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  Exhibition:   Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin in Iowa Year:   2011 Price:   $20 Dimensions:   9 x 9 in. 48 pp. Catalog with essays by Paul Kruty, Professor of Architectural History, University of Illinois, and Daniel Strong, Curator,...
Exhibition Date:  3 Feb 2006 - 17 Mar 2006 School Year:  2005 - 2006 Location:  Faulconer Gallery This exhibition, comprised of images reproduced in the British journal The New Age (1910-1914), explores Walter Sickert's impact on British modernism. The works in the...

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The Harris Center is an "event" facility, including a concert hall, a cinema, two concession areas, and an informal lounge. The Grinnell Outdoor Recreation Program (GORP) office and equipment room are also located in the Harris Center. The Harris Center houses large all-campus...
The chapel’s interior exhibits the timber-trussed vaulted ceiling typical of the spacious Perpendicular Gothic style. Also characteristic are the high clerestory windows, which admit more light than is the case in other church styles. Seating about 700 people (630 in the nave...
The Rosenfield Center is the central gathering place at Grinnell. In addition to space for a range of campus offices, it contains the central dining room and kitchens of the College, the Spencer Grill, the Crady Mail Room, recreational areas and lounges, a multipurpose room,...

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Friday, Sept. 16 8 a.m.–3:50 p.m. Class Visits Families are invited to attend classes and visit informally with faculty members. Stop by the Family Weekend welcome and information desk in the lobby of the Joe Rosenfield Center to view the list of classes. Seating is limited, so...
Grinnell College will host three outdoor performances of “Nature — A Walking Play” about Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau from Sept. 11-13 at the Conard Environmental Research Area (CERA). TigerLion Arts will present the mythic telling of Emerson and Thoreau’s mutual...

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Grinnellians in town this summer can grab some free popcorn and enjoy old and new classics at the College’s Movies under the Stars nights. Upcoming movies: Friday, July 18: Animated fantasy-comedy Frozen Friday, Aug. 8: Heartwarming sports drama The Blind Side All movies are...
Get to know your roommate(s)/floormates Offer to go to dinner or lunch together at the D-hall. Get out of the dorms and study in a cool spot like the Noyce elbow. Getting to know the people around you can be a great way to expand your circle of friends. You can meet other people...
Films selected for the 2011 Favorite Films Festival will be shown Friday, January 28th, through Sunday, January 30th, in the Harris Center Cinema on the Grinnell College campus.  The times and features are: Friday, January 28th: 4:30 pm -- Planet Earth 7:30 pm -- Planet Earth (...
Grinnell College’s Favorite Film Festival is set for this Friday and Saturday, Jan. 27-28, at the campus’ Harris Cinema. Screening dates and times for the selected films are: Friday, January 27 at 9:00 p.m. The Big Lebowski (Favorite Cult Classic) Saturday, January 28 at 6:00 p....
"A Closer Look at the Iowa Prairie: Photographs by Justin Hayworth" is on view at Grinnell College through Sunday, Oct. 11, in Burling Gallery on the lower level of Burling Library. Prairie dominated the Iowa landscape when the first white settlers arrived in 1833. Now, less...
Peter Coyote '64, an Emmy Award-winning narrator and accomplished actor and author, will return to Grinnell to give a lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, in room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield '25 Center. A dessert reception in the second-floor lobby of the Joe Rosenfield Center will...
Emily Bergl ’97 may be Hollywood’s most famous Grinnellian actor of her generation. Perhaps best known as Annie O’Donnell in the television show Men in Trees, Beth Young in Desperate Housewives, and Tammy Bryant in the drama series Southland, she’s also acted in movies and on...
It’s late on a Monday night. I rush down the dark stairs to the basement of Main Hall and pull open the door to Bob’s Underground Café. The wail of a trombone echoes from down the entryway, the piano and bass comp cool through the changes to “So What,” and each slap of the high...
The presiding officer’s heavy wooden gavel comes smashing down on the table as the opening theme to Lady Gaga’s new single blares from my computer speakers. My friend and I flinch, sigh, and exit the YouTube window, shaking our heads at yet another failed attempt to spice up the...
Grammy-winning drummer Antonio Sanchez — who composed the score for the 2014 film Birdman — and renowned clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen will join  The Gabriel Espinosa Latin Jazz Sextet for a free, public concert with at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, in Sebring-Lewis Hall,...
