• Llew Smith '77 directed and produced the documentary film "Forgotten Genius" for the PBS series NOVA. The film, broadcast on February 6, is a documentary of the life of chemist, educator and civil rights champion Percy Julian. It was the first NOVA program covering a black scientist or chemistry.

  • Nathaniel Dixon '07 and Selena Pang '07 will present their research at the 56th annual meeting of the Southeastern Section of the Geological Society of America in Savannah, Georgia on March 29-30. Dixon will present his paper, entitled "Constraining the Severity of Pliocene Storms: Experimental and Theoretical Hydrodynamic Analysis of Mercenaria in Florida's Pinecrest Beds." Pang will present her paper, entitled "Spatial Variation of Dissolved Nitrogen in the Headwaters of the Highly Urbanized Brushy Creek Watershed, South Carolina."

  • Dick Ramette, Laurence McKinley Gould Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus, published an article entitled "Exocharmic Reactions Up Close" in the January 2007 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education. The article describes visually appealing chemical changes viewed with a stereo microscope.

  • Gao Hong Awarded Grants

    March 22, 2007 at 4:34 pm

    Gao Hong, adjunct instructor in Chinese musical instruments, has been selected for the most recent round of Encore awards from the American Composers Forum and her second Creative Connections award from Meet the Composers Inc. in New York. These grants will support Gao Hong as both performer and composer.

  • Julie Neiworth and Alumni Publish Paper

    March 22, 2007 at 4:27 pm

    Julie Neiworth, professor of psychology, co-authored a paper entitled "Global and local processing in adult humans, 5-year children, and adult cotton-top tamarins" with Amy Gleichman '05, Anne Olinick '04 and Kristen Lamp '05. The article was published in the November 2006 issue of the Journal of Comparative Psychology.

  • Palmer Alvarez-Blanco Publishes Article

    March 22, 2007 at 3:55 pm

    Palmer Alvarez-Blanco, assistant professor of Spanish, recently published an article titled "El sueño de la posmodernidad produce monstruos: Un mal año para Miki (2005) y el sujeto contra-nostálgico." Letras Peninsulares 239-257.

  • Andrea Nixon, special project manager/IT strategist, was invited to attend and facilitate discussions at the Cybersecurity Summit 2007 for National Science Foundation Large Research Facilities. Nixon facilitated and then reported on discussions of data identification and classification as an extension of her ongoing policy work on technological adoption and cybersecurity in higher education.

  • Trish Ferrett, professor of chemistry and director of the Carleton interdisciplinary science and math initiative (CISMI), co-organized the faculty development workshop on "Interdisciplinary Science Education: Institutional Examples, Lessons Learned, and Challenges" at Carleton and St. Olaf on February 23-25. Over 60 people attended the weekend workshop funded in part by the Midstates Consortium for Mathematics and Science and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

  • Susan Singer, professor of biology and Laurence McKinley Gould Professor of the Natural Sciences, gave a talk entitled "Computational Modeling Across the Curriculum" at a faculty workshop on interdisciplinary science education at Carleton and St. Olaf on February 24.

  • Joe Chihade, associate professor of chemistry, gave a talk with assistant professor of chemistry Greg Muth (St. Olaf College) entitled "A Research-style Biochemistry Lab: Collaborating on the Integration of Research and Teaching at Two Institutions" at a faculty workshop on interdisciplinary science education at Carleton and St. Olaf on February 24.

  • Charles Priore, science librarian and liaison to the natural sciences, is the featured article in the March/April issue of the Journal of College Science Teaching 36(5):21-21 (2007). In addition, his latest paper entitled "Integrating Bibliographic Software, Database Searching, and Molecular Modeling in an Introductory Biology Course: A Collaboration Between the Biology Department and the Science Librarian" was made possible by a grant from the Associated Colleges of the Midwest.

  • Roger Lasley, registrar, presented a session on entitled "Summer Online Registration of New Students" on March 2 at the annual meeting of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers in Boston.