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    <ong>– Author of critically acclaimed Hmong memoir to discuss book

    Memoirist and Carleton alumna Kao Kalia Yang ’03, generating national and critical acclaim for her debut work “The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir” (Coffee House Press, 2008), returns to her alma mater to read and discuss her book on Wednesday, April 23 at 4:30 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum. A brief book signing will follow the event, which is free and open to the public.

    Yang’s appearance is sponsored by the Carleton College bookstore and the Gould Library. Copies of “The Latehomecomer” will be available for purchase at the event; the book is also currently offered at the Carleton Bookstore at a 15% discount. For more information, including disability accommodations, contact the Carleton Bookstore at (507) 222-4153 or the Gould Library at (507) 222-4260.

    – Carleton’s ENTS lecture series continues with an economist’s view on climate change

    Economist Gary Yohe, lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), will present a lecture entitled “Stories from the Climate Wars: Insights and Lessons from the IPCC” on Monday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Boliou Hall Auditorium.This event is free and open to the public.
    Yohe’s appearance is part of a yearlong public lecture series on the topic of climate change sponsored by the Carleton College Environmental and Technology Studies (ENTS) program. Carleton’s ENTS program grew out of the conviction that the college has a responsibility to respond to the grave threats posed to natural ecosystems by patterns of human development. ENTS students and faculty seek to explore the relationships between human and nonhuman worlds with the intention of better understanding how these worlds interact and may coexist.

    For more information or disability accommodations, contact ENTS educational associate Adam Smith at (507) 222-7018, or at [email protected].

    – Senior Hoover Institution Fellow to present talk on democracy

    Professor Larry Diamond, one of the preeminent students of democracy, will speak about issues of democratization in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Professor Diamond is senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, and Professor of Political Science and Sociology at Stanford University.

    Following Diamond’s lecture, Professor of History Adeeb Khalid and former U.S. Ambassador to Burma and SIT Investment Visiting Professor of Asian Policy Burton Levin will offer brief comments. Diamond will then engage the audience in discussion.

    Diamond’s new book, “The Spirit of Democracy: The Struggle to Build Free Societies Throughout the World,” looks broadly at the internal and external forces driving democracy movements and the forces that sustain them once in place. The book has received much praise.

    In 2007, Diamond received Stanford’s Dinkelspiel Award for “his inspired teaching and commitment to undergraduate education.”

    Faculty and students are invited to join Professor Diamond at a buffet luncheon on Monday, April 28, 12:30 p.m. at the Alumni Guest House. Please R.S.V.P. to Becky Krogh by April 21st: [email protected].

    – Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon spotted together in Las Vegas

    Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon, who met in March when Cannon made a cameo in one of Carey’s music videos, were reportedly spotted getting cozy together this past weekend in Las Vegas. Carey, 37, was in Vegas to perform on American Idol, though it is unclear whether Cannon, 27, attended Idol as well.

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