Kudos

  • Juliane Shibata, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, was featured as a 2016 Emerging Artist in the May issue of Ceramics Monthly. She also gave two invited talks at Bowling Green State University in conjunction with the opening of 道 (Michi) - Distinctive Paths, Shared Affinity: An Exhibition of Japanese American Ceramic Artists.

  • Rob Thompson, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, has been accepted as a mentor for the program "Preparation for Industrial Careers in Mathematical Sciences" (PIC Math). As part of this program, Rob will advise a group of Carleton students as they tackle industrial mathematics research problems proposed by business, industrial, and government partners. Past participants in the program have worked on problems for Los Alamos National Lab, Intel Corporation, RAND Corporation, and many others. Students will present problem solutions directly to company liaisons and publicly at the national "Mathfest" conference in Summer 2017. PIC Math is a program administered by the Mathematical Association of America and Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF grant DMS-1345499).  Click here for more information.

  • Jeff Snyder, Assistant Professor of Educational Studies, contributed to a forum on the purpose of public education in Boston Review.

  • 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).

  • 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.  

  • 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

  • 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.  

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Estill has piece published in MELUS

    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.

  • 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.