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Faculty Recital Features Renowned Pipa Master, Gao Hong

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:57pm
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.
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Carleton Chess Club sweeps national championships

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:53pm
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.
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Carleton Chess Club sweeps national championships

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:53pm
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.
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Art & Design Collective N55 Examines Ownership of the Arb

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 4:12pm
Upon returning to campus for winter term, many visitors to the Weitz Center for Creativity’s Perlman Teaching Museum showed signs of confusion when they first walked into the Braucher Gallery. Instead of the standard exhibit of photographs or drawings, they encountered a group of students and two artists in matching black outfits, ardently working at a huge table occupying nearly half of the space.  It is, in fact, not an exhibit but a studio art class called “Critical Studies in Public Space with N55 in action.” For the first five weeks of the term, eighteen Carleton students will be working with Danish art and design collective N55 to come up with a proposal for a hypothetical building in the Cowling Arboretum, commonly referred to as “the Arb”.
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Lecture by noted professor asks, “Is Earth Our True Home?”

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 4:09pm
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.
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Convocation profiles the Dialogue Arts Project, using creative writing and art to generate dialogue about social identity and difference

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 4:01pm
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.
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Dafatir Book Arts Exhibit in The Rake

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 3:51pm
Dafatir: Contemporary Iraqi Book Art, an exhibit at the Carleton College Art Gallery that runs through February 12, 2006, is featured in "The Broken Clock" calendar section of the February 2006 issue of The Rake, a Twin Cities monthly magazine. The Rake, with a circulation of 60,000, is published by Tom Bartel ’73 and Kristin Henning ’75.
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USA Today Quotes Schier on Obama's State of the Union Address

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:43am
Steve Schier, Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted by USA Today in its analysis of President Obama's January 2015 State of the Union address. "He may be in a situation where he has a more receptive national audience because things seem to be improving on his watch, and it's clear the public is giving him some credit for it," Schier says. The story ran in papers across the country.
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Carleton hosts public lecture on identifying—and battling—emerging infectious diseases

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 3:47pm
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.
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Carleton convocation goes behind the scenes with a Minnesota medical examiner in “CSI Minnesota”

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 5:36pm
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/.
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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 Journey

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 5:14pm
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.
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Former White House Chef Talks Carleton, Firebellies on WCCO Radio

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 10:58am
Bill Yosses, the former White House pastry chef, appeared on Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl's '92 "Off The Menu" radio show on WCCO 830 AM. Yosses, who was in residence at Carleton during that weekend, spoke about Carleton's student cooking club, the Firebellies, and their Young Chefs outreach program that combines cooking with science education. The radio show is available in podcast form on wcco.com.
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Celebrating Dacie Moses’ Birthday and Remembering Dixon Bond

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 4:07pm
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.
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Carleton presents screening of award-winning documentary film “Above All Else”

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 4:02pm
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.
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Weisberg Part of Team That Solves Disappearance of the Cosmic Spinning Top

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 3:53pm
Joel Weisberg, the Herman and Gertrude Mosier Stark Professor of Physics and Astronomy and the Natural Sciences, is part of a team that calculated the mass of a neutron star and its binary companion, using Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, and recently published the findings in The Astrophysical Journal. Weisberg was included in the team due to his expertise in binary pulsars, which he has intensively studied for more than 35 years.
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Carleton Students Talk About Affirmative Consent Policies

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 10:16am
Carleton students Brit Fryer '15 (Chicago) and Rebecca Spiro '15 (Bethesda, Md.), who serve as student assistants in Carleton's gender and sexuality center, spoke with KTTC-TV from Rochester, Minn., regarding affirmative consent policies related to sexual activities among students. The University of Minnesota student body is considering adopting affirmative consent, a policy that already exists at Carleton and two other Minnesota colleges and universities. "It's not enough for someone to say 'no'. They also have to say 'yes' to some kind of sexual act, or it's not OK," Spiro said. Fryer noted why he thinks this type of policy is gaining support at more schools across the country. "We're in an age when people are more comfortable speaking out on their experiences. I think it's something we've always dealt with, I think that the culture is shifting and that people are more open to talking about it. I think that's why colleges are having to respond," he said.
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Acclaimed pianist Nicola Melville to perform in concert

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 1:17pm
Acclaimed composer and pianist Nicola Melville will perform Sunday, Jan. 18 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Carleton College Concert Hall. Melville’s performance will include an eclectic mix of old and new compositions: Schubert’s German Dances, Chopin’s Mazurkas, and Debussy’s Estampes will rub shoulders with ragtime pieces by William Albright and Jacob TV’s humorous Body of Your Dreams for piano and boombox. A special feature will be the world premiere of three new miniatures by New Zealand composers Gareth Farr, Eve de Castro-Robinson, and Ross Harris.
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Public invited to celebrate and remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 1:16pm
Carleton will host a service in celebration and remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday, Jan. 18 at 5 p.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. The event will include a sermon, entitled “I Can’t Breathe,” delivered by Reverend Oliver White, with music performed by the Carleton Gospel Brunch Singers. A soup supper follows the service. Everyone is welcome to attend.
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Carleton hosts public dialogue on racial justice

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 1:13pm
In solidarity with the growing national movement #BlackLivesMatter, Carleton College invites the public to a campus dialogue on racial justice in America. On Tuesday, Jan. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel, Carleton will host “BlackLivesMatter: Conversations for Change,” a panel discussion with faculty and guest speakers followed by a Q&A session.
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Lawyer turned documentary filmmaker Dawn Porter to present convocation

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 12:28pm
Dawn Porter, an attorney, civil justice crusader and award-winning documentary filmmaker, will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation on Friday, Jan. 16 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Porter is the founder of Trilogy Films and the director of the acclaimed documentary, “Gideon’s Army,” which portrays the lives of three young public defenders working in the Deep South. Following the personal stories of their clients, the film shows first-hand the realities of—and inequalities in—the American criminal justice system. The Hollywood Reporter called the film “an eye-opening insight into a judicial hellhole world that ordinary citizens can never imagine” and Village Voice called it “HBO’s most illuminating crime drama since ‘The Wire.’” Entitled “Defending America in the Age of Mass Incarceration,” Porter’s presentation is free and open to the public. Carleton convocations are also recorded and archived online at go.carleton.edu/convo.
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