Environmental Racism the focus of talk entitled "The Midwest Mining Rush and Conflicts over Tribal Sovereignty"November 4, 2013
Al Gedicks, author and professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse, will present a talk entitled "The Midwest Mining Rush and Conflicts over Tribal Sovereignty: The Mole Lake and Bad River Ojibwe of Lake Superior" on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. in Willis Hall Room 203. Gedicks' presentation focuses on environmental racism related to mining in the state of Wisconsin. This event is free and open to the public.
- November 4, 2013
The Department of Art & Art History will present a lecture entitled "Fashion for Holiness: An Eighth-Century Belt Shrine and Other Medieval Clothing Relics" on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 5 p.m. in Leighton Hall Room 304. The talk will be given by esteemed author and Tufts University professor Karen Eileen Overbey and is free and open to the public.
- November 4, 2013
James (Jim) Pizzuto '75 will present "The Essential Role of Geology in Sustainable Watershed Management" on Friday, Nov. 8 at 3:30 p.m. in Olin Hall 149. Pizzuto, the Bernstein Geologist-In-Residence, is a professor of geology at the University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean and Environment. His presentation is free and open to the public.
- November 4, 2013
Carleton College announces its 2013-14 Frank G. and Jean M. Chesley Lectureship, to be delivered by acclaimed mathematician James Propp, a researcher and professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. The lectureship features two public presentations: “Wild Beauty: Postcards from Mathematical Worlds” on Monday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Olin Hall 149 and “Quasi-Random Processes” on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 4 p.m. in Olin Hall 141. Both talks are free and open to the public.
- November 1, 2013
Native American historian Zonnie Gorman will present the Carleton College convocation address on Friday, November 8 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. In her presentation, Gorman will discuss the Navajo Code Talkers of World War II; Gorman is the daughter of Carl Gorman, one of the first twenty-nine Code Talkers. This event is free and open to the public. Carleton’s convocations are also streamed online and can be viewed at go.carleton.edu/convo.
- October 31, 2013
The Carleton Players are pleased to present Shakespeare’s comedy “Twelfth Night,” premiering tonight in the Weitz Center for Creativity Theater at 7:30 p.m., with additional performances on Friday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. Following Saturday’s matinee performance, the Carleton College Department of Theater & Dance will host a reception honoring director Ruth Weiner, Class of 1944 Professor of Theater and the Liberal Arts, who will retire later this year after forty years of service to the College. Performances are free and open to the public; reservations can be made by calling (507) 222-4341 or by visiting online at www.carleton.tixato.com/buy.
- October 31, 2013
Carleton College has announced the formation of the Fred Cooper ’58 Endowed Scholarship in support of financial aid. Made possible by a $1 million gift from the Abe and Ida Cooper Foundation, the money is intended to provide financial aid to one or more Carleton students who demonstrate financial need.
- October 25, 2013
Innovative computer programmer and technology company founder Matt Ginsberg will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation address on Friday, Nov. 1 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. In his presentation, Ginsberg will examine the role technology plays in our daily lives, the future potential for technology, and how we all can and should adapt to this ever-changing world. This event is free and open to the public; convocations are also streamed online at go.carleton.edu/convo.
Acclaimed author Jane F. Gerhard will present a lecture entitled “From Controversy to Canonization: A Cultural History of Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party” on Wednesday, October 30 at 5 p.m. in Carleton College’s Boliou Hall, Room 104. Gerhard will discuss The Dinner Party's roots in early 1970s feminism, its reception among the art world establishment and general public, and its continuing ability to generate enthusiasm, life-changing perspectives, irritation and debate. This event is free and open to the public.
- October 22, 2013
The Carleton College athletic department, coaches, and varsity student-athletes are pleased to announce the 15th Annual "Halloween 'KNIGHT'" Carnival to be held Sunday, Oct. 27 from 3 to 5 p.m. This year’s event will once again be held at Carleton’s Recreation Center.
Political commentator Angela “Bay” Buchanan will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation address on Friday, Oct. 25 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled “U.S. Immigration: The History and the Consequences," Buchanan’s presentation will provide a conservative perspective on the debate surrounding immigration policy in the United States. This event is free and open to the public; convocations are also streamed online and can be viewed at go.carleton.edu/convo.
- October 19, 2013
Renowned historian Kate Brown will present the Carleton College Herbert P. Lefler Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 5:30 p.m. in Leighton Hall room 305. Her presentation, entitled “Plutopia: Nuclear Families in Atomic Cities and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters,” is free and open to the public.
