Harold D. and Rhoda N. Roberts Memorial Lecture and Symposium in the Natural Sciences

Richard F. Celeste Theatre
Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave.
Tuesday, April, 30, 2019
7:30 pm – 09:30 pm

David Montgomery lecture: “Soil and the Fate of Civilizations: New Motivation to bring Our Soils Back to Life”
“Beyond Climate Change: The Earth in the Anthropocene”
Anthropocene – the current geologic epoch in which human activity has come to dominate the earth’s geological, ecological, and climate systems
Keynote Lecture “Soil and the Fate of Civilizations: New Motivation to bring Our Soils Back to Life”

A MacArthur fellow, University of Washington professor, and award-winning author David Montgomery will present the 2019 Harold D. and Rhoda N. Memorial Lecture in the Natural Sciences. Montgomery’s presentation will examine how ancient civilizations of the world were undermined by soil erosion, and introduce the “Brown Revolution” in soil restoration as a beacon of hope for world societies today.

The Lecture is from 7:30-8:30 p.m. and will be followed by a reception and book signing by Dr. Montgomery in Cornerstone Main from 8:30-9:30 p.m.
A Panel Discussion will be on May 1, continuing the Roberts Lecture Symposium, in Celeste Theatre entitled “Beyond Climate Change: The Earth in the Anthropocene: What We Know, How We Know It, And The Challenges We Face as Scientists and Citizens” from 7:00-9:00 p.m.

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Relations the Play tickets are available at Worner Desk: it’s show week! Get yours now and come see a sensual, silly, serious student production.

Relations is a play about identity, race, sex, gender, relationships, hookup culture, and more – written using anonymous stories, poems, and monologues submitted to us by the student body.

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Rethinking the Damaged Photograph: Images Altered by Hurricanes Katrina & Sandy

Artist Talk by Visiting Art Professor Hannah Ryan

Thursday, May 2 @ 4 p.m.

Cornerstone Screening Room 131

In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, and among the thousands of structures in its path was the studio of New Orleans photographers Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick. Both born and raised in the Lower Ninth Ward, the duo had been documenting the culture of Louisiana for decades, increasingly with an eye toward injustice. As the waters receded, Calhoun and McCormick gained reentry to their studio, only to find everything-from equipment to negatives-ruined. As the city recovered, they embarked upon an innovative process of making prints from the damaged negatives, the resultant photographs impossibly catching and freezing in time this destructive event. Calhoun and McCormick generated a series and entitled it “Right to Return.” The process and resultant images have altered their perception of destruction, and they no longer consider the images damaged.

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Wednesday, May 1 @ 3:30 pm

WES Room, Worner Center

Koichi Yamamoto, associate professor of art at the University of Tennessee, merges traditional and contemporary techniques to develop unique and innovative approaches to the language of printmaking. Yamamoto’s prints explore issues of the sublime, memory, and atmosphere and range from small, meticulously engraved copper plates to large monotypes. He will be working with printmaking students to create kites made from intaglio prints. Then, as Yamamoto says, “if there is wind, they’ll fly.”

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The Catalyst is looking to hire next year’s editor for its audio section, which publishes podcast-like audio news stories and features online. Looking for students with experience in Adobe Audition (or similar software) and recording sound who can teach others and draw on a background knowledge of journalism. Email j_metzger@coloradocollege.edu if you’re interested in the position or want to learn more!

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Did you know that the Office of Sustainability has a travel offset calculator that allows you to offset the carbon impact of any ground or air travel you do? The offsets we purchase go toward landfill gas destruction projects in Colorado, Utah, and Oklahoma, which prevent greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere and contributing to climate change.

Buying offsets is easy – simply input your start and end points and our calculator does the rest! Do your part to combat climate change by offsetting your Spring air and ground travel here: www.coloradocollege.edu/offices/sustainability/resources/travel-offset.html?com

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If you are leaving for summer break, Please take your bike with you. Your bike will be gone when you return!
On Friday, May 24th at 7 AM, Campus Safety will be cutting locks and removing ALL BIKES from campus bike racks. All bikes on bike racks this day will be considered abandoned property. If you use the bike racks on campus, please remove your bike the night prior and store your bike in another place such as your work space or living area for the day. If you accidentally leave your bike on the rack, you will have 30 days from May 24th to reclaim your bike before all bikes are donated and no longer in our possession. Campus Safety will not be liable for cut bike locks. Contact Campus Safety at (719) 389-6707 with any questions or concerns.

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There is a CPR class next Sunday, March 5th, from 5-9pm in the ORC.

Sign up if you want to become certified in CPR, First Aid & AED, this is required for NSO leaders! Cost is $55 but financial aid is available. Please don’t hesitate to reach out at w_serling@coloradocollege.edu if you have any questions!

You can sign up at the link below:


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