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Colorado College November Events

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Thursday, November 1, 2012
Lecture: Philosophy Colloquium – Mi-Kyoung Lee on “Greed and Justice in Aristotle’s Ethics” — Mi-Kyoung (Mitzi) Lee, assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado, Boulder, will present a lecture on “Greed and Justice in Aristotle’s Ethics.” Professor Lee received her doctorate from Harvard University and taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago before joining the CU Boulder faculty. An expert on ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, she is the author of “Epistemology after Protagoras: Responses to Relativism in Plato, Aristotle, and Democritus.” 3:30 p.m., Gaylord Hall, main floor of Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., free

Friday, November 2, 2012 – Saturday, November 3, 2012
Film Festival: Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival — Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival is the longest running women’s film festival in North America. This year will feature 32 films, including documentary features, shorts, and narratives. Many filmmakers will be in attendance to participate in after-film Q&As and two filmmaker forums. Dylan Nelson, Colorado College artist-in-residence, will be present for the screening of her film, “The Hollywood Complex.” This film is scheduled to screen between 4 and 5:40 p.m. in Armstrong Theatre.
8:30 a.m., Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave. and Armstrong Theatre, inside Armstrong Hall, $40-140 general admission

Sunday, November 4, 2012
Film Festival: Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival — Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival is the longest running women’s film festival in North America. This year will feature 32 outstanding films, including documentary features, shorts, and narratives. Many filmmakers will be in attendance to participate in after-film Q&As and two filmmaker forums.
9 a.m., Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave. and Armstrong Theatre, inside Armstrong Hall, $35-140 general admission

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Luncheon: Lecture: Aficionados Lecture and Luncheon: “What Should I Read? English Professor Laura Padilla Answers a Much-Asked Question” —In her years of attending Aficionados Luncheons and enjoying conversations with inquisitive and interested guests, Laura Padilla has often been asked as a professor of English, “What Should I Read?” This question often led to interesting conversations at individual tables, but Padilla will now answer this question in a systematic fashion. In this talk, she will describe many different schools of literature in the Southwest, the literary preferences of different eras, and she will recommend several different authors for you to search out and enjoy. She also eagerly expects recommendations from the audience, in the interest of developing a list of Recommended Books for Aficionados. Cost to attend is $17 (includes buffet lunch). For more information on the lecture or to make a reservation, please call 389-6334 or email swshulbert@coloradocollege.edu. Deadline:  Friday, November 2, 2012, for reservations and cancellations.
12 p.m., Gaylord Hall, main floor of Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., $17 general admission

Lecture: “Hating on Muslims: Manufacturing Fear, American Muslims, and the American Dream” — Omid Safi is a leading Muslim public intellectual in America and a professor of Islamic studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, specializing in contemporary Islamic thought and classical Islam. He is the chair for the study of Islam at the American Academy of Religion, the largest international organization devoted to the academic study of religion. He has recently been designated as the lead Islam writer for the Huffington Post, and is featured at Religion News and has appeared often in the New York Times, Newsweek, Washington Post, PBS, NPR, NBC, CNN, and international media. Safi is the editor of the volume “Progressive Muslims: On Justice, Gender, and Pluralism,” where he inaugurated a new understanding of Islam which is rooted in social justice, gender equality, and religious/ethnic pluralism.
7 p.m., Gates Common Room, third floor of Palmer Hall, 1025 N. Cascade Ave. (east of Tutt Library), free

Thursday, November 8, 2012
Reading: Visiting Writers Series: Roger Mitchell — Widely anthologized poet and author of 10 volumes of poetry, most recently “Lemon Peeled The Moment Before: New and Selected Poems: 1967-2008,” Mitchell is the winner of the Akron Poetry Prize, among other honors.
7 p.m., Gates Common Room, third floor of Palmer Hall, 1025 N. Cascade Ave. (east of Tutt Library), free

Performance: Matt Giordano
7 p.m., Richard F. Celeste Theatre, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave., free

Friday, November 9, 2012
Theater: Promises, Promises — In 1969, getting ahead in business was everything—even if it meant loaning out your apartment to executives who promised to promote you.  With some of the finest Burt Bacharach songs of the sixties, based on the play The Apartment, by Neil Simon, see how a couple of young, naive kids deal with selling out and with finding their own moral compasses. This event runs through October 11.
7:30 p.m., Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., free

