- May 13, 2014
More people are imprisoned each year for homosexuality in Cameroon than any other country in the world.
With intimate access to the lives of two young gay Cameroonians, Born This Way sketches a vivid portrait of day-to-day life in modern Africa. Lyrical imagery, devastating homophobia, glimpses of American culture and a hidden-camera courtroom drama coalesce into a story of what is possible in the global fight for equality.
Born This Way will be screened on Thursday, May 15 at 7pm in Weitz Cinema. A discussion with the filmmaker will follow the screening.
- May 9, 2014"Proof concerns Catherine, the daughter of Robert, a recently deceased mathematical genius in his fifties and professor at the University of Chicago, and her struggle with mathematical genius and mental illness. Upon Robert's death, his ex-graduate student Hal discovers a paradigm-shifting proof about prime numbers in Robert's office. The title refers both to that proof and to the play's central question: Can Catherine prove the proof's authorship?...
- April 22, 2014Senior Studio Art and Chemistry double-major Soon Kai Poh curated a display of four Japanese prints to hang in the Weitz space as part of his campus work in the Carleton art collection. Soon Kai chose four prints that represent different genres, time periods, and approaches to printing within the Japanese woodblock tradition. “We have such a great collection that not very many people get the chance to see,” he said, explaining that he hoped to showcase Carleton’s sizable collection of Japanese prints in his selected works. Check out Soon Kai’s picks on the 2nd floor landing of the Weitz Center for Creativity.
- April 16, 2014
Experience the “Passing Through Time” in a work that combines Chinese traditional music with ancient Kunqu Opera. A talented young woman named Qiao Xiao-Qin reads the story of “The Peony Pavilion” on a cold, rainy night. Fantasizing about being in the story herself, she soon finds herself passing back through time and becoming the main character in the ancient story, Du Li-Niang. The April 26 performance features superstar Kunqu Opera actress Shen Yi-Li from Shanghai, accompanied by top professional performers of Chinese traditional instruments...
Sacramento Kings: A Sustainable NBA Arena for the Endless Frontier Architecture talk by Rob Rothblatt '83April 16, 2014
The Sacramento Kings are constructing a new venue notable for its commitment to a very high environmental standard. Learn about the project from one of the architects, Rob Rothblatt (Carleton Class of 1983) and join a conversation with Rob afterwards. No admission and open to the public.
Rob Rothblatt will also be having 30 Minutes time-slots in the Career Center. Click here to sign up (Career Center event is for Carleton students only).
- April 8, 2014
Minneapolis artist Shambroom offers large photographic landscapes of U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve sites. Look above the cafe!