All femmes are welcome to gather at the final Full Moon Circle of the CC year! Please gather at the *labyrinth* this Sunday, May 29 at 8pm with any and all: blanket, friend, hot drink, journal, instrument, and a short reading. We would love to see you there and reflect on the year together. Feel free to reach out to Annabelle O’Neill with questions.
FB event page: www.facebook.com/events/2042330336087486/

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New course! The Philosophy Department has added a new course offering for block 3 next fall:

PH281: Indian Philosophy
The development of Indian philosophy from its roots in the Vedic tradition of Hinduism. The focus of the course will be both on the ethical, epistemological, and metaphysical systems that grew out of the Hindu tradition and on the challenges to this tradition posed by Buddhism and by 20th century developments. (Meets the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures.)

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What is fearless Friday? It’s a series of lectures that the Math&CS department hosts every Friday. The talks range from accessible to general audiences to technical. This Friday Dr. Peg Howland will give a talk titled Using Generalized Discriminant Analysis and Factor Analysis Approximations in Dimension Reduction. Come join us on Friday April 27th at 2:30 pm in Tutt Science 229!

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The Career Center would like to invite you to attend the final open session for the Colorado College Internship Program Director Position. Your feedback is important and always appreciated. While we have blocked out an hour of time the candidates will be presenting for 20 minutes followed by Q&A.

TODAY Friday, April 27
2-3pm
Tutt Library Room 327

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Visiting Series in Film and Culture: Dr. Aronczyk on, “Spinning Climate Change? Public Relations, Environmentalism, and the Anxieties of Influence”

Cornerstone Screening Room
Monday, April 30, 2018
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

This event is open to the general public.

In this talk I examine the strategic dimensions of communicating climate change, exploring a range of historical and contemporary efforts by professional influencers to promote, shape and influence what we talk about when we talk about environmental problems. In producing climate change as a public and policy issue, marketers and advocates also seek to reconcile orders of worth among their “stakeholders,” producing value that is recognized across competing perspectives. I also look at how promotional campaigns bring environmental media of land, air and water in line with communications media and technologies. Drawing on archival research, ethnographic fieldwork, and interviews with marketing managers, public relations consultants, media strategists, and advocacy groups, I discuss the cultural repertoires and communicative devices by which professional influencers attempt to make climate change legible to different imagined audiences.

Melissa Aronczyk is Associate Professor in the School of Communication & Information at Rutgers University. She is the author of Branding the Nation: The Global Business of National Identity (2013) and the co-editor of Blowing Up the Brand: Critical Perspectives on Promotional Culture (2010). Recent work has been published in New Media & Society, Public Relations Inquiry, and Critical Studies in Media Communication. Current research, funded by the National Science Foundation, examines the roles of information and influence campaigns on public policy.

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