A free, public screening of the documentary Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years 1984-1992 will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 6, in Alumni Recitation Hall, Room 102. The film focuses on Audre Lorde’s relation to the German Black Diaspora as well as her literary and political...
Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate T. Geronimo Johnson will give a reading as part of the Writers@Grinnell creative writing series. Johnson will speak at 4:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14 in the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 101. This event is free and open to the public. Johnson’s work...
Video of BOUND: Africans vs African Americans OFFICIAL TEASER TRAILER 2015 The College will present Bound: African versus African Americans (AVAA) — a hard-hitting documentary that addresses the tension that exists between Africans and African-Americans — at noon Saturday,...
Grinnell College's celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day will feature a speech on Tuesday, Jan. 26, by University of Iowa Assistant Professor of History Keisha N. Blain. Although Jan. 18 was the King Holiday, the College is celebrating it on Jan. 26, the day after classes...
*/ 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...
*/ The Rosenfield Program is bringing experts from across the political spectrum and from different professions to speak at a series of free public events leading up to the 2016 Iowa caucuses. "Iowa is a politically impactful state and the Iowa caucuses are an important part of...
Grinnell College will host a series of events throughout April and early May in celebration of Earth Month. The free, public events will be focused on local food, creativity, volunteering, and exploration. The events will take place throughout the campus and city, with a focus...
A political expert will discuss the Tea Party and reactionary politics on the heels of a highly charged and historic election season. Chris Parker, associate professor and Stuart A. Scheingold professor of social justice and political science at the University of Washington,...
Jonathan Rose will deliver a Scholars' Convocation on "Churchill: The Politician as Playwright" at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, in the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 101. Although he was known chiefly as a politician and wartime leader, Churchill was also a best-selling author,...
It’s been a beautiful day for the 170th Commencement of Grinnell College, celebrating the class of 2016. Commencement exercises began at 10 a.m. at the amphitheater on Central Campus, and are now complete. The ceremony featured an address by internationally renowned novelist...
“Critical Narratives & Creative Forms: Fresh Perspectives from the Francophone World” activities run May 1–6, and include readings, lectures, a performance and opportunities to meet with those featured: Linda Brindeau, assistant professor of French, Dickinson College Pascale...
Donna V. Jones, associate professor in of English at the University of California–Berkeley, will present “Immortal Inequalities: Towards a Critique of Futurist Discourse” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18 in Rosenfield Center Room 101. The free event is open to the public. Jones...
Larry Silver, Farquhar Professor of Art History at the University of Pennsylvania, will present a Scholars' Convocation, "Dutch Global Horizons," at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 28, in Joe Rosenfield '25 Center, Room 101. The event is free and open to the public. Silver's...
  OPERA Iowa, a division of the Des Moines Metro Opera, is performing Donizetti’s comic masterpiece Elixir of Love at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, in Roberts Theatre. No tickets are necessary for this free public performance. Elixir of Love is a tale of star-crossed lovers who...
Grinnellians in town this summer can grab some free popcorn and enjoy old and new classics at the College’s Movies under the Stars nights. Friday, June 20: Classic coming of age comedy Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Friday, July 18: Animated fantasy-comedy Frozen Friday, Aug. 8:...
Dave Loewenstein ’88 is returning to campus — along with co-directors Nick Ward and Amber Hansen — for a panel discussion and film screening of Called to Walls. The free, public event will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, May 6, in ARH Auditorium, Room 302. Called to Walls is "part road-...
Mark McLellan, an internationally-recognized expert on food processing, will present “A Social Contract – Food: Past, Present and Future” at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15. The free public lecture will be held in Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, room 101. McLellan will explore recent...
A panel of four Iowa-based writers, editors, thinkers, and environmentalists will discuss Fracture: Essays, Poems, and Stories on Fracking in America, the country's first anthology of creative writing that explores hydraulic fracturing, at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, in Joe...
Vanity Fair proclaimed him “the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade,” and the London Jazz Review says he is “simply one of the most resourceful, sensitive and versatile jazz pianists on the planet." On Oct. 1–2, jazz pianist and six-time Grammy...
Reimagine “The Night Before Christmas” teeming with memorable Halloween characters and punctuated by appropriately macabre music.  That’s what’s in store at “Ghoultide Scarols,” an interactive Halloween concert at 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, in Herrick Chapel. The free public...
Dr. Paul Farmer, physician, humanitarian and founding director of Partners in Health, will close the College's Global Public Health Symposium. Farmer will participate in two events: 4 p.m. Question and Answer Session 7 p.m. “Global Public Health" Presentation (followed by book...
