New plays by UCSB student playwrights
will be presented under the direction of Carlos Morton,
professor of theater and dance. For tickets, call x7221.
Carmen Van Kerckhove thinks there is something fundamentally
wrong about the way race is talked about today. In a
free workshop she outlines a new framework for discussing
race and racism.
The first of three consecutive nights of films addressing
the human spirit's resiliency features a Romanian drama, "4
Months, 3 Weeks and
2 Days," and a Mexican thriller, "The Violin." Special
festival pass; for ticket information, call x3535.
|?The Violin,? a
Mexican drama, will be screened tonight, May 27,
in Campbell Hall as part of a film festival saluting
Directed by Victor Bell, the UCSB Gospel Choir
will perform traditional and contemporary songs drawn from
African American religious traditions.
The Black Studies Department invites the public to a double
book signing, with refreshments, in honor of George Lipsitz's "Footsteps
in the Dark: The Hidden History of Popular Music" and Cedric
Robinson's "Forgeries of Memory and Meaning: Blacks and
the Regimes of Race in American Theater and Film Before
World War II."
Director Jean-Marie Teno's documentary probes the complexities
arising from European colonialism in Africa, paying particular
attention to Namibia and Cameroon. The role of missionaries
in the colonizing process is the focus of this view of
Planners, researchers, students, and educators will discuss
how they use geographic information systems (GIS). This
free mini-conference features guest speakers Shoreh Elhami
and Jack Dangermond.
Naima Keith will discuss the culture of 1980's London while
providing a scholarly critique of filmmaker Isaac Julien's "Looking
"The Dialogues" are women of color expressing themselves
on community issues through political theater, poetry,
spoken word, art, music, and dance.
Paul Bambach conducts the UCSB Wind Ensemble. Tickets are
available at the door.
Live bluegrass music, free food, and good company are promised
by the UCSB chapter of Engineers Without Borders as they
display past and present projects and thank supporters.
Spring is celebrated with a classical program of duets
and solo songs for female voices (University Singers) and
piano by the 19th century composer, Felix Medelssohn-Bartholdy.
A donation can be given at the door.
Sustaining the local and global community as well as the
planet is a theme that underlies the food, music, games,
and festivities of this annual celebration.
Scott Marcus directs "An Evening of Middle Eastern Music
and Dance" with North America's largest Middle Eastern
orchestra. Also featured is the ensemble's Dance Troupe,
directed by Alexandra King. Tickets are available at the
| UCSB?s Middle East
Ensemble and Dance Troupe will perform on Saturday,
May 31, in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall at 8 p.m. Tickets
will be available at the door.
David Price, (D-NC), author of four books on the U.S. political
system, discusses "Faith Informing Politics: Pitfalls and
Promises" as part of the Walter Capps 10-year commemorative.
Admission is free.
Jon Nathan directs UCSB student musicians in an evening
of jazz with guest pianist Christian Jacob, who played
for many years with Maynard Ferguson's Big Band. Tickets
are available at the door.
"Achieving a Sound Retirement" is the topic of this free,
60-minute session, the first of five sessions over three
consecutive days. See <http://hr.ucsb.edu/benefits/fitsco_workshops.php > for
more details or call 1-800-642-7131 to reserve a place.
"Writers in Our Midst: Santa Barbara Literature, Past and
Present" is the theme of local panelists Steve Gilbar,
Fred Klein, and Marcia Meier. Call x4388 to reserve a place.
Director Jeremy Haladyna leads a program of contemporary
music featuring guest composer Scott Johnson from New York
City. Tickets are available at the door.
Student Health Service psychiatrists present "Psychiatric
Disorders in University Students." Public welcome.
UCSB's proposed Long Range Development Plan will be discussed
with the public at an open meeting. See <http://lrdp.id.ucsb.edu/> for
documents and directions. Written comments will be taken
until June 23.
Richard Rintoul conducts student winners from the annual
Concerto Competition--Jamie Lee in the classic flute Concerto
in G Major by W.A. Mozart, and Shannon McCue in the romantic
Suite for Viola and Orchestra by Ernest Bloch, and graduate
composer Bahram Osqueezadah's "Concerto for Santur and
Orchestra," a fusion of East and West.
| Violinist Katie
Waltman?s intensity is part of the UCSB Symphony
Orchestra?s performance on June 4 at 8 p.m. in Lotte
Lehmann Concert Hall.
Computer Engineering, LITE and EE student groups demonstrate
hardware and software projects. Poster and pizza session
from noon to 1p.m. in the ESB Courtyard. For more information,
go online <http://www.cs.ucsb.edu/common/wordpress/
Recipients of the Senate's awards for distinguished teaching
and outstanding graduate mentors and teaching assistants
will be feted at a public reception prior to the quarterly
Faculty Legislature meeting.
Scott Marcus directs his sitar and tabla students. Tickets
are available at the door.
The annual recognition of distinguished alumni and service
to the UCSB Alumni Association begins with a reception
at 6:15 p.m.
Victor Bell directs the highly popular choir, which has
been featured in concerts, public events and university
celebrations. Tickets are available at the door.
College of Creative Studies Commencement is today.
The 1.5-hour retirement workshop covers the basics of the
UC Retirement Plan. No reservation necessary; seating is
The Bren School of Environmental Science & Management's
commencement launches three days of ceremonies. (See commencement
Regalia for commencement ceremonies can be rented
from the UCSB Bookstore (x2330). Only cap, stole,
and tassel may be kept as souvenirs. Commencement
ceremonies are as follows:
Speaker: Kit Boise-Cossard, ?72, green building
Speaker: Lee Stein, business executive and entrepreneur
Speaker: Daniel P. Burnham, retired CEO, Raytheon
Speaker: Wes Bush, CEO, Northrop Grumman Corp.
Speaker: Sara Miller McCune, founder, Executive
Chair of SAGE Publications
Speaker: Emmett D. Carson, CEO, Silicon Valley
Speaker: Renée Montagne, NPR host of ?Morning Edition?
Speaker: Leroy Chiao, MS ?85, Ph.D. ?87, NASA astronaut, entrepreneur, Louisiana State University professor of mechanical engineering
This annual exhibition of selected
works by Department of Art students will showcase works
in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, photography,
and video. Opening reception will be June 11, 5-7 p.m.
Local artist Erik Reel works mostly
Rod Rolle's documentary photography
of people at work, play, and socializing illustrates the
themes of community.
With an audio overlay that lets anyone
with a cell phone or land line (805-357-4694) hear a variety
of Latino music, the California Ethnic & Multicultural
Archives exhibit traces Chicano and Latino music during
the past 70 years.