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Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States

April 2011

Bettina Aptheker: “The Passion and Pageantry of Shirley Graham {Du Bois}: Composer & Playwright, 1920s-1930s”

April 25, 2011 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Music Center Recital Hall, Music Center
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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Shirley Graham {Du Bois} (1896-1977) had a successful early career as composer, performer and playwright that included her formal studies at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Yale University, and the near completion of a Ph D at NYU. In 1932 her opera, "Tom-Tom" for which she wrote the libretto and composed the music, was performed as part of the Cleveland (Ohio) Summer Opera Festival to a capacity audience of 15,000 on opening night; the opera was a sensation. She later…

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September 2011

Dr. Karan Singh, “Nava Vedanta: Ancient Indian Philosophy of Non-dualism & its Modern Transformation.”

September 24, 2011 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Music Center Recital Hall, Music Center
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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Dr. Karan Singh Distinguished Indian statesman and diplomat Dr. Karan Singh will deliver the 2011 Satyajit Ray Lecture at UC Santa Cruz on Saturday, September 24, at 5:30 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall. Currently the president of the Indian Council of Cultural Relations in New Delhi, Singh is the last Maharaja of Kashmir, and served as its governor for 18 years. He was a member of Indira Gandhi’s cabinet when she was prime minister, and has also served as…

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November 2011

2nd Annual Morton Marcus Poetry Reading featuring Kay Ryan

November 20, 2011 @ 3:00 am - 5:00 pm
Music Center Recital Hall, Music Center
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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THE 2nd ANNUAL MORTON MARCUS MEMOMRIAL POETRY READING honors poet, teacher and film critic Morton Marcus (1936-2009), one of Santa Cruz’s beloved cultural icons. This second annual event will feature Kay Ryan, Pullitzer Prize winner and U.S. Poet Laureate (2008-2010). FREE ADMISSION. Seating is limited. Parking $6. MARCUS POETRY ARCHIVE EXHIBIT. An exhibit feturing the Morton Marcus Poetry Archive will be open for viewing in Special Collections at the UC McHenry Library on Sunday, November 20 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. DIRECTIONS: Map to UCSC…

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February 2013

Gail Hershatter: "Rural Women, Memory, and China’s Collective Past"

February 12, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Music Center Recital Hall, Music Center
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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The 47th Annual Faculty Research Lecture will be given by Distinguished Professor of History, Gail Hershatter, on Tuesday February 12th, 2013 at 7pm at the Music Recital hall in the Performing Arts Complex. A reception in the lobby will immediately follow the lecture. Doors open at 6:30pm. This event is free and open to the public. Parking $4. Doors open at 6:30pm What can we learn about the Chinese revolution by placing a doubly marginalized group—rural women—at the center of…

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October 2013

Helene Moglen: "From Frankenstein to Facebook: Reflections on the Dissolution of the Humanities"

October 29, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Music Center Recital Hall, Music Center
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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UC Santa Cruz Emeriti group presents an Emeriti Faculty Lecture cosponsored by the Center for Cultural Studies and the Department of Literature Are accounts of our love affairs with our machines stories of imprisonment or empowerment? Are we in charge of our avatars, personal profiles and robots, or have they actually mastered us? Drawing on Mary Shelley’s iconic science fiction novel, Frankenstein, Moglen explores the relation of humanism to technology and considers the various realities that pleasures of the virtual…

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November 2013

Billy Collins: "Aimless Love"

November 8, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Music Center Recital Hall, Music Center
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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Bookshop Santa Cruz is delighted to welcome two-term U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins for a reading and signing of his new collection, Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems. Local poet and artist Gary Young, who teaches at UCSC and was Santa Cruz County's first Poet Laureate, will introduce Mr. Collins. Billy Collins is famous for conversational, witty poems that welcome readers with humor but often slip into quirky, tender or profound observation on the everyday, reading and writing, and poetry…

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April 2014

Models of Mediterranean Modernity: The Perspective From the Longue Duree

April 17, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Music Center Recital Hall, Music Center
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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The UC Santa Cruz Emeriti Group presents the 2014 spring Emeriti Faculty Lecture "Models of Mediterranean Modernity: The Perspective From the Longue Duree" Viewed from a global perspective, the Mediterranean region has enjoyed a common historical experience since 1500. Increasingly semi-peripheral with respect to the world capitalist system, and characterized by weak states, delayed or muffled class formation, agrarian backwardness and the persistence of pastoralism, the coming to modernity of the Mediterranean foreshadowed the historical experience of the Third World…

