- May 30, 2012 at 2:38 pm
Meera Sury ’14 (Roseville, Minn.), a sophomore biology and religion double major, recently was awarded a Davis Project for Peace Grant from the Davis United World Scholars. With the support of the grant, Sury will work with women of the South Indian village of Karasanur to expand their small-scale sewing enterprise. Sury will provide the women with power sewing machines; teach marketing strategies, as well as computer and camera skills.
- May 28, 2012 at 4:00 pm
Carleton's premier theater and dance groups, the Players and the Semaphore Repertory Dance Company, collaborated to create a new adaptation of Aeschylus’ trilogy of Ancient Greek tragedies. The event was a huge hit, performing to sold-out crowds of students, faculty, and Northfield residents alike. Student photographer, Abigail Han was on hand to capture the unique performance.
- May 24, 2012 at 7:35 am
Carleton College is one of 47 small colleges and universities nationwide to earn a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) grant that will enable the schools to work together to create more engaging science classes, bring real-world research experiences to students, and increase the diversity of students who study science. The four-year, $1 million grant will support the project Towards an Integrative STEM Education: Strengthening Transfer and Application of Learning.
- May 23, 2012 at 3:54 pm
As the end of the term approaches, the concert hall rings with music as a variety of ensembles perform their work. Here is a glance at some of the concerts from this week.
- May 21, 2012 at 4:28 pm
For the second time in three years, Carleton's Gods of Plastic Ultimate club team captured the Division 3 USA Ultimate championship. GoP dispatched the University of Puget Sound, 14-12, in the finals after rolling through pool play and the semifinals with relative ease. It marked GoP's third national title in four years, as it previously won the 2009 and 2010 crowns before trying its hand at the D1 level in 2011.
- May 21, 2012 at 4:10 pm
Cathryn Manduca, director of Carleton College’s Science Education Research Center (SERC), has co-authored Earth and Mind II, a geology textbook that explores the distinctive ways geoscientists perceive, analyze, and explain the workings of the earth system. The book addresses topics such as thinking about space, time, natural systems, and the importance of fieldwork for teaching and learning.
NRC Report: Findings From Discipline-Based Education Research Could Improve Undergraduate Science and Engineering Teaching But Are Not Yet Widely UsedMay 21, 2012 at 10:46 am
Discipline-based education research (DBER) has generated insights that could help improve undergraduate education in science and engineering, but these findings have not yet prompted widespread changes in teaching practice, says a new report from the National Research Council. Science and engineering faculty, institutions, disciplinary societies, and professional societies should all support high-quality DBER and the adoption of the evidence-based teaching strategies that have emerged from it, the report says. Susan Singer, the Laurence McKinley Gould Professor of the Natural Sciences at Carleton, chaired this research effort
- May 18, 2012 at 4:43 pm
Two of Carleton's club Ultimate teams, Gods of Plastic (GoP) and Eclipse, are representing Carleton at the 2012 USA Ultimate D3 Collegiate Nationals this weekend in Appleton, Wis. Eclipse is the defending women's champion, while GoP attempts to reclaim the title it won in 2010 before moving to D1 in 2011. We have links to each team's Twitter feed and to live scoring on USA Ultimate's website.
- May 18, 2012 at 9:54 am
Gregory Smith, the Lloyd P. Johnson-Norwest Professor of English and the Liberal Arts, recently won a 2012 Minnesota Book Award for his collection of short stories, The Law of Miracles and Other Stories. We have a video excerpt of Smith reading from one of the stories. His book is available at the Carleton Bookstore, either on campus or via online ordering.
- May 15, 2012 at 8:35 am
The eighth annual Empty Bowls fundraiser attracted Northfield residents and Carleton students, faculty, and alums alike to buy handmade ceramic bowls and a soup lunch. Student photographer Maria Kjellstrand '15 was on hand to capture this fun event.
- May 14, 2012 at 3:02 pm
Though rain poured outside, Sayles was bustling with students watching and participating in music-making and dances from around the world, while eating homemade food from numerous countries.
- May 11, 2012 at 10:04 am
Whether it's been hitching a ride with President Bill Clinton or appearing on "The Colbert Report," Carleton's favorite deceased German poet, Johann Friedrich von Schiller, has maintained the same, stoic gaze. Now, fans of the ABC hit series "Desperate Housewives" will witness that steely look when Schiller makes his appearance on the series finale Sunday night, courtesy of the show's executive producer and Carleton graduate Bob Daily '82.