Text of speech delivered to new students and parents by CC's 13th president, Jill Tiefenthaler, on August 27, 2011.
An expert on Shanghai history, Jeffrey Wasserstrom is author of several works on China, including "Global Shanghai, 1850 – 2010: A History in Fragments" ; "China's Brave New World and Other Tales for Global Times" ; "China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know." Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded March 31, 2010.
Vandana Shiva, a world-renowned physicist, activist, ecologist, political-economist, feminist and author, has extensive knowledge and experience with global economies, local food production, biotechnology and human rights. She established Navdanya, a movement for biodiversity conservation and farmers' rights in India. She also founded Diverse Women for Diversity, an international movement of women working for food, agriculture, patents and biotechnology. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded October 16, 2007.
Greg Mortenson, author of "Three Cups of Tea," discusses his experiences in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Since 1997, Mortenson's Central Asia Institute has raised funds to build 64 schools in remote tribal areas of the two countries. Mortenson demonstrates the potential of one person as a force of positive influence. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded January 15, 2008.
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.
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.
Dustin Lance Black, the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of the film "Milk," speaks on social movements in film and media with a focus on gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender inequality. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded April 2, 2010.
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.
An internationally prominent researcher on atomic physics and quantum mechanics, interested in bridging the disciplines of the sciences and the humanities, Arthur Zajonc, has been integrally involved in the mind and life dialogues that have brought together Western specialists in various sciences with the Dalai Lama and other contemplatives. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded February 1, 2007.
Mark Bauerlein, author of the National Endowment for the Humanities report "Reading at Risk," argues that computers are one of the reasons kids don't read, and why the humanities are at risk. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded September 14, 2006.
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.
George Weigel, the official biographer of Pope John Paul II, reflects on how we see the implications of his legacy and achievement today. George Weigel is an American Catholic author, and political and social activist. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances, Colorado College. Recorded February 23, 2010.
Colorado college Professor of Psychology Tomi-Ann Roberts presents the 2010 Baccalaureate keynote address. The Colorado College baccalaureate ceremony offers a quiet, intimate opportunity to pause and reflect on the rite of passage that is graduation, hear faculty members offer advice to the graduating class, and enjoy students' talents.
Text of inaugural speech of Colorado College President Jill Tiefenthaler, given on September 22, 2012.
Dan Chiras, visiting professor of environmental science and director of The Evergreen Institute in Missouri, discusses America at a crossroads in its history. The world is changing rapidly. How we react to these changes, among them global climate change and shortages of key energy resources, will determine whether we prosper or flounder. Unfortunately, extremely powerful forces now prevent us from enacting the measures required to build a truly sustainable future based on a renewable energy economy. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded April 27, 2011.
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.
Robert Shedinger, author of "Was Jesus a Muslim?" focuses on countering Islamophobia with authentic dialogue. Shedinger, an associate religion professor and chair of the department at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, teaches courses on Islam and has lectured on Western perceptions of Islam. He also is the author of "Tatian and the Jewish Scriptures" and co-editor of "Who Killed Goliath? Reading the Bible with Heart and Mind." Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded September 24, 2010.
Dr. Vitolo, both a penmanship historian and a calligrapher, has rediscovered and documented the history of American penmen/calligraphers from ‘The Golden Age of Ornamental Penmanship’. This lecture explores that rich history and brings to light some of the now forgotten artists from the period. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded November 6, 2009.
Steven D. Levitt, co-author of the New York Times best seller "Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything," discusses his book. Levitt's lecture shows how basic economic principles apply to the behavior of a diverse range of groups. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded May 2, 2006.
In the fall of 2002, Stephen Zunes, a professor at the University of San Francisco, spoke at a teach-in at Colorado College challenging the Bush administration's claims that Iraq had "weapons of mass destruction" or ties to Al-Qaeda and predicting that a U.S. invasion would drag the United States a disastrous counter-insurgency war amid increasing terrorism, Islamic extremism and sectarian violence. He examines the reasons he got it right while so many others got it wrong. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded May 3, 2007.
Betty Bright, a Minneapolis-based curator and critic of the book arts, explores the role of The Press at Colorado College on the national book arts scene. Bright's discussion focuses on the work of James Trissel at The Press between 1978 and 1998. Her lecture was the final event in Pressfest 2008, a celebration of the work of The Press at Colorado College, then in its 30th year. Recorded October 6, 2008.
Allan Savory, founder of Holistic Management International, discusses how global health is profoundly affected by the complex interactions among all living systems and how holistic decision-making provides a revolutionary way forward for the next generation. HMI is a proven, whole-farm/whole-systems approach to resource management that simultaneously considers economic, social and environmental realities to find sustainable solutions. HMI aims to improve land in a productive but environmentally healthy manner by promoting empowerment and participatory planning in Africa, Australia and North and South America. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded March 29, 2007.
Dr. Bernard Amadei, founder of the organization "Engineers Without Borders", presents an informative and passionate program of the small engineering projects in third world countries that have improved the lives of the people living there. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded October 20, 2009.