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Monday, December 3, 2012
Lecture: Understanding Nonviolent Power: Civil Resistance as a Force for Rights, Freedom, and Justice in the 21st Century — Nonviolent civil resistance movements around the world are a growing force in shaping geopolitics.  From the Arab Spring, to movements over the last two decades in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Latin America and North America, the world has witnessed how ordinary people have used nonviolent tactics — such as strikes, boycotts, mass demonstrations and other actions — to achieve rights, freedom and justice.  Yet, this critical phenomenon is often overlooked or misunderstood by external observers.  It defies conventional wisdom that unarmed people mobilizing by the thousands or millions can defeat armed, wealthy and organized adversaries who seem to have all the advantages. This presentation will focus on why civil resistance works, what its long-term record and outcomes are, and how it will increasingly affect social, economic and political change. Hardy Merriman is a senior advisor to the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict. For the last decade, he has worked with scholars and practitioners from around the world to research and educate people about the power of nonviolent civil resistance. He has edited works such as “Waging Nonviolent Struggle” by Gene Sharp and co-authored “A Guide to Effective Nonviolent Struggle,” a training curriculum for activists.
7 p.m., Gaylord Hall, main floor of Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., free

Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Lecture: W.P. Carey Lecture “Why Is Unemployment So High” with Robert Solow — Robert M. Solow, a professor emeritus of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was awarded the 1987 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his important contributions to theories of economic growth.  In the 1950s, Solow developed a mathematical model illustrating how various factors can contribute to sustained national economic growth. Contrary to traditional economic thinking, he showed that advances in the rate of technological progress do more to boost economic growth than do capital accumulation and labor increases. In his 1957 article “Technical Change and the Aggregate Production Function,” Solow observed that about half of economic growth cannot be accounted for by increases in capital and labor. He attributed this unaccounted-for portion — now called the “Solow residual” — to technological innovation. From the 1960s on, Solow’s studies helped persuade governments to channel their funds into technological research and development to spur economic growth. A Keynesian, Solow was a witty critic of economists ranging from interventionists such as John Kenneth Galbraith to free marketers such as Milton Friedman. He was awarded the National Medal of Science in 1999.
7:30 p.m., Gates Common Room, third floor of Palmer Hall, 1025 N. Cascade Ave. (east of Tutt Library), free

Concert: Concert Band Fall Performance — The CC Concert Band, directed by Jeremy Van Hoy, presents “Our American Music (Part 1).”  Andrew Pope, senior clarinet, is the featured soloist. Music by Bernstein, Ives and Daugherty.
7:30 p.m., Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., free

Presentation: Expedition Down the Colorado: A Summer Exploring the Water Issues of the Southwest’s Great River — Three Colorado College graduates and State of the Rockies Project expedition members will speak about their “Down the Colorado” expedition from this past summer. The three explorers, Zak Podmore ’11, Will Stauffer-Norris ’11, and David Spiegel ’12 will recap their journey on the Colorado River from Rocky Mountain National Park to Lake Mead through a multimedia presentation detailing their experiences. Their journey ran from mid-June to early September 2012 and included some of the best whitewater in the country, a trip across Lake Powell on a solar powered raft, and daily water quality tests to monitor the river. The expedition’s goal was to engage the river’s stakeholders throughout the watershed while also raising awareness of water issues by educating the general public. Through dozens of interviews and hours of footage, the team has produced a film covering their work from the summer. Along with the film, the expedition members will show some of their photographs from this summer and speak about their experiences floating on the mighty Colorado for more than two months. Continuing on the successes of last year’s Source-to-Sea journey by Stauffer-Norris and Podmore from the headwaters of the Green River to the Sea of Cortez, this expedition and film seek to further the State of the Rockies Project’s goal of informing and engaging the citizens of the Rocky Mountain Region so that they might better shape the future of this beautiful, yet fragile, region. To learn more about the Down the Colorado Expedition visit: www.downthecolorado.org.To learn more about the Colorado College State of the Rockies Project visit: www.stateoftherockies.com.You may also call the Rockies Project at (719) 227-8145.
7:30 p.m., Richard F. Celeste Theatre, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave., free

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Reading: Visiting Writers Series: Andrew Pyper — Buckle your seatbelt for thrills and chills as CC welcomes Pyper, Canada’s premiere suspense novelist and author of “Lost Girls,” “The Killing Circle,” and “The Guardians.”
7 p.m., Gates Common Room, third floor of Palmer Hall, 1025 N. Cascade Ave. (east of Tutt Library), free

