• 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.

  • Cherif Keita, William H. Laird Professor of French and the Liberal Arts, had two of his documentary films, "Cemetery Stories" (2009) and "Remembering Nokutela" (2013), shown at a public screening at Pomona College. They were shown in advance of his upcoming residency on History, Musical Performance, and Identity in the Mande World, in collaboration with master kora player, Papa Susso (the Gambia) and master balafon player, Balla Kouyaté (Mali), from March 22 to 25.

  • David Huyck, Web Designer/Developer and 1998 alum, has illustrated his fourth book for children, Manners Are Not For Monkeys. Come celebrate the book's release on Saturday, April 2, at 10:30 a.m. at Content Books in Northfield, or on Saturday, April 2, at 2 p.m. at Red Balloon Bookstore in St. Paul. Refreshments, activities, a reading, and book signing will all be a part of both events, where we will ask, "Are you a good little monkey? Or are you well-behaved?"


  • Flory gives various music lectures

    March 21, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    Andrew Flory, Assistant Professor of Music, has given several public lectures recently. At Reed College, he led a class session and gave a talk called "Motown, Stax, and the Rise of Soul." At the annual meeting of the Society for American Music, he gave a talk called "Recording at Motown."

  • Carpenter gives talk at Hamilton College

    March 21, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    Scott Carpenter, Professor of French & Francophone Studies, recently gave a talk at Hamilton College entitled "Global Liberal Arts."

  • Matt Whited, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, gave invited seminars at University of Washington and Williams College. The talks addressed collaborative work with Carleton students examining cooperative approaches to chemical transformation of abundant yet recalcitrant feedstocks like carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and hydrocarbons.

  • Perez receives ACLS Fellowship

    March 14, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Yansi Perez, Associate Professor of Spanish, has received the Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) for her project "Los Angeles: A Cartography of Material Memory of the Central America Diaspora." A residency at California State University in the Department of Central American Studies during 2016-2017 will enable her to research culture and memory among populations from Central America’s Isthmus who were displaced post wars and revolutions, and to reconceptualize the problems of memory, mourning, and trauma.

  • Beth McKinsey, Maxine H. and Winston R. Wallin Professor of American Studies and English, has published an article "Faculty Mentoring Undergraduates: The Nature, Development, and Benefits of Mentoring Relationships" in Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 4(1), March 2016, based on data from Carleton as well as the research literature.