committee on Africa to screen his new documentary film entitled "Oberlin-Inanda: The Life and Times of John L. Dube" on Capitol Hill on July 14, 2004. In attendance were diplomats, World Bank and House staffers, Carleton alums and South Africans living in the D.C. area. Keita also has been invited by South African authorities to assist in the creation of two sculptures of John Dube in honor of his pioneering work in the field of education and journalism and as the co-founder and first President of the African National Congress from 1912 to 1917.

  • David Alberg (chemistry) receives award.

    September 22, 2004 at 9:22 am

    David Alberg, associate professor of chemistry, received a 2004 Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Chemical Research from the University of Indiania, Bloomington, chemistry department at the university's annual Excellence in Undergraduate Chemical Research Symposium. Alberg also gave a lecture on his research titled “The Synthesis and Evaluation of Inhibitors of Trypanothione Reductase.”