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.
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/.
Carleton College’s International Festival, a yearly event showcasing the diversity of the student body and featuring food, workshops and events from around the globe, will take place Saturday, May 3 beginning at 2 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Commons. This popular event is free and open to the public.
The Carleton Players will present acclaimed American playwright David Mamet's explosive drama, Race, with performances nightly at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 2-3 and 9-10 in the Weitz Center for Creativity Theater. Directed by David Wiles, Race forces audiences to consider their own beliefs regarding race, sex and guilt. The thought-provoking play questions numerous assumptions and stereotypes of American society and race relations. Performances are free and open to the public but reservations are recommended and can be made online.
Acclaimed Minnesota writer and community activist Kao Kalia Yang, member of the Carleton Class of 2003, will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation on Friday, May 2 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Yang's appearance is free and open to the public. Convocations are also streamed live and can be viewed online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.
- April 26, 2014
Carleton College will observe Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, on Sunday, April 27, at 5 p.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. The service will be led by Rabbi Shosh Dworsky and will include a vigil and reading of names. Louis Newman, Professor of Religious Studies, will present "Moral and Theological Reflections on the Holocaust" as a part of the commemoration. This event is free and open to the public.
Carleton College is pleased to present a performance by the acclaimed I Cantanti Chamber Choirs on Sunday, April 27 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Concert Hall. The program, entitled “Mass Appeal,” will be preceded by a short discussion of the works being presented at 7:10 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
Carleton Hosts its annual Foro Latinoamericano 2014, “The Politics of Memory and Forgetting in Latin America”April 23, 2014
Carleton College invites the public to attend its annual Foro Latinoamericano 2014, “The Politics of Memory and Forgetting in Latin America, “ April 25-26 and sponsored by the Department of Latin American Studies.
Each year, students, faculty and alumni of the Latin American Studies Program convene to share in an academic experience that brings to the fore and to campus a major topic, event, and country of Latin America. Originally designed as a capstone experience for the students of the program, the Foro Latinoamericano has been expanded to include a truly communal sense. The Foro provides the Carleton community at large with the opportunity to participate in a major event involving Latin America.
- April 21, 2014
World-renowned Chinese actors and musicians will present a not-to-be-missed evening of traditional music and ancient Chinese Kunqu opera on Saturday, April 26 at 8 p.m. in the Carleton College Concert Hall. The performance will feature superstar Kunqu opera actress Shen Yi-Li from Shanghai, accompanied by top professional performers of Chinese traditional instruments: Chen Tao (Dizi), Liu Li (Guqin), Xia Wenjie (Erhu), Gao Hong (Pipa), and Huang Shirong (Drum). This very special event is free and open to the public.
- April 21, 2014
Rob Rothblatt, Carleton Class of 1983 and lead architect at AECOM, will speak about designing the new sustainable arena for the Sacramento Kings basketball team on Thursday, April 24 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Larson Meeting Room (236). Entitled “Sacramento Kings: A Sustainable NBA Arena for the Endless Frontier,” Rothblatt’s presentation is free and open to the public.
- April 21, 2014
Philip Lilienthal, lawyer, philanthropist, and founder and president of Global Camps Africa, will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation on Friday, April 25 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled “Having Fun and Doing Good: Impacting HIV/AIDS Through Experiential Learning (the Camp Experience),” Lilienthal’s presentation is free and open to the public. Convocations are also streamed live and can be viewed online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.
- April 21, 2014
Carleton students Carolyn Raithel ’15 (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Vayu Rekdal ‘15 (Los Angeles) have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year. Raithel, a physics major, hopes to earn a PhD in astrophysics and one day conduct research at a national observatory. Rekdal, a biology major originally from Sweden, plans to pursue a PhD in nutritional biochemistry, and then focus his research in biochemistry with an eye towards problems in public health and nutrition.The two Carleton Goldwater Scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,166 mathematics, science, and engineering students who were nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide. The one- and two-year scholarships cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year.
Tom Buchmueller, a respected health economist and member of the Carleton Class of 1985, will discuss the economic implications of the Affordable Care Act in a public presentation on Thursday, April 24 at 4 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum. Entitled “The Affordable Care Act: 2014 and Beyond,” Buchmueller’s presentation is free and open to the public.
