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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.

  • 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.

  • October 2, 2014

    Concert features Faculty Pianist

    Carleton faculty pianist Loren Fishman will perform in concert on Sunday, Oct. 5 at 3 p.m. in the Concert Hall. Fishman’s recital will feature selections from the romantic era, including works by Brahms, Chopin, Gottschalk, and Mussorgsky. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Building Dignity
    October 2, 2014

    Macalester Professor and Director of ‘Building Dignity’ to Speak about Urban Development in Lima, Peru

    Paul Dosh, director of Building Dignity, a grassroots development organization in Lima, Peru, will present “Demanding the Land: Urban Movements & Building Dignity in Peru” on Wednesday, Oct. 8 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum. Dosh will present an engaging session of social movements scholarship and community-based activism, complemented by elements of spoken word poetry and documentary photography. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Cornelia Chesley Lang, professor of physics & astronomy
    October 2, 2014

    2014 Chesley Lecture Journeys to the Center of the Milky Way

    Carleton College’s 2014 Chesley Lecture in Physics and Astronomy will “Journey to the Center of the Milky Way.” Presented by University of Iowa professor Cornelia Chesley Lang, the annual lecture will be held Thursday, Oct. 9 from 7 to 8 p.m. in Olin Hall Room 149. Following her presentation, if skies are clear, attendees are invited to a telescopic observation of the Milky Way in the Goodsell Observatory. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Author and columnist, Daisy Hernández
    September 29, 2014

    Carleton’s Latino American Heritage Convocation reflects on Colombian and Cuban influences in an exploration of family, language and identity

    Author and columnist Daisy Hernández will present Carleton College’s Latino American Heritage Convocation on Friday, Oct. 3 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled "Feminism, Sofia Vergara, and Writing about Familia: A Talk on Media Representations,” Hernández will reflect on her Colombian and Cuban heritage in an exploration of family, language and identity. Carleton Convocations are free and open to the public; they are also recorded and archived online.

  • Author and environmentalist Barry Lopez
    September 29, 2014

    Carleton presents renowned author and environmentalist Barry Lopez

    Carleton College is pleased to present renowned author and environmentalist Barry Lopez on Thursday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Boliou Hall Auditorium. Lopez will give a talk entitled “The Writer and Social Responsibility,” followed by a short Q & A session and a book signing

  • September 29, 2014

    Music Lecture Highlights 70 Years of Aaron Copland’s ‘Appalachian Spring’

    Guest lecturer Annegret Fauser of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, will present “Americana, War & Globalization: Seventy Years of Aaron Copland’s ‘Appalachian Spring’” on Thursday, Oct. 2 from Noon to 1 p.m. in the Music Hall Room 103. Fauser, a renowned musicologist, is the Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor and Adjunct Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at UNC. This event is free and open to the public.