Colorado College Events Colorado College Events Japanese Biwa Concert Tue, 18 Sep 2012 16:56:14 MDT <p><em>Wednesday, October 10, 2012 1:30 PM</em></p><p>Yoko Hiraoka is a senior master performer of Biwa, Koto, Shamisen, and Jiuta voice. She is a native of Kyoto, Japan, and studied classical and modern koto and shamisen music from an early age. She studied Chikuzen 5-string Biwa for many years with Koka Suga, the head of Komyoji-ry&ucirc; Chikuzen Biwa and direct disciple of Yamazaki Kyokusui, the Living National Treasure.</p> <p>Hiraoka weaves medieval storytelling with performed music and images in her lecture/recital on the history of the Biwa instrument and the "Tale of Heike." &nbsp;She talks about the origins of the Biwa tradition of sung stories, the instrument itself and the historical context in which the stories emerged.</p> <p>The "Tale of Heike" is a collection of legends/events stemming from the 12th century conflicts between the two Japanese clans, the Heike and the Genji. The story excerpts are full of daring deeds, heroic warriors, tragic love, and the samurai code of <em>Bushido</em> (honor). Hiraoka's stage presentation is a powerful and engaging look into the early history of Japan.</p> Kaffeeklatsch Tue, 09 Oct 2012 16:12:48 MDT <p><em>Wednesday, October 10, 2012 3:30 PM</em></p><p>Come to Max-Kade house on Wednesday, 3:30pm for Kaffeeklatsch! Baked goods, coffee and fun times!</p> Christopher Dawson's Christian Vision of History Tue, 18 Sep 2012 16:03:18 MDT <p><em>Wednesday, October 10, 2012 4:00 PM</em></p><p>Glenn Olsen, historian of the Middle Ages and of Christian intellectual tradition, will offer his reflections on one of the most important historical thinkers of the 20th century, emphasizing the importance of a Christian interpretation of the past to our own times.&nbsp;</p> Ezra Klein: "Where Economics and Politics Meet" Tue, 18 Sep 2012 16:04:58 MDT <p><em>Wednesday, October 10, 2012 7:30 PM</em></p><p>Klein is a columnist for&nbsp;<em >The Washington Post</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em >Bloomberg</em>&nbsp;and oversees &ldquo;Wonkblog&rdquo; at&nbsp;<em >The Washington Post</em>. He is a regular contributor and policy analyst for MSNBC, where his commentary focuses on, as Klein describes it, &ldquo;domestic and economic policy-making, as well as the political system that&rsquo;s constantly screwing it up.&rdquo; He takes audiences through the day&rsquo;s events in the economic/political arenas giving an analysis of the impact on our fiscal health and the 2012 elections. In addition to appearing and hosting on MSNBC, he has also appeared on&nbsp;<em >Charlie Rose</em>,&nbsp;<em >Real Time with Bill Maher</em>,&nbsp;<em >The McLaughlin Group</em>,&nbsp;<em >The Colbert Report,</em>&nbsp;and many more.&nbsp;<em >The Economist</em>&nbsp;named him one of the &ldquo;Minds of the Moment.&rdquo; In 2011,&nbsp;<em >TIME&nbsp;</em>named his blog one of the 25 best financial blogs and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers named Klein as their 2011 Opinion Columnist of the Year.</p> City Year Information Table Fri, 21 Sep 2012 16:13:47 MDT <p><em>Thursday, October 11, 2012 11:30 AM</em></p><p>This is a great organization that hires grads to work in the Denver public schools for a year. &nbsp;Try it out and see if teaching is your thing.&nbsp;</p> Computer Club Meeting Wed, 10 Oct 2012 10:16:51 MDT <p><em>Thursday, October 11, 2012 12:00 PM</em></p><p>Meet with fellow technophiles of the Computer Club, Tutt Science 215, second floor next to the mathematics computer lab. &nbsp;Pizza provided. &nbsp;</p> Economics and Business 2012-13 Seminar Series "Rules vs. Discretion: An Investment-Based Approach to Explaining Custom" Tue, 18 Sep 2012 16:07:09 MDT <p><em>Thursday, October 11, 2012 2:30 PM</em></p><p>Joyce Jacobsen, Andrews Professor of Economics, Wesleyan University, gives the second talk in the 2012-13 Seminar Series. Her talk: "Rules vs. Discretion: An Investment-Based Approach to Explaining Custom" is free and open to the public. Professor Jacobsen, who has a Ph.D. from Stanford, a Master's from the London School of Economics, and an AB from Harvard, is the author of "The Economics of Gender and Queer Economics: A Reader." She specializes in the economics of gender, labor, and employment and writes about Marriage, Labor Market Specialization, and the Gender Division of Labor.</p> Lusophone Film Series Tue, 25 Sep 2012 20:01:26 MDT <p><em>Thursday, October 11, 2012 6:00 PM</em></p><p>Screening of Angolan film, "O Her&oacute;i" (2004) as part of a series of Portuguese-speaking cinema.</p> History Pages: Artists' Books from Historical Sources Mon, 01 Oct 2012 14:53:52 MDT <p><em>Thursday, October 11, 2012 7:00 PM</em></p><p>An artist's lecture by The Press at Colorado College Visiting Lecturer Fred Hagstrom. Hagstrom's artwork, primarily in printmaking and book arts, revolves around social and ecological issues, drawing on historical and cultural research in the South Pacific and Japan. His most recent artists' book, <em>Deeply Honored,</em> tells the story of a Japanese-American family's experience in the Japanese Internment camps and military during WWII.</p> Homecoming and Parents Weekend Wed, 03 Oct 2012 16:31:51 MDT <p><em>Thursday, October 11, 2012 7:00 PM</em></p><p>The music we hear while growing up shapes the story of our lives and imprints itself on the brain deeper than any other human experience. Certain familiar songs can elicit memories of emotions, people, and places we've been.</p> <p>We invite you to campus this fall for a special weekend of reuniting with old friends, exploring and rediscovering your campus, and celebrating the Music, Mountains, &amp; Memories of your alma mater, Colorado College.</p> <p>More information at the <a href="">homecoming site</a>.</p>