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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Why do some artists become famous, while others labor in obscurity? In this presentation, art historian Erika Doss traces the construction of art world celebrity from Jackson Pollock's feature spread in Life magazine in 1949 through Andy Warhol's Factory fame, to the present art world infatuation with Matthew Barney. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded November 30, 2006.
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.
Wade Davis P'10, anthropologist, ethnobotanist and Explorer-in-Residence at National Geographic, addressed the Colorado College Class of 2010 at its commencement at 8:30 a.m. Monday, May 17, 2010.
Opening Convocation marked the beginning of Colorado College's 137th academic year. President Richard Celeste and Vincent Bzdek '82 were among those who welcomed the Colorado College Class of 2014, on September 2, 2010.
Text of speech delivered to the Colorado College community, at the annual Fall Conferency, by CC's 13th president, Jill Tiefenthaler, on August 28, 2012.
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.
Timothy Egan's talk is based on his new book, The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America, a New York Times Bestseller and winner of 2009 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award. Mr. Egan is also author of The Worst Hard Time, winner of the national book award for nonfiction and an op-ed columnist for the New York Times, writing his weekly "Opinionator" section. Recorded October 18, 2010.
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.
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.
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.
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.