Carls go to the Climate March

What was up with the People's Climate March.

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Knights Stumble Against Scots, Fall 2-1

Carleton Sports - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 9:22pm

The Carleton College women’s soccer team absorbed its first conference loss of the campaign, falling by a 2-1 tally to Macalester College. The visitors scored the game-winning goal in the closing seconds of the first half.

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Knights Claim Four-Set Road Win Over St. Kates

Carleton Sports - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 9:13pm

Alicia Flatt (Sr./Walnut Creek, Calif./Carondelet) claimed a match-best 42 assists and added 15 digs to lead the Carleton College volleyball team in a four-set win (23-25, 25-20, 25-17, 25-19) over St. Catherine University Wednesday evening. The win marks the Knights third MIAC victory in a row, and keeps the team in the thick of the MIAC post-season playoff picture with four conference matches remaining.

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Whited Gives an Invited Lecture at the University of Minnesota

Carleton College News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:57pm
Matt Whited, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, gave an invited seminar in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota entitled, "Exploiting Metal/Ligand Cooperation with Cheap (Si) and Expensive (Rh) Elements."  The lecture explored several aspects of Whited's work with Carleton students on the elucidation of structure and reactivity of unusual metal complexes with applications in organic synthesis and fuel transformations.
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Walker Moderates a Panel at the International Conference on Romantism

Carleton College News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:29pm
Constance Walker, Class of 1944 Professor of English and the Liberal Arts, moderated a panel entitled "Mary Shelley's Mirrors" at the 2014 International Conference on Romanticism.
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Treviño Composes and Premieres a New Piece for the Mayo Clinic

Carleton College News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:09pm
Jeff Treviño, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, composed a new piece for the Mayo Clinic carillon (bell tower) in Rochester; the piece was commissioned as part of the clinic's sesquicentennial celebration and premiered on September 21 by St. Olaf musicologist and virtuoso carillonist Tiffany Ng.
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Knights and Scots Settle for Scoreless Draw

Carleton Sports - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:02pm

Senior Keenan Smith registered a career-high eight saves—including dramatic, sprawling stop in the 88th minute—as the Carleton College and Macalester College men’s soccer teams played to a 0-0 draw.

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Priore Named Co-Editor of The Ammo Encyclopedia

Carleton College News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 10:52pm
Charles F. Priore, Jr. Reference and Instruction Librarian for the Sciences, has been named co-editor of The Ammo Encyclopedia 5th edition by Michael Bussard, (2014) Blue Book Publications Inc. Minneapolis. This is the number one best selling reference book on modern and obsolete cartridges in the world.
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Groll Publishes a Paper in Pediatrics

Carleton College News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 10:34pm
Daniel Groll, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, had his paper "Four Models of Family Interests" published in a special open access supplement of the journal Pediatrics.
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Santos Receives NIH Director's Early Independence Award

Carleton College News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 9:27pm
Glenn-Milo Santos, PhD, Class of 2004, received the NIH Director's Early Independence Award through the NIH High Risk-High Reward program. Santos, who is one of the first graduates of Epidemiology & Translational Science PhD program at University of California in San Francisco, will be receiving $250,000 per year for five years to examine whether naltrexone can prevent binge drinking and alcohol-associated sexual risk behaviors among men who are at high risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV.
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Kids’ Books, Grown-Up Reviews

Carletonian - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 10:47pm

A little known part of Gould library is its children’s book section. Located on the fourth floor in the Rookery, it is the perfect place to take a study break and travel back into childhood.

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Arb Notes

Carletonian - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 10:44pm

If you have wandered around campus lately and happened to look up from your smartphone, you may have noticed that there are massive green and brown things located everywhere.

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Weighting for It

Carletonian - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 10:38pm

You’ve probably heard about “the mattress girl” by now. Emma Sulkowicz, a senior visual arts major at Columbia University, says that she was raped on her own dorm bed in the beginning of her sophomore year.

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Clumsily Cute Carleton Dating

Carletonian - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 10:36pm

Whenever I try to flirt, I just end up rambling about something very non-flirty; like puppies or politics.

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Carletonian - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 10:28pm

One of the jarring things for me upon coming to Carleton last year was the realization that the vast majority of my new friends suffered from anxiety or depression at one point or another.

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Insight and Intimacy

Carletonian - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 10:26pm

You two look so cute together in photos! But do you and your Very Special Someone (VSS) have a relationship that deserves such smiles?

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The Limits of Essays

Carletonian - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 10:24pm

Last winter, I took a philosophy class called, “Philosophy of Love and Friendship,” and it’s the reason I now have an anthology called, “Philosophy of (Erotic) Love” on my bookshelf.

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Not an Angry Orchard: Fireside Charms Carls

Carletonian - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 10:16pm

Along with the changing of the leaves and the selling of hot cider comes another classic fall tradition: apple picking.

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Student’s research examines radioactivity of the sky

St. Olaf College - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 1:26pm

St. Olaf College student Emily Witt ‘17 spent her summer researching the radioactivity of the sky with other undergraduates at the University of Chicago’s Materials Research Science and Engineering Center.

Witt was selected to participate in a National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. The team used the South Pole Telescope — one of the premier telescopes in existence — to measure the radiation of the microwave sky, a study that has a strong community of researchers.

As a math and physics major at St. Olaf, Witt utilized her skills to help create a code that sets the groundwork for future researchers. This code plots the temperature of point sources in the sky and then determines which of these sources are significant by comparing the variation of their radiation to the background radiation present throughout the universe.

In the future, researchers will use this code to search for astronomical transients, a phenomena where radiation is emitted for only a few days or hours. The code may even be fine tuned so that it can find variations in any pixel.

While working on this project, Witt had the opportunity to use a database created by NASA to research the significant sources.

She was also fortunate enough to attend the South Pole Telescope team’s annual conference in which researchers presented what they were working on and discussed solutions to issues they were facing.

“Getting to see the enormous amount of work going on in this project and to know that I was a part of it, if only a small one temporarily, was extremely exciting,” says Witt.

St. Olaf Professor of Physics Amy Kolan spent a year on sabbatical creating programs for a course titled Programming for Discovery, which she taught the following summer at the University of Chicago. Kolan encouraged Witt to the apply for REU at the University of Chicago.

REU programs allow select undergraduates the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in their field through the funding of the National Science Foundation.

Though Witt is interested in astronomy, she knows that, given her majors, she could explore a number of fields. In the future she plans to seek opportunities to gain experience in geology and planetary science.

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