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EDUCATION

Literacy Squared: Valuing Bilingualism – January 21

Is it possible for U.S. schools to accelerate the development of English while maintaining and developing Spanish in emerging bilingual children?

Join us tonight as CU professors Kathy Escamilla, Lucinda Soltero-González and Sue Hopewell discuss Literacy Squared®, a program aimed at achieving this goal for bilingual children, who have enormous potential, but historically have not been served well by U.S. schools. They will also suggest research-based strategies to make the most of the rich multicultural resources of children in the U.S. and encourage bilingual literacy. Wednesday, January 21. 7:00 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.

 

SPACE

Search for Our Cosmic Origins – January 26

When trying to understand the makeup of our universe, CU Professor James Green knows what matters – dark matter!

Green will discuss new measurements of the acceleration of the universe, precise measurements of the light from the moment the universe became transparent, and mapping of the distribution of matter on cosmic scales, all which have revolutionized the search for our cosmic origins. This new information has led to a model of the universe in which 95 percent of the mass and energy of the universe exists as dark matter and dark energy. Green will explore this potential cosmological paradigm, placing it in the context of Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity and will detail the development of the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (COS).

Fasten your seat belts for a trip to Search for Our Cosmic Origins! Monday, January 26. 7:00 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.

 

MUSIC

David Amram’s America – February 8

Few have left their mark on the world of culture as musician, composer, conductor, singer and storyteller, David Amram.

Join us for an evening of classical, jazz and global folk music with David, who will tell stories of his diverse life, his work in Hollywood and on Broadway as a film and theater composer and his interactions with Leonard Bernstein, Jack Kerouac, Dizzy Gillespie and Woody Guthrie – whose family commissioned David to write the symphonic CD “This Land: Symphonic Variations on a Song by Woody Guthrie,” set for release this February. David composed and conducted this work with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra at Boettcher Concert Hall, and the release coincides with the 75th anniversary of Woody writing “This Land Is Your Land.”

Additionally, the landmark beat film “Pull My Daisy,” narrated by Jack Kerouac, for which David wrote the film score and also co-starred with Allen Ginsberg, will be shown. David will host a Q&A session after the screening. Sunday, February 8. 8:00 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.

 

AUTHORS

Marc Bekoff – Rewilding Our Hearts – February 10

Marc Bekoff’s areas of research focus on animal behavior, animal cognitive ethology (the study of animal minds) and compassionate conservation.

Marc is a former Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at CU Boulder and a fellow of the Animal Behavior Society, which awarded him the Exemplar Award in 2000 for his major long-term contributions to the field of animal behavior. Marc has also worked with Jane Goodall, acting as an ambassador for Jane’s Roots & Shoots program, as well as co-founding the Ethologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals: Citizens for Responsible Animal Behavior Studies program with Jane in 2000.

Marc will discuss the concept of “rewilding,” or to make wild once again, referring to the creation of corridors between preserved lands that allow declining populations to rebound. He applies this concept to human attitudes in his latest work “Rewilding Our Hearts,” arguing that unless humans “rewild” themselves, becoming profoundly reconnected to nature and fundamentally shift their consciousness, conversation efforts will have but limited impact. Tuesday, February 10. 7:00 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Now hiring full and part time year-round positions

Why not work where you play? We’re looking for some enthusiastic, dedicated people to join our team. These full and part time year-round positions are based onsite at the Colorado Chautauqua National Historic Landmark:

– Technical Manager
– Housekeeper I
– Hospitality Assistant
– Box Office Assistant Manager I

Click here to learn more about these positions.

 

CHAUTAUQUA DINING HALL

New winter menus & price fixe dinner specials

The Dining Hall will be offering a three course prix fixe meal from their new winter dinner menu for only $27 a guest! Some limitations apply. Click here to view the new dinner menu. View all the new winter menus here.

To make reservations at the Chautauqua Dining Hall, please call 303.440.3776 or click here.

 

ACCESS and SAFETY PROJECTS

Phase I of West Garden Walk project underway

Beginning the week of January 19, movement of heavy equipment machinery and materials is expected around the Auditorium, Centennial Garden and Community House as work commences on excavation and installation of a storm water drainage management system beneath the existing footpath just north of the Community House connecting the Dining Hall service drive. This phase of the West Garden Walk project is expected to be completed within approximately three weeks (by February 6), weather permitting. The second phase of the project will be the installation of the ADA-compliant West Garden Walk sidewalk and associated landscaping. Estimated completion, weather dependent, is expected in spring 2015.

Please use caution when traveling through the area and obey all closure signs. Thank you for your cooperation.

For more information, please contact CCA’s Facilities and Preservation Manager Jeff Medanich at 303.952.1676.

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