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 The Public Intellectuals Forum is a new joint venture between the DHI and the Center for History, Society, and Culture . Designed to bridge academic research and public concerns, these four events feature interdisciplinary scholars whose work engages issues of current interest. In recognition of the civic value of these talks, they will be held in Davis’s Historic City Hall (@ Bistro 33). All talks begin at 5:30 with a reception to follow and are free and open to the public.


“The Holocaust and Israel: History, Memory, Politics” talk by Idith Zertal

Thursday, January 1st, 1970

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: Andrews Conference Room

“The Holocaust and Israel: History, Memory, Politics” talk by Idith Zertal

“The Holocaust and Israel: History, Memory, Politics”

Idith Zertal, Professor of Contemporary History and Senior Researcher at the Institute for Jewish Studies at the University of Basel

Andrews Conference Room (2203 SS&H Bldg)

This event is sponsored by UCD Jewish Studies Program

For more information please contact: Jewish Studies, jst@ucdavis.edu


Human Rights in the Classroom: a teaching and research symposium

Monday, November 29th, 1999

Time: 10:30am – 5:30pm
Location:Andrews Conference Room 2203 SSH

Faculty at UC Davis and other campuses of the University of California are working to integrate the study of human rights into the undergraduate experience. This symposium is a step towards that goal, and faculty and students interested in this project are encouraged to participate.

10:30 Keynote: Sam Moyn, Director, Columbia University Human Rights Program

11:30 One: Theory and Practice

1:30 Two: Holocaust, Genocide and Mass Human Rights Abuse

3:30 Three: Memory and Truth and Reconciliation

4:30 Open Conversation

For additional information, please contact Charles Walker or David Biale

Sponsors: Hemispheric Institute of the Americas, Davis Humanities Institute, Religious Studies Program, Jewish Studies Program.


Roger Maaka, The Politics of Indigeneity: A Maori Perspective

Tuesday, November 30th, 1999

Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: 3201 Hart

Roger Maaka, The Politics of Indigeneity: A Maori Perspective

Roger Maaka is a distinguished Maori scholar whose research interests include:urban Maori and Aboriginal development, Native Studies evolution as an academic discipline, post treaty-claims development and, theoretical issues encompassing the construction of contemporary Indigenous identities and Indigeneity as a global social movement. His co-authored book, with Augie Fleras, ËœThe Politics of Indigeneity, challenging Indigenous Peoples-State Relationships in Canada and Aotearoa/New Zealand"is a step towards identifying the emergence of new ways of understanding Indigenous Peoples. His talk at UCD will be "The Politics of Indigeneity: A Maori Perspective." He is a member of the newly formed Native American and Indigenous Studies Association.

This event is sponsored by NAS, HIA, CHSC, DHI

For more information please contact: Ines Hernandez-Avila, ighernandez@ucdavis.edu


A Matter of Immediacy: The Artwork and the Political in Walter Benjamin and Martin Heidegger

Tuesday, November 30th, 1999

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 912 Sproul Hall

vardoulakis-flyerA Matter of Immediacy: The Artwork and the Political in Walter Benjamin and Martin Heidegger

A lecture by Dimitris Vardoulakis.

Dimitris Vardoulakis is lecturer in literature and philosophy at the University of Western Sydney (Australia). His books include the monograph The Doppelgänger: Literature’s Philosophy (Fordham UP, 2010), and the edited collection Spinoza Now (U. of Minnesota P., 2010). He is currently co-editing, with Andrew Benjamin, a collected volume on Walter Benjamin and Martin Heidegger and writing a book on sovereignty and political theology. He has published numerous articles in English and Greek, including in journals such as Substance, Angelaki, and Cultural Critique.

This event is sponsored by Program in Critical Theory, Department of German

For more information please contact: Prof. Gerhard Richter


The Ultimate Job Interview: Selection Processes and Motherhood in Egg Donor Narratives

Tuesday, November 30th, 1999

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: 1291 SS&H

The Ultimate Job Interview: Selection Processes and Motherhood in Egg Donor Narratives

GRAD RESEARCH FALL BROWN BAG SERIES

The Consortium for Women and Research provides annual research awards to graduate students working on gender issues. Jeffifer Haylett of Sociology is presenting a brief summary of her accomplishments and work-in-progress during the noon hour.

This event is sponsored by Consortium for Women and Research

For more information please contact: Beverly Babcock,
bababcock@ucdavis.edu


Dancing in Circles, Listening in Lines: Hanslick’s view of Time in the Transaction of Music and Dance

Tuesday, November 30th, 1999

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: 3201 Hart Hall

Dancing in Circles, Listening in Lines: Hanslick's view of Time in the Transaction of Music and Dance

GRAD RESEARCH FALL BROWN BAG SERIES

The Consortium for Women and Research provides annual research awards to graduate students working on gender issues. Chantal Frankenbach of Music is presenting a brief summary of her accomplishments and work-in-progress during the noon hour.

This event is sponsored by Consortium for Women and Research

For more information please contact: Beverly Babcock,
bababcock@ucdavis.edu


Fall Open House

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

Time: 10:00 am -3:00pm
Location: 228 Voorhies Hall

Fall Open House

Stop by the DHI to hear about the programs and events planned for 2008-2009 or just to say
hi!

This event is sponsored by Davis Humanities Institute

For more information please contact:
dhi@ucdavis.edu


Fall Welcome Reception

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

Time: 4:00-5:30 pm
Location: Voorhies Hall Courtyard

Fall Welcome Reception

Join us around the fountain for refreshments and to welcome colleagues new and old

This event is sponsored by DHI

For more information please contact:
dhi


“Broadway and Main: Crossroads, Ghost Roads, and Paths to American Studies Futures”

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

Time: 4:00-6:00pm
Location:Cabernet Room/Silo

Philip Deloria, who will workshop a version of his upcoming American Studies Association Presidential Address:

“Broadway and Main: Crossroads, Ghost Roads, and Paths to American Studies Futures”

Philip Deloria is Professor of History at the University of Michigan. He is the author, most recently, of Indians in Unexpected Places (University Press of Kansas, 2004). He is the current president of the American Studies Association.

Sponsored by: The Program in American Studies, The Graduate Group in Cultural Studies, and the Department of English.


Roots of Rodó in Sérgio Buarque de Holanda

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

Time: 12:00-2:00
Location: SSH 5211

Roots of Rodó in Sérgio Buarque de Holanda

Meeting of Latin@american Cultural Studies research “supercluster” – includes welcome/business meeting 12:00-12:30 and presentation by Rob Newcomb, Assistant Professor of Portuguese, UC Davis at 12:30

This event is sponsored by Latin@american Cultural Studies Research Cluster

For more information please contact: ngsanchez@ucdavis.edu


Noon Concert: Keith Bohm, saxophone, with John Cozza, piano

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

Time: 12:05pm – 1:00pm
Location: Grand Lobby, Mondavi Center

Keith Bohm, saxophone, with John Cozza, piano

Noon Concert: Keith Bohm, saxophone, with John Cozza, piano. Works by Paule Maurice, Armando Ghidoni, Robert Planel, Gustavo Beytelmann, and Jean-Baptiste Singelee.

Free.

Parking info: http://music.ucdavis.edu/events/venues.

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information contact pedaley@ucdavis.edu.


Margherita Heyer-Caput, Ph.D., Re-Discovering Grazia Deledda

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Location: International House, Community Room, 10 College Park, Davis
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Margherita Heyer-Caput’s Grazia Deledda’s Dance of Modernity (University of Troonto Press, 2008) offers an innovative and thought-provoking interpretation of Deledda’s narrative. A writer from Nuoro, Sardinia, one of the most isolated regions of unified Italy at the end of the 1800s, Grazia Deledda (1871-1936) succeeded in overcoming the obstacles posed by the Sardinian patriarchal culture of her time and become the first Italian woman and the second ever to be awarded the Nobel Prize in 1927.

Heyer-Caput’s book re-discovers the astonishing modernity of Deledda’s novels and her receptiveness to European philosophy and cinema, thus opening Sardinia, the very center of her most famous novels, to the world and the world to Sardinia. The book presentation will include the screening of the silent film Cenere (Ashes, 1916, 34 minutes) directed and interpreted by Italian theatre diva Eleonora Duse and inspired by Deledda’s homonymous novel.

Sponsored by the UC Davis Film Studies Program and the French and Italian Department.

View the event flyer


Cold War Resurgent? Russia, Georgia and the West

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Time: 12:10 -1:00 pm
Location: 360 Shields Library

Cold War Resurgent? Russia, Georgia and the West

Fall Quarter Seminar Series Presents:
Policy Watch: Miroslav Nincic, Professor of Political Science at UC Davis

This event is sponsored by The Institute of Governmental Affairs

For more information please contact:
dhi


Conference- Electronic Media, Producers and Audiences.

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Time: 12:00pm-6:00pm
Location: TechnoCultural Studies Main Room

Conference- Electronic Media, Producers and Audiences

Electronic Media is rapidly changing the relationship of artists, scholars and producers
to audiences, readers and writers. As part of a year-long series on electronic media and
writing being held UC campus wide, this day long event will be an exploration of how new
media are affecting the interaction between producers and audiences. Featuring Keynote
Speaker Adriene Jenick, creator of SPECFLIC, Desktop Theatre and Mauve Desert; and
speakers Praba Pilar, minister of the Church of Nano Bio Info Cogno; video artist Jesus
Aguilar, and multi-media artist Rene Garcia, creator of Requiem for the Book, the event
will also include multi-media installations.

If you would like to propose and installation, please submit a proposal to Lynette Hunter
(lhunter@ucdavis.edu) for inclusion in the program.

This event is sponsored by TechnoCultural studies, Department of Theater and Dance, Cultural Studies and the DHI

For more information please contact: dhi@ucdavis.edu


Noon Concert: Hrabba Atladottir, violin

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: Grand Lobby, Mondavi Center

Hrabba Atladottir, violin

Noon Concert: Hrabba Atladottir, violin. Works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Eugène Ysaÿe, and UC Davis’s newest faculty member, Mika Pelo.

• Bach: Sonata for Solo Violin No. 2 in A Minor

• Ysaÿe: Sonata for Solo Violin No. 5 (dedicated to Mathieu
Crickboom)

• Pelo: Silent Voyage for solo violin

Free.

Parking info: http://music.ucdavis.edu/events/venues .

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information contact pedaley .


Performance: Reading, Writing, and Technology

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Time: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: TechnoCultural Studies Main Room

PERFORMANCE: READING, WRITING AND TECHNOLOGY

Electronic media is rapidly changing the relationship of artists, scholars and producers to audiences, readers and writers. As part of a year long series on electronic media and writing being held UC campus wide, this day long event will be an exploration of how new media are affecting the interaction between producers and audiences. Featuring Keynote Speaker Adriene Jenick, creator of SPECFLIC, Desktop Theatre and Mauve Desert; and speakers Praba Pilar, minister of the Church of Nano Bio Info Cogno; video artist Jesus Aguilar, and multi-media artist Rene Garcia, creator of Requiem for the Book, the event will also include multi-media installations.

If you would like to propose an installation, please submit a proposal to Lynette Hunter (lhunter@ucdavis.edu ) for inclusion in the program


Haiti’s Hope: Lavalas and the Preferential Option for the Poor.

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Time: on-going Sept. 22-December 16
Location: Hart Hall, First Floor

Haiti’s Hope: Lavalas and the Preferential Option for the
Poor

Photography and Text by Leisa Faulkner Printed by Roger Vail

This event is sponsored by OCCR

For more information please contact: dhi@ucdavis.edu

or Online at http://occr.ucdavis.edu/ccbp2008


Public Service in Translation: Paul Farmer.

Friday, October 10th, 2008

Time: 2:00- 3:00 pm
Location: King Lounge, Memorial Union

Public Service in Translation: Paul Farmer

Mark Schenker, Public Health Sciences as part of the Centennial Academic Showcase.

This event is hosted in conjunction with the OCCR’s Campus Community Book Project on
Mountains Beyond Mountains

This event is sponsored by OCCR

For more information please contact: dhi@ucdavis.edu

or Online at http://occr.ucdavis.edu/ccbp2008


Asian Food Beyond Borders: Taste, Talk, Explore

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

Time: Friday 5:30pm -Sunday 5:30pm
Location: San Francisco Ferry Building, 2nd floor

Asian Food Beyond Borders: Taste, Talk, Explore

A weekend celebration of Asian Food Culture

This event is sponsored by Asian Culinary Forum

For more information please contact:
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HIV/AIDS The impact on the Latino and African American Communities of the Americas

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

Time: 11:00-Noon
Location: King Lounge, Memorial Union

HIV/AIDS The impact on the Latino and African American Communities of the
Americas

Presented by Darin Latimore, Director of Medical Student Diversity, UC Davis School of
Medicine. Part of the Centennial Academic Showcase.

This event is in conjunction with the OCCR Campus Community Book Project.

This event is sponsored by OCCR

For more information please contact: dhi@ucdavis.edu

or Online at http://occr.ucdavis.edu/ccbp2008


The Politics and Practicalities of Rice and Meals, Meaning and Memory in Asian Diasporas

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

Time: 10:00 am -3:30 pm
Location: San Francisco Ferry Building, 2nd floor

The Politics and Practicalities of Rice and Meals, meaning and Memory in
Asian Diasporas

Two Panels:
The politics and Practicalities of Rice. Panel discussion and tasting, 10:00 am -12:00pm
$25 general, $15 student. Featuring: Ross Koda, Kenneth Lee, Kent McKenzie, Raj Patel and
Jeannette Ferrary.

Meals, Meaning and Memory in Asian Diasporas. Panel discussion, 1:30 pm-3:30pm

$20 general, $12 student.
Featuring: Martin Manalansan, Wendy Ho, Parama Roy, Ashwin Wagle.

This event is sponsored by Asian Culinary Forum

For more information please contact:
>www.asianculinaryforum.org


Haiti’s Hope: Poverty with Dignity

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Time: on-going October 13-December 2
Location: Robert and Margrit MOndavi Center for the Performing Arts
Studio and South Library

Haiti’s Hope: Poverty with Dignity

Photography and Text by Leisa Faulkner, Printed by Roger Vail

This event is sponsored by OCCR

For more information please contact: dhi@ucdavis.edu

or Online at http://occr.ucdavis.edu/ccbp2008


Noon Concert: Emanuele Arciuli, piano

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Time: 12:05pm – 1:00pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Noon Concert: Emanuele Arciuli, piano. Ives: Piano Sonata No. 2 “Concord, Mass., 1840-60”). Cosponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute
of San Francisco.

Free.

Parking info: http://music.ucdavis.edu/events/venues.

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information contact pedaley@ucdavis.edu.


Master Class: Emanuel Arciuli, piano

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Time: 3:10pm – 5:00pm
Location: Room 230, Music Building

Master Class: Emanuele Arciuli, piano.

Contemporary piano composition and reading of works composed by UC Davis graduate students. Cosponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco.

Free.

Parking info: http://music.ucdavis.edu/events/venues.

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Music.

Cosponsored by the Italian Cultural Institutes of San Francisco.

For more information contact pedaley@ucdavis.edu.


The Smart Grad’s Guide to Cyber-Sleuthing: Using Local and Global e-Resources for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00pm
Location: Library Instruction Lab, Shields Library

The Smart Grad’s Guide to Cyber-Sleuthing: Using Local and Global
e-Resources for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Looking for a dissertation topic? For that key archive of oral histories or medieval
manuscripts? Join research librarians Roberto Delgadillo and Myra Appel for an
interactive tour of electronic finding aids and resources, starting with a quick review
of local databases like Melvyl and Harvest before taking an in-depth look at massive
global repositories like WorldCat, JStor, and other goldmines for scholarly research.
Each session will feature both a presentation by library staff and a hands-on opportunity
to apply material and skills to your own research. Drop ins welcome but reservations
recommended. Reservations: dhi@ucdavis.edu

This event is sponsored by DHI Knowledge Networking Graduate Workshop Series

For more information please contact: dhi@ucdavis.edu


Noon Concert: Natsuki Fukasawa, piano

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Time: 12:05pm – 1:00pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Noon Concert: Natsuki Fukasawa, piano

Free.

Parking info: http://music.ucdavis.edu/events/venues.

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information contact pedaley@ucdavis.edu.


“Dignity and Sovereignty: The ‘Diabolical Couple’ of the Age of Terror,” Scott Shershow

Friday, October 17th, 2008

Time: 4:10pm – 5:15pm (Reception immediately following: 5:15pm – 6:30pm – Voorhies Courtyard)
Location: 126 Voorhies

The Department of English Fall Lecture.

View the Event Flyer


Policy Watch: Understanding the Financial Crisis.

Friday, October 17th, 2008

Time: 12:10-1:00pm
Location: 360 Shields Library

Policy Watch: Understanding the Financial Crisis

Fall Quarter Seminar Series
Policy Watch: “Understanding the Financial Crisis”
Brad Barber: Professor of Finance, Graduate School of Management and Director, Center for
Investor Welfare and Corporate Responsibility, UC Davis

Paul Bergin: Associate Professor of Economics, UC Davis

Eric Rauchway: Professor of History and Director, the Center for History, Society and
Culture, UC Davis

Alan M. Taylor: Professor of Economics and Director, Center for the Evolution of the
Global Economy, UC Davis

This event is sponsored by The Institute of Governmental Affairs

For more information please contact: dhi@ucdavis.edu


Salvadoran Cultural Policy: Redefining the ‘We’ as Export and Managing Cultural Remittances

Friday, October 17th, 2008

Time: 2:00 -3:00
Location: 53A Olson

Salvadoran Cultural Policy: Redefining the ‘We’ as Export and Managing Cultural Remittances

public lecture: George Yúdice, University of Miami, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures; author of The Expediency of Culture (El recurso de la cultura)

This event is sponsored by Latin@american Cultural Studies research cluster

This event is Co-sponsored by  The Davis Humanities Institute, Hemispheric Institute on the Americas, Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory, Department of Spanish, Department of Comparative Literature

For more information please contact: ngsanchez@ucdavis.edu


Mapping America and the Colonial Imagination

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Time: 4:10-6:00pm
Location: 126 Voorhies Hall

Mapping America and the Colonial Imagination

Oliver Scheiding, Professor and Chair: American Studies, Universitaet Mainz

This event is sponsored by the Departments of English and American Studies and the Davis
Humanities Institute

For more information please contact: dhi@ucdavis.edu


Freeman Dyson: The Individual or the Group?

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Alpha Gamma Rho Hall, Alumni Center

Freeman Dyson: The Individual or the Group?

The Individual or the Group?
Is the individual or the group more important? This basic question is at the root of our ethics, laws and politics, and is important to all members of a civilized society. Three very different scholars have influenced Dyson on this topic. From the humanities, anthropologist Caroline Humphrey at Cambridge University, studies these issues in Russian culture. Lawrence Latto, former editor of Columbia Law Review, considers this in the context of American constitutional law. And Richard Dawkins, author of The Selfish Gene, examines these issues in a biological context. Dyson is struck that the same question, the clash in human society between the interests of the individual and the interests of the group, should arise in these three widely separated contexts. He will describe the three perspectives in turn and then draw them together with some unifying conclusions. Dyson will be available for questions and answers at the end of his talk.

An independent thinker, renowned physicist Freeman Dyson has written several popular books about science and the future of mankind, including Disturbing the Universe, Weapons and Hope, Origins of Life, Infinite in All Directions, Imagined Worlds, and The Sun, the Genome and the Internet. Elected to the US National Academy of Sciences in 1964, Dyson is also a Fellow of the Royal Society, and is the recipient of many awards, including 21 honorary degrees. He is known for important contributions to quantum mechanics, solid state physics, mathematics, and engineering. During the Second World War, he served in operations research for the RAF Bomber Command. He studied at
the University of Cambridge and then was professor of physics at Cornell and subsequently at the Institute for Advanced Study, where he is now professor emeritus. He was awarded the Lewis Thomas Prize in 1996, honoring the Scientist as Poet. In 2000, he received the $1 million Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion from the Templeton Foundation. In making the award, the committee said Of the many qualities attributed to physicist and mathematician Freeman Dyson perhaps nothing more fully captures his personality than optimist.

This event is sponsored by physics faculty and emeriti, and funds from the Office

For more information please contact: dhi@ucdavis.edu


EndNote for Graduate Students and Postdocs

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m
Location: Library Instruction Room, Shields Library

EndNote for Graduate Students and Postdocs

This workshop gives background and hands-on training for EndNote bibliographic software
which is under site license by the University of California, Davis, and free to download
to all campus members. EndNote offers automatic formatting of in-text and bibliographic
citations as well as a personalized, searchable electronic library of your research. It
can provide significant assistance for a dissertation and a future career in research.
Those who complete the hour and a half workshop will be able to operate all of the major
functions of EndNote with all of the databases it interfaces with. Workshop Leader: Matt
Conner, Ph.D., provides technical support for EndNote at the Shields Library and will be
glad to consult and provide ongoing personal assistance with the program as needed after
the workshop.

This event is sponsored by Shields Library and the Office of Graduate Studies
(Professional Development Series)

For more information please contact: dhi@ucdavis.edu


Comparative Perspectives on Immigrant Workers, Rights and Citizenship

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Time: 9:30 -4:00
Location: Institute of Governmental Affairs, 360 Shields Library

Comparative Perspectives on Immigrant Workers, Rights and
Citizenship

Opening remarks: (9:30 am)
Welcome: Ron Mangun, Interim Dean, Division of Social Sciences
Introduction: Diane Wolf, Director of Jewish Studies

I: GERMANY (9:45-10:45 am)
Deniz Gokturk: (German, UC Berkeley)
Discussant: Jaimey Fisher (German, UC Davis)

II: CALIFORNIA (11:00 am- Noon)
Matt Bakker (Sociology, UC Davis)
Discussant: David Kyle (Sociology, UC Davis)

Noon-1:15pm Break

III: ISRAEL (1:15-2:15pm)
Adriana Kemp (Anthropology and Sociology, Tel Aviv University)
Discussant: Luis Guarnizo (CRD, UC Davis)

IV: GULF STATES (2:15-3:15pm)
Sharon Nagy (Anthropology, DePaul University)
Discussant: Ruth Milkman (Sociology, UCLA)

V: COMPARATIVE REFLECTIONS (3:30-4:00pm)
Gershon Shafir (Sociology, UC San Diego)

This event is sponsored by the Osher Foundation

This event is cosponsored by Institute of Governmental Affairs, Middle East/South Asia Studies Program, Departments of Anthropology, Chicana/Chicano Studies, Community and Regional Development, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies, and the Center for Regional
Change.

For more information please contact:dhi@ucdavis.edu


How the Grenada Invasion Paved the Way to Iraq: 25 Years Later

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Time: noon
Location: Andrews room, SSH 2203

How the Grenada Invasion Paved the Way to Iraq: 25 Years Later

Stephen Zunes is a Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of San Francisco where he chairs the program in Middle Eastern Studies. He will be speaking on the effect of the October 25, 1983 invasion of Grenada and its implications for the US invasion of Iraq in 2003.

This event is sponsored by Hemispheric Institute on the Americas

This event is cosponsored by Middle East/South Asia Studies

For more information please contact: casiracusa@ucdavis.edu

or Online at hia.ucdavis.edu


Noon Concert: Violet Grgich, harpsichord

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Time: 12:05pm – 1:00pm
Location: Grand Lobby, Mondavi Center

Violet Grgich, harpsichord

Noon Concert: Violet Grgich, harpsichord, with Colin Shipman, viola da gamba, perform French Baroque works by Forqueray and other period composers.

Free.

Parking info: http://music.ucdavis.edu/events/venues.

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information contact pedaley@ucdavis.edu.


Katy Lederer and Rebecca Morrison

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Location: 1719 25th Street at HQ for the Arts

Katy Lederer and Rebecca Morrison

Katy Lederer is the author of the poetry collection, Winter Sex (Verse Press, 2002) and the
memoir Poker Face: A Girlhood Among Gamblers (Crown, 2003), which Publishers Weekly
included on its list of the Best Nonfiction Books of the Year and Esquire Magazine named
one of its eight Best Books of the Year. Her second poetry book, The Heaven-Sent Leaf
will be out with BOA Editions in the fall of 2008.

Katy Lederer’s poems and prose have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Boston Review,
Harvard Review, GQ, and elsewhere. She has been anthologized in Body Electric (Norton),
From Poe to the Present: Great American Prose Poems (Scribner), and State of the Union
(Wave Books), among other compilations.

Educated at the University of California at Berkeley and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she
serves as a Poetry Editor of Fence Magazine. Her honors and awards include an Academy of
American Poets Prize, fellowships from Yaddo, MacDowell, and the New York Foundation for
the Arts, and a Discover Great New Writers citation from Barnes & Noble’s Discover Great
New Writers Program.

Lederer currently works at the D.E. Shaw group, a proprietary trading firm based in New
York City.

Rebecca Morrison (aka Eskimo Pie Girl) graduated summa cum laude from UC Davis. She has
published 5 chapbooks. She was the former VP of the Sacramento Poetry Center, was one of
the founding editors of Poetry Now, and is currently one of the hosts for the SPC reading
series. She has been the editor of eskimopie.net for 7 years. She has been running the
3rd Sunday Writer’s Group with Nancy Wallace since 1995. She has given over a 100
readings and has read her poetry in Sacramento, Davis, Boston, New York, Los Angeles,
Seattle, San Francisco, Lodi, Stockton, Reno, Auburn, Nevada City, El Dorado Hills, New
Hampshire, Fresno and elsewhere

This event is sponsored by SPC

For more information please contact: tnklbnny@frontiernet.net


Valente Lecture: Color Music in Concept and Practice, with Wayne Slawson

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Time: 12:05pm – 1:00pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Valente Lecture: Color Music in Concept and Practice, with Wayne Slawson

Valente Lecture: Color Music in Concept and Practice, with Wayne Slawson. In “color music,” a collection of 12 sound-color classes are prominent features. Natural analogies between these speech-derived sound types and the 12 pitch classes suggest the definition of isomorphisms relating the two domains. Slawson, author of “Sound Color,” will discuss some of the possibilities for organization in this kind of music, with reference to recent computer-synthesized compositions. For more information, visit http://www.yankgulchmusic.com .

Free.

Parking info: http://music.ucdavis.edu/events/venues.

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information contact pedaley@ucdavis.edu.


Where are we in history? The presidential election and the structure of US politics

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Time: noon
Location: Andrews Conference Room 2203 Social Sciences

Where are we in history? The presidential election and the structure of US
politics

Byron Shafer, Hawkins Professor of Political Science, University of Wisconsin

Author of The Two Majorities and, with Richard Johnston, The End of Southern
Exceptionalism, Shafer will speak on sectionalism, partisanship, and the fundamentals
versus events in shaping the coming contest.

This event is sponsored by Center for History, Society, and Culture

For more information please contact: casiracusa@ucdavis.edu

or Online at http://chsc.ucdavis.edu/


Screening of the 2001 documentary, “Frontiers of Dreams and Fears”

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Location: Art Annex
Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm

5:00pm – Reception
6:00pm-8:00pm Movie
8:00pm-9:00pm Discussion movie maker Mai Masri

Award-winning Palestinian Filmmaker and graduate of San Francisco State University Mai Masri’s 2001 documentary (Frontiers of Dreams and Fears) traces the delicate friendship that evolves between two Palestinian girls: Mona, a resident of the economically marginalized Beirut refugee camp and Manar, an occupant of Bethlehem’s Al-Dheisha camp under Israeli Control. The two girls begin and continue their relationship through letters until they are finally given the opportunity to meet at the border during the Israeli withdrawal from South Lebanon. When the Intifada suddenly erupts around them, both girls face hear-breaking changes in their lives.

Sponsored by: Middle East/South Asia Studies Program and Film Studies, Davis Humanities Institute, Women & Gender Studies, English, History, Traveling Theories in Postcolonial Studies, Law School, Institute of Governmental Affairs, Office of Vice Chanchellor and Research, and Technocultural Studies.

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SNAP Supper Seminar: Celebrate the Language of the Arts

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Time: 4:00-8:00pm
Location: ARC Ballroom A, UCD

SNAP Supper Seminar: Celebrate the Language of the Arts

Come meet and reconnect with the Sierra North Arts Project community in an exploration of
the unique ways that the arts offer as ways of communicating and expressing ideas,
feelings, experiences and history. You will engage in hands-on standards-based
experiences from the California Visual and Performing Arts framework and Content
Standards which provide a sequential structure for teachers and students to learn the
content and skills for communicating in the “Language of the arts: Dance, music, theater
and visual arts”

$15 includes workshop meal and parking

Contact the SNAP office to make your reservation:
Christine Monroe, SNAP director
530-752-9683
clmonroe@ucdavis.edu
Staci Garcia, SNAP Admin Assistant
530-752-0576 slsteadman@ucdavis.edu

This event is sponsored by SNAP

For more information please contact: lsteadman@ucdavis.edu


Screening of “Frontiers of Dreams and Fears”.

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Time: 5:00 reception, 6:00 film screening
Location: TBA

Screening of “Frontiers of Dreams and Fears”

This award-winning 2001 documentary traces the delicate friendship that evolves between
two Palestinian girls. The screening will be followed by a discussion with filmmaker Mai
Masri.

This event is sponsored by Middle East/South Asian Studies Program and Film Studies, UC
DHI, Women and Gender Studies, English, History, Traveling Theories in PostColonial
Studies, Law School, Institute of Governmental Affairs, Office of the Vice Chancellor of
Research, and TechnoCultural Studies

For more information please contact: dhi@ucdavis.edu


Disability Awareness: Featured Speaker Matt Glowacki.

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Time: 12-1:30 pm
Location: Memorial Union, MU II

Disability Awareness: Featured Speaker Matt Glowacki

Admission: Free!

Come experience an exciting appearance by:
an accomplished athlete
a successful businessman
a motivational speaker
who happens to use a wheelchair

Mr. Glowacki will share his experiences and insights on creating a work and educational
environment that fosters inclusiveness

This event is sponsored by disability Issues Administrative Advisory Committee

This event is cosponsored by Office of Campus Community Relations, Human Resources, the
Student disability Center and disability Management Service

For more information please contact: http://sdc.ucdavis.edu/


Scott Carrell: How Domestic Violence Affects Everyone’s Kids.

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Time: 12:10-1:00pm
Location: 360 Shields Library

Scott Carrell: How Domestic Violence Affects Everyone’s Kids

Fall Quarter Seminar Series Policy Watch: Scott Carrell; Professor of Economics at UC
Davis. “How Domestic Violence Affects Everyone’s Kids”.

This event is sponsored by The Institute of Governmental Affairs

For more information please contact: dhi@ucdavis.edu


Poverty and Obesity- The Challenge in Accessing Healthy Foods Among the Poorest

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: Mee Room, Memorial Union

Poverty and Obesity- The Challenge in Accessing Healthy Foods Among the
Poorest

Presented by Diana Cassady, Public Health Sciences

This event is hosted in conjunction with the OCCR’s Campus Community Book Project:
Mountains Beyond Mountains

This event is sponsored by OCCR

or Online at http://occr.ucdavis.edu/ccbp2008


Senior Recital: Caitlin Roddy, flute

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Caitlin Roddy, flute

Senior Recital: Caitlin Roddy, flute, with Miles Graber, piano. Works by Musgrave, Martinú, Marais, and Ian Clarke.

Free.

Parking info: http://music.ucdavis.edu/events/venues.

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information contact pedaley@ucdavis.edu.


Caitlin Roddy, flute.

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Caitlin Roddy, flute

Senior Recital: Caitlin Roddy, flute, with Miles Graber, piano. Works by Musgrave,
Martinú, Marais, and Ian Clarke. Free. Parking info: http://music.ucdavis.edu/events/venues.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Music Department

For more information please contact: jjkelly@ucdavis.edu

or Online at music.ucdavis.edu


Noon Concert: Dennis Edwards, piano, and Steve Webber, bass

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Time: 12:05pm – 1:00pm
Location: Grand Lobby, Mondavi Center

Dennis Edwards, piano, and Steve Webber, bass

Noon Concert: Dennis Edwards, piano, and Steve Webber, bass, present Jazz and the Great American Songbook, including works by George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Cole Porter, Henry Mancini, and Irving Berlin.

Free.

Parking info: http://music.ucdavis.edu/events/venues.

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information contact pedaley@ucdavis.edu.


Monstrous Mappings: Comparative LIterature and the Latin American Imaginary

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Time: 3:00pm
Location: Olson 53A

Monstrous Mappings: Comparative LIterature and the Latin American
Imaginary

Dane Johnson: a professor in Comparative Literature at SFSU, presents a lecture
Monstrous Mappings: Comparative Literature and the Latin American Imaginary

This event is sponsored by HIA

For more information please contact:

or Online at http://hia.ucdavis.edu/


“Confession, Acknowledgment, _Cymbeline_: Shakespeare and the Grammar of Forgiveness.”, Sarah Beckwith

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Time: 3:00pm
Location: 126 Voorhies

“Confession, Acknowledgment, _Cymbeline_: Shakespeare and the Grammar of Forgiveness.”, Sarah Beckwith

Professor Beckwith will also conduct a seminar for graduate students at noon of that same day entitled “Confessing on Stage” in Voorhies 126. All graduate students are welcome, and lunch will be served; those interested in participating should RSVP as soon as possible to Keri Wolf (kawolf@ucdavis.edu ) to receive the assigned readings and give us a head count for ordering lunch.

Professor Beckwith works on late medieval religious writing. She is particularly interested in middle English religious writing in its fully cultural dimensions and in the intersections of writing and religious practice. She is the author of Christ’s Body: Identity, Religion and Society in Medieval English Writing (1993) and Signifying God: Social Relation and Symbolic Act in York’s Play of Corpus Christi (2001)

Sponsored by The Medieval Research Cluster, The Department of English, The Department of Theatre and Dance, and The Program in Religious Stuides


Dennis Edwards, piano, and Steve Webber, bass.

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Time: 12:05pm-1:00pm
Location: Grand Lobby, Mondavi Center

Dennis Edwards, piano, and Steve Webber, bass

Noon Concert: Dennis Edwards, piano, and Steve Webber, bass, present Jazz and the Great American Songbook, including works by George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Cole Porter, Henry Mancini, and Irving Berlin.

Free.

