Posts tagged with “Faculty” (All posts)

  • cocooning

    Fact Finders

    Politicians often make claims that make us wonder, “How do they get away with such big fibs?” Carleton experts share their take on how the average citizen can uncover the truth in the midst of so much mudslinging. Plus, we compile a list of fact-checking websites you should bookmark.

  • Joy Kluttz

    Good Advice

    Although Carleton staff and faculty members have long served as advisers and mentors to their students, the college is expanding and formalizing ways for them to help students connect the dots between classes and careers.

  • keeping score

    The Best Mistake You've Ever Made

    History is filled with examples of mistakes that led to great discoveries. Pharmacist John Pemberton was trying to cure headaches when he stumbled on the recipe for Coca-Cola. A messy workspace resulted in Alexander Fleming discovering penicillin. Carls tell us how to turn a fear of failure into a recipe for success.

  • Martha Wohlfeil '13 and Matt Rand

    Snake Charmers

    Martha Wohlfeil ’13 and a team of student research assistants are working with biology professor Matt Rand to identify the genes that affect snake pigmentation.

  • 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.

  • pea flower

    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.

  • bacteria


    They may be microscopic, but bacteria wield tremendous power over our health and well-being. Meet the Carls who seek to uncover the mysteries of bacteria and determine how we can make them our friends.

  • 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.

  • Ivette Feliciano ’05

    Confronting Privilege

    “We will never be smart enough to not have biases. We’re never going to be educated enough that we don’t need to have diversity training or conversations about privilege anymore.”

  • Hudlin Wagner with students

    An Elder Facing North

    “The north wind is blowing my destiny forward. I don’t know what’s in store for me, but I know it’s time to move on, and I’m ready.”

  • John Tymoczko

    Meeting of Minds

    "I was teaching, the door opened, and somebody in a chicken suit came in and dropped off a bag of cookies and left. I have no idea who it was."

  • From Here to There

    Flight of Fancy

    "When you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras."

  • Goodsell Observatory

    Putting Carleton on the Celestial Map

    The final telescope, a 16.2-inch Brashear refractor purchased for $15,000 (more than $390,000 in today’s dollars), was made by Pittsburgh’s famed John Brashear Company, arrived in 1890, and was placed beneath the larger dome.

  • 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.

  • Carleton campus

    The Carleton Experience

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

  • Sarah Magid ’18

    A Matter of Consent

    “Consent is a major part of the discussion, but where do healthy relationships fit in? What are the different scenarios for sex that students don’t actively think about? How do we talk about the role that alcohol and drugs play? We have to build the complete picture.”

  • Rhetoric Meets Reality

    Rhetoric Meets Reality

    “If you’re worried about our energy future, remember that Americans have made significant and abrupt energy changes before—from wood to coal, from coal to petroleum and then to natural gas. Lessons from the past [can] give us hope for the future.”

  • 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.

  • Laura Saxton Heiman ’98

    Old World, New School

    "I discovered that what we called weeds were actually filled with more nutrients and health-giving properties than the crops I was growing specifically for market."

  • 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.

  • Andy Flory

    Mix Master

    Carleton professor and musicologist Andy Flory discovered his passion for Motown as a grad student. Recently, he produced a 40th anniversary reissue of Marvin Gaye’s 1972 soundtrack album, Trouble Man.

  • Alumni Adventures in Cuba

    Revolutionary Road

    Although it’s just 130 miles off the coast of Florida, Cuba is one of the toughest destinations for American travelers to reach. Last fall, a group of Carls visited the island and got up close and personal with Cuban people, politics, and culture.

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