Saturday, November 10, 2012
“Promises, Promises” — In 1969, getting ahead in business was everything — even if it meant loaning out your apartment to executives who promised to promote you.  With some of the finest Burt Bacharach songs of the ’60s, this musical is based on the play “The Apartment,” by Neil Simon. See how a couple of young, naive kids deal with selling out and finding their own moral compasses.
7:30 p.m., Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., free

Sunday, November 11, 2012
Theater: “Promises, Promises” — In 1969, getting ahead in business was everything — even if it meant loaning out your apartment to executives who promised to promote you.  With some of the finest Burt Bacharach songs of the ’60s, this musical is based on the play “The Apartment,” by Neil Simon. See how a couple of young, naive kids deal with selling out and finding their own moral compasses.
3 p.m., Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., free

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Presentation: Reading: Visiting Authors Rawi Hage and Madeleine Thien — As part of International Education Week at Colorado College, acclaimed Canadian writers Rawi Hage, author of “Carnival,” “Cockroach,” and “DeNiro’s Game,” and Madeleine Thien, author of “Certainty,” “Simple Recipes,” and “Dogs at the Perimeter,” will speak about intercultural writing and read from their recent works.
7 p.m., Bemis Hall, 920 N. Cascade Ave. (west of Cutler Hall), free

Lanner Faculty Artist Concert Series — The Colorado College faculty and guest artists present vocal and instrumental selections in this Lanner Faculty Artist Concert series.
7:30 p.m., Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., free

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Music at Midday — CC music students will perform vocal and instrumental selections.
12:15 p.m., Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., free

Symposium: Keller Venture Grant Forum — The Venture Grant Forum showcases Colorado College student research. There will be a short program followed by student poster presentations.
6:30 p.m., Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave., free

Presentation: “Fracking the Social Contract” — Environmental activist and writer/director of the award-winning movie “Gasland,” Josh Fox brings his passion to Colorado College with his presentation “Fracking the Social Contract.” “Gasland” focuses on communities in the United States impacted by natural gas drilling and, specifically, the method of horizontal drilling into shale formations known as slickwater fracking. The film, nominated in 2011 for an Academy Award for Best Documentary, brings into the public realm another specter of collusion between private enterprise and government. Josh is currently finalizing release of his forthcoming film “Gasland2″ which continues his assertions of political interference with sustainable energy wisdom and of our public mistrust of the systems intended to protect us.  He concludes that fracking “does not just contaminate the water supply, but also government.  All the money that’s spent, all the influence that’s peddled: this is the contamination of the political system.” Colorado has one of the largest natural gas reserves in the world.  Its residents have a vested interest in understanding Josh’s claims before permitting lawmakers to pass further legislation allowing fracking in their own backyards.
7 p.m., Armstrong Theatre, inside Armstrong Hall, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St., free

Film: Amnesty International Film Screening and Discussion: “The New Americans: Helping Teachers and Other Professionals Meet the Needs of Immigrant Families” — CC’s Amnesty International student group presents a thought-provoking documentary film screening, followed by a discussion. “The New Americans” is a video module that tells the stories of three families from Mexico and Nigeria, and through them, illustrates the common hopes and particular challenges of immigrant families and their children. With diverse cultures intermingling in many U.S. communities, the need for greater understanding and bridge building becomes more urgent.
7 p.m., W.E.S. Room, lower level of Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., free

Thursday, November 15, 2012
Lecture: “Revolution, Counter-Revolution, and Gender in the Middle East” lecture by Nada Alwadi — Nada Alwadi is a Bahraini journalist, writer, and researcher. She has been working in print media since 2003 covering politics and human rights issues in Bahrain and the Middle East. She holds a master’s in mass communication with an emphasis on women’s political empowerment in the media. She was a Humphrey/Fulbright fellow at the school of journalism at the University of Maryland. Alwadi covered the recent crackdown in Bahrain for several international media including USA Today. Alwadi was one of the recipients for the first James Lawson award for the study, practice, and reporting of nonviolence by the International Center on Non-violent Conflict in the year 2011.
7 p.m., Gaylord Hall, main floor of Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., free

