AH 200 – Topics in Art History: Turn of the Century Art of London, Paris & Vienna

Artistic and related intellectual, social and cultural developments in three important capitals of Europe circa 1880-1910. We will investigate the impact on art of this age of uncertainty and transition from traditional to modernist points of view, following themes of degeneration and decadence, anxiety and the inner life, and the preoccupation with sexuality, especially androgyny and the fatal woman. The class will examine a number of artists in depth, including Toulouse-Lautrec and Redon in Paris; Klimt and Schiele in Vienna; Burne-Jones and Beardsley in London. We will consider their work in relation to Freud, Schopenhauer, and Oscar Wilde, among others, as well as their repudiation of Victorian morals.

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We all know that college life can be very stressful. Would you like to learn about managing stress on the block plan? Please join Sara Rotunno, Assistant Director of Accessibility Resources, and Heather Horton, Director of the Wellness Resource Center, for lunch and conversation about managing stress: Thurs., Feb. 28, 12:15-1:00, Armstrong 210. Limited to the first ten students who RSVP to sara.rotunno@coloradocollege.edu. We hope you’ll join us!

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March 5th (3rd Tuesday, 6th block) 6pm-8pm
Venue: Gaylord Hall

Join us for dinner and a panel/table discussion! This event focuses on connecting organizations/individuals who are working on environmental and other forms of activism in order to unite and coalesce a more effective and unified environmental movement. Representatives from the Sierra Club and 350.org, and environment solidarity network will be present, as well as leaders and members from environmental organizations on the CC campus.


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1. Which Deputy Officer of the Anti-Discrimination Policy oversees non-sexual misconduct cases involving students?
Answer: Dr. Paul Buckley

2. In what year did Ellis Ulysses Butler Jr., the CC alumnus the Butler Center is named after, graduate?
Answer: 1940

3. What is the Butler Center initiative that supports international student community building?
Answer: International Student Initiatives (ISI)

4. What is the Butler Center’s programmatic initiative that supports students who identify as women of color?
Answer: Mind, Body, Soul

5. What are the two specialist positions in the Butler Center?
Answer: Indigenous/Native American Student Support Specialist & Gender and Identity Development Specialist

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Professor Thakur will be teaching “Gender in Sexuality in Antiquity” in bk 2 next year, based in Sorrento, Italy. For info and an application, click on the following link: na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.surveymonkey.com%2Fr%2FJ6W3P2Q&data=02%7C01%7CStudentDigest%40coloradocollege.edu%7C147ba30383bc4ead9cab08d69d0c71f9%7Ccfc7b13c12964387b…

Professor Thakur will be teaching a course in Greece in bk 3. This class will examine mythology, archaeology and art. It is based in Athens, Greece, but include trips and stays in numerous cities in the country. For info and an application, click on the following link: na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.surveymonkey.com%2Fr%2FWNZPFXX&data=02%7C01%7CStudentDigest%40coloradocollege.edu%7C147ba30383bc4ead9cab08d69d0c71f9%7Ccfc7b13c12964387b…

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All students invited to the Block 6 Voices Across Borders: Intercultural Exchange Dinner on 2nd Friday, March 1st from 4:30-6 p.m. in Loomis Lounge. This dialogue will provide an opportunity to listen and share was we practice intercultural exchange around the topic of racial identity and “being raced” in other countries. You are invited to answer the question in small groups: How do you experience your race and/or racism in your home country and other countries? Hosted by the International Student Initiatives Advisory Council. Dinner from Little Nepal!

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All students are invited to attend “Dialoguing Across Difference” a leadership development workshop TODAY, Thursday, Feb. 28 from 5-6:30 p.m. in Barbara Yalich Board Room. Students are invited to learn strategies to dialogue productively regarding topics that evoke differences in understanding. Open to all students. RSVP (na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcoloradocollege.ungerboeck.com%2Fprod%2Femc00%2Fregister.aspx%3FOrgCode%3D10%26EvtID%3D33624%26AppCode%3DREG%26CC%3D119021926516&data=02%7C0…) for dinner!

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The Music Department is pleased to announce that “In the Footsteps of Bach,” taught in Germany, will be offered again in Block 4, 2019. After a week of coursework in L√ľneburg (a northern German city where Bach spent two years as a choirboy), the class will travel to 5 cities and towns where Bach lived and worked. In each place we will study the music that he wrote at the time. We will attend many concerts concluding with a grand performance of the Christmas Oratorio in St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, the same church where it was performed for the first time in 1734.

Please contact Michael Grace (710 440-3151 or mgrace@coloradocollege.edu) or Ofer Ben-Amots (obenamots@coloradocollege.edu) for more information or to express interest in joining this stimulating and music-filled course.

And please note that applications for financial aid will go live on Summit on March 1st. Financial aid for abroad classes runs out quickly, so those who apply early are most likely to get it. If a student is eligible, all the course expenses – room, board and transportation, may be covered by financial aid. Contact Michael Grace (719 440-3151 or by email) for more information.

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