• London gives talk on tempo

    November 10, 2016 at 11:28 am

    Justin London, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Music, Cognitive Science, and the Humanities, recently gave a talk on "What is Musical Tempo" at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics in Frankfurt. This Max Planck Institute brings together researchers from Music, Literature and Linguistics, Cognitive Science, and Neuroscience to "explain the psychological, neuronal and socio-cultural basis of aesthetic perceptions and judgements."  London's talk considered the acoustic structure of the movement, the listener's cultural familiarity with the music, and the kinematic responses to the music, showing that explaining our perception of tempo is neither simple nor straightforward.


  • Knodell publishes book review

    November 10, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Alex Knodell, Assistant Professor of Classics, recently published a review of a book concerning the prehistory of the Paximadi Peninsula, Southern Euboea, and Greece which appeared in Classical Review (66.2).


  • Keita screens his documentary

    November 10, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Chérif Keïta, William H. Laird Professor of French and the Liberal Arts, had his documentary film, "Remembering Nokutela" (2013) screened on October 28, during an event organized by AfroBeat Radio, Brooklyn, New York, and participated in a Q&A session with the audience by Skype.


  • Hong wins 2017 Arts Tour grant

    November 10, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Gao Hong, Director of the Carleton Chinese Music Ensemble and Senior Lecturer in Chinese Musical Instruments, has won a FY 2017 Arts Tour Minnesota grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. She will conduct performances and outreach activities featuring storytelling music from the Chinese pipa repertoire in small, rural community libraries throughout greater Minnesota.


  • Gross co-authors teaching module

    November 10, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Deborah Gross, Professor of Chemistry, co-authored a recently published online teaching module titled Earth Systems Thinking as part of the InTeGrate (Interdisclipinary Teaching about Earth for a Sustainable Future) collection. The Earth Systems Thinking module prepares students to address complex systems issues for a sustainable future and fills a key need to educate students about the importance of the systems approach, uses examples that involve data and the construction and manipulation of systems models, and helps students approach complex, interdisciplinary problems



    Kathleen Galotti, William H. Laird Professor of Cognitive Science; and Andrea Nixon, Director of Educational Research; Lacey (Dorman) Clare '09; and Courtney McManus published an article entitled "The Academic Experiences Survey (AES):  Measuring Perceptions of Academic Climate in Liberal Arts Institutions," in the October 2016 issue of the Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Volume 16, No. 5, pp. 32-48.


  • Abrams gives talk at recognition conference

    November 10, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Ken Abrams, Associate Professor of Psychology, gave an invited talk at the fourth annual Roma in Europe: Toward Representation and Recognition conference at the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Czech Republic. The title of his talk was "Reducing Prejudice Toward the European Roma: Lessons from US History."


  • Keita gives screening of his film

    October 31, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Chérif Keïta, William H. Laird Professor of French and the Liberal Arts, was invited to give a screening of his film, uKukhumbula uNokutela/Remembering Nokutela, and a talk at the Seth Mokitimi Methodist Seminary and to present a paper at the CIHA Blog Conference on Religion, Governance and Humanitarianism in Africa, October 19 through 21, in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Recently, Remembering Nokutela had its second broadcast this year on national South African television SABC3, at the opening of the 2016 Women's Month in the country. The Witness newspaper featured Keïta research in an article titled, "A Forgotten Heroine Has Been Returned to her Rightful Place."

  • Kathy Evertz, Director of the Academic Support Center; Renata Fitzpatrick, Assistant Director of the Writing Center and Coordinator of Second Language Writing; and Zara Pylvainen '17, presented at the International Writing Centers Association conference in Denver, Colorado, October 15-16.

  • Connole's art chosen as cover for new book

    October 31, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Kelly Connole, Associate Professor of Art, recently learned an image of her installation "From Here To There" was chosen as the cover art for Su Smallen's new book of poetry titled Kinds of Snow (Green Writers Press). Also, the February 26, MN Original segment featuring Connole has been nominated for a 2016 Upper Midwest Regional Emmy Award.

  • Wietzke gives invited talk in San Antonio

    October 27, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Hans Wietzke Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics, recently gave an invited talk, "Ontogeny Recapitulates Phylogeny: Thucydides and the Literary Tradition," at Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. 

  • Tun Myint Associate Professor of Political Science, was invited to give an inaugural lecture for the 2016 Tocqueville Lecture Series at the Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. His lecture, titled "Citizen Science in a Democracy: A Case of Thai Baan Research," was delivered on September 9.  Click here to see the abstract and the paper.