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Judith Howard, Associate Professor of Dance and Chair of the Theater and Dance, was honored with a SAGE Award for Dance. She competed against three other nominees for the the Outstanding Dance Educator award, which is given to a dance educator/teacher for their commitment and accomplishment in the field of dance education. Howard had been nominated three times in the category and won a previous SAGE award for outstanding performance in 2006.
Charles Kernaghan, the executive director of the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights, will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation address on Friday, Oct. 24 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Widely recognized as having launched the anti-sweatshop movement in the U.S., Kernaghan is best known as “the man who made Kathie Lee cry,” after publicly exposing that 13-year-old children were working in a brutal Honduran sweatshop earning just pennies an hour sewing Kathie Lee Gifford’s clothing line for Wal-Mart. Titled “The Race to the Bottom in the Global Economy,” Kernaghan’s presentation is free and open to the public. Convocations are also recorded and archived online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.
Journalist and documentary filmmaker Peter Frumkin to speak about his craft and the state of documentary filmmaking
Director, writer and producer Peter Frumkin will appear at Carleton College on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum. The Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow at Carleton for the week of Oct. 20, Frumkin will speak on the state of documentary filmmaking. This event is free and open to the public.
Members of the Carleton community will present a 24-hour reading of George Eliot’s “Middlemarch” beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22. The marathon reading will take place on the North Balcony of the Sayles Hill Campus Center. Community members will take turns reading for about 30 minutes each throughout the day, afternoon, evening, and throughout the night—finishing up the next morning on Oct. Listeners are encouraged to attend, and may come and go as they like or stay for the entire reading.
Jeffrey Sundberg '82 presents Economics Department Lamson Lecture, Focused on Conservation Easements
Jeffrey Sundberg '82 will present the Carleton College Economics Department Lamson Lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 4 to 5:15 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum. Sundberg, the James S. Kemper Foundation Professor of Liberal Arts and Business at Lake Forest College in Illinois, will speak about "An Economic and Environmental Analysis of Conservation Easements." This event is free and open to the public.
Matt Whited, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, gave an invited seminar in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota entitled, "Exploiting Metal/Ligand Cooperation with Cheap (Si) and Expensive (Rh) Elements." The lecture explored several aspects of Whited's work with Carleton students on the elucidation of structure and reactivity of unusual metal complexes with applications in organic synthesis and fuel transformations.
Constance Walker, Class of 1944 Professor of English and the Liberal Arts, moderated a panel entitled "Mary Shelley's Mirrors" at the 2014 International Conference on Romanticism.
Jeff Treviño, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, composed a new piece for the Mayo Clinic carillon (bell tower) in Rochester; the piece was commissioned as part of the clinic's sesquicentennial celebration and premiered on September 21 by St. Olaf musicologist and virtuoso carillonist Tiffany Ng.
Charles F. Priore, Jr. Reference and Instruction Librarian for the Sciences, has been named co-editor of The Ammo Encyclopedia 5th edition by Michael Bussard, (2014) Blue Book Publications Inc. Minneapolis. This is the number one best selling reference book on modern and obsolete cartridges in the world.
Daniel Groll, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, had his paper "Four Models of Family Interests" published in a special open access supplement of the journal Pediatrics.
Glenn-Milo Santos, PhD, Class of 2004, received the NIH Director's Early Independence Award through the NIH High Risk-High Reward program. Santos, who is one of the first graduates of Epidemiology & Translational Science PhD program at University of California in San Francisco, will be receiving $250,000 per year for five years to examine whether naltrexone can prevent binge drinking and alcohol-associated sexual risk behaviors among men who are at high risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV.
In conjunction with a display of his work now on exhibit in the Carleton Gould Library, the College will host renowned Spanish cartoonist Miguel Brieva on Friday, Oct. 17 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum. The artist’s presentation about his work will be in Spanish, with English translation provided. This event is free and open to the public.
Carleton College’s weekly convocation will be presented by Robert Paarlberg ’67, a food and agricultural researcher, on Friday, Oct. 17 at 10:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled “The Political Fight Over Food and Farming: Who Is Winning?”, Paarlberg’s presentation will address farming technologies and poverty in the developing world. Convocations are free and open to the public. They are also recorded and archived online at go.carleton.edu/convo.
What's the first few hours like at Carleton? We follow Francisco Castro '18 from Houston as he moves into his residence hall, hears advice from President Steve Poskanzer and meets his New Student Week group.
Acclaimed poet Brian Turner to appear in conjunction with Weitz Center Exhibit, “Always Lost: A Meditation on War"
In conjunction with the national touring humanities exhibit, "Always Lost: A Meditation on War," on display through October 24 in the Carleton College Weitz Center for Creativity, renowned war poet Brian Turner will appear on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weitz Center Room 236. The recipient of numerous literary honors, Turner's poetry appears in the award-winning volumes "Here, Bullet" (2005) and "Phantom Noise" (2010), and his memoir "My Life as a Foreign Country" (2014) has just been published by W.W. Norton. His work has been featured on National Public Radio, The New York Times and in The New Yorker.
Carleton Hosts Screening of Acclaimed Conservation Film Chronicling the Extinction of the Passenger Pigeon
In commemoration of the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon over a century ago, Carleton College will present a special screening of the acclaimed film, “From Billions to None: Passenger Pigeon’s Flight to Extinction,” on Monday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Boliou Hall Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.
Jazz all-stars “JazzAx” will appear Sunday, Oct. 12 at 3 p.m. in the Carleton College Concert Hall. Featuring Dr. David Milne (Alto Sax), Mike Walk (Alto Sax), Pete Whitman (Tenor Sax) and Greg Keel (Bari Sax)—along with jazz pianist Laura Caviani—the group will perform works by such jazz pianists as Ellington, Monk, Williams, and Brubeck, along with a Caviani original inspired by Basie.
Visual artist and alumna Christina Seely presents “Changing Time: an Artistic Inquiry into Climate Change”
In conjunction with the Carleton College art exhibit “Marking Time,” which addresses the impact of climate change through photography and other new media, featured artist Christina Seely ’98 will make a campus appearance to discuss her work and muse upon climate change from her perspective as an expeditionary artist. Seely will present “Changing Time: an Artistic Inquiry into Climate Change” on Tuesday, Oct. 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. This event is free and open to the public.
Mark McKone, Professor of Biology, and nine alumni co-authors have published a paper in the Journal of Tropical Ecology titled, "Rapid collapse of a population of Dieffenbachia spp., a plant used for tadpole-rearing by poison-dart frogs (Oophaga pumilio) in a Costa Rican rain forest."
Johnson Participates in a Panel at the University Risk Management and Insurance Association National Conference
Randie Johnson, Purchasing and Risk Manager, participated in a panel, “Greener Campus—What Could Go Wrong,” at the University Risk Management and Insurance Association National Conference.