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Carleton’s Perlman Teaching Museum opens 2015 with “A Collection Embodied,” featuring recent acquisitions to the College’s Art Collection
Carleton College opens 2015 with a new exhibit in the Weitz Center for Creativity’s Perlman Teaching Museum. “A Collection Embodied” is a student-curated exhibit featuring recent acquisitions to the College’s Art Collection, offering over forty prints, photographs, ceramics and other works. The exhibit opens Friday, Jan. 9 with a reception from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Admission to the exhibit and the reception, as well as other related events, is free and open to the public.
Carleton brings internationally acclaimed Danish design collective N55 to campus for a five-week residency
Carleton College will host the internationally acclaimed Danish art, architecture and design collective N55 for an arts residency focused public space from January 9 to February 5, 2015. N55 members Ion Sørvin, Till Wolfer, and Anne Roome will collaborate with Carleton students to set up a design laboratory focused on public space by imaging a hypothetical new building complex for the College’s Cowling Arboretum. The residency will include public lectures and events, culminating in an exhibition in the Braucher Gallery of the Perlman Teaching Museum.
Science historian and psychologist Michael Shermer examines why people believe weird things in Carleton Convocation
Dr. Michael Shermer, founding publisher of Skeptic magazine and the executive director of the Skeptics Society, will present Carleton’s first convocation address of 2015 on Friday, Jan. 9 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. In this age of supposed scientific enlightenment, when many people still believe in mind reading, past-life regression theory and alien abduction, Shermer’s presentation will wage a no-holds-barred assault on popular superstitions and prejudices, debunking nonsensical claims and exploring the very human reasons people find otherworldly phenomena, conspiracy theories, and cults so appealing. Entitled “Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time,” Shermer’s presentation is free and open to the public. Carleton convocations are also recorded and archived online at go.carleton.edu/convo.
President Barack Obama’s decision to normalize U.S. relations with Cuba could not come at a more opportune time for the struggling Cuban economy and for a political regime on the verge of a transition in leadership. President Barack Obama’s decision to normalize U.S. relations with Cuba could not come at a more opportune time for the struggling Cuban economy and for a political regime on the verge of a transition in leadership. The fall in oil prices this year put pressures on Nicolás Maduro’s government in Venezuela to reduce its oil subsidy to Cuba, a sure sign to the Cuban government that a fundamental change in strategy was necessary.
At first glance, the class looks like any other taught at Carleton College. The room features desks, a blackboard, and a projector. The students tote backpacks and laptops, take notes, and sip their coffee while listening to a professor in glasses and a blazer lecturing at the front of the room. But there is one thing about them that makes this course unique: half of the students are from St. Olaf College.