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August 17 – October 11, 2015 Burling Gallery At one time prairie dominated the Iowa landscape.  Now, less than 0.1% of the original Iowa prairie remains. Justin Hayworth’s macro photographs invite viewers to take a closer look at the beauty of prairie plants, celebrate the...
  Artists to give talks on alternative universities as sites of creativity Bruce High Quality Foundation University, Vincent Katz to lecture and hold workshop Artists from the Bruce High Quality Foundation University (BHQFU) and Vincent Katz, a professor of art at Yale...
  Dan Kittredge is passionate about raising the quality of nutrition in our food supply.   For the past half century at least, the goal of most plant breeders and agricultural practices has been to improve traits in our fruits and vegetables such as size, productivity, growth...
4:00 p.m., Roundtable discussion, SCI 1022, Soil and Soil Health 7:30 p.m., Public Talk, JRC 101, Capitalism and Agriculture Numerous social and ecological problems arise from the way that agriculture functions within capitalist economies. These include hunger in the midst of...
Celebrate Humanities Day on March 14 to feature former U.S. Rep. Jim Leach Activities will include Leach's keynote address, student performances and a pub quiz Grinnell College will mark Celebrate Humanities Day, a daylong series of events to honor the study of the humanities,...
Grinnell College will present "When the Wolves Came In," performed by Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, in Roberts Theatre in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, 1108 Park St., Grinnell. In addition to the performance, Abraham will give a free,...
Two-Part Workshop: Monday, September 14, 7:30 p.m., JRC 101 (Brainstorming/discussion of topic for the zine.) Tuesday, September 15, 11 – 1:30 p.m., JRC 101 (Hands-on making the zine. Feel free to stop by and work for a few minutes or a few hours.)   Lecture Presentation and...
Solera, downtown Sites of Creativity Presentations by: Ross Haenfler, Associate Professor of Sociology, “Lifestyle Movements as Sites of Creativity” Kathleen Oberlin, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Place and Culture-Making: Geographic Clumping in the Emergence of Artistic...
Panel of writers, thinkers, environmentalists to discuss fracking on April 19 Conversation will be based on first anthology of creative writing that explores fracking A panel of four Iowa-based writers, editors, thinkers and environmentalists will discuss "Fracture: Essays,...
  Dudley Andrew is Professor of Film and Comparative Literature at Yale. Biographer of André Bazin, he extends Bazin’s thought in What Cinema Is! (2011) in the edited volume, Opening Bazin (2012), and in his translaton of a new collection, André Bazin’ New Media. Working in...
Urvashi Butalia, “Publishing Against the Grain: A Story from India”Billy Kahora, “Of Creative ‘Interventions’ and ‘Social Contracts’: Looking At Kwani” Two international scholars, Urvashi Butalia and Billy Kahora, will give a joint lecture about publishing houses in India and...
  Daniel Perlstein, Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Studies in Education Graduate School of Education University of California, Berkeley Laura Ingalls Wilder claimed to have written her beloved Little House novels in part to teach American children about the New...
  Roopika Risam, Assistant Professor of English at Salem State University, will be visiting campus March 11th and 12th.  During her time here, she will give a lecture entitled, "Decolonizing Digital Humanities: Towards New Communities of Practice," Friday afternoon at 4 pm in...
Room 102 Please join us Friday, October 9th at 4:15 p.m. in ARH 102 as we welcome Jim Elmborg, Associate Professor at the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Iowa, and Sarah Purcell, Professor of History and Director of the Rosenfield Program of...
  Eric Avila, Professor of History, Chicano Studies and Urban Planning and Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for the Division of Social Sciences, UCLA The Folklore of the Freeway: Connectivity, Creativity and Conflict in the Age of Highway Construction Eric...
Featuring live music from the Pioneer String Quartet, dance performance by Ivy Kuhn and Ensemble, Tai Chi Women's Group, and the Grinnell Community Ensemble. Over 100 sites in 35 states are coming together to bring attention to the pressing issues of water in the United States...
Scholars from India and Kenya talk about Publishing Houses as creative collectives. Urvashi Butalia, “Publishing Against the Grain: A Story from India” Billy Kahora, “Of Creative ‘Interventions’ and ‘Social Contracts’: Looking At Kwani” Urvashi Butalia is co-founder of India...
Women and the Regenerative Agriculture of the Future Denise O’Brien, farmer and community organizer, Atlantic, IA Tuesday, September 15, Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 101 4 p.m. – Panel Discussion – Wisdom of the Elders: Mentoring Beginning Farmers Additional panelists:...
  Join CERA Manager Elizabeth Hill on a 1.5 mile spring ephemeral wildflower hike at CERA. Wear sturdy walking shoes and long pants to explore the spring ephemeral wildflowers at CERA! Van leaves from Rosenfield Center drop-off zone at 4:15 p.m. Hike starts 4:45 p.m. at CERA,...

