• Andres Aragoneses, Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics and Joel Weisberg, Herman and Gertrude Mosier Stark Professor of Physics and Astronomy and the Natural Sciences, served as the featured physicists at discussion sessions following the play, "Einstein: A Stage Portrait," at Matchbox Theater in Minneapolis.

  • US-Ethiopian Seed Grant to Carleton

    September 29, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Deborah Gross, Deborah GrossProfessor of Chemistry, and Tsegaye Nega, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, have received a "U.S.-Ethiopian University Linkages Seed Grant" from the American embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Working with colleagues at Addis Ababa University (AAU), Prof. Gross and Prof. Nega will develop an environmental-science course that will be taught simultaneously to both Carleton undergraduates and AAU master's students.

    Professor Tsegaye NegaThis collaborative project "A Student-Centered Educational Collaboration Focusing on Sustainable Environments: Carleton College and Addis Ababa University Linkage" is an innovative effort to foster pedagogical connections between a liberal arts college and a foreign research university. Gross and Nega hope that the pilot project will serve as a basis for equipping a new generation of students (and professionals) to confront the interconnected ecological and social issues underpinning environmental crises, especially in developing countries like Ethiopia. The project will also cultivate future collaborations between Carleton and AAU, with individual classes, with academic departments and programs, or with off-campus study opportunities.

  • Nancy Wilkie, William H. Laird Professor of Classics, Anthropology, and the Liberal Arts, Emerita, attended the General Assembly of the Blue Shield (International) in Vienna, Austria from September 12 through 16. At the meeting Nancy chaired the session on Training for Cultural Property Protection in Armed Conflict and Environmental Disaster. She also was elected to a three-year term on the Board of the Blue Shield (International) as one of four representatives of national committees of the Blue Shield. 

  • Scannell co-writes article in Educause Review

    September 28, 2017 at 1:27 pm
    • Janet Scannell, Chief Technology Officer, has co-written an article called "Owning Your Professional Development: A Frye Class Reconnects, Reflects, and Forecasts" which was published in the most recent edition of the Educause Review

  • Wes Markofski

    Assistant Professor of Sociology, presented a paper titled, "Progressive Evangelicals, Critical Pragmatism, and Four Modes of Social Reflexivity," in August at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in Montreal, Quebec.

  • Klein delivers Oud demonstration

    September 28, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    Yaron Klein, Associate Professor of Arabic and Senior Lecturer in Oud, recently delivered a lecture-demonstration at the Madison Early Music Festival, titled, "Arab Music in Muslim Spain: History, Theory and Practice."

  • Michael Flynn, William H. Laird Professor of Linguistics and the Liberal Arts, recently presented a paper at the Association of Written Language and Literacy’s 11th International Workshop in Nagoya, Japan. The paper, "Creel and Boodberg; DeFrancis and Sampson," is about the history of scholarship on the nature of Chinese characters.

  • Donelan publishes article in Quarterly Review

    September 25, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Carol Donelan, Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, recently published an article, "'Sing Me a Song of a Lass that is Gone': Myth and Meaning in the Starz Original Series Outlander," in Quarterly Review of Film and Video.

  • Feldman-Savelsberg delivers book presentatio

    September 21, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg, Broom Professor of Social Demography and Anthropology, delivered a book presentation to the Project "Embodied Belonging" (Research Group Affective Societies) and the Working Group on Medical Anthropology at the Freie Universität Berlin on July 20, as well as a moderated book reading at the Afrika Medien Zentrum, one of the centers of the Afro-German movement in Berlin, on July 26. 

  • Davidson awarded NSF grant

    September 21, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Cam Davidson, Professor of Geology, has been awarded a National Science Foundation Tectonics grant (#1727991) for a collaborative four-year project with John Garver at Union College. Their project, "Collaborative Research: RUI: Translation and Accretion of the Yakutat Microplate and Prince William Terrane, Alaska," will further their study of the geology of southern Alaska, and involves training of ~25 undergraduate students. Drawn from Carleton, Union, and other liberal arts colleges participating in the Keck Geology Consortium, the students will work with Davidson and Garver in the field in Alaska as well as in the lab at Carleton and Union. In addition, the project entails substantial public education efforts at the Kenai Fjords National Park and the Tongass National Forest about the geological evolution of these areas. This project continues work begun by Davidson and Garver with a previous NSF grant (Tectonics award ID #111655) and other support.

  • Whited co-authors report for NSF

    September 21, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Matt Whited, Associate Professor of Chemistry, co-authored a report for the National Science Foundation entitled, "Mid-Scale Instrumentation: Regional Facilities to Address Grand Challenges in Chemistry." The report will form the basis for a new grant program through NSF Chemistry funding $4M-$120M instrumentation facilities for collaborative, multi-disciplinary research, and was featured in Chemical & Engineering News earlier this year.

  • Carpenter publishes narrative non-fiction

    September 21, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Scott Carpenter, Professor of French, recently published a piece of narrative non-fiction about life in Paris called "La Modification," and it was published in JMWW.