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  • Poet, essayist and professor Brian Turner
    October 7, 2014

    Acclaimed poet Brian Turner to appear in conjunction with Weitz Center Exhibit, “Always Lost: A Meditation on War"

    In conjunction with the national touring humanities exhibit, "Always Lost: A Meditation on War," on display through October 24 in the Carleton College Weitz Center for Creativity, renowned war poet Brian Turner will appear on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weitz Center Room 236. The recipient of numerous literary honors, Turner's poetry appears in the award-winning volumes "Here, Bullet" (2005) and "Phantom Noise" (2010), and his memoir "My Life as a Foreign Country" (2014) has just been published by W.W. Norton. His work has been featured on National Public Radio, The New York Times and in The New Yorker.

  • Journalist and documentary filmmaker, Peter Frumkin
    October 16, 2014

    Journalist and documentary filmmaker Peter Frumkin to speak about his craft and the state of documentary filmmaking

    Director, writer and producer Peter Frumkin will appear at Carleton College on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum. The Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow at Carleton for the week of Oct. 20, Frumkin will speak on the state of documentary filmmaking. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Jeffrey Sundberg '82
    October 16, 2014

    Jeffrey Sundberg '82 presents Economics Department Lamson Lecture, Focused on Conservation Easements

    Jeffrey Sundberg '82 will present the Carleton College Economics Department Lamson Lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 4 to 5:15 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum. Sundberg, the James S. Kemper Foundation Professor of Liberal Arts and Business at Lake Forest College in Illinois, will speak about "An Economic and Environmental Analysis of Conservation Easements." This event is free and open to the public.

     

  • Charles Kernaghan, executive director of the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights
    October 17, 2014

    “The Man Who Made Kathie Lee Cry” to present Carleton Convocation on Global Labor and Human Rights

    Charles Kernaghan, the executive director of the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights, will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation address on Friday, Oct. 24 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Widely recognized as having launched the anti-sweatshop movement in the U.S., Kernaghan is best known as “the man who made Kathie Lee cry,” after publicly exposing that 13-year-old children were working in a brutal Honduran sweatshop earning just pennies an hour sewing Kathie Lee Gifford’s clothing line for Wal-Mart. Titled “The Race to the Bottom in the Global Economy,” Kernaghan’s presentation is free and open to the public. Convocations are also recorded and archived online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.

  • George Eliot's "Middlemarch"
    October 16, 2014

    Carleton celebrates George Eliot’s “Middlemarch” with a 24-hour marathon reading

    Members of the Carleton community will present a 24-hour reading of George Eliot’s “Middlemarch” beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22. The marathon reading will take place on the North Balcony of the Sayles Hill Campus Center. Community members will take turns reading for about 30 minutes each throughout the day, afternoon, evening, and throughout the night—finishing up the next morning on Oct. Listeners are encouraged to attend, and may come and go as they like or stay for the entire reading.

  • Spanish artist Miguel Brieva
    October 13, 2014

    Carleton to host Spanish Cartoonist Miguel Brieva

    In conjunction with a display of his work now on exhibit in the Carleton Gould Library, the College will host renowned Spanish cartoonist Miguel Brieva on Friday, Oct. 17 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum. The artist’s presentation about his work will be in Spanish, with English translation provided. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Food and agricultural researcher, Robert Paarlberg '67
    October 13, 2014

    Convocation Addresses Farming Technologies and Poverty in the Developing World

    Carleton College’s weekly convocation will be presented by Robert Paarlberg ’67, a food and agricultural researcher, on Friday, Oct. 17 at 10:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled “The Political Fight Over Food and Farming: Who Is Winning?”, Paarlberg’s presentation will address farming technologies and poverty in the developing world. Convocations are free and open to the public. They are also recorded and archived online at go.carleton.edu/convo.

  • From Billions to None: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction
    October 7, 2014

    Carleton Hosts Screening of Acclaimed Conservation Film Chronicling the Extinction of the Passenger Pigeon

    In commemoration of the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon over a century ago, Carleton College will present a special screening of the acclaimed film, “From Billions to None: Passenger Pigeon’s Flight to Extinction,” on Monday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Boliou Hall Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Faculty pianist, Laura Caviani
    October 7, 2014

    Carleton presents Jazz All-Stars, “JazzAx”

    Jazz all-stars “JazzAx” will appear Sunday, Oct. 12 at 3 p.m. in the Carleton College Concert Hall. Featuring Dr. David Milne (Alto Sax), Mike Walk (Alto Sax), Pete Whitman (Tenor Sax) and Greg Keel (Bari Sax)—along with jazz pianist Laura Caviani—the group will perform works by such jazz pianists as Ellington, Monk, Williams, and Brubeck, along with a Caviani original inspired by Basie.

  • Visual artist Christina Seely '98
    October 7, 2014

    Visual artist and alumna Christina Seely presents “Changing Time: an Artistic Inquiry into Climate Change”

    In conjunction with the Carleton College art exhibit “Marking Time,” which addresses the impact of climate change through photography and other new media, featured artist Christina Seely ’98 will make a campus appearance to discuss her work and muse upon climate change from her perspective as an expeditionary artist. Seely will present “Changing Time: an Artistic Inquiry into Climate Change” on Tuesday, Oct. 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Jake Porway, Founder and Executive Director of DataKind
    October 6, 2014

    Convocation proposes using the power of data analysis to bring about positive change in the world

    Carleton College’s weekly convocation, entitled “Using Data for the Greater Good,” will be presented by data scientist Jake Porway on Friday, Oct. 10 at 10:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Porway’s presentation proposes using the power of data analysis to bring about positive change in the world. This event is free and open to the public. Convocations are also recorded and archived online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.

  • Lake Wobegon Brass Band
    October 6, 2014

    Carleton presents the Lake Wobegon Brass Band in concert

    Carleton College is pleased to present a public performance by the popular Lake Wobegon Brass Band on Friday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall. The Lake Wobegon Brass Band opens its 23rd season at Carleton, with an impressive performance of brass and organ music. This event is free and open to the public.