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Posts from the Spring 2022 issue

Gamelan Director Honored for Contributions

I Made Lasmawan

I Made Lasmawan, the artistic director of the CC Balinese Gamelan orchestra, was featured in the book “American Gamelan and the Ethnomusicological Imagination.” Now in his 29th year at CC, Lasmawan is considered one of the foremost experts in Gamelan performance and Indonesian music. He’s started Gamelan programs at the University of Colorado Boulder, Metropolitan…

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Four-Time NCAA Champion and U.S. National Team Player Keri Sanchez Named Women’s Soccer Coach

Vice President and Director of Athletics Lesley Irvine has named Keri Sanchez the eighth head coach in the history of the school’s Division I women’s soccer program. Sanchez, who won four NCAA National Championships as a player at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and has 13 caps with the United States Women’s National Team,…

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Natanya Ann Pulley Receives NEA Creative Writing Fellowship

Assistant Professor of English Natanya Ann Pulley received a 2022 Creative Writing Fellowship of $25,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts. More than 2,000 writers applied for 35 of the highly coveted NEA fellowships this year. Pulley, who is Diné, with her clans being Kinyaa’áani (Towering House) and Táchii’nii (Red Running into Water), teaches…

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National Science Foundation Grant Supports Fahrenkrug Research

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Eli Fahrenkrug was awarded a $177,696 National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation grant. The funding will advance research and undergraduate teaching in Southern Colorado using a confocal Raman microspectrometer system — the only one of its type within a 100-mile radius. The new tool focuses laser beams at small bits of…

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Classics Professor Awarded Coveted Fellowship in Athens

Associate Professor of Classics and Judson Bemis Professor in the Humanities Sanjaya Thakur was selected as an Elizabeth A. Whitehead Distinguished Scholar at the American School for Classical Studies, Athens, for the 2022-23 academic year. The ASCSA is the oldest American overseas research center for advanced inquiry in the fine arts and humanities. Its mission…

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Alumnus Co-invented DIY Air Cleaners in Use on Campus

Jim Rosenthal ’70 co-invented the Corsi-Rosenthal box air filter, a practical, low-cost, and award-winning tool for helping to mitigate Coronavirus transmission. The apparatus includes five filters and a box fan. Rosenthal is a co-founder of Air Relief Technologies Inc., the parent company of Tex-Air Filters. He has been in the air filtration industry since 1997…

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State of the Rockies Project Nets $385,000 Grant for Poll, Student Engagement

For the 12th year, Colorado College’s State of the Rockies Project was awarded a grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The award of $385,000 supports the 2022 Conservation in the West Poll and related student programming. The bipartisan poll surveys voters’ views regarding the conservation of public lands, energy, water, wildlife, wildfire, and…

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CC Research Investigates Racism’s Impact on Health During the Pandemic

Dan Johnson

In Summer 2021, faculty and students identified and quantified three significant impacts of structural racism on the health of American communities during the pandemic. Economics and Business Professor Daniel Johnson worked with Claire Altieri ’21 and Siena Blelloch ’22 to collect and analyze nationwide data on Corona-virus infection and mortality rates across time by state.…

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Holocaust Mystery Subject of Documentary Film

The documentary film “The Liegnitz Plot,” which follows clues in a historical mystery, was a collaborative effort between Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies Dylan Nelson, CC students, and a CC alumnus. The film’s protagonist investigates a rumor that a Nazi officer stole precious stamps from Holocaust victims and buried the purloined collection in…

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Class Offers Students a Taste of the Italian Renaissance

Students of the Renaissance Banchetto, a for-credit Half-Block course in January 2022, sampled from a banchetto — a banquet — of history, music, cuisine, and political intrigue. The goal was to have students engage their senses to experience what life might have been like at the peak of Europe’s rebirth. The nine-day class was co-taught…

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