Parking info: http://music.ucdavis.edu/events/venues .
For more information please contact: jjkelly@ucdavis.edu

or Online at music.ucdavis.edu


The AIDS Memorial Quilt

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Time: on-going November 3-December 2
Location: Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Studio and South Library

The AIDS Memorial Quilt

Sponsored by the Yolo County Health Department

Sponsored by the OCCR’s Campus Community Book Project

This event is sponsored by OCCR

For more information please contact: dhi@ucdavis.edu

or Online at http://occr.ucdavis.edu/ccbp2008


Civic Participation in Chavez’s Venezuela

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Time: noon – 1:30
Location: SS&H Building 5214

Civic Participation in Chavez/s Venezuela

Professor Dunning is professor of Political Science at Yale University. His book, Crude
Democracy: Natural Resource Wealth and Political Regimes (2008, Cambridge University
Press), studies the democratic and authoritarian effects of natural resource wealth.

This event is sponsored by Hemispheric Institute on the Americas

This event is cosponsored by Political Science

For more information please contact: casiracusa@ucdavis.edu

or Online at hia.ucdavis.edu


Civic Participation in Chavez’s Venezuela

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Time: 12:10-1:30
Location: 5214 HIA/CHSC Conference Room

Civic Participation in Chavez’s Venezuela

A lecture by Professor Thad Dunning (Political Science, Yale University)

This event is sponsored by HIA

For more information please contact:

or Online at http://hia.ucdavis.edu/


THIRDeYE Theater Festival

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Time: 8pm and 2pm
Location: Wyatt Pavilion Theater

THIRDeYE Theater Festival

Three new plays written and directed by undergraduate students. Wednesday-Saturday
November 5-8 at 8pm
Sunday November 9th at 2pm
$14 general admission
$10/12 Student and child

There are multiple showings of this performance, please see the UC Davis Theater and Dance website for a full performance schedule

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Theater and Dance

or Online at http://theateranddance.ucdavis.edu


Censorship, Utopia and Post-Utopia in Cuban Cinema

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Time: 12:10-1:30
Location: Andrews Room, SSH 2203

Censorship, Utopia and Post-Utopia in Cuban Cinema

A lecture by Professor Emilio Bejel (Spanish, UC Davis)

This event is sponsored by HIA

For more information please contact:

or Online at http://hia.ucdavis.edu/


Michael Goldberg, guitar

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Time: 12:05pm-1:00pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Michael Goldberg, guitar

Noon Concert: Michael Goldberg, guitar. Free. Parking info: http://music.ucdavis.edu/events/venues .

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Music Department

For more information please contact: jjkelly@ucdavis.edu

or Online at music.ucdavis.edu


SFSS Gallery “Surface & Substance: Works on Paper”

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Times: Tuesday-Friday: 1:00 to 6:00 PM. Saturday by appointment only.
Location: San Francisco Studio School Gallery, 30 Hotaling, Lower Level, San Francisco, Ca 94111

SFSS Gallery “Surface & Substance: Works on Paper”

Collage, Drawing, Printmaking and Painting on paper by East and West
Coast artists, presenting a study in contrasts exploring qualities of
material, structure and visual language related to
contemporary aesthetics.
John Zurier, Gina Werfel, Sandy Walker, Seiko Tachibana,
Hearne Pardee, Michalene Parker, Chuck O’Connor,
Laura Harden, Lon Clark

November 6, 2008 to January 29, 2009
Opening Reception

This event is sponsored by SF Studio School

This event is cosponsored by

For more information please contact:

or Online at http://www.sfstudioschool.org/gallery_surfaceandsubstance.htm>


Kathryn Bond Stockton

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Time: 4-6
Location: Hart 3201

Kathryn Bond Stockton

Kathryn Bond Stockton is a professor of English at the University of Utah and the author of Beautiful Bottom, Beautiful Shame: Where “Black” Meets “Queer.” She will be presenting from her current project entitled The Queer
Child: Growing Sideways from Henry James to Contemporary Cinema.

Stockton will also be leading a seminar on her current work earlier in the day on the 7th from 12-1 in Sproul 912. Please contact the QRC’s student chairs (tjosephson@ucdavis.edu or ahboggs@ucdavis.edu) to receive the reading we will be discussing.

This event is sponsored by Queer Research Cluster

For more information please contact: ahboggs@ucdavis.edu


History of Haiti

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Time: Noon-1:30pm
Location: MU II, Memorial Union

History of Haiti

Presented by Marc Blanchard, Department of Comparative Literatures; Tiffany Gilmore,
Department of English; and Jean-Jacques Elissaint, Human and Community Development

This event is presented in conjunction with the OCCR’s Campus Community Book Project

This event is sponsored by OCCR

For more information please contact: dhi@ucdavis.edu

or Online at http://occr.ucdavis.edu/ccbp


Michael Corris: “The Dialogical Imagination: Art after the Beholder’s Share from Abstract Expressionism to the Conversational Aesthetic of Conceptual Art”

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Art Building 201D

Michael Corris: “The Dialogical Imagination: Art after the Beholder’s Share
from Abstract Expressionism to the Conversational Aesthetic of Conceptual
Art”

Michael Corris is Professor of Fine Art at the Art and Design Research Center, Sheffield
Hallam University, Sheffield; the Newport School of Art, Media and Design; and a visiting
Professor in Art Theory at the Art Academy, Bergen. A former member of the Conceptual art
group Art and Language, Corris’s papers and archive of early conceptual art are now housed
at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. His art criticism has been widely
published in journals and magazines devoted to modern and contemporary art including Art
Monthly, Artforum, FlashArt, Art History, art+text and Mute. Corris’s most recent books
include Conceptual Art: theory Myth and Practice (Cambridge U.P., 2004) David Diao
(TimeZone8 Books, Beijing, 2005) Ad Reinhardt (reaktion Books, 2008) and A MUTE Reader
(new Media: Autonomedia, Fall 2008).

This event is sponsored by Art History, Art Studio, DHI

For more information please contact: dhi@ucdavis.edu


Brown Bag: Dennis Rothermel, “Slow Food, Slow Film”.

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Time: Noon
Location: TBA

Brown Bag: Dennis Rothermel, “Slow Food, Slow Film”

Dennis Rothermel, Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at California State
University, Chico, draws parallels between the products of industrialized food and the
products of industrialized cinema, through a discussion of two Hollywood remakes of
foreign films about food and cooking: Ang Lee’s “Eat Drink Man Woman” and Sandra
Nettlebeck’s “Bella Martha”. The traits of mainstream cinema’s manipulative effects are
easily identified in Hollywood adaptations, and a parallel transformation in the food
content as well. The lecture will conclude with some philosophical remarks deriving from
Hubert Dreyfus’ exposition of gift-giving and Roberto Esposito’s development of
normativization.

This event is sponsored by Critical Studies in Food and Culture Research Cluster and Film
Studies Program

For more information please contact: dhi@ucdavis.edu


“Slow Food, Slow Film”, Dennis Rothermel

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Time: 12:00 Noon
Location: TBA

“Slow Food, Slow Film”

Dennis Rothermel
Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy
California State University, Chico

This talk draws parallels between the products of industrialized food and the products of industrialized cinema, through a discussion of two Hollywood remakes of foreign films about food and cooking — Ang Lee’s Eat Drink Man Woman and Sandra Nettlebeck’s Bella Martha. The traits of mainstream cinema manipulative effects are easily identified in the Hollywood adaptations, and a parallel transformation in the food content as well. The lecture will conclude with some philosophical remarks deriving from Hubert Dreyfus’ exposition of gift-giving and Roberto Esposito’s development of normativization.

Sponsored by Critical Studies in Food and Culture

Co-Sponsored by Film Studies.


Latin American Film Series: El Comite

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Time: 7 pm
Location: Storer 1322

Latin American Film Series: El Comite

Film: El Comite (Ecuador, 2005) followed by Q and A with producer Jorge Nunez Vega

This event is sponsored by HIA

For more information please contact:

or Online at http://hia.ucdavis.edu/


Vis and Ramin: A Medieval Persian Romance

Monday, November 10th, 2008

Time: 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Location: 5124 SS&H; Buehler Alumni Center, AGR Room

Vis and Ramin: A Medieval Persian Romance

Richard “Dick” Davis is a published poet, well known scholar of Persian Literature, and a
celebrated translator of Medieval and modern Persian literature in English. His more
than 20 books include a complete English translation of the Persian epic Shah-nameh, or
the Book of Kings, which was chosen as a “book of the year” by Washington Post in 2006,
and “A kind of love” which received the Ingram Merrill Prize for “excellence in poetry”.

This event is sponsored by Department of History

This event is cosponsored by Departments of English, Classics and Middle East/South Asia
Studies and the Medieval and Early Modern Studies

For more information please contact: btezcan@ucdavis.edu


Sight Unseen: Picturing the Invisible 1840-1900

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: ARC Pavilion, Ballroom A & B

Sight Unseen: Picturing the Invisible 1840-1900

Corey Keller
Associate Curator of Photography for the
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Keller explores the use of photography in
nineteenth-century science to document
phenomena invisible to the eye. Her lecture
will reveal what early photomicrographs,
astrophotographs, motion studies, and X-rays
meant to science and how these pictures of
the invisible touched people, for whom the
worlds revealed would have been utterly
inconceivable.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis art and science fusion

This event is cosponsored by a College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Programmatic Initiative Grant, the Departments of Entomology, Land Air and Water Resources, PlantPathology, Plant Sciences, the UC Davis Arboretum, and the Pence Gallery,

For more information please contact:

or Online at http://artsciencespeakers.ucdavis.edu


A Centennial Colloquium: The Consilience of Art and Science.

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: ARC Pavillion Recreation and Activities Center, Ballrooms A
and B

A Centennial Colloquium: The Consilience of Art and Science

Corey Keller, associate curator of photography for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
speaks on “Sight Unseen: Picturing the Invisible, 1840-1900”. Keller explores the
use of photography in nineteenth-century science to document phenomena invisible to the
eye. Her lecture will reveal what early photomicrographs, astrophotographs,
motionstudies, and X-rays meant to science and how these pictures of the invisible
touched people for whom the worlds revealed would have been utterly inconceivable.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Art/Science Fusion Program

For more information please contact: deullman@ucdavis.edu

or Online at http://artsciencespeakers.ucdavis.edu


Benjamin’s Frontiers.

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Time: Nov 12: 1.00-6:30; Nov 13 & 14: 9:00-6:30
Location: University Club Conference Center

Benjamin’s Frontiers

International Conference on the German-Jewish cultural and aesthetic theorist, literary
critic, social semiotician, philosopher of history, media theorist, poet, journalist,
architectural critic, autobiographer, and political thinker, Walter Benjamin (1892-1940).
This event brings to UC Davis major humanities scholars and thinkers from Australia,
Belgium, Brazil, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, and the US. (3 days, eighteen
talks). Free and open to the public.

This event is sponsored by Department of German, UC Davis; International Walter Benjamin
Society (Duesseldorf, Germany)

This event is cosponsored by Davis Humanities Institute, Graduate Program in Critical
Theory, Vice Provost – University Outreach and International Programs, Goethe Institute
San Francisco, DAAD, Zentrum fuer Kunst und Medientechnologie (Karlsruhe, Germany),
University of Duesseldorf (Germany), Institute of Jewish Studies at the University of
Antwerp (Belgium)

For more information please contact: http://langlit.ucdavis.edu/home/grichter/


Policy Watch: 2008 Presidentail Election: How we Got Here and What do we Do Now?

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Time: 12:10-1:00
Location: 360 Shields Library

Policy Watch: 2008 Presidentail Election: How we Got Here and What do we Do
Now?

Fall Quarter Seminar Series: Policy Watch
A panel Discussion on: 2008 Presidential Election

Erik Engstrom: Political Science, UC Davis
Bradford Jones: Political Science, UC Davis
Steven Sheffrin: Economics, UC Davis

This event is sponsored by Institute of Governmental Affairs


Bay Area Hip Hop History 101 A

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Time: 12:10-1:00
Location: 2215 Hart Hall

Bay Area Hip Hop History 101 A

African American and African Studies Program Brown Bag Lecture Series

Adrea L Smith, PhD candidate in the
Cultural Studies Group

This event is sponsored by African American and African Studies Programs


the New Deal Now

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Time: 5:00 pm
Location: UC Davis University Club

the New Deal Now

Featuring:
David M Kennedy, Pulitzer Prize Winner (Stanford University)
Andrew W. Cohen (Syracuse University)
Sarah T. Phillips (Columbia University)

Reception to follow
Free and open to the public

This event is sponsored by CHSC

This event is cosponsored by IGA

For more information please contact:

or Online at http://chsc.ucdavis.edu/


Folk Music of Veracruz.

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Time: 12:05pm-1:00pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Folk Music of Veracruz

Noon Concert: UC Davis music students perform folk music of Veracruz, Mexico. Free.
Parking info: http://music.ucdavis.edu/events/venues .

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Music Department

For more information please contact: jjkelly@ucdavis.edu

or Online at music.ucdavis.edu


Artists-in-residence Zina Schiff and Lois Brandwynne.

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

Time: 7 p.m
Location: Studio Theatre of the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for
the Performing Arts.

rtists-in-residence Zina Schiff and Lois Brandwynne

The UC Davis Department of Music presents artists-in-residence Zina Schiff, protégé of
violin master Jascha Heifetz, and Lois Brandwynne, UC Davis faculty pianist, in a
performance of works by Mozart, Schubert, Bloch and other classical composers.

Tickets are $18 for adults and $9 for students and children. Purchase tickets online at
MondaviArts.org, through the Mondavi Center ticket office at 530-754-2787 or 866-754-2787
(toll-free), or at the door. Accommodations for persons with disabilities are available
upon request.

Zina Schiff has performed throughout the world. Her recordings include solos with the
Israel Philharmonic. The “American Record Guide” has selected her CDs as Critic’s Choice
Best of the Year. The “London Daily Telegraph” wrote that her complete mastery of the
violin “took her audience’s breath chiaway in a program worthy of her teacher Heifetz,”
and the “New York Times” has lauded her “luscious high voltage…vintage Heifetz.”

Lois Brandwynne has soloed with numerous orchestras, including the San Francisco and
Oakland symphonies. She has appeared with the San Francisco Chamber Players, with the
Mills Performing Group, and at Davies Symphony Hall on the Chamber Music Sundaes series.
The “San Francisco Chronicle” has described her as “a four-star musician with blazing
technique, musical intelligence and sensitivity.” “San Francisco Classical Voice” has
called her “a wizard at the piano,” bringing “genuine passion to the music [with]
beautifully nuanced lyrical lines.”

For complete event information, to receive a Department of Music season brochure, or to
join the department mailing list, call 530-752-7896 or visit music.ucdavis.edu/events.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Department of Music

For more information please contact: pedaley@ucdavis.edu

or Online at music.ucdavis.edu/events.


Valente Lecture: Gothic Enlightenment–Spectrality and the Phantasmatic in Mozart’s Keyboard Music, with Matthew Head of Kings College, Londo

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

Time: 7pm-9pm
Location: Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center

Valente Lecture: Gothic Enlightenment–Spectrality and the Phantasmatic in Mozart’s Keyboard Music, with Matthew Head of Kings College, London.

Zina Schiff, a protege of Jascha Heifetz, has captivated audiences throughout Europe,
Israel, Australia, New Zealand, and North America. She joins Lois Brandwynne, acclaimed
recitalist, chamber musician, and UC Davis faculty pianist, to present works by Mozart,
Schubert, and Bloch. The duo brings together Schiff’s”sensational violin talent”
and Brandwynne’s “blazing technique, uncanny agility, musical intelligence, and
sensitivity”(San Francisco Chronicle) in an evening of celebrated musical classics.

Tickets: $9 student & child, $18 adult; 530.754.2787 or http://www.mondaviarts.org .

Parking info: http://music.ucdavis.edu/events/venues .

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Music Department

For more information please contact: jjkelly@ucdavis.edu

or Online at music.ucdavis.edu


Empyrean Ensemble: Fault Lines–New Works by California

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

Time: 7pm-9pm
Location: Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center

Empyrean Ensemble: Fault Lines–New Works by California Composers

For the past 20 years, Empyrean Ensemble has introduced Northern California audiences to
the finest new works and 20th-century classics, energizing listeners with engaging,
thought-provoking, eclectic performances. This year Empyrean presents 21 premieres for
its 21st season, which opens with the annual Fault Lines concert of contemporary
California compositions—music being written right here, right now, including
contemporary chamber works by Olly Wilson, Bruce Bennett, Beth Custer, Wayne Peterson,
and Gloria Justen, plus Stravinsky’s Elegie. Kurt Rohde, Laurie San Martin, and Mika Pelo
direct.

• Olly Wilson: Trio for violin, cello, and piano
• Bruce Bennett: Three Epigrams for violin and piano
• Beth Custer: Scary Monster for string trio
• Wayne Peterson: Peregrinations for solo clarinet
• Gloria Justen: Naïve Little Pieces for solo violin
• Igor Stravinsky: Elegie for solo viola

Pre-concert talk at 7 pm, “Demystifying the Music.”

Tickets: $9 student & child, $18 adult; 530.754.2787 or http://www.mondaviarts.org .

Parking info: http://music.ucdavis.edu/events/venues .

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Music Department

For more information please contact: jjkelly@ucdavis.edu

or Online at http://music.ucdavis.edu/empyrean


“Fault Lines”

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

Time: 7pm
Location: Studio Theatre of the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for
the Performing Arts.

“Fault Lines”

For the past 20 years, Empyrean Ensemble has introduced Northern California audiences to
the finest new works and 20th-century classics, energizing listeners with engaging,
thought-provoking, eclectic performances. This year, UC Davis’s professional
ensemble-in-residence will present 21 premieres for its 21st season, starting with the
annual “Fault Lines” concert.

“Fault Lines” traditionally features new works by California composers, especially those
with unique ties to the region. Bruce Bennett, an emerging composer, and Beth Custer, who
writes music for a wide range of categories, and Gloria Justen who is equally at home as
composer and performer, are all bay area composers. Empyrean is also performing works by
two very important bay area composers that have worked to mentor the contemporary music
community: Olly Wilson, a UC Berkeley professor emeritus and member of the Academy of
Arts and Letters, as well as Wayne Peterson (1992 Pulitzer Prize winner in Music), San
Francisco State University professor emeritus. Empyrean is juxtaposing these California
composers against the not-so-local composer (master of the 20th-Century avant garde) Igor
Stravinsky. Empyrean will be performing his seldom heard “Elégie” for solo viola.

The Ensemble is also welcoming the icelandic violinist Hrabba Atladottir to the core group
of players. Hrabba has worked with many orchestras and ensembles, including the
Metropolitan Opera, the New Jersey Symphony, Ensemble Sospeso, Either/Or, and has toured
with Nigel Kennedy, and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

A pre-concert talk with faculty member Sam Nichols, “Demystifying the Music,” will take
place at 6 p.m. Empyrean is directed by Kurt Rohde, Laurie San Martin, and UC Davis’s
newest faculty composer, Mika Pelo.

Tickets are $18 for adults and $9 for students and children. Purchase tickets online at
MondaviArts.org, through the Mondavi Center ticket office at 530-754-ARTS (2787) or
866-754-ARTS (toll-free), or at the door. Accommodations for persons with disabilities
are available upon request.

For a complete schedule of Deptarment of Music events, to request a season brochure, or to
join the department mailing list, call 530-752-7896 or visit music.ucdavis.edu/events. For
more Empyrean information, call 530-752-4492, visit music.ucdavis.edu/empyrean, or read on
for a complete schedule of performances at UC Davis.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Department of Music

For more information please contact: pedaley@ucdavis.edu


TransAction Week 2008: Transgender Education and Awareness

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m
Location: MU

TransAction Week 2008: Transgender Education and Awareness

Genderpalooza!
> > Join us at the MU to explore your artistic side and learn about
> > transgender issues and activism.
> > 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
> > MU
> >
> > Keynote Speaker Eli Clare: “Title: Trans Shame, Trans Pride: Lessons
> > from the Disability Rights Movement”
> > Shame and pride are big issues for trans people and trans communities.
> > What can we learn from disability rights politics about resisting
> > shame, building pride, and working towards liberation across
> > identities? Join author and activist Eli Clare for a thought-provoking
> > evening of poetry, social justice politics, and conversation.
> > 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
> > Cabernet Room, Silo
> >
> > Tuesday, November 18th:
> >
> > TransForming Body Image
> > Traditionally, body image has been discussed in a gender dichotomous
> > way and in a way that is not inclusive of varying expressions of
> > identity. This workshop will explore messages from family, media,
> > peers, etc. about appearance and gender and how they impact body image
> > and self-esteem. Presenters from CAPS will help participants feel
> > empowered to accept and challenge these messages so that they can feel
> > more comfortable with how they express themselves while balancing
> > intersecting identities.
> > 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. LGBT Resource Center, University
> > House Annex
> >
> > Wednesday, November 19th:
> >
> > Trans 101
> > This is an informal discussion about basic terminology and issues
> > relating to transgender and gender-variant communities. Come with
> > questions or just to get more information.
> > 12 p.m.-1 p.m.
> > Smith Room, MU.
> >
> > Immigration, Privacy & Transgender Rights
> > What are the connections between U.S. immigration policies, rights to
> > privacy and transgender identities? How does increased surveillance
> > of identity documents especially impact trans people of color and
> > trans immigrants? The presenters will provide information on the
> > relevance of current U.S. immigration reform to transgender rights,
> > and facilitate a discussion about how we can resist anti-trans and
> > anti-immigrant sentiments and legislation.
> > 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
> > Fielder Room, MU
> >
> > Thursday, November 20th:
> >
> > Trans Safe Zone
> > This training will focus on ways to become effective allies to
> > transgender communities. Learn about key issues and how to enhance
> > your communication skills with regards to transphobia and gender
> > policing.
> > 12 p.m.-2 p.m.
> > Voorhies 126
> >
> > Understanding Violence in Our Communities
> > Join in an informal discussion about the multiple forms of violence
> > that transgender and gender-variant people face. We will discuss
> > every-day experiences of violence through language and gender
> > policing, as well as incidents of physical violence.
> > 6 p.m.-7 p.m.
> > LGBT Resource Center, University House Annex
> >
> > Self-Defense Workshop
> > Organized by the Women’s Resources and Research Center, this
> > self-defense workshop is designed specifically for trans, gender
> > non-conforming and gender variant people. This workshop is open only
> > to those who self-identify as trans, gender non-conforming or gender
> > variant and to those who feel threatened by violence on the basis of
> > perceived gender non-conformity.
> > 7 p.m.-8 p.m.
> > LGBT Resource Center, University House Annex
> >
> > Allies Against Violence
> > This strategizing session is geared towards trans allies who want to
> > think about ways to confront and prevent gender-based violence. All
> > are welcome.
> > 7 p.m.-8 p.m.
> > Cross Cultural Center
> >
> > Friday, November 21st:
> >
> > Transitioning/Trans Resources Panel
> > Come here about resources available to trans and gender-variant people
> > at UC Davis and in the surrounding community. This panel will feature
> > representatives from Cowell Student Health Center, Counseling and
> > Psychological Services, the legal community and others.
> > 12 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
> > Smith Room, MU
> >
> > Lights, Camera, TransAction!
> > Cap off trans action week with a chance to relax and socialize. We
> > will screen the film Hedwig and the Angry Inch at this Drive-In
> > inspired events. Snacks will be served.
> > 4 p.m.-6 p.m.
> > Welman 216.
> >
> > Saturday, November 22nd:
> >
> > Transgender Day of Rememberance
> > Since 2005 the Sutter Gender group has hosted an Annual Candlelight
> > Vigil in observance of the International Transgender Day of
> > Remembrance on the third Saturday of each November. This event
> > features guest speakers and is open to the Sacramento community.
> > 6:30 p.m.
> > A Church For All: 721 North B Street, Sacramento, CA.

This event is sponsored by English Department, Cultural Studies Graduate Group, Cross
Cultural Center, ASUCD Gender and Sexuality Commission, Office of Campus and Community
Relations, Chancellor’s Committee on LGBT issues

This event is cosponsored by Delta Lambda Phi, ASUCD Ethnic and Cultural Affairs,
Commission, Student Disability Center, Counseling and Psychological Services, Women’s
Resources and Research Center

For more information please contact: Cynthia Degnan


Film: “Poto Mitan” (Work in Progress).

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Time: multiple showings throughout the day November 17-21
Location: MU Gallery, 2nd floor Memorial Union

Film: “Poto Mitan” (Work in Progress)

Narrated by Edwidge Danticat, a prominent Haitian American novelist, this film discusses
the plight, courage and dignity of Haitian women, the backbone of the Haitian economy.

Shown in conjunction with the Campus Community Book Project book, Mountains Beyond
Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer a man who would cure the world

This event is sponsored by OCCR

For more information please contact: dhi@ucdavis.edu

or Online at http://occr.ucdavis.edu/ccbp2008


Mexican Film Festival

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Time: 7 pm
Location: Storer 1322

Mexican Film Festival November 17-21

Mexican Film Festival
November 17: Matandos Cabos (Alejandro Lozano, 2004)

November 18: Nazarin (Luis Bunuel, 1958)

November 19: Cronos (Guillermo del Toro, 1992)

November 20: Vamonos con Pancho Villa (Fernando Flores, 1935)

November 21: El Brassier de Emma (Marisa Sistach, 2007)

please check the HIA website at hia.ucdavis.edu for latest scheduling events or call
530-752-3046

This event is sponsored by HIA

This event is cosponsored by Mexican Consulate in Sacramento

For more information please contact: casiracusa@ucdavis.edu

or Online at hia.ucdavis.edu


UC Davis Baroque Ensemble

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Time: 12:05pm-1:00pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

UC Davis Baroque Ensemble

For the past 20 years, Empyrean Ensemble has introduced Northern California audiences to
the finest new works and 20th-century classics, energizing listeners with engaging,
thought-provoking, eclectic performances. This year Empyrean presents 21 premieres for
its 21st season, which opens with the annual Fault Lines concert of contemporary
California compositions—music being written right here, right now, including
contemporary chamber works by Olly Wilson, Bruce Bennett, Beth Custer, Wayne Peterson,
and Gloria Justen, plus Stravinsky’s Elegie. Kurt Rohde, Laurie San Martin, and Mika Pelo
direct.

• Olly Wilson: Trio for violin, cello, and piano
• Bruce Bennett: Three Epigrams for violin and piano
• Beth Custer: Scary Monster for string trio
• Wayne Peterson: Peregrinations for solo clarinet
• Gloria Justen: Naïve Little Pieces for solo violin
• Igor Stravinsky: Elegie for solo viola

Pre-concert talk at 7 pm, “Demystifying the Music.”

Tickets: $9 student & child, $18 adult; 530.754.2787 or http://www.mondaviarts.org.

Parking info: http://music.ucdavis.edu/events/venues.

More info: http://music.ucdavis.edu/empyrean.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Music Department

For more information please contact: jjkelly@ucdavis.edu

or Online at http://music.ucdavis.edu


Anthropology in Latin America: Ethnography-Theory-Politics

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Time: 2:00-5:00
Location: Andrews Room, SSH 2203

Anthropology in Latin America: Ethnography-Theory-Politics

Professors Penelope Harvey (University of Manchester) Lynn Stephen (University of Oregon)
and Marisol de la Cadena (UC Davis)present a panel discussion

This event is sponsored by HIA

For more information please contact:

or Online at http://hia.ucdavis.edu/


UC Davis Jazz Band

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Time: 7pm-9pm
Location: Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center

UC Davis Jazz Band

Now in his second season as director of UC Davis jazz ensembles, Delbert
Bump” established jazz organist, pianist, educator, and composer “leads the UC Davis
Jazz Bandâ’s traditional Big Band and smaller, free-form Improv Combo.

Tickets: $6 student & child, $12 adult; 530.754.2787 or http://www.mondaviarts.org .

Parking info: http://music.ucdavis.edu/events/venues .

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Music Department

For more information please contact: jkelly@ucdavis.edu

or Online at http://music.ucdavis.edu


Delbert Bump leads the UC Davis Jazz Band’s traditional Big Band and smaller, free-form Improv Combo

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Time: 12:05pm-1:00pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Delbert Bump leads the UC Davis Jazz Band’s traditional Big Band and smaller, free-form Improv Combo

Noon Concert: Hindustani Vocal Ensemble. Rita Sahai directs.

Free.

Parking info: http://music.ucdavis.edu/events/venues .

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Music Department

For more information please contact: jjkelly@ucdavis.edu

or Online at music.ucdavis.edu


Haiti’s Hope

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Location: MU Art Gallery, 2nd floor Memorial Union

Haiti’s Hope

Lecture and Artist reception presented by Leisa Faulkner, Children’s Hope

Lecture at 6pm with reception to follow

This event is offered in conjunction with the Campus Community Book Project

This event is sponsored by OCCR

For more information please contact: dhi@ucdavis.edu

or Online at http://occr.ucdavis.edu/ccbp2008


Global Food Situation- Viewpoints of Selected UC Davis Faculty Members

Friday, November 21st, 2008

Time: 12:00-1:30 pm
Location: Cabernet Room, Silo

Global Food Situation- Viewpoints of Selected UC Davis Faculty
Members

Presented by Kay Dewey, Department of Nutrition; Tu Jarvis, Agricultural and Resource
Economics; Pam Ronald, Plant Pathology; Stephen Vosti, Agricultural and Resource
Economics

This event is presented by the OCCR’s Campus Community Book Project

This event is sponsored by OCCR

For more information please contact: dhi@ucdavis.edu

or Online at http://occr.ucdavis.edu/ccbp2008


UC Davis Early Music Ensemble

Friday, November 21st, 2008

Time: 8pm-10pm
Location: St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 640 Hawthorne Lane, Davis

UC Davis Early Music Ensemble

UC Davis Early Music Ensemble, David Nutter, director. Stylistic performance of medieval,
Renaissance, and Baroque vocal works by period composers such as Monteverdi and
Palestrina.

Tickets by suggested donation at door only: $6 student & child, $12 adult.

Parking info: http://music.ucdavis.edu/events/venues .

More info: 530.754.0948.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Music Department

For more information please contact: jjkelly@ucdavis.edu

or Online at http://music.ucdavis.edu


#5 The Angry Red Drum

Friday, November 21st, 2008

Time: 8 pm
Location: Main Theater

#5 The Angry Red Drum

Written and directed by Granada Artist-in-Residence Philip Kan Gotanda
$16/18 general
$11/13 Student and child

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Theater and Dance
There are multiple showings of #5 The Angry Red Drum. Please see the UC Davis Theater and Dance website for a full performance schedule

or Online at http://theateranddance.ucdavis.edu


Building Community Partnerships for Health- Improving People’s Health by Improving Poultry Health in Rural Communities.

Friday, November 21st, 2008

Time: noon-1:00pm
Location: UCD School of Medicine, Education Building, Lecture Hall
2222, Sacramento Campus

Building Community Partnerships for Health- Improving People’s Health by
Improving Poultry Health in Rural Communities

Presented by Liz Miller, UC Davis Health System and David Bunn, Wildlife Health Center.

This event is presented by the OCCR’s Campus Community Book Project

This event is sponsored by OCCR

For more information please contact: dhi@ucdavis.edu

or Online at http://occr.ucdavis.edu/ccbp2008


UC Davis Gospel Choir

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

Time: 7pm-9pm
Location: Freeborn Hall, UC Davis

UC Davis Gospel Choir

UC Davis Gospel Choir, Calvin Lymos, director. African and African American choral music,
including contemporary and traditional gospel, spirituals, and hymns. Tickets: $6 student
& child, $12 adult. Parking info: http://music.ucdavis.edu/events/venues . More info: 530.752.0948.

For more information please contact: jjkelly@ucdavis.edu

or Online at http://music.ucdavis.edu


Josquin des Prezotets and chansons

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

The UC Davis Early Music Ensemble presents Josquin des Prezotets and chansons, as well as a viol consort with Colin Shipman. Josquin (c. 1450–1521) was one of the greatest composers of his day, crossing from the Middle Ages to become the first master of the emerging High Renaissance style.

The performance takes place at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 23, at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 640 Hawthorne Lane, in West Davis. Tickets are available by suggested donation at the door only: $12 for adults and $6 for students and children.

For complete event information, to receive a Department of Music season brochure, or to join the department mailing list, call 530-752-7896 or visit music.ucdavis.edu/events.

· UC Davis Early Music Ensemble

· Sun., Nov. 23, 3 p.m.

· St. Martin’s Episcopal Church
640 Hawthorne Lane, Davis

· $12 adults; $6 students, children

· 530-752-7896

· music.ucdavis.edu/events


Film Screening: “The Price of Sugar”

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

Time: 7-9pm
Location: International House

Film Screening: “The Price of Sugar”

This film documents the work of Father Christopher Hartley, a Spanish priest who has
worked with poor Haitian sugarcane workers in the Dominican Republic for over ten years.
Narrated by Paul Newman, the film asserts that Haitians living and working in the sugar
plantations are struggling to survive in conditions much like colonial slavery.

This film has spurred controversy and claims of defamatory content about one of Dominican
Republic’s most prominent families, the Vicini family.

Come for refreshments at 7pm and the film screening from 7:30-9. Discussion to follow from
9:00-9:30 pm.

This film is hosted in conjunction with the Campus Community Book Project, Mountains
Beyond Mountains

This event is sponsored by OCCR

For more information please contact: dhi@ucdavis.edu

or Online at http://occr.ucdavis.edu/ccbp2008


UC Davis Symphony Orchestra: 50th-Anniversary Golden Jubilee Gala

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

Time: 8pm-10pm
Location: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center

UC Davis Symphony Orchestra: 50th-Anniversary Golden Jubilee Gala

The UC Davis Symphony Orchestra celebrates the coincidence of its 50th anniversary and the
university’s centennial with a season opener of seminal works and inspiring artists.
Jorja Fleezanis, concertmaster of the Minnesota Orchestra and former associate
concertmaster of the San Francisco Symphony, joins the symphony for Chausson’s  me,
a work epitomizing the romantic flair for passion, sensitivity, and fiery virtuosity. D.
Kern Holoman also conducts the last of Brahms’s lush and moving symphonies, and Jeffrey
Thomas brings the University Chorus to the stage to lead a collaborative performance of
Beethoven’s Gloria from the Missa solemnis.

  • • Beethoven: Gloria, from Missa solemnis
  • Chausson: Poème for violin and orchestra
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 4

Tickets: $5/7/8 student & child, $10/14/16 adult; 530.754.2787 or http://www.mondaviarts.org .

Parking info: http://music.ucdavis.edu/events/venues .

More info: http://ucdso.ucdavis.edu .

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Music Department

For more information please contact: jjkelly@ucdavis.edu

or Online at http://music.ucdavis.edu


Partners in Health: Saving Lives in Rural Haiti.

