• Nathan Grawe, associate professor of economics, recently published "A Simulation of Counter-Cyclical Intervention: Lessons in Practice" in The Journal of Economic Education.
  • Stacy Beckwith, associate professor of Hebrew, gave a talk entitled "Philo-Semitic or Philo-Mimic? Colonial Overtures Towards Sephardic Jews in Twentieth Century Spanish Political Arts," for the Association for Jewish Studies Annual Meeting in Toronto, held December 16-18.
  • Palmar Alvarez-Blanco, assistant professor of Spanish, presented a paper entitled "El efecto de la Transición en una generación desubicada" at the Modern Language Association in Chicago on December 28.
  • David Liben-Nowell, assistant professor of computer science, recently co-authored two newly published papers that appeared in the proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Algorithms and Models for the Web Graph, as well as in proceedings of the 18th International Symposium on Algorithms and Computation in December. The latter paper was co-authored by four Carleton students: David Barbella '08, George Kachergis '07, Anna Sallstrom '09, and Ben Sowell '07. Over winter break, Professor Liben-Nowell also gave research talks on social networks at the University of Bristol and at Imperial College London, and gave an invited talk at a workshop on social networks at Microsoft Research in Cambridge (UK).
  • Phil Camill, associate professor of biology and environmental studies, was recently an invited speaker in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Vermont, where he gave a talk titled "Carbon cycle responses to climate warming in boreal and Arctic ecosystems are complicated by landscape context." He was also invited to serve as science adviser for an exhibit on soils and global change that will be on display at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.
  • Barbra Berlovitz, Dayton Hudson Distinguished Visiting Teacher/Artist in Theater, has been named as a Grant Recipient of a Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship. She is currently a visiting professor who along with her students will be writing and creating the Winter Player's performance "The Laundromat".

  • Scott Carpenter Publishes Audio Broadcast

    January 10, 2008 at 12:14 pm
    Scott Carpenter, professor of French, has published an audio broadcast of a short story called "General Relativity." It can be heard at www.lit-cast.com. Professor Carpenter also published a story called "Sincerely Yours" in the journal Ducts. It can be read online at http://www.ducts.org/content/sincerely-yours/.
  • Gao Hong Awarded Three Grants

    January 10, 2008 at 12:12 pm
    Gao Hong, adjunct instructor in Chinese musical instruments, has been awarded three grants—two as a composer and one as a performer. The MetLife Creative Connections Grant from Meet the Composer Inc. in New York supported Hong as one of three composers to attend the Zeitgeist Composer Workshop event. This was a five-day workshop designed to give emerging composers the opportunity to develop their creative ideas and stretch their artistic boundaries in an environment that celebrates exploration and experimentation. Hong has also been chosen to receive The St. Paul Listens grant from the American Composer Forum. This program will commission her to write a work to be performed and recorded by Zeitgeist to engage children and adults in listening to a new musical work. Hong is the one of the first three composers to be selected for this new project.
  • Roger Jackson, Stephen R. Lewis Jr. Professor of Religion and the Liberal Arts, has published an article on "Poetry in Buddhism" in the recently-released Encyclopedia of Love in World Religions (Santa Barbara: ABC Clio, 2007). He also participated on a panel at the University of Minnesota focusing on views of war and violence in non-Abrahamic religions, and continues his monthly classes on Buddhist philosophy at Gyuto Monastery in Minneapolis.
  • Steve Drew Receives an ACM FaCe Award

    January 10, 2008 at 11:28 am
    Steve Drew, professor of chemistry, was recently awarded an Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) Faculty Career Enhancement Project (FaCe) award in the amount of $2,840 for his proposal entitled "Proficiency in the Technique of X-ray Crystallography."
  • Jamie Monson Receives an ACM FaCe Award

    January 10, 2008 at 11:09 am

    Jamie Monson, professor of history, was recently awarded an Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) Faculty Career Enhancement Project (FaCe) award in the amount of $3,000 for her proposal entitled "CET Program: Chinese Language and Cultural Studies."

  • Kathleen Galotti, professor of psychology and cognitive science, and Laura Nathan '08 presented a poster entitled "Parents Versus Undergrads: Real Versus Hypothetical Decision-Making" at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society in Long Beach, CA, on November 16, 2007.