- May 2, 2016 at 2:52 pm
Andrea Nixon, Director of Educational Research, served on the inaugural panel of the Liberal Arts Consortium for Online Learning's (LACOL) Online Colloquium Series. The panel titled "Learning Data: What do we know? What do we want to know?" also featured colleagues from Pomona, Swarthmore, Williams, and Haverford Colleges. Nixon presented a case study centered on Carleton's experimentation with an adaptive quizzing tool designed to help students make greater gains in learning quantitative skills. Based on this initial experimentation and analysis, Carleton will be launching an experimental online bridge program called the Carleton Undergraduate Bridge Experience (CUBE).
- May 2, 2016 at 2:50 pm
Tun Myint, Associate Professor of Political Science, presented a research paper titled "Public Memory (Not History) in Political Transition: Political Economy of Democratic Transition in Myanmar/Burma" at the 2016 Mid-West Political Science Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, April 7 through 10. Click here to see the video version of the paper.
- May 2, 2016 at 2:43 pm
Cherif Keita, William H. Laird Professor of French and the Liberal Arts, recently wrote a tribute to the iconic Malian photographer, Malick Sidibé, who passed away on April 14. This tribute can be found on the website, Africa Is A Country.
- May 2, 2016 at 2:35 pm
Juliane Schicker, Visiting Assistant Professor of German, presented an invited lecture titled "How to listen to Kurt Weill" for the course "Brecht's Music, Films and Afterlife(s)" at the University of Minnesota.
- May 2, 2016 at 2:30 pm
David Liben-Nowell, Associate Professor of Computer Science, and Julia Strand, Assistant Professor of Psychology, published an article in the Journal of Memory and Language, "Making long-distance relationships work: Quantifying lexical competition with Hidden Markov Models." This paper demonstrates a novel method for predicting word recognition accuracy and suggests that fruitful professional collaborations may begin during happy hours.
- May 2, 2016 at 2:28 pm
Cherif Keita, William H. Laird Professor of French and the Liberal Arts, was recently the guest of the Panafrican and African Studies programs of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pittsburgh, presenting his new film project, "Greetings From Djoliba, An American Village in Mali." He also screened his film, Remembering Nokutela.
- May 2, 2016 at 2:25 pm
Becky Boling, Stephen R. Lewis Jr. Professor of Spanish and the Liberal Arts, received a Distinguished Alumni Award and delivered the commencement address to the graduating class of 2016 in the Liberal Arts at the University of Southern Indiana, on April 30.
- May 2, 2016 at 2:09 pm
Adriana Estill, Associate Professor of English and American Studies, recently published "Mexican Chicago in Sandra Cisneros's Caramelo: Gendered Geographies" in MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States 2016.
- May 2, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Faress Bhuiyan, assistant professor of economics, and Paula Lackie, academic technologist, will have an article "Mitigating Survey Fraud and Human Error: Lessons Learned From A Low Budget Village Census in Bangladesh" forthcoming in The IASSIST Quarterly, issue 40-3. This is an international, peer-reviewed, indexed, open access quarterly publication dealing with social science information and data services.
- April 25, 2016 at 1:21 pm
Andrea Nixon, Director of Educational Research, just concluded two years of service on MIT's External Advisory Board for their Online Education Policy Initiative (OEPI). She then served as a panelist at the National Academy of Sciences responding to the OEPI's final report titled Online Education: A Catalyst for Higher Education Reforms.
- April 25, 2016 at 1:19 pm
Jay Levi, Professor of Anthropology, presented "Space Travel and Time Machines among the Highland Maya: Ancient Cosmology in Modern Towns" at the Maya Society of Minnesota meeting on April 15 in St. Paul.
- April 25, 2016 at 1:08 pm
Carol Donelan, Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, presented a paper, "'Sing Me A Song of a Lass That is Gone': Myth and Meaning in the Starz Original Series Outlander," at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference in Atlanta on March 30. The focus of the panel was on representations of sex and marriage in film and media.