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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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From the French origins of Des Moines to the Algerian roots of Elkader, this year's festival, "A Home in the World | A World at Home," focuses on Iowans' roles in the global community and on the international influences that shape our state. On Saturday, April 12, join faculty...
Here we have another late report. Apparently Africa is still in my blood and I am still doing things slowly. I am back in the States. So is my luggage. So is Lauren. The latter two almost didn't make it. Just as my luggage was lost when I arrived in Lesotho last January, it was...
In conjunction with the world premiere of Cynthia Folio's "Winds for Change: Concerto for Two Flutes, Strings, and Percussion," to be performed with the Grinnell Symphony Orchestra on November 15, a panel of artists and scientists will discuss the critical challenge that...
  Two experts on counterinsurgency present their sharply diverging views during a debate sponsored by the College’s Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations, and Human Rights. Col. Gian Gentile is professor of history at the U.S. Military Academy at West...
4:15 p.m., ARH 102, informal discussion with Professor Donham7:30 p.m., ARH 102, lecture, "Intensive Livestock Production Systems: Occupational and Environmental Concerns" On Wednesday, February 6, the Center for Prairie Studies is sponsoring a visit to campus by Dr. Kelley...
There is growing awareness that climate change constitutes the principal environmental threat of our time, and that wrapped up in it are enormous threats to the global economic and social order as well. Climate change belongs to the category "wicked problems,” difficult or even...
When introducing the iPad, Steve Jobs said " “It is in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough — it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the results that make our heart sing.” Grinnellians are experts at marrying the liberal...
"Letters Home" exhibition, Oct. 1, 2014 to Feb. 28, 2015, Burling Library  As part of the Center for the Humanities theme “A Century of War: 1914 and Beyond,” the Burling Library exhibition "Letters Home " is on display on the main floor and in Burling Gallery on the lower level...
Grinnell College Professor of Psychology and Samuel R. and Marie-Louise Rosenthal Professor of Natural Science and Mathematics David E. Lopatto has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor...
*/ 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...
Explore topics that affect us all through the Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations, and Human Rights. Throughout its history, Grinnell has emphasized the importance of human rights and social progress, and encouraged the discussion of the public policies...
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,...
Film studies is a long-established interdisciplinary study theme at Grinnell. This is because film and media studies are supported throughout the curriculum, explains Terri Geller, assistant professor of film theory and history in the English Department. For example, the Center...
A seasoned diplomat will delve into the growing tensions between the U.S. and Russia in his talk on Nov. 20. Ambassador Ian Kelly will deliver the lecture “The U.S., Russia, and Bridging the East-West Divide” at 4:15 p.m., Nov. 20 in the Alumni Recitation Hall, Room 302. “...

News Release

  Grinnell, IA 3/16/12 Grinnell College senior Wadzanai Motsi has been awarded a prestigious Watson Fellowship for one year of independent study and travel abroad. Motsi, an independent major in international relations from Zimbabwe, is one of only 40 students nationwide to...

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Gain real-world experience, explore opportunities in business, government, and nonprofits, and learn from alumni. The Wilson Program supports interdisciplinary, discovery-mode liberal arts courses, funds mentored student internships in organizations throughout the world, and...
Enjoy a range of events addressing local and global concerns affecting women.
The Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) Program Committee includes faculty, staff, and students and helps manage and guide the Program, including event planning. Students interested in joining the Committee should submit a one page statement describing their interest in Peace and...