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  • Gary Wagenbach Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

    15 July 2024

    Gary Wagenbach, Winifred and Atherton Bean Professor of Biology, Science, Technology, and Society, Emeritus, earns lifetime achievement award from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. An article appearing in Northfield News described his many years teaching at Carleton, prairie and forest restoration on private lands, and 18 years of service on the Rice Soil & Water Conservation District. Wagenbach’s volunteer service includes the Valley Grove Preservation Society, Master Naturalists Program, U.S. & Burmese K-12 teachers and their students included.

  • Fred Hagstrom Completed Three Artist’s Book

    11 July 2024

    Fred Hagstrom, Rae Schupack Nathan Professor of Art, Emeritus, completed three artist’s books on the topic of the nuclear tests that took place in the southwestern U.S. The series is called “Testing” with the first being on veterans who were exposed to radiation, the second is about “Downwinders” (civilians exposed to radiation, often leading to cancers), and the third book is about the Navajo uranium miners. He  donated copies of all three to the Navajo Nation Museum. The series has been collected by Bryn Mar and Depaul, as well as Carleton.

  • Kimberly Smith Published Book

    3 July 2024

    Kimberly Smith, Professor of Environmental Studies, Emerita, new book, Making Climate Lawyers: Climate Change in American Law Schools, 1985-2020, was published by University Press of Kansas this year. The book explores how American environmental law professors have addressed climate change, identifying the barriers they faced, how they overcame them, and how they created “climate law” as a domain of legal specialization.

  • Ron Rodman Completes Term as Chief Reader

    2 July 2024

    Ron Rodman, Dye Family Professor of Music, Emeritus, completed a six-year term as Chief Reader for the AP Music Theory program sponsored the College Board. As Chief Reader, Rodman supervised over 100 high school and college faculty in grading over 20,000 AP Music Theory exams taken by high school students in the U.S. and around the world. The annual Reading was held in Kansas City, Missouri.

  • Becky Boling Published Two Poems

    24 June 2024

    Becky Boling, Stephen R. Lewis, Jr. Professor of Spanish and the Liberal Arts, Emerita, has two published poems, “A Great Aunt” and “A Love Poem” in the summer issue of Willows Wept Review.

  • Louis Newman Gave Faculty Workshops

    13 June 2024

    Louis Newman, John M. and Elizabeth W. Musser Professor of Religious Studies, Emeritus, gave two faculty workshops titled, “Why Our Students Can’t Think Critically, and What We Can Do About It” and “Giving Our Students the Academic GPS System They Need to Navigate College” at The Teaching Professor conference in New Orleans, as well as a presentation at the Higher Education Consultants Association in Atlanta. His book, Thinking Critically in College, was also featured at the National Higher Education Teaching Conference in Minneapolis, where he facilitated a roundtable discussion.

  • Roger Jackson Gave Talks

    30 May 2024

    Roger Jackson, John W. Nason Professor of Asian Studies and Religion, Emeritus, recently gave two Zoom talks related to his 2022 book Rebirth: A Guide to Mind, Karma, and Cosmos in the Buddhist World. The first talk, “Buddhist Rebirth: Context, Structures, and Functions,” was for the Ocean Sangha in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The second, “Rebirth: Then and Now,” was for a series titled, “Mind, Death, and Rebirth” organized by the Mangalam Research Center in Berkeley, California.

  • Becky Boling Poem Published

    28 May 2024

    Becky Boling, Stephen R. Lewis, Jr. Professor of Spanish and the Liberal Arts, Emerita, has a poem, “Poison Ivy,” published in the spring issue of Moss Puppy, 42-43.

  • Roger Jackson Interviewed Buddhist Teacher

    16 May 2024

    Roger Jackson, John W. Nason Professor of Asian Studies and Religion, Emeritus, interviewed local Buddhist teacher Khenpo Sherab Sangpo at Magers and Quinn bookstore in Minneapolis, as part of the celebration of the launch of Khenpo’s first book, The Heart of Tibetan Buddhism: Advice for Life, Death, and Enlightenment.

  • Louis Newman Published Article

    16 May 2024

    Louis Newman, John M. and Elizabeth W. Musser Professor of Religious Studies, Emeritus, presented to faculty at Clark University, Boston University, and the University of Central Florida on “Teaching Our Students to Think Critically” in connection with faculty development programs on those campuses. He also recently published “Living in a Time of Shattered Faith” in Evolve, an online publication of the Reconstructionist Movement.

  • Becky Boling Poem Readings

    14 May 2024

    Becky Boling, Stephen R. Lewis, Jr. Professor of Spanish and the Liberal Arts, Emerita, read several of her poems at the Minneapolis launch of We Look West at Eat My Words, April 30. Boling and Doug Green gave an invited talk and poetry reading, “Poetic Lives,” May 11 at the Southern Minnesota Poets Society in Mankato.

  • Becky Boling Published and Read Poems

    25 April 2024

    Becky Boling, Stephen R. Lewis, Jr. Professor of Spanish and the Liberal Arts, Emerita, read her poem, “Clothesline,” April 4th at the Echoes and Shadows Art Exhibit and Poetry Reading at 50North. As Interim co-Poets Laureate, Doug Green and Boling also emceed the event. Boling’s poems, “Lot’s Wife” and “Helen’s House,” are published in the spring issue of Willows Wept Review. Digital copies of WWR are free. She was one of six poets invited to read at Books Revisted in St. Cloud, MN, as part of Agates Indy Book Tour and one of the kick-off events for the League of Minnesota Poets’ Spring Conference, which she attended. In addition to her poem in Agates, Boling read from the recently published anthology, We Look West by the Poets of the Northfield Public Library (Up On Big Rock Poetry Series, Shipwreckt Books Publishing) in which she is one of the five poets who make up this volume.