The moon, Jupiter, and Mars will be the featured celestial objects at an open house at Grinnell College’s Grant O. Gale Observatory at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 7. Robert Cadmus, Breid-McFarland Professor of Science, professor of physics, and observatory director, will lead the...
The power of words and language to effect positive change in individuals and societies is the focus of the 2015 Grinnell Prize, the largest monetary award presented by a U.S. college recognizing achievements in social justice. Grinnell College has selected two winners of the $...
Faculty, staff, and students are invited to send Honorary Degree nominations (alumni or otherwise). More information on the Honorary Degree process can be found in the Faculty Handbook in Appendix IV. If you wish to nominate someone, please send Rachel Bly the name of the...
Fighting in the Middle East continues to have broad implications for the rest of the world, according to a political analyst who studies the violent groups jockeying for control in Iraq. Ahmed Ali ’08 will give the talk “Iraq’s Crossroads: ISIS and Political Challenges” at noon...
Three national political journalists will discuss the role of the news media covering the 2016 Iowa caucuses at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, in Joe Rosenfield '25 Center, Room 101. The panel discussion, which is free and open to the public, will conclude the fall series of public...
  This April marks the beginning of the 20th anniversary of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, which lasted three months.  Former United Nations war crimes prosecutor Don Webster will give a free public talk on “Litigating History/Prosecuting the Rwandan Genocide” at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday,...
Alison Bechdel, a noted cartoonist and graphic memoirist, will deliver the Scholars' Convocation at noon Wednesday, April 8, in Joe Rosenfield '25 Center, Room 101. The lecture is free and open to the public with a free pizza lunch provided. Bechdel is best known for her long-...
In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Patricia Williams of Columbia Law School and Ta-Nehisi Coates of The Atlantic will come to Grinnell College for events on Jan. 19-20. All events are free and open to the public, and will take place in Joe Rosenfield '25 Center, Room...
Grinnell College has once again partnered with New York City’s Metropolitan Opera to offer the Met’s 2013-14 season “Live in HD” in the Harris Center Cinema. Saturday, March 15, watch Massenet’s Werther. Join Kelly Maynard at 11:30 a.m. for in introductory opera talk. Maynard,...
Noted scholar and media commentator Michael Eric Dyson, a professor of sociology at Georgetown University, will deliver his speech, “Race, Racism, and Race Relations in America,” at 7:30 p.m. April 4 at Herrick Chapel. “A few members of Concerned Black Students had the chance to...
Professors Juliet Bellow and Julia Randel will discuss models of collaboration in dance, art, and music at 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 6, in Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 101. Each will present a 20 minute talk. Bellow will present “Working Simultaneously: Robert and Sonia Delaunay...
Grab some free popcorn and enjoy old and new classics at the College’s Movies under the Stars nights. The last movie in this summer's series is last year's The Hundred Foot Journey. As always, the series is free and open to the public. Bring your own chairs and other...
Grinnell College will host three outdoor performances of “Nature — A Walking Play” about Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau from Sept. 11-13 at the Conard Environmental Research Area (CERA). TigerLion Arts will present the mythic telling of Emerson and Thoreau’s mutual...
For the first 15 years of her life, Rae Sikora ate meat with impunity. “I was eating it every day,” says the activist and ethical vegan. “I never connected the dots.” Everything changed 43 years ago during an exchange with a clerk at a leather store. That day changed the animal...
*/ Grinnell College’s Summer Astronomy Program for students entering sixth, seventh, or eighth grade this fall offers the opportunity to explore planets, stars, and galaxies. The program, set for 8 p.m. July 21, 22, and 23, features presentations, activities, and discussions....
  Organized Rhythm brings their unorthodox combination of percussion and organ to Grinnell in a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18 in Herrick Chapel. Free tickets are required for this public event. They are available beginning noon Thursday, Feb. 13 from Grinnell’s box...
  PipeScreams Spooktacular: 9-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, Herrick Chapel. Looking for something scary and musical to go with your Halloween treats? How about some spooky organ music in a dimly lit church under the dark of an October night? On Halloween, join organists Carl...
Teresa Präauer The Department of German welcomes Austrian fiction writer, essayist, and visual artist, Teresa Präauer, to campus for a reading on Wednesday, October 7th at 7:30p.m. in the Burling Library Lounge. Teresa Präauer is the author of the novels Johnny und Jean (2014)...
