Drama Company offers comedy sketches and short films for
mature audiences for $4 at the door (advanced sale tickets
$2 between April 18-21). Call Krishna
at x2529 for details.
performed on Broadway in "Les Miserables" as Montparnase,
among other roles.
and three-time Grammy Award-winner Dawn Upshaw performs
with classical pianist Richard Goode in a program of works
by Haydn, Debussy, Schumann, and Mussorgsky. Call x3535
this one-man show, actor Bruce Kuhn dramatizes the "The
Acts of the Apostles."
The theme for
the free, 4th Annual UCSB Medieval Studies Graduate Student
Conference is "Identity Formation in the Middle Ages:
Images, Literature, and Culture." To register, contact
Edward D. English at x3167 or go to <http://medievalstudies.ucsb.edu/events/
music of the Muslim communities of the Southern Philippines,
the internationally acclaimed World Kulintang Institute
Ensemble performs music traditionally heard at celebrations
such as weddings and spiritual healings.
Affairs Board sponsors their 3rd annual fund-raiser for
Camp Ronald McDonald. Register at the event.
Marina Van Zuylen delivers a free lecture on Baudelaire,
Flaubert, Thomas Mann, and George Eliot: "The Monomaniacal
Imperative: How Literature Puts Obsession to Good (and
concepts of gender affecting queer people and their allies
will be discussed.
posed for public schools by the No Child Left Behind Act
will be discussed by panelists John Yun, Gevirtz Graduate
School of Education, J. Brian Sarvis, Santa Barbara School
Districts superintendent, and Elizabeth Sorgman, district
PTA president, and moderated by John Sonquist, UCSB emeritus
professor of sociology.
is spotlighted in the award-winning "Amelia" and "The
Cost of Living."
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above, and ?Amelia? are two modern dance films that
showcase different companies and themes. The double
feature will screen on April 18 at 7:30 p.m. in
Campbell Hall. Call x3535 for tickets.
Brothers John S.W. Park and Edward
J.W. Park will discuss themes in their book "Probationary
Americans: Contemporary Immigration Policies and the Shaping
of Asian American Communities." This talk will inaugurate
the UCSB Social Science Public Policy Briefings.
| John Park of UCSB
Dissertation scholar Michelle Tellez,
Chicana studies, will talk about women's struggle to survive
at the U.S.-Mexico border.
an Iraqi-born Kurdish novelist, painter and writer who
opposed Saddam Hussein's regime, now writes on war, women,
McAuley, associate professor of black studies, will moderate
a panel on "Sexual Politics in Caribbean Popular Culture."
Roberto Da Regents' Lecturer in the Department of Music,
presents a free concert accompanied by pianist Robert
Koenig and violist Helen Callus.
| Regents? Lecturer
and acclaimed violist Roberto Diaz will perform
publicly on April 19 at 8 p.m. in Lehmann Hall at
the Music Academy of the West. Seating is first
come, first served for the free recital.
Benefit sale continues
until 12:30 p.m.
Featured are UCSB's
all-male and all-female a cappella vocal groups, Brothas
from Otha Mothas and Vocal Motion.
Eric Prieto, associate professor of
French and Italian, will discuss contrasting attitudes
towards the late French philosopher Derrida.
Experimental filmmaker Machiko Saito
will present some short videos and discuss race, sex,
this Italian film by Paolo Virza young girl discovers
Rome, new classmates, and extreme political divisions.
than 40 years, mandolinist/composer David Grisman has
been blending swing, bluegrass, Latin, jazz, and Gypsy
| Mandolinist David
Grisman brings his quintet to Campbell Hall on April
20 at 8 p.m. Call x3535 for tickets.
The UCSB Linguistics Department opens
registration for Friday and Saturday workshops and lectures
on North American Indian linguistic studies. Cost is $45;
see program at <http://orgs.sa.ucsb.edu/nailsg/program.html>.
Michael Hanchard, professor of political
science at Northwestern University, will discuss "Transnational
Black Politics ands the Limits of Racial Reasoning."
Charles M. Vest, former president
of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, analyzes
the role of higher education in society in "Openness and
Globalization in Higher Education-The Age of the Internet,
Terrorism, and Opportunity."
Poet Duriel E.
