- March 21, 2016 at 1:18 pm
Andrew Flory, Assistant Professor of Music, has given several public lectures recently. At Reed College, he led a class session and gave a talk called "Motown, Stax, and the Rise of Soul." At the annual meeting of the Society for American Music, he gave a talk called "Recording at Motown."
- March 21, 2016 at 1:17 pm
Scott Carpenter, Professor of French & Francophone Studies, recently gave a talk at Hamilton College entitled "Global Liberal Arts."
- March 14, 2016 at 2:18 pm
Matt Whited, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, gave invited seminars at University of Washington and Williams College. The talks addressed collaborative work with Carleton students examining cooperative approaches to chemical transformation of abundant yet recalcitrant feedstocks like carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and hydrocarbons.
- March 14, 2016 at 2:09 pm
Yansi Perez, Associate Professor of Spanish, has received the Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) for her project "Los Angeles: A Cartography of Material Memory of the Central America Diaspora." A residency at California State University in the Department of Central American Studies during 2016-2017 will enable her to research culture and memory among populations from Central America’s Isthmus who were displaced post wars and revolutions, and to reconceptualize the problems of memory, mourning, and trauma.
- March 14, 2016 at 2:07 pm
Beth McKinsey, Maxine H. and Winston R. Wallin Professor of American Studies and English, has published an article "Faculty Mentoring Undergraduates: The Nature, Development, and Benefits of Mentoring Relationships" in Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 4(1), March 2016, based on data from Carleton as well as the research literature.
- March 14, 2016 at 2:03 pm
Julie Klassen, Professor of German, Emerita, has published an article in the German literary quarterly, TEXT + KRITIK (Vol. 208, October 2015), entitled "Lieben Sie etwa die Russen? Motive der Gesamtliebe im Werk von Angela Krauβ" [Do you perhaps love the Russians? Motifs of Total Love in the Works of Angela Krauβ]. The article explores the East German narrator’s readiness to embrace her encounters with the Russian people stationed in her country as integral to her life. Their portrayals also embody a basic narrative strategy that undermines monolithic stereotypes, creating in their place a rich and multi-layered relationship to the Other.
- March 14, 2016 at 2:02 pm
Bob Dobrow, Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, has a new book, Introduction to Stochastic Processes with R, published by Wiley.
- March 14, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Stacy Beckwith, Professor of Hebrew, gave an invited introduction on Spanish Jewish history and medieval 'cantigas' (songs), March 3 at Beth El Synagogue in St. Louis Park. This was for the "Sephardic Music from Spain" concert in the "International Spanish Music Festival" that the Casa de España en Minnesota (Spanish cultural organization in Minnesota) put on around the Cities February 25 through March 4.
- March 9, 2016 at 9:07 am
Alex Knodell, Assistant Professor of Classics and Co-Director of Archaeology, has been awarded two grants in support of the Mazi Archeological Project, which he co-directs with colleagues from Switzerland and Greece. The Loeb Classical Library Foundation and the Institute for Agean Prehistory have provided funds to support mapping, geophysical survey, and aerial thermography at newly discovered and previously known prehistoric, Classical, and Byzantine-period sites in northwest Attica, Greece. Located in the Kithairon mountain range and on the borders of the historical polities of Athens and Thebes, the Mazi Plain was a critical crossroads between the regions of Attica and Boeotia, as well as central and southern Greece. This funding furthers two previous years’ field work; four Carleton students joined the team last year and three to four will participate in summer 2016. For more information, see www.maziplain.org.
- March 8, 2016 at 1:34 pm
Yansi Perez, Associate Professor of Spanish, has received the Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) for her project “Los Angeles: A Cartography of Material Memory of the Central America Diaspora.” A residency at California State University in the Department of Central American Studies during 2016-2017 will enable Professor Perez to research culture and memory among populations from Central America’s Isthmus who were displaced post wars and revolutions, and to reconceptualize the problems of memory, mourning, and trauma.
- March 2, 2016 at 12:26 pm
Analysis, a prestigious philosphy journal, named associate professor of philosophy and cognitive science Jason Decker an associate editor.
- February 22, 2016 at 2:10 pm
Matt Whited, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER grant for a five-year project entitled "Cooperative Small-Molecule Activation by Ambiphilic Pincer-Type Complexes Featuring Metal/Main-Group Bonds." His project, involving as many as 23 undergraduate researchers, seeks to develop new approaches to difficult chemical transformations such as selective oxidation of hydrocarbons and reduction of carbon dioxide to chemical feedstocks, with the goal of extending these reactions to earth-abundant and sustainable metal catalysts. Professor Whited will meet the CAREER program's mandate that his research have a broad social impact by continuing development and assessment of course-based undergraduate research experiences. He will also be expanding an outreach effort to bring Northfield and Faribault high-school students, including many who belong to groups that are underrepresented in post-secondary education, into Carleton chemistry laboratories.