Monday, November 24th, 2008

Time: multiple showings throughout the day November 24-26
Location: MU Gallery, 2nd floor Memorial Union

Partners in Health: Saving Lives in Rural Haiti

This film documents Dr. Paul Farmer’s organization Partners in Health and its revolutionary approach to provide effective and low-cost health care in some of the poorest areas of the world. Started in the Central Plateau of Haiti, PIH now serves people in Russia, Peru, Mexico, Haiti and Africa. The film supplements the CCBP’s book, Mountains Beyond Mountains.

See how PIH is changing the way we think about global health and how they offer a preferential option for the poor.

Sponsored by the OCCR’s Campus Community Book Project

This event is sponsored by OCCR

For more information please contact: dhi@ucdavis.edu

or Online at http://occr.ucdavis.edu/ccbp2008


Book Discussion: Mountains Beyond Mountains

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Time: noon- 1:30
Location: Cross Cultural Center

Book Discussion: Mountains Beyond Mountains

A discussion of OCCR’s Campus Community Book Project book: Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a man who would cure the world.

Book available at MU Bookstore and Davis Borders

This event is sponsored by OCCR

For more information please contact: dhi@ucdavis.edu

or Online at http://occr.ucdavis.edu/ccbp2008


No Boundaries- Globalizing Health Care from Haiti to California and Beyond

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Time: 4:00-5:00pm
Location: JAckson Hall, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the
Performing Arts

No Boundaries- GLobalizing Health Care from Haiti to California and
Beyond.

A panel discussion with Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Tracy Kidder

Mr. Kidder is the author of this year’s Campus Community Book Project book, Mountains
Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World

This event is sponsored by OCCR

For more information please contact: dhi@ucdavis.edu

or Online at http://occr.ucdavis.edu/ccbp2008


Book Signing

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Time: 9:30 pm
Location: Mondavi Center

Book Signing

Tracy Kidder book signing for Mountains Beyond Mountains

This event is sponsored by OCCR

For more information please contact: dhi@ucdavis.edu

or Online at http://occr.ucdavis.edu/ccbp2008


The Problem with Goodness- the Story of Paul Farmer

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Time: 8:00 – 9:30pm
Location: Jackson Hall, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

The Problem with Goodness- the Story of Paul Farmer

Tracy Kidder, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, discusses Dr. Paul Farmer, the subject of this year’s Campus Community Book Project book, Mountains Beyond Mountains: The quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World.

This event is sponsored by OCCR

For more information please contact: dhi@ucdavis.edu

or Online at http://occr.ucdavis.edu/ccbp2008


Voice Studio Recital: Amahl and the Night Visitors

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Mon Dec 1 5:10pm – Mon Dec 1 6pm
Room 115, Music Building
Voice Studio Recital: Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, an opera in one act, semi-staged, featuring voice students of Zoila Muñoz.

Free.

Parking info: http://music.ucdavis.edu/events/venues.


UC Davis Gamelan Ensemble

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Tue Dec 2 5:30pm – Tue Dec 2 6:30pm
Delta of Venus, 122 B Street, Davis, CA
For more information: http://deltaofvenus.org/events/2008/ucd-gamelan-ensemble


Student Chamber Ensembles

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Tue Dec 2 12:05pm – Tue Dec 2 1pm
Room 115, Music Building
UC Davis Music Department Events
Noon Concert: Student Chamber Ensembles.

Admission: Free

Parking info: http://music.ucdavis.edu/events/venues.


Composer Colloquium: Yiorgos Vassilandonakis on “Composing Space and Time”

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

Wed Dec 3 4pm – Wed Dec 3 6pm
Room 230, Music Building
Composer Colloquium: UC Berkeley lecturer in composition and music theory Yiorgos Vassilandonakis on “Composing Space and Time.” For composer information, visit http://www.suonireali.com.

Free.

Parking info: http://music.ucdavis.edu/events/venues.


University Concert Band: Dreams and Visions

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

Wed Dec 3 7:00 pm – Wed Dec 3 9:00pm

UC Davis Music Department Events
The University Concert Band, a well-loved UC Davis tradition, brings its distinctive style and energy to the Jackson Hall stage with a concert of modern, imaginative works for band, including Frank Ticheli’s Vesuvius and Luigi Zaninelli’s Roma Sacra. Pete Nowlen directs.

• Ticheli: Vesuvius
• Sparke: Sunrise at Angel’s Gate
• Other works TBA

Tickets: $4/6/7 student & child, $8/12/14 adult; 530.754.2787 or http://www.mondaviarts.org.

Parking info: http://music.ucdavis.edu/events/venues.


Quad Concert: Samba School and Percussion Ensemble

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

Wed Dec 3 12:05pm – Wed Dec 3 1pm
West Quad, UC Davis
Quad Concert: UC Davis’s Samba School and Percussion Ensemble, Chris Froh, director.

Free.

Parking info: http://music.ucdavis.edu/events/venues.


“Bin Laden’s Tapes: The Orders and Disorders of al-Qa’ida’s Audio Jihad”

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

Time: 7-8pm
Location: University Club

“Bin Laden’s Tapes: The Orders and Disorders of al-Qa’ida’s Audio
Jihad

Professor Flagg Miller will deliver a lecture on his research on an audiocassette
collection formerly owned by Osama Bin Laden. He will discuss the contents of the
collection and what it tells us about al-Qa’dia’s organizational and ideological coherence
during the years leading up to September 11. Special attention will be given to how
speakers in the collection differ over their understanding of the concept of “the base”
(al-Qa’ida). A Q and A will follow.

View the Flyer

This event is sponsored by Religious Studies, ME/SA Program.

This event is cosponsored by DHI

For more information please contact: fmiller@ucdavis.edu

or Online at


Collaboration and Dictatorship: A forum to celebrate the publication of Luz Arce: despues del infierno

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

Time: 12-1:30
Location: Andrews Room, SSH 2203

Collaboration and Dictatorship: A forum to celebrate the publication of Luz
Arce: despues del infierno

A forum presented by Michael J Lazzara (Spanish, UC Davis)

This event is sponsored by HIA

For more information please contact:

or Online at http://hia.ucdavis.edu/


Schubert’s Mass in G

Friday, December 5th, 2008

Jeffrey Thomas directs the University Chorus with the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra in a presentation of Schubert’s Mass in G, a repeat performance of Beethoven’s Gloria from the “Missa solemnis” and a set of Bruckner motets. Featured soloists include soprano Ann Moss, contralto Zoila Muñoz, tenor Jonathan Nadel and bass Gregory Stapp, along with organist Stephen Janzen. UC Davis graduate student David Moschler serves as assistant conductor.

The concert takes place Friday, Dec. 5, at 8 p.m. in Jackson Hall of the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $10/14/16 for adults and $5/7/8 for students and children. Purchase tickets online at MondaviArts.org, through the Mondavi Center ticket office at 530-754-2787 or 866-754-2787 (toll-free), or at the door. Accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request.

For complete event information, to receive a Department of Music season brochure, or to join the department mailing list, call 530-752-7896 or visit music.ucdavis.edu/events.

• University Chorus: Beethoven & Schubert
• Fri., Dec. 5, 8 p.m.
• Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center
• $10/14/16 adults; $5/7/8 students, children
• 530-754-2787
866-754-2787 (toll-free)
MondaviArts.org


University Chorus

Friday, December 5th, 2008

Fri Dec 5 8pm – Fri Dec 5 10pm
Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center

Jeffrey Thomas conducts the University Chorus with the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra in this presentation of Schubert’s Mass in G and the repeat performance Beethoven’s Gloria from the Missa solemnis.

• Beethoven: Gloria, from Missa solemnis
• Schubert: Mass No. 2 in G Major

Tickets: $5/7/8 student & child, $10/14/16 adult; 530.754.2787 or http://www.mondaviarts.org.

Parking info: http://music.ucdavis.edu/events/venues.

More info: http://chorus.ucdavis.edu.


One Tract Mind

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

Gerald Clarke Jr.
January 8-March 13, 2009

“One Tract Mind” is a mixed media exhibit that examines the building of tract housing throughout Southern California and its effects upon native communities. Water rights, the environment and the preservation of sacred sites continue to be issues that find the State and California’s Indigenous People in opposition. The exhibition will feature both video and photographic work, a sculptural installation and other assorted materials.

Artist Talk and Reception Tuesday, February 17 at 6pm

http://gormanmuseum.ucdavis.edu
530 752-6567


The Turbulent Relationship between Zionism and Israeli Feminism

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Time: 4:00pm
Location: Andrews Conference Room (SS&H 2203)

The Turbulent Relationship between Zionism and Israeli Feminism

Since the First Zionist Congress and the beginning of the Jewish settlement in Zion/Palestine, Zionist women have claimed to enjoy full equality within their community. But can Zionism really embrace feminist theory and practice, and if so – what kind of feminism? Have Zionist women been feminist, and if so – in what sense? How has “Israeli /Zionist feminism’ developed over the twentieth century and what is its current state today?

Dr. Kamir is a professor of law, culture, and feminist theory at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, a research fellow at the Hartman Institute for Judaic Studies, and the co-director of the Israeli Center for Human Dignity. She has published and worked extensively on gender, feminism, and the law.

http://sitemaker.umich.edu/orit_kamir/home

This event is sponsored by Jewish Studies.

For more information please contact: dhi@ucdavis.edu


Herb Klein: Contemporary Immigration to Spain: 1980-the Present

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

Time: 12:10-1:30
Location: 5214 HIA/CHSC Conference room

Herb Klein: Contemporary Immigration to Spain: 1980-the
present

Professor Herb Klein, (History) from Stanford University presents a lecture on Contemporary
Immigration to Spain 1980-the present

This event is sponsored by HIA

For more information please contact:

or Online at http:hia.ucdavis.edu


Getting Published: Writing for Academic and Trade Publication

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

4:10-6:00 pm, Andrews Conference Room, 2203 SS&H

In collaboration with the Cultural Studies Grad Group and the Consortium for Women and Research

This workshop for graduate students in the humanities will focus on the similarities and differences between trade and academic presses to explore the myriad possibilities of publication. Facilitated by Irv Muchnick, a writer with a long list of trade publications and a prominent organizer for the rights of freelance writers, and Naomi Schneider, Executive Editor at the University of California Press, this event will provide nuts and bolts information and guidance in the process of getting your writing published.


Noon Concert: Tree Talk

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Time: 12:05pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Noon Concert: Tree Talk

Alice Benjamin and David Granger, bassoons, with Ellen Wasserman, piano, and guest artists Tod Brody, flute; Laura Reynolds, oboe; Ann Lavin, clarinet; and Victor Avdienko, percussion. Works by Bohuslav Martinů, Georges Bizet, Alan Hovhaness, and others. Free.

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Music.


Cocaleros: Cultura y politica

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Time: 12:10-1:30
Location: 5214 HIA/CHSC Conference room

Cocaleros: Cultura y politica

Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui (Soc., Bolivia) presents a lecture on Cocaleros: Cultura y
Politica.

This lecture is presented in Spanish

This event is sponsored by HIA

For more information please contact:

or Online at http://hia.ucdavis.edu


Lecture/Recital: Historic Vocal Recordings and Modern Performance

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Time: 3:10pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Lecture/Recital: Historic Vocal Recordings and Modern Performance

Rebecca Plack, soprano, and William Crutchfield, conductor, use historic recordings of Rossini’s Una voce poco fa and various Schubert lieder to demonstrate how past performances inspire new-old choices in vocal production, ornamentation, portamento, tempo, and rubato. Free.

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Music.


Coca: Culture and Politics in Bolivia

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Time: noon
Location: Andrews Room SSHI

Coca: Culture and Politics in Bolivia

A lecture by leading Aymara intellectual, Julia Rivera Cusicanqui

This event is sponsored by HIA

This event is cosponsored by Departments of Anthropology, Native American Studies and
History and DHI

For more information please contact: cfwalker@ucdavis.edu

or Online at http://hia.ucdavis.edu


Bisexuals @ Play: BDSM as a Bi Pleasure Practice

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Time: 8:00pm
Location: MU II

Bisexuals @ Play: BDSM as a Bi Pleasure Practice

Keynote Speaker: Amy André

Kinky sex has something unique to offer bisexuals and non-bisexuals alike, when it comes to understandings of the body as a site of pleasure. One thing that many BDSM-enthusiasts and bisexuals have in common is a non-gendered/ non-genital-specific approach to desire and its manifestations. In this interactive keynote, we’ll be exploring the intersections of BDSM* and bisexuality both figuratively… and literally.

This event is sponsored by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center as part of Beyond the Binary 2009: Reclaiming Bisexuality, a series of events in celebration of Bisexual Awareness Week.

For more information please go to http://lgbtrc.ucdavis.edu/.


Mapped Out of Local Democracy: Exclusion and Environmental Justice at the Urban Fringe

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Time: 12:00 – 2:00pm
Location: De Carli Room, Memorial Union Building (2nd floor)

Mapped Out of Local Democracy: Exclusion and Environmental Justice at the Urban Fringe

Michelle Wilde Anderson, UC Berkeley School of Law

People living outside city suburbs on the affordable urban fringes may find themselves “mapped out of local democracy.” In unincorporated, high-poverty neighborhoods of color, residents may have no access to sewage systems, drainage, flood control, streetlights or sidewalks. But when the adjoining city expands their landfill or sewage treatment facility, these communities will bear a greater share of the impacts than the city residents who benefit from these services. The failure of cities to annex residents who are subjected to more than their fair share of regional waste and air pollution is termed “municipal underbounding.” Legal remedies to these issues will be presented by Assistant Professor Michelle Wilde Anderson, UC Berkeley School of Law. She will argue that for municipal underbounding, as for other contemporary issues of spatial inequality, local government law provides a promising corridor of reform.

Free and open to the public.

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Environmental Justice Project, Center for Regional Change, and School of Law.

For more information please go to http://ej.ucdavis.edu.

View event flyer here.


Biphobia Makes Me Blue!

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Time: 12:00pm
Location: Moss Room, Memorial Union

Biphobia Makes Me Blue!

The first portion of this event is a discussion on biphobia and some ways to be an ally to nonmonosexual people. For the second portion we will divide into two groups: nonmonosexuals and allies. The nonmonosexual group will focus on internalized biphobia and how to challenge it through an experiential activity. The allies will further discuss what it means to be an ally to nonmonosexual people.

This event is sponsored by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center as part of Beyond the Binary 2009: Reclaiming Bisexuality, a series of events in celebration of Bisexual Awareness Week.

For more information please go to http://lgbtrc.ucdavis.edu/.


BIVERSITY! A Celebration of Bisexual People Of Color!

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

Time: 8:00pm
Location: Griffin Lounge, Memorial Union

BIVERSITY! A Celebration of Bisexual People Of Color!

Featuring: Sean Graham, Comedian and Activist

Come and join us for a night of Celebration, Affirmation, and Appreciation of Bisexual People Of Color! This is a space where Bi People of Color can come together to share our stories of love and empowerment through various mediums of expression.

This event is sponsored by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center as part of Beyond the Binary 2009: Reclaiming Bisexuality, a series of events in celebration of Bisexual Awareness Week.

For more information please go to http://lgbtrc.ucdavis.edu/.


How Does That Work?: A Discussion of Bisexuality and Marriage

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

Time: 3:30pm
Location: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center (LGBTRC)

How Does That Work?: A Discussion of Bisexuality and Marriage

Come for a panel and discussion about ways that bisexuals and their significant others negotiate long-term relationships, such as marriage.

This event is sponsored by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center as part of Beyond the Binary 2009: Reclaiming Bisexuality, a series of events in celebration of Bisexual Awareness Week.

For more information please go to http://lgbtrc.ucdavis.edu/.


Noon Concert: UC Davis Flute Festival

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

Time: 12:05pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Noon Concert: UC Davis Flute Festival

Tod Brody, flute, with Brenda Tom, piano. Works by Heiss, Prokofiev, and Doppler. Free.

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Music.


LATINO HISTORY AS UNITED STATES HISTORY

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

A Lecture by Vicki L. Ruiz, Professor of History & Chicano/Latino Studies and Dean of the Humanities at UC Irvine
Time: 4:00 pm     Location: MUII

A pioneer in Latina history, Dr. Vicki L. Ruiz, Professor of History and the current Dean of the Humanities at UC Irvine, will give a talk at UC Davis on Thurs., January 22, at 4:00 p.m. at the MU II. Professor Ruiz will discuss the centrality of Latina/o history in the larger project of United States history and highlight the roles of Latinas in their communities and larger society. Come spend an afternoon with Professor Ruiz who is not only known for her scholarship but also her mentorship of junior scholars, both faculty and students alike.

A professor of history and Chicano/Latino studies, Professor Ruiz joined the UCI faculty in 2001. She has served as chair of the history department and as director of K-12 outreach programs Humanities Out There and the UCI History Project. Ruiz’s research encompasses 20th century U.S. history, Chicano/Latino history through oral narratives, gender studies, labor and immigration. She is best known for her two monographs, Cannery Women, Cannery Lives and /From Out of the Shadows: Mexican Women in Twentieth Century America/. In 2006 she co-edited Latinas in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia, a three-volume set with more than 600 entries and 300 photographs. She was the first Latina president of both the Organization of American Historians and the American Studies Association. She currently is a fellow of the Society of American Historians and a member of the national advisory board for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

Growing up in Florida, Ruiz earned her bachelor’s degree in social sciences from Florida State University in 1977 and her doctorate in history from Stanford University in 1982. Ruiz held teaching and research positions at Arizona State University, Claremont Graduate University, UC Davis, and the University of Texas at El Paso before coming to UCI.

Co-sponsors: Chicana/o Studies, UC Davis Humanities Institute, HArCS Graduate Group on Comparative Race and Ethnicity, Chicana/Latina Research Center, UCD King Hall School of Law, American Studies, and Women’s Resource and Research Center

Refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact chavezgarcia@ucdavis.edu.

View event flyer here.


UC Davis Flute Festival Workshop I: “Performance Anxiety: Talking to Yourself Means You’re Sane and Confident”

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Time: 10:00am
Location: Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center

UC Davis Flute Festival Workshop I: “Performance Anxiety: Talking to Yourself Means You’re Sane and Confident”

With Helen Spielman

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information please go to http://music.ucdavis.edu/flutefestival.


UC Davis Flute Festival Recital

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Time: 7:00pm
Location: Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center

UC Davis Flute Festival Recital

Julie McKenzie, San Francisco Opera Orchestra principal flutist, with Joan Nagano, piano

[$9 student & child, $18 adult]

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Music.


Fav Bicon Movie Night

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Time: 6:00pm
Location: 6 Olson Hall

Fav Bicon Movie Night

Come to this social event dressed as your favorite Bi Icon (Bicon), chow down on bi/nonmonosexual themed cupcakes and watch an Academy Award winning bi themed movie. If you need costume suggestions, feel free to stop by the LGBTRC!
This event is sponsored by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center as part of Beyond the Binary 2009: Reclaiming Bisexuality, a series of events in celebration of Bisexual Awareness Week.

For more information please go to http://lgbtrc.ucdavis.edu/.


UC Davis Flute Festival Master Class

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Time: 2:30pm
Location: Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center

UC Davis Flute Festival Master Class

With Julie McKenzie, San Francisco Opera Orchestra principal flutist

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information please go to http://music.ucdavis.edu/flutefestival.


UC Davis Flute Festival Lecture-Demonstration

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

Time: 2:30pm
Location: Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center

UC Davis Flute Festival Lecture-Demonstration

Robert Dick on contemporary flute technique

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information please go to http://music.ucdavis.edu/flutefestival.


UC Davis Flute Festival Concert

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

Time: 7:00pm
Location: Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center

UC Davis Flute Festival Concert

Robert Dick, world-renowned flutist, composer, teacher, author, and inventor, performs his own works.

[$9 student & child, $18 adult]

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Music.


UC Davis Flute Festival Workshop II: “Performance Anxiety: Hallucinating Means You’re in Control of Your Performances”

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

Time: 10:00am
Location: Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center

UC Davis Flute Festival Workshop II: “Performance Anxiety: Hallucinating Means You’re in Control of Your Performances”

With Helen Spielman

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information please go to http://music.ucdavis.edu/flutefestival.


Empyrean Ensemble: “Americana: American Themes in Music and Film”

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

Time: 7:00pm
Location: Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center

Empyrean Ensemble: “Americana: American Themes in Music and Film

Kurt Rohde, Laurie San Martin, and Mika Pelo, directors. New works by Pablo Ortiz (with early American silent film Ramona [1910]), Robin Estrada, Derek Keller, and Aaron Travers. Also Charles Ives’s Largo, Benjamin Boone’s Buffing the Gut, and Ortiz’s arrangement of Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean.

Pre-concert talk at 6 pm, “Demystifying the Music,” with Pablo Ortiz.
[$9 student & child, $18 adult]

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Music.


A Call to Men: Ending Violence Against Women

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Time: 7:00pm
Location: Freeborn Hall, UC Davis

A Call to Men: Ending Violence Against Women

With Ted Bunch, Co-Founder of A Call To Men: The National Association of Men and Women Committed to Ending Violence Against Women. Bunch is internationally recognized for his expertise in educating and organizing men toward this goal. His address calls on men to understand and own their privilege and socialization, taking responsibility for finding solutions to ending violence against women.


Reporting in Latin America: What Gets Printed- from Immigration to Hugo Chavez

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Time: 12:10-1:30
Location: 5214 HIA/CHSC Conference room

Reporting in Latin AMerica: What Gets Printed- from Immigration to Hugo
Chavez

A lecture presented by Susan Ferriss and Ricardo Sandoval (Journalism) on Reporting in
Latin America: What gets printed

This event is sponsored by HIA

For more information please contact:

or Online at http://hia.ucdavis.edu


Interparental Relationship Quality and Child Maladjustment in African American Families

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Time: 12:00pm
Location: 2215 Hart Hall

Interparental Relationship Quality and Child Maladjustment in African American Families

A talk by Dawnte R. Early, Human and Community Development, offered as part of the African American and African Studies Brown Bag Seminar series

This event is sponsored by African American and African Studies.


Noon Concert

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Time: 12:05pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Noon Concert

Laura Reynolds, oboe, with James Carmichael, piano, and student oboists. Works by John Reager, Madeleine Dring, and others. Free.
This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Music.


subject/verb/object: Designer’s Talk with Simon Johnston

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Time: 6:30pm
Location: 176 Everson Hall (on the UC Davis campus, behind the Design Museum on Hutchison Drive)

subject/verb/object: Designer’s Talk with Simon Johnston

This is a free event open to the public. A reception at the Design Museum will follow.

Born in England, Simon Johnston has lived and worked in Los Angeles since moving from London in 1989. Prior to this, he co-founded the design studio 8vo in 1984 and the typographic journal Octavo in 1986. In addition to his work as an artist, he currently runs his own design studio, Simon Johnston Design, and is a professor at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.

With the click of the mouse, there are literally hundreds of typefaces at our disposal. The most adept designers find creative and unexpected relationships between both the meaning of the words on the page and the visual form of the type style. Designers explore these relationships to communicate messages that are both immediate and subliminal in nature and can be found in all forms of digital and print media.

subject/verb/object is an investigation of the nature of visible language which forms the core of Simon Johnston’s work. As both artist and designer, he considers his work in these two fields to be separate parallel practices, each being informed and influenced by each other. His art works predominantly explore the slippery nature of language and its operations, and play with issues of meaning and representation.

The exhibition includes a selection of his commissioned design work, in particular, publications for many leading artists and cultural institutions, as well as his personal art to illustrate the central role that typography and language play.

subject/verb/object will be on view at the UC Davis Design Museum through March 8, 2009.

Regular Museum Hours

Mon-Fri: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Closures: 2/15 – 2/16 (President’s Day Holiday)

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Design Museum, the Sacramento Art Directors & Artist Club, and the Design Alliance.

For more information please email designmuseum@ucdavis.edu or go to www.designmuseum.ucdavis.edu.


“Driven Out”: Lecture by Distinguished Professor Jean Pfaelzer

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Time: 4:00
Location: TBA

“Driven Out”: Lecture by Distinguished Professor Jean Pfaelzer

A lecture presented by Professor Jean Pfaelzer, University of Delaware, based on her
research for Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans

This event is sponsored by Department of English.

This event is cosponsored by Department of Asian American Studies and American Studies.

For more information please contact: Linda Morris at lamorris@ucdavis.edu.


On Inimical Life: Seminar by Ian Baucom

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Time: 12:00 pm
Location: 126 Voorhies

On Inimical Life

Ian Baucom, Professor of English, Duke University Presents a seminar:
“On Inimical Life”

Professor Baucom will also give a lecture:
“Cicero’s Ghost: The Atlantic, the Enemy, and the Laws of War”
4:00 pm
126 Voorhies

Professor Baucom’s research interests include twentieth century British literature and culture, postcolonial and cultural studies, and African and black Atlantic literatures. He is the author of Specters of the Atlantic (2005), Out of Place: Englishness, Empire and the Locations of Identity (1999, Princeton University Press), and co-editor of Shades of Black: Assembling Black Arts in 1980s Britain (2005, Duke University Press). He has edited special issues of the South Atlantic Quarterly on Atlantic studies and romanticism, and is currently working on a new book project tentatively entitled The Disasters of War: On Inimical Life.

This event is sponsored by Department of English, the Postcolonial Studies Research Cluster, the Center for History, Society and Culture, Cultural Studies, and the Davis Humanities Institute.

For more information please contact: agarrison@ucdavis.edu.


Cicero’s Ghost: The Atlantic, the Enemy, and the Laws of War

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Time: 4:00 pm
Location: 126 Voorhies

“Cicero’s Ghost: The Atlantic, the Enemy, and the Laws of War”

Ian Baucom, Professor of English, Duke University

Professor Baucom will also give a seminar:
Seminar: “On Inimical Life”
12-2:00 pm
Voorhies 126

Professor Baucom’s research interests include twentieth century British literature and culture, postcolonial and cultural studies, and African and black Atlantic literatures. He is the author of Specters of the Atlantic (2005), Out of Place: Englishness, Empire and the Locations of Identity (1999, Princeton University Press), and co-editor of Shades of Black: Assembling Black Arts in 1980s Britain (2005, Duke University Press). He has edited special issues of the South Atlantic Quarterly on Atlantic studies and romanticism, and is currently working on a new book project tentatively entitled The Disasters of War: On Inimical Life.

This event is sponsored by Department of English, the Postcolonial Studies Research Cluster, the Center for History, Society and Culture, Cultural Studies, and the Davis Humanities Institute.

For more information please contact: agarrison@ucdavis.edu


Art Studio Program Public Lecture: Catherine Wagner

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Time: 4:30pm
Location: Technocultural Studies Building

Art Studio Program Public Lecture: Catherine Wagner

Catherine Wagner is an artist who photographs elements of contemporary society and transforms them into conceptual images that investigate culture. For over thirty years she has been a keen observer of the built environment, examining institutions of learning and knowledge, such as art museums and science labs, as well as the ways we construct our cultural identity. Her current project, A Narrative History of the Light Bulb, is a natural linkage to her past work involving science, technology, and culture. Ms. Wagner’s process involves the investigation of what art critic David Bonetti calls “the systems people create, our love of order, our ambition to shape the world, the value we place on knowledge, and the tokens we display to express ourselves.”

This series is sponsored by the Dean of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies.

For more information please go to http://robinkibby.com/ucdavis_va/wagner/lecture.html.


Jasmine and Stars: Reading More Than Lolita in Tehran

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Time: 7:00pm
Location: Wellman Hall Room 2

Jasmine and Stars: Reading More Than Lolita in Tehran

A Public Lecture By Dr. Fatemeh Keshavarz
Chair, Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages & Literatures
Washington University

From her 2007 book, Jasmine and Stars: Reading More than Lolita in Tehran; in a direct, frank, and intimate exploration of Iranian literature and society, scholar, teacher, and poet Dr. Fatemeh Keshavarz challenges popular perceptions of Iran as a society bereft of vitality and joy. Her fresh perspective on present-day Iran provides a rare insight into this rich culture alive with artistic expression but virtually unknown to most Americans.

This event is sponsored by the Iranian Alumni Association of UC Davis and the Iranian Student Cultural & Aesthetics Organization at UC Davis.

This event is cosponsored by the Persian Language Committee of the Sacramento Public Library and the Iranian and Middle Eastern Studies Program at Sacramento State University.

For more information please contact: sina.ferdosi@gmail.com.


Virtual Cultures: Exploring Media Resources for Humanities Research

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Library Instruction Lab, Shields Library

Virtual Cultures: Exploring Media Resources for Humanities Research

Bringing together resource librarians and visual arts scholars, this workshop will explore the opportunities and challenges of using multi-media resources for dissertation research. Especially useful for those interested in digital humanities projects and publications, the first part of the workshop will focus on accessing and working with ARTstor, Flickr, YouTube and other such sites. In the second half of the workshop, professors Blake Stimson (Art History) and Eric Smoodin (Film/American Studies) will discuss questions of copyright and fair use, and other legal, professional and creative issues faced by scholars working with multi-media sources. Students are encouraged to bring issues from their own projects to discuss and troubleshoot.

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Humanities Institute, Shields Library Humanities Subject Specialists, and the Cultural Studies Grad Group.

For more information please contact: dhi@ucdavis.edu

or online at http://dhi.ucdavis.edu/?page_id=973.


Stuffed and Starved: Markets, Power, and the Hidden Battle for the World Food System

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Time: 4:00pm
Location: 126 Voorhies

Stuffed and Starved: Markets, Power, and the Hidden Battle for the World Food System

A talk by Raj Patel, author, activist, and former policy analyst with Food First, offered as part of the UWP’s Conversations with Writers series

This event is sponsored by the University Writing Program.


California Gold Rush: What We Ate

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

Time: 6:00-9:00pm
Location: California State Railroad Museum Roundhouse, 111 I Street, Old Sacramento

California Gold Rush: What We Ate

160 years ago, eager, gold-seeking “49ers” flocked to California in search of good fortune—and left behind a rich legacy of food and drink. Join us in an exploration of the Gold Rush flavors and dishes that characterized everyday life in the Mother Lode, and learn how California’s modern-day cuisine has been indelibly shaped by the vibrant diversity of these intrepid (and hungry) argonauts.

The evening will begin with a presentation by local Gold Rush historian James Henley, former manager of the Sacramento Archives & Museum Collection Center. Mr. Henley will speak of James W. Marshall’s discovery of gold at the American River in Coloma, and the historic tsunami of immigration that followed this quiet event. Nationally recognized food historian Ann Chandonnet, author of “Gold Rush Grub: From Turpentine Stew to Hoochinoo,” will then bring to life the culinary “landscape” of the era: the dazzling array—from dismal to swanky—of food and beverages consumed in the miners’ camps, taverns, boarding houses and hastily-constructed grand hotels. She’ll also discuss the contributions of Northern California’s Native American population, and the vital role of mule teams, pioneer grocers, and fancy imported foodstuffs.

The talks will be followed by a three course, historically accurate meal showcasing dishes consumed by the miners and denizens of California’s Mother Lode. (See menu here.) Included in the meal will be a commemorative “California Common” beer (indigenous to America, and first produced in California during the Gold Rush) freshly brewed by the UC Davis brewing program in collaboration with Sacramento’s Brew It Up; and Boudin bread from San Francisco’s first sourdough bread bakery (established in 1849). The meal will also feature Barton & Guestier wine, from one of the oldest and most prestigious wine négociants in Bordeaux. Established in 1725, Barton & Guestier wines were some of the first imported wines to arrive in California during the Gold Rush.

Cost: $75 (benefitting the UC Davis Good Life Garden and the California State Railroad Museum)

Download an event flyer here.
This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science.

This event is cosponsored by Barton & Guestier and Boudin San Francisco Sourdough.

For more information please contact: kdodonnell@ucdavis.edu

or go to http://www.goodlifegarden.ucdavis.edu/gold-rush-event/details.


Ives Quartet

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

Time: 7:00pm
Location: Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center

Ives Quartet

(2008–09 artist-in-residence)

Gershwin: Lullaby; Ives: String Quartet No. 2; Dvořák: String Quartet No. 12, op. 96 (“American”).

[$9 student & child, $18 adult]

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Music.


Planning the Apocalypse: Evidence from a Medieval Drawing

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Time: 4:10pm
Location: Art 210D

Planning the Apocalypse: Evidence from a Medieval Drawing

Some time, probably during the 13th century, Benedictine monks gathered together in the ancient abbey of Saint Peter in Salzburg, Austria, to draw what appears to be a detailed layout of a program to be painted in a chapel. It illustrates dramatic scenes from the Book of Revelation and the Book of Daniel. It seems that the program was never carried out. What remains of their plans is a large fragment of parchment covered in figures and scribbles. In this lecture, Geymonat attempts to give a first assessment of this unique drawing, exploring the relationship between text and images, its role in the devising and carrying out of a monumental program, its situation in the intellectual history of visual communication, and what it can tell us about the mechanics of medieval iconography.

Ludovico Geymonat is currently teaching in the Art History Program at UC Davis. He received his PhD from Princeton (2006) and has taught at the Columbia University and the University of Iowa. His current research focuses on the transmission of images and the design of monumental programs.

Download an event flyer here.

This event is sponsored by the Art History Program.


Noon Concert: Ives Quartet

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Time: 12:05pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Noon Concert: Ives Quartet

(2008–09 artist-in-residence)

Quincy Porter: In monasterio; Amy Beach: Piano Quintet, op. 67, with Lois Brandwynne, piano. Free.

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Music.


Your Project, In 500 Words or Less: The Art of Writing an Abstract

Friday, February 6th, 2009

Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Andrews Conference Room (SS&H 2203)

Your Project, In 500 Words or Less: The Art of Writing an Abstract

Comprehensive yet cogent. Sweeping yet pithy. The challenge of condensing your research in all its complexity and nuance into a single paragraph is the focus of this workshop led by Carolyn De La Peña, director of the UC Davis Humanities Institute and associate professor of American Studies. The workshop will include breakout sessions to discuss individual abstracts so please bring a draft of 500 words or so on a project you’ve submitted before or imagine submitting in the future.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Humanities Institute.

For more information please contact: dhi@ucdavis.edu

or online at http://dhi.ucdavis.edu/?page_id=973.


Lecture/Recital: “Music: A Living”

Friday, February 6th, 2009

Time: 3:10pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Lecture/Recital: “Music: A Living”

With Nan Yin

Fossil of Ancient Chinese Music from Fujian, with the Arts College Faculty Ensemble of Xiamen University, featuring traditional Chinese instruments. Free.

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Music.


World Language Proficiency In the California Context

Friday, February 6th, 2009

Time: 1:30
Location: Pauley Ballroom

World Language Proficiency In the California Context

The UC Language Consortium Colloquium
February 6th and 7th :

February 6th:
1:30-2:30: registration

2:30-5:30: Opening remarks
panel presentation: The MLA Executive Report on Language Study and its implications.

