- November 2, 2006 at 1:28 pm
Two alumni of Carleton College are featured in a new publication put out by The Consortium on Financing Higher Education (COFHE) called "Take a Closer Look: Colleges and Universities Opening Doors, Changing Lives."
KaShia T. Moua ’99 founded in St. Paul an organization called the Hmong Women's Circle, an in-school enrichment program that focuses on teaching Hmong women their language and culture and providing role models for girls. Moua is now a law student at the University of Wisconsin.
Raul Raymundo ’87 is cofounder and executive director of The Resurrection Project, a Chicago nonprofit that works to create healthy communities through organizing, education and community development.
Founded in 1974, COFHE is a nonprofit coalition of 31 prominent private colleges and universities commited to improving the quality and effectiveneess of these institutions and reinforcing their efforts to remain affordable and accessible for students from all socioeconomic backgrounds.
- October 30, 2006 at 10:34 am
The Voice, Carleton's alumni magazine, recently was awarded top honors by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the largest and most prestigious judge of university publications in North America. This is the first year Carleton has entered the CASE competition and The Voice won the gold medal for Best College/University Alumni Magazine. The competition was limited to District V schools only, "but we faced some steep competition, including top-notch magazines from Notre Dame, University of Chicago, Penn State, Denison and Illinois Wesleyan," says Teresa Scalzo, director of publications and editor of The Voice.
- October 23, 2006 at 3:55 pm
Kenneth Huber, senior lecturer in piano at Carleton College, will play a recital in New York City in November, as part of the Music at Holy Trinity series. The recital will be held on Thursday, November 16 at 8 p.m. in the The Church of the Holy Trinity, which is located at 316 E. 88th St. in Manhattan.
- October 4, 2006 at 11:58 am
Joel Weisberg, professor of physics and astronomy, recently presented a lecture to the Princeton University physics department entitled "The Hulse-Taylor Binary Pulsar: Birth of the Field of Binary and Millisecond Pulsars."
- September 22, 2006 at 11:04 am
Chérif Keïta, professor of French, was recently interviewed about Malian music and the Festival on the Niger River on the August 26 and September 9 editions of BBC Radio3 World.
- September 22, 2006 at 10:28 am
Cathy Manduca, Sean Fox, and Ellen Iverson of the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) authored a paper entitled "Influencing User Behavior though Digital Library Design: An Example from the Geosciences," which was published in the May 2005 issue of D-Lib magazine. The paper has also been chosen as the winner of the Geoscience Information Society's Best Paper Award to be presented at the 2006 meeting of the Geological Society of America.
- September 22, 2006 at 10:25 am
Fred Hagstrom, professor of art, had a print included in "The Printed Image," a national print exhibition at the Topeka and Shawnee County Library in Topeka, Kan. His print received a purchase award and will be included in the library art collection.
- September 22, 2006 at 9:36 am
Greg Marfleet, assistant professor of political science, recently published a chapter titled "A World of Beliefs: Modeling Interactions Among Agents with Different Operational Codes." Co-authored with Stephen G. Walker, the chapter appears in the volume Beliefs and Leadership in World Politics, which is part of the Advances in Foreign Policy Analysis book series from Palgrave Press.
- September 22, 2006 at 9:24 am
Steven Schier, Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, participated in a roundtable session at the American Political Science Association meetings in Philadelphia on September 1. The roundtable was entitled "The Modern Paradox of Presidential Power: Katrina and 9/11." He also accepted an award for Andrew Kaufman '07 who received honors for the best undergraduate paper on the presidency, awarded annually by the Presidency Research Group of the American Political Science Association.
- September 15, 2006 at 12:16 pm
Mark McKone, professor of biology, recently co-authored a paper in the journal Diversity and Distributions with Brody Sandel '04 entitled "Reconsidering null models of diversity: Do geometric constraints on species ranges necessarily cause a mid-domain effect?" This is the sixth paper in a peer-reviewed journal to result from work done in the Tropical Rainforest Ecology class, which includes a trip to the Costa Rican rainforest during winter break.
- September 15, 2006 at 12:13 pm
Alison Ketterling, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Art History, delivered a keynote lecture, "Representations of Work in 17th-century Dutch Art," at the annual conference of the Werkgroep van de Zeventiende Eeuw in Amsterdam on September 1, 2006.
- September 15, 2006 at 12:09 pm
Peter Balaam, assistant professor of English, presented a paper at the American Literature Association general meeting in San Francisco in May. His talk, "Laughter in Heaven: Orthodoxy as Rebellion in Gilead," was part of a panel of the American Religion and Literature Society. Balaam also presented a paper entitled "Principles of Culture: Emerson's Encounter with Charles Lyell" at a conference on Transatlanticism in American Literature at St. Catherine's College, Oxford, July 13-16.