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.
- September 24, 2013
Carleton College President Steven G. Poskanzer has joined with nine fellow presidents and chancellors as leading supporters of the American Council on Education’s (ACE) National Challenge for Higher Education: Retaining a 21st Century Workforce. The campaign asks college and university presidents to promote faculty career flexibility on their campuses. Poskanzer is one of 10 presidents and chancellors who are serving as Founding Coalition Partners.
- September 23, 2013
Carleton College is pleased to present a special performance by the international musical duo, ‘2,’ on Friday, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall. Comprised of classical musicians Peter H. Bloom (flute) and Mary Jane Rupert (piano and harp), ‘2’ has been praised world-wide for their “beautiful phrasing, consummate duet passages, and superb technical facility.” This performance is free and open to the public.
- September 23, 2013
Aparna Ramaswamy, artistic director and principal dancer of the world-renowned Ragamala Dance Company, will present a solo performance of her new piece, Sannidhi (Sacred Space), on Friday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Theater. This event is free and open to the public.
- September 22, 2013
Todd Drezner, Carleton Class of 1994, will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation address on Friday, Sept. 27 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. An award-winning documentary filmmaker, Drezner will share his first-hand experiences as a parent of a child with autism. Drezner’s ground-breaking film, “Loving Lampposts: Living Autistic,” which provides the basis of his presentation, will be screened at Carleton on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. Both the film screening and the convocation are free and open to the public.
- September 22, 2013
The Carleton College Humanities Center invites the public to a provocative new series entitled “Censorship, Blasphemy and Free Speech.” The series kicks off with a special appearance by renowned professor of Islamic studies, Omid Safi. Safi will present the 2013 Ira Wender Lecture, “Middle East, Islam & American Empire,” on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity, Room 236. This event, which will be followed by a reception with light refreshments, is free and open to the public.
- September 20, 2013
The acclaimed dance ensemble Troika Ranch will present a performance of SWARM, a new work-in-progress, tonight at 7 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Theater. The internationally renowned group melds dance, multi-media, and music — and are considered to be pioneers in the field now known as Dance and Technology. Led by choreographer/media artist Dawn Stoppiello and composer/media artist Mark Coniglio,Troika Ranch been in residence on the Carleton campus working on this new piece. This event is free and open to the public.
Tonight at 7 p.m. in the Boliou Hall Auditorium, the public is invited to a special screening of the award-winning documentary film Kyo o mamoru (Resilience-Protecting Today), chronicling the lives of people affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of March 11, 2011. This event is free and open to the public.
Thanks to a gift from Eric ’66 and Mimi ’66 Carlson P’97, Carleton College has announced the establishment of the Robert E. Will ’50 Endowed Internship Fund in Social Entrepreneurship. Administered by Carleton’s career center, the fund supports 8-10 domestic or international internships per year at up to $5,000 each for students pursuing social entrepreneurship. The fund honors Bob Will, the Raymond Plank Professor of Incentive Economics, Emeritus. A 1950 Carleton graduate, Will earned his PhD at Yale University and taught at Carleton from 1957-93. He championed the importance of a liberal arts education, and each year the Robert E. Will Economics Prize is awarded to the senior economics major or majors who demonstrate excellent academic achievement and breadth of intellectual interests in the best tradition of a liberal arts education. Professor Will remains a resident of Northfield and is very involved in community activities.
- September 9, 2013
On Tuesday, September 10, Carleton College welcomes the Class of 2017 to campus. There are 529 students in the class, selected from a pool of 7,045 applicants. The students represent 45 states and 23 countries, with 92 students coming from Minnesota, followed by California (62), Illinois (54), Wisconsin (28), Washington (23), New York (22) and Massachusetts (21). Twenty new students hail from China.
Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist and Television Personality Jonathan Capehart ’89 to Present Carleton College’s Opening Convocation AddressSeptember 9, 2013
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and television personality Jonathan Capehart, Class of 1989, will be the featured speaker at Carleton College’s annual all-college assembly celebrating the beginning of the 2013-14 academic year. Opening Convocation will be held Monday, September 16 at 3 p.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel, and will be preceded by the College’s traditional Academic Procession, including all current and emeriti faculty. This event is free and open to the public. Convocations are also streamed live and can be viewed online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.