6:00-8:30: keynote speaker and reception.

February 7:
8:00-9:00 Registration

9:00-12:00: Welcome, 2 panel presentations on Translingual/Transcultural Competence in the California Education Context

1:30-4:30: Panel Presentation: Translingual/Transcultural Competence and the Public Interest

4:30-5:30: Discussion and Closing remarks.

This event is sponsored by UC Language Consortium

For more information please contact:

or Online at http://uccllt.ucdavis.edu


Iranian Film Symposium

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

Time: 11:00am – 9:00pm
Location: Art Annex, UC Davis Campus

Iranian Film Symposium

Launching Iranian Studies

Admission is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served all day.

Download an event flyer here.

This event is sponsored by the Middle East/South Asian Studies Program.

For more information please contact: mesastaff@ucdavis.edu.


Panel on Classical Receptions

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Time: 4:10 p.m.
Location: Olson 57

Panel on Classical Receptions

Panelists:
Don McGuire (University of Buffalo, SUNY) on the HBO series “Rome”
Margaret Malamud (New Mexico State University) and Martha Malamud
(University of Buffalo, SUNY) on novels, including Lew Wallace, Ben Hur and Robert Graves, I, Claudius

This event is sponsored by the Classics Program.

This event is cosponsored by the Comparative Literature Program, English Department, Film Studies Program, and Medieval and Early Modern Studies.

For more information please contact: emalbu@ucdavis.edu

or go to http://classics.ucdavis.edu/content/news.

Download an event flyer here.


Sustainable Development and Mineral Resource Extraction: Balancing Economics, People and the Environment in a Global Setting

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Time: 12:10pm
Location: 3201 Hart Hall

Sustainable Development and Mineral Resource Extraction: Balancing Economics, People and the Environment in a Global Setting

A talk by Elaine Dorward-King, Global Head of Health, Safety and Environment, Rio Tinto, London.

Offered as part of the Distinguished Speakers Series in Environmental Solutions.

This event is sponsored by the John Muir Institute of the Environment.

This event is cosponsored by

For more information please go to http://johnmuir.ucdavis.edu/events/solutions0809.html.


“Temple Dancers” Revisited: History, Aesthetics, and Memory in the Courtesan Cultures of Modern South India

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Time: 4:30pm
Location: 53A Olson Hall

“Temple Dancers” Revisited: History, Aesthetics, and Memory in the Courtesan Cultures of Modern South India

A talk by Prof. Davesh Soneji, McGill University

Sheikh Sur Jahan (b. 1930) is a famous harmonium player in the Telugu courtesan community of the Godavari delta region in Andhra Pradesh. His mother was a dancer in the troupe of Kotipalli Manikyam, a famous Hindu courtesan of the early twentieth century. Colonial ethnographies from this period describe Muslim women called “turku-sanis” who performed in dance-troupes or melams in this region, and had sexual relations with men from high and middle castes, much like their Hindu counterparts. But
figures such as Sur Jahan and lineage of courtesans from which he descends bear the discomfited traces of history in contemporary South India. They force us to think beyond the Orientalist and nationalist categories of “temple dancer” or “ritual specialist” that have shaped the popular and scholarly representations of professional dancing women in South India. Indeed, courtesans in South India have for the most part become fossilized into “temple women” – “wives of the god” – and thus ostensibly, it appears that there is no other courtesan culture in this region. Why is dance in South India almost entirely linked to temples and temple culture? Why has the word devadasi, “servant of god,” full of ritual and religious connotations, become the hegemonic appellation for hereditary female dancers in the entire region? Bringing archival documents into conversation with ethnographic data from contemporary Andhra Pradesh and Tamilnadu, this presentation traces a genealogy for salon performances in South India, a project that has been excluded from nationalist historiographies of dance and dancing women in the region.

Prof. Davesh Soneji is Assistant Professor of South Indian Religions in the Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University, Montreal. His research and teaching focuses on gender, ritual and performance in Tamil and Telugu-speaking South India. Prof. Soneji is co-editor, with Indira Viswanathan Peterson of Performing Pasts: Reinventing the Arts in Modern South India (Oxford Univ. Press, 2008), and has recently been commissioned to edit the Oxford Anthology of Writings on Indian Dance.

This event is sponsored by Religious Studies, Comparative Literature, and the Teaching Resources Center.

For more information please contact: avenkatesan@ucdavis.edu.


Black Christian Nationalism: Jeremiah Wright and the Presidential Election of 2008

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Time: 12:10pm
Location: 360 Shields Library

Black Christian Nationalism: Jeremiah Wright and the Presidential Election of 2008

a talk by Clarence Walker, Professor of History, UC Davis

This event is sponsored by the Institute of Governmental Affairs.


Practicing Math and Science in Latin America

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Time: 12:10-1:30
Location: 5214 HIA/CHSC Conference room

Practicing Math and Science in Latin America

A lecture by Jesus De Loera (Math, UC Davis) on Practicing Math and Science in Latin
America

This event is sponsored by HIA

For more information please contact:

or Online at http://hia.ucdavis.edu


Noon Concert

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

Time: 12:05pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Noon Concert

David Deffner, organ. Works by Johann Sebastian Bach. Free.

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Music.


The Winter’s Tale

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Time: 8pm
Location: Studio Theater Mondavi Center

The Winter’s Tale

There are multiple showings of The Winter’s Tale, please see the department website for a full performance schedule for The Winter’s Tale.

Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale directed by MFA candidate Patricia Miller
$16/18 gen admission
$11/13 Student child admission

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Theater and Dance

or Online at http://theateranddance.ucdavis.edu


Valentine’s Day Sonnet Walk

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

Time: ongoing
Location: locations throughout Davis

Valentine’s Day Sonnet Walk

with Professor Peter Lichtenfels
Free of charge at various locations throughout the city of Davis

This event is sponsored by Mondavi Center

or Online at http://theateranddance.ucdavis.edu


PUBLIC INTELLECTUALS FORUM: Nancy Cantor, “Scholarship in Action: Transforming Communities and Higher Education”

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Time: Talk begins at 5:30pm, reception at 7:00pm
Location: Bistro 33, 226 F Street, Davis  [PLEASE NOTE VENUE CHANGE!!!]

Envisioning universities as public goods with a responsibility to engage productively and creatively with the world at large, Nancy Cantor asks what issues and ideas can bring scholars and the public together to make a difference in the world?

Drawing on her own experiences at Syracuse University working with the arts, inclusive education, environmental justice and sustainability, and neighborhood and economic development, Cantor will explore ideas and strategies for creating vibrant connections and reciprocal partnerships between communities and universities.
The 11th chancellor and president of Syracuse University, Nancy Cantor has written and lectured widely on liberal education and the creative campus, championing community collaboration and civic engagement for faculty, students and within higher education as a whole.

Sponsored by the Davis Humanities Institute and the Center for History, Society, and Culture.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Regional Change, the John Muir Institute of the Environment, the School of Education, the Art/Science Fusion Program, and the Department of Music.

For more information, please go to http://publicforum.ucdavis.edu/nancycantor_21709.html.
Contact: Davis Humanities Institute at 530.752.2295


Hygiene in the Harem: The Orientalism of Cristina di Belgioioso

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Time: 3:10-4:30pm
Location: Sproul 912

Hygiene in the Harem: The Orientalism of Cristina di Belgioioso

A talk by Professor Barbara Spackman of UC Berkeley.

This event is sponsored by the Departments of French and Italian, Comparative Literature, History, and Women and Gender Studies.

For more information please contact: mheyercaput@ucdavis.edu.


Noon Concert

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Time: 12:05pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Noon Concert

Pete Nowlen, horn, with UC Davis and CSU Sacramento horn quartets. Free.

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Music.


Canadian Studies: On the Edge

Friday, February 20th, 2009

Time: 9:30am-4:30pm
Location: University Club

Canadian Studies: On the Edge

An Interdisciplinary Symposium

Download a schedule of events here.

The day’s events are free but advance registration is required.

This event is sponsored by the Western Canadian Studies Association.

This event is cosponsored by the Government of Canada.

For more information please contact: lhunter@ucdavis.edu.


Meaning and Absurdity in Euripides’ Trojan Women

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Time: 4:00pm
Location: 912 Sproul Hall

Meaning and Absurdity in Euripides’ Trojan Women

A public lecture by Pascale Brillet-Dubois, Associate Professor of Greek, Universite Lumiere-Lyon 2 and Fellow, Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington D.C.

Download an event flyer here.

This event is sponsored by the Programs in Classics, Comparative Literature, and Cultural Studies, the Departments of English, French, and Theatre and Dance, and the UC Davis Humanities Institute.


Absurdity in Euripides: Lecture by Pascale Brillet-Dubois

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Time: 4:00 pm
Location: 912 Sproul Hall

Absurdity in Euripides: Lecture by Pascale Brillet-Dubois

Discussion of “Absurdity in Euripides’ ‘Trojan Women'” with some reference to Sartre’s Les
Troyennes and his introduction to the play ; with an emphasis on war and the possibility
or impossibility of rationally understanding the causes of the Trojan War and the
senseless violence and devastation associated with the war, especially for women.

Download an event flyer here.

This event is sponsored by Classics Department.

This event is cosponsored by Departments of French, English and Cultural Studies.

For more information please contact: slschein@ucdavis.edu


Summer Fellows Fieldwork presentations

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Time: 9:00-11:30
Location: 5214 HIA/CHSC Conference room

Summer Fellows Fieldwork presentations

The second of a two part presentation of the fieldwork from Summer Fellows.

This event is sponsored by HIA

For more information please contact:

or Online at http://hia.ucdavis.edu


UC Davis Jazz Band

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Time: 7:00pm
Location: Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center

UC Davis Jazz Band

Delbert Bump, director. Big Band & Jazz Improv Combo.

[$6 student & child, $12 adult]

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Music.


The Terrible Beauty of Violence

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Time: 6:30pm
Location: 126 Voorhies

The Terrible Beauty of Violence

The English Graduate Student Association presents our Winter 2009 Scholars’ Symposium.

Professor Christopher Loar will offer opening remarks and moderate discussion after the presentations. Please come join us to listen and respond to the following presentations:

Angie Lewandowski, “Radical Water: The Hydro-lyric Forms and Practices of Brenda Hillman”

Erin Paszko, “Terrorism and the Postmodern Sublime in Contemporary Postcolonial Fiction”

Christopher Schaberg, “Melting Plastic, Birds Strikes, and the Aerodynamic Stall: What We Talk About When We Talk About Plane Crashes”

This event is sponsored by the English Graduate Student Association.


Noon Concert

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Time: 12:05pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Noon Concert

UC Davis Hindustani Vocal Ensemble, Rita Sahai, director. Free.

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Music.


Tasting Histories: Food and Drink Cultures through the Ages

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Time: 1:30pm – 7:00pm
Location: Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science

Tasting Histories: Food and Drink Cultures through the Ages

Tasting Histories is a free conference to be held Friday-Sunday, February 27-March 1, 2009 on the UC Davis campus. This event is open to scholars, scientists, growers and farmers, and members of the general public. It will take place in the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, a new facility on the UC Davis campus that houses together the programs in sensory science, food, science and technology, as well as viticulture and enology and creates a collaborative space for the study of food, wine, and culture. The event will highlight the connections between scholars in the humanities and sciences and the innovations of our regional farmers and producers, all of whom work at the nexus of taste, food, region, globe, and history. We anticipate a lively weekend of conversations and meals after which participants will have a new understanding of how “taste” and “history” can be seen anew when viewed by experts from different points of view who break bread together.

This event requires pre-registration; please register here.

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Humanities Institute and the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science.

Co-sponsored by the UC Multi-Campus Research Group on World History; the UC Multi-Campus Research Group on Food and the Body; Dean of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies; Dean of Social Sciences; Dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Science; Vice Chancellor of Research; Department of Food Science and Technology; Department of Viticulture and Enology; Foods for Health Initiative.

Download a flyer here.

For more information please contact: dhi@ucdavis.edu

or go to http://foodandbody.ucdavis.edu/tastinghistories/.


UC Davis Gospel Choir

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

Time: 7:00pm
Location: Freeborn Hall, UC Davis

UC Davis Gospel Choir

Calvin Lymos, director. African and African American choral music, including contemporary and traditional gospel, spirituals, and hymns.

[$6 student & child, $12 adult]

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Music.


Tasting Histories: Food and Drink Cultures through the Ages

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

Time: 8:30am – 6:45pm
Location: Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science

Tasting Histories: Food and Drink Cultures through the Ages

Tasting Histories is a free conference to be held Friday-Sunday, February 27-March 1, 2009 on the UC Davis campus. This event is open to scholars, scientists, growers and farmers, and members of the general public. It will take place in the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, a new facility on the UC Davis campus that houses together the programs in sensory science, food, science and technology, as well as viticulture and enology and creates a collaborative space for the study of food, wine, and culture. The event will highlight the connections between scholars in the humanities and sciences and the innovations of our regional farmers and producers, all of whom work at the nexus of taste, food, region, globe, and history. We anticipate a lively weekend of conversations and meals after which participants will have a new understanding of how “taste” and “history” can be seen anew when viewed by experts from different points of view who break!
bread together.

This event requires pre-registration; please register here.

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Humanities Institute and the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science.

Co-sponsored by the UC Multi-Campus Research Group on World History; the UC Multi-Campus Research Group on Food and the Body; Dean of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies; Dean of Social Sciences; Dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Science; Vice Chancellor of Research; Department of Food Science and Technology; Department of Viticulture and Enology; Foods for Health Initiative.

Download a flyer here.

For more information please contact: dhi@ucdavis.edu

or go to http://foodandbody.ucdavis.edu/tastinghistories/.


Rita Sahai, 2008-09 Artist-in-Residence

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

Time: 7:00pm
Location: Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center

Rita Sahai, 2008-09 Artist-in-Residence

Sahai, given the title Gayan Alankar (Jewel of Music), presents classical and original North Indian vocal music with guest tabla and harmonium players.

[$9 student & child, $18 adult]

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Music.


Tasting Histories: Food and Drink Cultures through the Ages

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

Time: 8:30am – 11:45am
Location: Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science

Tasting Histories: Food and Drink Cultures through the Ages

Tasting Histories is a free conference to be held Friday-Sunday, February 27-March 1, 2009 on the UC Davis campus. This event is open to scholars, scientists, growers and farmers, and members of the general public. It will take place in the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, a new facility on the UC Davis campus that houses together the programs in sensory science, food, science and technology, as well as viticulture and enology and creates a collaborative space for the study of food, wine, and culture. The event will highlight the connections between scholars in the humanities and sciences and the innovations of our regional farmers and producers, all of whom work at the nexus of taste, food, region, globe, and history. We anticipate a lively weekend of conversations and meals after which participants will have a new understanding of how “taste” and “history” can be seen anew when viewed by experts from different points of view who break!
bread together.

This event requires pre-registration; please register here.

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Humanities Institute and the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science.

Co-sponsored by the UC Multi-Campus Research Group on World History; the UC Multi-Campus Research Group on Food and the Body; Dean of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies; Dean of Social Sciences; Dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Science; Vice Chancellor of Research; Department of Food Science and Technology; Department of Viticulture and Enology; Foods for Health Initiative.

Download a flyer here.

For more information please contact: dhi@ucdavis.edu

or go to http://foodandbody.ucdavis.edu/tastinghistories/.


Art, Eros and the Sixties

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Time: 4:10pm
Location: Art 210D

Art, Eros and the Sixties

A talk by Jonathan D. Katz

At the height of the Cold War’s blinkered border consciousness, a theory of Eros was made universal as potential solvent to a range of repressive social strictures, not least global capitalism. Just before second wave feminism and gay and lesbian liberation linked political resistance with an ever increasing specification of difference, it was Eros’ evocation of a universal capacity to experience somatic pleasure that made the body available as a site of active political resistance and dissent in the first place. But our still nationalist art history has lost sight of the profound links among US and non-US artists at this time, obscuring the emergence of an art of Eros as perhaps the first genuinely global art movement.

Jonathan D. Katz, a scholar of post war art and culture from the vantage point of sexual difference, was the 2007- 08 Clark-Oakley Fellow at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, and is currently Research Faculty at the University of Manchester, UK. Katz was the founding director of the Larry Kramer Initiative for Lesbian and Gay Studies at Yale University, and served as the first tenured faculty in gay and lesbian studies in the US, at City College of San Francisco. He co-founded the activist group Queer Nation, San Francisco, and founded the Queer Caucus of the College Art Association, and the Harvey Milk Institute in San Francisco. It was at City College in 1989, that Katz founded and chaired the very first Department of Lesbian and Gay Studies in the United States. Katz is currently researching the book from which this talk is drawn, as well as curating two groundbreaking exhibitions: the first, entitled Hide/Seek: Desire, Difference and the Invention of Modern American Portraiture, will open at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in October 2010 as the first queer exhibition at any major American museum. The second exhibition, entitled Art/AIDS/America will open at the Corcoran and Tacoma museums a year later. Katz is writing full-scale books to accompany both exhibitions.

Download an event flyer here.

This event is sponsored by A public lecture sponsored by Art History, Women and Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, and the DHI research clusters in Studies in Performance and Practice, Queer Studies, and American Culture and Politics.


On the Particular Language of the Incas/ Sobre la lengua particular de los Incas

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Time: 12:00pm
Location: 5214 SS&H Conference Room

On the Particular Language of the Incas/ Sobre la lengua particular de los Incas

Please join us for the inaugural lecture of the University of California, Davis — Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú Scholar Exchange Program, featuring Rodolfo Cerrón-Palomino, Professor of Linguistics, PUCP.

16th and 17th century chroniclers, among them Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, call attention to the fact that the Incas had a ‘particular language’ used exclusively by members of the court. Unable to explain a dozen proper names in terms of his Quechua mother tongue, Garcilaso de la Vega assumed they must belong to the purported secret language. This could have been Puquina, once a
major language spoken in the Lake Titicaca environs, the region from where the mythical Incas came into the Cuzco valley.
The talk will be in Spanish with questions and answers in English, Spanish and Quechua.

Professor Cerrón-Palomino will also hold a workshop/discussion on Friday, March 6 at noon in 5214 SS&H.

Download an event flyer here.


Trumpet Studio Recital

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Time: 3:30pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Trumpet Studio Recital

Students of Scott Macomber. Free.

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Music.


Stimulus SmackDown: Can Deficit Spending Save the Economy?

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Location: University Club Lounge

Stimulus SmackDown: Can Deficit Spending Save the Economy?

A debate between Michele Boldrin, Joseph Gibson Hoyt Distinguished Professor in Arts & Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis and J. Bradford DeLong, Professor of Economics, U.C Berkeley

Moderated by Gregory Clark, Professor and Chair, Department of Economics, University of California, Davis

With questions from an expert panel of UC Davis economists and audience Q&A.

About the Speakers:
Michele Boldrin is Joseph Gibson Hoyt Distinguished Professor in Arts & Sciences and Chair of the Department of Economics at Washington University in St. Louis. He has written on economic growth, business cycles, asset pricing, the welfare system, innovation theory and technological progress, search theory, the labor market, intellectual property, fertility, and international trade. He was one of the signatories of the recent full-page ad against using government spending as a tool to improve economic performance that was placed in the New York Times and other major newspapers by the Cato Institute’s Fiscal Reality Center (http://www.cato.org/fiscalreality).

J. Bradford DeLong is a professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley, chair of its political economy major, and was in the Clinton administration as a deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury. His work extends from business cycle dynamics through economic growth, behavioral finance, political economy, economic history, international finance to the history of economic thought and other topics. He has been a vocal proponent of the economic stimulus package, both on his widely read blog Grasping Reality with Both Hands(http://delong.typepad.com/) and in other media outlets.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Economics and the Institute of Governmental Affairs, University of California, Davis.

This event is cosponsored by the Levine Family Foundation.


Live and Let Buy: The Secularization of the Holy Land

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Time: 4:10pm
Location: Andrews Conference Room (2203 Social Sciences & Humanities)

Live and Let Buy: The Secularization of the Holy Land

Jewish Studies Program Presents Guy Ben-Porat, Visiting Fellow, UC Davis

Discussant and Moderator: Professor David Biale, UC Davis

Guy Ben-Porat is Professor, Department of Public Policy and Administration at Ben-Gurion University in Israel and the author of Global Liberalism, Local Populism: Peace and Conflict in Israel and Northern Ireland (Syracuse University Press, 2006), co-author of Israel Since 1980 (Cambridge University Press, 2008), and the editor of The Failure of the Middle East Peace Process (Palgrave, 2008). He is currently working on a book on secularization in Israel and elsewhere as well as several projects that engage with multiculturalism and public policy.

Refreshments will be served

This event is sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program.


The Hissing of Pagin: Diderot’s Apostle meets the Cabal at the Concert Spirituel

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

Time: Noon
Location: TBA

The Hissing of Pagin: Diderot’s Apostle meets the Cabal at the Concert Spirituel

Bev Wilcox, Ph.D. student in musicology, will present current research.

This event is sponsored by Eighteenth-Century Studies.

For more information please contact: jsimon@ucdavis.edu.


Dollars for Dissertations: Grantwriting Strategies for Graduate Students

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

Time: 4:10 – 6:00pm
Location: 693 Kerr Hall

Dollars for Dissertations: Grantwriting Strategies for Graduate Students

This workshop will cover the nuts and bolts of grant writing for dissertation research and writing. The opening panel will cover how to find grants and develop a funding plan (Jennifer Langdon, DHI) as well as specific grant writing expectations and strategies in the social sciences (Suad Joseph, WGS and Anthropology) and the humanities (TBA). The second part of the workshop features breakout sessions with recent graduate student recipients of internal and external fellowships (AAUW, Spencer, Professors for the Future, and others).

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Humanities Institute, the Consortium for Women and Research, and the Cultural Studies Grad Group.

For more information please contact: dhi@ucdavis.edu

or online at http://dhi.ucdavis.edu/?page_id=973.


Noon Concert

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

Time: 12:05pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Noon Concert

Zoila Muñoz, mezzo-soprano, and Larisa Smirnova, piano. Spanish music. Free.

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Music.


The Nature of Wealth and the Dynamics of Inequality in the Long-Run

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm
Location: International House

The Nature of Wealth and the Dynamics of Inequality in the Long-Run

EJS Seminar Series

A talk by Samuel Bowles, Santa Fe Institute and University of Siena

This event is sponsored by Economy, Justice, and Society; the Institute of Governmental Affairs; and the Levine Family Fund.


Kudunomics: The Information Economy Meets the Invisible Hand

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

Time: 1:00pm
Location: 360 Shields Library

Kudunomics: The Information Economy Meets the Invisible Hand

IGA Seminar Series

A talk by Samuel Bowles, Santa Fe Institute and the University of Siena

This event is sponsored by the Institute of Governmental Affairs and the Levine Family Fund.


Telepresence and Bio Art

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Veterans Memorial Center Theatre

Telepresence and Bio Art

Internationally renowned artist Eduardo Kac, who uses biotechnology and genetics to create provocative works, will speak on “Telepresence and Bio Art” on Thursday, March 5 at the Consilience of Art and Science colloquium, a series of lectures sponsored by the Art/Science Fusion Program at the University of California, Davis. The lecture is free and open to the public.Kac, a native of Rio de Janeiro who lives and works in Chicago, will introduce his pioneering telepresence work, give examples and discuss his current transgenic art. He gained prominence with his transgenic work “GFP (Green Fluorescent Protein) Bunny.” He commissioned a French laboratory to implant the rabbit, named Alba, with a GFP from a jellyfish. Under a specific blue light, the rabbit fluoresces green. Following his lecture, Kac will autograph copies of his new book, “Telepresence and Bio Art — Networking Humans, Rabbits and Robots.”

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Art/Science Fusion Program.

This event is cosponsored by College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Programmatic Initiative Grant, Entomology, Land, Air and Water Resources, Plant Pathology, Plant Sciences, UC Davis Arboretum, Pence Gallery.

For more information please contact: deullman@ucdavis.edu or go to http://artsciencespeakers.ucdavis.edu.


Workshop/Discussion with Rodolfo Cerrón-Palomino Prof. of Linguistics, PUCP

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Time: 12:00pm
Location: 5214 SS&H Conference Room

Workshop/Discussion with Rodolfo Cerrón-Palomino Prof. of Linguistics, PUCP

A workshop/discussion for all interested undergraduates, graduates, and others.

Please join us for the inaugural events of the University of California, Davis — Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú Scholar Exchange Program
Professor Cerrón-Palomino will also give a lecture, “On the Particular Language of the Incas/Sobre la lengua particular de los Incas,” at noon on Wednesday, March 4 in 5214 SS&H.

Download an event flyer here.


John Jasperse- New Work.

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Time: 7 pm
Location: Main Theater

John Jasperse- New Work

Created and choreographed by Granada Artist-in-Residence John Jasperse
$16/18 general admission
$11/13 student and child

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Theater and Dance

or Online at http://theateranddance.ucdavis.edu


University Chorus, Alumni Chorus, UC Davis Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Time: 8:00pm
Location: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center

University Chorus, Alumni Chorus, UC Davis Symphony Orchestra

Mendelssohn: Elijah, with Robin Fisher, soprano; Catherine Cook, mezzo-soprano; Joseph Palarca, tenor; and Eugene Brancoveanu, baritone. D. Kern Holoman, conducting.

[$5/7/8 student & child, $10/14/16 adult]

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Music.


Noon Concert

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Time: 12:05pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Noon Concert

Student Chamber Ensembles. Free.

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Music.


From Ore to Organism: Mercury Cycling and Bioaccumulation in Clear Lake

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Time: 12:15-1:15pm
Location: 3201 Hart Hall

From Ore to Organism: Mercury Cycling and Bioaccumulation in Clear Lake

A talk by Tom Suchanek, Lead Scientist, USGS, Western Ecological Research Center, offered as part of JMIE’s Distinguished Speakers Series on Environmental Solutions.

This event is sponsored by the John Muir Institute of the Environment.


University Concert Band: Winds of Spring

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Time: 7:00pm
Location: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center

University Concert Band: Winds of Spring

Pete Nowlen, director

[$4/6/7 student & child, $8/12/14 adult]

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Music.


Noon Concert

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Time: 12:05pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Noon Concert

Student Chamber Ensembles. Free.

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Music.


Student Chamber Ensembles

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Time: 4:10pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Student Chamber Ensembles

Free.

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Music.


Africa: Prospects and Problems

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Time: 7:00-8:30 pm
Location: International House (10 College Park)

Africa: Prospects and Problems

Edward Miguel, Associate Professor of Economics at UC Berkeley, will discuss his recent books, Economic Gangsters: Corruption, Violence, and the Poverty of Nations and Africa’s Turn.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Economics and the Institute of Governmental Affairs and cosponsored by the Levine Family Foundation.


Figures of Consumption in Kafka and Nietzsche

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Time: 12:00pm
Location: 912 Sproul Hall

Figures of Consumption in Kafka and Nietzsche

A lecture by Stanley Corngold, Professor of German and Comparative Literature, Princeton University

Stanley Corngold, a distinguished literary critic and theorist, is the author or editor of a dozen well-known books of literary and cultural criticism. He is best known as the foremost Kafka scholar in the United States. Most recently, he has edited and translated Franz Kafka: The Office Writings (Princeton UP, 2008).

This event is sponsored by the Department of German; cosponsored by Comparative Literature, Critical Theory, the UC Davis Humanities Institute, and the Department of English.


Composer Colloquium

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Time: 3:10pm
Location: Room 230, Music Building

Composer Colloquium

Sara Doncaster, Brandeis University. Free.

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Music.


John Jasperse- New Work

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Time: 8pm
Location: Main Theater

John Jasperse- New Work

Created and choreographed by Granada Artist-in-Residence John Jasperse
$16/18 general admission
$11/13 student and child

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Theater and Dance

or Online at http://theateranddance.ucdavis.edu


Public Intellectuals Forum: Mark Lila, CANCELED

Friday, March 13th, 2009

This event has been canceled.


UC Davis Early Music & Baroque Ensembles

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

Time: 8:00pm
Location: St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 640 Hawthorne Lane, Davis

UC Davis Early Music & Baroque Ensembles

David Nutter, Phebe Craig & Michael Sand, directors. Stylistic vocal and instrumental performance of early music works using replica period instruments.

[Suggested donation at door only: $6 student & child, $12 adult]

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Music.


Empyrean Ensemble: Hot Off the Press

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Time: 7:00pm
Location: Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center

Empyrean Ensemble: Hot Off the Press

All New Works by American Composers, Kurt Rohde, Laurie San Martin, and Mika Pelo, directors. Premiering works by Mario Davidovsky, Sara Doncaster, Ed Martin, Petros Ovsepyan, and UC Davis’s newest faculty member, Mika Pelo. David Milnes conducts.

Pre-concert talk at 6 pm, “Demystifying the Music.”

[$9 student & child, $18 adult]

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Music.


John Jasperse- New Work.

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Time: 2 pm
Location: Main Theater

John Jasperse- New Work

Created and choreographed by Granada Artist-in-Residence John Jasperse
$16/18 general admission
$11/13 student and child

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Theater and Dance

or Online at http://theateranddance.ucdavis.edu


What Makes Artisan Cheese Artisnal?

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Time: 4:00-6:00 PM
Location: 228 Voorhies, UC Davis

CSFC: What Makes Artisan Cheese Artisanal? H. Paxson

What Makes Artisan Cheese Artisanal?
Art, Craft, and Science in American Artisan Cheesemaking

a presentation by Heather Paxson,
Professor of Anthropology, MIT

Thursday March 19, 4PM
In recent decades, handcrafted American cheeses, many made on farms with as few as a dozen cows or goats, have proliferated. As a rule, the new cheesemakers know rudimentary microbiology and are careful to avoid contaminating cheese rooms with barnyard bacteria. Yet they speak of their craft as an aesthetic experience, involving subjective judgment of taste, feel, personal vision. Based on interviews and participant-observation, this paper investigates how today’s neo- artisans, in their sanitized, laboratory-like cheese rooms and their moldy caves, acquire and engage tacit knowledge of the controlled rotting that is cheese-making. Offering an account of how lay practitioners construe and reconcile what counts as “art,” “craft,” and “science,” it revisits the Aristotelian techne/episteme divide and offers anthropological reflections on artisanship and expertise, both topics of longstanding interest in Science Technology Studies.

Heather Paxson is Associate Professor of Anthropology at MIT. The author of _Making Modern Mothers: Ethics and Family Planning in Urban Greece_. (University of California, 2004), she is interested in how people make sense of new bioscientific knowledge and changing economic realities in their everyday lives through such quotidian practices as sex and parenting, and food preparation and eating. She is currently undertaking an ethnographic exploration of a recent renaissance in artisan cheesemaking in the United States. She received the PhD in Anthropology from Stanford University in 1998.


This talk is sponsored by the Critical Studies in Food and Culture research cluster in the Davis Humanities Institute

For more info contact: David Michalski, michalski@ucdavis.edu

or Online at http://people.lib.ucdavis.edu/~davidm/CSFC.html


Ecologies of Comparision

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Time: 4:00-6:00pm
Location: De Carli Room, MU

Ecologies of Comparision

Tim Choy, Assistant Professor, Anthropology/Science and Technology Studies, UC Davis

This event is part of the Spring 2009 Cultural Studies Colloquium Series.

This event is cosponsored by Anthropology, Science and Technology Studies, and the John Muir Institute for the Environment.

For more information please contact: culturalstudies@ucdavis.edu.


UC Davis Art Studio Program Lecture Series: Anne Walsh

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Technocultural Studies Building

UC Davis Art Studio Program Lecture Series: Anne Walsh

Anne Walsh is a media artist and an Assistant Professor of Electronic Media in the Department of Art Practice at the University of California, Berkeley. Her works include video, performance, audio, and print projects. Walsh produced the spoken word audio series Art After Death.

This event is sponsored by Office of the Dean.

This event is cosponsored by Art Studio Department.

For more information please visit  artstudio.ucdavis.edu/lectures_program.html

View the flyer.


Two Billion Cars: Driving Toward Sustainability

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Time: 4:30-6:00pm
Location: MU II, Memorial Union, Second Floor

Two Billion Cars: Driving Toward Sustainability

A presentation by Daniel Sperling, Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies, Acting Director of the Energy Efficiency Center, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, and Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at the University of California, Davis

As part of the Conversations With Writers Series, Sperling will discuss the writing process he employed in the creation of his new book Two Billion Cars: Driving Toward Sustainability.

At present, there are roughly a billion motor vehicles in the world. Within twenty years, the number will double to 2 billion, largely a consequence of China’s and India’s explosive growth. Given that greenhouse gases are already creating havoc with our climate and that violent conflict in oil-rich nations is on the rise, does this mean that matters will only get worse? Or are there hopeful signs that effective, realistic solutions can be found?

In Two Billion Cars, transportation experts Daniel Sperling and Deborah Gordon provide a concise history of America’s love affair with cars and an overview of the global oil and auto industries. America is still the leading emissions culprit, and what is especially worrying is that developing nations are becoming car-centric cultures as well. The authors explain how we arrived in this dangerous state, and also what we can do about it. Sperling and Gordon expose the roots of the problem—the resistant auto-industry, dysfunctional oil markets, short-sighted government policies, and unmotivated consumers. They zero in on reforming our gas-guzzling culture, expanding the search for low-carbon fuels, environment-friendly innovations in transportation planning, and more. Promising advances in both transportation technology and fuel efficiency together with shifts in travel behavior, they suggest, offer us a realistic way out of our predicament.

This event is free and open to the general public.

This event is sponsored by the University Writing Program and the UC Davis Bookstore.

For more information please go to http://writing.ucdavis.edu/speakerseries.


Dahlia Ravikovitch: The Poetics and Politics of Translation

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Time: 4:10 PM
Location: 126 Voorhies

“Dahlia Ravikovitch: The Poetics and Politics of Translation”

Chana Bloch and Chana Kronfeld will talk about their new translation, _Hovering at a Low Altitude, The Collected Poetry of Dahlia Ravikovitch_, just published by Norton. Ravikovitch (1936-2005), one of the great Hebrew poets of our time — many believe, the greatest Hebrew woman poet of all time — was widely honored for her artistry and admired for her courage as a peace activist. Chana Bloch is the author of three books of poems, _The Secrets of the Tribe_, _The Past Keeps Changing_, and _Mrs. Dumpty_, and co-translator of _The Song of Songs_ and _The Selected Poetry of Yehuda Amichai_. Chana Kronfeld, Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of California at Berkeley, is the author of _On the Margins of Modernism_. Their translation of Yehuda Amichai’s _Open Closed Open_ won the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation.

