• Alison M. Kettering, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Art History, Emerita, and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art (JHNA), announces the publication of the Winter 2017 issue (vol. 9:1). This special issue honors the memory of Walter Liedtke, former Curator of European Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, who unexpectedly died in 2015. One of the seventeen essays was written by Paul Crenshaw '90. Heidi Eyestone, Curator of the Visual Resources Collection in the Art and Art History Department, served as Managing Editor, working with two students, Sarah McAuliffe '17 and Qimeng Wu '18.

  • Chérif Keïta, William H. Laird Professor of French and the Liberal Arts, published an article titled, "Nelson Mandela et John Dube: une mémorable généalogie politique," in Etudes littéraires africaines (France), Numéro 41 (2016), pp. 149-52. He also produced with Medialab Africa a 21-minute video of his interview/recital with the international Malian recording singer Kassé Mady Diabaté, with Lansiné Kouyaté (on balafon) and Badjè Tounkara (on nkoni), about the antique tradition of musical epic Praise-Singing and Identity articulation (artistic and communal) in the Mande cultures of West Africa. This recording took place at Carleton in September of 2015.

  • Gao Hong honored in Beijing

    January 24, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Gao Hong, Director of the Carleton Chinese Music Ensemble and Senior Lecturer in Chinese Musical Instruments, had the highest honor for a traditional Chinese musician. She was invited to perform a world premiere pipa concerto on December 23, 2016 with the China National Orchestra for its "2017 New Year Concert" at the China National Center for the Performing Arts (The China National Opera Theater) in Beijing. She was also invited to give a lecture and a concert at the University of Shanghai Science and Technology on December 16, 2016. Both concerts received rave reviews in China.

  • Appleman publishes research handbook

    January 24, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Deborah Appleman, Hollis L. Caswell Professor of Educational Studies, recently published a research handbook on adolescent literacy, Adolescent Literacies A Handbook of Practice-Based Research, co-edited with Kathleen Hinchman of Syracuse University. In addition, she presented papers at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Conference in Atlanta for a featured session on mass incarceration, as well as at the Literacy Research Association Annual Meeting in Nashville on practitioner-based research methods. Also, she was the keynote speaker for the Annual Writing Project Conference at UC-Irvine in December. Finally, she gave invited talks about literary theory and adolescents to English Education methods classes at the following institutions in December: University of Minnesota, Hamline University, and Augsburg College.

  • Yang co-authors paper in mathematical journal

    January 19, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Jed Yang, Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science, co-authored a paper entitled "Geodesics on the regular tetrahedron and the cube" published in Discrete Mathematics.

  • Shuffelton publishes article on Chaucer

    January 19, 2017 at 11:58 am

    George Shuffelton, Associate Dean of the College and Professor of English, published "Sorry, Chaucer: Mixed Feelings and Hyapatia Lee's Ribald Tales of Canterbury," in a collection published by The Ohio State University Press titled Chaucer on Screen: Absence, Presence, and Adapting the Canterbury Tales.  

  • Sharpe earns PhD

    January 19, 2017 at 11:54 am

    Celeste Tường Vy Sharpe, Academic Technologist for Instructional Technology, successfully earned her PhD in History from George Mason University with her born-digital dissertation titled, "They Need You! Disability, Visual Culture, and the Poster Child, 1945-1980." Her project examines how poster child imagery shaped post-World War II American forms of charitable campaigns and intersectional understandings of physical disability.

  • Janell Rothenberg, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology, participated in several conferences in November. She presented a paper, "Port Stoppage and the Shifting Visibilities of Infrastructure and Labor in Morocco," at the workshop, States of Circulation, at the Danish Institute for International Studies in Copenhagen. She presented a paper, "Moroccan Trucking and the Everyday Logistics of Euro-Mediterranean Trade," at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in Minneapolis. Finally, she participated in a roundtable she co-organized on "Electrifying Middle East and North African Studies" at the Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting in Boston. 

  • London gives talk in London

    January 19, 2017 at 11:50 am

    Justin London, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Music, Cognitive Science, and the Humanities, gave colloquium talks this past December on "Hearing Musical Rhythm: You Need More Than Your Ears" at Goldsmiths University, London, and the University of Hertfordshire. In language perception, the "McGurk Effect" occurs when one hears one phoneme, sees someone speaking a different phoneme, and then mentally constructs a hybrid perception that is neither. With audio and video demonstrations, he showed how similar things can happen when we listen to music, especially with respect to a listener's grasp of rhythm and tempo.  

  • Knodell presents paper in Greece

    January 19, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Alex Knodell, Assistant Professor of Classics, recently presented a paper on his fieldwork in Greece at the annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America in Toronto, Ontario, January 5 through 8: "The 2016 Mazi Archaeological Project: Regional Survey and Settlement Investigations in Northwest Attica." He also chaired a session on Archaeological Survey.

  • Julia Strand, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Violet Brown '17, and Hunter Brown '17, presented research at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society in Boston, Massachusetts. The project, "Keep listening: Grammatical context reduces but does not eliminate activation of unexpected words" used eye-tracking to evaluate how listeners incorporate contextual information during spoken word recognition.

  • Charles Priore, Jr., Reference and Instruction Librarian for Sciences, has published two chapters entitled: "Locating and Using Biological Literature" and "Documenting the Paper"  in the bestselling biology handbook, Writing Papers in the Biological Sciences 6th edition, by Victoria E. McMillan. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s 2017.