• Julie Neiworth Wins Top Honor

    May 14, 2007 at 1:16 pm

    Julie Neiworth, professor of psychology, has been selected to receive an award for the best paper published in the Journal of Comparative Psychology in 2006-07. The award, called the Frank A. Beach Comparative Psychology Award, is given by the American Psychological Association (APA). The article was co-authored by Neiworth and Carleton alumni Amy Gleichman '05, Anniei Olinick '04, and Kristen Lamp '05. Their research compared perceptual processing in children and monkeys and found connections with deficits and autism. Neiworth's current NIH grant is further examining these deficits to find perceptual diagnostics for autism and to explore monkeys as a model of the perceptual deficits of autism.

  • Becky Boling Publishes Article

    May 14, 2007 at 11:56 am

    Becky Boling, professor of Spanish, authored an article entitled "The Trope of Nature in Latin American Literature: Some Examples," which was published in the recently printed Summer 2006 edition of Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature. The article was generated by conference work and a course she teaches at Carleton.

  • David Liben-Nowell Publishes Article

    May 3, 2007 at 2:53 pm

    David Liben-Nowell, assistant professor of computer science, co-wrote a journal article entitled "The Link-Prediction Problem for Social Networks." The article recently appeared in the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (May 2007).

  • Baird Jarman Presents Lecturesular

    May 3, 2007 at 2:39 pm

    Baird Jarman, assistant professor of art history, presented a talk entitled "Inventing a Grail Knight for the Progressive Era: Edwin Austin Abbey's 'The Castle of the Grail' in the Boston Public Library" at the annual national conference of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) in Boston on April 5. Jarman also chaired a panel entitled "Depolarizing American Modernism: 1915-1940" at the annual national conference of the College Art Association (CAA) in New York on February 16.

  • Sam Demas, college librarian and senior lecturer, delivered the keynote address at the recent annual meeting of the Northfield Historical Society. Entitled "Should We Establish a Northfield History Collaborative?," his talk proposed a vision of how the local cultural heritage institutions might collaborate in documenting local history, engaging the participants in discussion of the possibilities.

  • Jenny Wahl, professor of economics, authored a paper titled "Stay East, Young Man? Economic Effects of the Dred Scott Decision" to appear in the spring 2007 issue of the Chicago-Kent Law Review. Professor Wahl recently presented the paper at a colloquium sponsored by the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School, honoring the 150th anniversary of the case.

  • Melinda Russell, associate professor of music, was the keynote speaker at the Symposium in Musicology/Ethnomusicology held March 24 by UJive, the University of Minnesota Musicology/Ethnomusicology Graduate Student Organization. Russell's talk was on "Musicological Scholarship on the American Midwest."

  • Nancy Wilkie, William H. Laird Professor of Classics, Anthropology, and the Liberal Arts, recently lectured to the Winnipeg, Milwaukee, Appleton, and Rockford Societies of the Archaelological Institute of America on her archaeological research in Greece, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

  • MidBrains 2007 Conference a Success

    May 3, 2007 at 11:37 am

    Julie Neiworth, professor of psychology; Larry Wichlinski, associate professor of psychology; and Clark Ohnesorge, visiting assistant professor of psychology, helped to plan the successful inaugural "MidBrains 2007" conference, held at Macalester College on Saturday, April 28. Student presenters included Mariko Teruya '06, Linda Nickens '07, Aaron Fanta '07, and George Kachergis '07.

  • Textbook by Galotti in Fourth Printing

    April 4, 2007 at 4:52 pm

    A textbook entitled "Cognitive Psychology In and Out of the Laboratory" by professor of psychology and cognitive science Kathleen Galotti has just been published in its fourth edition by Thomson Wadsworth. The book also contains several photographs by Nancy Ashmore '72, many of which feature Carleton alumni.

  • Kimberly Smith publishes book

    March 28, 2007 at 3:48 pm

    Kimberly Smith, associate professor of political science, has published a book entitled "African American Environmental Thought: Foundations" (University Press of Kansas, 2007). It is the first single-authored book to link African American and environmental studies, uncovering a rich tradition stretching from the abolition movement through the Harlem Renaissance.

  • Bruce Colwell writes chapter

    March 28, 2007 at 3:43 pm

    Bruce Colwell, senior associate dean of students, authored a chapter entitled "Partners in a Community of Learners: Student and Academic Affairs at Small Colleges" in The Small College Dean, a Winter 2006 monograph in the New Directions for Student Services Jossey-Bass Higher Education Series. The chapter maintains that "the successful small college dean must develop and maintain an effective partnership between student and academic affairs, built on a shared educational philosophy, a mutual commitment to collaboration, and common linking issues and tasks."