UCSB hosts Pacific University.
The IHC Research Focus Group in Modernist Studies presents
the winter quarter ?Topics in Modernism? symposium.
Armenian-born musicians Souren Barnonian,
Haig Manoukian, and Polly Tapia Ferber will perform their
unique fusion of jazz and traditional Middle Eastern musical
forms. Call x2064 for tickets.
Renowned translator Stephen Mitchell has translated literature
as diverse as the poetry of Rilke and The Book of Job
for readers of English. He will discuss his work with
author Pico Iyer.
| MONDAY 24
Beverly Daniel Tatum, clinical psychologist
and president of Atlanta?s Spelman College, will deliver
the 3rd Annual Shirley Kennedy Memorial Lecture, ?Why
Are All the Black Kids Still Sitting Together in the Cafeteria??
University?s Diana L. Eck, professor of comparative religion,
will discuss ?Beyond Tolerance: Ethics and Engagement
in a Multireligious America.?
Writer/singer/musician Laurie Anderson
returns to Santa Barbara with a wide-ranging solo show,
?The End of the Moon.? She will draw on her experiences
as NASA?s first artist-in-residence. Performance repeats
on Tuesday night.
| TUESDAY 25
Panelists who have made successful
job changes at UCSB will discuss ?Risk Taking: Making
Change Happen to Advance Your Career.? Repeats
on Wednesday at 1 p.m.
Elder law attorney Kendall Van Conas will discuss how to assess your parents? legal preparedness for incapacity, with a focus on preserving autonomy and protecting assets. Register at x7323.
UCSB psychology graduate student Neneh Kowai-Bell will discuss ?The Effect of Racial Profiling on Noticing Non-Profiled Perpetrators.?
Sonali Kolhatkar, host of KPFK FM?s radio?s Uprising, will discuss the role that race plays in the creation, implementation, and justification of U.S. foreign policy.
| WEDNESDAY 26
Santa Barbara-based instructor Daniel ?Chin? leads the group Capoeira Sul da Bahia as it performs capoeira, a Brazilian art form uniting music, poetry, dance, fighting, and ritual.
Loyola University anthropologist Laura Miller will discuss the influence of Euroamerican beauty ideals in contemporary Japanese fashion and other trends.
In director Spike Lee?s first feature film, Nola maintains three romantic relationships simultaneously to resist being ?owned? by any of her suitors. A panel discussion will follow.
Quebec?s Cirque Éloize?s acrobats,
jugglers, contortionists and trapeze artists will perform
?Rain,? in which messages, signs and even water falls
from the sky. Repeats Thursday.
Call x3535 for tickets.
| THURSDAY 27
Violist and long-time conductor of the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra Heiichiro Ohyama will instruct the free class.
Lucia Ricciardelli, Ph.D. candidate in the History of Art and Architecture Department, will discuss the Rodney King trial and the problems with photography and film as evidentiary tools.
Professor Evelyn Nakano Glenn, founding director of the Center for Race and Gender at UC Berkeley, focuses on the intersection of race and gender, immigration, and citizenship.
UCSB Environmental Studies Associates presents local environmental activists to discuss ?Santa Barbara?s Role in the Birth of the Environmental Movement.? Admission is free, but call x4388 for reservations.
?Ecology, Complexity, and Metaphor? will be the topic for Evelyn Fox Keller of MIT and Simon Levin of Princeton as they launch the first of two free discussions in the series ?New Visions of Nature, Science, and Religion.?
| SATURDAY 29
Sweet Honey in the Rock, a Grammy
Award-winning African American female ensemble, has musical
roots in the sacred music of the black church as well
as jazz and blues. A post-performance
benefit dinner with the artists will celebrate the 30th
anniversary of the UCSB Women?s Center. Call x3535 for
| From jazz and blues to gospel
and hymns, Sweet Honey in the Rock is a distinctive
vocal ensemble, which will perform on Jan. 29 at
4 p.m. in Campbell Hall. A post-performance dinner
will benefit the Women’s Center.
| MONDAY 31
Singer/songwriters Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt, Guy Clark, and Joe Ely share the stage and play songs from American folk, country, and rock music. Call x3535.
| TUESDAY 1
Human Resources officials discuss
how to orchestrate a successful and smooth reclassification.
for details. Repeats Wednesday at 1 p.m.
