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  • May 12, 2014


    Carleton College will host “Northfield Reads: Veterans’ Voices,” a reading and discussion of the important stories written and shared by military veterans, on Sunday, May 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Larson Meeting Room (236). This event is free and open to the public.

  • May 12, 2014

    Annual Exhibit Showcases Senior Art Majors’ Work

    The opening reception for the annual Carleton College Senior Art Showcase will be held Friday, May 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Perlman Teaching Museum of the Weitz Center for Creativity. The exhibit, entitled “Migration Patterns,” features the work of thirteen studio art majors, who will be on hand to discuss their work. Admission to the exhibit and reception is free and open to the public.

  • May 12, 2014

    Cowling Arboretum Hosts Annual Spring Bird Count

    Carleton College’s Cowling Arboretum will host its 12th annual spring bird count on Saturday, May 17 and invites anyone with an interest in bird watching to join in this census of bird species in the Arboretum. No previous experience is necessary. The count will take place from 6 to 9 a.m.; participants will meet at 6 a.m. at the Arboretum Office.

  • Sandra Steingraber
    May 10, 2014

    Convocation Explores the Links Between Human Rights and the Environment

    Internationally recognized ecologist and author Sandra Steingraber will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation address on Friday, May 16 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled “The Whole Fracking Enchilada: Toward Meaningful Toxic Chemical Reform and a Rational Energy Policy,” Steingraber’s presentation explores the links between human rights and the environment.  This event is free and open to the public. Convocations are also streamed live and can be viewed online at

    In advance of her presentation, Steingraber’s film “Living Downstream” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. in Olin 149 on Thursday May 15. She will be on hand to answer questions following the screening.

  • Ian Barbour
    May 9, 2014

    Carleton Event Honors Late Professor and Scholar, Ian Barbour

    On Wednesday, May 14, the public is invited to a special event honoring late professor and renowned scholar, Ian Barbour. Entitled “Ian Barbour and the Future of Religion and Science,” the event celebrates the intellectual legacy of long-time Northfield resident and internationally respected theologian Ian Barbour, the Carleton College Winifred and Atherton Bean Professor of Science, Technology and Society, Emeritus, who passed away in December 2013. This event will take place in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema from 7:30 to 9 p.m. and is free and open to the public. 

  • Violinist and oud player, Yair Dalal
    May 5, 2014

    Carleton Presents an Evening of Traditional and Contemporary Arab and Iraqi Music

    Acclaimed musician Yair Dalal, violinist and oud player, will present an evening of traditional and contemporary Arab and Iraqi Jewish music on Saturday, May 10 at 8 p.m. in the Carleton College Great Hall. This performance of unique world music is free and open to the public. 

  • May 5, 2014

    Symphony Band presents its Spring Concert

    The Carleton Symphony Band presents its spring concert on Sunday, May 11 at 3 p.m. in the Concert Hall. The program will feature music by Michael Markowski, James Gillette, John Adams, and the famous Symphony in B-flat, composed in 1933 by French composer Paul Fauchet. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Argentine novelist, screenwriter and film critic Alan Pauls
    May 5, 2014

    Christopher U. Light Lectureship Presents Argentine Novelist, Screenwriter and Critic, Alan Pauls

    Carleton College is pleased to present Argentine novelist, screenwriter and critic Alan Pauls on Monday, May 12 at 6 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum. Pauls’ appearance is part of the College’s Christopher U. Light Lectureship series, designed to bring renowned artists from all genres to campus. His talk, entitled “The Depth of my Depths,” is free and open to the public.

  • North Indian musical virtuoso Shujaat Husain Khan
    May 5, 2014

    World-Class Indian Musicians to Perform in Concert

    Shujaat Husain Khan and Samir Chatterjee, world-class virtuosos of the sitar and tabla, will perform together in concert on Friday, May 9 at 7 p.m. in the Carleton College Concert Hall. This not-to-be-missed musical performance is free and open to the public.

  • Activist and entrepreneur Sean Carasso
    May 5, 2014

    Convocation Underscores the Power of Social Activism

    Falling Whistles co-founder Sean Carasso, a young and influential social entrepreneur and activist, will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation on Friday, May 9 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled “The Power of the Individual: Youth Movements and Social Change," Carasso’s presentation will focus on the growing success of Falling Whistles, a global peace campaign designed to help the victims of the Congo war.  This event is free and open to the public. Convocations are also streamed live and can be viewed online at

  • Scholar and professor, Wendy Doniger
    Photo: University of Chicago
    May 2, 2014

    Esteemed Scholar Wendy Doniger to present Carleton’s 2014 Lindesmith Lecture

    Esteemed scholar Wendy Doniger will present the 2014 Lindesmith Lecture at Carleton College on Thursday, May 8 at 5:30 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. Entitled “Freedom of Speech in India, from the Vedas to the Present,” Doniger’s lecture will address issues of censorship in India. Considered one of the world’s leading scholars in Hinduism, Sanskrit, and Indian textual traditions, The Washington Post calls Doniger “a feisty and exhilarating teacher.” This event is free and open to the public.

  • 5K for HOPE
    May 1, 2014

    3rd Annual 5K for HOPE to Support Survivors of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

    The public is invited to participate in the third annual 5K for HOPE, a run/walk to benefit the HOPE Center, on Saturday, May 10 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Carleton College Recreation Center. Proceeds from this event will support the HOPE Center, whose mission is to create zero tolerance for sexual and domestic violence through Healing, Outreach, Prevention and Education. The HOPE Center is located in Faribault and serves all of Rice County. The 5K for HOPE is open to all!

    Participants can register online at: https://apps.carleton/edu/campus/gsc/5kforhope/.