Lecture: Success, Balance, and Responsibility: Life After CC — Philip Condit, former CEO of the Boeing company from 1996 to 2003, will speak. He joined the Boeing company in 1965 as an aerodynamics engineer, and worked on the since-canceled Supersonic Transport program (SST). The same year he was awarded a patent for a flexible wing design called a “sailwing.” In 1968, he became a lead engineer on the Boeing 747 high-speed configuration. He advanced into management within a year, then became manager of the Boeing 727 marketing in 1973. In 1974, he entered the Sloan Fellows program at the MIT Sloan School of Management, where he completed his MBA a year later. He returned to Boeing as manager of new program planning. He then advanced to director of program management for the 707/727/737 division in 1976, and 757 chief program engineer in 1978, then director of 757 engineering in 1981. Condit later became vice president and general manager of the 757 division in 1983; vice president of the Renton division the same year, and vice president of sales and marketing for Boeing Commercial Aircraft Company (BCAC) in 1984. In 1986, he was named as executive vice president and general manager of BCAC, then executive VP and general manager of the 777 program division. He is a CC parent.
7:30 p.m., Gates Common Room, 825 N. Cascade Ave., free

Thursday, December 6, 2012
Lecture: Philosophy Colloquium: Alison Jaggar on “We Fight for Roses Too: Time-Use and Global Gender Justice” — Alison Jaggar, a University of Colorado-Boulder professor of distinction in philosophy and women and gender studies, will deliver the philosophy department’s Block 4 Colloquium Series lecture entitled, “We Fight for Roses Too: Time-Use and Global Gender Justice.” Jaggar is a pioneer in introducing feminist concerns into philosophy and in establishing the discipline of women and gender studies. Her recent work introduces gender as a category of analysis in the philosophical debate on global justice. Currently, Jaggar is a member of “Fempov,” a multidisciplinary and international research project whose aim is to produce a new poverty standard or metric capable of revealing the gendered dimensions of global poverty. In addition, she is exploring the potential of a naturalized approach to moral epistemology for addressing moral disputes in contexts of inequality and cultural difference. Her lecture will address the fact that women across the world work longer hours than men who are otherwise situated similarly, analyzing worldwide gendered time-use disparities in terms of global gendered exploitation.  This alternative analytic framework, she will argue, better enables identifying those who are politically responsible for the injustice and points in the direction of a more gender-just future. As a founding member of the Society for Women in Philosophy and a former president of the American Philosophical Association, Jaggar has taken a lead role in working to improve the global status of women. She works in the areas of contemporary social, moral and political philosophy, often from a feminist perspective.
3:30 p.m., Gaylord Hall, main floor of Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., free

Film: Amnesty International Film Screening and Discussion: “Google Baby” — CC’s Amnesty International student group presents a documentary film screening, followed by a discussion. “Google Baby,” a film by Zippi Brand Frank takes its viewers across three continents telling the story of the up-and-coming baby production industry in the age of globalization.
7 p.m., Gaylord Hall, main floor of Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., free

Concert: Tiger Jazz Band Concert — The Colorado College Tiger Jazz Ensemble, directed by Tom Taylor, will present “One Nation Under Jazz,” a diverse concert of swing, Latin and jazz/rock styles.
7:30 p.m., Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., free

Friday, December 7, 2012
Lecture: Differences of Opinion and Foreign Exchange Markets — The economics and business department welcomes Emilio Osambala, assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business, to present the fourth installment of the blockly Seminar Series. Osambala will present “Differences of Opinion and Foreign Exchange Markets.”
2:30 p.m., Palmer Hall, 1025 N. Cascade Ave. (east of Tutt Library), free

Performance: Room 46 Winter Concert — CC’s co-ed a cappella group Room 46 performs an array of new tunes.
7:30 p.m., Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., free

Saturday, December 8, 2012
Competition: The Stocking Shuffle: 5K Road Race — The Stocking Shuffle is an annual 5K road race that takes place on the Colorado College campus. The race raises money in support of El Pomar Foundation’s Empty Stocking Fund. Please visit www.stockingshuffle.org for more information.
10 a.m., 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., Tickets: www.stockingshuffle.org, $20 prior to race day; $25 day of the race; $100 for team of 10

Sunday, December 9, 2012
Concert: Dance: Collegium Musicum Renaissance Ensemble Concert — The Collegium Musicum Ensemble, under the direction of Nancy Ekberg, features lively Medieval and Renaissance dances, joyful and wistful early American folk hymns and playful Playford English dances. Some surprises to start the holiday season with recorders, crumhorn, mandolin, cello, guitars and harpsichord.
3 p.m., Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., free

Service: Ave Maria: Festival of Lessons and Carols — This Christian candlelight service of scripture reading, congregational carols and musical presentations to observe Advent has been celebrated for 52 years in the stately beauty of Shove Chapel.  Modeled after the traditional service at Kings College, Cambridge, England, the celebration reflects the unique non-denominational nature of the CC Chaplains Office. The CC Chamber Chorus, under the direction of Deborah Teske, will present anthems, including an a cappella version of Ave Maria by 16th-century Spanish composer de Victoria and selections from Brahms’ Marienlieder. College Organist Frank Shelton will perform on the historic pipe organ. The sanctuary will be filled with bright poinsettias and flickering candles as we observe this awaiting time by sharing the light.
6 p.m., Shove Memorial Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave., free