This event is sponsored by Jewish Studies Program

This event is cosponsored by Department of Comparative Literature

For more information please contact: jst@ucdavis.edu

or Online at http://jewishstudies.ucdavis.edu


Politics, Economics, and the Road to Wounded Knee

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Time: 12 noon
Location: Andrews Conference Room, SSH 2203

“Politics, Economics, and the Road to Wounded Knee”

Heather Cox Richardson

Author of three books, including West from Appomattox and The Greatest Nation of the Earth, Richardson is professor of history in the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a specialist in section, race, and politics in American history. Richardson will explore how the 1890 political confrontation between Republicans and Democrats over pro-business economic legislation led inexorably to the massacre of 270 Sioux men, women, and children in South Dakota.

This event is sponsored by Center for History, Society and Culture.

For more information please contact: casiracusa@ucdavis.edu

or Online at chsc.ucdavis.edu


Western Regional Conference for the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Western Regional Conference for the National Association of Graduate-Professional StudentsThe Graduate Student Association will host the Western Regional Conference for the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students April 2-4, 2009. We are looking for students and groups on campus who may want to highlight the work, interdisciplinary research or services we provide to our graduate students on campus. The conference is designed for other graduate-professional student organizations to share ideas and learn from what works on respective campuses. If you would like to organize a presentation please see the call for proposals on our conference website http://gsa.ucdavis.edu/Western_Regional. We welcome individual, group or panel presentations.

Also, all UC Davis graduate students are welcome to register and attend the conference. We are offering a very low rate of $30 for individual students and $125 for student groups (5 students). We are keeping the cost very low and this cost is designed to cover the food and conference materials. We welcome you to register for the conference!

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Graduate Student Association.

For more information please contact: gsaexternalchair@ucdavis.edu.


Solo Explorations

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Time: 8pm
Location: Mondavi Center Studio Theater

Solo Explorations

Acting Thesis presentations by MFA candidates
Free of charge

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Theater and Dance

or Online at http://theateranddance.ucdavis.edu


Junior Recital: Amanda Wu, double bass

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Junior Recital: Amanda Wu, double bass

Works by Marcello, Bottesini, Rachmaninov, Saint-Saëns, and Schubert. Free.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information please contact: pedaley@ucdavis.edu or Online at http://music.ucdavis.edu


VISUAL SOVEREIGNTY: International Indigenous Photography Rececption

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Time: 5 pm
Location: CN Gorman Museum

VISUAL SOVEREIGNTY: International Indigenous Photography

Join us in welcoming the participating artists to UC Davis and the launch of the conference with the exhibition opening for “Visual Sovereignty”. The exhibition brings together the work of 34 Native American, First Nations, Inuit, Aboriginal and Maori photographers to explore the concept of visual sovereignty. Created by elder, established and emerging artists the works are mostly contemporary. Images by historical photographers from as early as 1899 are also included. In this collaborative exhibition, the artworks range across the genres of portraiture, studio, digital collage, and landscape. The dance group Sho-Ka-Wah-Ke from Hopland will be featured and the Native American Student Union will be serving Indian Tacos.

This event is sponsored by CN Gorman Museum.

For more information please visit gormanmuseum.ucdavis.edu


Spring Quarter: Latin American Film Festival Schedule

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Time: 7 p.m
Location: 1322 Storer Hall

Latin American Film festival

Spring Quarter Latin American Film Festival

Schedule of films:

April 3: TBA

April: 10: El Dia que me Amen (Argentina, 2004)

April 24: El Clavel Negro/The Black Pimpernel (Denmark/Mexico/Sweden 2007)

May 1: Espaldas Mojadas (Mexico 1953)

May 8: Salt of the Earth (USA 1954)

May 15: The Pope’s Toilet (Uruguay/Brazil, 2007)

May 22: El Norte (USA 1983)

May 29: El Jardin del Edén (Mexico 1994)

This event is sponsored by HIA

For more information please contact:

or Online at http://hia.ucdavis.edu


Western Regional Conference for the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Western Regional Conference for the National Association of Graduate-Professional StudentsThe Graduate Student Association will host the Western Regional Conference for the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students April 2-4, 2009. We are looking for students and groups on campus who may want to highlight the work, interdisciplinary research or services we provide to our graduate students on campus. The conference is designed for other graduate-professional student organizations to share ideas and learn from what works on respective campuses. If you would like to organize a presentation please see the call for proposals on our conference website http://gsa.ucdavis.edu/Western_Regional. We welcome individual, group or panel presentations.

Also, all UC Davis graduate students are welcome to register and attend the conference. We are offering a very low rate of $30 for individual students and $125 for student groups (5 students). We are keeping the cost very low and this cost is designed to cover the food and conference materials. We welcome you to register for the conference!

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Graduate Student Association.

For more information please contact: gsaexternalchair@ucdavis.edu.


VISUAL SOVEREIGNTY: International Indigenous Photography The Gathering

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Location: Sciences Lecture Hall

VISUAL SOVEREIGNTY: International Indigenous Photography The Gathering

In artist panel sessions, Native American, First Nations, Inuit, Aboriginal and Maori photographers will speak about their artwork and experiences within the field of Indigenous photography. Sat. 9-4 and Sun. 10-2. Please see the museum website for a detailed schedule. This event is free and open to the public.

This event is sponsored by CN Gorman Museum

For more information please visit www.gormanmuseum.ucdavis.edu.


Western Regional Conference for the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Western Regional Conference for the National Association of Graduate-Professional StudentsThe Graduate Student Association will host the Western Regional Conference for the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students April 2-4, 2009. We are looking for students and groups on campus who may want to highlight the work, interdisciplinary research or services we provide to our graduate students on campus. The conference is designed for other graduate-professional student organizations to share ideas and learn from what works on respective campuses. If you would like to organize a presentation please see the call for proposals on our conference website http://gsa.ucdavis.edu/Western_Regional. We welcome individual, group or panel presentations.

Also, all UC Davis graduate students are welcome to register and attend the conference. We are offering a very low rate of $30 for individual students and $125 for student groups (5 students). We are keeping the cost very low and this cost is designed to cover the food and conference materials. We welcome you to register for the conference!

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Graduate Student Association.

For more information please contact: gsaexternalchair@ucdavis.edu.


VISUAL SOVEREIGNTY: International Indigenous Photography The Gathering

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Location: Sciences Lecture Hall

VISUAL SOVEREIGNTY: International Indigenous Photography The Gathering

In artist panel sessions, Native American, First Nations, Inuit, Aboriginal and Maori photographers will speak about their artwork and experiences within the field of Indigenous photography. Sat. 9-4 and Sun. 10-2. Please see the museum website for a detailed schedule. This event is free and open to the public.

This event is sponsored by CN Gorman Museum.

For more information please visit  www.gormanmuseum.ucdavis.edu


Art History Program Lecture Series: Ting Chang

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Time: 3:10 pm
Location: Art 210D

Ting Chang: “The Lost Labor of Travel: Emile Guimet’s Museum of Asian Art in Paris”

The Frenchman Emile Guimet used the infrastructure of colonialism to undertake a reoriented Grand Tour in Japan, China
and India in 1876. Chang argues that it is in Guimet’s narrative, Promenades japonaises, illustrated by the artist Félix Régamey, rather than the collected objects in his museum that one can recover the lost labor of travel. Her analysis of both image and text reveals the tensions of the cross-cultural encounter. Chang concludes with a consideration of the recent renovation of the
Musée Guimet in Paris.

Ting Chang received her Ph.D from the University of Sussex, England. She is currently teaching at the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

This event is sponsored by Art History Department.

For more information please go to http://arthistory.ucdavis.edu.

View the flyer.


Public History Speakers Series- Rick Prelinger

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Time: 5:15pm

Location: LIR, 2nd floor Shields Library

Public History Speakers Series

Rick Prelinger

“From Repository to Workshop: Reinventing the Library and Archives”This event is sponsored by American Studies Program, Program in Technocultural Studies.

For more information please contact: dgray@ucdavis.edu

Click here to view flyer.


The Ghanaian-African American Experience

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Time: 12:10 – 1:00 pm
Location: 2215 Hart Hall

The Ghanaian-African American Experience

Talk by Dr. Halifu Osumare, Professor of African American and African Studies.


Organizing Your Thesis/Dissertation: A Writing Workshop for Graduate Students

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Time: 3:10-4:30pm
Location: 396 Voorhies

Organizing Your Thesis/Dissertation: A Writing Workshop for Graduate Students

Dr. John Bitchener, Fulbright Fellow and Professor of Applied Linguistics, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand

Dr. Bitchener will explain how the different parts of a thesis/dissertation function and how an understanding of functions informs both the content and structure of the sections. He will explain how to use genre analysis in any discipline to clarify expectations and illustrate with examples from a well-crafted thesis in Applied Linguistics.

Download an event flyer here.

This event is sponsored by the University Writing Program. For more information please contact drferris@ucdavis.edu.


Noon Concert

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Time: 12:05 pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Noon Concert

Kathryn Peisert and Ai Goldsmith, flute, with Miles Graber, piano. Works by Boehm, Doppler, Feld, Roussel, and Viotti. Free.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information please contact: pedaley@ucdavis.edu or Online at http://music.ucdavis.edu


Lab: Idea Translation through the Fusion of Art and Science

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Location: ARC, Ballrooms A and B

Lab: Idea Translation through the Fusion of Art and Science

This is the final lecture in the Centennial Colloquium: The Consilience of Art and Science. The lecture will be by Dr. David Edwards, Founder of Le Laboratoire in Paris and Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Biomedical Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University. In an exploration of the fusion of art and science as a catalyst for innovation, Edwards will explore the creative processes and tangible – if transient – art and design outcomes of the partnership between Le Laboratoire (Paris) and the Idea Translation Lab (Harvard). He will discuss this fused process, where students and the public learn by translating ideas, as the explicit motor of a new kind of ‘pre-museum’ culture lab. Following the lecture, Edwards will autograph copies of his book, Artscience: Creativity in the Post-Google Generation.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Art/Science Fusion Program.

This event is cosponsored by CA&ES Programmatic Initiative Grant, Departments of Entomology, Land, Air and Water Resources, Plant Pathology, and Plant Sciences, UC Davis Arboretum, Pence Gallery.

For more information please contact: deullman@ucdavis.edu

or Online at http://artsciencespeakers.ucdavis.edu


An Evening with Amador Bustos

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Time: 6-8 pm
Location: AOB IV Room 174

An Evening with Amador Bustos

The Center for Entrepreneurship presents the Innovation Speaker Series
featuring Amador Bustos

CEO, Bustos Media
Amador Bustos is chairman and CEO of Bustos Media, a leading private Spanish-language broadcasting company headquartered in Sacramento. In 2004, Bustos Media raised more than $100 million in private equity to build its broadcast company. Currently Bustos Media owns and operates 25 radio stations and three television stations around the U.S. in high-growth, mid-size, markets that include Portland, Seattle, Yakima, Boise, Salt Lake City, Denver and Milwaukee. Bustos Media also produces three nationally syndicated radio network formats (La GranD, KeBuena, and Magia), which are carried by 48 affiliated radio stations.
In 2005 Hispanic Business Magazine selected Mr. Bustos as one of the top 100 most influential Hispanics in the USA.
Previously, Mr. Bustos was chairman and CEO of Z-Spanish Media, Corp, which from 1992 to 2000 put together a group of 32 radio stations and an outdoor billboard company. In August 2000 Z-Spanish merged with Entravision Communications at a valuation of $450 million. Mr. Bustos was a member on the Entravision’s board of directors until December 2003.
Mr. Bustos serves on the board of the National Broadcasters Association and Broadcast Music, Inc. He is a member of the Investment Committee of Hispania Capital Partners, a Chicago- based investment fund. Mr. Bustos is also a member of the board of directors of American River Bank, a NASDAQ-traded Sacramento community business bank. He is a founding member of two recently approved Hispanic-owned community banks: Plaza Bank in Seattle and ProMerica Bank in Los Angeles. The Bustos Family is dedicated to improving educational opportunities for disadvantaged Hispanic youth. In 1996, Amador and Rosalie established the Bustos/Lopez Family Fund, through which they have supported more than 56 graduating high school senior through their bachelor’s and graduate degrees. The Bustos family is also a benefactor of the arts and institutions of higher education. They have established endowments for the Joe and Isabel Serna Research Center at Sacramento State University.

This event is sponsored by Center for Entrepreneurship.


Art History Lecture Series: Catherine Anderson, “Embodiments of Empire: Imperial Bodies in Victorian Painting”

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Time: 3:10pm
Location: ART 210D

For more information, view the flier


Main Stage Dance/Theater Festival

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Time: 8 pm
Location: Main theater

Main Stage Dance/Theater Festival

New Choreography by undergraduate and graduate students and UC Davis dance instructors

There are multiple performances of this event. Please see the UC Davis Theater and Dance
website for a full schedule of performances.

$14/16 general admission
$10/12 student/children

Picnic day Matinees: all tickets $5

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Theater and Dance

or Online at http://theaterdance.ucdavis.edu


Junior Recital: Farrah Fong, piano

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Junior Recital: Farrah Fong, piano

Works by Bach, Chopin, Debussy, and Schubert. Free.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information please contact: pedaley@ucdavis.edu or Online at http://music.ucdavis.edu


Call for Papers- Graduate Conference on Irish Studies

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Time: TBA
Location: UC Davis

Call for Papers- Graduate Conference on Irish Studies

The 2009 graduate conference will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2009. All graduate students affiliated with a center of higher learning are encouraged to submit paper abstracts centered on this year’s theme –‘New Directions’ – no later than April 10, 2009.

GUIDELINES

Graduate students, from all disciplines, who would like to participate in the 2009 graduate conference on Irish Studies should submit a brief (250 word) abstract byApril 10, 2009. Submissions must be made via email. All submissions should include the author’s name,
college/university affiliation, and contact phone number. (note: actual presentations, at conference, should not exceed 20 minutes in length.)

Please send all materials – and/or questions – to the Irish Conference Coordinator, Department of English, University
of California, Davis, at the following address:IJILEDITOr@ucdavis.edu

This event is sponsored by Department of English

For more information please contact: IJILEDITOr@ucdavis.edu

View this flyer:


Renaissance Wine Tasting: Sensory Appreciation in 16th C. Italy

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Time: 6 pm
Location: Bistro 33 (corner of 3rd and F Streets)

Renaissance Wine Tasting: Sensory Appreciation in 16th C. Italy

Dr. Allen Grieco, pioneering historian of food and wine, from Villa I Tatti (Fiesole, Italy) and Harvard University.

This event is sponsored by Davis Humanities Institute, Robert Mondaiv Institute for Wine and Food Science.

This event is cosponsored by Departments of History, Music, French, Italian and Spanish, and the Medieval and Early Modern Studies Program.

View the flyer.


Voice Studio Recital: Students of Zoila Muñoz and Jonathan Nadel

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Voice Studio Recital: Students of Zoila Muñoz and Jonathan Nadel

Free.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information please contact: pedaley@ucdavis.edu or Online at http://music.ucdavis.edu


Feminist Interdisciplinary Research Seminar

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Time: TBA
Location: Rec Pool Lodge

Feminist Interdisciplinary Research Seminar

The Feminist Interdisciplinary Research Seminar is a long standing event sponsored by the WGS program to highlight interdisciplinary research by feminist scholars working on issues relevant to people across campus. To celebrate UCD’s centennial, we invited renowned Chicano feminist film scholar Rosa Linda Fregoso to return to Davis. Her talk, “Yearning for Justice,” is part of collaborative project with a criminologist to provide a conceptual framework for thinking about femicides in the Americas.

This event is sponsored by Women and Gender Studies.

This event is cosponsored by Film Studies, Technocultural Studies and Cultural Studies.

For more information please contact: akkuhn@ucdavis.edu,slludwig@ucdavis.edu,sbkaiser@ucdavis.edu


Climate Changes in the Americas Symposium

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Time: 9:00-3:00pm
Location: Andrews Conference Room, SS&H, 2nd floor, (History Dept)

Climate Changes in the Americas Symposium

A symposium on climate change in the Americas with a keynote address by Walter Vergara,
World Bank Lead Engineer on Environment in Latin America

This event is sponsored by HIA

For more information please contact:

or Online at http://hia.ucdavis.edu


Climate Change and Water in the Andes

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Location: Plant & Environmental Sciences Room 3001

See Event flier


Art Studio Lecture Series: Jeanne Quinn

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Time: 4:40 pm
Location: TCS, Main Room

Art Studio Lecture Series: Jeanne Quinn

Ceramic artist Jeanne Quinn will talk about her recent work.

This event is sponsored by Art Studio Program.

For more information please contact: juliaelsas@hotmail.com or online at http://artstudio.ucdavis.edu/lectures_graduates_Quinn.html


Noon Concert: Duo X (2008–09 artist-in-residence)

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Time: 12:05 pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Noon Concert: Duo X (2008–09 artist-in-residence)

Laura Carmichael (clarinet, electronics) and Naomi Sato (saxophones, sho, electronics) perform contemporary experimental music and improvisation. Free.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information please contact: pedaley@ucdavis.edu or Online at http://music.ucdavis.edu


How Do We Know What To Do?

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Time: 12 pm
Location: Andrews Room, 2203 Social Sciences

How Do We Know What To Do?

David Merli- Philosophy, Franklin & Marshall College.

Duty, Liberty, Mercy, Life Choice, Retribution.


Davis Feminist Film Festival

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Date: April 16 & 17
Time: Reception at 7:00pm, Show starts at 8:00pm
Location: Vet Memorial Building

The Davis Feminist Film Festival is devoted to challenging sexism, racism, homophobia, ablism, and classism through film and digital media. A grassroots, campus-community effort, the festival highlights links between local, global, and transnational struggles for social justice. It strives to promote dialogue between artists, scholars, students, and community members using independent media as a starting point for broader debate.

Sponsored by the Consortium for Women and Reasearch

Cosponsored by the Hemispheric Institute of the Americas, Art Department, Cultural Studies, and the UC Davis Humanities Institute

For more information please contact: bababcock@ucdavis.edu


Davis Feminist Film Festival

Friday, April 17th, 2009

Date: April 16 & 17
Time: Reception at 7:00pm, Show starts at 8:00pm
Location: Vet Memorial Building

The Davis Feminist Film Festival is devoted to challenging sexism, racism, homophobia, ablism, and classism through film and digital media. A grassroots, campus-community effort, the festival highlights links between local, global, and transnational struggles for social justice. It strives to promote dialogue between artists, scholars, students, and community members using independent media as a starting point for broader debate.

Sponsored by the Consortium for Women and Reasearch

Cosponsored by the Hemispheric Institute of the Americas, Art Department, Cultural Studies, and the UC Davis Humanities Institute

For more information please contact: bababcock@ucdavis.edu


Born to be Digital: New Technologies in Research and Publishing

Friday, April 17th, 2009

Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Shields Library Instruction Lab

Born to be Digital: New Technologies in Research and Publishing

This workshop is part of KNOWLEDGE NETWORKING, the DHI’s professional development workshop series for graduate students in the humanities and social sciences.

This event is sponsored by the Davis Humanities Institute, Shields Library Humanities Resource Specialists, and the Cultural Studies Grad Group.

Download an event flyer here.

For more information, please contact dhi@ucdavis.edu or go to http://dhi.ucdavis.edu/?page_id=973.


UC Davis Gamelan Ensemble, Henry Spiller, director

Friday, April 17th, 2009

Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Dance Studio, University Club

UC Davis Gamelan Ensemble, Henry Spiller, director

Gamelan salendro (percussion ensemble) and jaipongan (modern Sundanese dance), with guest artists from Bandung, Indonesia: drummer Wahyu Roche and dancer Ening Rumbini. Co-sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Theatre & Dance. Free.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information please contact: pedaley@ucdavis.edu or Online at http://music.ucdavis.edu


Modes of Transgression

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Time: TBA
Location: 126 Voorhies

Modes of Transgression

Graduate Student Colloquium in Early Modern and 18th Century Studies

This one-day, UC Davis graduate student colloquium will examine forms of transgression, subversion, monstrosity, and disorder in the early modern period and the 18th century.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Early Modern Studies Research Cluster, Eighteenth Century Studies Research Cluster

For more information please contact: jsimon@ucdavis.edu


UC Davis Symphony Orchestra: Picnic Day Concert

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center

UC Davis Symphony Orchestra: Picnic Day Concert

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto, with John Abdallah, violin; Beethoven: Septet. Also selections from Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, David Moschler conducting. Free.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information please contact: pedaley@ucdavis.edu or Online at http://music.ucdavis.edu


From Soup to Nuts

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Time: 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Location: Claire Schoen’s studio in Berkeley

From Soup to Nuts

Claire Schoen is offering another “Soup to Nuts” weekend seminar, about documentary radio production, on April 18/19.

If you are interested and you can make this date, she’d love to have you join here! Please get back to her asap, as these classes tend to fill up really fast. Here’s how it goes:

1.) Email her to let her know you would like to sign up.
2.) She’ll write back and let you know if there is still space. If so, she’ll hold a place for you.
3.) THEN, please send her a check at your earliest convenience.
4.) Receiving your check will guarantee your spot. If you have to cancel after that she will return your check if she can fill your slot.
5.) A couple of weeks before April 18/19, she’ll send out a Welcome Letter with logistical details and some suggestions for ways you might want to prepare for the weekend.

Checks can be written to:
Claire Schoen
Amount:
$250 (the price has gone up slightly)
and mailed to:
1815 Grant Street, Berkeley, CA 94703

If you cannot make this weekend, please do let her know as well.

This event is sponsored by Claire Schoen

For more information please contact: cschoen@earthlink.net

View the flyer:


Chamber Music Ensembles: Picnic Day Concert

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Chamber Music Ensembles: Picnic Day Concert

Works include Beethoven’s Septet. Free.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information please contact: pedaley@ucdavis.edu or Online at http://music.ucdavis.edu


From Soup to Nuts

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Time: 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Location: Claire Schoen’s studio in Berkeley

From Soup to Nuts

Claire Schoen is offering another “Soup to Nuts” weekend seminar, about documentary radio production, on April 18/19.

If you are interested and you can make this date, she’d love to have you join her! Please get back to her asap, as these classes tend to fill up really fast. Here’s how it goes:

1.) Email her to let me know you would like to sign up.
2.) She’ll write back and let you know if there is still space. If so, she’ll hold a place for you.
3.) THEN, please send her a check at your earliest convenience.
4.) Receiving your check will guarantee your spot. If you have to cancel after that she will return your check if she can fill your slot.
5.) A couple of weeks before April 18/19, she’ll send out a Welcome Letter with logistical details and some suggestions for ways you might want to prepare for the weekend.

Checks can be written to:
Claire Schoen
Amount:
$250 (the price has gone up slightly)
and mailed to:
1815 Grant Street, Berkeley, CA 94703

If you cannot make this weekend, please do let her know as well.

This event is sponsored by Claire Schoen

For more information please contact: cschoen@earthlink.net

View the flyer:


American Studies Roundtable

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Time: 12-2
Location: 126 Voorhies

American Studies Roundtable

A roundtable discussion on the state of American Studies across disciplines, time periods, and methodologies. Professors from English, History, Women’s Studies, American Studies and elsewhere will discuss current issues and themes in Americanist work. The discussion will also focus on trends in graduate education, themes/structures of first books, shifting disciplinary boundaries, and the terrain of the job market.

This event is sponsored by ACAP research cluster.

For more information please contact: spufahl@gmail.com

View the flyer


Mary Roach on Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Time: 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Location: Buehler Alumni Center

Mary Roach on Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex

Mary Roach, a journalist called “the funniest science writer in the country” (Burkhard Bilger, *The New Yorker*), and author of the wildly popular *Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers*, will speak on campus on April 20th, at 4:30 pm, in Buehler Alumni Center.

This event is sponsored by University Writing Program.

For more information please contact: amclarke@ucdavis.edu or online at http://writing.ucdavis.edu/events/cww_mary_roach


Public History Speakers Series- David Takemoto-Weerts

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Time: 5:15pm
Location: LIR, 2nd floor Shields Library

Public History Speakers Series

David Takemoto-Weerts
“Davis, City of Bicycles: a Brief Public History”

This event is sponsored by the American Studies Program.
For more information please contact: dgray@ucdavis.edu

Click here to see the flyer.


Junior Recital

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Junior Recital

Al Bona and David Kashevaroff, clarinet, with Chet Chwalik and Helen Kashevaroff, piano. Works by Carter, Copland, Lutoslawski, Poulenc, and Weber. Free.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information please contact: pedaley@ucdavis.edu or Online at http://music.ucdavis.edu


An Ancient call to Peace Via Modern Science

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Time: 12:10-1:30
Location: 5214 HIA/CHSC Conference room

An Ancient call to Peace Via Modern Science

A lecture by Carlos Puente (Land, Ari and Water Resources, UC Davis)

This event is sponsored by HIA

For more information please contact:

or Online at http://hia.ucdavis.edu


Art Studio Lecture Series: John Yau

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Time: 7:00 pm
Location: TCS, Main Room

Art Studio Lecture Series: John Yau

Poet and critic John Yau will discuss his recent publication A Thing Among Things: The Art of Jasper Johns.

This event is sponsored by Art Studio Program.

This event is cosponsored by Art History Program, Creative Writing Program.

For more information please contact: juliaelsas@hotmail.com or online at http://artstudio.ucdavis.edu/lectures_graduates_Yau.html


Poetry Reading: John Yau

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Time: 12:00 pm
Location: 126a Voorhees

Poetry Reading: John Yau

Poet and critic John Yau will read from “Lunch Poem”.

This event is sponsored by Art Studio Program.

This event is cosponsored by Art History Program and Creative Writing Program.

For more information please contact: juliaelsas@hotmail.com or online at http://artstudio.ucdavis.edu/lectures_graduates_Yau.html


Music, Medicine and Genomics

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Time: 4:10 pm
Location: ARC Ballroom B

Music, Medicine and Genomics

The College of Letters and Science continues its Deans’ Speaker Series this spring, welcoming Assad Meymandi, adjunct professor of psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill. He will speak about “Music, Medicine and Genomics.”

Meymandi is a noted psychiatrist, humanist and philanthropist. He frequently speaks and writes on diverse topics that relate to his interests in medicine, art, religion, and philanthropy. Dr. Meymandi earned his M.D. degree from George Washington University School of Medicine. In addition, he holds Ph.D.s in both biochemistry and philosophy, and he was awarded an honorary doctorate in humanities. A longtime resident of Raleigh, NC, he is in private practice as a psychiatrist and neurologist. Dr. Meymandi publishes a magazine, Wake County Physician, now in its 14th year of publication, and writes extensively for the national press.

Of his talk, Dean of the Division of Social Sciences George R. Mangun said, “The campus is extremely fortunate to have a respected and lively lecturer, Dr. Assad Meymandi, giving the Deans’ Lecture on April 23, 2009. Dr. Meymandi’s lecture will reflect his interdiscplinary interests that range from the humanities to medicine, and should be extremely interesting.”

This event is free and open to the public.

This event is sponsored by College of Letters and Science.

For more information please visit online at http://www.ls.ucdavis.edu/friends/news.aspx?ArticleId=1175

View the flyer


Noon Concert: UC Davis Graduate Student Composers

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Time: 12:05 pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Noon Concert: UC Davis Graduate Student Composers

Works by Hendel Almetus, An Tan, Ching-Yi Wang, Ben Irwin, Sue-Hye Kim, and Garrett Schatzer, with Igor Veligan and Sarah Almetus, violin; Ann Miller, viola; Anne Marie Noble, cello; and Susan Lamb Cook, piano. Free.
This event is sponsored by UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information please contact: pedaley@ucdavis.edu or Online at http://music.ucdavis.edu


Cybergovernmentality and the Politics of Rightful Killing in Times of War: Iranian Diasporic Bloggers as Soldiers of Freedom

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Time: 4:00-6:00pm
Location: De Carli Room, MU

Cybergovernmentality and the Politics of Rightful Killing in Times of War: Iranian Diasporic Bloggers as Soldiers of Freedom

Sima Shakhsari, ABD Anthropology, Stanford University

This event is part of the Spring 2009 Cultural Studies Spring Colloquium Series.

This event is cosponsored by Middle East/South Asian Studies.
For more information please contact: culturalstudies@ucdavis.edu.


Junior Recital

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Junior Recital

Rachel Howerton, horn, and Jaclyn Howerton, oboe, with Chet Chwalik and Farrah Fong, piano. Works by Bozza, Dukas, Herzogenberg, Marais, Mozart, and Vaughan Williams. Free.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information please contact: pedaley@ucdavis.edu or Online at http://music.ucdavis.edu


Junior Recital

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Junior Recital

Emma Gavenda, harpsichord, with Susanna Peeples, mezzo-soprano; Natasha Vocelka, flute; and Kate Mackenzie, bassoon. Works by Bach, Couperin, Purcell, Scarlatti, and UC Davis music alumnus Phillip Front. Free.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information please contact: pedaley@ucdavis.edu or Online at http://music.ucdavis.edu


Senior Recital: Kevin Koo

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Senior Recital: Kevin Koo

Kevin Koo, percussion, with percussionists Chris Froh and Dan Eisenberg. Free.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information please contact: pedaley@ucdavis.edu or Online at http://music.ucdavis.edu


Junior Recital

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Junior Recital

Alexandra Engen, flute, with Phebe Craig, harpsichord; Milena Schaller, cello; and Cedric Long, piano. Works by Bach, Debussy, Poulenc, and Varèse. Free.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information please contact: pedaley@ucdavis.edu or Online at http://music.ucdavis.edu


Techniques of Reading and Textual Lay-Out in Ancient Greek Texts

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Time: 4:00pm
Location: 53A Olson

Techniques of Reading and Textual Lay-Out in Ancient Greek Texts

A lecture by Luigi Battezzato


Noon Concert: UC Berkeley Chamber Chorus

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Time: 12:05 pm
Location: Grand Lobby, Mondavi Center

Noon Concert: UC Berkeley Chamber Chorus

Marika Kuzma, director. Works by Berkeley composers from the 1930s to today: Brian Current, Robin Estrada, Andrew Imbrie, Jorge Liderman, and Randall Thompson. Free.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information please contact: pedaley@ucdavis.edu or Online at http://music.ucdavis.edu


Public History Speakers Series- Danielle Fodor

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Time: 5:15pm
Location: LIR, 2nd floor Shields Library

Public History Speakers Series

Danielle Fodor
“Public Storytelling in an Experimental Community: The Domes, 1971-2008”

This event is sponsored by the American Studies Program.

For more information please contact: dgray@ucdavis.edu

Click here to see the flyer.


Senior Recital: John Abdallah, violin, with Robert Bowman, piano

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Senior Recital: John Abdallah, violin, with Robert Bowman, piano

Works by Brahms and Mendelssohn. Free.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information please contact: pedaley@ucdavis.edu or Online at http://music.ucdavis.edu


Art Studio Lecture Series: John Roloff

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Time: 4:30 pm
Location: TCS, Main Room

Art Studio Lecture Series: John Roloff

John Roloff, a visual artist who works conceptually with site, process and natural systems, will discuss his recent work.

This event is sponsored by Art Studio Program.

For more information please contact: juliaelsas@hotmail.com or online at http://artstudio.ucdavis.edu/lectures_graduates_Roloff.html


Noon Concert: Empyrean Ensemble, Laurie San Martin, and Mika Pelo, directors

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Time: 12:05 pm
Location: Grand Lobby, Mondavi Center

Noon Concert: Empyrean Ensemble, Laurie San Martin, and Mika Pelo, directors

Program comprises septets by Mario Davidovsky, Mika Pelo, and Petros Ovsepyan (rescheduled from the March 15 concert) and a percussion ensemble piece by Iannis Xenakis directed by Chris Froh. Free.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information please contact: pedaley@ucdavis.edu or Online at http://music.ucdavis.edu


Student Recital: Dan Eisenberg, percussion

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Student Recital: Dan Eisenberg, percussion

Free.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information please contact: pedaley@ucdavis.edu or Online at http://music.ucdavis.edu


A Sea of Possibilities: Interdisciplinary Graduate Symposium

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

Time: 8:00am-5:00pm
Location: University Club

A Sea of Possibilities: Interdisciplinary Graduate Symposium

Graduate students across ALL fields are invited to come together to present their current work ~ in any form and at any stage of the process. The Interdisciplinary Graduate Symposium is not only a chance for you to work on your presentation skills, but also is an opportunity to meet and explore the ideas of fellow graduates across the disciplines. There will be talks, poster presentations, and musical performances.

Download a flyer and a registration form here. Registration ends April 10th.

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Graduate Student Association.

For more information please contact UCdavisIGS@gmail.com or go to http://gsa.ucdavis.edu/igs


Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

Time: 8 pm
Location: Mondavi Center Jackson Hall

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

Directed and Choreographed by Granada Artist in Residence Mindy Cooper. Jointly produced
with the Department of Music.

There are multiple performances of this event. Please see the UC Davis Theater and Dance
website for a full schedule of performances.

Tickets:
$28/30, $24/26, $20/22 General
$20/22, $16/18, $12/14 Student/Child

Special rates apply for Sunday May 3rd performance

This event is sponsored by Deparment of Theater and Dance

This event is cosponsored by Department of Music

or Online at http://theaterdance.ucdavis.edu


Dramaturgical Talk: John Rossini on Oklahoma!

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center

Dramaturgical Talk: John Rossini on Oklahoma!

Free for ticket-holders to any performance of Oklahoma! (May 2–10).

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information please contact: pedaley@ucdavis.edu or Online at http://music.ucdavis.edu


CANCELLED: Francisco Dominguez, “Activism Through Photography: Yolo County Farm Workers, Documentary and Public History”

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Time: 5:15pm
Location: LIR, 2nd floor Shields Library

Public History Speakers Series

Francisco Dominguez
“Activism Through Photography: Yolo County Farm Workers, Documentary and Public History”

This event is sponsored by the American Studies Program and the Chicana/o Studies Program.

For more information please contact: dgray@ucdavis.edu

Click here to see the flyer.


Senior Recital

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Senior Recital

Vanessa Chen, piano, with Alexandra Engen, flute, and Kate MacKenzie, bassoon. Solo works by Bach, Bartók, Beethoven, and Chopin and a chamber piece by Beethoven. Free.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information please contact: pedaley@ucdavis.edu or Online at http://music.ucdavis.edu


The Electronic Eyes of Justice: Surveillance, Territory and the Rule of Law in Mexico City.

