World renowned classical and jazz pianist Jon Nakamatsu will perform in concert on Sunday, April 12 at 3 p.m. in the Carleton College Concert Hall. A Van Cliburn gold medalist, Nakamatsu is considered to be one of the most sough-after pianists of his generation. Bernard Holland of the New York Times wrote, "This young American pianist has stunning technical control and can do anything at the piano he wants."
Nakamatsu’s not-to-be-missed performance will feature selections by Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, and Chopin—and is free and open to the public.
- March 30, 2015
Spring term exhibit opens Friday, April 3 and on display through May 3 in Weitz Center for Creativity.
- March 30, 2015
Thursday, April 2, from 5 to 6 p.m., University of Amsterdam history professor Dienke Hondius will present “Mapping Urban European Histories of Slavery” at Carleton College in Leighton Hall Room 304.
- March 30, 2015
Friday, April 3, Carleton's convocation series returns with a special presentation by Sweet Honey in the Rock’s Ysaye Maria Barnwell. From 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel, Barnwell will present “Building Vocal Communities,” a lecture that traces the evolution of African American communal vocal music from Africa through Spirituals and work songs to the music of the Civil Rights Movement. And later that evening at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall, Dr. Barnwell will conduct a Community Sing, bringing together voices of all ages from across the campus and greater communities.
Both events are free and open the public. Convocations are also recorded and archived online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.
- March 20, 2015
Dr. Carolyn H. Livingston, currently senior associate vice president for campus life and Title IX coordinator for students at Emory University (Ga.), has been named Carleton College’s new vice president for student life and dean of students. Livingston replaces Hudlin Wagner, who announced her retirement in September, effective at the end of the current academic year. Livingston will assume her new post June 22, 2015.
The Counterfactuals, an indie pop band comprised of Carleton professors Daniel Groll (philosophy), Jason Decker (philosophy), and Andy Flory (music)—along with St. Olaf College philosophy professor Mike Fuerstein—have been selected to appear as part of the 2015 Minnesota Music Summit, sponsored annually by the Minnesota Music Coalition. The Counterfactuals will perform along with nationally-acclaimed musical artists Fathom Lane and Chastity Brown on Friday, April 10 at the Amsterdam Bar and Hall in St. Paul, Minn.
- March 9, 2015
Cathy Yandell, W.I. and Hulda F. Daniell Professor of French Literature, Language, and Culture, recently gave a lecture titled "Gesturing toward Peace: Three Catholic Voices on the Eve of the French Wars of Religion," at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The talk figured in a lecture series, "Conceiving Peace, Pacification and Conflict Resolution in the Early Modern Period."
On Friday, March 6 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall, the Carleton College Orchestra, led by Hector Valdivia, will celebrate the winter season with a special performance featuring Robert Schumann’s Adagio and Allegro Brillante, Op. 13 b; a world premiere performance of How to Build Fences and Gates, a work for orchestra and electronics by visiting composer Jeffrey Treviño; and Gustav Mahler’s titanic Symphony No. 1.
Deputy Director of the North Korea International Project presents “How Do We Know What We Think We Know About North Korea?”February 23, 2015
On Tuesday, March 3 from 5 to 6 p.m., Carleton College will present a public lecture by James F. Person, Deputy Director of the Wilson Center North Korea International Documentation Project, entitled “How Do We Know What We Think We Know About North Korea? Using Archival Records of Former Communist Allies to Challenge the Received Wisdom.” Person’s presentation will take place in Leighton Hall, Room 304.
- February 23, 2015
The 2015 Carleton College Gary Wynia Memorial Lecture, entitled "The Crisis of Political Representation in Latin America," will be presented on Friday, Feb. 27 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum by esteemed Cornell University professor Ken Roberts. A reception will follow Roberts' presentation. This event is free and open to the public.
Carleton will present well-known Near East historian and author Fred Donner on Friday, Feb. 27 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Leighton Hall Room 304. His lecture, entitled “Islam’s Origins in the Light of New Papyrus Evidence,” is free and open to the public.
