Colorado College Events Colorado College Events CC Women's Basketball Tue, 20 Nov 2012 14:35:40 MST <p><em>Saturday, February 2, 2013 12:00 PM</em></p><p>vs. Dallas</p> The Heart Sutra: The Mother of Buddhas Workshop Sun, 20 Jan 2013 12:17:05 MST <p><em>Saturday, February 2, 2013 1:00 PM</em></p><p >Bill Porter will present a two-hour talk and discussion of his translation of the Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra, which is recited daily by Buddhists in several languages, ancient and modern, in numerous countries including the United States. It carries and embodies core teachings of Mahayana Buddhism, and yet many know little about its provenance, meaning, or power. Here is a chance to hear about this beautiful and potent sutra from one of its foremost translators in the West. As Porter says, "The Heart Sutra encapsulates that moment when Mahayana Buddhism first arose and delineates how it differs from what came before. If the wisdom teachings of Prajnaparamita are the mother of buddhas, then the Heart Sutra is their womb."</p> <p >Bill Porter is an American author and translator of Chinese and Sanskrit texts who translates under the name &ldquo;Red Pine.&rdquo; He was born in Los Angeles in 1943 and grew up in Idaho. After serving in the U.S. Army, he graduated from the University of California with a degree in anthropology. He then dropped out of graduate school at Columbia University and moved to a Buddhist monastery in Taiwan. Porter lived with the monks and nuns for four years, then worked at English-language radio stations in Taiwan and Hong Kong. His translations include Chinese classical texts, poetry, and Buddhist sutras such as the Taoteching, the Heart Sutra, and Collected Songs of Cold Mountain. He currently lives in Port Townsend, Wash.<a name="0.1__GoBack"></a></p> "God, That’s Funny! Humor, Religion, Politics, Identity" Mon, 02 Dec 2013 12:39:06 MST <p><em>Tuesday, February 5, 2013 7:00 PM</em></p><p>This panel boldly goes where polite conversation is told not to stray &mdash; into the realms of religion, politics, and humor.&nbsp;It features three writers from diverse religious and cultural backgrounds who use humor to address potentially divisive subjects. What kind of humor does the subject of religion provoke? Why is God something that we're told not to joke about?&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The panelists are: Firoozeh Dumas, author of "Laughing without an Accent" and "Funny in Farsi;" Jonathan Goldstein, host of CBC/PMI&rsquo;s "Wiretap" and author of "Ladies and Gentlemen: The Bible<em>;"</em> and Steven Hayward, Colorado College professor of English and author of "Don&rsquo;t Be Afraid" and "The Secret Mitzvah of Lucio Burke." Sponsored by the Cultural Attractions Fund. Reception to follow at IDEA Space.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Faculty Music Recital Tue, 05 Feb 2013 11:16:33 MST <p><em>Tuesday, February 5, 2013 7:30 PM</em></p><p>Jeri Jorgensen, <em>violin</em>, and Cullan Bryant, <em>piano</em> will play selections from Bach, Beethoven, and more.</p> Operation Smile Dinner and Benefit Concert Wed, 06 Feb 2013 14:03:16 MST <p><em>Wednesday, February 6, 2013 6:30 PM</em></p><p>Operation Smile dinner and benefit concert is a fundraising event for the Operation Smile organization, a group that provides medical care for children with cleft palate, or other facial deformities. There will be a concert featuring Colorado College's a capella groups: Element, The Back Row, Room 46. Additionally, there will be a silent auction preceding the event from 6:00-6:30 pm in Bemis great Hall, featuring items donated by the Colorado Springs Community. Come enjoy a night of delicious food and great music, all for a wonderful cause! Tickets are just five dollars!