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  • Thumbnail for  Insights into the value of a liberal arts education
    Insights into the value of a liberal arts education

    Susan Ashley, Dean of the College and Dean of the Faculty, and Trustee Neal Baer, MD, (CC class of 1978) speak to parents about the benefits of a liberal arts education. Recorded May 22, 2011.

  • Thumbnail for  Peter Matthiessen
    Peter Matthiessen by Matthiessen, Peter

    National Book Award winner and Zen master Matthiessen is author of, among others, "The Snow Leopard," "At Play in the Fields of the Lord," "Far Tortuga" and "Wildlife in America." He writes about vanishing cultures, oppressed people and exotic wildlife and landscapes, combining scientific observation with lyrical, intellectual prose. Matthiessen co-founded the Paris Review and was its first fiction editor. Recorded May 2, 2007.

  • Thumbnail for  The struggle for equal education by Hispanics in the Southwest
    The struggle for equal education by Hispanics in the Southwest by Kannan, Phillip M.

    Colorado College Distinguished Lecturer and Legal Scholar-in-Residence Phil Kannan says Hispanics have been the victims of discriminatory laws and policies in almost every part of their lives in the U.S. including housing, voting, employment, medical care and education. Hispanics in the Southwest turned to federal courts to challenge state and local laws, and policies regarding education. This presentation will look at the most significant of those court battles. Recorded September 13, 2006.

  • Thumbnail for 9/11 as avant-garde art?
    9/11 as avant-garde art? by Schechner, Richard, 1934-

    Richard Schechner, the leading voice of performance studies in America and the founder of New York University's Performance Studies Program, delivers this year's keynote address for the Cornerstone Arts Initiative. The lecture examines how the arts scene in the United States has developed since 9/11, and the transmutative effects that have altered our perceptions of art, performance and the avant-garde. Recorded February 4, 2009.

  • Thumbnail for A conversation with George McGovern
    A conversation with George McGovern by McGovern, George S. (George Stanley), 1922-

    Colorado College presents “A Conversation With Senator George S. McGovern,” the 1972 Democratic presidential nominee, three-term U.S. senator and two-term congressman, food and agriculture ambassador to the United Nations, and decorated B-24 pilot in the Second World War. McGovern discusses his book, "Abraham Lincoln," as well as current topics ranging from Afghanistan and Iraq to health care and world hunger. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded September 15, 2009.

  • Thumbnail for A conversation with Kaui Hart Hemmings : author of The descendants
    A conversation with Kaui Hart Hemmings : author of The descendants by Hemmings, Kaui Hart

    Kaui Hart Hemmings (CC class of 1998) grew up in Hawaii. In addition to The Descendants, her first novel, she has published a set of stories called House of Thieves. The Descendants earned high praise from reviewers around the globe, became a best-seller, and was adapted into an Oscar-winning movie starring George Clooney. This event was sponsored by CC's 1874 Society and the English department and was presented at Colorado College, Bemis Hall, March 28, 2012.

  • Thumbnail for Abraham Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief
    Abraham Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief by McPherson, James M.

    James M. McPherson is the George Henry Davis '86 Professor of History at Princeton University, the 2000 Jefferson Lecturer in Humanities, and was 2003 president of the American Historical Association. America's leading historian of the Civil War, he won the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for "Battle Cry of Freedom," which was a New York Times best seller. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded April 1, 2009.

  • Thumbnail for Academic freedom: fragile as ever
    Academic freedom: fragile as ever by Bérubé, Michael, 1961-

    Michael Berube, author of "Higher Education Under Fire: Politics, Economics, and the Crisis of the Humanities" and "What's Liberal About the Liberal Arts? Classroom Politics and 'Bias' in Education" argues against the common notion that higher education is a bastion of the left. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded November 2, 2006.

  • Thumbnail for All the time in the world
    All the time in the world by Collins, Billy

    Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins was the 2008 commencement speaker. Collins became a household name when, in 2001, he was named Poet Laureate of the United States, a position he held for two years. He subsequently served as New York State Poet Laureate from 2004 to 2006. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded May 19, 2008.

  • Thumbnail for An evening with Salman Rushdie
    An evening with Salman Rushdie by Rushdie, Salman

    Salman Rushdie discusses his work. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded October 21, 2007.

  • Thumbnail for Ancient wisdom, modern lives: why the Greeks still matter
    Ancient wisdom, modern lives: why the Greeks still matter by Riker, John H., 1943-

    Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded March 6, 2008.

  • Thumbnail for Are human activities changing the climate?
    Are human activities changing the climate? by Wilbur, Cole

    If, as many believe, the people of this world do little to address climate change and the average temperature of the world keeps rising, what will happen to our oceans, our weather, ecosystems and food supply? Cole Wilbur, Trustee and Past President of the David and Lucille Packard Foundation has been involved in venture philanthropy for over 33 years. He discusses why the Packard and Hewlett Foundations have pledged $1 billion and hope to have that matched to keep the Earth's temperature from rising no more than 2 degrees C by 2030. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded September 15, 2009.

  • Thumbnail for Art, culture, politics: an evening with David Henry Hwang, Tony Kushner and Suzan-Lori Parks, moderated by Laurence Maslon
    Art, culture, politics: an evening with David Henry Hwang, Tony Kushner and Suzan-Lori Parks, moderated by Laurence Maslon by Kushner, Tony , Hwang, David Henry, 1957- , Parks, Suzan-Lori

    Three of America's greatest playwrights discuss the intersections of the arts and society and assess the future of playwriting, the relative impact of their own plays and the socio-historical elements involved in creating modern dramatic works. Tony Kushner has received the esteemed "double" of the Tony Award and the Pulitzer Prize for his work, "Angels in America: Millennium Approaches"; Suzan-Lori Parks won a Pulitzer and was nominated for a Tony Award for "Topdog/Underdog"; and David Henry Hwang is a Tony winner and Pulitzer nominee for "M. Butterfly." New York University professor and noted theater historian Laurence Maslon moderated the event. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded February 3, 2010.