EOP interns and members of the native community at UCSB will discuss cultural identity issues concerning American Indians/Native Americans.
?Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb? is Stanley Kubrick?s black satire on the military mind and nuclear war?fueled by performances by Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, and Sterling Hayden.
Professor José Cabézon, Department of Religious Studies, will discuss ?Tibetan Buddhism.?
| Peter Sellers stars in Stanley
Kubrick’s “Doctor Strangelove,”
showing on Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Campbell Hall.
| WEDNESDAY 2
Psychotherapist and author Karla Freeman will discuss ?From Midlife Crisis to Midlife Magic,? emphasizing new approaches to change and life planning.
Santa Barbara-based Flor de Kanela performs music of the Sephardic Jewish communities of the eastern Mediterranean.
All are invited to the opening ceremony for Black History Month, which will highlight the little-known Niagara Movement.
The documentary, a part of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, tells about Luis Frank, a Lithuanian Jew raised in New York City who fought in the Spanish Civil War, survived Auschwitz, and eventually settled in Mexico.
Cape Breton Island fiddler and step
dancer Natalie MacMaster is at home in both traditional
Celtic and contemporary settings. A pre-concert Faculty
Club buffet features foods of Canada?s Maritime Provinces.
Reserve by Jan. 26 at x3096.
| Singer and step dancer Natalie
MacMaster performs on Feb. 2 at 8 p.m. in Campbell
| THURSDAY 3
Robert O. Collins, professor emeritus of history, will discuss ?Disaster in Darfur.? Call x4388 for reservations.
Former UCSB students, along with Paul Spickard, professor of Asian American Studies, will discuss colorism, the business of cosmetic surgery, and provide an insider?s view of the cosmetic industry.
Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembene presents a tale about a strong-willed woman in a small African village who fights her neighbors to end the practice of female circumcision.
| FRIDAY 4
A free, all-day exchange with environmental
scientists and leaders, including former state Secretary
of Resources Mary Nichols, on global climate change is
planned. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
by today, Jan. 24, to register.
| SATURDAY 5
This 2-day conference offers 100 panel
discussions to explore the research needs of 21st-century
teaching. Admission fee drops 20 percent if you register
by today, Jan. 24, online at <www.education.ucsb.edu/scwrip>.
The three-man Alloy Orchestra, specialists in the art of silent film accompaniment, will play for Buster Keaton?s classic comic train chase ?The General.? At 7:30 they will accompany the rarely seen Alfred Hitchcock mystery ?Blackmail.? Tickets include admission to both films.
The Echo from the Motherland Ensemble performs traditional Vietnamese melodies, from folk to Vietnamese classical theatrical music, playing on traditional Vietnamese instruments.
| The Buster Keaton silent comedy
“The General” shows on Feb. 5 at 4 p.m.
in Campbell Hall.
Hoop star Anne Meyers-Drysdale, the
featured speaker for the 7th Annual UCSB Distinguished
Woman in Sports Lecture, speaks on "More Than a Game."
An award-winning pioneer in women¹s basketball, she
was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003.
Pulitzer Prize-winner Art Spiegelman,
author/illustrator of "In the Shadow of No Towers"
and "Maus," will present an illustrated talk
on the evolution of comics and their importance in a post-literate
culture. He will smoke
during his talk.
Through a variety of artistic expressions,
sports, dance, photography, poetry, and music, the show
will capture the expansive and progressive movement of
women and their physical and mental capacities in the
world. Opening reception is on Jan. 26
at 11:30 a.m.
Featured are period photographs, sketches, and watercolors created by architect Lutah Maria Riggs during a tour of Mexico in the 1920s.
Recognized as among the nation?s top 25 private collections, the Marsha S. Glazer Collection consists of monumental paintings and sculptures by artists who are identified with redefinition of modern art.
Paintings and prints by Konrad McMillian and wood turnings by his son Christopher McMillian will be featured.
Los Angeles-based artist Rafael López is featured.
Photographer Alireza ?Kambiz? Aghili, a Ph.D. candidate in computer science at UCSB, is the featured artist.