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The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Carleton College and St. Olaf College a $1.4 million grant to support increased institutional collaboration. The award funds a four-year project to advance collaboration in library services, information technology, management operations, and academic programs. The project—Broadening the Bridge: Leading Carleton and St. Olaf Colleges into a More Collaborative Future—builds on efforts that began in 2012 with a planning grant from the Foundation. A joint planning team identified the most promising opportunities for collaboration between the two institutions.
The Counterfactuals, a rock band comprised of three Carleton professors and a professor hailing from nearby St. Olaf College, have released their highly anticipated debut album. Entitled "Minimally Decent People," a digital version of the album is now available for download here. A CD and vinyl version is also available for pre-order.
This fall, the Carleton Orchestra, directed by Hector Valdivia, performed a number of pieces: Wagner’s Rienzi Overture, Schulhoff’s Suite, Op. 37, Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony, and Strauss’ Dance of the Seven Veils. Student photographer, Maria Kjellstrand, captured the event.
Scott Carpenter, Professor of French, joined Stephanie Curtis '92, of Minnesota Public Radio, and Charlie Quimby '71, at Micawber's Books in St. Paul for an author panel on the representation of loss. The panel, moderated by Curtis and open to the public, took place on Novmmber 22, and was joined by Peter Geye, the author of The Lighthouse Road.
Carleton College’s annual holiday Craft and Custodial Bake Sale will take place on Friday, December 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Class of 1980 Commons of the Weitz Center for Creativity. A wide variety of hand-crafted items and baked goods will be available for purchase, including wool mittens, garden art, wreaths, rugs, alpaca products, jewelry, afghans, purses, aprons, baskets, outerwear, candles, and much more. Each vendor’s entrance fee will be donated to the Carleton College Custodial Scholarship Fund. This popular annual event is free and open to the public.
Fred Hagstrom, Rae Schupack Nathan Professor of Art, participated as a part of a panel at a colloquium entitled “Themes in Scholarship & Book Arts: Law and Social Justice from Antiquity to Modern Times” at the University of Washington on November 21. The panel talked about how art and scholarship explore the ways that the protection of law has been extended to or withheld from different populations from antiquity through contemporary times. This roundtable discussion was held in connection with an exhibit entitled "Under the Wings of Artemis" at the Suzzallo Library of the University of Washington.
Al Montero, Frank B. Kellogg Professor of Political Science, delivered a paper titled, "Why Developmentalism Persists in Democratic Brazil," at the launching conference of the new International Development Institute of King's College of London, November 7 and 8.
Cathy Manduca, Director of the Science Education Resource Center (SERC), and Carol Ormand, Science Education Associate at SERC, are co-authors on an article, "Structural geology practice and learning, from the perspective of cognitive science," published in the Journal of Structural Geology.
Justin London, Professor of Music, led a graduate student workshop on "What is Metric Well-Formedness?" at the annual meeting of the Society for Music Theory in Charlotte, North Carolina. Fifteen students from across the U.S. and Canada participated in the workshop, presenting posters and debating various aspects of musical meter. London also participated in a panel discussion on the history and future of Music Theory Online, of which he was a founding editor.
Paula Lackie, Academic Technologist, presented twice on different aspects of data support (with heavy emphasis on different aspects of our successful model here at Carleton) and led a discussion on career development for data professionals at the 2013 Biennial Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Meeting at the University of Michigan. The discussions included a table talk on political/social research and promoting data services/sharing at small colleges and a presentation on data use on campus. The proceedings can be found here.
Sarah Jansen, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, recently published a paper titled "Plato's Phaedo as a Pedagogical Drama" in Ancient Philosophy (vol. 33, no. 2, 2013). Jansen's paper aims to "demonstrate how a proper understanding of the literary dimension of the Phaedo sheds light on the philosophical content of the dialogue" by answering questions such as "What is drama?," "What is Phaedo a drama about?," and "What is the function, if any, of the dramatic elements of the Phaedo?"
Adrienne Falcon, Director of Academic Civic Engagement, and Debby Walser-Kuntz, Broom Faculty Fellow and Professor of Biology, presented "Creating comics, theater, grant proposals, and research reports: Researching the effects of different modes of civic engagement in a biology classroom" at the recent International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) Annual Conference in Omaha, NE, held November 6 - 8. IARSLCE is an international non-profit organization devoted to promoting research and discussion about service-learning and community engagement founded in 2005. This year's topic for the conference was Reinvigorating Our Process of Discovery.
As part of Minnesota's "Give to the Max Day," the public is invited to celebrate area non-profits and the season of giving with a special event at The Grand Event Center from 5 to 9 p.m. tonight. Attendees can learn more about over twenty area non-profit organizations, and enjoy free food and cash bar along with a line-up of entertainment presented by a local magician, the Carleton Juggling F.I.S.H. Club, the St. Olaf College Swing Dance Club, and dancing to the sounds of Matt Arthur & The Bratlanders (recently voted Southern Minnesota's 'best bar band' by Southern MN 'Scene' magazine). The event is open to all ages and admission is free with a Give to the Max Day donation of $10 or more to the organization of your choice.
Carleton College’s African Drum Ensemble, directed by Jay Johnson, will give its fall recital in the Sayles-Hill Great Space on Tues., Nov 19 at 4 p.m. This always popular performance is free and open to the public.
The Carleton College Orchestra, under the direction of Hector Valdivia, will present its fall concert this Friday, Nov. 15 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall. The Orchestra will perform Wagner’s Rienzi Overture, Schulhoff’s Suite, Op. 37, Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony, and Strauss’ Dance of the Seven Veils. This event is free and open to the public.