Visiting professor and esteemed philosopher Kendall Walton will present “Thoughtwriting – in Poetry and Music” on Tuesday, May 15 at 12 p.m. in Leighton Hall Room 305 on the Carleton College campus. This presentation is free and open to the public.
In conjunction with Carleton College’s symposium on Sephardic cultures (the culture of the Jews of Spain who, following their expulsion from the kingdom in 1492, fled to Turkey and Morocco), Isaac Azose, the cantor at Congregation Ezra Bessaroth in Seattle and an expert on Sephardic prayer and song, will give a lecture and demonstration at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15 in the Gould Library Athenaeum. This event is free and open to the public.
Carleton College will present a symposium on Sephardic culture—the culture of the Jews of Spain who, following their expulsion from the kingdom in 1492, fled to Turkey and Morocco—from Monday, May 14 through Wednesday, May 16 in the Gould Library Athenaeum. The symposium will feature a variety of lectures, panels discussions, and demonstrations by scholars from Carleton and around the world. The symposium opens on Monday, May 14 at 4:30 p.m. with a lecture entitled “Sepharad: Jewish History in Spain,” presented by Carleton professor Stacy Beckwith. All events related to this symposium are free and open to the public.
- May 10, 2012
Tim Ternes, Executive Director of The Saint John’s Bible Project at Saint John’s University in Collegeville, will present “From Inspiration to Illumination: An Introduction to The Saint John’s Bible” on Monday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Carleton College Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. This is a wonderful and rare opportunity to learn more about the conception, processes, tools, methods and materials used to make The Saint John’s Bible. Following the presentation, guests will have the opportunity to handle vellum and writing quills and to see full-size, beautifully-bound fine art reproductions of some of the pages of The Saint John’s Bible. This event is free and open to the public.
Renowned writer Uday Prakash, considered one of contemporary Hindi’s most important voices, is visiting Carleton College for the month of May as the Lindesmith Distinguished Lecturer and Writer in Residence. During his residency, Prakash will present a number of public lectures and film screenings; these events are free and open to the public.
Carleton College has announced the purchase of the building at 200 Division Street, formerly known as the Medical Arts Building, in Northfield. The College has been a major tenant in the building since 2005 when the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) relocated there. The acquisition will allow Carleton to use a portion of the building to expand much-needed space for SERC operations, as well as move some additional administrative functions out of core academic buildings on campus.
Carleton College will hold its annual Empty Bowls fundraiser for the Northfield Community Action Center’s Food Shelf on Friday, May 11 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on the campus Bald Spot. Over 600 handmade ceramic bowls, filled with soup, will be available for sale, with a suggested donation of $15 per bowl. This popular annual event is open to the public.
Carleton College’s premier dance and theater groups, the Players and the Semaphore Repertory Dance Company, come together in a new adaptation of Oresteia, Aeschylus’ trilogy of Ancient Greek tragedies, premiering Friday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Theater. Additional performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. nightly on May 12 and 18, along with 2 p.m. matinees on May 13 and 20. Admission is free and open to the public; reservations are strongly encouraged by visiting online at www.carleton.tixato.com/buy.
- May 6, 2012
Peter Ubel, Carleton Class of 1984, a noted physician and behavioral scientist whose work has focused on the idiosyncrasies of human nature that impact our lives, will deliver Carleton College’s convocation address on Friday, May 11. Ubel’s presentation, “Battling Over Health Care: The Weird Clash of Morality and Psychology That Threatens to Bankrupt Us,” will explore the framing of the health care debate in the United States, including such topics as informed consent, shared decision-making and health care rationing. Convocation is held from 10:50-11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel, and it is free and open to the public.
- May 6, 2012
Carleton College’s Symphony Band, directed by Ronald Rodman, will present its spring performance on Friday, May 11 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall. The concert—featuring works by Gustav Holst, Richard Rogers, Frank Ticeli, Danny Elfman, Arvo Part, and Antonin Dvorak—is free and open to the public.
Carleton College’s International Festival, a yearly event showcasing the diversity of the student body and featuring food, workshops and events from around the globe, will be held this year on Saturday, May 5. This year’s theme is “Around the World in 80 Minutes.” The festival is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. on the Bald Spot (to be changed to the Sayles-Hill Great Space in case of rain), and it is free and open to the public, although donations to the TORCH program are being greatly encouraged.
