Art Professor David Art Professor David Lefkowitz Explains "Nirthfolde" and Other "Quasi-Fictional Places"January 27, 2013 at 2:44 pm
In conjunction with the popular Northfield Arts Guild Gallery exhibit "NRTHFLD: The Nirthfolde Visitors' Bureau," professor of art David Lefkowitz will unravel the mysteries of this "slightly askew" take on Northfield in a public lecture on Wednesday, Jan. 30 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. Entitled "Quasi-Fictional Places: The Nirthfolde Visitors' Bureau and Other Original Facsimilies," Lefkowitz's talk will introduce audiences to "Nirthfolde...a bucolic, yet bustling burg situated in a parallel universe that neatly overlaps Northfield, Minnesota, and that has existed relatively unnoticed for over a century and a half."
College Archivist Eric Hillemann Publishes "A Beacon So Bright: The Life of Laurence McKinley Gould"January 25, 2013 at 3:25 pm
Carleton College archivist Eric Hillemann has published "A Beacon So Bright: The Life of Laurence McKinley Gould," chronicling the namesake of the College's library—a man who served for thirty years as a professor of geology and as Carleton's "colorful and charismatic" fourth president. On Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 12 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum, Carleton will host a special booksigning event celebrating this new publication. Carleton President Steve Poskanzer will introduce Hillemann, who will give a brief presentation on the new biography. A complimentary lunch will also be provided for the first fifty attendees. Copes of "A Beacon So Bright" are available now at the Carleton Bookstore, located in the Sayles Hill Campus Center, and online at www.carletonbookstore.org and www.amazon.com.
- January 25, 2013 at 2:59 pm
Carleton College’s Weitz Center for Creativity will host a special screening of “Cemetery Stories: A Rebel Missionary in South Africa,” a film directed by Carleton professor Cherif Keita, which explores an early effort at resistance to white authority in South Africa and its little-known connection with Northfield. The screening, part of the College’s Humanities Center’s Perspectives in Public Humanities series, will take place on Thursday, Feb. 7 beginning at 7 p.m. in the Weitz Center Cinema. This event is free and open to the public.
- January 17, 2013 at 9:05 am
Student Director, Julian Pozniak and Production Coordinator, Lawrence Burnett presented a fully staged, all-student production of "La Serva Padrona" last weekend at the Weitz Center for Creativity. The opera was in Italian with supertitles. Student photographer, Maria Kjellstrand, captured the event.
- December 19, 2012 at 3:56 pm
A Carleton College professor’s project has been launched into an orbit that may last for billions of years. Joel Weisberg, the Herman and Gertrude Mosier Stark Professor of Physics and Astronomy and the Natural Sciences, created a time map that is attached to EchoStar XVI, which launched from a pad in Kazakhstan on Tuesday, Nov. 20 into outer space. The artifact will remain in the Earth’s geosynchronous orbit in virtual perpetuity.
- December 12, 2012 at 2:14 pm
The Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program, recently announced the complete list of colleges and universities that produced the most U.S. Fulbright Students for the current school year, and Carleton College was included on that list with six award-winners for 2012-13. Carleton’s Fulbright Fellowship winners for 2012-13 were: Kathryn Deeg ‘12, Elizabeth Durham ‘12, Zachary Hyman ‘08, Grace Ogilby ‘12, Jesse Pittman ‘12, and Jacob Reznick ‘12.
- November 30, 2012 at 2:41 pm
This winter Carleton College Cowling Arboretum staff will take the first steps in a new forest and grassland restoration project, funded through the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund. A $64,593 grant, administered through the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, will help restore 38 acres, about 4% of the Carleton Arboretum. “While 4% seems like a small portion, Arboretum users will notice some big changes, so we wanted to make sure our users were aware of what this project entails,” reports Nancy Braker, Arboretum Director.
- November 13, 2012 at 2:09 pm
Carleton's Semaphore Dance Company had a spectacular performance this term! See photos here by student photographer, Nina Shapiro.
- November 13, 2012 at 1:41 pm
On Friday, students, faculty, and Northfield residents celebrated Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, with dancing, skits, musical performance, and more! See photos by Maria Kjellstrand here.
- November 10, 2012 at 12:05 pm
Culminating a trimester’s worth of intensive study, eleven Carleton College philosophy students led a public presentation last Wednesday, Nov. 7 at Northfield’s Just Food Coop highlighting their findings on the humane treatment of farm animals. The students have been taking a course entitled “Animal Ethics: The Moral Status of Animals,” taught by visiting professor Sarah Jansen, which examines different ethical theories when pondering whether humans have a moral obligation toward non-human animals.
- November 5, 2012 at 2:44 pm
Convocation on the 19th featured Baoting Li and Miao Song and Dance Troupe. See photos of the performance by student photographer, Nina Shapiro here!
- October 26, 2012 at 6:37 pm
Carleton's student cooking club, Firebellies, partnered with Bon Appétit to teach Carleton students to make sushi over mid-term break. Student videographer Andy Rodgers '16 captured footage from the event--ever had peanut butter and jelly sushi?