- October 16, 2013
Mary Savina, the Charles L. Denison Professor of Geology at Carleton College, has been awarded the Undergraduate Research Mentor Award from the Geosciences division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). The awardee is an individual who serves as a role model for productive and transformative student-faculty mentoring relationships and for maintaining a sustained and innovative approach to the enterprise of undergraduate research. The award will be formally presented at the Geological Society of America Meeting in Denver, Colo., in October.
- October 14, 2013
Carleton College invites all members of the Northfield community to join Ele Hansen’s family and friends—along with former students, athletes, and colleagues—at ‘A Celebration of Ele Hansen’s Life and Legacy’ on Friday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Following a special service of remembrance, participants are invited to the Great Hall for a Memorial Reception.
- October 14, 2013
Award-winning television writer and producer Bob Daily, Carleton College Class of 1982, will present the College’s weekly convocation address on Friday, Oct. 18 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled “Adventures in Television: My Journey From Carleton to Hollywood (with Cameo Appearances by Elvis and Schiller),” Daily’s presentation will highlight his unique professional path, taking him from the Nourse Little Theater to the stages of "Frasier" and "Desperate Housewives," with stops along the way at a Texas comedy club, Spy magazine, the Nickelodeon cartoon show "Rugrats," and an Elvis impersonator convention. This event is free and open to the public. Carleton’s convocations are also streamed online and can be viewed at go.carleton.edu/convo.
Award-winning Israeli filmmaker Noemi Schory to present Carleton College Forkosh Family Lecture in Judaic StudiesOctober 13, 2013
Award-winning Israeli filmmaker Noemi Schory will present the Carleton College Forkosh Family Lecture in Judaic Studies on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. Her presentation, entitled “Historic Memory or Memory of History,” is free and open to the public.
Award-winning author and historian Jeff Appelquist ’80 to present compelling lecture on the Battle of GettysburgOctober 13, 2013
The Carleton College Department of History, along with the Northfield Historical Society, will present “Moment of Truth: The Battle of Gettysburg” on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Room 230. This compelling lecture will be presented by Jeff Appelquist, Carleton Class of 1980, author of three award-winning books including Sacred Ground: Leadership Lessons from Gettysburg & the Little Bighorn. This event is free and open to the public.
Leo Chavez, professor of anthropology at the University of California-Irvine, will offer an anthropological view of immigration at Carleton College’s weekly convocation series on Friday, October 11 at 10:50 a.m. in Skinner Memorial Chapel. Chavez’s presentation, entitled “Latinos and Immigration Reform,” will analyze the myths and facts of immigration, in addition to representations and misrepresentations of Latinos in the media. The talk is streamed live and available for on-demand viewing.
- October 5, 2013
Carleton College is pleased to present world-renowned cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, along with pianist Nicola Melville, in a multi-media performance of music, electronics and video on Friday, Oct. 11 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall.
As part an ongoing series on censorship, blasphemy and free speech, Carleton College is very pleased to announce the public appearance of award-winning British author Salman Rushdie on Friday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. in the Recreation Center. Rushdie will present the 2013 Lucas Lecture, entitled “Censorship and The Satanic Verses: 25 Years Later.” This event is free and open to the public but reservations are encouraged; please register online at go.carleton.edu/rushdie.
- October 4, 2013
A new exhibit in the Perlman Teaching Museum in the Weitz Center for Creativity takes a look at the iconic "all-American" fruit, the apple. Melding art and science, artist Jessica Rath's "Take Me To The Apple Breeder" explores the seemingly simple apple—genus malus—highlighting the extraordinarily diverse possibilities within a single species of plant. Through ceramic sculptures and photographic portraits of new hybrid trees, Rath's exhibit highlights human intervention in the natural world, inviting mediation on notions of beauty within cultivated, domestic and wild landscapes.
- October 1, 2013
Visual artist Jessica Rath, whose work is currently featured in the Perlman Teaching Museum exhibit “Take Me To The Apple Breeder,” will share her experiences using a Kickstarter fundraising campaign in a public lecture at 12 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3 in the Carleton College Gould Library Athenaeum.
- October 1, 2013
Martha Nussbaum, a professor of law and ethics at the University of Chicago and a renowned scholar in the fields of social justice, the ethics of development, the role of women in society and theories of emotion, will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation address on Friday, October 4 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Nussbaum’s presentation will focus on the new religious intolerance and overcoming the politics of fear.
This event is free and open to the public. Convocations are also streamed live and can be viewed online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.
- September 27, 2013
The public is invited to a performance of historian Howard Zinn's one-man play, "Marx in Soho," on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Theater. First performed in 1999 and now regularly produced around the world, Zinn stated that he wrote the play to "show Marx as few people knew him, as a family man, struggling to support his wife and children." This event is free and open to the public.