Abé Mark Nornes will lecture on the ubiquity of calligraphy in the cinema of East Asia in a presentation entitled “Translating Calligraphy” at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 10 in the Carleton College Weitz Center for Creativity, Room 236. This event is free and open to the public.
Mark Dimunation, Chief of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division of the Library of Congress, will give a talk on digitizing library materials. His presentation, entitled “Living with the Real Thing: From the Original to the Digital,” will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Thurs., May 10 in the Carleton College Boliou Hall, Room 141. This event is free and open to the public.
Carleton College will present a faculty performance by piano lecturer Matthew McCright on Sunday, May 6 at 3 p.m. in the Concert Hall. The performance will also feature violinist Tarn Travers and horn player Sarah Schmalenberger, who will join McCright to perform works by Johannes Brahms and Gyorgy Ligeti. This event is free and open to the public.
- May 2, 2012
Lila Abu Lughod, Carleton Class of 1974 and a prominent anthropologist whose studies have focused largely on Egypt, will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation address on Friday, May 4 at 10:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled “Taking Back the Village: Egyptian Youth in Revolution,” this event is free and open to the public.
- April 30, 2012
Dr. Mary Koss of the University of Arizona will present “Justice that Heals: Outcomes of Restorative Approach to Sexual Assault,” at 12 p.m. on Thursday, May 3 in Olin Hall Room 141 on the Carleton College campus. This event is free and open to the public.
The Tehreema Mitha Dance Company, a pioneering South Asian American dance company renowned for its range of classical and contemporary styles, will perform at Carleton College on Thursday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. This colorful and creative performance is free and open to the public but seating is limited. To reserve seats, visit online at www.carleton.tixato.com/buy/
Nina Olsen, senior lecturer in clarinet at Carleton College, will commemorate more than 20 years as a member of the Minnesota Opera Orchestra with a musical performance at Carleton College. The performance, entitled “The Voice and the Clarinet,” will present a variety of works in collaboration with soprano Mary Laymon and pianist Mary Jo Gothmann. The performance will take place at 8:00 p.m. in the Concert Hall on Friday, May 4. This special event is free and open to the public.
Lila Abu Lughod, a member of the Carleton Class of 1974 and an anthropologist well known for her work on gender and postcolonial theory, will present “Authorizing Moral Crusades to Save Muslim Women: Literary Trafficking and Rights-Talk in the Public Sphere” at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2 in the Severance Great Hall on the Carleton campus. This event is free and open to the public.
- April 25, 2012
Carleton College’s Ian G. Barbour Lecture Series continues with a presentation by Dr. Larry L. Rasmussen on Tuesday, May 1 at 7 p.m. in the Severance Great Hall. Entitled “The Denial of a Diminished Planet: The Challenge of Science and to Religion,” this event is free and open to the public.
Carleton College’s Black Students Alliance will host Step It Up II, a celebration of black expression through various forms of dance, on Sat., April 28 in the Weitz Center for Creativity. This event is free and open to the public.
- April 25, 2012
Carleton College will host its first-ever Reproductive Justice Conference on Saturday, April 28, in the Weitz Center for Creativity. Entitled "Sex, Lies and Things Our Mothers Never Told Us: How Reproductive Justice Fits into Every Aspect of Our Society,” the all-day conference is designed for students, activists, and youth – everyone is welcome.
Indian-American author and community organizer Rinku Sen will deliver Carleton College’s convocation address on Friday, April 27 at 10:50 a.m. In her presentation, entitled “Building Bridges in a Divided World,” Sen will offer strategies to work towards social, racial, and gender equality. Following her presentation, Sen will sign copies of her books, which will be available for purchase at the event at a 15% discount. Convocation is held from 10:50-11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel, and is free and open to the public.
- April 23, 2012
Souleymane Bachir Diagne, a professor at Columbia University, will present “What is African Philosophy? The Discussion of Orality and Islamic Thought in Francophone Africa” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 26 in the Severance Great Hall at Carleton College. This event is free and open to the public.