In this talk, professor Wendy Pearlman, from Northwestern University, will present her new book “We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria,” a collection of testimonials from more than 400 displaced Syrians across the Middle East, Europe, and the United States since 2012. Called “essential reading” by the New York Times, the book is a mosaic of stories and reflections that express the human dimension of the Syrian uprising, war, and refugee experience, exclusively through the words of ordinary people transformed by these events.

Thursday, November 21st
Celeste Theater, Cornerstone Arts Center
825 N. Cascade
7:30PM – 9:00PM

Event is FREE and Open to the Public

Sponsored by CC AIMES – Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Posted by ebroderick@coloradocollege.edu for the November 13, 2019 digest.

Learn in Kierkegaard’s home city why this philosopher and spiritual author also thought of himself as a poet and psychologist. Reflect on such topics as love, selfhood, passion, subjectivity, truth, possibility, despair, faith, and the meaning of life.

Apply on SUMMIT by December 2nd
Questions? rfurtak@coloradocollege.edu

Posted by rstadler@coloradocollege.edu for the November 13, 2019 digest.

NEW COURSE OFFERING–GR220: Afro-Culture as Knowledge Culture: Black Knowledge Production in Germany

Please be aware of this new course being offered in block 6 by Visiting Scholar, Artist, and Activist Dr. Natasha Kelly. “This course will place the past, present, and future of Black Germans in a global context through studying the life and works of Black scholars and activists W.E.B. Du Bois, Audre Lorde, and May Ayim. Our class will interrogate current political debates about race and the “racial turn” in Germany and challenge the supposedly objective nature of Eurocentric knowledge production. Drawing on narratives of colonial de_perception, we will critically examine the persistence of coloniality in German society and media. Furthermore, we will consider the role that coloniality has played in preventing the incorporation of Black knowledge into the scholarly archive and rendering a Black perspective on the world impossible.”

Posted by machristiansen@coloradocollege.edu for the November 13, 2019 digest.

Calling All CC Students!

The Office of Sustainability is collecting data on student travel during the school year. If you are a current CC student who travels home over block breaks or longer school breaks, please take this quick survey. This data will be used for calculating CC’s overall emissions in our annual reports. Thank you for helping us out!!
coloradocollege.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_en6z9xeUDxHya5T

Posted by j_hanafee@coloradocollege.edu for the November 12, 2019 digest.

Tutt Library Event Space, TODAY (11/12), 1p.m. – 2p.m.

Have you always wanted to learn more about molecular biology? Have you tried, but still didn’t quite understand? If so, today is your chance! Drop by the Tutt Library Event Space between 1-2 p.m. to speak with students from Professor Sara Hanson’s Molecular Biology class. They will be explaining the data from their final projects using creative communication skills. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear about and comprehend what they have learned this block. There will be some free desserts as well!

Posted by kcarroll@coloradocollege.edu for the November 12, 2019 digest.

Block 7
If you never had the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument in school, here’s your chance. In just one block, you will perform in a recital on three different instruments as a soloist or as part of an ensemble. You will also learn how to teach these instruments to beginners while exploring some of the ways we learn and how we benefit from the study of music. Benefits include understanding different symbols for communicating ideas, learning to overcome frustration, and collaborating with others for learning and performing, and thinking creatively.
This class is required by the Colorado Department of Education to receive music teacher certification, but you can also take this class just because you want to.
Contact Joyce Hanagan, Music and Education Department
jhanagan@coloradocollege.edu

Posted by aschumacher@coloradocollege.edu for the November 12, 2019 digest.