Convocation presented by Saru Jayaraman, founder of Restaurant Opportunities Center, seeing to improve wages and working conditions for restaurant workersFebruary 23, 2015
Saru Jayaraman, founder of Restaurant Opportunities Centers, will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation on Friday, Feb. 27 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled “Behind the Kitchen Door,” her presentation draws attention to servers, bussers, runners, cooks, and dishwashers across the country struggling to support themselves and their families under the shockingly exploitative conditions that exist in most restaurants.
This event is free and open to the public. Carleton convocations are also recorded and archived online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.
Carleton presents “The Odyssey: A Folk Opera,” an original musical adaptation of Homer’s classic tale told in 24 short songsFebruary 23, 2015
Carleton College will present a performance of Joe Goodkin’s original musical composition, “The Odyssey: A Folk Opera,” on Thursday, Feb. 26 from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum. Goodkin’s 30-minute adaptation for solo voice and acoustic baritone guitar and voice tells the story of Homer's “Odyssey” in a series of 24 short songs, invoking the spirit of the ancient Greek bards who originally brought forth the timeless stories of Odysseus and the heroes of the Trojan War. This event is free and open to the public.
- February 23, 2015
Renowned Catholic poet and peace activist Rose Berger will present "When Your Faith Gets You in Trouble: Sojourners and Other Strange Stories" on Tuesday, March 3 from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum. An award-winning religion journalist, author, public speaker, poet, and Catholic who specializes in writing about spirituality and art, social justice, war and peace, Berger is senior associate editor and regular columnist at Sojourners Magazine, the national ecumenical magazine based in Washington, D.C. that focuses on "faith in action for social justice."
In her lecture, Berger will speak about three times her faith got her in trouble -- and invite questions from the audience to engage in discussion about social and spiritual issues that matter to us. This event is free is open to the public.
- February 18, 2015
Carleton College moved up to the No. 2 position on Peace Corps’ annual list of the top volunteer-producing small colleges and universities across the country. With 17 alumni currently serving overseas as Peace Corps volunteers, the school made its fourth consecutive appearance on the list. Carleton ranked second behind Gonzaga University (Wash.) and its 20 alumni among schools and universities of 5,000 or less undergraduate students. Since the agency was created in 1961, 496 Carleton graduates have made a difference as Peace Corps volunteers.
Carleton announces Winter 2015 Herbert P. Lefler Lecture, “New York is like Johannesburg: The Global Dimensions of the African American Freedom Movement”February 15, 2015
The public is invited to attend Carleton College’s Winter 2015 Herbert P. Lefler Lecture on Monday, Feb. 23 at 4:30 p.m. in Leighton Hall Room 305. This year’s lecture, entitled “New York is like Johannesburg: The Global Dimensions of the African American Freedom Movement,” will be presented by Kevin Gaines, a professor of history at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
The Carleton Players' production of award-winning playwright, screenwriter and poet Naomi Wallace’s “The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek,” continues with performances at 7:30 p.m. nightly Friday and Saturday, February 27 and 28, along with a Sunday matinee performance at 2 p.m. on March 1.
Performances, presented in the Weitz Center for Creativity Theater, are free and open to the public. Reservations are encouraged and can be made online at carleton.tixato.com/buy/.
- February 13, 2015
Author and St. Olaf College sociology and Middle Eastern studies professor Ibtesam Al-Atiyat will discuss “Women’s Activism in Jordan: Strategies, Discourses, and Challenges” on Thursday, Feb. 19 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Leighton Hall Room 304 on the Carleton College campus.
Carleton presents annual production of “The Vagina Monologues;” All proceeds to benefit the Hope CenterFebruary 13, 2015
Carleton College will present its annual production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Sometime funny and sometime poignant, this student-produced and student-performed theatrical production is inspired by women’s experiences with sexuality, love and resilience. All of the proceeds, including ticket, t-shirt and candy sales, will be donated to the Hope Center in Faribault.
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.