• 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.

  • Nierobisz presents at conference

    September 21, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Annette Nierobisz, Professor of Sociology, presented "Religious Coping and the Job Loss Experience: A Qualitative Study of Older, Unemployed Workers," at the 2017 annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. The paper was co-authored with Dana Sawchuk, Associate Professor of Sociology at Wilfrid Laurier University.  

  • Rafferty receives NSF grant

    September 21, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Anna Rafferty, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, was the recipient of a Schloss Dagstuhl – NSF Support Grant to attend and present her research at a seminar in Germany. Financed by the National Science Foundation CNS-1257011, her grant covered travel and accommodations for the Machine Learning and Formal Methods seminar held August 27 through September 1.

  • Wietzke presents paper

    September 21, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    Hans Wietzke, Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics, recently presented the paper, "Another Species of Mimesis: The Function and Aesthetics of Aristotle's Zoological Diagrams," at the conference Zoographein: Depicting and Describing Animals in Ancient Greece, Rome, and Beyond hosted by Cornell University.

  • Weisberg delivers public lecture

    September 21, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Joel Weisberg, Herman and Gertrude Mosier Stark Professor of Physics and Astronomy and the Natural Sciences, recently delivered the Lovell Memorial Public Lecture at the Jodrell Bank Radio Observatory near Manchester, United Kingdom.  The title was, "Pulsars: Lighthouses of the Skies.

  • Alex Knodell, Assistant Professor of Classics, recently published an article, "The Brown University Petra Archaeological Project: Landscape Archaeology in the Northern Hinterland of Petra, Jordan," in the American Journal of Archaeology. The piece, co-authored with several collaborators, details the findings of the first diachronic, "intensive" archaeological survey to take place in the immediate vicinity of the ancient city of Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the "New 7 Wonders of the World." The article also contextualizes the results of the project with an archaeological history of the region from the Lower Paleolithic to the present day. Knodell served as field director of the project and lead author of the study. The journal has published the article open access and it can be downloaded through the first link above.

  • Galotti publishes new edition of her textbook

    September 21, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    Kathleen Galotti, W. H. Laird Professor of Cognitive Science, recently published a new edition of her textbook in cognitive psychology, Cognitive Psychology In and Out of the Laboratory (6th ed), with Sage Publications. It was released on August 1 and includes many photos of colleagues, their children, her children, and even some of her dogs.  

  • Costanzi co-authors paper

    September 21, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Barry Costanzi, Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics, recently co-authored a paper with collaborators at the University of Minnesota entitled "Emergent 1/f noise in Ensembles of Random Telegraph Noise Oscillators." The article appears in a recent issue of Physical Review Letters.

  • Shibata gives two invited talks

    September 11, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    Juliane Shibata, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, gave two invited talks, one at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey, British Columbia, the other at the Watershed Clay Forum V at New York University. In addition, Abbott Northwestern Hospital commissioned a sculptural piece titled Stream & flowers, which now hangs in the Piper Breast Center in Minneapolis.

  • Alison M. Kettering, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Art History, Emerita, and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Historians of Netherlandish (JHNA), announces the publication of the summer issue of this refereed, open-access journal. With this issue, JHNA has launched a completely updated design, layout, and functionality. The revamped website will attract, among others, scholars with proposals that adapt the technology developed for digital humanities to the specific needs of art history. As Managing Editor of the journal, Heidi Eyestone, Curator of the Visual Resources Collection in the Art and Art History Department, worked closely with the design firm. Jesse Barrera-Ledezma '19, Sara McAuliffe '17, Peycen Ouyang '18, Noah Scheer '18, Rebecca Stover '18, and Qimeng Yu '18, helped Heidi in migrating the content from the old to the new website.