Iowa State Representative Ako Abdul-Samad, who has represented the state’s 35th district, including Des Moines, since 2007, will speak at Grinnell College at 8 p.m. Monday, May 5. His talk, “Real Conversation, Removing the Mask,” will take place in the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center...
Phil Neisser and Jacob Hess, political opposites and co-authors of You're Not as Crazy as I Thought (But You're Still Wrong): Conversations between a Die-Hard Liberal and a Devoted Conservative will host two Iowa caucus-related events Nov. 19 and 20. Their workshop, "How to...
*/ The Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Symposium will take place in the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center and will feature the work of over 70 students. Please come support the students as they present their papers, posters, readings, and performances. Tuesday, April 12 11...
Roxane Gay, a 2014 New York Times bestselling author and feminist scholar, will give a free public reading at  11 a.m. Thursday, April 7 in Joe Rosenfield '25 Center, Room 101.. Her novels and essays have attracted international acclaim for their treatment of complex issues such...
Leading anthropology scholar Katherine Verdery, who studied her own surveillance file from Romania’s secret police force, will discuss the anthropology of the Romanian secret police during the first Scholars’ Convocation of the spring semester on Thursday, Jan. 28. The free,...
Video of Excerpt from: A Veteran's Perspective on WWII - Senator Bob Dole In the same strong voice that made him a Washington leader, Senator Bob Dole told local veterans and college community members today about his experiences as a World War II soldier and champion...
A longstanding tradition in the Russian department, our annual Slavic Coffeehouse and Maslenitsa this year was a tremendous success, thanks to the leadership of Russian House and our Russian majors, as well as all of our Slavic and Russian-speaking international students. A huge...
*/ Grinnell alumni return to campus for a two-day symposium on written communication Friday and Saturday, Feb. 19 and 20, 2016. The free, public symposium features informational panels, writing challenges, an internship and information fair, and plenty of opportunities to talk...
“Student Activism and the Role of Student Newspapers, 1967-1970” is now on display in Burling Gallery on the lower level. Using newspapers and photos from the Special Collections and Archives, this exhibit looks at the alternative and underground newspapers printed by Grinnell...
*/ The Dean's Office and the Center for the Humanities are pleased to announce the Student Research Symposium, April 6–9, 2015. Selected students across all divisions will present a selection of their disciplinary or inter-disciplinary research papers, creative performances,...
When Isabella “Izzy” Sanchez Leo ’14 noticed an increase in racist and xenophobic outbursts in European soccer games, she developed the topic into a paper she will present Friday during Grinnell College’s Peace Studies Conference. “Soccer is the most popular sport in the world,...
Grinnell College's Summerfest is a free, daylong celebration of learning, discovery, and entertainment for curious minds of all ages. The event starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 6, with activities scheduled through 10 p.m. on the College campus. Immerse yourself in the academic,...
Join Grinnell College from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, June 11, for Summerfest, a daylong celebration of learning and discovery for curious minds of all ages. Featuring Chicago's Aloft Circus Arts: original stories through movement, dance, and aerial performances. Come early! Enjoy...
Grinnell College's Contra Dance club is holding its Second Annual Contra Dance at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 22. The free, public event will take place in Main Quad Dining Hall. The dance will feature live music by Can I Get an Amen, one of Chicago's foremost folk bands. Nikki...
A sold-out TEDxGrinnell conference featuring seven notable Grinnell College alumni will be available for the public on Saturday, Feb. 21 through live streaming from 1 to 5 p.m. Central time. Talks will address a variety of issues on the theme “Speak Out!” from children learning...
Grinnell College would like to thank all who attended the 2016 Grinnell College Summerfest.  Hundreds of visitors of all ages from around Iowa and other states visited the Grinnell College campus on Saturday, June 11, for a daylong celebration of learning and discovery that...
It is often said these days that whenever China sneezes, the world catches a cold. Indeed, some time within the next decade, China is likely to become the world’s largest economy. This paradigm shift has wide-ranging implications, in particular for a United States that dominated...
Learn more about the U.S. Constitution from one of the leading constitutional scholars in the United States. Akhil Reed Amar, the Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, will give a lecture titled "The Law of the Land: A Grand Tour of Our...
Michael Saler, professor of history at the University of California, Davis, will discuss the prehistory of imaginary worlds in fantasy and science fiction as a source of modern enchantment when he speaks at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, in Joe Rosenfield '25 Center, Room 101....
Ivy Kuhn ’16 and an ensemble will perform a dance as part of the National Water Dance project at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 16. Kuhn organized the event and choreographed the community-dance project as part of a Mentored Advanced Project with Celeste Miller, assistant professor...
