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Martin Luther King Convocation
Created 17 January 2003; Published 31 January 2003
Speaker: Mary Frances Berry, Chairperson of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and lifelong activist for education, gender, equity and civil rights.
- Real Video (168 Bytes, 1 hour 5 minutes, progressive download)
- Created 11 April 2003; Published 23 April 2003Convocation: Images and Music from Vaudeville 1903Before the internet, before television and radio, even before movies, Vaudeville was the great American entertainment pastime. Ronald Rodman, associate professor of music, and the North Star Cinema Orchestra demonstrate the components of a typical Vaudeville show of 1903, with the visual spectacles of illustrated song slides and silent films, all accompanied by popular music of the time.
- Created 4 April 2003; Published 15 April 2003Convocation: Charles Umbanhowar Sr."Civil Liberties During the War on Terrorism" is the title of this lecture by Charles Umbanhowar Sr., associate professor of political thought at St. Olaf College.
- Created 28 February 2003; Published 28 February 2003Convocation: "The Wellstone Legacy: Grassroots Electoral Politics"in Skinner Memorial Chapel with introduction by Carleton president Robert Oden, and addresses by Jeff Blodgett '83, Wellstone campaign manager (1990, 1996, 2002), and Robert Reich.
See also Wellstone Symposium
- Created 21 February 2003; Published 27 February 2003Convocation: William KristolWidely recognized as one of the nation's leading political analysts and commentators, William Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard, regularly appears on all the major television public affairs shows.
- Created 14 February 2003; Published 27 February 2003Convocation: Bill EvansWithin the bluegrass music community, Bill Evans is well-known not only as a musician, but also as a teacher, writer and scholar. "The Banjo in America: A Musical and Cultural History" brings together these interests in a unique presentation designed for the concert and lecture stage.
- Created 7 February 2003; Published 27 February 2003Convocation: Beverly Daniel TatumSpelman College President Beverly Daniel Tatum, a clinical psychologist who focuses her teaching and research on the psychology of racism, presents the Black History Month Convocation. She is the author of the groundbreaking book "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?"
- Created 31 January 2003; Published 27 February 2003Convocation: Norman Ornstein"What's so funny about Washington?" is the question Norman Ornstein addresses. A member of USA Today's board of contributors, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and a columnist for Roll Call, Ornstein not only comments on the political process but gets right down in the thick of it.
- Created 24 January 2003; Published 27 February 2003Convocation: Benjamin CarsonBenjamin Carson went from a frustrated, bad tempered inner-city youth to a world-renowned surgeon who revolutionized pediatric surgery and saved countless lives. The director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University Hospital.
- Created 17 January 2003; Published 31 January 2003Martin Luther King ConvocationSpeaker: Mary Frances Berry, Chairperson of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and lifelong activist for education, gender, equity and civil rights.
- Created 10 January 2003; Published 27 February 2003Convocation: Alex KotlowitzBest known for his award-winning nonfiction book, "There Are No Children Here," Alex Kotlowitz has made writing about issues of poverty, race and children the focus of his literary career.
- Created 8 November 2002; Published 27 February 2003Convocation: Nicholson BakerNicholson Baker is the author of "Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper," in which he argues the case for saving newspapers and books so that they can continue to be read in their original forms.
- Created 31 May 2002; Published 3 March 2003Honors Convocation 2002President Stephen R. Lewis, Jr. and Dean of the College Elizabeth McKinsey presented Honors Convocation on Friday, May 31. Their talk was titled "...liberal and thorough..." The convocation recognized students who have earned various honors over the past year.
- Created 24 May 2002; Published 27 February 2003Convocation: Ben Cohen and Jerry GreenfieldBen Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, founders of Ben & Jerry's ice cream, present convocation. Their talk is titled "Ben & Jerry's: Enterpreneurial Spirit, Social Responsibility, and Radical Business Philosophy." They served their ice cream on the Bald Spot after the talk.
- Created 10 May 2002; Published 27 February 2003Convocation: Mary-Claire King '67In the jigsaw world of human genetics, Mary-Claire King '67 found a crucial piece that helps solve the mystery of breast cancer. A pioneer in the field of genetics, she is an activist for the use of biology as a means of helping those who have been oppressed. Sponsored by the Frank and Jean Chesley Lectureship Fund.
- Created 3 May 2002; Published 28 February 2003Convocation: Chiqui CartagnaSince the mid 1980s, Chiqui Cartagna has gained a prominent role in the creation of Spanish television and journalism. In addition to being producer of a variety of television news and talk shows, she has been a reporter for the Spanish-language version of the Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald. She has held positions as the senior editor for People En Espanol and has developed a series of TV Guide products in Spanish. Sponsored by the Carleton Latino American Students Organization (LASO).