• 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.

  • Rob Lamppa is interviewed by WCCO-TV during construction of the wind turbine.

    Rob Lamppa, Carleton's Senior Project Manager for Facilities, recently led two conferences sponsored by AASHE the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and Academic Impressions.

  • Kathleen Galotti publishes article

    May 16, 2007 at 3:44 pm

    Kathleen Galotti, professor of psychology and cognitive studies, recently published an article entitled "Decision Structuring in Important Real-Life Decisions" in the journal Psychological Science. In early April, Galotti also served on the visiting review committee to assess the psychology department at Bowdoin College.

  • Chérif Keïta,professor of French, received letters of appreciation from the Ministers of Culture and Education of South Africa for his film "Oberlin-Inanda: The Life and Times of John L. Dube" and for the important contributions his current research on South Africa's historic missionary schools is making in gaining knowledge of the country's political and educational heritage. On April 22, he gave an invited screening of the documentary film in Chicago at the Second Planning meeting of Africa Network, a new organization whose aim is to raise the profile of Africa in the curriculum and research activities of the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. Keïta serves on Africa Network's Board of Directors.

  • Ruth Weiner, Class of 1944 Professor of Theater and the Liberal Arts, and Julie Klassen, professor of German, presented "All's Well That Ends Well? Brecht and Weill's 'Happy End' on the College Stage" at the annual Comparative Drama conference held in Los Angeles in March. Their presentation, which included DVD clips and photographs, examined the performance process of Carleton's production of this work last fall, focusing on the production history, the approach of guest director Ed Berkeley '66, and the student actors' assessments of their experience.

  • 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.