Grinnell College will host a live, multi-media concert on Saturday, Nov. 21, featuring a screening of the silent film The Yellow Ticket with a klezmer score performed live by its composer, renowned violinist Alicia Svigals, and award-winning pianist Marilyn Lerner. Klezmer, the...
Dr. Daphne Miller, a family physician, writer, and associate professor of family medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, will discuss “Farmacology: Total Health from the Ground Up” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10, in Joe Rosenfield '25 Center, Room 101. She will...
Musicians Randye Jones of Grinnell College and Damani Phillips of the University of Iowa will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by sharing the rich history of the music of the African-American tradition. The 13th...
  Trustee John Roy Price, Jr. ’60 is a featured panelist in the live webcast of "The Origins of Welfare Reform" beginning at 12:30 p.m. CST today, Wednesday, June 2, 2010. Price, former special assistant for Urban Affairs in the Nixon White House, is currently CEO of Federal...
Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion will perform “When the Wolves Came In,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, in Roberts Theatre in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts. This stand-alone repertory-based program explores the historical legacy of two triumphs in the international history...
Alfredo Lopez will discuss his work with the grassroots La Organización Fraternal Negra Hondureña/The Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH) at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, in Alumni Recitation Hall Auditorium, Room 302. OFRANEH, which has existed since the 1970s, is...
It is difficult to know what Iowa agriculture will look like in the future, but almost certainly it will not look like today’s agriculture. It cannot. There are too many things about current farming and food production methods that increasing numbers of people are questioning...
Writers@Grinnell brings to campus writers of all kinds: poets, novelists, memoirists, essayists, radio essayists, columnists, graphic memoirists, playwrights, and short story writers. “Interacting with writers, hearing them not only read from their work but also talk about their...
Celebrated poet Edward Hirsch ’72 will join Professor of English Ralph Savarese in a conversation about poetry and parenting at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in the Faulconer Gallery.  “‘If the Music is Too Loud You’re Too Old:’ A Conversation with Edward Hirsch ’72 about Poetry,...
Acclaimed writer Jess Row will give a reading as part of the Writers@Grinnell creative writing series. The reading will be held at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5 in the Alumni Recitation Hall, Room 302. This event is free and open to the public. A native of Washington, D.C., Row...
Author Kevin Gonzalez will present at 4:15 p.m. Monday, April 6, in the Kallaus Lecture Hall, ARH Room 102. Kevin A. Gonzalez was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and holds MFA degrees from the University of Wisconsin (in poetry) and the Iowa Writers' Workshop (in...
Note: Venue has changed from Faulconer Gallery to Sebring-Lewis Hall. Celebrated poet Mary Szybist will read from her latest book, Incarnadine, a 2013 National Book Award for Poetry, during the Writers@Grinnell creative writing series. Szybist will give a presentation at 4:15 p....
Thomas Rayfiel '80, the author of six novels, returns to campus for the Writers@Grinnell creative writing series. He will present two events on Thursday, Sept. 18: Roundtable, 4:15 p.m., Rosenfield Center, Room 209 Reading, 8 p.m., Rosenfield Center, Room 101 Both events are...
Watch the New York City’s Metropolitan Opera 2014–15 season “Live in HD” in the Harris Center Cinema. Saturday, Nov. 1, see Georges Bizet’s Carmen. Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her...

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Africa’s current and future roles in the international arena will be the focus of a week-long symposium at Grinnell College, Apr. 9-13, sponsored by the college’s Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations and Human Rights. A former ambassador to Ethiopia,...
Family photos, old and new, reconstruct memories in the summer exhibition opening at Grinnell College’s Faulconer Gallery on June 24. Using digital photographic techniques, California-based artist Liz Steketee offers creative insights into the art of photographs that explore the...
GRINNELL, IA— Artists John F. Simon, Jr. and Matthew Kluber build works that challenge assumptions about digital art in the exhibition, “Hybrid Media: John F. Simon, Jr. and Matthew Kluber,” opening Friday, April 9, in Faulconer Gallery on the Grinnell College campus. Both...
2010 World Food Prize laureate Jo Luck, president of Heifer International, will deliver a public lecture at Grinnell College on Wed., Oct. 12 about her experiences in leading the world hunger assistance organization. Her lecture, “Listening, Learning, Leading on the Global Stage...