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November 2014

Elizabeth Hillman: “Sworn to Protect: Sexual Assault in the Military”

November 6, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Music Center Recital Hall, Music Center
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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UC Santa Cruz / UC Hastings Social Justice Speaker Series presents Elizabeth Hillman "Sworn to Protect: Sexual Assault in the Military" Few legal issues have riveted public attention more than sexual assault in the military. This presentation will address the controversies that have erupted over a problem that is often misunderstood and rarely reported. Should commanders control the decision to prosecute? Should each branch of service retain its own investigators, prosecutors, defense counsel, and appellate court? What is the impact…

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March 2015

Santa Cruz Baroque Festival: Treasures from the Age of Shakespeare

March 14, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Music Center Recital Hall, Music Center
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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Featuring: The Baltimore Consort Heavenly harmony and earthly delights from the time of the bard. Reveal in the triumphal return of America's favorite early music ensemble, playing their 'exquisite consort' of Renaissance instruments -lute, cittern, viols, and flute. Concertgoers will also enjoy the grand prize winning group from our Youth Chamber Music Competition. UCSC Music Recital Hall.   Individual ticket prices: $25 general, $20 seniors, $5 student & youth. Purchase tickets to the concert online at: scbaroque.org/tickets   Join us for “Shakespeare…

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November 2015

Utopian Dreaming: 50 years of Imagined Futures in California and at UCSC

November 7, 2015 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Music Center Recital Hall, Music Center
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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In 2015, UCSC is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and Ernest Callenbach’s Ecotopia its 40th. Both are products of a fertile period of ferment across California, during the 1960s and 1970s. Why has California been such a fertile and fruitful site for “Utopian Dreaming,” in film, fiction, media, design, architecture, mobility, electronics, intentional communities,ecology and environment, counter-culture and social movements? What kinds of futures has California come to represent? What has been the role of UCSC in these imaginaries of the…

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Ruth Wilson Gilmore: "Organized Abandonment and Organized Violence: Devolution and the Police"

November 9, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Music Center Recital Hall, Music Center
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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EVENT VIDEO: EVENT PHOTOS:   CITY ON A HILL PRESS ARTICLE: The UC Presidential Chair in Feminist Critical Race and Ethnic Studies invited Ruth Wilson Gilmore to UC Santa Cruz to discuss police violence and mass incarceration in a lecture called “Organized Abandonment & Organized Violence: Devolution and The Police.” Her discussion in the UCSC Music Recital Hall on Nov. 9 paralleled the theme of her prize-winning publication “Golden Gulag,” a prescient examination of California prisons and the consequences of…

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January 2016

Margaret Frantz Memorial

January 17, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Music Center Recital Hall, Music Center
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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A memorial for Marge Frantz (1922-2015) a Hist Con graduate (1984) and longtime colleague at UC Santa Cruz in Women's Studies and American Studies will be held on Sunday, January 17th from 2-5pm. Refreshments & reception following the program. Ample and free parking is available.  Enter UCSC at the WEST entrance.  Three stop signs and turn right and proceed to the end of the road. Recital Hall is in front of you. Contributions in Marge’s memory are welcomed by Aptheker/Frantz…

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Hedy Rose: “My Childhood in Hiding: Amsterdam, 1942-1945”

January 21, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Music Center Recital Hall, Music Center
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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My Childhood In Hiding

Please join us for a talk with Hedy Rose. Following her father's arrest by the Nazis, Hedy Rose, her mother, and sister spent nearly four years hidden in an Amsterdam cellar by a Christian samaritan. Admission is free, but pre-registration is required: http://goo.gl/forms/3Q3LZbYz8y Reception will follow at 8pm. $4 parking; Recommended lot: Performing Arts For more information, including accessibility, please contact Beverly Iniguez at binguez@ucsc.edu.

