• Rini Y. Keagy, Rini KeagyVisiting Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, has been awarded a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant in media arts to complete post-production of Ordinal, a film about valley fever, a fungal disease that afflicts California's Central Valley. Combining literature such as Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath and ancient Assyrian myth, the film uses documentary, fictional, and animation techniques to explore biological and environmental forces affecting humans and Earth. Screenings will take place in Northfield and the Twin Cities.

  • Cecilia Cornejo, Cecilia CornejoVisiting Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, received a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant to complete pre-production on her new film. The project explores issues of displacement and belonging as experienced by the Latino community of Northfield, Minnesota. The finished work will combine elements of fiction with documentary techniques to present a nuanced vision of reality from a Latino perspective.

  • Monica Bruckner, Science Education Resource Center's Geoscience Assistant, presented two posters titled: "Bridging Science and Public Understanding of Long-term Soil, Water, and Vegetation Monitoring: Opportunities for broader impact connections with InTeGrate," and "On the Cutting Edge Professional Development Program—An effective model built from years of experience" at the recent American Geophysical Union conference in San Francisco. 

  • Sango awarded fellowship to continue research

    December 21, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Asuko Sango, Associate Professor of Religion, has been awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for her project “Debate in the Buddhist Monasteries of Medieval Japan.” With this year-long support, she will complete research and finish final preparations of her book on the role played by Buddhist debate in shaping the intellectual, religious, and cultural contours of Japan from the 11th to 16th centuries.

  • Knodell organizes conference at Brown

    December 21, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    Alex Knodell, Assistant Professor of Classics, recently organized a conference on Regional Approaches to Society and Complexity at Brown University.  The papers presented there will be published in an edited volume in the series Monographs in Mediterranean Archaeology (Equinox).

  • Cherif Keita, William H. Laird Professor of French and the Liberal Arts, will have his film "uKukhumbula uNokutela/Remembering Nokutela" (edited by Dominic Fucci) aired on prime time on South Africa's national broadcaster SABC2 on January 17, 2016.

  • Appleman gives multiple talks about education

    December 21, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Deborah Appleman, Hollis L. Caswell Professor of Educational Studies, recently gave the following talks: on November 17 at the University of Notre Dame, "Can the Liberal Arts Liberate the Incarcerated?: Writing from the Inside Out." On November 21 at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, in Minneapolis, "Critical Encounters with Non-Fiction: A Literature Lover's Approach." On November 23, at the University of Minnesota, "Critical Encounters in High School English: Reading the Word and the World." December 1 at Augsburg College, "Literary Theory and Non-Fiction."  On December 3 at Hamline University, "Looking through Lenses: Critical Theory and Adolescents." December 4 through 5 at the Literacy Research Association Annual Conference, in Carlsbad, California, she gave an invited talk at the Memorial for Arthur N. Applebee, a presentation, "Literacy, Equity, and Imagination Behind Bars: The Power of Creative Writing in Prison."

  • Gao Hong, Gao HongSenior Lecturer in Chinese Musical Instruments and Director of the Carleton Chinese Music Ensemble, has been awarded an Artist Initiative grant and an Arts Tour Minnesota grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. Hong will produce and perform Storytelling in Chinese Music from the Ancient Past to Modern Times in seven greater Minnesota communities.

  • Michael Kowalewski, Lloyd McBride Professor of English and Environmental Studies, has published a chapter entitled “Modern California Nature Writing” in A History of California Literature, edited by Blake Allmendinger and published by Cambridge University Press. His essay provides an overview of nature writing in California from World War II to the present. On September 15, he also delivered the opening lecture for the Margaret Evans Huntington Book Club (which will be celebrating its 140th anniversary in 2016) on this year’s topic, “California Dreamin'."

  • Keïta interviewed about his documentary films

    September 28, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Cherif Keïta, William H. Laird Professor of French and the Liberal Arts, was interviewed on VOX AFRICA TV (Paris) about his trilogy of documentary films on pre-Mandela South Africa. The 50-minute, in-studio conversation was aired several times on and after September 15 along with clips of his films and footage of the station's coverage of the June Paris première of "Rememebring Nokutela."

  • Carpenter has piece on travel writing published

    September 28, 2015 at 11:40 am

    Scott Carpenter, professor of French, recently published a piece of travel writing entitled "Deaf in Venice." It appeared in the journal Silk Road. An interview with him is also included in the volume, as well as on the journal Web site.

  • Whited presents research talk in Texas

    September 21, 2015 at 11:33 am

    Matt Whited, assistant professor of chemistry, recently presented an invited research talk at Texas A&M University on recent collaborative work with Carleton undergraduates.  The seminar, "Stoichiometric and Catalytic Reactions Exploiting Metal/Silicon Cooperation," explored new strategies for using abundant but typically inert molecules like carbon dioxide in organic synthesis.