Lecture: “An Affair to Forget: Melancholia in Bromantic Comedy” — Tania Modleski is Florence R. Scott Professor of English at the University of Southern California, where she teaches film, literature, and popular culture. She is author of “Loving with a Vengeance: Mass Produced Fantasies for Women” and “The Women Who Knew Too Much: Hitchcock and Feminist Theory,” both currently in their second editions, among other books. Her lecture on “bromances” is part of a larger project on “male weepies,” which examines sentimentality and the construction of masculinity in popular film.
7 p.m., Screening Room, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave., free

Lecture: “Revolution, Counter-revolution, and Gender in the Middle East” A lecture by Nadje Al-Ali — Nadje Al-Ali is professor of gender studies at the Centre for Gender Studies, at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Her main research interests revolve around gender theory; feminist activism; women and gender in the Middle East; transnational migration and diaspora moblization; war, conflict and reconstruction, art and cultural studies, and food. Her most recent books include “What Kind of Liberation? Women and the Occupation of Iraq (2009, co-authored with Nicola Pratt) and “Iraqi Women: Untold Stories from 1948 to the Present.” Al-Ali was president of the Association of Middle East Women’s Studies (AMEWS) from 2009-11. She is also a member of the Feminist Review Collective and a founding member of Act Together: Women’s Action for Iraq. She is currently involved in several projects with Iraqi academics and women’s rights activists with the aim to facilitate the introduction of women and gender studies and increase evidence-based research capacity in Iraq.
7 p.m., Gaylord Hall, main floor of Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., free

Tuesday, November 20, 2012
United States Air Force Academy Concert Band Series — Brass Menagerie – Chamber Recital Series, featuring TSgt. Dave McCormick on trombone and SSgt Chris Hammiel on trumpet.
7:30 p.m., Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., free

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 – Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Exhibit: Eiko and Koma: “Residue” — From November 27-December 18, 2012, IDEA Space presents a video installation by multimedia artists and performers Eiko and Koma. Known for their unique blend of modern dance, performance art, and costume design, the pair transcends genre or discipline. Throughout their 40-year career, the award-winning duo has worked with filmmakers to document performances; the artists then alter and present these videos to create different experiences of their performances. For the exhibition at IDEA Space, Eiko and Koma will explore the boundaries of time and sensory experience by creating an installation that blends elements of performance video, sound, and sculpture. The exhibition kicks off with a reception and IDEA Cabaret conversation with Eiko Otake on Tuesday, November 27, 4:30 p.m. IDEA Space is open Monday-Saturday, 1-7 p.m.
4:30 p.m., I.D.E.A. Space, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave., free

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Presentation: “Savage Love Live!” by Dan Savage — Nationally syndicated sex advice columnist and author Dan Savage will give his “Savage Love Live!” presentation. Savage is the author of “Savage Love,” a sex and relationship advice column where nothing is off-limits. He is also the author of several books, and the founder of the It Gets Better Project, which reaches out to LGBTQ teens who are victims of bullying. Participants will get the chance to ask Savage a question, anonymously or not, if they wish, and all questions will be answered. A book signing will occur in the Armstrong lobby following the event.
6:30 p.m., Armstrong Theatre, inside Armstrong Hall, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St., free

Thursday, November 29, 2012 – Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Exhibit: Laura Ben-Amots: “Battle Portraits” — From November 29-December 18, 2012, Coburn Gallery presents Laura Ben-Amots’ series “Battle Portraits.” Drawn from the artist’s conversations with local veterans, the portraits probe beyond the specific circumstances of individual soldiers to explore universal themes of grief, healing, and the true costs of human conflict. The exhibition opens with a reception on Thursday, November 29 at 4:30 p.m. The reception features conversations with the artist and CC Anthropology Professor Sarah Hautzinger, as well as a special performance by CC dance students. Coburn Gallery is open Monday-Saturday, 1-7 p.m.
4:30 p.m., Coburn Gallery, main floor of Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., free

Friday, November 30, 2012
Colorado College Choir and Chamber Chorus Concert — The combined choirs of Colorado College, joined by full orchestra, under the director of Deborah Teske, present settings of the Latin “Canticle of Mary” by Arvo Pärt, Giovanni Gabrieli, and JS Bach.  Other works by Tomas Luis de Victoria, Johannes Brahms, and György Orbán will be performed.
7:30 p.m., Shove Memorial Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave., free

For help finding locations of these events see the campus map at www.coloradocollege.edu/campusmap or call (719) 389-6607.

 

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