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The Jesse Macy House at 1205 Park Street opened in spring 2008— a newly renovated home for many of the College's distinguished programs. The house brings together programs that regularly enrich the lives of Grinnellians by bringing special speakers and performers to campus,...

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"Grinnell put us together. This is the meeting place," says Serbian Kristina Duric '13. She and Californian Cynthia Amezcua '14 talk about international friendships, the global Grinnell family, and living abroad. Meet Grinnell in a minute and a half, then go deeper with our...

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Faculty Development Seminar The Center sponsors a Faculty Development Seminar every other year. Members of the seminar travel to an international destination or set of destinations in order to enhance the international dimension of the Grinnell curriculum and individual faculty...
The Center for International Studies brings prominent international scholars and artists to campus to teach a short course or a semester-length course within an existing academic department and to offer a public presentation. Each fellow receives a College apartment, an office,...
Founded in 2000 to coordinate and advance the different international initiatives on campus, the Center has become the key office for assisting students and faculty to develop their knowledge of the world. The Center provides leadership and support in the following areas:...

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Sociology professor Matthew Hughey of the University of Connecticut will deliver a lecture on Monday, Nov. 30, about how media coverage of athletics perpetuates the myth of "black brawn vs. white brains." The free, public lecture, titled "A Level Playing Field? Zombie Theories...
Artists@Grinnell welcomes artist-in-residence Stelios Manousakis for a two-week residency February 15–28, 2015. Stelios Manousakis (Crete, Greece, 1980) is a composer, performer, sound artist, and researcher. He operates across the convergence zones of art, science, and...
*/ February 11-12, 2016 at Grinnell College On August 23, 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated the city of New Orleans. Roughly five years later, on January 12, 2010, a massive earthquake rocked the small island nation of Haiti. These cataclysmic events, this shared experience...
What began as a course commemorating the bicentennial of the French Revolution evolved into a 20-year friendship. D.A. Smith, professor emeritus of history, first invited French historian Ran Halevi of the Institut Raymond Aron in the Ecole des hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales...
Reading: 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31 Burling Library Lounge   Thomas Pletzinger and Simon Urban will read from their works in English and German. This public is invited to this free event. Refreshments will be served. In addition to the public reading, both writers will share...
Life-changing experiences await Grinnellians who study abroad or off-campus—made possible through a wealth of fellowships, internships, and programs.   So what is it like to study abroad? How does what you learn — in diverse cultures thousands of miles away — affect you and...
  Two Grinnell College students are pursuing long-standing passions while studying abroad, thanks to scholarships from the Gilman Foundation. Rachel Van Court ’15 … has been active in sustainability issues, volunteering for Oxfam, coordinating the College’s Food House and the...
The Institute for the International Education of Students (IES Abroad) presents two international faculty development opportunities to teach or research abroad during the summer or fall of 2016. Teach Abroad IES Abroad invites academic deans and department chairs to nominate...
The purpose of the Lan-Chang Fellowship is to promote cultural understanding of China and award initiative, originality, and creative exploration.  Two Grinnell College students shall be awarded support for the expenses of traveling to and from and living in China for six to...
*/ Zoe Sherinian, associate professor and chair of ethnomusicology, University of Oklahoma, will present two free public events about the reclamation of an untouchable drum, the parai. Sherinian has conducted extensive research on the Dalit, a class of people in South India who...
Two different productions of Eugene O’Neill’s 1921 play Anna Christie will be performed Oct. 9–12, offering an opportunity to juxtapose the musical and theatrical traditions of China and the United States. The award-winning Ningbo Yong Opera Troupe from Ningbo, China, will visit...
Grinnell faculty from a variety of disciplines are spending the academic year 2010-11 studying the complex issues of gender and identity in the contemporary Middle East and North Africa. Under the guidance of Professors Susan Ireland (French), Kathy Kamp (Anthropology), and...
Nejib Ben Lazreg, archaeologist and senior researcher at the National Heritage Institute of Tunisia, will deliver a free public lecture on “The Roman Mosaics of Tunisia” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 101. Refreshments will be served. Tunisia...
Timbuktu, winner of seven Cesar Awards including Best Picture, will be shown at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at The Strand Theatre, 921 Main St., Grinnell. The screening is free and open to the public. The film centers on proud cattle herder Kidane, who lives peacefully in the...

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The Center fosters learning and inquiry by connecting faculty and students to the world through a global curriculum, bringing international scholars and artists, and course and research travel.