Block 8, 2020: The Industrial Revolution in Britain , Ec 385, Vibha Kapuria-Foreman & Esther Redmount – taught mainly in London.
Economics as it is practiced today is born out of the Industrial Revolution. We will examine how the thinkers and innovators of the period from the late 18th through the mid-19th century conceptualized what was happening around them and explore the legacies they left behind in the cities and countryside of England. These innovations – intellectual and material – changed forever how we think about the individual, the choices we make, the roles of government and business in society and the very concept of well-being itself.

Students will spend weeks 2-4 in England, based mainly in London. There will be field trips to places of importance to the course both within the city and around London.
We will also build in “free” time for students to do some exploring on their own. The program fee will be $3500 (est). Airfare not included.

Enrollment is limited and by the consent of instructors only. For students to apply for “The Industrial Revolution in Britain, Ec385” a block 8 course, please email Vibha Kapuria-Foreman or Esther Redmount for more information.

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The Butler Center invites all identifying LGBTQIA+ students, staff, and faculty to our LGBTQIA+ Community Dinner taking place on Wednesday, April 3rd from 5:00-6:30pm in the Hybl Community Classroom. The purpose of this event is to create space for LGBTQIA+ identified students, staff, and faculty to meaningfully connect and build community over a meal. Any interested students, staff, or faculty may email Noble Gough at to RSVP. Please be sure to include any dietary restrictions.

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The CC Alumni Association Council (AAC) created and supports the Colorado College Alumni Association Student Leadership Scholarship, a loan-reducing scholarship that is designed to recognize student leaders on campus and encourage them to stay involved with CC after graduation. The application is NOW OPEN!

Recipients of this award are well-rounded students with strong leadership qualities and a broad outreach among their classmates, the school, and the community. Competition for the scholarship brings out the best and brightest of future alumni leaders.

This scholarship is open to current sophomores and juniors who are eligible for financial aid.

In 2019, three scholarships of over $6,300* will be awarded for use in the 2019-2020 academic year.
*Dependent upon fund corpus on selection date.

Deadline to apply is Friday, April 12, at 11:59 p.m. MST.


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APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 12, 2019 (end of 3rd week, Block 7)
On-campus interviews will be conducted the 1st week of Block 8
Application requirements:
· Current junior or senior with a GPA of 3.7 or higher.
· Submit a short statement (250-300 words) explaining why you are interested in this scholarship and what you would do at Oxford.
· Copy of your transcript and a brief, one-page resume of your major activities and honors.
Send application materials to:
Professor George Butte, English Department
For more information, contact Professor Butte (
Also, visit the Rhodes Scholarship website at….

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Join Dr. Thushara Hewage, Assistant Professor of Anthropology as the University of Ottawa, this Thursday April 4 at 12:15 in Barnes Science Center room 407 for his talk “Rethinking The Problem of Sinhala Nationalism: Majority, Minority and Democracy in the Postcolony”. This event is sponsored by the Program in Asian Studies and the Department of Anthropology.

“Sri Lanka’s modern history has been punctuated by periodic Sinhalese majority pogroms against the island’s minority communities. This violence and the obstacle of Sinhalese nationalism poses to the resolution of Sri Lanka’s ‘national question’ of minority political rights is conventionally theorized in terms of the tenacious cultural hold of ethnic ideology over Sinhalese Buddhist selves. Questioning the adequacy of such models, my talk problematizes Sinhalese majoritarianism from a different angle, focusing on the predominantly Sinhalese Marxist political party, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (People’s Liberation Front), examining the articulation of a Sinhalese constituency’s claim on the Sri Lankan state, and exploring its historical contingency. I suggest that this claim is less profitably analyzed in ethnic ideological terms. Rather, it indexes a problem of the secular production of majorities and minorities, integral to the operation of democracy in many postcolonial societies.

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TODAY, Monday, April 1st, we will have Cafecito and the 2nd Open House at the Spanish and Portuguese Language House @ 5:00 pm!!!

First, the students Mathias Walder and Julieta Lechini will share with us their experience in Cuba while we enjoy some Latin American food. And, then, if you are interested in being part of the Spanish Language House family next year, we will give you a tour around the house, and I will talk a little bit about the housing application. See you later!!!

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