- May 31, 2006 at 9:43 am
An undergraduate paper by political science major Andrew Kaufman '07 has been awarded the best undergraduate paper award on the presidency by the Presidency Research Group of the American Political Science Association. His paper, "Historical Continuities in Presidential Debates," was completed in a seminar taught by Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science. This is the second year in a row that a student in Schier's presidency seminar was so honored. Rebecca Stark '05 won the award last year. Indeed, this is the first time in the history of the award that it has been won by students from the same institution two years in a row.
- May 31, 2006 at 9:36 am
Qiguang Zhao, Burton and Lily Professor of Chinese, has been invited once again to judge the International Emmy Awards. The Chinese journal Duiwai Dachuanbo (Vol. 2, 2006) published an interview with Zhao titled "The Most Beautiful Place Is Where There Is Cultural Diversity."
- May 31, 2006 at 9:33 am
Catherine Reinke, visiting assistant professor of biology, published an article titled "Golgi Maturation Visualized in Living Yeast" in the journal Nature (May 14, 2006).
- May 31, 2006 at 9:29 am
Christine Lac, lecturer in French, was an NCATE-ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages/National Council for Accreditation for Teacher Education) lead reviewer for the recognition of three university education programs this spring. She also was a team reviewer of two other programs last fall.
- May 31, 2006 at 9:21 am
Adriana Estill, assistant professor of English and American studies, gave a paper at the March Latin American Studies Association meeting titled "Where's the Home in Transnationality: Place in Sandra Cisneros's Caramelo." Her article on Sandra Cisneros was also published in the Marshall Cavendish series, Popular Contemporary Writers (2006).
- May 31, 2006 at 9:11 am
John Schott, James Woodward Strong Professor of Liberal Arts, recently was in a program at the Walker Art Center discussing "The Spectacle of Death: The Role of Disaster and Tragedy in Shaping Community." Using Andy Warhol's work as a springboard, this forum explored ways that man-made and natural disasters shape culture. The event was associated with the Walker's major exhibition "Andy Warhol/Supernova: Stars, Deaths, and Disasters, 1962-1964."
- May 31, 2006 at 9:08 am
Lauren Soth, Professor of Art History, Emeritus, has published in the current issue of Word & Image an addendum to his article on van Gogh that appeared in the 2004 issue of the journal.
- May 31, 2006 at 8:55 am
Carol Rutz, director of the writing program, gave a paper at the 2006 Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Conference at Clemson University this month titled "Leading the Way: WAC as a Catalyst for Communication in Physics." Rutz also has been elected to a three-year term on the executive board of the Council of Writing Program Administrators. Her term begins in July 2006; she is the only board member representing a liberal arts college.
- May 25, 2006 at 9:17 am
Joel Weisberg, Stark Professor of Physics and Astronomy and the Natural Sciences, recently presented an invited review lecture titled "Pulsar Studies of Tiny-Scale Structure in the Neutral Interstellar Medium" at a conference held at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in New Mexico. He also shared an evening of stargazing and star stories with the New Mexico Carleton Alumni Club at the home of Danny Packer and Ruth MacDonald in the foothills outside Albuquerque. In addition, Weisberg published an article, "The Morphology and Polarization of Young Pulsars," with an Australian colleague in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
- May 16, 2006 at 12:31 pm
George Soule, Professor of English, Emeritus, recently spoke at the Alumni Guest House as part of the college chaplain's series of talks, "Reflections: What Matters to Me and Why." Soule's talk was titled "Fargo in My Rear-View Mirror."
- May 16, 2006 at 12:25 pm
Dick Ramette, Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus, and Dale Haworth, Professor of Art History, Emeritus, are authors of an article titled "What is Your Mental Picture of Ordinary Air?" published in the June 2006 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education. The article is a report on an inquiry they carried out in introductory chemistry and art history in the 1970s.
- May 16, 2006 at 12:22 pm
Dick Ramette, Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus, authored "A Perplexing Demonstration" in The Demoist, a newsletter published by the University of Wisconsin for teachers interested in classroom chemistry demonstrations.