</p> Comedian Maz Jobrani Explores Humor, Faith, and Politics Wed, 06 Feb 2013 17:09:09 MST <p><em>Wednesday, February 6, 2013 7:00 PM</em></p><p>Cornerstone Arts Week keynote presenter Maz Jobrani is best known as a founding member of the "Axis of Evil Comedy Tour,"&nbsp;which featured some of the top Middle Eastern-American comics in the world. "The Axis of Evil Comedy Central Special" premiered in 2007 as the first show on American TV with an all Middle Eastern/American cast. The tour started in the U.S. and later went to the Middle East in the fall of 2007, selling out shows in Dubai, Beirut, Cairo, Kuwait, and Amman. Jobrani followed up his "Axis of Evil Tour"&nbsp;with his own solo international tour titled &ldquo;Maz Jobrani; Brown and Friendly.&rdquo;&nbsp; Cornerstone Arts Week is an annual program that stresses interdisciplinary teaching of the arts, using technology to facilitate collaboration between departments. Cornerstone Arts Week events spotlight a question chosen by arts faculty and students, and the question is reinforced by special guests, performances and interdisciplinary courses. This year's programs examine the question:&ldquo;What&rsquo;s So Funny?: Humor, Faith, and Politics.&rdquo;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Visiting Writers Series: Art Goodtimes and Wendy Videlock Thu, 17 Jan 2013 15:54:30 MST <p><em>Thursday, February 7, 2013 7:00 PM</em></p><p>Two poets of the Western Slope. Art Goodtimes, poet laureate of the Western Slope and author of "As If the World Really Mattered"&nbsp;and "Embrace the Earth<em>,"&nbsp;</em>and Videlock, author of "Nevertheless<em>."</em></p> "The Art of Resistance: An Intergenerational Dialogue Between the Civil Rights and Hip-Hop Generations" Mon, 02 Dec 2013 12:39:42 MST <p><em>Thursday, February 7, 2013 7:00 PM</em></p><p>In previous eras such as the Harlem Renaissance and Civil Rights Movement, music, poetry, literature, dance, theater and film all played a part in social change. Can today&rsquo;s art be an act of resistance to public policy that too often marginalizes youth, particularly those from black and brown communities? Or is it simply a diversion in an era of individualism and consumer culture?</p> <p>"The Art of Resistance" answers this question by gathering premier contemporary artists (Bakari Kitwana, Sonia Sanchez, Adam Mansbach, Chinaka Hodge, and Jorge "Popmaster Fabel" Pabon) and engaging them in dialogue with the artist/activists of the Black Arts and Civil Rights movements, the pioneers of hip-hop culture, and YOU, the next generation.</p> <p>Together, we will examine past alliances between art and social movements, with an eye on defining what political art and artful politics look like in today&rsquo;s changing and polarized America. &nbsp;This forum focuses on empowering youth to consider best practices for moving a political agenda around issues that affect their daily lives and building new institutions that speak to the contemporary challenges facing young Americans in the post-election, post-recession moment. The forum will consider issues such as education, policing and criminal justice, unemployment, national infrastructure, and more. A panel of scholars, activists, and artists from across generations will lead participants in an interactive 90-minute town hall style discussion that explores the major civil rights issues of our time and encourages students &ldquo;to be the change they wish to see in the world.&rdquo;</p> Zodiac Trio concert Thu, 17 Jan 2013 15:59:54 MST <p><em>Thursday, February 7, 2013 7:30 PM</em></p><p>This Visiting Artist concert features the Zodiac Trio: Kliment Krylovskiy, <em>clarinet</em>; Vanessa Mollard, <em>violin</em>, and Riko Higuma, <em>piano</em>.</p> <p>The Zodiac Trio was originally formed in 2006 at the Manhattan School of Music under the guidance of renowned clarinetist David Krakauer and violinist Isodore Cohen of the Beaux Arts Trio.&nbsp;With its reputation growing, the young ensemble has since performed throughout Canada, the United States, Japan, many parts of Europe, and most of China&rsquo;s main cultural metropolises. The Zodiac Trio presents an eclectic repertoire that mixes contemporary with the traditional.</p> "Stories of Spirit" Thu, 17 Jan 2013 16:00:46 MST <p><em>Thursday, February 7, 2013 8:00 PM</em></p><p>An evening of interfaith stories, discussion, and desserts.&nbsp;</p>