• Bourne holds talk and book signing

    October 19, 2017 at 1:05 pm
    • Jenny Bourne, Raymond Plank Professor of Incentive Economics, recently held a talk and book signing at the Oliver Kelley farm in Elk River on her latest book, In Essentials, Unity: An Economic History of the Grange Movement. "In Essentials, Unity" draws upon numerous historical records, including a century’s worth of documents left by an Edina chapter of the Grange, to present a lively picture of a fraternal organization devoted to improving the lot of farmers but whose legacies extend far beyond agriculture. The Grange was a large-scale experiment in grassroots collective action; its efforts to rein in the monopoly power of railroads raised an important and still-timely question: What is the role of the government in regulating private enterprise? Following her remarks, National Grange President Betsy Huber and Minnesota Grange President T.J. Malaskee talked briefly about the modern Grange. Bourne's current research explores the connections between income and wealth for American households.

  • Gupta publishes book on social movements

    October 5, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    Devashree Gupta, Associate Professor of Political Science, recently published a book, Protest Politics Today, with Polity Press. The book, which offers students of social movements a broad overview of the field and which draws on many contemporary social movement examples, is currently available in the U.K. and will be released in the U.S. in late Octobe

  • 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.