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William D. Adams: “‘Wicked Problems’: The Humanities in the Time of STEM”

January 28, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Music Center Recital Hall, Music Center
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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Maitra Lecture William Adams Poster

UCSC Institute for Humanities Research presents: "Wicked Problems": The Humanities in the Time of STEM 15th Annual Sidhartha Maitra Memorial Lecture by William D. Adams, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities William D. Adams, NEH ChairmanPhoto by Fred Field, courtesy of Colby College Dr. William D. Adams was nominated by President Barack Obama as the 10th Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and confirmed by the Senate in July 2014. Dr. Adams previously served as…

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March 2016

Discovering the UC Santa Cruz Campus by James Clifford

March 8, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Music Center Recital Hall, Music Center
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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The UC Santa Cruz Emeriti Group presents the Spring Emeriti Faculty Lecture featuring James Clifford, Professor Emeritus, History of Consciousness. March 8, 2016, 7:30pm Doors open at 7pm. Free and open to the public. (Seating is limited) The University of California, Santa Cruz, built in a redwood forest overlooking Monterey Bay, is famously beautiful. But the usual language of aesthetics does little to reveal what makes the place extraordinary. The lecture, based on years of walking the rugged site, uses…

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Sex Radical, Afro-Fututrist, and Grand Master of Science Fiction, Samuel R. Delany Reads from His Work

March 10, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Music Center Recital Hall, Music Center
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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Sex Radical, Afro-Fututrist, and Grand Master of Science Fiction, Samuel Delany Talk 03.10.16 from IHR on Vimeo. UC Presidential Chair in Feminist Critical Race and Ethnic Studies and Living Writers Series present: Sex Radical, Afro-Futurist, and Grand Master of Science Fiction, SAMUEL R. DELANY, Reads from His Work Thursday, March 10, 2016 Music Recital Hall, UC Santa Cruz Free and open to the public 4:30PM Doors Open 5PM Reception & Book signing 6PM Reading Samuel R. Delany is an American…

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April 2016

Grad Slam for 2016 Finalists

April 6, 2016 @ 5:30 pm
Music Center Recital Hall, Music Center
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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Grad Slam, also referred to as the 3-Minute Thesis Challenge, is a competition that challenges doctoral students to present years’ worth of academic research in a concise, compelling, three-minute talk to a non-expert audience. It encourages students to clarify their ideas and to help others understand and appreciate the significance of their work. The contest is open to all doctoral students who have advanced to candidacy. Congratulations to our 2016 Finalists! Finalists will present their three-minute thesis presentations at a…

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Remembering Shakespeare, 1564-1616

April 23, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Music Center Recital Hall, Music Center
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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Remembering Shakespeare, 1564-1616 Readings from the works and about the man A memorial service, commemorating the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death in 1616. Saturday, April 23, 2016 Music Recital Hall, UC Santa Cruz 6:00-6:45 p.m. Free and open to the public This event takes place before Experimental Baroque, a concert by Santa Cruz Baroque Festival. Concert info/tickets available at:  www.scbaroque.org Remembering Shakespeare, 1564-1616, is sponsored by Shakespeare Workshop, Institute for Humanities Research, Porter College, and Santa Cruz Baroque Festival. EVENT PHOTOS:

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December 2016

Baskin Ethics Lecture with Fania Davis: Restorative Justice: A Relational, Healing, and Radical Practice

December 1, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Music Center Recital Hall, Music Center
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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Restorative Justice with Fania Davis Lecture

Join us for an evening with restorative justice and civil rights champion Fania Davis.

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February 2017

Faculty Research Lecture with Sandra Chung: “Language Through the Lens of Diversity”

February 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Music Center Recital Hall, Music Center
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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Academic Senate 51st Annual Faculty Research Lecture Honors: Professor Sandra Chung   "Language Through the Lens of Diversity." The ease and efficiency with which children acquire their first language(s) reveals that the capacity to know and use language is deeply human. It also raises the possibility that all languages have the same design--universal characteristics that make language acquisition possible. Are these views challenged by the great diversity of the world's languages? In this talk, Sandra Chung explores this question from…

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Grad Slam

February 24, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Music Center Recital Hall, Music Center
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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Grad Slam, also referred to as the 3-Minute Thesis Challenge*, is a competition that challenges graduate students to present years’ worth of academic research in a concise, compelling, three-minute talk to a non-expert audience. It encourages students to clarify their ideas and to help others understand and appreciate the significance of their work. The contest is open to all graduate students. Register and upload your video here. Finalists will present their three-minute thesis presentations at a live event on February…

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