Carleton University will welcome thousands of alumni, students and community members to campus for Throwback – the annual Homecoming celebration.

The week-long festivities honour the brilliant minds and athletic spirit in the Carleton community and its network of 158,000 alumni.

The celebration kicks off Sept. 10 and concludes Sept. 17.

Media and members of the public are welcome to attend Throwback events, including:

Minding the Brain: Live Podcast

When: Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Room 2017, Dunton Tower, Carleton
Info: Registration is available online. Attendees can submit questions in advance by tweeting to @MindingtheBrain or through the registration form.

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Science will host a live podcast episode of Minding the Brain – a popular series hosted by professors Kim Hellemans of the Department of Neuroscience and Jim Davies of the Institute of Cognitive Science.

Minding the Brain features discussions about a different mind-related issue every month. Previous topics have included concussions, drugs and how we imagine our futures.

For this special live recording episode of the podcast titled “20 Questions with Kim and Jim,” Hellemans and Davies will answer listener questions – before opening the floor to questions from the audience.

Carleton Feasts

When: Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Alumni Reading Room, MacOdrum Library, Carleton
Info: Tickets are $10 and registration is required.

MacOdrum Library will host Carleton Feasts – a step into the literary world to explore the importance of feasts in both fiction and today’s society. The event menu is inspired by the most memorable meals in literature.

Ravens Hall of Fame

When: Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Ravens’ Nest, Athletics Centre, Carleton
Info: Tickets are $75.  Registration is available online.

Ravens Athletics will honour five new inductees in the Hall of Fame.

Athletes to be honoured include: Earl Cochrane, men’s soccer; Marianne White (née Illing), women’s water polo; Terry McCarthy, men’s hockey; and Harry Van Hofwegen, football. Robert Laughton, of men’s basketball, will be honoured in the Hall of Fame “builder” category.

2018 Attallah Lecture: Media Forensics: Reading the Canadian Cultural Commodity

When: Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
: Room 2220, Richcraft Hall, Carleton
Info: Registration for this event is available online.

The Communication and Media Studies Program, School of Journalism and Communication, will host the 2018 Attallah Lecture: Media Forensics: Reading the Canadian Cultural Commodity presented by Professor Will Straw, James McGill Professor of Urban Media Studies, McGill University.

Straw will examine the practices of disguise and deception, through which the Canadian character of certain cultural commodities has been obscured to enhance their legitimacy and commercial appeal.  Straw will propose ways it may be possible to “read” a range of cultural commodities, in hieroglyphic fashion, as evidence of the conditions of their production and the strategies behind their circulation.

Ravens Rally

When: Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Parking Lot 5, Athletics Centre, Carleton
Info:  All are invited to attend the rally and admission is free. Donations in support of Carleton’s Fund for Good are welcome.

Join the Carleton community for a day of entertainment, great food and university pride. The event will feature exciting performances, an obstacle course, food trucks, a local beer garden, and more. There is sure to be something for everyone at the Ravens rally – which coincides with the annual Homecoming football game.

Homecoming Football Game: Ravens Versus Queen’s University

When: Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: MNP Park, Carleton
Info: Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online or at Rodney’s House in Alumni Hall.

The Ravens will face off against Queen’s.

Art Gallery Fall Exhibition Opening: Alootook Ipellie / Here Be Dragons

When: Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Carleton University Art Gallery, St. Patrick’s Building, Carleton

Carleton University Art Gallery will host a wine and cheese reception celebrating two new exhibitions: Alootook Ipellie: Walking Both Sides of an Invisible Border and Here Be Dragons.

DJ OH JAY (FEELS) will spin live sets at the reception. More information about the exhibitions can be found online.

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