State of the Rockies Lecture: Nolan Doesken is a state climatologist who has been monitoring Colorado’s climate for decades. Mike King is the executive director of Colorado Department of Natural Resources. Their combined expertise offesr a unique view of Colorado forests from a Colorado government perspective. Recorded December 6, 2010.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Randy Udall, director of the Community Office for Resource Efficiency, presents the third in the lecture series "Energizing the Rockies: Energy Challenges in Global, National and Regional Perspectives." CORE works with government officials at the local, state and federal levels to promote forward-thinking energy and green building policy. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded February 27, 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.
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.
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.
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.
William Weida addresses the economic, political and health impacts of Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), how and why we have deviated from conventional farming, and how we can reclaim American agriculture. Part of the 2009-2010 State of the Rockies Speaker series: "Food and Agriculture in the Rockies." Recorded September 7, 2009.
CC President Richard Celeste awarded the 2011 Champion of the Rockies Award to conservationist, advocate for free speech, and author of "Refuge," Terry Tempest Williams. Terry Tempest Williams addresses the audience with several selected readings. Recorded April 4, 2011.
Suzanne Jones and Sloan Shoemaker give an insight into the role of environmental group and public involvement in the forest decisions made by the government concerning the future of our national and state forests. Suzanne Jones is the central Rocky Mountain regional director of the Wilderness Society and Sloan Shoemaker is the executive director of the Aspen Wilderness Workshop. Recorded January 31, 2011.
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.
Sandy Levinson, is author of "Constitutional Faith," "Written in Stone: Public Monuments in Changing Societies," "Wrestling With Diversity," and "Our Undemocratic Constitution: Where the Constitution Goes Wrong (and How We the People Can Correct It) as well as numerous articles and book reviews in professional and popular journals. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded March 5, 2007.
Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded March 6, 2008.
Donna Brazile is founder and managing director of Brazile and Associates, LLC, chair of the Democratic National Committee's Voting Rights Institute (VRI) and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. She is a senior political strategist and former campaign manager for Gore-Lieberman 2000, a weekly contributor and political commentator on CNN, and a veteran of numerous national and statewide campaigns. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded April 2, 2007.
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.