Current & Upcoming Events

2021-22 Academic Year

Block 1 – August 30, 2021: Opening Convocation

Opening Convocation celebrates the beginning of the 148th academic year and welcomes the new class of students to Colorado College.

Block 2 – September 27, 2021: Darnell Moore

Join us for a conversation with Darnell Moore, director of inclusion for content and marketing at Netflix and author of the 2019 Lambda Literary Award-winning memoir and 2020-21 Common Read “No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black & Free in America.” Moore is also a writer-in-residence at the Center on African American Religion, Sexual Politics and Social Justice at Columbia University, and a 2019 Senior Fellow at the Annenberg Innovation Lab at the University of Southern California.

Block 3 – October 25, 2021: Carl Wieman

Better college teaching and learning through research
Although the academic disciplines have advanced enormously in the past thousand years, teaching and learning in higher education has changed little. Modern research has revealed new insights on how to learn the complex thinking skills that represent expertise in academic disciplines, as well as better methods for teaching and learning such high-level skills. This program will feature an overview of this research and its findings, followed by extensive question and answer on implementing these ideas to achieve better learning.

Block 4 – November 29, 2021: Dez Stone Menendez

What is Innovation, Anyway? Creativity & Innovation in Higher Education
In this talk, Director of Creativity & Innovation, Dez Stone Menendez 00’, explores what it means to expand innovation beyond the commercial sphere to the cultural, social, and personal and shares the philosophy and guiding principles behind the Creativity & Innovation initiative at CC.

Block 5 – January 24, 2022: Austin Channing-Brown

Media producer and author, Austin Channing Brown revels in storytelling, justice and the celebration of black womanhood. She challenges us to remember humanity in the midst of the struggle, in the struggle itself and in each other.

Block 6 – February 21, 2022: Mary Inman P’24

Block 7 – March 28, 2022: David Williams

More Info Coming Soon!


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