Globetrotting investigative journalist Kelsey Timmerman will present the weekly Carleton College convocation on Friday, Feb. 20 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Fueled by passion and curiosity, Timmerman tells the story of the items in our lives that we often take for granted. His presentation, entitled “Where Am I Wearing? Where Am I Eating?,” shares the stories of the people he meets as he travels the world, educating audiences and promoting dialogue about how to improve our world economy.
This event is free and open to the public. Carleton convocations are recorded and archived online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.
Firebellies/Young Chefs Receives Large Alumni Donation to Establish Cookbook Library for Carleton CommunityFebruary 9, 2015
Members of the Firebellies Culinary Club, along with the Young Chefs program, are pleased to announce the creation of a cookbook library for the Carleton community, thanks to a generous donation from Annie Katata '78 and her husband, Eric Randolph. Passionate food activists and culinary enthusiasts, the two have decided to donate over 150 cookbooks and culinary publications to Carleton to further the mission of both Firebellies and the Young Chefs program.
Geology Lecture asks “What Happens to Science in the Courtroom: Perspective from a Groundwater Expert”February 9, 2015
Tuesday, Feb. 17 from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Bernstein Geologist-in-Residence Charles Andrews ’73 will present “What Happens to Science in the Courtroom: Perspective from a Groundwater Expert” in Olin Hall Room 141 on the Carleton College campus. This event is free and open to the public.
Cornell Nanoscientist Paul McEuen presents Carleton Verbrugge Lecture on “The Art and Science of Nanoscale Carbon”February 9, 2015
Paul McEuen, Goldwin Smith Professor of Physics in the Department of Physics at Cornell University, will present the Carleton College Verbrugge Lecture on Monday, Feb. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Olin Hall Room 141. Entitled “The Art and Science of Nanoscale Carbon,” McEuen’s lecture is free and open to the public.
On Monday, Feb. 16 from 7 to 8 p.m., celebrated photographer Wing Young Huie will present “Documenting/Creating Community,” discussing how photography works as a tool to help build community. Huie’s presentation is free and open to the public and will be held in the Weitz Center for Creativity, Room 236, on the Carleton College campus.
- February 9, 2015
Music professor and director of the Carleton Symphony Band Ronald Rodman, along with student musicians, will present a recital entitled “The Electric Trombone” on Sunday, Feb. 15 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall.
Visiting scholar and renowned soprano Janet Youngdahl will present a “Celebration of Hildegard” on Friday, Feb. 13 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Carleton College Skinner Memorial Chapel. An early vocal music specialist, Youngdahl will present the music, writings and artwork of Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179), the visionary abbess and healer whose spiritual compositions are among the most astonishing and unique creations from the dynamic milieu of 12th century Benedictine monasticism.
- February 6, 2015
Groceryships founder and executive director Sam Polk will present the weekly Carleton convocation address on Friday, Feb. 13 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled “Redefining Ambitions,” Polk’s presentation will reflect Groceryships’ mission to empower families across the nation to live healthfully.
This event is free and open to the public. Convocations are also recorded and archived online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.
- February 4, 2015
Syrian instrumentalist Issam Rafea will present a concert of classical and contemporary Arab music on Thursday, Feb. 12 from 8 to 10 p.m. in the Carleton College Concert Hall. Rafea is an internationally acclaimed oud player, a pear-shaped stringed instrument commonly used in Middle Eastern music and considered to be an ancestor of the guitar. This event is free and open to the public.
Preeminent Native American poet, novelist, performer and filmmaker Sherman Alexie to speak at CarletonFebruary 4, 2015
Acclaimed award-winning poet, writer and filmmaker Sherman Alexie will present the Christopher U. Light Lecture at Carleton College on Tuesday, Feb. 10 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled “Security, Sovereignty, Selfishness: How to be a 21st Century American Nomad,” Alexie’s presentation is open to the public.
On Sunday, Feb. 8 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Carleton College Concert Hall, faculty and guest artists Gwen Anderson (horn), Connie Martin (double bass), and David Hagedorn (Xylosynth) will present a program of "eclectic music for unique sonorities."
- February 3, 2015
Former U.S. Foreign Service Officer Tom Hanson will present "The Legacy of World War I" on Wednesday, Feb. 4 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Leighton Hall Room 304 on the Carleton College campus. In light of the recent centennial of the war, Hanson's presentation is especially interesting and relevant.
On Friday, Feb. 6 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall, Carleton College is pleased to present a special appearance by world-renowned musicians Rolf Haas on violin and Miki Aoki on piano. This rare appearance is free and open to the public.
