Posts tagged with “Academics” (All posts)

  • Michael Martin ’09

    The World Is Their Classroom

    A staple of a Carleton education since the 1970s, off-campus studies programs give students a global perspective.

  • Joel Weisberg

    Time Map

    Carleton astronomy professor Joel Weisberg worked with a New York artist and MIT scientists to create a disk that will orbit Earth for billions of years—and provide a snapshot of life on Earth in the early 21st century for any future space travelers who might discover it.

  • Roger Jackson

    Battle of the Disciplines

    This spring five Carleton professors debated one another in an effort to win the last seat on a spaceship fleeing postapocalyptic Earth. Carleton students voted on which discipline was most essential. What would you decide?

  • Carleton's wind turbine

    Bragging Rights

    Midwestern modesty has kept us from blowing our own horn for too long. Here’s what makes Carleton one of the best liberal arts colleges in the country—and we’re not afraid to brag. A little.

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    Show and Tell

    Throughout the college’s history, advancements in technology have influenced the way faculty members teach. Here is a look at some historical objects and images professors have used in their labs and classrooms. You may be surprised to learn which ones are still in use—and which have been shelved permanently.

  • Anne Ulmer and Jennifer Wolff

    Common Ground

    You’ve heard the old saying: Put a retired Carleton professor in a room with a newly tenured professor and turn on a tape recorder. We hadn’t heard that either, but we did it anyway and the results were fascinating.

  • Northeast view of proposed Weitz addition

    Modern Music

    “The boundaries between art and teaching and communication are becoming increasingly porous. We are broadening the ways we prepare students to communicate.”

  • Rendering of chemistry lab


    “We need people who encompass multiple perspectives to tackle things like cancer, global climate change, and artificial intelligence—and we want to foster our students’ ability to do that kind of work.”

  • Arriving

    A Sesquicentennial Celebration

    A lot changes in 150 years. This commemorative issue looks back at where we’ve been and suggests where we might go from here.

  • Carleton Presidents Edwards, Lewis, Oden, and Poskanzer

    View from the Top

    “College is just the beginning of a joyful mission. One can always go on learning. And it seems to me that Carleton faculty members have kept that joy present at Carleton.”

  • Timeline (detail)

    The Life of Carleton

    150 years at a glance.

  • Bob McFadden ’66 and Michelle Mastrianni ’16

    Generation Gap

    Members of the Classes of 1966 and 2016 compare notes about their college experiences.

  • Laurence McKinley Gould

    Faculty Legends

    150 years of great Carleton teachers.

  • A Party for the Ages

    A Party for the Ages

    “Providence has worked all things for good. We are here to toast the enduring success of my exceedingly fine college, after all!”

  • Carleton campus

    The Carleton Experience

    “We look forward to a student body that changes every day.”

  • Cherlon Ussery

    Lessons for a Lifetime

    “We use female rats in our research because much of the existing data in biomedical research is derived from male subjects, leaving large gaps.” —Sarah Meerts, assistant professor of psychology

  • Sarah Meerts and Number Six

    Cover Photos

    Teacher's Assistant: At two months old, Number Six already has a lot of responsibility. She helps psychology professor Sarah Meerts and her students with their research on motivated behaviors.

  • Geographic shifts in high school graduates and admissions staff visits

    The Changing Face of Admissions

    “When we talk about how best to serve students, we want to consider as many facets as we can.”

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    Student Teachers

    "No matter the sometimes-nefarious dealings of these métis capitalists, Gus was probably the most capable defender against the reservation’s antagonists, like the Indian agent."

  • Colorado

    A Change of Pace

    Carleton faculty members benefit in many ways from the opportunity to take a break from on-campus responsibilities and focus instead on research, writing, and curriculum development. But equally important is how this long-standing academic tradition serves Carleton students when the professors return to their classrooms.

  • Julius Caesar

    A Humanistic Approach

    Fewer students are choosing to major in the humanities, and funding sources are drying up fast—two critical reasons that Carleton faculty members are joining their colleagues nationwide to educate students, employers, and legislators on why these disciplines are more worthwhile now than ever before.

  • Mari Ortiz ’13 and Adriana Estill

    Beautiful Minds

    Research assistant Mari Ortiz ’13 paired up with Carleton American studies professor Adriana Estill on a project that examines perceptions of Latina beauty and cultural identity.

  • Weitz Center: Lab Classroom

    21st Century Teaching and Learning

    With research to back them, teachers are embracing new technologies and teaching methods—flipped classrooms, clickers, e-books, MOOCs, Moodle, and more—to improve how students learn. We examine how Carleton is responding to these advances in education.

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    Beyond the Buzz

    Academic buzzwords get bandied about on our campus all the time. We asked faculty members to demystify the terms and explain why the concepts are so important. And we asked alumni to tell us how it all translates to real-world jobs.

  • Kathryn Steed and Caitlin Staab '12

    When in Rome

    A faculty-student research team traveled to Rome over the summer without ever leaving campus. Using a 3-D modeling program, Professor Kathryn Steed and classical languages major Caitlin Staab ’12 created a virtual Roman Forum to aid students’ understanding of this historical setting. 

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