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Time: 12:10-1:30
Location: 5214 HIA/CHSC Conference room

The Electronic Eyes of Justice: Surveillance, Territory and the Rule of Law
in Mexico City

A lecture by Alfonso Valenzuela Aguilaer (Urban Planning, State University of Morelos,
Mexico City)

This event is sponsored by HIA

For more information please contact:

or Online at http://hia.ucdavis.edu


Noon Concert: Elizabeth Coronata, flute, and Beverly Wesner-Hoehn, harp

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Time: 12:05 pm
Location: Grand Lobby, Mondavi Center

Noon Concert: Elizabeth Coronata, flute, and Beverly Wesner-Hoehn, harp

Works by Bloch, Fauré, Ibert, Persichetti, and Villa-Lobos. Free.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information please contact: pedaley@ucdavis.edu or Online at http://music.ucdavis.edu


Postcolonial Visibilities: Foucault, Deleuze, and the New Media Technologies

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Time: 4:00pm

Location: East Conference Room, Memorial Union

Postcolonial Visibilities: Foucault, Deleuze, and the New Media Technologies

A talk by Professor Rey Chow, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities and Professor of Modern Culture & Media Studies, Comparative Literature, and English at Brown University.Reception to follow.This event is sponsored by the Davis Humanities Institute, Consortium for Women and Research, English, Traveling Debates in Postcolonial Studies Research Cluster, American Studies, East Asian Languages and Culture, Comparative Literature, Film Studies, Women & Gender Studies, Performance Studies, Art History, Asian Pacific American Cultural Politics Research Group, Technocultural Studies, and the Queer Studies Research Cluster.


Graduate Student Recital: Katerina Frank and Peter Hill, piano

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Graduate Student Recital: Katerina Frank and Peter Hill, piano

Works by Bach, Mozart, Piazzolla, Poulenc, and Rachmaninov. Free.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information please contact: pedaley@ucdavis.edu or Online at http://music.ucdavis.edu


The Politics of Food & Eating in Black Communities: Redefining “Soul Food”

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

Time: 12:00-2:00 pm

Location: RMI Sensory Theatre

The Politics of Food & Eating in Black Communities: Redefining “Soul Food”

Eco-chef, writer, and food activist Bryant Terry will be speaking about his new book, Vegan Soul Kitchen, as well as more generally about the politics of food production and consumption in the U.S. His particular focus is on reconceptualizing “soul food” from the position of holistic, seasonal, and local/sustainable food. Terry’s work in this book and in his previous Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen (2006, co-authored by Anna Lappe) speaks to a new generation of activism and socially-conscious living in urban environments. His commitment to grassroots social change which engages people where they are and with a particular focus on youth is at the forefront of contemporary political movements around food justice. Terry’s work seeks to make connections between local processes which disempower people of color and state, national, and global processes, always with an eye towards recognizing and building upon “organic” resistances already in progress.

This event is sponsored by Critical Studies in Food & Culture and cosponsored by Black Family Week, African American Research Cluster, and CSFC.

For more information please contact: kdnettles@ucdavis.edu.


Senior Recital: Amanda Perry, violin

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Senior Recital: Amanda Perry, violin

Works by Bach, Beethoven, Kreisler, and Mozart. Free.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information please contact: pedaley@ucdavis.edu or Online at http://music.ucdavis.edu


Pilgrimage and Performance in Quechua Society.

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Time: 12:10-1:30
Location: 5214 HIA/CHSC Conference room

Pilgrimage and Performance in Quechua Society

A lecture by Zoila Mendoza (Native American Studies)

This event is sponsored by HIA

For more information please contact:

or Online at http://hia.ucdavis.edu


Noon Concert: Cello students of Susan Lamb Cook

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Time: 12:05 pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Noon Concert: Cello students of Susan Lamb Cook.

Free.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information please contact: pedaley@ucdavis.edu or Online at http://music.ucdavis.edu


Louis Menand, “A Man Is Shot: The Content of a Cinematic Technique” (Eugene Lunn Memorial Lecture in Modern Thought & Culture)

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Time: 7:30 pm, Reception; 8:00 pm, Lecture
Location: ARC Ballroom A

Louis Menand Delivers the Annual Eugene Lunn Memorial Lecture in Modern Thought & Culture

“A Man is Shot: The Content of a Cinematic Technique”

Delivered by Louis Menand, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of
English, Harvard University.

A regular contributor to the New Yorker and other public journals,
Professor Menand won the Pulitzer Prize in History for The Metaphysical
Club (2001). Some recent works include: American Studies (2002); The
Cambridge History of Literary Criticism,Volume 7: Modernism and the
New Criticism, co-ed. (2000); The Future of Academic Freedom, ed.
(1997); Pragmatism: A Reader, ed. (1996); Discovering Modernism: T.
S. Eliot and His Context (1987).

This event is sponsored by History Department.

For more information please contact: mtsaler@ucdavis.edu


Lost and Found in Translation: Perspectives on the Movement of Meanings

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Time: TBA
Location: Andrews Conference Room (SS&H 2203)

The 2009 Davis Humanities Institute Graduate Research Symposium

This graduate colloquium, featuring the research of recent DHI fellows and other humanities graduate students at UC Davis, seeks to ask and answer what is lost and found in translation by convening an interdisciplinary group of graduate scholars interested in the cultural practices and products surrounding the movement of text, sound, ideas, objects, and people between sites temporal, geographic, textual, and cultural. Panels begin at 8:30 am and continue throughout the day. The closing keynote address, “How Can Fellows Speak to Each Other?: Translation, Transmedia, Transdisciplinarity,” by Professor of Comparative Literature Sheldon Lu, begins at 4:30 pm.

For the complete schedule of panels and speakers, go to http://dhi.ucdavis.edu/?page_id=634.

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Humanities Institute.


Senior Recital: Susanna Peeples, mezzo-soprano

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Senior Recital: Susanna Peeples, mezzo-soprano

Works by Brahms, Debussy, Elgar, Fauré, Handel, Purcell, Ravel, Sauget, and Schubert and three Irish songs set by Herbert Hughes. Free.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information please contact: pedaley@ucdavis.edu or Online at http://music.ucdavis.edu


Senior Recital: Isabel To, soprano, with Megumi Chen, piano

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Senior Recital: Isabel To, soprano, with Megumi Chen, piano

Works by Beethoven, Bellini, Thomas Croft, Dowland, Duparc, Handel, Mozart, Purcell, Schumann, and Tchaikovsky. Free.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information please contact: pedaley@ucdavis.edu or Online at http://music.ucdavis.edu


Student Recital: Jon Anderson and friends

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Student Recital: Jon Anderson and friends

Solo works by Bozza, Burdick, and Strauss and chamber works by Brahms and Strauss. Free.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information please contact: pedaley@ucdavis.edu or Online at http://music.ucdavis.edu


Senior Recital: Jenny Mun, trombone

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

Time: 11:00 am
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Senior Recital: Jenny Mun, trombone

Works by Hindemith, Larsson, ulek, and others. Free.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information please contact: pedaley@ucdavis.edu or Online at http://music.ucdavis.edu


Senior Recital: Christopher Gee, baritone, with Farrah Fong, piano, and Richard Chowenhill, guitar

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Senior Recital: Christopher Gee, baritone, with Farrah Fong, piano, and Richard Chowenhill, guitar

Works by Brahms, Chausson, de Falla, and Purcell (Britten). Free.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information please contact: pedaley@ucdavis.edu or Online at http://music.ucdavis.edu


Senior Recital: Hannah Choi, cello

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Time: 3:10 pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Senior Recital: Hannah Choi, cello

Works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, and Popper. Free.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information please contact: pedaley@ucdavis.edu or Online at http://music.ucdavis.edu


Canadian Slavery, American Freedom: Fugatives, the Border, and the State in Early North America

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Time: 12:10-1:30
Location: 5214 HIA/CHSC Conference room

Canadian Slavery, American Freedom: Fugatives, the Border, and the State in
Early North America

A lecture by Gregory Wigmore (History)

This event is sponsored by HIA

For more information please contact:

or Online at http://hia.ucdavis.edu


Senior Recital: Josh Sawyer, tenor

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Senior Recital: Josh Sawyer, tenor

Works by Caldara, Cesti, Dowland, Falconieri, Morley, Purcell, Schubert, and Schumann. Free.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information please contact: pedaley@ucdavis.edu or Online at http://music.ucdavis.edu


BONK: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Time: 4:30-6:00pm
Location: The AGR Room, Walter A. Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center, UC Davis campus

BONK: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex

The UC Davis University Writing Program presents Mary Roach in a talk about the challenges and techniques of writing about science for a general public audience; specifically as it pertains to her most recent book BONK: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex.

For more information about this event, please contact Dr. Amy Clarke, amclarke@ucdavis.edu, or Sasha Abramsky, sabramsky@ucdavis.edu.

View the flyer:


Noon Concert: Scott Macomber, trumpet

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Time: 12:05 pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Noon Concert: Scott Macomber, trumpet

Works by Hansen, Françaix, and Mahler. Free.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information please contact: pedaley@ucdavis.edu or Online at http://music.ucdavis.edu


CANCELED: Trauma as Durational Performance: A Walk Through Villa Grimaldi

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Time: 4:00-6:00pm
Location: 126 Voorhies

Trauma as Durational Performance: A Walk Through Villa Grimaldi

Diana Taylor, Professor of Performance Studies and Spanish, New York University

Villa Grimaldi was a country estate in suburban Santiago that was turned into a covert prison and torture center during the Pinochet dictatorship. The property, mostly leveled, was rescued as something of a museum of memory al fresco in recent years.

This event is part of the Spring 2009 Cultural Studies Colloquium Series.

This event is cosponsored by Department of Spanish, Department of Theater and Dance, Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory, and the Hemispheric Institute on the Americas.

For more information, please contact culturalstudies@ucdavis.edu or go to http://estudiosculturales.ucdavis.edu/.


Undergraduate Composers Concert

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Undergraduate Composers Concert

Free.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information please contact: pedaley@ucdavis.edu or Online at http://music.ucdavis.edu


Literature and Pathology Conference

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Time: 1:30-7:00 pm

Location: UCD Medical Center Education Building

Literature and Pathology Conference

Please join us for an interdisciplinary conference on topics related to literature (broadly defined, including cultural texts) and medicine/bioethics.

This event is sponsored by the UCDMC Medical School and cosponsored by the Departments of English, Cultural Studies, and History and the UC Davis Humanities Institute.

For full conference schedule go to http://litpathcon.ucdavis.edu. For more information please contact: jhowell@ucdavis.edu.


Graduate Conference on Irish Studies- ‘New Directions’

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Time: TBA
Location: UC Davis

2009 GRADUATE CONFERENCE ON IRISH STUDIES-‘NEW DIRECTIONS’

The University of California, Davis, is pleased to announce its forthcoming GRADUATE Conference on Irish studies. The 2009 Graduate Conference on Irish Studies Provides a Forum For graduate RESEARCHERS – in California — to exchange Radical, new views on IRISH STUDIES in the 21st Century.

The 2009 graduate conference will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2009. All graduate students affiliated with a center of higher learning are encouraged to submit paper abstracts centered on this year’s theme –‘New Directions’ – no later than April 10, 2009.

GUIDELINES

Graduate students, from all disciplines, who would like to participate in the 2009 graduate conference on Irish Studies should submit a brief (250 word) abstract by April 10, 2009. Submissions must be made via email. All submissions should include the author’s name, college/university affiliation, and contact phone number. (note: actual presentations, at conference, should not exceed 20 minutes in length.)

Please send all materials – and/or questions – to the Irish Conference Coordinator, Department of English, University
of California, Davis, at the following address: IJILEDITOr@ucdavis.edu

This event is sponsored by Department of English

For more information please contact: IJILEDITOr@ucdavis.edu

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Literature and Pathology Conference

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Time: 8:30 am-10:00 pm

Location: UCD Medical Center Education Building

Literature and Pathology Conference

Please join us for an interdisciplinary conference on topics related to literature (broadly defined, including cultural texts) and medicine/bioethics.

This event is sponsored by the UCDMC Medical School and cosponsored by the Departments of English, Cultural Studies, and History, and the UC Davis Humanities Institute.

For full conference schedule go to http://litpathcon.ucdavis.edu. For more information please contact: jhowell@ucdavis.edu.


Literature and Pathology Conference

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

Time: 8:30 am-3:30pm

Location: UCD Medical Center Education Building

Literature and Pathology Conference
Please join us for an interdisciplinary conference on topics related to literature (broadly defined, including cultural texts) and medicine/ bioethics.

This event is sponsored by UCDMC Medical School and the Departments of English, Cultural Studies and History, and the UC Davis Humanities Institute.

For full conference schedule, go to http://litpathcon.ucdavis.edu. For more information please contact: jhowell@ucdavis.edu.


Documentary Film Screenings: ‘Fifty-Fifty’ (2009, 8 minutes), and ‘Somewhere in Between’ (2008, 29 minutes)

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Time: 7:30 P.M.
Location: 716 N St. Davis, CA (N-Street Co-Housing)

Documentary Film Screenings: ‘Fifty-Fifty’ (2009, 8 minutes), and ‘Somewhere in Between’ (2008, 29 minutes)

Public screening of two films by UC Davis graduate students:

Fifty-Fifty (Denise Nicole Green & Sarah McCullough, 2009, 8 minutes)
Synopsis:
Join the Sac City Rollers as they school us on derby all the while discussing how they are perceived, the changing nature of their sport, body image, costume, and appearance. Roller derby twists and subverts dominant notions of gender, sexuality, normative bodies, and sports performance. As Spankenstein puts it, “Derby is fifty-fifty, you can be an athlete and a sexy, ass-kicking female at the same time.”

Somewhere in Between (Denise Nicole Green, 2008, 29 minutes)
Synopsis:
For just one week of the year, nearly 50,000 individuals make the pilgrimage to the desolate Black Rock Desert in Northwestern Nevada to participate in the Burning Man Project, a festival that provides space for unbridled creative expression. Through the interwoven stories of five men, Somwehere in Between reveals how experimentation with dress and bodily modification at the festal gathering may facilitate reconceptualizations of masculine appearance style in more plural or open-ended terms. Throughout the film, the act of styling and experimenting with the body becomes a way of thinking through and performing cultural anxieties and ambivalences about identity, and gender in particular. Though fleeting, the Burning Man festival provides space for experimentation, transgression, and ultimately, transformation.

This event is sponsored by Division of Textiles & Clothing

For more information please contact: dengreen@ucdavis.edu


Junior Recital: Wyatt Harmon, percussion

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Junior Recital: Wyatt Harmon, percussion

Free.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information please contact: pedaley@ucdavis.edu or Online at http://music.ucdavis.edu


9th Annual UC Davis Film Festival

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Time: 8:30 pm, Doors open at 8:00pm
Location: Davis Varsity Theater

9th Annual UC Davis Film Festival

Presented by the Davis Varsity Theater in association with the UC Davis Technocultural
Studies and Film Studies and Art Studio

The Davis Varsity Theater
616 Second Street
Davis CA

Wednesday-Thursday May 27-28

All tickets $5

This event is sponsored by Department of Theater and Dance

This event is cosponsored by Technocultural Studies, Film Studies, Art Studio

or Online at http://theaterdance.ucdavis.edu


Lake Tahoe: Five Decades of Change and the World Water Crisis

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Time: 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Location: East Conference Room, Memorial Union

Lake Tahoe: Five Decades of Change and the World Water Crisis

A talk by Charles R. Goldman, Distinguished Professor of Limnology and the Founding Director of the Tahoe Research Group, UC Davis.

This event is sponsored by John Muir Institute of the Environment.

or Online at http://johnmuir.ucdavis.edu/events/solutions0809.htmml


Director’s Showcase TBA

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Time: 8 pm
Location: Wyatt Pavilion Theater

Director’s Showcase TBA

Directed by MFA candidate Candice Andrews

There are multiple performances of this event, please see the UC Davis Theater and Dance
website for a full schedule of performances.

$14/16 general
$10/12 Student/child

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Theater and Dance

or Online at http://theaterdance.ucdavis.edu


Noon Concert: Piano Students of Lois Brandwynne

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Time: 12:05 pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Noon Concert: Piano Students of Lois Brandwynne

Free.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information please contact: pedaley@ucdavis.edu or Online at http://music.ucdavis.edu


Queer Mobility, Queer Citizenship: 3rd Annual UC Davis Queer Studies Graduate Symposium

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Art Annex [PLEASE NOTE CORRECTED VENUE]

Queer Mobility, Queer Citizenship

3rd Annual UC Davis Queer Studies Graduate Symposium

This year’s symposium will take place at UC Davis on Thursday, May 28 and Friday, May 29 and will focus on the theme of “Queer Mobility, Queer Citizenship.” The event opens on Thursday at 6 pm with a reception followed by featured artist monica enriquez-enriquez discussing “contesting citizenship: (dis)locating bodies” with featured artist monica enriquez-enriquez. The symposium continues on Fri, May 29 with panels featuring graduate students and a presentation from queer immigrant rights activist Debanuj DasGupta. Professor Siobhan Somerville of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign will deliver the keynote address “Civil Rites: Naturalization, Imperialism, and the Production of U.S. Citizenship” at 2:45pm on Friday. The symposium is free and open to the public.

Keynote speaker Siobhan Somerville, Associate Professor in the Department of English and the Gender & Women’s Studies Program at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, has written extensively on the intersection of race and sexuality in U.S. literature and history, and her current book project is entitled A Queer Genealogy of Naturalization in the U.S. Recent queer scholarship reflects an investment in studies of transnationalism and a concern with questions of mobility and citizenship.

Scholarship within the growing field of transnational queer studies, as exemplified in works such as Social Text‘s 2005 special issue “What’s Queer about Queer Studies Now” and GLQ’s 2008 special issue “Queer/Migrations,” investigates the imbrications of gender and sexuality with racial, national, and diasporic formations; circuits of travel, migration, and displacement; and immigration, asylum, and citizenship policies. To interrogate discourses of sexuality, desire, and political change within the current phase of globalization, transnational queer studies requires attention to the ways in which constructions of sexuality are linked to the movements of bodies, ideas, and capital as well as to local, regional, and global systems of inclusion and exclusion. This conference emerges at a moment in which technologies of war and information simultaneously transcend and reinscribe modern boundaries of time and space and it will engage in conversations around how queer modes of mobility and citizenship may be at once complicit with and disruptive of the temporal, spatial, and affective logics of nation-states, economic formations, and liberal personhood, among other issues.

If you would like to request disability accommodations (including ASL interpretation) or childcare arrangements, please email your request to the address below by May 15, 2009.

Co-Sponsors: Graduate Student Assembly, the LGBT Resource Center, the Queer Research Cluster, Critical Theory, the Cultural Studies Graduate Group, the Consortium for Women & Research, the Cross Cultural Center, and the Departments of Film Studies, German, Russian, Technocultural Studies, and Women & Gender Studies

For more information please contact: queersymposium2009@gmail.com

or go to www.queersymposium.org.


Friday, May 29th, 2009

Time: 2:00-4:30 pm
Location: Art 217

2009 Masters of Art History Presentations

Four graduating art history students — Lucinda White Frachtenberg, Lindsay Riordan, Russell Gullette and Micki McCoy — will present and discuss their MA theses. Topics: White Frachtenberg, “Ruptures in Truth: The Photography of Thomas Eakins and the Pictorialist Vision”; Riordan: “Signifying the Other, Signifying the Self: The Apophatic Art Criticism of Pavel Florensky and Clement Greenberg”; Gullette: “Consumer Labor: Thomas Hirschhorn and the Dialectic of Utopia”; McCoy: “In the Name of the Body: Identity, Subjectivity, and Global Nation in He Chengyao’s Performance Art”.

This event is sponsored by Art History Program

For more information please contact: dstrazdes@ucdavis.edu

or Online at http://arthistory.ucdavis.edu/Notices/2008-2009/orals%20poster%2009.pdf


Junior Recital: Richard Chowenhill, guitar

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Junior Recital: Richard Chowenhill, guitar

Free.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information please contact: pedaley@ucdavis.edu or Online at http://music.ucdavis.edu


Queer Mobility, Queer Citizenship: 3rd Annual Queer Studies Graduate Symposium

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Time: 8:30am to 5:30pm
Location: MU II (Memorial Union)

Queer Mobility, Queer Citizenship

3rd Annual UC Davis Queer Studies Graduate Symposium

This year’s symposium will take place at UC Davis on Thursday, May 28 and Friday, May 29 and will focus on the theme of “Queer Mobility, Queer Citizenship.” The event opens on Thursday at 6 pm with a reception followed by featured artist monica enriquez-enriquez discussing “contesting citizenship: (dis)locating bodies” with featured artist monica enriquez-enriquez. The symposium continues on Fri, May 29 with panels featuring graduate students and a presentation from queer immigrant rights activist Debanuj DasGupta. Professor Siobhan Somerville of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign will deliver the keynote address “Civil Rites: Naturalization, Imperialism, and the Production of U.S. Citizenship” at 2:45pm on Friday. The symposium is free and open to the public.

Keynote speaker Siobhan Somerville, Associate Professor in the Department of English and the Gender & Women’s Studies Program at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, has written extensively on the intersection of race and sexuality in U.S. literature and history, and her current book project is entitled A Queer Genealogy of Naturalization in the U.S. Recent queer scholarship reflects an investment in studies of transnationalism and a concern with questions of mobility and citizenship.

Scholarship within the growing field of transnational queer studies, as exemplified in works such as Social Text‘s 2005 special issue “What’s Queer about Queer Studies Now” and GLQ’s 2008 special issue “Queer/Migrations,” investigates the imbrications of gender and sexuality with racial, national, and diasporic formations; circuits of travel, migration, and displacement; and immigration, asylum, and citizenship policies. To interrogate discourses of sexuality, desire, and political change within the current phase of globalization, transnational queer studies requires attention to the ways in which constructions of sexuality are linked to the movements of bodies, ideas, and capital as well as to local, regional, and global systems of inclusion and exclusion. This conference emerges at a moment in which technologies of war and information simultaneously transcend and reinscribe modern boundaries of time and space and it will engage in conversations around how queer modes of mobility and citizenship may be at once complicit with and disruptive of the temporal, spatial, and affective logics of nation-states, economic formations, and liberal personhood, among other issues.

If you would like to request disability accommodations (including ASL interpretation) or childcare arrangements, please email your request to the address below by May 15, 2009.

Co-Sponsors: Graduate Student Assembly, the LGBT Resource Center, the Queer Research Cluster, Critical Theory, the Cultural Studies Graduate Group, the Consortium for Women & Research, the Cross Cultural Center, and the Departments of Film Studies, German, Russian, Technocultural Studies, and Women & Gender Studies

For more information please contact: queersymposium2009@gmail.com

or go to www.queersymposium.org.


2009 Masters of Art History Presentations

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Time: 2:00-4:30 pm
Location: Art 217

Four graduating art history students — Lucinda White Frachtenberg, Lindsay Riordan, Russell Gullette and Micki McCoy — will present and discuss their MA theses. Topics: White Frachtenberg, \”Ruptures in Truth: The Photography of Thomas Eakins and the Pictorialist Vision\”; Riordan: \”Signifying the Other, Signifying the Self: The Apophatic Art Criticism of Pavel Florensky and Clement Greenberg\”; Gullette: \”Consumer Labor: Thomas Hirschhorn and the Dialectic of Utopia\”; McCoy: \”In the Name of the Body: Identity, Subjectivity, and Global Nation in He Chengyao\’s Performance Art\”.

This event is sponsored by Art History Program

For more information please contact: dstrazdes@ucdavis.edu

or Online at http://arthistory.ucdavis.edu/Notices/2008-2009/orals%20poster%2009.pdf
Nation in He Chengyao\’s Performance Art\”.


2009 MFA Exhibition

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: The Richard L. Nelson Gallery, UC Davis campus

2009 MFA Exhibition

The five graduating UC Davis MFA/Art Studio students – Julia Elsas, Crystal Haueter, Cynthia Horn, Evie Leder, and Josh Short will present video, installation, sculpture and paintings.

This event is sponsored by Art Studio Department, Nelson Gallery, Office of the Dean.

For more information please contact: nelsongallery@ucdavis.edu

or Online at http://nelsongallery.ucdavis.edu/


The Imperial Academy/Neoliberal University

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

Time: 9 am – 6 pm
Location: University Club

This symposium addresses US universities and issues of militarization, occupation and imperialism. \”Eyes on the Fries: Young Workers and the Service Sector\” will be screened at 11 am, followed by an afternoon panel on art and resistance and breakout sessions.

This event is sponsored by the DHI Cluster on Engaged Scholarship

This event is cosponsored by Spanish, Art History, Art Studio, Technocultural Studies, Chicana/Latina Research Center, Cultural Studies, Center for the Study of Regional Change, Asian American Studies, Women and Gender Studies, Community Development Grad Group, Arab Cultural Student Association, and Studies for Justice in Palestine.

For more information please contact: smaira@ucdavis.edu


Spectral Technologies: Spiritualism, Secularism, and Nineteenth-Century New Media

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Time: 4:00pm
Location: East Conference Room, Memorial Union

Spectral Technologies: Spiritualism, Secularism, and Nineteenth-Century New Media

A talk by Molly McGarry, Associate Professor of History, UC Riverside.

This talk tracks the “new media” born of nineteenth-century American Spiritualism, a popular religious movement conducted through communication with the spirits of the dead.  Reenchanting technologies of modernity into such phenomena as automatic writing, spiritual telegraphy, and spectral photography, Spiritualists also understood their own embodied religious practices and practitioners as media. To call up these historically marginalized techniques of remembrance and attachments across time attunes us not only to an apparitional netherworld often invisible to secular moderns but also to the haunting residuum of the spectral in the work of modern and postmodern media.

This event is sponsored by ACAP, Department of History, the Queer Research Cluster of the DHI, and the Ph.D. Program in Cultural Studies.


Student Chamber Ensembles

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Time: 4:10 pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Student Chamber Ensembles

Free.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information please contact: pedaley@ucdavis.edu or Online at http://music.ucdavis.edu


Noon Concert: Student Chamber Ensembles

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Time: 12:05 pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Noon Concert: Student Chamber Ensembles

free.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information please contact: pedaley@ucdavis.edu or Online at http://music.ucdavis.edu


Water Justice: Local and Global Perspectives

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Time: 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
Location: 3201 Hart Hall

A panel featuring:
Govind Gopakumar, Department of Environmental Studies, California State University, Sacramento
Raoul Lievanos, Department of Sociology, UC Davis
Celia L. Davis, Program Coordinator; DataCenter

Moderator:
Beth Rose Middleton, Postdoctoral fellow, Native American Studies

Water – where it comes from; where it goes; the quality of it; the people, animals and plants that live in and around it – these are common issues that affect all communities, everywhere. From California’s Bay-Delta Estuary to Bengaluru (formerly Bangalore) in India, political and infrastructural conditions lead to conditions where some individuals and groups from race and ethnic groups are potentially at disproportionate risk from water hazards, declines in water quality and sanitation.

On June 2, panelists will converge to discuss water justice issues on both a local and global scale. “Water Justice: Local and Global Perspectives” will bring a lecturer of environmental studies together with a sociology graduate student and an invited panelist collecting data on the social and spatial distribution of water hazards in the Bay-Delta.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

This event is sponsored by Environmental Justice Project, John Muir Institute of the Environment

Online at http://ej.ucdavis.edu/news/waterjustice.html


Senior Recital: Tyra Dennis, soprano

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Senior Recital: Tyra Dennis, soprano

Free.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information please contact: pedaley@ucdavis.edu or Online at http://music.ucdavis.edu


DHI Spring Reception

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Time: 4:00-6:00 pm
Location: Voorhies Courtyard

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Humanities Institute

For more information please contact: jlangdon@ucdavis.edu or online at http://dhi.ucdavis.edu


Student Chamber Ensembles

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

Time: 12:05 pm
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Student Chamber Ensembles

Free.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Department of Music.

For more information please contact: pedaley@ucdavis.edu or Online at http://music.ucdavis.edu


Is Oprah Right?: Hiphop’s Race and Gender Politics

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

Time: 4:00-6:00pm
Location: 126 Voorhies

Is Oprah Right?: Hiphop’s Race and Gender Politics

Dawn-Elissa Fischer, Assistant Professor, Department of Africana Studies, San Francisco State University

This event is part of the Spring 2009 Cultural Studies Colloquium Series.

This event is cosponsored by African American and African Studies, American Studies, Consortium for Women and Research, and Women and Gender Studies.

For more information please contact: culturalstudies@ucdavis.edu.


POSTPONED: Lecture by Juergen Brokoff (University of Bonn, Germany)

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

NOTE: EVENT POSTPONED UNTIL FALL 2009

For more information please contact: grichter@ucdavis.edu

or Online at http://german.ucdavis.edu/FrontPage


Beyond the hype of FLICKTWITFACESPACE

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Time: 3:00 pm -5:00 pm
Location: 5214 SS&H Conference Room

Beyond the hype of FLICKTWITFACESPACE

Science & Technology Studies Colloquium

Beyond the hype of FLICKTWITFACESPACE: moving from lightweight
awareness online to embodied encountering and close collaboration

Elizabeth Churchill, PhD

Principal Research Scientist, Yahoo! Research

Human beings are fundamentally social. It is not surprising,
therefore, that social connection sites are flourishing, with more and
more people signing up for Flickr, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and many
other similar services. Using these tools, people can meet others,
share content and generally chew the cud of everyday life. In this
talk I will talk about the research issues and challenges we face in
moving from social awareness online to information encountering
offline and the deep collaboration of co-planning and co-production.

What theories/perspectives we can bring
to this space to think more deeply about what is possible – and how
the conceptualisations as well as the technical implementation of the
web means that much of what has been developed in bespoke
sociotechnical solutions for 20 years is now be rediscovered in web
space.

Elizabeth Churhill is Principal Research Scientist at Yahoo! Research
in Santa Clara, CA. She works the area of Media Experience Research,
focusing on social media. Previously she worked at PARC, the Palo Alto
Research Center in Palo Alto, California in the Computing Science Lab
(CSL). Prior to that she was the project lead of the Social Computing
Group at FX Palo Laboratory, Fuji Xerox’s research lab in Palo Alto.
She writes:

At the highest level, I am interested in emerging digital media
internet \”ethnoscapes\”, a term I borrow from Arjun Appadurai which
refers to the fluid, shifting landscape of people and groups —
passersby, tourists, immigrants, exiles that we encounter here.

http://research.yahoo.com/user/29

http://elizabethchurchill.com/professional

please contact Joseph Dumit for more info (dumit@ucdavis.edu)

This event is sponsored by Science & Technology Studies Colloquium.


Book Release Party: Bread Line USA: The Hidden Scandal of American Hunger and How to Fix It

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Time: 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: 1130 K Street, Room LL3, Sacramento, CA 95814

Book Release Party: Bread Line USA: The Hidden Scandal of American Hunger and How to Fix It

Breadline USA chronicles the daily hardships of hunger and poverty into which millions of Americans have been plunged by a failing economic and political system.

Sasha Abramsky is a senior fellow at Demos. He lectures in policy analysis at the University of California Center in Sacramento, and teaches at the UC Davis University Writing Program. He graduated with a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Balliol College, Oxford, and has an MA from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. His work has appeared in The Nation, The Atlantic Monthly, Rolling Stone, and The Guardian.

RSVP by June 12 to Darcy Cohan: 415-339-4111 or
darcycohan@p3books.com

View the flyer


Conference on Computers and Writing.

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Time: Registration opens 8 am on Thursday; conference continues throughout Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Location: Centrally located buildings (Freeborn, MU and others); see program for details: http://writingprogram.ucdavis.edu/cw2009/

Computers and Writing 2009:  Ubiquitous and Sustainable Computing @ school @ work @ play
June 18-21, 2009

The University Writing Program at UC Davis is pleased to host a forward-thinking, four-day series of workshops and conference that will be of interest to many audiences. This conference considers new contexts for writing in the 21st century by looking at how the ways in which we write are changing at school, at home and at play, as well as shifts in ways that we use computers to write.

Keynote Speakers: Barbara Ganley, founder and director of the new national organization
Centers for Community Digital Learning and lecturer in the Writing Program and English
Department at Middlebury College.

Bill Cope: Research Professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies, University
of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and an Adjunct Professor in the Global Institute at RMIT
University, Melbourne Australia.

Our goal in this conference is to transcend traditional boundaries: among school, work,
and play; among academic disciplines; between K-12 and higher education; between online
and offline; and among organizers, attendees, and presenters. The conference theme will
help bridge what can sometimes be divergent contexts for inquiry, and our diverse
collection of organizers and sponsors will facilitate interdisciplinary perspective.

This event is sponsored by University Writing Program

This event is cosponsored by School of Education, Technocultural Studies, Graduate Group
in Education, and the UC Davis Humanities Institute

For more information please contact: cwwhithaus@ucdavis.edu

or Online at http://writingprogram.ucdavis.edu/cw2009


Cultural Studies Colloquium: Carolyn de la Pena

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: 3201 Hart Hall

Cultural Studies Colloquium: Carolyn de la Pena

“Making More out of Less: Entrepreneurs, Identity, and Consumer Citizenship in Early Artificial Sweetener Promotion”

For producers and consumers artificial sweetener has been a tool for power, citizenship, and self-definition. Artificial sweetener manufacturers and marketers have disempowered users, primarily women, by equating thinness with health and creating anxieties that drive demand for their products. These are both true statements. I will discuss my emerging book on the subject, exploring the ways that making, marketing, and consuming artificial sweetener enabled people to make claims to power, knowledge, and citizenship between the early 1950s and late 1970s, and assessing whether the outcomes have proven such claims to be true. By placing consumption and dieting, often viewed as private acts, in their social and cultural context, I suggest that artificial sweetener was an answer to a central paradox of mid-twentieth century life: how could the nation, and its bodies, consume “healthfully” when so much material had to move, literally and figuratively, through our systems? Using narratives and counter-narratives I will unravel the commodity’s complex history and suggest why we need micro and macro histories and an appreciation for dissonance to uncover the roots of unsustainable consumption endemic to American life today.

Lecture by Carolyn de la Pena
Associate Professor, American Studies, UC Davis
Director, Davis Humanities Institute, UC Davis

This event is sponsored by Cultural Studies Graduate Group. Part of the Fall 2009 CST Colloquium Series.

