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Dr. Carolyn H. Livingston, currently senior associate vice president for campus life and Title IX coordinator for students at Emory University (Ga.), has been named Carleton College’s new vice president for student life and dean of students. Livingston replaces Hudlin Wagner, who announced her retirement in September, effective at the end of the current academic year. Livingston will assume her new post June 22, 2015.
The Counterfactuals, an indie pop band comprised of Carleton professors Daniel Groll (philosophy), Jason Decker (philosophy), and Andy Flory (music)—along with St. Olaf College philosophy professor Mike Fuerstein—have been selected to appear as part of the 2015 Minnesota Music Summit, sponsored annually by the Minnesota Music Coalition. The Counterfactuals will perform along with nationally-acclaimed musical artists Fathom Lane and Chastity Brown on Friday, April 10 at the Amsterdam Bar and Hall in St. Paul, Minn.
Barbara Allen, Ada M. Harrison Distinguished Teaching Professor of the Social Sciences, received a $15,000 grant from the CHS Foundation for her documentary film, “Actual World, Possible Future-A Documentary about the Lives and Work of Elinor and Vincent Ostrom.” The CHS grant will support Barbara’s March 2015 research trip to South Korea, on which she will interview and film important figures in the Korean cooperative movement and conduct research at coops and other social enterprises, including fisheries and fish markets, eco-tourism, and water resources. This opportunity is especially important to the documentary and to the cause of the coop movement because the movement in South Korea has both wrought enormous positive social change and provided a successful contrast to the North Korean model of state control.
Serena Zabin, Associate Professor of History, has been awarded an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowship in addition to a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) fellowship to finish her book on the Boston Massacre, Occupying Boston: An Intimate History of the Boston Massacre. Zabin's book uncovers the extensive personal interactions between troops and their families and townspeople, and challenges the political spin put on the "massacre" that created its iconic place on the road to the American Revolution. In addition to deep archival and documentary research, Zabin and Carleton students used digital tools to map the personal networks in colonial Boston that, she argues, help to explain the Massacre's origins and effects. Notably, Zabin's awards come in funding cycles when the NEH funded only 7.5% and the ACLS funded less than 7% of the fellowship proposals received.
Deborah Gross, Professor of Chemistry, has received funding from the U.S. Department of Energy Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program through a subaward from the MSP Corporation. The project, led by Dr. Amir Naqwi at MSP, brings together a team of leading aerosol experts to develop a cutting-edge technology for investigating the chemistry of airborne particles, which is critical for the understanding of climate change. The resulting instrument will also be an advanced tool for monitoring and controlling air pollution.
Timothy Raylor, Professor of English, had his article “Marvell’s Musical Dialogues” reprinted in Explorations in Renaissance Culture: An Anniversary Volume Celebrating the Fortieth Year of Publication featuring a Selection of Essays from Past Volumes, 40 (2014), 231-46.
Lori Pearson, Professor of Religion, gave an invited talk on "Ernst Troeltsch and Contemporary Critiques of Political Liberalism" at the 11th International Conference of the Ernst Troeltsch Society in Augsburg, Germany from February 16 through 18.
On Friday, March 6 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall, the Carleton College Orchestra, led by Hector Valdivia, will celebrate the winter season with a special performance featuring Robert Schumann’s Adagio and Allegro Brillante, Op. 13 b; a world premiere performance of How to Build Fences and Gates, a work for orchestra and electronics by visiting composer Jeffrey Treviño; and Gustav Mahler’s titanic Symphony No. 1.