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Japanese Gardens in North America subject of Art History Lecture

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 2:17pm
The Carleton College Department of Art and Art History will present “Rising Suns in the North: Japanese Gardens in Minnesota” on Friday, Oct. 31 at 5 p.m. in the Boliou Hall Auditorium. Art historian Kendall Brown, author of “Quiet Beauty: The Japanese Gardens of North America” will discuss his book, tracing the local manifestations of this trans-Pacific imagination by examining the rich history of Japanese Gardens in Minnesota.
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Carleton Symphony Band celebrates Halloween with “Danse Macabre”

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 2:15pm
The Carleton Symphony Band will celebrate Halloween with a special concert entitled “Danse Macabre” on Friday, Oct. 31 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Concert Hall. An appropriately “eerie” evening of music, the performance will accompany excerpts from the horror film classic, “The Bride of Frankenstein,” along with other short classic horror films, “all guaranteed to amaze and frighten,” says Symphony Band director Ron Rodman. Halloween treats will also be served.
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Carleton presents North Indian Musical Guest Artists, Red Baraat

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 2:10pm
Carleton College is pleased to present a not-to-be-missed appearance by critically acclaimed and very popular music pioneers, Red Baraat. The event takes place on Sunday, Nov. 2 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Carleton Concert Hall.
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Carleton to Commemorate ‘Day of the Dead’

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 2:06pm
Carleton College will host a service and celebration on Sunday, Nov. 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Severance Great Hall in commemoration of ‘Dia de los Muertos’ (Day of the Dead). In addition to a religious ceremony, the event will feature food and dancing, and members of the community are invited to bring objects symbolizing remembrance of departed loved ones for a special alter display. This annual event is free and open to the public. 
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Carleton Players present Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale”

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 2:04pm
The Carleton Players will present William Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” October 30 through November 2 in the Weitz Center for Creativity Theater, with performances nightly at 7:30 p.m. October 30, 31 and November 1, along with two 2 p.m. matinee performances November 1 and 2. Directed by David Wiles, Performances are free and open to the public. Reservations are encouraged and can be made online at go.carleton.tixato.com/buy/.
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Award-winning Actress Elizabeth Liang Explores Her Multicultural Background in Convocation

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 2:00pm
Award-winning actress Elizabeth Liang will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation address on Friday, Oct. 31 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled “Alien Citizen: An Earth Odyssey,” Liang’s presentation will explore her own multicultural background, asking “who you are when you’re from everywhere and nowhere.” This event is free and open to the public. Convocations are also recorded and archived online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.
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Concert presents music for flute and piano

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:54am
Guest artist Linda Chatterton (flute) will join Carleton faculty musician Matthew McCright (piano) for a recital of masterworks from the piano and flute repertoire on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. in the Carleton College Concert Hall. This performance is free and open to the public.
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Lefler Lecture to Focus on Japan’s Cold War, Post-Colonial Asia, and the Kula Ring

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:46am
Professor Hiromi Mizuno will present the Carleton College Fall 2014 Herbert P. Lefler Lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. in Leighton Hall Room 305. A professor of history at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Mizuno’s lecture is entitled “Japan’s Cold War, Post-Colonial Asia, and the Kula Ring: Technical Aid Reconsidered.” This event is free and open to the public.
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Howard Honored with SAGE Award for Dance

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:28pm
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.
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“The Man Who Made Kathie Lee Cry” to present Carleton Convocation on Global Labor and Human Rights

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 2:38pm
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/.
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Journalist and documentary filmmaker Peter Frumkin to speak about his craft and the state of documentary filmmaking

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 1:22pm
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.
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Carleton celebrates George Eliot’s “Middlemarch” with a 24-hour marathon reading

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 1:20pm
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.
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Jeffrey Sundberg '82 presents Economics Department Lamson Lecture, Focused on Conservation Easements

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 12:39pm
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.  
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Whited Gives an Invited Lecture at the University of Minnesota

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 10:57pm
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.
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Walker Moderates a Panel at the International Conference on Romantism

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 10:29pm
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.
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Treviño Composes and Premieres a New Piece for the Mayo Clinic

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 10:09pm
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.
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Priore Named Co-Editor of The Ammo Encyclopedia

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 9:52pm
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.
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Groll Publishes a Paper in Pediatrics

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 9:34pm
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.
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Santos Receives NIH Director's Early Independence Award

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 8:27pm
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.
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Carleton to host Spanish Cartoonist Miguel Brieva

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:39am
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.
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