- April 17, 2014
Carleton College will host a birthday party honoring William Shakespeare in commemoration of his 450th birthday with performances, displays, and refreshments on Wednesday, April 23 from 4 to 6 p.m. in Room 172 of the Weitz Center for Creativity. This celebration is free and open to the public.
- April 17, 2014
Vanderbilt University professor Joy Calico will discuss “A Survivor from Warsaw,” a work for narrator, men’s chorus, and orchestra, written by the Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg as a tribute to the Holocaust victims. Calico’s lecture will be held Tuesday, April 22 from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Carleton College Music Hall Room 103. This event is free and open to the public.
Derreck Kayongo, a global health leader, social entrepreneur, and the co-founder of Global Soap Project, will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation address on Friday, April 18 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled “Recycle Soap, Save a Village,” Kayongo’s talk is free and open to the public. Convocations are also streamed live and can be viewed online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.
- April 14, 2014
The opening of the Carleton College Junior Art Show will be held on Thursday, May 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Boliou Hall. Admission to this show is free and open to the public.
The Carleton Singers and Carleton’s Chinese Music Ensemble Join Forces for an Enchanting Night of Shakespearean Songs and East Asian MusicApril 14, 2014
The Carleton Singers, led by Lawrence Burnett, and Carleton’s Chinese Music Ensemble, directed by Gao Hong, will come together for an enchanting evening performance combining Shakespearean songs and traditional East Asian music. This unique concert will be held on Friday, April 18 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall.
The Carleton Singers will present song texts by William Shakespeare set by his contemporaries and modern composers. Members of the Chinese Music Ensemble will join the Singers for the second half of the concert to feature traditional music from Korea, Mongolia, China, and Japan.
In conjunction with its ongoing International Film Forum, Carleton College will host French filmmaker Marion Stalens, the director of Juliette Binoche, Sketches for a Portrait (Juliette Binoche dans les yeux) (2009). Stalens will present a talk entitled “Between Fiction and Reality, Fine Lines” on Tuesday, April 15 at 5 p.m. in Leighton Hall Room 304. This event is free and open to the public.
In advance of Stalens’ appearance, Carleton will present three short films on Sunday, April 13 at 2:30 p.m.—Danse Afrique Danse, Le Voyage du Fauteuil, and Silence or Exile. The following evening on April 14 at 7 p.m., the public is also invited to a screening of Juliette Binoche, Sketches for a Portrait.
- April 9, 2014
In celebration of Pride Month, this April the Carleton College Gender and Sexuality Center will screen a series of queer-related documentary films as part of its first ever Queer Documentary Film Festival. These films celebrate the diversity of experiences and identities within queer communities. Screenings will be held on Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity and are free and open to the public.
The series kicks off tomorrow night, April 10, with a screening of "Paris Is Burning."
On Friday, April 11 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall, Carleton music faculty will present a recital performed by Mary Horozaniecki, violin; Tom Rosenberg; cello, and Nicola Melville, piano. This event is free and open to the public.
The program will include sonatas by Polish composer Frédéric Chopin and French composer Gabriel Fauré, and a piano trio by Austrian composer Joseph Haydn.
Mel Duncan, the co-founder and past executive director of Nonviolent Peaceforce, will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation address on Friday, April 11 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. His talk, titled “Nonviolent Peacekeeping: Hard Nosed Hope in a Tough World,” is free and open to the public. Convocations are also streamed live and available for on-demand viewing.
FUSIONS features an evening of traditional and contemporary Arab and Jewish music, performed by some of the world’s most respected artistsApril 3, 2014
Carleton College proudly presents FUSIONS, an evening of traditional and contemporary Arab and Jewish music, at the Weitz Center for Creativity Theater on Monday, April 7 at 7 p.m. FUSIONS will be presented by world-renowned musicians Taiseer Elias on the oud, Uri Vardi on cello, and Menachem Wiesenberg on piano. A discussion with the three virtuoso artists will follow the performance. This event is free and open to the public.
Tom Rassieur, the John E. Andrus III Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, will present an art history lecture entitled “Rembrandt’s Interest in Books on Art” on Tuesday, April 9 at 5 p.m. in Boliou Hall, Room 104.