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November 2011

Sikh and Punjabi Studies: Achievements and New Directions Opening Event

November 10, 2011 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
University Center, University Center‎ University of California Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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In this inaugural conference for the Sikh and Punjabi Studies program at the University of California, Santa Cruz, leading and emerging scholars will take stock of the state of the field and its future direction, in the areas of their expertise. Sessions will cover history, philosophy, language and literature, political economy, musicology and contemporary society. The conference welcomes attendance by scholars and students from all disciplines, as well as interested members of the general public. UC Santa Cruz is close…

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June 2014

What Makes Applied Linguistics Applied? Language Acquisition & Language in Use

June 6, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
University Center, University Center‎ University of California Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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The Language Program has been granted department status earlier this spring, and we are hosting an event to celebrate becoming the Department of Languages and Applied Linguistics. Professor Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig, a leading scholar in second language acquisition, will give a talk on June 6 in the University Center after a brief welcome by Dean William Ladusaw. The event will begin at 5 pm, with a reception following 6-8 pm.  

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March 2018

Cathy Davidson: “The New Education”

March 1, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
University Center, University Center‎ University of California Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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How can we revolutionize the university to better prepare students for our age of constant change? How can we retool our classrooms as activist, engaged learning environments that model a more just society? In this talk, Cathy N. Davidson will discuss her book The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux and show how we can revolutionize our universities to help students be leaders of change, not simply subject to it. Cathy Davidson: "The…

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May 2018

Emerging Ecologies: Arcaeologies of Slavery, Landscape, and Environmental Change

May 4, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
University Center, University Center‎ University of California Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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A flyer for the event is shown. On the right hand side, an image of several slaves working in a field.

  The Atlantic Era was a period of intense commercial integration linking key economic players in Western Europe, the Americas, the Indian Ocean littorals, and West and Central Africa. The period was marked by dramatic increases in the volume of commerce at both the regional and global levels, radically transforming the societies and environments of these core areas. In fact, it is arguable that few communities on earth escaped the wide-reaching effects of commercial expansion and integration in this period.…

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May 2019

Faculty Ethics Bowl: Ethics and the Far Future

May 20, 2019
University Center, University Center‎ University of California Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
Faculty Ethics Bowl May 20

What role should thinking about the far future—1,000 years ahead and more—play in research on campus? Faculty at UC Santa Cruz have widely divergent views on this question and it's something the administration needs to decide on soon. Some say we should allocate significant resources; others say very little. This will be the focus of UC Santa Cruz’s first Faculty Ethics Bowl. But the key here is the Ethics Bowl format. Ethics Bowl is very different from traditional debate. Teams are not automatically pitted…

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