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  • Adam Falkner, founder and executive director of the Dialogue Arts Project
    January 23, 2015

    Convocation profiles the Dialogue Arts Project, using creative writing and art to generate dialogue about social identity and difference

    Adam Falkner, founder and executive director of the Dialogue Arts Project (DAP), will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation on Friday, Jan. 30 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled “How Can Writing Change the World,” Falkner’s presentation profiles the mission of DAP, an organization dedicated to using creative writing and the arts as tools for generating difficult dialogue across lines of social identity, conflict and difference. 

    This event is free and open to the public. Carleton convocations are also recorded and archived online at

  • Gao Hong, adjunct instructor in Chinese musical instruments and one of the world’s foremost performers on the Chinese pipa (lute).
    January 28, 2015

    Faculty Recital Features Renowned Pipa Master, Gao Hong

    Renowned composer and pipa master Gao Hong invites the public to an evening of music and storytelling on Saturday, Jan. 31 from 8 to 9 p.m. in the Carleton College Concert Hall. Using the pipa, a pear-shaped traditional Chinese lute, Gao Hong will share her own personal adventures, using the versatile instrument to take the audience along a three-part journey beginning in old China and continuing to the musician’s life today. Entitled “Gao Hong on the Highway,” this fun and experimental concert is free and open to the public.

  • 2014-15 Carleton College Chess Team
    January 28, 2015

    Carleton Chess Club sweeps national championships

    At the annual Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championships of 2014, the Carleton Chess Club came away with a flourish of three awards, having competed against the top schools in the nation. The tournament was held December 27-30, at the Hilton Garden Inn in South Padre Island, Texas.

  • Professor Peter Lawler
    January 23, 2015

    Lecture by noted professor asks, “Is Earth Our True Home?”

    On Wednesday, Jan. 28 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Carleton College Gould Library Athenaeum, noted professor Peter Lawler will present a lecture entitled, “Is Earth Our True Home? On Walker Percy, Carl Sagan, & ‘Interstellar.’” This event is free and open to the public.

  • January 20, 2015

    Carleton hosts public lecture on identifying—and battling—emerging infectious diseases

    On Monday, Jan. 26, Carleton College will present Dr. Christine Petersen, Director of the Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases and associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Iowa College of Public Health, in a lecture focused on zoonotic and vector borne diseases and how they make a difference in human health. Petersen’s presentation, entitled “Bats, Bugs & Brucella: Why Someone in Emerging Infectious Diseases Pays Attention,” will take place from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Olin Hall Room 141. This event is free and open to the public.