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  • Science historian and psychologist, Michael Shermer
    Photo: Jeremy Danger
    December 18, 2014

    Science historian and psychologist Michael Shermer examines why people believe weird things in Carleton Convocation

    Dr. Michael Shermer, founding publisher of Skeptic magazine and the executive director of the Skeptics Society, will present Carleton’s first convocation address of 2015 on Friday, Jan. 9 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. In this age of supposed scientific enlightenment, when many people still believe in mind reading, past-life regression theory and alien abduction, Shermer’s presentation will wage a no-holds-barred assault on popular superstitions and prejudices, debunking nonsensical claims and exploring the very human reasons people find otherworldly phenomena, conspiracy theories, and cults so appealing.

    Entitled “Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time,” Shermer’s presentation is free and open to the public. Carleton convocations are also recorded and archived online at go.carleton.edu/convo.

  • December 18, 2014

    Carleton brings internationally acclaimed Danish design collective N55 to campus for a five-week residency

    Carleton College will host the internationally acclaimed Danish art, architecture and design collective N55 for an arts residency focused public space from January 9 to February 5, 2015. N55 members Ion Sørvin, Till Wolfer, and Anne Roome will collaborate with Carleton students to set up a design laboratory focused on public space by imaging a hypothetical new building complex for the College’s Cowling Arboretum. The residency will include public lectures and events, culminating in an exhibition in the Braucher Gallery of the Perlman Teaching Museum.

  • A Collection Embodied, a student-curated exhibit in the Perlman Teaching Museum
    December 18, 2014

    Carleton’s Perlman Teaching Museum opens 2015 with “A Collection Embodied,” featuring recent acquisitions to the College’s Art Collection

    Carleton College opens 2015 with a new exhibit in the Weitz Center for Creativity’s Perlman Teaching Museum. “A Collection Embodied” is a student-curated exhibit featuring recent acquisitions to the College’s Art Collection, offering over forty prints, photographs, ceramics and other works. The exhibit opens Friday, Jan. 9 with a reception from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Admission to the exhibit and the reception, as well as other related events, is free and open to the public.

  • View of the 2013 Craft & Bake Sale
    November 14, 2014

    Carleton’s Annual Craft Fair and Bake Sale Returns to the Weitz Center

    Carleton College will hold its annual Craft and Custodial Bake Sale on Friday, Dec. 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Class of 1980 Commons of the Weitz Center for Creativity. A wide variety of hand-crafted items and baked goods will be available for purchase, including wool mittens, birdhouses, garden art, glass ornaments, rugs, quilts, jewelry, Kenyan products, wooden bowls and toys, baskets, outerwear, candles, and much more. This popular annual event is free and open to the public.

     

  • November 7, 2014

    Carleton’s Renowned Chinese Music Ensemble Presents Fall Concert

    Carleton College’s renowned Chinese Music Ensemble will perform in concert on Sunday, November 9 at 3 p.m. in the Concert Hall. 

    Established ten years ago, the ensemble plays traditional Chinese instruments. Comprised primarily of Carleton students, the performance will also feature a Northfield High School student and two students from neighboring St. Olaf College. Under the direction of world-class pipa artist, Gao Hong, the Carleton Chinese Music Ensemble has performed to much acclaim at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Mall of America, the University of Minnesota, and at numerous conferences and Chinese celebrations through the region. 

  • November 7, 2014

    Public Invited to Fall Performance by the Carleton Orchestra

    The Carleton College Orchestra will present their fall concert on Friday, November 14 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall. Directed by Hector Valdivia, the program will feature Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3, Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 “Unfinished,” and Hindesmith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Aboriginal advocate and Olympic athlete, Waneek Horn-Miller
    October 31, 2014

    Aboriginal advocate and Canadian Olympic athlete Waneek Horn-Miller to present convocation

    Aboriginal advocate and Canadian Olympic athlete Waneek Horn-Miller will present the Carleton College convocation address on Friday, Nov. 7 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. An activist who works to mend the relationship between Native and non-Native communities in Canada, Horn-Miller will present “First Nations Rights.” Convocations are free and open to the public; they are also recorded and archived online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.

  • October 30, 2014

    Carleton College to host 33rd International Conference of the Haskins Society

    Carleton College is pleased to host the 33rd International Conference of the Haskins Society, a three-day gathering focused on all dimensions of medieval history. Featuring panels and lectures on medieval archaeology, manuscript studies, art history, history and literation, the conference will take place Friday, Nov. 7 (12-5:30 p.m.), Saturday, Nov. 8 (9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.), and Sunday, Nov. 9 (8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.) in the Weitz Center for Creativity Larson Family Meeting Room (Room 236). This event is free and open to the public.

  • October 30, 2014

    Gould Library hosts exhibit exploring medieval manuscripts

    A new exhibit in the Carleton College Laurence McKinley Gould Library explores medieval manuscripts and how medieval peoples produced and derived meaning from word and image. The “Process of Illumination: Word, Image and the Scribal Imagination in the Middle Ages” investigates the relationship between word and image in the Middle Ages by critically examining a variety of medieval manuscripts in facsimile. The exhibit opens Wednesday, Nov. 5 and will be on display through Jan. 5, 2015. An opening reception with light refreshments will be held at 11 a.m. on Nov. 5. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Northfield City Council Candidate Forum
    October 30, 2014

    Carleton Hosts Northfield City Council Candidate Forum

    Are you familiar with the many local races that will be on the ballot come November? Want to meet the candidates who may end up deciding Northfield's future? Join us on Thursday, October 30th from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Boliou Hall Auditorium for a public forum with all your local city council candidates. Audience members will have the ability to submit questions during the forum and hear how potential City Councilors would respond to issues that are important to them.

  • Quiet Beauty: The Japanese Gardens of North America by Kendall Brown
    October 24, 2014

    Japanese Gardens in North America subject of Art History Lecture

    The Carleton College Department of Art and Art History will present “Rising Suns in the North: Japanese Gardens in Minnesota” on Friday, Oct. 31 at 5 p.m. in the Boliou Hall Auditorium. Art historian Kendall Brown, author of “Quiet Beauty: The Japanese Gardens of North America” will discuss his book, tracing the local manifestations of this trans-Pacific imagination by examining the rich history of Japanese Gardens in Minnesota.

  • October 24, 2014

    Carleton Symphony Band celebrates Halloween with “Danse Macabre”

    The Carleton Symphony Band will celebrate Halloween with a special concert entitled “Danse Macabre” on Friday, Oct. 31 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Concert Hall. An appropriately “eerie” evening of music, the performance will accompany excerpts from the horror film classic, “The Bride of Frankenstein,” along with other short classic horror films, “all guaranteed to amaze and frighten,” says Symphony Band director Ron Rodman. Halloween treats will also be served.