• Amy Csizmar-Dalal Awarded Patent

    May 31, 2007 at 3:26 pm

    Amy Csizmar-Dalal, assistant professor of computer science, was awarded U.S. Patent #7,216,165—"Streaming Media Quality Assessment System"—on May 8, 2007. Her co-inventor on the patent is Edward Perry, formerly of Hewlett-Packard Laboratories.

  • Arjendu Pattanayak Publishes Paper

    May 30, 2007 at 4:02 pm

    Arjendu Pattanayak, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, has published a paper titled "Bifurcations and sudden current change in ensembles of classically chaotic ratchets" in Physical Review E. The paper was co-authored with Anatole Kenfack and Sean Sweetnam '08 (Madison, Wisc.).

  • Melinda Russell, associate professor of music, presented "Teaching As If American Music Matters" at the annual meeting of the MidAmerica American Studies Association in Kansas City. She also presented a talk titled "You Don't Have To Be A Singer To Be In The Choir: Musical Participation In An Illinois City" at the annual meeting of the Midwest Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology in Terre Haute, Ind. Russell is the president-elect of the Midwest Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology.

  • Nancy Wilkie on Panel at Stanford

    May 23, 2007 at 3:51 pm

    Nancy Wilkie, William H. Laird Professor of Classics, Anthropology, and the Liberal Arts, recently participated in a panel at Stanford University on "Collecting...Ethics: A Conversation."

  • Fred Hagstrom, professor of art, along with students Jeff Rzeszotarksi '10 (Chesterland, Ohio) and Cory Swanson '10 (Milaca, Minn.) have been selected to represent Carleton at this year's Technos International Week in Japan which will be held June 2-16, 2007. This will be an exciting opportunity for them to meet people and experience Japanese culture.

  • Assistant professor of art Stephen Mohring and his wife, Joanna Rawson, received Artist Support Stipends at Can Serrat International Art Center, El Bruc, Spain for a one-month residency in May. Professor Mohring also received a Blacklock Nature Sanctuary/Jerome Foundation Fellowship for a residency this coming November. Mohring is also the set designer for the Ten Thousand Things Theater Company's production of "Little Shop of Horrors," being performed in June in Minneapolis.

  • Susannah Ottaway Presents Seminar

    May 23, 2007 at 3:04 pm

    Susannah Ottaway, associate professor of history, presented a seminar in March at the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure on "Workhouses, Families and the Rights of the Poor under the Old Poor Laws."

  • Trish Ferrett, professor of chemistry and director of the Carleton Interdisciplinary Science and Math Initiative (CISMI), gave a talk with Hope College chemistry professor Joanne Stewart titled "Developing Interdisciplinary Skills in Novice Learners" in April at Grinnell College. Ferrett and Stewart, both 2005 Carnegie Scholars, presented results from their joint research study on integrative science learning. Their talk was part of a series of events for Grinnell's college-wide interdisciplinary program, the Expanding Knowledge Initiative (EKI).

  • Anne Ulmer Publishes Article

    May 23, 2007 at 2:34 pm

    Anne Ulmer, professor of German, recently had her article titled "Dream and Reality: Turn-of-the-Century Vienna—With On-Site Field Trip" published in a new electronic (peer-reviewed) journal called "Teaching Austria." The article is about Professor Ulmer's winter-term break program in Vienna.

  • Melissa Eblen-Zayas, assistant professor of physics, received a Research Corporation Cottrell College Science Award to support her research project, "Exploration of possible phase inhomogeneity in EuO thin films exhibiting a colossal magnetoresistive response."

  • Chérif Keïta, professor of French and director of French and Francophone studies, is one of 20 international scholars invited by the Ministry of Culture of Mali to attend the first celebration of the Charter of Kurukan Fuga, the constitution which founded the Empire of Mali in the 13th century. This celebration, which will take place between May 30 and June 3, aims to open a fruitful dialogue between modern researchers and the keepers and performers of the oral tradition of Mali and of surrounding countries.

  • Prowe Receives Rotary Service Award

    May 21, 2007 at 4:58 pm

    Peggy Prowe, a former Carleton teacher and coach, Northfield City Council member and co-founder of the Mill Town Bike Trails committee has been awarded of the Northfield Rotary International’s "Marston Headley Service Above Self Award." The award is given each year to a member of the club who has given of her/his time and energy to make this club a success and also for strong involvement in the community. It was started by Rotary International about thirty years ago and the Northfield chapter began awarded it in 1988.