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Events



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Through April 18, 2014


Visual Arts presents Drawing Sound

Nina Waisman: Body Envelope
Closing reception: April 17, 6-9pm
SME 201

Exhibition on view
SME 201

The Experimental Drawing Studio and the Experimental Painting & Sculpture Studio host Artist-in-Residence, Nina Waisman. Her piece
Body Envelope makes the visitor's body a tool for tuning an extended cosmos, by mapping sounds of far-flung worlds into the visitor's peripersonal space. Waisman's work highlights the roles that movement, gesture, and rhythm play in forming our thoughts - neurologists and cognitive scientists call such "physical thinking" the pre-conscious scaffolding for all human logic. 

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Through April 19, 2014


Theatre & Dance presents Dance Series

Malashock Dance and Art of Élan
Lifeblood Harmony

Molli and Arthur Wagner Dance Building

Original choreography set to live music by three of today's most exciting and appealing contemporary composers: David Bruce, Judd Greenstein, and Osvaldo Golijov.

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Through April 20, 2014


UC San Diego Library presents "What's New From Dr. Seuss!"

Geisel Library Main Floor

A selection of drawings, sketches, radio scripts, and memorabilia newly donated to the UC San Diego Library from Theodor Seuss Geisel’s personal archive. These materials which have been recently donated by Audrey Geisel, have not previously been exhibited nor seen by the public.

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Through April 26, 2014


Theatre & Dance presents Wagner New Play Festival

7:30 p.m.
Mandell Weiss FORUM Theatre

The 2014 Wagner New Play Festival features world premiere productions by our talented MFA playwrights, and directed, acted, stage-managed and designed by our nationally-acclaimed MFA companies. This year, the plays range from the story of a gay soldier returning home and struggling to rekindle a strained relationship to the story of young zoo employees wrestling with romantic love and the meaning of life on the eve of a catastrophic storm. They take place in San Francisco’s rapidly evolving Tenderloin District, the middle of winter in the remote reaches of Vermont, and outer space somewhere in the 22nd Century. They ask questions ranging from how you reconcile your public persona with your private desires to whether it's possible to grow a mango tree in the middle of Vermont in the middle of winter.

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Through April 30, 2014


UCSD Library celebrates National Poetry Month

Geisel Library

The Academy of American Poets established April as National Poetry Month. in 1996, to celebrate poetry and promote its place in American culture. A demonstration of book spine poetry (stacking books to create vertical poems) is on exhibit.

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Through May 9, 2014


University Art Gallery presents My Strangest Stranger

University Art Gallery

My Strangest Stranger is an exhibition by New York-based artist Mary Walling Blackburn that engages the psychic and performative aspects of extraterrestrial encounters in areas adjacent to both natural and national borders.  Over the past two years, the artist conducted research in eastern Turkey, southern France, and most recently at the U.S.-Mexico border, seeking out the narratives produced to stabilize our encounters with what appears to be an Other - the extraterrestrial, the expatriate, the alien, the Strangest Stranger.   How do we organize our relationships to the unknown?  As a compromised artist-ethnographer, Walling Blackburn attempts to plumb ways in which our conception of these "visitations" overlaps with the paths and behaviors of expatriates - whether migrating from another territory or galaxy.

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Through June 13, 2014


gallery@calit2 presents Senses of care: mediated ability and interdependence

All gallery@calit2 events are free and open to the public.

Exhibition
April 10, 2014-June 13, 2014
Monday-Friday, 11am-5pm

The exhibition features an array of artifacts and works by artists and design initiatives that raise provocative questions about the dynamics of care, interdependence and diversity of ability. Senses of Care features artists whose works deal with topics ranging from disability fashion to do-it-yourself (DIY) prosthetics to creative modes of reframing sensory experience, for example, foregrounding our bodily sensation of sound by a Deaf performance artist.  These projects point toward a spectrum of possibilities that emerge around what are commonly understood as limits or challenges to ability. The represented artists demonstrate ways of reorienting notions of “challenged” away from individual capability and toward challenges of forging an open and inclusive world.

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April 17, 2014


Literature presents Travel in Farangi Space

Vahid Vahdat Zad, Texas A&M University
"The Perception of Modern Space in 19th Century Persian Travel Diaries"

6:30 p.m.
Lit. Bldg. room 155 (de Certeau)

The poetic tone, metaphorical language, and Persian-classical literary style of Aminoddowleh’s description would lead most readers to envision an idealized Persian garden. It is therefore with some surprise that we learn that Aminoddowleh was describing Joseph Paxton’s Crystal Palace, an icon of modern architecture built to house the country’s Great Exhibition of 1851. In Aminoddowleh’s memoir, this architectural marvel is astonishing not because it was world’s largest enclosed building, not because of its cast-iron structure, and not even for its innovative use of glass—but rather because it appears to embody the archetype of a Persian char-bagh garden layout and the related symbolism of Islamic heaven. This unconscious idealization of modern European spaces, that such utopian understanding of the modern world generates, is the topic of discussion in the upcoming lecture. This event is free and open to the public.

