• Justin London, Professor of Music and Cognitive Science, recently gave two colloquium talks out east.  At Princeton University he presented his latest research on cross-modal perception of musical tempo ("Speed on the Dance Floor"), and at the University of Connecticut he gave a presentation on "Really Bad Music: Musical and Moral Mistakes."

  • Hong is awarded a Silver Medal for CD

    April 4, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Gao Hong, Senior Lecturer in Chinese Musical Instruments, was just awarded a Silver Medal in the Album category by Global Music Awards in Los Angeles for her newest CD, "Pipa Potluck-Lutes Around the World." Global Music Awards is a top-tier international music competition that honors talented musicians around the world. It is a showcase for musical gems and unique voices. In 2012 Gao Hong's "Flying Dragon" also won the Award of Excellence in the category Instrumental Performance Solo at the Global Music Awards.

  • Jim Fergerson, Director of Institutional Research and Assessment, was a co-organizer of the recent Associated Colleges of the Midwest Institutional Research meeting at Beloit College. He shared several customized ACM peer data reports and did demonstrations of "Reverse-engineering IPEDS College Navigator" and "Interactive Reporting on Baccalaureate Origins of Doctoral Recipients." He also presented "New Dimensions on Alumni Outcomes" on Carleton's Pathways initiatives and reporting on alumni employment and graduate education outcomes from the data warehouse.

  • Becky Boling, Stephen R. Lewis, Jr., Professor of Spanish and the Liberal Arts, is one of eight poets to win the Sixth Annual Sidewalk Poetry Contest in Northfield. Her poem, as well as the other winning entries, will be read on KYMN Radio's ArtZany! Show at 9 a.m. on April 15. Later in August there will be a public reading in Bridge Square. Eventually the poem, "squatters we lease," will be imprinted on one of the city sidewalks.

  • Stacy Beckwith, Professor of Hebrew, was the lead organizer of a seminar at the American Comparative Literature Association annual meeting, Harvard University, March 17 through 20. The seminar was titled "Narrating Sepharad Today," and the paper was titled, "Sepharad (Medieval Jewish Spain) through a Levitical Lens."

  • Debora Appleman, Hollis L. Caswell Professor of Educational Studies, just published Teaching Literature to Adolescents with Routledge Press. Her co-authors are Richard Beach, University of Minnesota; Bob Fecho, Teachers College; and Rob Simon, Ontario Institute for the Study of Education (OISE). Professor Appleman also gave an invited talk in March at Teachers College, Columbia University, on how to integrate literary theory into urban secondary classrooms.

  • Raleigh co-authors article on families

    March 28, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    Liz Raleigh, Assistant Professor of Sociology, co-authored an article with Rose Kreider titled, "Residential Racial Diversity: Are Transracial Adoptive Families More Like Multiracial or White Families?" in Social Science Quarterly.  

  • Roger Jackson, John W. Nason Professor of Asian Studies and Religion, recently gave a lecture at Maitripa College, Portland, Oregon, entitled "Opening the Great Seal: Mahamudra in the Geluk Tradition." He also conducted a weekend seminar on the same topic at Sravasti Abbey, a Tibetan Buddhist nunnery in Newport, Washington.

  • Hardy publishes essay in online journal

    March 28, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    Rob Hardy, Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics, published the essay "Bee Line: How the Honey Bee Defined the American Frontier" in the online journal Readings. The essay traces the spread of the honey bee, an introduced species, in advance of white settlement, and examines what bee hunting tells us about property rights on the frontier. The essay looks at references to honey bees and bee hunting in 18th- and 19th-century travelers' accounts, as well as in 19th-century stories and novels by Caroline Kirkland, James Fenimore Cooper, and others. Readings is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal that aims to publish scholarship accessible to a general audience. 

  • Scott Carpenter, Professor of French, in collaboration with Andrea Lanoux of Connecticut College published an article in IIE Networker (the publication of the Institute of International Education) called "On the Power and Limits of Faculty-Led Internationalization."

  • Jay Beck, Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, has published his book Designing Sound: Audiovisual Aesthetics in 1970s American Cinema as part of the “Techniques of the Moving Image” series at Rutgers University Press. The book examines the evolution of sound practices in American cinema during the late 1960s and 1970s, and how sound design was central to the era’s experimentation with new modes of cinematic storytelling. 

  • Knodell awarded two archeology grants

    March 21, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Alex Knodell, Assistant Professor of Classics and Co-Director of Archaeology, has been awarded two grants in support of the Mazi Archaeological Project, which he co-directs with colleagues from Switzerland and Greece. The Loeb Classical Library Foundation and the Institute for Agean Prehistory have provided funds to support mapping, geophysical survey, and aerial thermography at newly discovered and previously known prehistoric, Classical, and Byzantine-period sites in northwest Attica, Greece. Located in the Kithairon mountain range and on the borders of the historical polities of Athens and Thebes, the Mazi Plain was a critical crossroads between the regions of Attica and Boeotia, as well as central and southern Greece. This funding furthers two previous years’ field work; four Carleton students joined the team last year and three to four will participate in summer 2016. For more information, click here.