Grinnell College has partnered with New York City’s Metropolitan Opera to offer the final three shows of the 2011-12 season “Live in HD” at the Harris Center Cinema on the Grinnell campus. Each show will be preceded by a half-hour opera talk by Jennifer Williams Brown, associate...
GRINNELL, IA—The Grinnell College Department of Theatre and Dance will stage “The Pillowman” by Martin McDonagh, Nov. 18-21, in Flanagan Arena Theatre in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts on the Grinnell campus. The play, directed by Craig Quintero, assistant professor of...
The Grinnell College Department of Theatre and Dance will stage “The Rimers of Eldritch” by Lanford Wilson, Mar. 10-13, in Flanagan Arena Theatre in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts on the Grinnell campus. The play, directed by Professor Emeritus of Theatre Sandy Moffett,...
The Grinnell College Cultural Films Committee will present a screening of “UTOPIA IN FOUR MOVEMENTS, a LIVE DOCUMENTARY!” on Sun., Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center. Oscar-nominated filmmaker Sam Green will be on site to narrate the documentary...
GRINNELL, IA—“Why Does Irony Matter?” will be the topic of the Grinnell College Scholars’ Convocation by philosopher Jonathan Lear on Thurs., Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell campus. Lear, who is the John U. Nef Distinguished...
GRINNELL, IA—Paul Harding, winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, will read from his work in the final event of the Writers@Grinnell series at 8 p.m. on Thurs., May 6 in the Faulconer Gallery in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts on the Grinnell College campus. Harding’s...
Funk, jazz and hip hop will collide in a Grinnell College performance by Abraham Inc.—an eclectic group of klezmer, clarinet, and trombone—on Mon., Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m. in Herrick Chapel. Featuring klezmer artist and clarinetist David Krakauer; funk trombonist Fred Wesley; and...
GRINNELL, IA—Artist and activist Steven Kurtz will deliver the final Grinnell College Scholars’ Convocation of the fall semester on “Intervention and Public Art,” Thurs., Dec. 2 at 11 a.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell campus. Kurtz, who is...
Grinnell College will offer the Adult Community Exploration Series (ACES) throughout the summer with courses taught by faculty in anthropology, biology and French. The free courses, co-sponsored by the Community Education Council and Grinnell College, will be held on Wednesday...
  GRINNELL, IA—The remarkable properties of water will be the topic of a Scholars’ Convocation by chemist Geraldine Richmond on Thurs., Sept. 30 at 11 a.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell College campus. Richmond, who is the Richard M. and...
World-renowned opera star and Iowa native Simon Estes will present and perform at Grinnell College during a two-day residency, Nov. 2-3. The internationally known bass-baritone will perform on Wed., Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Herrick Chapel on the Grinnell campus. The Grinnell...
World-renowned Preservation Hall Jazz Band will perform at Grinnell College, Thurs., Sept. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Herrick Chapel on the Grinnell campus. The New Orleans jazz band—tuba, trombone, drums, trumpet, piano, clarinet and saxophone—derives its name from the venerable music...
GRINNELL, IA—Writers@Grinnell events continue through the fall semester with readings by Iowa writer Harley McIlrath, non-fiction writer Patricia Hampl and science writer Rebecca Skloot. On Thurs., Oct. 7, Hampl will read from her award-winning collections of non-fiction, essays...
Writers@Grinnell expects to increase its RBI with a Feb. 16 reading by noted sportswriter Marty Dobrow. The author of “Knocking on Heaven’s Door: Six Minor Leaguers in Search of the Baseball Dream” and “Going Bigtime: The Spectacular Rise of UMass Basketball” will read from his...
Writers@Grinnell will open its fall semester program with a reading from novelist and essayist Natalie Bakopoulos on Thurs., Sept. 13. All readings will be in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield '25 Center on the Grinnell College campus at 8 p.m. unless noted. "We have an incredible...
Writers@Grinnell will open its fall semester program with a reading by novelist and faculty member Dean Bakopoulos on Thurs., Sept. 8 at 8 p.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell College campus. Bakopoulos’ latest novel, “My American Unhappiness,” was...
GRINNELL, IA—The Zedashe Ensemble from the Republic of Georgia will present a concert of traditional music on Tues., Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Sebring-Lewis Hall of the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts on the Grinnell College campus. The ensemble’s repertoire includes ancient three-...

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The Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations, and Human Rights prepares students for a lifetime of civic engagement and connects the Grinnell community to the broader social and political issues that define the world beyond Grinnell. The program enriches the...

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