- February 2, 2015
The public is invited to celebrate the launch of a new collaborative project by Carleton art students along with members of the Danish architecture and design collective, N55, on Thursday, Feb. 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Perlman Teaching Museum of the Weitz Center for Creativity. This exhibit opening and reception with the artists is free and open to the public.
Spoken word poet Javon Johnson presents convocation merging race and gender theory with comedy and lyricismFebruary 2, 2015
Spoken word poet Javon Johnson will present the weekly Carleton College Convocation address on Friday, Feb. 6 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled, "And, Your Kids Will Be Painted Black!,” Johnson’s presentation merges race and gender theory with comedy and lyricism. This event is free and open to the public. Convocations are also recorded and archived online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.
- January 28, 2015
Renowned composer and pipa master Gao Hong invites the public to an evening of music and storytelling on Saturday, Jan. 31 from 8 to 9 p.m. in the Carleton College Concert Hall. Using the pipa, a pear-shaped traditional Chinese lute, Gao Hong will share her own personal adventures, using the versatile instrument to take the audience along a three-part journey beginning in old China and continuing to the musician’s life today. Entitled “Gao Hong on the Highway,” this fun and experimental concert is free and open to the public.
- January 28, 2015
At the annual Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championships of 2014, the Carleton Chess Club came away with a flourish of three awards, having competed against the top schools in the nation. The tournament was held December 27-30, at the Hilton Garden Inn in South Padre Island, Texas.
- January 23, 2015
On Wednesday, Jan. 28 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Carleton College Gould Library Athenaeum, noted professor Peter Lawler will present a lecture entitled, “Is Earth Our True Home? On Walker Percy, Carl Sagan, & ‘Interstellar.’” This event is free and open to the public.
Convocation profiles the Dialogue Arts Project, using creative writing and art to generate dialogue about social identity and differenceJanuary 23, 2015
Adam Falkner, founder and executive director of the Dialogue Arts Project (DAP), will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation on Friday, Jan. 30 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled “How Can Writing Change the World,” Falkner’s presentation profiles the mission of DAP, an organization dedicated to using creative writing and the arts as tools for generating difficult dialogue across lines of social identity, conflict and difference.
This event is free and open to the public. Carleton convocations are also recorded and archived online at go.carleton.edu/convo.
- January 20, 2015
On Monday, Jan. 26, Carleton College will present Dr. Christine Petersen, Director of the Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases and associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Iowa College of Public Health, in a lecture focused on zoonotic and vector borne diseases and how they make a difference in human health. Petersen’s presentation, entitled “Bats, Bugs & Brucella: Why Someone in Emerging Infectious Diseases Pays Attention,” will take place from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Olin Hall Room 141. This event is free and open to the public.
- January 19, 2015
As part of its ongoing public convocation series, Carleton College is pleased to present Dr. Lindsey Thomas, assistant Hennepin County Medical Examiner, on Friday, Jan. 23. Entitled “CSI Minnesota: The True Story of Death Investigation,” Thomas’ presentation will take listeners behind the scenes in her work as a forensic pathologist for Minnesota’s largest and most populated county.
Convocations held from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. They are also recorded and archived online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.
Carleton professor shadows Marco Polo’s famous 13th-century journey from Venice to Beijing (and beyond) in the acclaimed mini-series, “Marco Polo: A Very Modern JourneyJanuary 19, 2015
Carleton College is pleased to present a special screening of the acclaimed mini-series, “Marco Polo: A Very Modern Journey,” in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema January 25 and 29. Shot in epic cinematic style, the three-part series explores the philosophical and historical questions about East and West, then and now, as it contemplates the meaning and implications of Marco Polo’s infamous 13th-century journey from Venice to Beijing. The series follows Carleton professor Qiguang Zhao, Burton and Lily Levin Professor of Chinese, as he travels to Venice to chase the shadow of Marco Polo.
- January 16, 2015
On Sunday, Jan. 25 from 10 am to 12:30 p.m., the public is invited to celebrate the 132nd birthday of Dacie Moses—and pay tribute to the memory and legacy of Carleton alumnus and Northfield City Council member Dixon Bond.
Carleton College will present a special screening of the critically-acclaimed documentary film “Above All Else” on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. Directed by John Fiege, Carleton Class of 1997, and produced by Daryl Hannah, “Above All Else” reveals the hidden story of how the Keystone XL pipeline battle in East Texas has built a community of resistance to the climate crisis in Amerca. Winner of the Best North American Documentary at the Global Visions Festival and a Special Jury Prize at the Dallas International Film Festival, The Hollywood Reporter called the film “an inspiring, dramatic, and very timely eco-doc.” This screening is free and open to the public.