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.
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.
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.
Veteran globe-trotting correspondent Willy Stern talks about his experiences as the only journalist to have been inside Afghanistan's "secret" prisons. Stern found many surprises in these facilities. He also shares an inside look at the U.S. military's new strategy on detentions and interrogations. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded November 15, 2010.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Laurence Maslon is the co-creator of "Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America," a six-part series broadcast nationally by PBS. "Make 'Em Laugh" is the first documentary of its kind to give context to nearly 100 years of American comedy on stage, film, radio, television, and stand-up and to honor the geniuses who created our country's unique form of performance humor. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded March 9, 2009.
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.
If, as many believe, the people of this world do little to address climate change and the average temperature of the world keeps rising, what will happen to our oceans, our weather, ecosystems and food supply? Cole Wilbur, Trustee and Past President of the David and Lucille Packard Foundation has been involved in venture philanthropy for over 33 years. He discusses why the Packard and Hewlett Foundations have pledged $1 billion and hope to have that matched to keep the Earth's temperature from rising no more than 2 degrees C by 2030. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded September 15, 2009.
Reverend Jim Wallis presents the Daniel Patrick O'Connor Memorial Lecture. Part of the CC Symposium on Religion and Public Life: Why Be Afraid?, held October 18-21. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded October 18, 2006.
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.
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.
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.
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 Susan Napier of Tufts University, who began her academic career in Japanese literature, but has expanded her field of research to include the medium of Japanese animation. Two of her books include "Anime from Akira to Howlâ€™s Moving Castle: Experiencing Japanese Animations" (2001) and "From Impressionism to Anime: Japan as Fantasy and Fan Cult in the Western Imagination" (2007). She is currently writing a book on the films and manga of Hayao Miyzaki, Japanâ€™s greatest living animator and arguably the greatest animator in the world today. Also interested in many other areas besides Japan, Napier currently teaches The Cinema of Apocalypse and Fantasy in World Culture and hopes to develop a course on science fiction soon. This event was sponsored by Gaylord Endowment for Pacific Areas Studies Annual Lecture, National Endowment for the Humanities Professorship and Asian Student Union. This lecture was presented at Colorado College, Armstrong Hall, March 25, 2013.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Richard Schechner, the leading voice of performance studies in America and the founder of New York University's Performance Studies Program, delivers this year's keynote address for the Cornerstone Arts Initiative. The lecture examines how the arts scene in the United States has developed since 9/11, and the transmutative effects that have altered our perceptions of art, performance and the avant-garde. Recorded February 4, 2009.
Candace Falk, Goldman biographer and director of the Emma Goldman Papers Project, uncovers the history and legacy of this influential American anarchist. Since 1980, the Emma Goldman Papers Project at the University of California-Berkeley has collected, organized, and edited tens of thousands of documents by and about Goldman from around the world. The leading authority on Goldman, Falk is the author of "Love, Anarchy, and Emma Goldman". Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded September 23, 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.