- September 6, 2016 at 10:47 am
Faress Bhuiyan, Assistant Professor of Economics published an article in Applied Economics on the individual level determinants of happiness. The paper, titled, "Extreme bounds of subjective well-being: Economic development and micro determinants of life satisfaction," investigates 61 determinants of life satisfaction as they relate to the country's level of economic development.
- August 22, 2016 at 10:40 am
Matt Whited, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, has been selected as a Cottrell Scholar by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement. The Cottrell Scholar program honors excellent early career teacher-scholars in chemistry, physics, and astronomy and provides funding and professional development opportunities.
- August 22, 2016 at 10:38 am
Carol Trosset, Associate Director of Institutional Research and Assessment and Abby Trout, Associate Director of the Career Center, presented "Learning Good Employee Skills: Maximizing Internship Program Effectiveness," at the InternBridge Career Services Online Conference.
- August 22, 2016 at 10:32 am
Layla Oesper, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, recently co-authored an article in the journal Cell Systems entitled "Inferring the Mutational History of a Tumor Using Multi-state Perfect Phylogeny Mixtures." This work was done in collaboration with researchers at Brown University.
- August 22, 2016 at 10:30 am
Raka Mitra Associate Professor of Biology, gave a talk titled "The bacterial wilt pathogen, Ralstonia solanacearum: Effector proteins and plant root responses," at the 6th International Bacterial Wilt Symposium in Toulouse, France.
- August 22, 2016 at 10:27 am
Justin London, Professor of Music and Cognitive Science, recently published an article in Frontiers in Neuroscience: Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience, co-authored with Rainer Polak (Max Planck Institute Frankfurt) and Nori Jacoby (MIT). Their paper, "Both Isochronous and Non-Isochronous Metrical Subdivision Afford Precise and Stable Ensemble Entrainment: A Corpus Study of Malian Jembe Drumming," uses fine-grained performance timing data to show that music which "swings" can be played just as precisely as music that is played "straight," and that models of auditory rhythmic processing must be able to account for both.
- August 22, 2016 at 10:17 am
Chérif Keïta, William H. Laird Professor of French and the Liberal Arts, was a guest on "Overnight," a history program on South Africa's national radio SAfm.
- August 22, 2016 at 10:11 am
Assistant Professor of Economics Faress Bhuiyan and Academic Technologist Paula Lackie won a runner-up award in the paper competition for IASSIST 2016 for their paper, "Mitigating Survey Fraud and Human Error: Lessons Learned From A Low Budget Village Census in Bangladesh." It will be published in The IASSIST Quarterly, a peer-reviewed publication of articles dealing with social science and data services. Some of the very early research was supported by Academic Technology DataSquad students Maraki Ketama '15, Gordon Leory '15, Carl Bou Mansour '15, and Ben Strauss '16.
- August 22, 2016 at 10:02 am
Associate Professor of Psychology Ken Abrams chaired a symposium titled, "Traversing Boundaries: Incorporating Study Abroad into the Undergraduate Psychology Curriculum," at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association in Denver. He also presented a talk within the symposium titled, "Teaching Cross-Cultural Psychopathology in the Czech Republic." Other presenters included Dana Gross (St. Olaf College), Caroll Enns (Cornell College), and Dana Dunn (Moravian College).
- August 17, 2016 at 12:08 pm
Andrea Mazzariello, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, has been awarded a $5,000 “Established Artist” grant from The Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council for his new musical project, “Plant Another Flower.” With the SEMAC grant, Andrea will develop a new piece of music and words to perform himself, centered on drums, keyboards, voice, and electronics played simultaneously. He will premiere this “one-person band” work - which merges his experience playing rock music with his experience writing concert music - at the Northfield Arts Guild in March 2017.
- August 3, 2016 at 12:17 pm
Christopher Calderone, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant for his project “RUI: Condensation Domain-Catalyzed Dehydration.” His research identifies new pathways by which bacteria and fungi produce molecules known as non-ribosomal peptides, examples of which include such therapeutically important medicines as cyclosporin and penicillin. This project involves four student researchers each year, the development of educational modules for undergraduate teaching labs at Carleton, and the development of curriculum for the public-private LearningWorks partnership program in downtown Minneapolis to teach underserved middle-school students molecular biology concepts and techniques.
- July 25, 2016 at 12:19 pm