Keynote speech from the Colorado College State of the Rockies Conference held May 3 through May 4, 2004. This keynote speech was delivered by Governor Richard Lamm, May 4, 2004.
Part of the annual State of the Rockies Conference. Dan Dagget, environmentalist, discusses "The New Ranch: A Means Toward Equal Protection for the Land." Student researcher Andrew Yarbrough (CC class of 2006) presents the results of the ranching report card, and a panel consisting of ranchers Doc and Connie Hatfield, of Country Natural Beef; rancher Dale Lasater, of Lasater Grasslands Beef; Brian Rohter, chief executive officer of New Seasons Market; and rancher John Schiffer, Wyoming state senator, discuss ranching in the Rockies. Recorded April 11, 2006.
Text of speech delivered to new students and parents by CC's 13th president, Jill Tiefenthaler, on August 27, 2011.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gale Norton, the 48th Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, made "the Four C's" the cornerstone of her tenure: Consultation, Communications, and Cooperation, all in the service of Conservation. At the heart of the Four C's is the belief that for conservation to be successful, the government must involve the people who live and work on the land. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded April 7, 2008.
Forest ecosystems in the Colorado Front Range have evolved to thrive in the unique climatic conditions of the region and natural disturbance regimes that existed prior to European settlement. Knowledge of how forests were structured in the past and the factors that affect their establishment and growth is essential to their management. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded January 25, 2007.
Joyce Poole, one of the world’s leading elephant researchers, delivers the 2012 Sabine Distinguished Lecture in Psychology. Poole is co-founder of ElephantVoices (elephantvoices.org), an organization devoted to elephant welfare and conservation. She received her Ph.D. from Cambridge University, and has studied elephant behavior and communication for more than 30 years. She has written two books, numerous scientific papers, and popular articles on elephant behavior and conservation, and has participated in scores of media projects. Funding for this talk was provided by the Colorado College Cultural Attractions Fund, Sabine Fund for Psychology, and the dean of students. This lecture was presented at Colorado College, Armstrong Theatre, March 28, 2012.
In celebration of Colorado College Earth Week, Joel Salatin, a self-described environmentalist capitalist farmer, came to lecture. Salatin owns Polyface Farm, where he describes his innovative farming techniques as "in the redemption business: healing the land, healing the food, healing the economy, and healing the culture." He was profiled in Michael Pollan's book, "The Omnivore's Dilemma" and has authored several books including "Folks, This Ain't Normal," "Holy Cows and Hog Heaven," and "The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer." This lecture was sponsored by EnAct and the Carnivore Club. The lecture took place at Colorado College, Shove Chapel, April 27, 2012.
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.
The First Mondays Event Series is a campus-wide forum that aims to engage all members of the CC community, including students, staff, administrators and faculty. The series creates opportunities for the whole community to gather, encouraging everyone to be part of the intellectual life of the college, and facilitating discourse among students, faculty, and staff, across courses, disciplines, and divisions. This First Mondays Event features Omar Offendum. Born in Saudi Arabia to Syrian parents and raised in the Washington, D.C., area, hip-hop artist Omar Offendum uses his lyrical talents to bridge his Middle Eastern roots to his Western upbringing. Offendum began his rap career as one-half of the N.O.M.A.D.S., an Arab/African-American hip-hop duo. In 2010, he released his first solo album, "SyrianamericanA." His songs, which are often political, resonate with Arab youth, many of whom have embraced one of America's most popular forms of protest music: hip-hop. This event was sponsored by the Colorado College IDEA Space, Cultural Attractions Fund, and President's Circle. This event was presented at Colorado College, Armstrong Hall, January 21, 2013.
Tony Dixon is the deputy regional forester of the Rocky Mountain Region and Jan Burke is the forest health coordinator for the White River National Forest. Their talk stems from their many years of experience working for the U.S. Forest Service in Colorado and examines the White River National Forest in Northwestern Colorado. Recorded November 8, 2010.
Text and video of speech delivered to the Colorado College community by CC's 13th president, Jill Tiefenthaler, on April 5, 2011, in Shove Chapel.
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.
Colorado College President Dick Celeste, a former U.S. ambassador to India and Peace Corps director, speaks at an American Civil Liberties Union forum. His talk is followed by an open discussion about human rights in the world. Recorded January 24, 2007. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College.
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.
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.
David Philipps talks about his book, a chronicle of the Army unit from Fort Carson that was plagued by post-traumatic stress disorder. Misdiagnosed or untreated since returning from war, some soldiers from the unit embarked on drug-fueled crime sprees, some of which resulted in murder. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded March 1, 2011.
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 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.
Kathy Kelly, activist, author, teacher at Chicago area colleges, and current founder of Voices for Creative Nonviolence discusses Iraqi sanctions. As a founder of Voices in the Wilderness, she has taken more than 70 delegations to Iraq, attempting to end U.N./U.S. sanctions. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded March 8, 2006.
Jeffrey Toobin, one of the country's most esteemed experts on politics, media and the law, and author of "The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court," delves into the historical, political and personal inner workings of the Supreme Court and its justices to reveal the inside story of one of America's most mysterious and powerful institutions. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded August 23, 2008.