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    <ong>Nicola Melville to present solo piano masterworks spanning two centuries

    Carleton College Assistant Professor of Music and acclaimed pianist, Nicola Melville, will perform a program of solo piano pieces on Friday, October 9, 2009, at 8 p.m. in the Carleton College Concert Hall. The set list ranges from Beethoven’s “Waldstein” sonata, Debussy’s ever-popular Préludes, and a selection of Schumann’s beautiful miniature masterpieces, Davidsbündlertänze, all the way to David Liptak’s 2009 work, “Star Light.” This more recent composition was a commissioned piece for the XIV Chautauqua Piano Competition. This recital is free and open to the public.

    Melville received her B.M. from the Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), and her M.M., D.M.A., and Performers Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. She has commissioned and premiered many works by composers in the United States and her native New Zealand. Her most recent CD, released on Innova Recordings, features thirteen new commissions by award-winning composers from around the United States. As well as being an advocate for new music, her ongoing interests include interdisciplinary performances that combine music with other arts in live performance.

    Carleton earns top marks from College Sustainability Report Card

    Northfield, Minn.––Carleton College is one of only 26 higher education institutions nationwide to receive an A- on the College Sustainability Report Card 2010.

    The group rated Carleton an “A” in the categories of food and recycling, student involvement, transportation, endowment transparency, and investment priorities. The report card graded Carleton a “B” in administration, climate change, and energy and green building.

    Carleton was one of three Minnesota higher education institutions to receive an overall “A-“ grade, joined by Macalester College and the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, on the top-performers list. Carleton has received a top grade of “A-“ the last three years, the only Minnesota school to earn that distinction.

    Now in its fourth year, the College Sustainability Report Card covers the colleges and universities with the 300 largest endowments in the United States and Canada, as well as 32 additional schools that applied for inclusion. The profiled schools have combined holdings representing more than $325 billion in endowment assets, or more than 95 percent of all university endowments.

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