Co-sponsors: American Studies, Consortium for Women and Research, Critical Studies in Food and Culture Research Cluster, Women and Gender Studies

For more information please contact: Fatima Garcia, culturalstudies@ucdavis.edu


Conversations with Writers: Eugene H. Robinson

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: 126 Voorhies Hall

Conversations with Writers: Eugene H. Robinson

Eugene H. Robinson, a Pulitzer Prize winner, is an Associate Editor and twice-weekly columnist for The Washington Post. In a 25-year career at The Post, Robinson has been city hall reporter, city editor, foreign correspondent in Buenos Aires and London, foreign editor, and assistant managing editor. In 2005, he began writing a column for the Op-Ed page. He is the author of two books: Coal to Cream: A Black Man's Journey Beyond Color to an Affirmation of Race (1999) and Last Dance in Havana (2004).

Recent Articles by Eugene H. Robinson

Health-Care Reform's Lost Middle Ground (September 8, 2009)

Medical Professionals Owe Torture Accounting (September 4, 2009)

The Consequences of Good Ideas (September 1, 2009)

Ted Kennedy: an Eternal Prince Who Found His Cause (August 28, 2009)

Reopening the Interrogation File (August 25, 2009)

On Health Care, Democrats Lack Passion (August 21, 2009)

This event is sponsored by University Writing Program, African American Studies

For more information please contact: Wrye Sententia, Ph.D.
sotoole@ucdavis.edu


Daniel Weintraub, “Governing California: Is It Possible?”

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Time: 12:10 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: 360 Shields Library

Daniel Weintraub, “Governing California: Is It Possible?”

Daniel Weintraub, a columnist for the Sacramento Bee, will give a talk as part of the Policy Watch Seminar Series on “Meltdown: Institutional Changes Facing California.”

This event is sponsored by Institute of Governmental Affairs

For more information please contact: Mary Davis, mvdavis@ucdavis.edu


An Evening With Author Greg Orfalea

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Technocultural Studies Building (formerly Art Annex)

An Evening With Author Greg Orfalea

Professor Gregory Orfalea will be discussing his new book "Angeleno Days: An Arab American Writer on Family, Place and Politics." The talk will be followed by a book-signing.

This event is sponsored by Middle East/South Asia Studies Program, The History Project, The University Writing Program, Graduate Group in Cultural Studies

For more information please contact: Gurjit Mann, Program Coordinator, Middle East/South Asia Studies Program (mesastaff@ucdavis.edu)


DHI Fall Reception

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Voorhies Courtyard

DHI Fall Reception

Join us for a glass of wine and light refreshments as we welcome new faculty and visiting scholars to UC Davis.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Humanities Institute

For more information please contact: jlangdon@ucdavis.edu


Reception for African-American Quilts Exhibit

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: Richard L. Nelson Gallery

Reception for African-American Quilts Exhibit

Guest curated by Felicenne Ramey with Renny Pritikin. From the collections of Avis C. Robinson of Washington, DC and Sandra McPherson of Davis. In association with a concurrent exhibition at 40 Acres Art Gallery in Sacramento. Exhibit runs through December 13, 2009.

This event is sponsored by Nelson Gallery

For more information please contact: nelsongallery.ucdavis.edu


Reception for Merch Art

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: Project Room, Nelson Gallery

Reception for Merch Art

San Francisco collectors Lawrence Banka and Judith Gordon loan dozens of pieces of Merch Art for this first-ever exhibition. They focus on the more accessible side of the art market, collecting inexpensive work by the most notable artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Works included by such artists as Alexander Calder, David Hockney, Jenny Holzer, Pablo Picasso, Robert Rauschenberg, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol, and many more. The exhibit runs through December 13, 2009.

This event is sponsored by Nelson Gallery

For more information please contact: nelsongallery.ucdavis.edu


The Quality of Employment: A Missing Link in Develoment Strategies? The example of the Chilean Labor Market

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Time: 12:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Location: 5214 SSH

The Quality of Employment: A Missing Link in Develoment Strategies? The example of the Chilean Labor Market

Dr. Sehnbruch works as a consultant to the Chilean government on a range of issues related to labor market policy and other social policies. Using Chile as a case study, her book, The Chilean Labor Market: A Key to Understanding Latin American Labor Markets (Palgrave Macmillan 2006) shows the failures and inner-working of neo-liberal labor policy. She will be spending this academic year in Chile, helping formulate a new labor policy with Chilean colleagues. Kirsten Sehnbruch received her PhD from the University of Cambridge. She blogs for La Tercera, a leading Chilean daily.

This event is sponsored by Hemispheric Institute on the Americas, UC Davis

For more information please contact: Christina Siracusa,
casiracusa@ucdavis.edu or visit
hia.ucdavis.edu


Reception for Diversity, featuring artwork by Dali and Mantilla

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Gorman Museum, 1316 Hart Hall

Reception for Diversity, featuring artwork by Dali and Mantilla

Recent artwork donations to the C.N. Gorman Museum have contributed to the diversity found in the permanent collections. Though predominantly know for exhibiting works by Native American artists the museum has an equally long history of collecting work from throughout the globe. The exhibition, which runs through December 6, 2009, features lithographs and sculpture by Salvador Dali and paintings and drawings by Florentino Laime Mantilla.

This event is sponsored by C.N. Gorman Museum

For more information please contact: www.gormanmuseum.ucdavis.edu


Reception for TYPOGRAPHIC EXPLORATION IN HANGUL

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Design Museum, 145 Walker Hall

Reception for TYPOGRAPHIC EXPLORATION IN HANGUL

This exhibition presents typographic explorations in Hungul by two Korean Designers, Hyunju Lee and Phil Choo, and is curated by UC Davis Design Professor Mihyun Kang.

The designer’s typographic roots began with Hangul, the native script of Korea that was created in the mid-fifteenth century. The two-dimensional works introduce the form, pattern and emotion of Hangul typography as an expressive medium. The exploration and manipulation of Hangul characters offers a contemporary glimpse into Korean life and culture.

This event is sponsored by Design Museum, Design Alliance

For more information please contact: http://www.designmuseum.ucdavis.edu


The University Writing Program’s Conversations with Writers: William Least Heat-Moon

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: 126 Voorhies Hall (corner of 1st and A Sts.)

The University Writing Program's Conversations with Writers: William Least Heat-Moon

William Least Heat-Moon is a best-selling American author of numerous travel and photography books. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, he holds a doctorate in English and a bachelor’s degree in photojournalism from the University of Missouri. His books include:

—. Blue Highways: A Journey into America. New York: Ballantine Books, 1982.

—. PrairyErth: (a deep map). Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1991.

—. River-Horse: Across America by Boat. New York: Penguin Putnam Inc., 1999.

—. Roads to Quoz: An American Mosey. New York: Little, Brown & Company, 2008.

—. Various articles published in The Best American Travel Writing, Esquire, The Wall Street Journal, and National Geographic.

Heat-Moon lives in Columbia near the Missouri River.

This event is sponsored by The University Writing Program

For more information please contact: http://writing.ucdavis.edu/events/conversations-with-writers-william-least-heat-moon


Presentation by Diana Taylor

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: 126 Voorhies

Presentation by Diana Taylor

"Trauma as Durational Performance: A Walk Through Villa Grimaldi"

Lecture by Diana Taylor
Professor, Performance Studies and Spanish, NYU
Founding Director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics

Villa Grimaldi was a country estate in suburban Santiago that was turned into a covert prison and torture center during the Pinochet dictatorship. The property, mostly leveled, was rescued as something of a museum of memory al fresco in recent years.

This event is sponsored by Latin@American Cultural Studies Research Cluster.

Co-sponsors: Cultural Studies Graduate Group, Department of Spanish, MRG in International Performance and Culture, Department of Theater and Dance, Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory and Hemispheric Institute on the Americas.

For more information please contact: Michael Lazzara, mjlazzara@ucdavis.edu


One-Person Show and Reception: Mary Louise DeLonge

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Time: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Location: Buehler Alumni Center

One-Person Show and Reception: Mary Louise DeLonge

Guest curator and UC Davis alum Bruce Gutten organizes an exhibition of drawings by Davis artist Mary Delonge in recognition of October’s National Disability Awareness Month. Exhibit runs through December 6, 2009.

This event is sponsored by Nelson Gallery

For more information please contact: nelsongallery@ucdavis.edu


HIA Summer Fellows Fieldwork Experiences

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: 5214 SSH (HIA/CHSC Conf. room)

HIA Summer Fellows Fieldwork Experiences

The Hemispheric Institute on the Americas granted twelve summer research fellowships in 2009 to graduate students working in Latin America on Latin American topics. They will present their research and talk about their research experiences in this workshop. Open to the public.

This event is sponsored by Hemispheric Institute on the Americas

For more information please contact: Christina Siracusa
casiracusa@ucdavis.edu or visit
hia.ucdavis.edu


An Evening with Alan Cheuse, NPR’s Voice of Books

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: 126 Voorhies Hall, at the corner of First and A Sts.

An Evening with Alan Cheuse, NPR's Voice of Books

Cheuse, a celebrated novelist, essayist, and story writer, has appeared weekly, as a commentator on books for National Public Radio since the early 1980s, for which most NPR listeners across the country may recognize him. He is a long-time teacher of writing at George Mason University. In June 2009, Cheuse published a collection of lyrical travel writings, A Trance After Breakfast. Cheuses’s latest novel, To Catch the Lightning, follows the career of turn of the century photographer Edward S. Curtis and his quest to photograph the western tribes of North America. Cheuse’s work has appeared in the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle and many other publications.

This event is sponsored by The University Writing Program

For more information please contact: Sasha Abramsky
sabramsky@ucdavis.edu


STS Colloquium, Walt Schalick, MD, PhD, “The ‘Super-Crip:’ Medicine, Disability and Comic Books, 1960s-90s”

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Time: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Location: Andrews Conference Room, 2203 SSH

STS Colloquium, Walt Schalick, MD, PhD, “The ‘Super-Crip:’ Medicine, Disability and Comic Books, 1960s-90s”

STS Colloquium
Tuesday October 13, 4-5:30pm

Walt Schalick, MD, PhD
U Wisconsin Madison
physician-historian, medievalist/disability studies scholar

“The ‘Super-Crip:’ Medicine, Disability and Comic Books, 1960s-90s”

Format: Short Presentation and Longer Discussion

Andrews conference room
2203 of the Social Sciences and Humanities building

This event is sponsored by Science & Technology Studies, Cultural Studies, History, and the UC Davis Humanities Institute

For more information please contact: dumit@ucdavis.edu


“Public space, urban transformation and the capital city: the Mapocho River in Santiago, Chile (1885-1920)”

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Time: 12:00 – – 1:30 PM
Location: 5214 SSH (HIA/CHSC Conf. room)

"Public space, urban transformation and the capital city: the Mapocho River in Santiago, Chile (1885-1920)"

Simon Castillo,
Visiting Scholar from Catholic University in Chile

This event is sponsored by Hemispheric Institute on the Americas

For more information please contact: hia.ucdavis.edu


Phillip Swagel, “The Financial Crisis: An Inside View”

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: Cabernet Room, Silo

Phillip Swagel, “The Financial Crisis: An Inside View”

Swagel, former Assistant Secretary for Economy Policy in the U.S. Treasury Department, will give a talk entitled “The Financial Crisis: An Inside View.”

This event is sponsored by Department of Economics, Levine Family Fund, Institute of Governmental Affairs

For more information please contact: www.iag.ucdavis.edu


Opening Night: A Celebration of Creative Writing at UC Davis

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Arboretum, Wyatt Deck

Opening Night: A Celebration of Creative Writing at UC Davis

Please join us for a starlit evening of fiction and poetry by UC Davis Creative Writing Program faculty in the beautiful Arboretum gardens, this year with hot cocoa (byo sweater!).

Featuring: Alan Williamson, Pam Houston, Joshua Clover, Joe Wenderoth, Lucy Corin, and special guest Salvador Plascencia, who is teaching in our program this year.
Location: The Wyatt Deck, next to the Redwood Grove in the Arboretum (across Old Davis Road from the Wyatt Pavilion Theater & the University Club.)
(Rain Location: rm 126 Voorhies, on the corner of First and A)

This event is sponsored by English Department, Arboretum

For more information please contact: Lucy Corin, lcorin@ucdavis.edu

Click Here to see the event flier


VisibleUnseen: a Field Guide to Presence

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

Time: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Main Theater, Wright Hall

VisibleUnseen: a Field Guide to Presence

As the Chair of the Graduate Group in Performance Studies I am supporting this event, which is a combination performance/workshop, to be performed by the nationally acclaimed artist Nita Little (see biography below). Ms Little is an outstanding choreographer who is conducting leading-edge research into mind-body phenomenology of dance and movement. This event brings together her own San Francisco based company with students (undergraduate and graduate) in Theatre and Dance, Music, and Technoculture to create a practice as research performance that will be of interest to the campus community as a whole, particularly to those working in performance, the arts and humanities in general, and in psychology, exercise science, physiology, and related fields.

PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:
This performance research project is developed by Nita Little in collaboration with her San Francisco based dance improvisation company, Divisadero Dance Research. This performance should be thought of more as a research event, because portions of it require an engaged and actively participating audience. Thus, the object of this work is to engage with an audience and in a relationship of mutual inquiry. The work is called VisibleUnseen: A field Guide to Presence
Three questions are guiding this project: What, if any, are the parameters of performer’s agency with respect to presence. Thesis – that it is through tactile extension of the embodied mind that we engage and modulate presence. How is this perceived? Thesis – through synesthetic interweaving of perceptions, e.g. that seeing activates tactile experience in addition to sight. And, how does absence inform presence? Thesis – That which is no longer seen, or cannot be seen (such as the size of a person’s presence (e.g. “she has a big presence)) remains and, as UC Berkeley professor of philosophy Alva Noë puts it, it remains present-as-absent. This element is a critical aspect of the knowing of presence and thus is integral to its redefinition as an active verb.

The performance will involve 8 dancers, SF based musician, Albert Mathias, 2 technocultural studies students whose work will be projected, and 1 theater arts student who is acting as technical director and will be running the technical aspects of the event. This is an interweaving of UC students and professional performers with all of the technological aspects (sound, visuals, and light) produced in a real-time practice with the dance artists. Live sound will be combined with live visual projections which together will be interwoven with the dancing. All elements will be pre-composed but improvisationally determined in performance. The relationship of these parts will be constructed throughout the weekend to be concluded in the participatory performance event.
Although the end result of our work together will be performed, the project actually begins Friday evening, and runs all day Saturday and Sunday. Performances will be Sunday afternoon. This duration will provide time for us to prepare, jam together (in the sense that musicians jam) and then perform. Dance improvisation requires tremendous skill and practice and these dancers have been developing the skills, the conceptual basis and the ability to compose in real time throughout this past year. This project is something of a culmination of their work together as well as being Nita Little, PhD (Performance Studies) portfolio project, which represents a third of her qualifying examination. Nita Little is a candidate for a  PhD due to her 37-year contribution to the art of dance improvisation through which she has an international reputation.
This event will be publicized via flyers and the Internet. Attendees will be handed materials relating to each “performance (interactive and passive viewing) which will comprise the “field guide” and inform them what and how to view each section. The event is open to the larger campus audience but will be informative specifically to dance and theatre grad and undergrad students. It is expected that this even will be required attendance for graduate and undergraduate classes. Its appeal will be directly to the departments of Theatre and Dance, and Technocultural Studies, including faculty involved in the new Graduate Group for Performance Studies since performance as research is a current topic of discussion in the area, and the research of this presentation is current within the field.
The value of this performative event is that it brings participating students and audience members into an experience of performance as research, engaging them in the diffuse boundaries between intellectual and physical inquiry and artistic production. It is an opportunity for the audience, but particularly for the students who are involved, to creatively participate with professional artists. It highlights dance improvisation as an essential choreographic practice and as a means to non-verbal knowledge acquisition.

Biography for Nita Little:
Nita Little choreographs, performs, teaches and writes about improvisational dance and theories of embodiment in action. She participated with Steve Paxton, Nancy Stark Smith and others, in the explorations that became Contact Improvisation in 1972 and has been significant in its emergence.
Her work on the embodied mind and the meaning of attention dates back to the early 80s when she initiated a curriculum, The Mind in Motion. This work explores the range of experiential states of the embodied mind and reveals principles that define Contact Improvisation as well as other movement forms. She collaborated in numerous performing companies introducing Contact Improvisation throughout the United States. Her performance practice is a mix of both formal and improvisational choreography that utilizes scores.
Nita Little has received funding and support through the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, and the NEA/Dance USA National College Choreography Initiative. Her new San Francisco based ensemble company, Divisadero Dance Research investigates the resonant webs of awareness derived from movement scores that direct and modulate attention as the bases for compositional structures.
Over the years Nita has been both faculty and guest artist at numerous colleges and universities including New York University, California Institute for the Arts, Texas Christian University, Temple University, Tufts University, Scripps College and UC Santa Barbara. Nita teaches and performs regularly at national and international dance festivals including ImPulsTanz, Vienna, The Side Step Festival, Helsinki, Kontakt Budapest International Improvisation Festival, ContactFestival Freiburg, Germany, the Zip Festival, Italy, the Seattle Festival of Alternative Dance and Improvisation and the West Coast Contact Improvisation Festival, Berkeley California. Nita is currently completing her PhD in Performance Studies at The University of California, Davis.

This event is sponsored by Theatre and Dance, 3 Penny Project, Graduate Student Association Special Project Fund, Admission, DHI

For more information please contact: Lynette Hunter, lhunter@ucdavis.edu


Pacific Rim Research Program Information Session

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: Sproul Hall, Room 912

Pacific Rim Research Program Information Session

Presenters will include the Limited Submissions Program coordinators, who will discuss the application and submission process, and the Pacific Rim campus representatives, Drs. Ed Taylor and Ted Grosholz, who will address proposal content and review. Previous awardees of the Pacific Rim Program are also welcome to attend to offer advice and guidance from their first-person perspectives.

This event is sponsored by Limited Submissions Program, UC Davis Office of Research

For more information please contact: limsubmissions@ucdavis.edu

530-754-7828


Diana Strazdes, “Some New American Donatello: Augustus Saint-Gaudens and the Farragut Monument”

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Art 210d

Diana Strazdes, "Some New American Donatello: Augustus Saint-Gaudens and the Farragut Monument"

Part of the 2009-2010 Art History Lecture Series.

This event is sponsored by Art History Program

For more information please contact: Katharine Burnett, kpburnett@ucdavis.edu


Pride Week Keynote: Mia Mingus

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: King Lounge (MU)

Pride Week Keynote: Mia Mingus

Come join us for a keynote address by Mia Mingus.

Mia Mingus is a queer disabled woman of color, South Korean transracial adoptee, organizer and one of the Co-Executive Directors of SPARK Reproductive Justice Now (formerly Georgians for Choice) in Atlanta, Georgia.

She believes that reproductive justice is crucial in the struggle for social change and the fight to end oppression. Through her work on disability, race, reproductive justice, gender, sexuality, and transracial adoption, she recognizes the urgency and barriers for oppressed communities to work together and build alliances for liberation. Though her activism changes and evolves, her roots remain firmly planted in ending sexual violence.

Refreshments provided!

Pride Week is sponsored by the LGBT Resource Center, Office of Campus & Community Relations, ASUCD, Women’s Resources & Research Center, Cross Cultural Center, Student Recruitment & Retention Center, Chancellor’s Committee on LGBTI Issues, Women and Gender Studies, Student Assistants to the Chancellor.

For more information please contact: http://lgbcenter.ucdavis.edu/


Planning Meeting: The 4th Annual Queer Studies Graduate Symposium

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: Delta of Venus, 122 B St.

Planning Meeting: The 4th Annual Queer Studies Graduate Symposium

The past three years of the Queer Studies Graduate Symposium have be extremely successful and have made UC Davis a center of queer studies. They drew local, national, and international participants and had co-sponsors from a wide range of departments and organizations on campus. Past keynotes have included Jasbir Puar, Jose Munoz and Siobhan Somerville. We hope to build on this momentum for the 2010 symposium. More information, including the programs and CFPs for past symposium, is available at www.queersymposium.org.

We invite all graduate students interested in queer studies to participate in the planning process. Come to the meeting to get involved – help select a theme and be part of the symposium from the very beginning!

If you cannot attend the meeting but would like to join in the planning, have questions, or would like more information, email the Planning Committee Co-Chair Tristan Josephson – tjosephson@ucdavis.edu.

This event is sponsored by Queer Studies Graduate Symposium Planning Committee

For more information please contact: Tristan Josephson, tjosephson@ucdavis.edu


Martha Bailey, “The Impact of Family Planning on the Health and Well-Being of U.S. Women and Children: Evidence from the War on Poverty and Title X”

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Time: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: International House

Martha Bailey, “The Impact of Family Planning on the Health and Well-Being of U.S. Women and Children: Evidence from the War on Poverty and Title X”

Martha Bailey, Assistant Professor of Economics at University of Michigan, will be giving a talk as part of the Economy, Justice, and Society Seminar Series.

This event is sponsored by Institute of Governmental Affairs

For more information please contact: www.iga.ucdavis.edu


‘Hero history’ and ‘brother history’: two historical mentalities in China.”

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Andrews Conference Room, 2203 SSH

'Hero history' and 'brother history': two historical mentalities in China."

Prof. Ming-ke Wang of Academia Sinica (Taiwan's foremost research institute) is currently a visiting scholar in the history department for this 2009 calendar year. Trained in both history and anthropology (in Taiwan and at Harvard), he is an eminent scholar of Chinese borderlands, ethnic identity, and historical memory. Based on fieldwork data as well as historical documents, Dr. Wang's talk will elucidate two kinds of historical memory or narrative modes" in Chinese history.

This event is sponsored by History Department

For more information please contact: Beverly Bossler, bjbossler@ucdavis.edu


ACLS NEW FACULTY FELLOWS PROGRAM

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Time: 5:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: NA

ACLS NEW FACULTY FELLOWS PROGRAM

The American Council of Learned Societies has recently established the New Faculty Fellows Program. It will make awards to fifty recent PhDs in the humanities to take up two-year positions at universities and colleges across the United States where their particular research and teaching expertise will augment departmental offerings. The New Faculty Fellows program will provide $50,000 plus $5,000 research/travel allowance annually, health insurance, and a $1,500 one-time moving allowance.

UC Davis has been invited to nominate up to 10 recent PhDs to compete for these awards. Candidates will need to have received their PhD in one of the humanities disciplines or humanistic social sciences (which includes history, anthropology, and such areas as political theory, historical sociology, and economic history) between January 2008 and December 2009. Recent Ph.D.s who have already secured a tenure-track position are not eligible.

Recent Ph.D.s are encouraged to submit an application (CV and a one-page description of current research) to Kathleen Harbaugh (kharbaugh@ucdavis.edu) by October 21, 2009. An interdisciplinary review committee will select the nominees.

This event is sponsored by American Council of Learned Societies

For more information please contact: kharbaugh@ucdavis.edu


CST Colloquium: Marisol de la Cadena

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: 3201 Hart Hall

CST Colloquium: Marisol de la Cadena

“Taking Indigenous Politics on its Own Terms Requires an Analysis Beyond ‘Politics'”

Lecture by Marisol de la Cadena
Associate Professor, Anthropology, UC Davis

This event is sponsored by Cultural Studies Graduate Group. Part of the Fall 2009 CST Colloquium Series.

Co-sponsored by the Latin@American Cultural Studies Research Cluster.

For more information please contact: Fatima Garcia, culturalstudies@ucdavis.edu


A Talk About Tezuka & Astro Boy

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: 1309 Surge III

A Talk About Tezuka & Astro Boy

Frederik L. Schodt on “Astro Boy”

Frederik L. Schodt is the author of several books on Japanese comics (manga), animation (anime), and popular culture. He is the author of the definitive Manga! Manga! The World of Japanese Comics(first published in 1983), the visionary Inside the Robot Kingdom: Japan, Mechatronics , and the Coming Robotopia (1988), and most recently, in 2007, published “The Astro Boy Essays: Osamu Tezuka, Mighty Atom, and the Manga/Anime Revolution. He has also translated several books and over forty volumes of manga from Japanese into English. Earlier this year, the Japanese government conferred upon Mr. Schodt the “Order of the Rising Sun” for his contributions in spreading the knowledge of Japanese popular culture abroad. Mr. Schodt will be speaking about the manga pioneer Tezuka, and Astro Boy, which comes out as a major motion picture on October 23rd.

There will be a book signing afterward!

This event is sponsored by East Asian Studies and East Asian Languages and Cultures Department

For more information please contact: Stephanie Fallas, sfallas@ucdavis.edu
Vincent Dang, vindang@ucdavis.edu


Artist Will Rogan

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Time: 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: TCS Building, Main Room

Artist Will Rogan

The Art Studio Program presents Will Rogan in the first lecture of their 2009-2010 Visiting Artist Lecture Series. Rogan’s work explores a range of ideas and materials using photographs, video, sculpture and mixed media. He photographs “found situations” in the urban landscape in which everyday materials become sculptural.

This event is sponsored by Art Studio Program

For more information please contact: Leah Theis lctheis@ucdavis.edu


Andrew Delbanco, “Enough Already: Why Are the Humanities Always in Crisis?”

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Time: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Bistro 33, 226 F St, Davis

Andrew Delbanco, “Enough Already: Why Are the Humanities Always in Crisis?”

In the opening talk of this year’s Public Intellectuals Forum, Andrew Delbanco, director of American Studies at Columbia University, will bring a historical-literary perspective to the current economic and political crisis and its implications for the ubiquitous “crisis in the humanities.” Now, as the balance between financial means and intellectuals ends is becoming increasingly precarious in higher education, Delbanco asks and answers hard questions about how universities pay for what they do and whether the humanities and a liberal arts education can remain relevant in the emerging “post-crisis” paradigm for American universities, both public and private.  

This talk will be discussion-focused; advance reading selections will be available on the Public Intellectuals Forum website: http://publicforum.ucdavis.edu

This event is free and open to all. Talks begin at 5:30 pm and are followed by a no-host reception at 7 pm.

The Public Intellectuals Forum is sponsored by UC Davis Humanities Institute and the Center for History, Society and Culture

For more information please contact: http://publicforum.ucdavis.edu


Franco Moretti, “Bourgeoisie: On Henrik Ibsen”

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Time: 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Location: 126 Voorhies

Franco Moretti, “Bourgeoisie: On Henrik Ibsen”

Franco Moretti is the Danily C. and Laura Louise Bell Professor at Stanford University. His many publications include Signs Take for Wonders, The Way of the World, An Atlas of the European Novel 1800-1900 and Graphs, Maps, Trees. He is chief editor of The Novel and writes often for New Left Review.

This event is sponsored by English Department

For more information please contact: Catherine Robson: cmrobson@ucdavis.edu


Franco Moretti, “Literary and Scientific Methods: A Roundtable Discussion with Joshua Clover, Parama Roy and David Simpson”

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 126 Voorhies

Franco Moretti, “Literary and Scientific Methods: A Roundtable Discussion with Joshua Clover, Parama Roy and David Simpson”

Franco Moretti is the Danily C. and Laura Louise Bell Professor at Stanford University. His many publications include Signs Take for Wonders, The Way of the World, An Atlas of the European Novel 1800-1900 and Graphs, Maps, Trees. He is chief editor of The Novel and writes often for New Left Review.

This event is sponsored by English Department

For more information please contact: Catherine Robson: cmrobson@ucdavis.edu


Carlos Flores Delpino, Sebastian Moreno and Elisa Eliash

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:45 PM
Location: TBC

Carlos Flores Delpino, Sebastian Moreno and Elisa Eliash

HIA will be hosting two Chilean filmmakers (Elisa Eliash and Sebastian Moreno) and the director of Chile’s ‘New Film’School (Carlos Flores Delpino) for an evening showcasing the film makers’ recent films and a roundtable discussion of New Chilean Film. The program will begin with “Mami te Amo” by Elisa Eliash, 6-7:20pm, followed by Q&A and refreshments from 7:20-8pm. The second film “La Ciudad de los Fotagrafos” by Sebastian Moreno will show from 8-9:20pm followed by a roundtable discussion with Carlos Flores Delpino. The program is expected to have significant attendance from the film community in Davis, and the “Chileans at Davis” organization. It is scheduled on the regular Friday time slot for HIA’s Latin American Film series, adding to its draw.

This event is sponsored by Hemispheric Institute on the Americas, Spanish, IGA, Davis Humanities Institute

For more information please contact: Christina Siracusa, casiracusa@ucdavis.edu


SIMPOSIO 2009 – ESTUDIOS CULTURALES EN LAS AMÉRICAS: COMPROMISO, COLABORACIÓN, TRANSFORMACIÓN

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Time: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: 126 Voorhies

Este simposio, patrocinado y trasmitido simultáneamente por videoconferencia por la Universidad de California, Davis y la Pontificia Universidad Javeriana en Bogotá reunirá algunas de las figuras más prominentes en los debates sobre los estudios culturales y su relación con procesos y sujetos de transformaciones sociales y políticas, con el ánimo de abrir la discusión sobre nuevos interrogantes, los cuales, desde diferentes perspectivas se sitúan alrededor de lo que se ha llamado la vocación política de los estudios culturales.

Conferencistas en Davis:
Catherine Walsh, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Quito
José Manuel Valenzuela Arce, Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Tijuana
Patricia Fumero, Universidad de Costa Rica, San José

Comentaristas en Davis:
Estelle Tarica, UC Berkeley
Maylei Blackwell, UCLA
TBD

Conferencistas en Bogotá:
José Jorge de Carvalho, Universidad de Brasília
Ricardo Kaliman, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán
Gísela Cánepa, Pontificia Universidad Católica, Lima

Comentaristas en Bogotá:
Eduardo Restrepo, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Marta Zambrano, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Beatriz Ocampo, Universidad Nacional de Santiago del Estero (Argentina)

* ENTRADA LIBRE *

MÁS INFORMACIÓN: http://estudiosculturales.ucdavis.edu/

This event is sponsored by UCD Research SuperCluster on Estudios Culturales, DHI, UCHRI, HIA, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, COLCIENCIAS

For more information please contact: http://estudiosculturales.ucdavis.edu/
or
Magalí Rabasa,
mrabasa@ucdavis.edu


Mary Jaeger, “Problems in Livian Intertextuality”

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Time: 4:10 PM – 5:30 PM
Location: Olson 53A

Mary Jaeger, “Problems in Livian Intertextuality”

Mary Jaeger is Professor of Classics at the University of Oregon and author of Livy’s Written Rome (Michigan, 1997)

This event is sponsored by Classics Program

For more information please contact: Rex Stem, srstem@ucdavis.edu, or classics.ucdavis.edu


A Public Lecture By: Dr. Afsaneh Najmabadi

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: ARC Ballroom A, UC Davis Campus

A Public Lecture By: Dr. Afsaneh Najmabadi

The Suad Joseph Lecture Series in Iranian Studies: “Sex-in-Change: Configurations
of Sexuality and Gender in
Contemporary Iran”

The reception begins at 6pm, and the lecture begins at 7pm.

This lecture is the first in a three-year Lecture Series in Iranian Studies made possible through generous donations by Bijan and Forozan Bijan, Masud and Tahereh Monfared, Javad and Shirin Rahimian. The series launches the development of Iranian Studies within the Middle East/South Asia Studies Program. It is co-sponsored by the Middle East/South Asia Studies Program, Cultural Studies, History, and Women and Gender Studies.

For more information please contact: Mesastaff@ucdavis.edu Or call 530-754-4926

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SIMPOSIO 2009 – ESTUDIOS CULTURALES EN LAS AMÉRICAS: COMPROMISO, COLABORACIÓN, TRANSFORMACIÓN

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Time: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: 126 Voorhies

Este simposio, patrocinado y trasmitido simultáneamente por videoconferencia por la Universidad de California, Davis y la Pontificia Universidad Javeriana en Bogotá reunirá algunas de las figuras más prominentes en los debates sobre los estudios culturales y su relación con procesos y sujetos de transformaciones sociales y políticas, con el ánimo de abrir la discusión sobre nuevos interrogantes, los cuales, desde diferentes perspectivas se sitúan alrededor de lo que se ha llamado la vocación política de los estudios culturales.

Conferencistas en Davis:
Catherine Walsh, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Quito
José Manuel Valenzuela Arce, Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Tijuana
Patricia Fumero, Universidad de Costa Rica, San José

Comentaristas en Davis:
Estelle Tarica, UC Berkeley
Maylei Blackwell, UCLA
TBD

Conferencistas en Bogotá:
José Jorge de Carvalho, Universidad de Brasília
Ricardo Kaliman, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán
Gísela Cánepa, Pontificia Universidad Católica, Lima

Comentaristas en Bogotá:
Eduardo Restrepo, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Marta Zambrano, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Beatriz Ocampo, Universidad Nacional de Santiago del Estero (Argentina)

* ENTRADA LIBRE *

MÁS INFORMACIÓN: http://estudiosculturales.ucdavis.edu/

This event is sponsored by UCD Research SuperCluster on Estudios Culturales, DHI, UCHRI, HIA, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, COLCIENCIAS

For more information please contact: http://estudiosculturales.ucdavis.edu/
or
Magalí Rabasa,
mrabasa@ucdavis.edu


Blake Stimson, “Photography and Ontology”

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Art 210d

Blake Stimson, “Photography and Ontology”

2009-2010 Art History Lecture Series.

This event is sponsored by Art History

For more information please contact: Katharine Burnett, kpburnett@ucdavis.edu


Malcolm Wilson, “A More Disorderly Nature: Aristotle’s Science of the Weather”

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Time: 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Olson 53A

Malcolm Wilson, “A More Disorderly Nature: Aristotle’s Science of the Weather”

Malcolm Wilson is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Oregon and author of Aristotle’s Theory of the Unity of Science (Toronto, 2000).

This event is sponsored by Classics Program, Department of Philosophy

For more information please contact: Rex Stem, srstem@ucdavis.edu, or classics.ucdavis.edu


SIMPOSIO 2009 – ESTUDIOS CULTURALES EN LAS AMÉRICAS: COMPROMISO, COLABORACIÓN, TRANSFORMACIÓN

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Time: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: 126 Voorhies

Este simposio, patrocinado y trasmitido simultáneamente por videoconferencia por la Universidad de California, Davis y la Pontificia Universidad Javeriana en Bogotá reunirá algunas de las figuras más prominentes en los debates sobre los estudios culturales y su relación con procesos y sujetos de transformaciones sociales y políticas, con el ánimo de abrir la discusión sobre nuevos interrogantes, los cuales, desde diferentes perspectivas se sitúan alrededor de lo que se ha llamado la vocación política de los estudios culturales.

