Keynote speech from the Colorado College State of the Rockies Conference held April 5 through April 7, 2005. This keynote speech was delivered by Governor Bill Richardson, April 6, 2005.
Amy McNamara, the National Parks program director for the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, delivered this final lecture in the 2008-2009 Fall/Winter State of the Rockies Speaker Series. Also part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded February 23, 2009.
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. Bonnie Lynn-Sherow's talk focuses on the mythological power of the "family farm" ideal in American history, and the American West. She will discuss the "mythical" power of Jeffersonian agrarianism, and how it has been transformed into something Jefferson would never have recognized. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded February 22, 2010.
David Weddle, Colorado College professor of religion, presents his book on miracles. The work examines the enduring interest in miracle stories in five world religions from tales of flying yogis and rebbes with healing power to levitating bodhisattvas, miracle-working saints, and disappearing Sufi masters. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded November 9, 2010.
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.
Pete Earley is an award-winning journalist and nationally known advocate for mental health reform. He is best known as the author of "CRAZY: A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness," which was one of two finalists for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize. His book tells two stories. The first is his struggle to get his son help after he develops a severe mental illness. The second story is based on nine months that Earley spent inside the Miami Dade County jail where he followed persons with mental disorders through the criminal justice system and out into the streets to see what happened to them. His book has won awards from the American Psychiatric Association, National Alliance on Mental Illness, and Mental Health America. This event was sponsored by the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI), AspenPointe, the CC disability services office, Boettcher Health Center, the CC psychology department, GROW, SPILL, Disabilities Awareness Group (DAwG), and the Cultural Attractions Fund. This lecture was presented at Colorado College, Packard Hall, March 28, 2012.
Opening Convocation marked the beginning of Colorado College's 136th academic year. Marc Acito ’90, a novelist, former syndicated humor columnist, and former professional opera singer, presented the keynote address on August 31, 2009.
Part of the annual State of the Rockies Conference. Greg Zimmerman (CC class of 2006) discusses the results of the climate report card. Discussing "Climate Change in the Rockies: In Theory and On the Ground" are Roger A. Pielke, Sr., professor in the department of atmospheric science at Colorado State University; Roger Pielke, Jr., a professor in the environmental studies department at the University of Colorado; and Auden Schendler, director of environmental affairs at the Aspen Skiing Company. Recorded April 13, 2006.
Text of inaugural speech of Colorado College President Jill Tiefenthaler, given on September 22, 2012.
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.
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.
Professor Thomas Schelling, the Distinguished University Professor at the School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, and 2005 Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics, delivers the William P. Carey Nobel Laureate of Economics Lecture. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded February 21, 2008.
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.
Phi Kappa visiting scholar Jack Goldstone lectures on global population trends and their significance. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded November 4, 2010.
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.
All creatures are defined ecologically by how they fit into a food chain. For humans, food industrialization has obscured this once-plain fact; most Americans are only dimly aware that their food represents their most profound engagement with the natural world. Michael Pollan, author of "The Botany of Desire" and "The Omnivore's Dilemma," both New York Times best sellers, conducted a series of personal explorations of the food chain: growing a genetically modified potato, tracing an organic TV dinner from grocery freezer to farm and buying and following a steer from insemination to steak. Pollan tells these stories to tease out conclusions about what's gone wrong with the industrial food system and its implications for our health. He also explores healthier alternatives to industrial food. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded February 8, 2007.
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.
T. R. Reid, a prizewinning Washington Post reporter and the author of several books, including "The Healing of America" and "The United States of Europe," is a frequent guest on NPR and has narrated and produced several PBS documentaries. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded March 4, 2010.
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.
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.