The Library Partners will be continuing our “Last Lecture” series with these speakers this spring:

Peter Blasenheim (Block 7) – March 29th, 3:30-5pm
Susan Ashley (Block 8) – April 26th, 3:30-5pm

After reflecting on what matters to them, each speaker will give a hypothetical “last lecture,” conveying whatever insights they want to impart to the world as a culmination of their thinking on the topic of their choosing.

Mark your calendars for this Friday at Tutt Library Data Viz Wall.
A reception will follow.

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Tomorrow,¬†meet Google Software Engineer Soeren Walls ’17 for the fourth 5 Under 25 program this year!

Soeren studied Computer Science & Mathematics and Theatre at Colorado College and abroad in Budapest, while also founding two startups and developing Android app GRAVLR. Upon graduating from CC in 2017, Soeren accepted a position with Google, where he now works with web architecture design and full-stack web development.

Soeren’s talk is titled “Drinking the (Sugar-Free) Kool-Aid: How Working for Google Changed My Life”. Come learn more about Soeren’s journey to Google and how you, too, can become a competitive candidate for organizations like Google. RSVP on Handshake!

Are you interested in living in SYNERGY, the sustainable housing community on campus? Come to our open house!

The Synergy open-house will be THIS TUESDAY and is the last open house we will be offering so DON’T MISS IT! This will be a good opportunity to introduce yourself, ask any questions you may have, and see what Synergy is all about. Both Synergy houses (1006 N. Weber and 1018 N. Weber) will be open from 2-5 PM. Feel free to drop by any time!

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The Office of Institutional Research which located in the Office of the President is looking for a paraprofessional for the 2019-20 academic year. This is a full-time, 10-month position that works on exciting strategic projects, institutional surveys, data mining, reporting and other ad-hoc activities. Ideal candidates will have experience doing statistical analysis, web authoring and the suite of Microsoft Office products.

Check out the job posting on Handshake, TigerLink and of the Office of Human Resources.

To be considered for this position, email the documents listed below to Lyrae Williams, AVP of Institutional Planning & Effectiveness ( 1) resume; 2) cover letter that includes your experience with Microsoft Excel and SPSS or SAS statistical software packages; and 3) a list of references including two faculty members.

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The Edith Kirsch Prize

$2,000 for international travel to study Art

All continuing Colorado College students are eligible to apply.

The Kirsch Prize is awarded to a Colorado College student to fund an independent project involving summer travel to study works of art or architecture. All continuing Colorado College students are eligible to apply. The Kirsch Prize may be combined with Venture Grants or other grants.

To enter, submit a proposal with a brief bibliography and relevant images to the Art Department office by March 29, 2019. Explain your interest in the subject and how you will use the prize. Projects should represent intellectual engagement with art history.

The prize will be awarded at Honors Convocation on May 7, 2019.

The Kirsch Prize was established in memory of Edith Kirsch, Professor of Art History at Colorado College from 1982 to 2004.

Questions contact Ruth Kolarik:

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Talk by Victoria Ehrlich, Visiting Professor, Art Department

“Between Nature and Culture: Visualizing a Mythological Hero in Fifteenth-Century Florence”



Professor Ehrlich will discuss how fifteenth-century Florentine artists visualized the realm of virtue by depicting heroes doing battle with monsters. She believes that these figures do not represent the stark contrast between the brutish and the superhumanly virtuous, described by Aristotle, but actually mirrored one another in significant ways. She will point out the congruencies between the heroic and the monstrous as represented in the visual culture of Quattrocento Florence. This approach brings into relief contemporary ideas of virtue as reflected in the ambiguous status of monsters and heroes, while foregrounding the unstable boundary that separated nature from culture in fifteenth-century thought.

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