Conferencistas en Davis:
Catherine Walsh, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Quito
José Manuel Valenzuela Arce, Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Tijuana
Patricia Fumero, Universidad de Costa Rica, San José

Comentaristas en Davis:
Estelle Tarica, UC Berkeley
Maylei Blackwell, UCLA
TBD

Conferencistas en Bogotá:
José Jorge de Carvalho, Universidad de Brasília
Ricardo Kaliman, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán
Gísela Cánepa, Pontificia Universidad Católica, Lima

Comentaristas en Bogotá:
Eduardo Restrepo, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Marta Zambrano, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Beatriz Ocampo, Universidad Nacional de Santiago del Estero (Argentina)

* ENTRADA LIBRE *

MÁS INFORMACIÓN: http://estudiosculturales.ucdavis.edu/

This event is sponsored by UCD Research SuperCluster on Estudios Culturales, DHI, UCHRI, HIA, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, COLCIENCIAS

For more information please contact: http://estudiosculturales.ucdavis.edu/
or
Magalí Rabasa,
mrabasa@ucdavis.edu


Catherine Walsh, “Thinking With: Intellectual Engagements, (De)Colonial Entanglements, and Epistemic Interculturality”

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: University Club

Catherine Walsh, "Thinking With: Intellectual Engagements, (De)Colonial Entanglements, and Epistemic Interculturality"

Catherine Walsh, director of the Cultural Studies Program at Universidad Andina Simon Bolivar in Quito, will discuss her work with publicly engaged scholarship and indigenous knowledge production in Ecuador.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Humanities Institute, Western Humanities Alliance

For more information please contact: http://dhi.ucdavis.edu/wha/


Esther Mackintosh, “Engaged Scholarship 101: What Happens When the Academic Meets the Public?”

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Time: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: University Club

Esther Mackintosh, “Engaged Scholarship 101: What Happens When the Academic Meets the Public?”

Esther Mackintosh, President of the Federation of State Humanities Councils, will draw upon her decades of experience with humanities-council programs to show scholars how their engagements with the broader community will not only enhance public discussions and debates but will also sharpen their understanding of their own work.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Humanities Institute, Western Humanities Alliance

For more information please contact: http://dhi.ucdavis.edu/wha/


GENDERING THE GEOGRAPHY OF BLISS: a campus book project event

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Time: 12:10 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 126 Voorhies

GENDERING THE GEOGRAPHY OF BLISS: a campus book project event

This panel discussion will feature Laura Grindstaff, Sociology & the Consortium for Women and Research; Jee-Eun Song, Cultural Studies; and Peg Swain, the Women’s Resources and Research Center and Women and Gender Studies.

This event is sponsored by Consortium for Women and Research, Women’s Resources and Research Center

For more information please contact: mbswain@ucdavis.edu


“Temporality in Form: Elements of Michelangelo’s Theory on Human Proportion in Three of his Early Sculptures”

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Time: 4:10 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Art 210D

Temporality in Form: Elements of Michelangelo’s Theory on Human Proportion in Three of his Early Sculptures

Michelangelo’s human figures have thus far been studied through on one of three approaches: proportion, anatomy, or posture. A study of his use of proportion commonly begins with a comparison to Polykleitos, or discussion of how Michelangelo differs from the ancient master. A study of the hyper-muscular anatomy often results in a legitimizing of his scientific knowledge or unproductive anecdotes about his own personal preoccupation with the male figure. A study of the various postures frequently culminates in a predictably iconographical reading of emotions made manifest in form. All three approaches to Michelangelo’s figures have both strengths and weaknesses. Although the artist’s human figures may generally be categorized as bearing exaggerated proportions of a monumental scale and unrealistic features, it is the constant inconsistencies that define Michelangelo’s idiosyncratic approach. Hutchison argues that three of the artist’s earliest sculptural renderings of the nude male form, as seen in his Bacchus, Christ of the Piet , and David, stand as evidence of a much broader interest in human emotion through an extension of rational human proportions and features.
Part of the 2009-2010 Art History Lecture Series.

This event is sponsored by Art History Program

For more information please contact: Katharine Burnett kpburnett@ucdavis.edu


Caroline Winterer, “The Lost History of Ancient Carthage in America”

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Time: 4:10 PM – 5:30 PM
Location: Olson 53A

Caroline Winterer, “The Lost History of Ancient Carthage in America”

Caroline Winterer is Associate Professor of History at Stanford University. She studies the role of the Classics in American intellectual history. She is the author of The Culture of Classicism: Ancient Greece and Rome in American Intellectual Life 1780-1910 (Johns Hopkins, 2002) and The Mirror of Antiquity: American Women and the Classical Tradition, 1750-1900 (Cornell, 2007).

This event is sponsored by The Classics Program and the Department of History

For more information please contact: Rex Stem, srstem@ucdavis.edu, or our website classics.ucdavis.edu


“Spaces of Asian Cinema” – 2009 Asia Pacific Film Festival

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Andrews Conference Room, 2203 SSH

“Spaces of Asian Cinema” – 2009 Asia Pacific Film Festival

The 2009 Asia Pacific Film Festival and an accompanying symposium on the “Spaces of Asian Cinema” will be held at the University of California, Davis November 4-6. The festival will feature film screenings, keynote speeches, and panel discussions.

While our festival is focused on Asian films, we hope the keynote speeches, given their broader theoretical concerns, would be useful and interesting to you. The keynote speeches will be delivered by:

Yingjin Zhang (UC San Diego)
“Cinema, Space, and Polylocality in a Globalizing China”
Thu. 11/5. 9:30-10:30am

Akira Mizuta Lippit (University of Southern California)
“The Inside Image Out, Japan”
Thu. 11/5 . 1:30-2:30pm

Kyu-hyun Kim (UC Davis)
“Concrete Purgatory: Apartment Complexes as Liminal Spaces and the Anxieties of Modernity in Contemporary South Korean Cinema”
Fri. 11/6 . 11:50-12:50pm

Location:
Andrews Conference Room (2203)
Social Sciences & Humanities Building
(Entrance near 3rd St. across from the IM field)

For further information on the symposium and film screenings, please visit http://langlit.ucdavis.edu/home/shlu.

This event is sponsored by Union Bank, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, DHI Research Cluster on Space & Spatiality

For more information please contact: Chris Tong, ckto@ucdavis.edu
Sheldon Lu, shlu@ucdavis.edu


Iran in Focus: A Forum on Current Affairs

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: AGR Room Buehler Alumni & Visitor Center at UC Davis

Iran in Focus: A Forum on Current Affairs

Guest Speakers

Bahman Fozouni, Professor & Chair, Department of Government, Director, Iranian & Middle Eastern Studies Center, California State University, Sacramento.

Elham Gheytanchi, Professor, Department of Sociology, Santa Monica College, Los Angeles.

Nayareh Tohidi, Professor and Chair, Department of Gender & Women’s Studies, California State University, Northridge.

This event is sponsored by Co-sponsors: Cultural Studies, History, and Women & Gender Studies

For more information please contact: For map of the building, find the alumni center here:http://www.cevs.ucdavis.edu/map/map_detail.cfm?assetInfo=78

For Questions about the event call 530-754-4926

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[Therefore]: a Talk by Akira Mizuta Lippit

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 912 Sproul Hall

[Therefore]: a Talk by Akira Mizuta Lippit

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO SEE ONESELF IN THE EYES OF AN ANIMAL OTHER?

What kind of seeing is this, and what kind of
self is reflected in the eyes of animal others? Lippit considers the relationships between human beings and between humans and animals, following a line of thinking opened up by Derrida but left unfinished. This talk reflects on the conjunction “therefore” as it operates in Derrida’s revision of Descartes’ famous dictum, and on the particular spacing it opens up before the gaze of an animal.

Friday, November 6
10:00 – 11:30am
912 Sproul Hall

Akira Mizuta Lippit is the editor of Discourse and Professor of Comparative Literature, East Asian Languages and Cultures, and Cinematic Arts at USC. He is the author of Atomic Light (Shadow Optics) (2005) and Electric Animal: Toward a Rhetoric of Wildlife (2000).

This event is sponsored by Environmental Humanities Supercluster

For more information please contact: Michael Ziser (mgziser@ucdavis.edu)


Margaret Ferguson, Cries & Whispers: Cultural Debates about the Hymen

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Time: 4:10 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: 126 Voorhies

Margaret Ferguson, Cries & Whispers: Cultural Debates about the Hymen

Margaret Ferguson, Professor of English at UC Davis, will present “Cries & Whispers: Cultural Debates about the Hymen.” There will be a reception in the Voorhies Courtyard immediately following her talk from 5:15 to 6:30.

RSVP by October 30 to Paula Goldston at pgoldston@ucdavis.edu.

This event is sponsored by Department of English

For more information please contact: Paula Goldston, pgoldston@ucdavis.edu


5th Annual Colloquium on Latin American and Iberian Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

Time: 8:45 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: Memorial Union (2nd Floor) – Garrison & De Carli Rooms

5th Annual Colloquium on Latin American and Iberian Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Presentations explore a wide range of topics related to the Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Worlds. Panels incorporate–among other topics–the following themes: colonial, border, and post-dictatorial analyses; transnational feminist approaches; chronicles & cultural studies of The Americas; post-Franco Spain & its national identity; bilingualism & social attitudes; second and heritage language methodology, etc.

This event is sponsored by Department of Spanish & Portuguese

For more information please contact: Omar Velázquez-Mendoza – Colloquium Committee Chair (ovelazquezmendoza@ucdavis.edu)


Art Studio Lecture Series: John Welchman

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Time: 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: TCS Building, Main Room

Art Studio Lecture Series: John Welchman

John C. Welchman is Professor of art history in the Visual Arts department at the University of California, San Diego. His books on art include Modernism Relocated: Towards a Cultural Studies of Visual Modernity, Invisible Colours: A Visual History of Titles and Art After Appropriation: Essays on Art in the 1990s; he is co-author of the Dada and Surrealist Word Image, Mike Kelley in the Phaidon Contemporary Artist series, and editor of Rethinking Borders. He has written for Artforum, Screen, the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, the Economist and other newspapers and journals.

This event is sponsored by Art Studio Program

For more information please contact: leah theis lctheis@ucdavis.edu,
http://artstudio.ucdavis.edu/lectures/2009_2010/johnwelchman.pdf


Composer Colloquium: Ed Jacobs

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Time: 5:10 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Composer Colloquium: Ed Jacobs

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Ed Jacobs, East Carolina University, discusses his music and influences, musical and otherwise.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Department of Music, with support from Meet the Composer/Creative Connections.

For more information please contact: http://music.ucdavis.edu/events


Regarded/Disregarded: The Reception of Body/Culture: Chicano Figuration of 1990-92

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Time: 4:10 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Art 210D

Regarded/Disregarded: The Reception of Body/Culture: Chicano Figuration of 1990-92

To examine the exclusion of Chicano art and artists, Schlosser plans to review the reception of Body/Culture: Chicano Figuration, a traveling exhibition that toured 5 college Universities from November 6, 1990 to February 27, 1992. Body/Culture premiered 12 Chicano artists including 2 relatively well-known painters, Enrique Chagoya and Carmen Lomas Garza. The reception from local newspaper reviews did not focus on the art, artists, quality, skill, or formal analysis in the way that art reviews of mainstream artists usually do. Instead, the reviews subtlety regurgitated colonial discourse with regard to the Chicano artists’ culture rather than focusing on the artist’s merits. Although Body/Culture premiered noteworthy Chicano art, it seems that the hegemonic art world was not yet ready to acknowledge its excellence or importance. Schlosser will argue we must realize the problematic representation, acknowledgment, and scholarship on art of periphery cultures within the current Euro-centric and Anglo-centric art history. We must recognize these inequities and work towards acknowledging and increasing the art history discourse to include the multitude of talented and accomplished non-White artists.

This event is sponsored by Art History Program

For more information please contact: Katharine Burnett kpburnett@ucdavis.edu


Motherhood and the State:Women, Surrogacy and (Trans)Nationalism in Israel and India

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Time: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 360 Shields Library- IGA

motherhood-final1Motherhood and the State:Women, Surrogacy and (Trans)Nationalism in Israel and India

I. Ethnographies of Surrogacy (9:45-Noon)
“‘It may be her eggs but it’s my sweat and blood’: Commercial Surrogacy and Everyday Forms of Kinship in India”
Amrita Pande, Ph.D. (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

“The Surrogate in the Body: the embodied relationships of gestational surrogates and intended mothers in Israel”
Elly Teman (Postdoctoral Researcher, Penn Center for the Integration of Genetic Healthcare Technologies)

II. The State, Reproductive Technologies and Motherhood (1:30-3:30)

“The Other Mother: Supplementary Mothers, Surrogate State & Assisted Reproductive Technologies India”
Aditya Bharadwaj (School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, Scotland)

“Jewish Wombs: Israeli Futures”
Susan Khan (Associate Director, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University)

III. Discussion: Comparative Understandings (4:00-5:00)

This event is sponsored by Program in Jewish Studies, Institute of Governmental Affairs, Departments of Anthropology, Women and Gender Studies, and Sociology, the Consortium for Women and Research, Women’s Resource and Research Center, Program in Cultural Studies, and Middle East/South Asian Studies Program

For more information please contact: Diane Wolf dlwolf@ucdavis.edu; jewishstudies.ucdavis.edu


CST Colloquium: Joe Dumit

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: 2203 Social Sciences and Humanities (Andrews Conference Room)

CST Colloquium: Joe Dumit

“True Demons of Cognition: When Computers were Glad, Sad, and Mad yet Logical; or, a Brief History of Experimental Epistemology at the End of Cognitive Science”

Lecture by Joe Dumit
Associate Professor, Anthropology, UC Davis
Director, Science and Technology Studies, UC Davis

This talk proposes that we are approaching the limits of a cognitive neuroscience approach that adopts a too-simple model of circuits to account for emotions, pathology, meditation, and subjectivity. During the 1950s and 60s, experimentation with circuits co-produced computers, cognitive psychology, cybernetics, psychiatry, anthropology and psychoanalysis, with sometimes disturbing results. This work valued circuits for their innate, pathological irrationality, and for the way in which they portrayed time (subjective, logical, existential and even psychoanalytic) as something that fed back into a better understanding of the wiliness of machines. Such conceptions of time, however, proved short-lived. They were erased, curiously, by the advent of a cognitive psychology that took computers as models of (human) rationality, and which subsequently generated an image of computers as taken-for-granted objects, completely understood.

This event is sponsored by Cultural Studies Graduate Group. Part of the Fall 2009 CST Colloquium Series.

Co-sponsors: Anthropology; Science and Technology Studies; Technoscience, Culture, and the Arts Research Cluster

For more information please contact: Fatima Garcia, culturalstudies@ucdavis.edu


Leo Chavez, “Beyond Academic Walls: Unpacking the Latino Threat Narrative”

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Time: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Bistro 33, 226 F St, Davis

Leo Chavez, “Beyond Academic Walls: Unpacking the Latino Threat Narrative”

Leo Chavez, professor of anthropology at the University of California, Irvine, will discuss the limits and possibilities of interdisciplinarity in the second talk of this year’s Public Intellectuals Forum. Drawing on his recent book, The Latino Threat: Constructing Immigrants, Citizens, and the Nation, Chavez discusses paired chapters on the “problem” of Latina sexuality and reproduction – one deconstructing the discourses, the other crunching the numbers. What are the challenges, Chavez asks, of integrating questions and methodologies from both the humanities and social sciences? How can we as scholars successfully produce and advocate for interdisciplinary research that engages current issues and public policy debates while still prioritizing cultures, contexts, and the human experience?

This talk will be discussion-focused; advance reading selections will be available on the Public Intellectuals Forum website: http://publicforum.ucdavis.edu

This event is free and open to all. Talks begin at 5:30 pm and are followed by a no-host reception at 7 pm.

The Public Intellectuals Forum is sponsored by UC Davis Humanities Institute and the Center for History, Society and Culture. This talk is co-sponsored by the Consortium for Women and Research at UC Davis.

For more information please contact: http://publicforum.ucdavis.edu


Poetry in the Garden: Kel Munger and Sandra Gilbert

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Wyatt Deck, Arboretum (backup location in case of rain: 126 Voorhies)

Poetry in the Garden: Kel Munger and Sandra Gilbert

Esteemed local writers read their work in the Arboretum. Kel Munger is book editor at the Sacramento News & Review and author of the poetry collection The Fragile Peace You Keep. Her poetry has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. Sandra Gilbert, Distinguished Professor of English Emerita at UCD, is the author of seven collections of poetry, a memoir, and an anthology of elegies.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Arboretum, Rebecca Morrison, Poets and Writers Inc.

For more information please contact: Rebecca Morrison, rlmorrison@ucdavis.edu


Eileen Myles Poetry Reading

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Time: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: rm 126 Voorhies (corner of 1st & A)

eileen-myles-revised1Eileen Myles Poetry Reading

Eileen Myles came to New York in 1974 to be a poet. Since then she’s become widely known in writing circles, art circles, queer circles and beyond as one of the most restless interpreters of the American vernacular, moving fluidly from the poetry to writing novels, essays and plays, art reviews, performances and libretti, and perhaps most notably as someone “with an uncanny knack” as John Ashbery put it, “for making people feel uncomfortable and awake…chanting softly and beautifully the harsh if humorous realities that combine to make whatever life a poet can piece together today.”

Eileen Myles’s collection of essays The Importance of Being Iceland, for which she received a Warhol/Creative Capital grant is just out from Semiotext(e)/MIT. Eileen also writes novels (Chelsea Girls, Cool for You) and libretti (“Hell”) and many many poems (Sorry, Tree, Not Me). She ran St. Mark’s Poetry Project in the 80s. She’s a Professor Emeritus of Writing & Literature at UC San Diego. She lives in New York.

This event is sponsored by Creative Writing Program Reading Series

For more information please contact: Lucy Corin
lcorin@ucdavis.edu


Composer Colloquium: Seung-Ah Oh

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Room 115, Music Building

Composer Colloquium: Seung-Ah Oh

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Discussion with Seung-Ah Oh, Oberlin Conservatory.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Department of Music, with support from Meet the Composer/Creative Connections.

For more information please contact: http://music.ucdavis.edu/events


ACAP Fall Graduate Student Colloquium

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Time: 4:15 PM – 5:45 PM
Location: 126 Voorhies

ACAP Fall Graduate Student Colloquium

The American Cultures and Politics Research Cluster announces our fall graduate student colloquium featuring Gina Caison and Danielle Shaw.

Gina Caison will present “Alabama Constitutional Reform in Black & White”

Danielle Shaw will present “‘I’m Not a Legal Indian’: Racial Refugees in Sherman Alexie’s Indian Killer & Flight”

This event is sponsored by American Cultures and Politics Research Cluster

For more information please contact: Erin Hendel, eehendel@ucdavis.edu


Asian American Studies Departmental Celebration

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

Time: 4:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Location: ARC Ballroom A & B

Asian American Studies Departmental Celebration

Asian American Studies celebrates its new Departmental Status on Saturday, November 14, 2009 at the ARC Ballroom from 4:00 pm to 9:30 pm. The program will include congratulations from administration, keynote address by William Tamayo (Regional Attorney for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission), alumni panel, entertainment, and dance.

This event is sponsored by Asian American Studies Department, Asian Pacific Community Counseling, Jackson Rancheria Health & Welfare

For more information please contact: Billie Gabriel, wvgabriel@ucdavis.edu


Boy I Am: Film Screening and Q&A with Director Sam Feder

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Wellman 202

Boy I Am: Film Screening and Q&A with Director Sam Feder

Boy I Am: Film Screening and Q&A with Director Sam Feder

The screening of the film Boy I Am and the Q&A with the director are a part of TransACTION Week 2009. The goals of TransACTION Week are to raise awareness on issues impacting transgender people and to celebrate the transgender community.

Overview of Film: While female-to-male transgender visibility has recently exploded in this country, conversations about trans issues in the lesbian community often run into resistance from the many queer women who view transitioning as a “trend” or as an anti-feminist act that taps into male privilege. Boy I Am is a feature-length documentary that begins to break down that barrier and promote dialogue about trans issues through a look at the experiences of three young transitioning FTMs in New York City – Nicco, Norie and Keegan – as they go through major junctures in their transitions, as well as through the voices of lesbians, activists and theorists who raise and address the questions that many people have but few openly discuss. For more information on the film, see http://boyiam.mayfirst.org/About.html

Light refreshments will be served!

This event is sponsored by The LGBT Resource Center.

For more information please contact: slatkinson@ucdavis.edu.


Limited Submission CFP: Pacific Rin Research Program

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Time: 12:55 AM – 12:50 PM
Location: Liz! Don't Post This without Talking to Me!

Limited Submission CFP: Pacific Rin Research Program

SPONSOR: University of California Office of the President (UCOP)

UC DAVIS INTERNAL APPLICATION DEADLINE: 17-Nov- 09
SPONSORING AGENCY DEADLINE: 16-Feb-10

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT: Faculty Initiative grant, up to 50K; Faculty Research/Planning Grants, up to 25K; Advanced Graduate Student Research Fellowships, up to 20K.

KEY RESEARCH AREAS: The Program places priority on research that is new, specific to Pacific Rim region, and collaborative — reaching across national boundaries and bridging academic disciplines.

ELIGIBILITY: Faculty and Graduate Students (Program Specific)

UC DAVIS PREPROPOSAL INSTRUCTIONS AND INFORMATION:
http://www.research.ucdavis.edu/documentDisplay.cfm?id=1771.pdf

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROM SPONSORING AGENCY:
http://pacrim.ucsc.edu/

PLEASE NOTE: A Pacific Rim Information Session will be held: Tuesday, October 20, noon-1pm, in Sproul Hall, Room 912 (the Sky Room)

This event is sponsored by University of California Office of the President

For more information please contact: http://www.research.ucdavis.edu/documentDisplay.cfm?id=1771.pdf


How to Really Prevent Health Care Reform from Disappointing Us in the Future

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Time: 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Location: AGR Room, Alumni Center

How to Really Prvent Health Care Reform from Disappointing Us in the Future

A Dialogue on Obama’s Health Care from Different Perspectives, featuring
Joel W. Hay (Professor and Founding Chair, Dept.of Pharaceutical Economics & Policy, USC) and Tom Rice (Professor, Dept. of Health Services and Vice-Chancellor, Academic Personnel, UCLA)

This event is sponsored by The Levine Family Fund; The Herbert A. Young Society; The Center for History,Society and Culture; Department of Economics; Economy, Justice and Society; Institute of Governmental Affairs

For more information please contact: Mary Davis,
mvdavis@ucdavis.edu


The Children of Chinatown: Growing Up Chinese American in San Francisco, 1850-1920

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: Memorial Union Art Lounge, 2nd Floor of MU

flier-the-children-of-chinatown-1The Children of Chinatown: Growing Up Chinese American in San Francisco, 1850-1920

Revealing the untold stories of a pioneer generation of young Chinese Americans, this book places the children and families of early Chinatown in the middle of efforts to combat American policies of exclusion and segregation. Their story is part of the larger American story of the struggle to overcome racism and realize the ideal of equality.

This event is sponsored by Asian American Cultural Politics Research Group; UCD Bookstore; Center for History, Society and Culture; Asian American Studies Department, and History Department of UC Davis.

For more information please contact: Prof. Wendy Ho
waho@ucdavis.edu
or
Billie Gabriel
wvgabriel@ucdavis.edu


“Sustainable Innovation: Principles, Tools, Strategies”

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: 3 Kleiber Hall, UC Davis

“Sustainable Innovation: Principles, Tools, Strategies”

The Design Program presents

Designer Nathan Shedroff:

“Sustainable Innovation: Principles, Tools, Strategies”

Most agree that we need to be more sustainable in the future but how do we get there? How do designers, engineers, managers, and others work both tactically for the short-term and strategically for the long-term to provide more sustainable, innovative solutions? Nathan Shedroff, author of Design is the Problem: The Future of Design Must be Sustainable, will discuss the principles, frameworks, tools, and strategies for developers to create more sustainable offerings immediately

Wednesday, November 18, noon-1 pm

NEW LOCATION: KLEIBER LECTURE HALL

This event is sponsored by
Energy Design Resources,
Sacramento Municipal Utility District,
San Diego Gas & Electric,
Southern California Edison,
Southern California Gas under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission

For more information please contact: aesavageau@ucdavis.edu


POSTPONED to 11/24: Julie Sze, “Fantasies and Fears: Reading Eco-City Development in Shanghai”

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

New Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: Voorhies 228

Julie Sze, “Fantasies and Fears: Reading Eco-City Development in Shanghai”

Julie Sze, “Fantasies and Fears: Reading Eco-City Development in Shanghai”

This event is sponsored by Environmental Humanities Supercluster

For more information please contact: mgziser@ucdavis.edu


POSTPONED to 11/24: “Food and Happiness”

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Time: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 126 Voorhies

Postponed to 11/24: “Food and Happiness”

145 varieties of salad dressing. 200 kinds of cereal. 15 types of mustard. With so many food choices facing us on every aisle how can we possibly make one that makes us happy? Does variety enhance our happiness? Or does it lead to anxiety and disappointment? With hands on experiments, discussion, and short screenings of expert talks on choice and happiness, this session with Charlotte Biltekoff, Food Science and Technology & American Studies, and Carolyn De La Pena, American Studies & Humanities Institute, will give you an opportunity to become more aware of your food environment and the emotional experience of navigating it.

This event is sponsored by Campus Community Book Project

For more information please contact: cbiltekoff@ucdavis.edu


Prized Writing Student Author Event

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: 126 Voorhies

Prized Writing Student Author Event

Prized Writing students reading from/discussing their prize-winning work

This event is sponsored by The University Writing Program

For more information please contact: Pamela Demory, phdemory@ucdavis.edu


Charlotte Biltekoff and Carolyn De La Pena, “Food and Happiness”

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Time: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 126 Voorhies

Charlotte Biltekoff and Carolyn De La Pena, “Food and Happiness”

*This Campus Community Book Project event was originally scheduled for Thurs, Nov 19.*

Charlotte Biltekoff, Food Science and Technology & American Studies; Carolyn De La Pena, American Studies & Humanities Institute

145 varieties of salad dressing. 200 kinds of cereal. 15 types of mustard. With so many food choices facing us on every aisle how can we possibly make one that makes us happy? Does variety enhance our happiness? Or does it lead to anxiety and disappointment? With hands on experiments, discussion, and short screenings of expert talks on choice and happiness, this session will give you an opportunity to become more aware of your food environment and the emotional experience of navigating it.

This event is sponsored by Campus Community Book Project

For more information please contact: http://occr.ucdavis.edu/ccbp2009/html/events.html


“Food and Happiness”

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Time: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 126 Voorhies

"Food and Happiness"

145 varieties of salad dressing. 200 kinds of cereal. 15 types of mustard. With so many food choices facing us on every aisle how can we possibly make one that makes us happy? Does variety enhance our happiness? Or does it lead to anxiety and disappointment? With hands on experiments, discussion, and short screenings of expert talks on choice and happiness, this session with Charlotte Biltekoff, Food Science and Technology & American Studies, and Carolyn De La Pena, American Studies & Humanities Institute, will give you an opportunity to become more aware of your food environment and the emotional experience of navigating it.

This event is sponsored by Campus Community Book Project

For more information please contact: cbiltekoff@ucdavis.edu


Julie Sze, “Fantasies and Fears: Reading Eco-City Development in Shanghai”

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: 228 Voorhies

Julie Sze, “Fantasies and Fears: Reading Eco-City Development in Shanghai”

This event is sponsored by Environmental Humanities Supercluster

For more information please contact: mgziser@ucdavis.edu


Panel Discussion: Eric Weiner, “Why Republicans Are So Happy (and Other Tales from the Science of Happiness)”

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Mondavi Center

Panel Discussion: Eric Weiner, “Why Republicans Are So Happy (and Other Tales from the Science of Happiness)”

The Campus Community Book Project is hosting a Panel Discussion with Eric Weiner, author of The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World, in Jackson Hall at the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts.

This event is sponsored by Office of Campus Community Relations

For more information please contact: http://occr.ucdavis.edu/ccbp2009


Author’s Talk: Eric Weiner, “The Geography of Bliss”

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Time: 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Location: Mondavi Center

Author’s Talk: Eric Weiner, “The Geography of Bliss”

The Campus Community Book Project presents an Author’s Talk featuring Eric Weiner, author of The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World, in Jackson Hall at the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. Weiner will be signing books in the Main Lobby following his talk.

This event is sponsored by Office of Campus Community Relations

For more information please contact: http://occr.ucdavis.edu/ccbp2009


Lois Wolk, “Meltdown: A Legislator’s Perspective”

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Time: 12:10 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: 360 Shields Library

Lois Wolk, “Meltdown: A Legislator’s Perspective”

Lois Wolk, a California State Senator, will give a talk as part of the Policy Watch Seminar Series on “Meltdown: Institutional Challenges Facing California.”

This event is sponsored by Institute of Governmental Affairs

For more information please contact: www.iga.ucdavis.edu


Writing The Geography of Bliss

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Time: 12:10 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: University Club Lounge

Writing The Geography of Bliss

The day after the book project culminates in Weiner’s two talks at the Mondavi Center for the Arts (a free afternoon panel at 4 and an evening talk at 8 pm on December 1), Eric Weiner will discuss researching and writing the book and how it compares to his usual work as an international correspondent for NPR, from 12:10-1:30 pm on December 2, 2009 in TBA.

This workshop will be designed primarily for faculty and students in courses where Weiner’s book will be read and discussed, with specific interest in how it is written. These courses include freshman seminars focused on the book project (two sections of FRS 004), an Integrated Studies course (IST 008), and students in writing courses ranging from first year writing (UWP 1) and intermediate writing (UWP 18) through Advanced Writing across the disciplines (UWP 101) and Advanced Writing: Journalism ( UWP 104C). Aggie reporters and UWP Writing minors will also be invited.

Participants will be expected to have read Weiner’s book and Weiner will discuss the evolution of the piece: the idea and how it developed, his research and writing processes, and how the researching and writing differed from his usual work as an international correspondent for National Public Radio.

The workshop will be limited to 150 participants, to keep it relatively intimate and to try to ensure that participants have read the book in advance. The URL to enroll online will be announced to faculty and students in participating courses and programs. If space is available, other students, writers and journalists will be invited.

While he is here, Weiner will also be interviewed by the editors of Writing on the Edge and the edited interview will be printed in this national writing journal.

I have received an ETRA grant to have this workshop taped. Similar writing workshops by book project authors Michael Pollan and Luis Alberto Urrea have been shown in numerous sections of writing classes.

This event is sponsored by University Writing Program, English, Integated Studies, TRC, DHI

For more information please contact: Gary Sue Goodman, gsgoodman@ucdavis.edu


Bob Ostertag Reads From His New Book, Creative Life

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Time: 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: Bistro 33, 226 F Street

Bob Ostertag Reads From His New Book, Creative Life

Bob Ostertag is a multitalented creative professional with 21 CDs of music, two movies, two DVDs, and three books under his belt. An experimental audio artist, Bob has performed his music all over the world and has collaborated with a diverse collection of artists, among them the Kronos Quartet, Mike Patton, Anthony Braxton, and Lynn Breedlove. His political writings have been translated to many languages and have been published widely. His most recent book, Creative Life: Music, Politics, People, and Machines, is a collection of journalistic and autobiographical essays that explore the parallels and variations between artistic media.

"Unique and engaging. Creative Life spins an intriguing narrative, builds a compelling argument about the nature of art and politics, and raises a stimulating set of questions for politically engaged art in an age of digital technologies." –Jonathan Scott Lee, author of Jacques Lacan

Bob Ostertag is currently Professor of Technocultural Studies and Music at the University of California at Davis. He teaches the wildly popular TCS 1: Introduction to Technocultural Studies. In 2006, Ostertag made all of his recordings to which he owns the rights available as digital downloads under a Creative Commons attribution-noncommercial license, as you can discover at bobostertag.com. Bob is also a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post (see http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-ostertag). Please join us for a creative, political, and rhetorical performance by Bob Ostertag.

Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to secure a table, and to sign up for a spot on the Open Mic list. Poetry Night at Bistro 33, hosted by Andy Jones and produced by Brad Henderson, occurs on the first and third Wednesday of every month at 9 P.M., with an open microphone segment at 10 P.M.

This event is sponsored by Poetry Night at Bistro 33

For more information please contact: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=178306783079


We R Family: A Queer Critique of Lesbian and Gay Family Tourism

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: 3201 Hart Hall

We R Family: A Queer Critique of Lesbian and Gay Family Tourism

GRAD RESEARCH FALL BROWN BAG SERIES

The Consortium for Women and Research provides annual research awards to graduate students working on gender issues. Liz Montegary of Cultural Studies is presenting a brief summary of her accomplishments and work-in-progress during the noon hour.

This event is sponsored by Consortium for Women and Research

For more information please contact: Beverly Babcock
bababcock@ucdavis.edu


Nature and Culture Art Journal Show

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Time: 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: East Conference Room, MU

Nature and Culture Art Journal Show

As part of the Nature and Culture program, the fifteen of us have created art journals reflective of our experiences within the program. We would like to share our ideas and pieces of work with you in this reception. There will be spoken word and refreshments!

We have also been recommended for being discontinued, so this may be your last chance to experience the Nature and Culture program.

This event is sponsored by Nature and Culture Program

For more information please contact: Kelsey Easterly, kieasterly@ucdavis.edu


“Inside Obama’s Brain”: A Discussion with the Book’s Author, Sasha Abramsky

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: 126 Voorhies Hall

“Inside Obama’s Brain”: A Discussion with the Book’s Author, Sasha Abramsky

“Inside Obama’s Brain,” to be published in December by Penguin Portfolio, profiles the ideas, inspirations, and experiences that have shaped the politician who has fascinated people more than any politician in decades. It quotes a wide network of sources, including many who broke longstanding vows of silence to offer their candid and surprising observations. Award-winning journalist Sasha Abramsky interviewed close to one hundred of Obama’s current and former friends, colleagues, classmates, teachers, staff, mentors, basketball buddies, fellow Chicago activists, media consultants, editors, and even Obama’s next-door neighbors from Hyde Park. These people each know a part of Obama’s life and career; the author blends these pieces into a uniquely detailed analysis. Abramsky explains the origins of Obama’s extraordinary poise, focus, and self-confidence; his powerful storytelling and speaking skills; and his empathetic listening style. He shows why Obama’s experiences as a community organizer are widely misunderstood and in important ways more influential than many people realize. And he explores how Obama found a unique way to bridge America’s racial divides.

This event is sponsored by University Writing Program

For more information please contact: Sasha Abramsky
sabramsky@ucdavis.edu

Chris Thaiss
cjthaiss@ucdavis.edu


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