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  • February 10, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Chinese Music Ensemble Wins 4 Awards at 2014 Huain Cup International Chinese Instrument Competition

    Four members of Carleton's esteemed Chinese Music Ensemble were recently honored at the 2014 Huain Cup International Chinese Instrument Competition at the Le Petit Trianon Theatre in San Jose, Calif. A panel comprised of elite musicians and music scholars from the People's Republic of China awarded a Gold Medal to Yawen Chen '15 (China) on the Dizi (Chinese bamboo flute); a Silver Medal to Vicky Wu '17 (China) on the Guzheng (Chinese zither);  and Bronze Medals to Xiaodi Wang '16 (China) on the Erhu (Chinese fiddle) and Ken Wang '15 (Canada) on the Sanxian (Chinese banjo).

  • February 6, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    A break from your regularly scheduled programming....

    A brief glimpse of my experiences in my first ever computer science class. 

  • Rebecca Plotnick '14, a CAMS 287 student, working on her project.
    February 3, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Stop Motion Animation Class Screening

    The students in Britta Johnson's Stop Motion Animation class have been learning and developing the skills of stop motion animation for the past five weeks. On February 6th, at 5:30pm, their projects will come to life in Weitz Cinema in a special screening. Come support the students and the CAMS department and enjoy these interesting projects.

    For more information, click here.

    The final projects will be on continuous view in Weitz 229 beginning Tuesday, February 11th.

  • Professor of English Timothy Raylor
    January 24, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    Carleton Celebrates 300 Years of Sterne’s Seminal Novel with a Marathon Reading of Tristram Shandy

    In commemoration of Anglo-Irish humorist and novelist Laurence Sterne’s 300th birthday, Carleton College will hold a 24-hour marathon reading of “The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy: Gentleman” on January 29 and 30. Faculty, students and staff, including President Steve Poskanzer, will gather on the north balcony of the Sayles Hill Campus Center and take turns reading from this classic book, beginning at 12:50 p.m. on January 29 non-stop until 11:50 a.m. on January 30. The marathon reading will conclude with a celebration featuring cake and conversation.

  • Professor Judy Tzu-Chun Wu
    January 22, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Winter Herbert P. Lefler Lecture Discusses Asia’s Influence on Political Activism in the U.S.

    Author and historian Judy Tzu-Chun Wu will present Carleton College’s Winter 2013-14 Herbert P. Lefler Lecture on Monday, Jan. 27 at 4:30 p.m. in Leighton Hall Room 305. Wu’s presentation, entitled “Eldridge Cleaver Goes to Pyongyang, Hanoi, and Peking: Afro-Asian Internationalism and Radical Orientalism,” is free and open to the public.

  • “Remembering Nokutela,” a film by Professor Chérif Keita
    January 22, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Carleton presents Area Premiere of “Remembering Nokutela,” Latest Film by Professor Chérif Keita

    Carleton College will present the area’s premiere screening of “Remembering Nokutela,” the latest documentary film by Professor of French and Francophone Studies Chérif Keita, on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. The film, screened as part of the College’s International Film Forum, and co-sponsored by the Carleton Humanities Center, chronicles Keita’s four-year-long journey to uncover the story of Nokutela Dube (1873-1917), the long-forgotten woman pioneer of the liberation movement in South Africa. A question and answer session with Keita will follow the screening. The film is suitable for all audiences and the screening is free and open to the public.

  • January 21, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Carleton presents Weekly International Film Forum

    Carleton College is hosting a weekly International Film Forum, with screenings held every Thursday (while classes are in session) 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.

  • January 19, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Public Invited to Screenings Hosted by Carleton Film Society

    The Carleton Film Society, a student-run organization that promotes arthouse films, presents weekly public screenings on Saturday evenings at 4:30 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. Each film is preceded by an introduction from a Carleton professor or other guest speaker, and student-led discussions follow the screenings. Screenings are free and open to the public.

  • January 17, 2014 at 1:28 am

    A Glimpse of Study Abroad at Carleton

    Today, I was able to attend the Off Campus Studies Fair. I learned lots of interesting things about potential programs I could partake in as a Carleton student!

  • January 14, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Christine Lac to be President-Elect of AATF-Minnesota

    Christine Lac, Senior Lecturer in French, was elected Second Vice-President (President-elect) of the American Association of Teachers of French-Minnesota at the annual meeting on April 17. The association serves educators in French in grades K through 16.

  • Faust by Russian director Aleksandr Sokurov
    January 14, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Carleton presents the Midwest premiere of new film by acclaimed Russian director Aleksandr Sokurov

    As part of its ongoing International Film Forum, Carleton College is pleased to present the Midwest premiere of a new film by acclaimed Russian director Aleksandr Sokurov. Faust (2011, 140 minutes) will be screened on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. This event is free and open to the public.

  • January 10, 2014 at 12:48 am

    Home Sweet Home

    My first several days back at Carleton.