• Kimberly Smith, professor of environmental studies and political science, has been awarded a William Nelson Cromwell Foundation Grant to support archival research for her book project "The Conservation Constitution: The Conservation Movement and Constitutional Change, 1870-1930." Her book examines the impact of the Progressive Era conservation movement on constitutional doctrine, explaining the role of the judiciary in creating the constitutional foundations of the modern environmental regulatory regime.

  • Deborah Gross, professor of chemistry, presented a talk at the American Association for Aerosol Research annual meeting in Raleigh, North Carolina, in October, entitled "Chemical Composition of Particle Emissions from Clean Cookstoves" with co-authors Tsegaye Nega, associate professor of environmental studies, and Clarissa Smith '19. At the same conference,  Smith won a student poster award for her poster, entitled "Aerosol Particle Emissions and Efficiency of Cookstove Prototypes for Use in Ethiopia," which included the same co-authors.

  • Kathleen Galotti, the William H. Laird Professor of Cognitive Science, and former students Anna Smith '17, Carl Bou Mansour '15, and Michael Schneekloth '15, recently presented a poster at the 58th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society in Vancouver, Canada. The presentation was entitled, "Poké Balls and Gym Brawls: Ways of Knowing and Learning Pokémon Go." 

  • Kathy Evertz, director of the academic support center, and two writing center consultants, Brynne Diggins '19 and Avery Naughton '18, presented "Tutor Preparation: Intelligence from the Front Lines" at the International Writing Centers Association in Chicago on November 12. They discussed the results of an international survey of undergraduate writing consultants.

  • Ken Abrams, associate professor of psychology, published a paper co-authored with Sam Krimmel '15, Stacey Johnson '15, Kate Cieslowski '15Helen Strnad '14, Arielle Melum '14, and Caroline Kryder '14. The paper, "Nicotine deprivation attenuates panic reactivity in smokers: Findings from a placebo-controlled nicotine patch study," is published in the journal Depression and Anxiety.

  • Faculty trio attends leadership institute

    November 20, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    Marty Baylor, associate professor of physics; Sarah Meerts, associate professor of psychology; and Matt Whited, associate professor of chemistry, attended the PKAL STEM Leadership Institute in Adamstown, Maryland, in July.  Founded in 1996, the PKAL STEM Leadership Institute offers more than 20 years of experience in leadership development for STEM faculty. The Institute is designed for both early- and mid-career STEM faculty engaged in leading projects aimed at transforming undergraduate STEM education in their classrooms, departments, and institutions. The five-day intensive Institute provides faculty participants with the theory and practice required to effectively manage the politics of change and contribute to the national STEM higher education reform effort.

  • Whited presents invited lectures

    November 9, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    Matt Whited, Associate Professor of Chemistry, presented invited lectures at the University of Richmond and Virginia Tech. The lectures, entitled "Transforming Carbon Dioxide with Metal/Silicon Cooperation" and "Cooperative Approaches to Modulating Transition Metal Reactivity: New Routes to CO2 Transformation," presented work with Carleton students demonstrating new avenues for utilization of carbon dioxide with applications in energy science and organic synthesis.

  • Walker gives invited talk

    November 9, 2017 at 1:23 pm
    • Constance Walker, Class of 1944 Professor of English and the Liberal Arts, gave an invited talk, "Jeeves among the Hipsters," at the biennial convention of The Wodehouse Society in Washington, D.C., October 19 through 22.

  • Adam Loy, Assistant Professor of Statistics, recently published a paper in the Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics. The paper, "Model Choice and Diagnostics for Linear Mixed-Effects Models Using Statistics on Street Corners," illustrates how to visually diagnose deficiencies in linear mixed-effects models.

  • Keita invited to screen documentary film

    November 9, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    Chérif Keïta, William H. Laird Professor of French and the Liberal Arts, was invited by the Five College African Studies Council to screen his documentary film, "Remembering Nokutela," at the Augusta Savage Gallery of the University of Massachusetts (Amherst), on November 1. 

  • Huergo publishes essay on dissemblance

    November 9, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Humberto Huergo, Professor of Spanish, recently published an essay on dissemblance in Gómez de la Serna’s photographic writings. The essay was featured in the exhibition catalogue for the show Madrid, musa de las artes, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Madrid, which will run from April through October 2018.