  • Thumbnail for Between Barack and a hard place: racism, privilege, and denial in the age of Obama
    Between Barack and a hard place: racism, privilege, and denial in the age of Obama by Wise, Tim J.

    Anti-racist writer and activist Tim Wise has spoken on over 500 college campuses and has trained teachers as well as government, corporate, media, entertainment, military, and law enforcement officials on methods for dismantling racism in their institutions, and has served as a consultant for plaintiff's attorneys in federal discrimination cases in New York and Washington State. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded February 23, 2011.

  • Thumbnail for Beyond green jobs: the next American economy and the politics of hope
    Beyond green jobs: the next American economy and the politics of hope by Jones, Van, 1968-

    Van Jones, author of "The Green-Collar Economy," is currently a senior fellow at the Center For American Progress. Part of Notable Lectures & Performance series, Colorado College. Recorded March 3, 2011.

  • Thumbnail for Buddhist views on love, compassion and forgiveness
    Buddhist views on love, compassion and forgiveness by Lobzang Tsetan, Khen Rinpoche

    Revered Tibetan Buddhist monk and scholar Khen Rinpoche Lobzang Tsetan, from Ladakh, India, will present Buddhist perspectives on love, compassion and forgiveness in conversation with Professor David Gardiner of the Colorado College Religion department. Part of f Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded March 27, 2009.

  • Thumbnail for Building the climate movement
    Building the climate movement by McKibben, Bill

    Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded September 18, 2007.

  • Thumbnail for Cheetah Conservation Fund and innovative non-profit management
    Cheetah Conservation Fund and innovative non-profit management by Marker, Laurie

    Laurie Marker, co-founder and executive director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia, Africa, and the CCF staff work with local farmers, schools, governments, and non-government organizations to help increase the understanding of, and appreciation for, the cheetah. CCF activities include numerous innovative conservation and management strategies designed to reduce the conflict between humans and cheetahs. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded May 3, 2006.

  • Thumbnail for Colorado's new energy economy, perspective from the field
    Colorado's new energy economy, perspective from the field by Beardsley, Woody

    Woody Beardsley, president and CEO of the Hybrid Energy Group (HEG) in Denver, speaks about a segment of the clean energy sector that invites small capital investment. HEG implements a flexible investment strategy that focuses on small wind, solar and biodiesel companies. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded April 8, 2008.

  • Thumbnail for Dancing with dinner: the dynamics of healthy food chains
    Dancing with dinner: the dynamics of healthy food chains by Salatin, Joel

    Joel Salatin speaks about the natural food movement, whose holistic approach is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable. Salatin discusses how, for the first time in history, most food is consumed without an awareness of its place, heritage, social or spiritual implications. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded January 24, 2008.

  • Thumbnail for Disruptive innovations in oncology care
    Disruptive innovations in oncology care by Singh, Ajit

    Dr. Ajit Singh, president of the Oncology Care Systems Group of Siemens Medical Solutions, explains new advances in the war against cancer, and how new technologies are shattering old conceptions of how to treat it. Singh is an expert in the future of radiation oncology and the role of information technology in today's managed health care environments.

  • Thumbnail for Drawing the line on the American dream : U.S. immigration policy in 2006
    Drawing the line on the American dream : U.S. immigration policy in 2006 by Popkin, Eric , Sánchez, Héctor

    Eric Popkin, associate professor of sociology and director of the Partnership for Civic Engagement at Colorado College, and Hector Suarez, (CC class of 2004) and program coordinator of the Pikes Peak Immigrant and Refugee Collaborative, discuss immigration reform, which emerged as a hot political issue in Colorado for the 2006 election year. Recorded March 14, 2006.

  • Thumbnail for Economic integration of sovereign states and their development
    Economic integration of sovereign states and their development by Prescott, Edward C.

    Edward C. Prescott discusses the advantages and disadvantages of economic integration among sovereign states with respect to economic growth, involving more generally an analysis of globalization. Professor Prescott is a senior monetary adviser at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and is a major figure in macroeconomics, especially the theories of business cycles and general equilibrium. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded March 2, 2009.

  • Thumbnail for Elections 2008: endgame and reflections
    Elections 2008: endgame and reflections by Buxton, Chuck , Loevy, Robert D., 1935- , Fuller, Timothy, 1940- , Sondermann, Eric

    This homecoming panel is part of the college's Sondermann Series: Elections 2008. Panelists include Chuck Buxton '68, senior editor at the Santa Rosa Press Democrat; Eric Sondermann '76, president of SE2 Associates in Denver; and CC political science professors Timothy Fuller and Bob Loevy. Recorded October 10, 2008.

  • Thumbnail for Emma Goldman
    Emma Goldman by Falk, Candace

    Candace Falk, Goldman biographer and director of the Emma Goldman Papers Project, uncovers the history and legacy of this influential American anarchist. Since 1980, the Emma Goldman Papers Project at the University of California-Berkeley has collected, organized, and edited tens of thousands of documents by and about Goldman from around the world. The leading authority on Goldman, Falk is the author of "Love, Anarchy, and Emma Goldman". Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded September 23, 2010.