Gould Center

Amy Kind

Seven CMC students will be spending their summers working on creative projects from podcasts to a pop-up art exhibit thanks to the new Creative Works Fellowship.

An initiative of the Gould Center for the Humanistic Studies, the CWF offers an opportunity for students to dive deeper into humanistic inquiries through self-directed summer projects, said Amy Kind, director of the Gould Center and Russell K. Pitzer Professor of Philosophy. Students in all majors and grades were eligible to apply.

letters of robert frost, volume IHere are a couple of important questions to consider at this time of year:

Adam Michnik discusses the political climate in Eastern Europe with a large Athenaeum group

The revolutionary changes of the 1990s -- the collapse of the Berlin Wall, the Polish Solidarity movement's sweeping influence across the Soviet bloc -- are far from secure today, Adam Michnik told a large audience Tuesday night in the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum.

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Mussorgsky, Mt. Baldy, childhood memories — a new mural by acclaimed artist Mary Weatherford captures a range of her emotions and reactions, especially her responses to Claremont's landscape and environment.

Tuesday night the mural's installation in the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum was celebrated with a dinner and talk held in the Security Pacific Dining room, where the 117" high x 234 " wide canvas covers an entire section of the room's southern wall.

Mary Gaitskill and Ben Tillotson '15

Late afternoon sunlight falls across a restaurant tabletop in downtown Claremont.

Another typical Southern California day in April.

Novelist Mary Gaitskill leans back in her chair.

"I thought it would be grim," says Gaitskill, who's finishing up a semester as a visiting professor in the Department of Literature and visiting lecturer under the auspices of CMC’s Family of Benjamin Z. Gould Center for Humanistic Studies.

She's referring to her initial reaction to the invitation to take a spring teaching post.

A Mary Weatherford neon painting.

 

A Mary Weatherford neon painting.

On Friday, April 4, the Gould Center for Humanistic Studies will launch a five-session, half-credit course on contemporary painting with acclaimed Los Angeles artist Mary Weatherford, whose lively, color-washed paintings with affixed neon lighting have changed the landscape of contemporary art.

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August Kleinzahler

Poet August Kleinzahler is profiled in the latest issue (November-December 2013) of Poets & Writers, a leading literary publication for working writers devoted to perfecting their craft.

Lucretius book

He’s traded Elizabethan quips with comedian Stephen Colbert and reimagined Shakespeare’s daily life—now Harvard Professor Stephen Greenblatt comes to CMC Wednesday, October 23, to explain why the recovery of an old, lost book, described in the following passage, is so important for the modern world:

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