- April 3, 2005
Tingshuo Yang, professor of ecological anthropology and senior research fellow at the Institute of Anthropology and Ethnology at Jishou University in Hunan, China, will give a lecture titled “Indigenous Ecological Knowledge for Sustainable Development of Forestry: Findings From an Applied Anthropological Project in Highland, China” at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5 at Carleton College’s Leighton Hall, Room 305. The event is free and open to the public.
- April 1, 2005
Cole Swensen, a permanent faculty member in poetry at the University of Iowa’s Writers’ Workshop, will give a lecture and read from her books of poetry at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 7 in the Carleton College Gould Library Athenaeum. The event, a part of the Christopher U. Light Lecture Series in Literature, is free and open to the public.
- March 31, 2005
River City Books, a Northfield bookstore owned by Carleton College, will designate the first Thursday of each month as Teacher Day, beginning April 7. Between 4 and 8 p.m. on these days, any K-12 teachers buying classroom materials will receive a 20 percent discount. To be eligible, teachers must show an I.D. or recent paycheck stub from an area school district.
- March 25, 2005
Seniors Philip O'Hara and Katherine Sammons have been awarded Watson Fellowships for 2005-06, and Marie Marsman has been named an alternate.
- March 25, 2005
The family of former Carleton president Howard Swearer will be in Northfield during the first week in April for the opening of "Precarious Balance" at ArtOrg's Moving Walls Gallery.
- March 24, 2005
From March 13-27, a small group of Carleton students will experience firsthand some of the problems facing the White Earth and Pine Ridge Indian reservations in Minnesota and South Dakota. The group will volunteer for their hosts and build links between communities struggling to keep their traditions alive as they shape them to function sustainably in the future. Along the way, they'll share their experiences and observations here. Sustainable Spring Break Journal
- March 24, 2005
Catherine Manegold, award-winning former reporter for The New York Times and a 1977 Carleton graduate, will present convocation at 10:50 a.m. on Friday, April 1 at the Carleton College Skinner Memorial Chapel. Her presentation will address the reasons an effective, aggressive, independent and responsible press is crucial to the healthy functioning of a democracy in her presentation titled, “War on Words: Why an Ethical Press is NOT an Oxymoron.” The event is free and open to the public.
- March 23, 2005
Jack El-Hai, executive vice president of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and a 1979 Carleton graduate, will read from his book titled “The Lobotomist: A Maverick Medical Genius and his Tragic Quest to Rid the World of Mental Illness” at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 4, in the Carleton College Gould Library Athenaeum. The event is free and open to the public.
- March 14, 2005
The Carleton Mock Trial team placed third overall in the Judge Parker division of the 2005 National Tournament in St. Petersburg, Fla. In addition, junior Wells Harrell was one of only five attorneys at the entire competition to receive recognition for a perfect score.
- March 3, 2005
Photographer Lois Conner will lecture at Carleton College in conjunction with the Art Gallery exhibition, “Rising Waters: Edward Burtynsky and Lois Conner. Photographing China’s Three Gorges Dam Region.” Titled “Travels with Camera along the Yangtze River,” Conner's slide presentation will be held at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, in Boliou Hall, Room 104. The event is free and open to the public.
- March 2, 2005
The Carleton Choirs will give a concert titled “Choral Kaleidoscope” at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 4 at Skinner Memorial Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.
- March 1, 2005
Shaocong Zeng, associate professor and senior research fellow at the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) in Beijing, China, will give a lecture titled “Overseas Chinese Studies: From China’s Perspective” at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1 in the Carleton College Gould Library Athenaeum. Zeng will give his talk in Mandarin Chinese, and Naran Bilik, the Bernstein Visiting Professor of Anthropology at Carleton, will translate. The event is free and open to the public.