- May 12, 2014
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.
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 go.carleton.edu/convo/.
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.
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.
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
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.
- May 5, 2014
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.
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.
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 go.carleton.edu/convo/.
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/.