Presentation: Colorado’s Great Outdoors: An Evening with Photographer John Fielder — Join renowned Colorado nature photographer John Fielder for an evening of slides highlighting two decades of conservation supported by state lottery funds through the Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) program. Scott Campbell, executive director of Palmer Land Trust, will introduce the program and describe the role of GOCO funding in protecting Colorado’s farms and ranches, wildlife, open space and scenic beauty. A book signing by John Fielder will follow the presentation.
7 p.m., Richard F. Celeste Theatre, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave., free

Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Concert: Chamber Orchestra Concert — The orchestra suite emerged in the Baroque era and has inspired Western composers ever since. This concert by the CC Orchestra, Daniel Brink, director, explores the suite with works by Telemann, Faure, Rodrigo and Vaughan-Williams.
7:30 p.m., Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., free

Wednesday, December 12, 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

Thursday, December 13, 2012
Lecture: Rousseau Tercentenary Conference — CC Professor Eve Grace and Zev Trachtenberg, president of the Rousseau Association, will welcome participants, and Michael O’Dea of the Universite Lumiere Lyon will give the keynote address.
4:30 p.m., Bemis Hall, 920 N. Cascade Ave. (west of Cutler Hall), free

Concert: Bluegrass Ensemble Concert — An evening of traditional bluegrass music featuring two student ensembles, performing under the direction of Keith Reed.
7:30 p.m., Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., free

Conference: The Enduring Challenge of Rousseau’s Thought — The Enduring Challenge of Rousseau’s Thought Tercentenary Conference, held by Colorado College and the Rousseau Association/Association Rousseau. In the year 2012, the 300th anniversary of his birth and the 250th anniversary of the publication of Emile, the magnitude of Rousseau’s legacy is incontestable. While the depth and systematic character of Rousseau’s thought had been recognized almost immediately by such thinkers as Kant and Hegel, among others, there has continued to be debate, not over the extent of his influence in many domains, but rather over the degree to which his legacy is to be understood as the result of rhetorical genius and dazzling dilettantism, rather than of meticulous art and philosophic rigor. The object of this Tercentenary Conference is to bring renewed attention to Rousseau’s genuine and yet at times still undervalued stature as a scientist, philosopher and artist. We hope that the work presented at this conference will serve to showcase how very rigorously Rousseau thought, to explore some of the complex problems that he treats so radically and profoundly, to bring to life the vigorous debates in which he was engaged with his most thoughtful contemporaries and predecessors, and to demonstrate the subtlety and depth of discipline that he brought to his many endeavors.
7:45 p.m., 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., free

Panel: Lecture: Reading Rousseau’s Confessions in 2013 — Michael O’Dea, emeritus professor at the University of Lyon, France, is a prominent scholar of Rousseau. Among many other works pertaining to Rousseau that he has written or edited, he is the author of “Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Music, Illusion, and Desire,” and the editor of the forthcoming new edition of the Essai sur l’origine des langues for the Classiques Garnier Œuvres completes.
7:45 p.m., Bemis Hall, 920 N. Cascade Ave. (west of Cutler Hall), free

Friday, December 14, 2012
Panel: On the Manner and Goal of Rousseau’s writing — Rousseau Tercentenary Conference Panel Chair: Clifford Orwin, University of Toronto Rousseau the Philosopher Judge of the Philosopher, Mathew Maguire, DePaul University Is Du contrat social One of Rousseau’s Paradoxes? James Swenson, Rutgers University Rousseau and the public vocation of the Enlightenment, Masano Yamashita, University of Colorado at Boulder.
9:30 a.m., Gaylord Hall, main floor of Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., free

Lecture: “Against Critical Thinking” with Russell Reno — The Sheffer Fund for Roman Catholic Studies Lecture series speaker Russell Reno is a professor of Theological Ethics at Creighton University and features editor of First Things: A Journal of Religion, Culture and Public Life. Reno is the author of several books, including “Fighting the Noonday Devil,” “In the Ruins of the Church,” and “Redemptive Change: Atonement and the Cure of the Soul.”
3:30 p.m., Slocum, free

Panel: Rousseau on Law, Society, and the Market —     Rousseau Tercentenary Conference panel Chair: Jason Neidleman, University of La Verne Commerce and Self-falsification: Rousseau and Adam Smith in Dialogue, Charles Griswold, Boston University Rousseau on statutory and constitutional interpretation, Joseph Reisert, Colby College Rousseau, le principe de la généralité de la loi et la volonté générale, Jean Fabien Spitz, Université de Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne Rousseau’s discovery of society, Zev Trachtenberg, University of Oklahoma.
4 p.m., Gaylord Hall, main floor of Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., free

Saturday, December 15, 2012
Concert: Senior Vocal Recital — Angela Victoria Komar, alto, will perform vocal selections, including pieces from Damn Yankees, City of Angels and She Loves Me.
7:30 p.m., Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., free

Sunday, December 16, 2012
Concert: Tunjung Sari Balinese Gamelan — Gamelan Tunjung Sari, a concert of Indonesian performing arts featuring gamelan music and dance from Bali and Java with I Made Lasmawan, Gamelan director and Ni Ketut Marni, dance director.
3 p.m., Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., free

 

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