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  • Promotional poster for Paris Is Burning, a film by Jennie Livingston.
    April 9, 2014

    GSC Hosts Queer Documentary Film Festival

    In celebration of Pride Month, this April the Carleton College Gender and Sexuality Center will screen a series of queer-related documentary films as part of its first ever Queer Documentary Film Festival. These films celebrate the diversity of experiences and identities within queer communities. Screenings will be held on Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity and are free and open to the public.

    The series kicks off tomorrow night, April 10, with a screening of "Paris Is Burning." 

  • April 7, 2014

    Faculty Trio present an evening of music for piano and strings

    On Friday, April 11 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall, Carleton music faculty will present a recital performed by Mary Horozaniecki, violin; Tom Rosenberg; cello, and Nicola Melville, piano. This event is free and open to the public.

    The program will include sonatas by Polish composer Frédéric Chopin and French composer Gabriel Fauré, and a piano trio by Austrian composer Joseph Haydn.

  • Mel Duncan
    April 7, 2014

    Convocation Focuses on Civilian Peacekeeping in the Modern World

    Mel Duncan, the co-founder and past executive director of Nonviolent Peaceforce, will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation address on Friday, April 11 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. His talk, titled “Nonviolent Peacekeeping: Hard Nosed Hope in a Tough World,” is free and open to the public. Convocations are also streamed live and available for on-demand viewing.

  • Taiseer Elias
    April 3, 2014

    FUSIONS features an evening of traditional and contemporary Arab and Jewish music, performed by some of the world’s most respected artists

    Carleton College proudly presents FUSIONS, an evening of traditional and contemporary Arab and Jewish music, at the Weitz Center for Creativity Theater on Monday, April 7 at 7 p.m. FUSIONS will be presented by world-renowned musicians Taiseer Elias on the oud, Uri Vardi on cello, and Menachem Wiesenberg on piano. A discussion with the three virtuoso artists will follow the performance. This event is free and open to the public.

  • April 1, 2014

    Art History lecture takes a rare look into Rembrandt’s interest in books on art

    Tom Rassieur, the John E. Andrus III Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, will present an art history lecture entitled “Rembrandt’s Interest in Books on Art” on Tuesday, April 9 at 5 p.m. in Boliou Hall, Room 104.

  • April 1, 2014

    Arboretum to host Prescribed Burn Workshop

    Private landowners and others interested in using fire as a grassland management tool are invited to attend a Prescribed Burn Workshop on Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Carleton College Cowling Arboretum in Northfield. Sponsored by Carleton with assistance from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, there is a $20 fee per person to participate.

    Class size is limited to 24 participants ages 18 years of age or older. Pre-registration is required by April 7. The $20 fee includes materials and coffee breaks, but participants should bring their own lunch or plan to purchase lunch in town. Register at the Carleton College website:

  • March 31, 2014

    Carleton’s International Film Forum Continues; Screenings Open to the Public

    Carleton College continues its weekly International Film Forum with screenings beginning at 7 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. Featuring films from all around the world, these screenings are free and open to the public.

    The International Film Forum is a group dedicated to the viewing and studying of foreign films, developed thought a partnership between the Carleton departments of arts, cinema and media studies, and languages. The screenings are often preceded by a presentation by the director of the film a Carleton professor, or a knowledgeable guest—and then followed by a short discussion session.

  • National V-Day Campaign
    March 31, 2014

    Students present Eve Ensler’s “Vagina Monologues,” with proceeds supporting The HOPE Center

    Carleton College will host a student produced and performed production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” on Sunday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall. Sometimes funny, sometimes poignant—“The Vagina Monologues” focuses on the female experience as it relates to sexuality, love, abuse, and resilience. Proceeds from this event will benefit The HOPE Center in Faribault, along with the national V-Day Spotlight Campaign, a global movement to end violence against women and girls.

    Tickets are being offered on a $5 to $15 sliding scale, and can be purchased at the door and online at

  • Richard Misrach Swamp and Pipeline, Geismar, Louisiana, 1998
    March 25, 2014

    New Carleton Art Exhibit Highlights the Complex Forces Shaping the Mississippi River Landscape

    A new exhibit in the Carleton College Perlman Teaching Museum highlights the complex forces shaping the Mississippi River landscape. “Petrochemical America: Project Room” is a unique collaboration between celebrated photographer Richard Misrach and landscape designer Kate Orff. Based on the book Petrochemical America (Aperture, 2012), the project brings into focus the complex economic and ecological forces that have shaped the industrial landscapes of the lower Mississippi River’s “Cancer Alley.”

    The public is invited to an opening reception for “Petrochemical America: Project Room” on Thursday, April 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Commons. Along with light refreshments, the reception will include a tour of the exhibit led by Minneapolis artist and photographer Paul Shambroom, who will explore issues of power through grand landscape imagery.

  • $tart $mart, a program of The WAGE Project, Inc.
    March 25, 2014

    Convocation Focuses on Eliminating the Gender Wage Gap

    Carleton will kick-off its spring term convocation series with a presentation by Annie Houle, national director of campus and communities initiatives for The WAGE Project, Inc., on Friday, April 4 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled “Eliminating the Gender Wage Gap,” Houle’s presentation  focuses on wage discrimination against American women in the workplace, offering constructive solutions to eliminate this gap. Convocations are free and open to the public.

  • March 25, 2014

    Carleton Hosts Lecture and Exhibit on Russian Colonial Central Asia

    Russian Colonial Central Asia is the focus of a photography exhibit at Carleton College featuring a series of prints from the oeuvre of the photographer known as Orden, who traveled in Central Asia in 1888. The exhibit was curated by Dr. Heather Sonntag of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who will appear at Carleton to speak about the exhibit on Wednesday, April 2 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity, Room 236. Entitled, “Historical Photography of Russian Colonial Central Asia, 1858-1918,” Sonntag’s presentation is free and open to the public.

  • March 12, 2014

    Carleton College Awards Tenure to Seven Faculty Members

    Seven members of the Carleton College faculty have been awarded tenure by the Board of Trustees, effective September 1, 2014.