Harris will perform selections from "Drag"-- her critically
acclaimed first book--and a work on black women and trauma.
Futurist author Ernest Callenbach
and Canadian scholar Freda Pagani discuss "Designing Sustainable
UCSF chancellor and recent National
Medal of Science winner J. Michael Bishop, MD, who shared
the 1989 Nobel Prize, will talk about proto-oncogenes.
The free public lecture is part of the Frontiers in Cancer
Research distinguished speaker series.
Jon Wiener, UC Irvine,
is the author of "Gimme Some Truth: The John Lennon FBI
The UCSB Affiliates present
Joel Rothman, professor of molecular, cellular, and developmental
biology, who will discuss "Longevity, Aging, and Death:
A Program, not a Mistake." Call x4388 for reservations.
Writer David Sedaris, author of the
best-selling "Me Talk Pretty One Day," reads from "Dress
Your Family in Corduroy and Denim." Tickets x3535.
Venture capitalist and author Roger
McNamee will present this year's Herb Kay lecture in economics,
"The New Normal: Great Opportunities in a Time of Great
Risk." A reception will follow at 5 p.m.
| Venture capitalist
Roger McNamee delivers the free, Herb Kay economics
lecture on April 26 at 3:30 p.m. in Corwin Pavilion.
College's Elizabeth Garcia, assistant professor of Africana
and Puerto Rican/Latino studies, will lead a workshop
on how to build coalitions among women. Pre-registration
required. E-mail: email@example.com.
choreographer Emio Greco and Dutch director Pieter C Scholten
created this cutting-edge, award-winning dance company.
A pre-concert Dutch buffet will be served at the Faculty
Club for $18. Reserve by April 19; call x3096.
| Director Pieter
Scholten, left, and choreographer Emio Greco present
Emio Greco/PC dance company on April 26 at 8 p.m.
in Campbell Hall.
daylong conference,"Humanities @UCSB: A 21st Century Project,"
will focus on initiatives for humanities research, teaching,
and funding at UCSB.
are the Lemon Pickers, which specialize in American folk
music through the 1930s.
Maryah J. Ford,
personal development consultant, will help attendees determine
"Who or What is Calling You?"
this mock-umentary, California wakes up to find that 14
million people of Latino descent have suddenly disappeared.
"Ali Zaoua" focuses on homeless children
in Tangiers. English subtitles.
Badash, emeritus professor of history, will discuss Einstein's
peace activities. Call x4111 to reserve a space.
UC Berkeley Law
School Dean Christopher Edley will speak on "Finding a
New Civil Rights Paradigm in Federal and State K-12 Education
Reform" in a free lecture. Light refreshments will precede
Iyer, professor emeritus of religious studies, moderates
a panel with Mary Evelyn Tucker, professor of religion,
Bucknell University, and Charlene Spretnak, professor
of religion, California Institute of Integral Studies.
art, UCSB; Caridad Svich, theatre and dance, UCSD; and
Ricardo Bracho, Chicano studies, UCSB, will discuss the
ways in which Latina/o playwrights explore cross-cultural
communication through language, theme, character, and
Editor Satish Kumar and Bucknell University
scholar Mary Evelyn Tucker discuss "Ecological Ethics."
winner, this Turkish film looks at the distance between
two cousins in Istanbul who are more alike than they think.
pianist Yael Weiss, accompanied by Helen Callus, viola,
performs "Robert Schumann: Hid-den Gems from his Early
and Late Works."
Chatterjee and Shyamala Moorty use Indian and Western
dance to express their experiences as women straddling
Cambodian Student Union presents a free performance that
includes traditional dances and folktale skits. Reception
film essay by Thom Andersen shows the role of Los Angeles
in the movies and the impact of cinema on its capital
The exhibition demonstrates the impact
of mid20th-century artists working in the Abstract Expressionist
art movement on student artists working today. Opening
reception is April 21 at 4 p.m.
Santa Barbara-based landscape architect Isabelle Greene's
40-year career is the focus of the exhibition. It uses
landscape plans, a video, photographs, and an unusual
"dry-scape" installation in the gallery, which Greene
created for the show.
This student art
celebrates color and consciousness, informed by race,
class, gender, and sexual orientation.