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    <ong>College will host Science Museum of Minnesota president Feb. 10-11

    Eric Jolly, Ph.D., president of the Science Museum of Minnesota, will serve as the Carleton College Class of 1957 Visiting Interdisciplinary Scholar and Headley Distinguished Visitor-in-Residence on Feb. 10-11. He will hold a series of public lectures and demonstrations during his stay.

    An interdisciplinary scholar and educator, Jolly brings the perspectives of a scientist, a manager of one of the nation’s largest and most-esteemed science museums, an expert in education and professional development for teachers, a nationally recognized Cherokee basket weaver, and a former Cherokee National Storyteller. Jolly has lectured throughout the world and has published many books, scholarly articles, and curricula for students and teachers across the educational spectrum.

    His first public event will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at noon in the College’s Alumni Guest House and is entitled “Envisioning Creative Science Careers.” He will explore career paths in the sciences, including museum work, public policy, and management. Lunch will be provided for the first 30 attendees. Also on Feb. 10, he will offer a keynote address, “Science Literacy as a Pathway to our Future,” at 7:30 p.m. in Olin Hall, room 149.

    The following day, Jolly will present the challenges of running a non-profit organization through his lecture “Balancing Margin and Mission” at 10:30 a.m. in Carleton’s Sayles Hill Campus Center, room 251. In the final public event of his visit, Jolly will demonstrate the art and tradition of Cherokee basket weaving through his presentation “Weaving our Stories” at noon in Sayles Hill, room 251. Jolly’s baskets are part of the Smithsonian collection, and through the demonstration he will explore the math and science concepts that are intuitively used in constructing Cherokee baskets.

    Professor Greg Hewett’s poetry featured on MPR website

    Greg Hewett, associate professor of English, has his poem, “Modern Living,” featured on Minnesota Public Radio’s website. He has written three books of poetry: To Collect the Flesh, Red Suburb and The Eros Conspiracy. The featured poem is from Red Suburb and is described by MPR’s Marianne Combs as a collection “that turn[s] a sardonic eye on the era of his youth and the initial idealism of the suburbs.”

    Educational Studies Movie Night on Wednesday

    Join the Educational Studies Department for a showing of “Blackboard Jungle.” This provocative portrait of juvenile delinquency in a 1950s inner-city high school was based on the best-selling novel by Evan Hunter. Groundbreaking in its gritty realism and its use of rock & roll on the soundtrack, “Blackboard Jungle” paved the way for such realistic and tough adolescent pictures as “West Side Story” and “Rebel Without a Cause.” The atmospheric tale of a teacher’s harrowing experience in the New York City school system stars Glenn Ford as Richard Dadier, an idealistic teacher assigned to a new school located in one of the poorest and ethnically diverse city neighborhoods. Dadier’s idealism fades as he struggles to make a difference to his apathetic students. Darkly ominous cinematography highlights the street world of the desperate delinquents as they carouse, smoke, and steal after school. The film features smoldering performances by a young Sidney Poitier and Vic Morrow as tough-as-nails rebels fighting over the role of leader in Dadier’s classroom. This innovative and ultimately uplifting portrayal of a generation at odds with the world served as a seminal portrait of the darker side of the 1950s; however, it was laced with controversy as well, as it was withdrawn from the 1955 Venice Film Festival for showing an unflattering view of American high school life.

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