Each Spring, Dickinson's English department invite an alumnus or alumna to share life and work experience with current students, and to reacquaint him or her with programs in the department and at the college. The program is named in honor of Eleanor Cogan on the occasion of her 90th birthday in 1999. This will be the first year Ms. Cogan will not be with us; sadly, Eleanor passed away in December 2011 at the amazing age of 102. After her retirement as a research chemist, Eleanor took 52 courses at Dickinson, 32 in the English department. We honor her extraordinary commitment to lifelong learning and to the study of English Literature.— Monday, February 27 at 4:30 p.m. - Cogan Talk in the Stern Center Great RoomTalk — Carrie Scott ’01 “Not Just A Titular Hero: How an English department taught me to think”
Currently curator and director of the SHOWstudio Shop
in London, Carrie Scott has been working in the art world for almost a decade. Before starting her own company - CS&P Art Advisory (http://www.carrie-scott.com/
) - in 2009, where she develops Modern and Contemporary art collections as well as curates exhibitions worldwide, Scott was Director of Nicole Klagbsrun Gallery, New York, and James Harris Gallery in Seattle before that. In addition to developing gallery programs, Scott has worked closely with renown artists such as Beth Campbell, Matthew Day Jackson, Rashid Johnson, Henry Krokatsis, Nick Knight, Mika Rottenberg, Adam McEwen, and Storm Tharp and was also noted curator of the Hedreen Gallery at Seattle University's Lee Center for the Arts. In addition to her curatorial experience, Scott is also an arts writer with a Master's in Art History. While at Dickinson, Carrie was a member of the All-College Student
Affairs Committee, the English Department Student Advisory Committee,
and Student Senate.