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April 18, 2014


Visual Arts presents Collaborative Ethnography in Social Movements: Text and Video

10:30 p.m.
SME 304

The Studio for Ethnographic Design presents, Lynn Stephen, a distinguished Professor of Anthropology and the Director of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies at the of the University of Oregon. Her work is centered around the impact of globalization, nationalization, and the politics of culture on indigenous communities in the Americas. Stephen is the author of We are the Face of Oaxaca: Testimony and Social Movements (2013, Duke University Press). Please click here for links to suggested readings. 

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April 21, 2014


Science Studies presents Colloquium Series

Cathy Gere, UC San Diego
"Medical Hedonists in the Kingdom of Ends: How Patient Autonomy Became Consumer Choice"

4:00 p.m.
H&SS Bldg. room 3027

Cathy Gere is associate professor in the Department of History. Abstract provided by speaker: In 1947, the Nuremberg Code defined the first imperative of medical research, the duty to obtain the free and informed consent of a human experimental subject. It took three turbulent and scandal-ridden decades for that standard to be adopted in the United States. After giving a brief account of the struggle to get American doctors to adhere to the Nuremberg Code, this presentation examines how informed consent evolved in the 1980s and 1990s. Things began to change after AIDS made its first appearance in the U.S.......

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April 22, 2014


Literature presents Lecture Series

Samar Habib
"Recovering the Arab Queer"

6:30 p.m.
Literature Bldg. room 155 (de Certeau room)

Dr. Habib reveals the journey which led to the making of her novel, Rughum and Najda, and an infectious enthusiasm for same-sex love and desire in the Arab world of the first millennium. Her work revels in the timelessness of what makes us human, while paying attention to the particularities of place and time.

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April 23, 2014


History presents Department Talk

David Goldblatt
"Futebol Nation: A Footballing History of Brazil"

3:30 p.m.
H&SS Bldg., 4th Floor, Galbraith Conference Room (4025)

David Goldblatt was born in London and now lives in Bristol and shares his affections with Tottenham Hotspurs and Bristol Rovers. In 2006 He published The Ball is Round: A Global History of Football. In 2014 he is publishing Futebol Nation: A Footballing History of Brazil and Game of Our Lives: English Football since Hillsborough, both with Penguin Books.  In between he made documentaries for BBC radio on subjects ranging from Senegalese wrestling, to the economics of baseball in the Dominican Republic;  written widely on the politics of sport for Prospect, The Guardian and the TLS; and taught in a variety of universities, most recently as Visiting Professor at Pitzer College, Los Angeles.

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April 23, 2014


Literature presents New Writing Series

Rodrigo Fuentes and Rodrigo Hasbun

4:30 p.m.
Literature Bldg. room 155 (de Certeau room)

Rodrigo Fuentes (Guatemala, 1984) has published stories in several anthologies of Spanish and Latin America fiction, including Asamblea Portátil: Muestrario de narradores iberoamericanos (Casatomada: Perú, 2009), Sólo Cuento III (UNAM: México, 2011), Ni hermosa ni maldita (Alfaguara: Guatemala, 2012), and Voces – 30 Latinoamérica (Patagonia, 2014). He is cofounder and editor of contemporary Latin American art and fiction publication Suelta [www.sueltasuelta.es], and of Traviesa, a digital publisher and online magazine focusing on contemporary literature written in Spanish.

Rodrigo Hasbún has published two books of short stories, Cinco and Los días más felices, and the novel El lugar del cuerpo. He was awarded the Latin Union Prize and his stories have been adapted into the films Rojo and Los viejos, for which he co-wrote the screenplays. In 2010 he was selected as one of The Best Young Spanish Language Novelists by Granta Magazine. He is co-founder and editor of the literary site and digital publisher Traviesa.

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April 23, 2014


Visual Arts presents Spheres of Glass

Vivian Sobchack
"Stop + Motion: On Animation, Inertia, and Innervation"

Reception: 5:00 pm, Visual Arts Gallery, SME Building
Lecture: 5:30 pm Presentation Lab 149, SME Building

The Discursive and Curatorial Productions Initiative presents Spheres of Glass. Proposing a "poetics" rather than a "theory" of animation, this presentation focuses on our phenomenological and cultural relations with stop motion model animation at a particularly frenzied historical moment in which we are personally and collectively trying to "keep pace" with the relentless and technologically-driven speed of daily life. In contrast to that speed, model animation's visible hesitancies, its material resistances and vulnerabilities, speak both to our bodies and our sense of increasing exhaustion, of being "worn out." Model animation thus belies "virtual" animation's "plasmaticness" to reveal the traces of a grave and grounding material "effortfulness" that emerges not as movement's "other" but rather as its deep existential structure. It makes visible what we intimately and corporeally know but what the demands of our culture would deny: that animation in both life and cinema entails labor and is finite in both energy and its expenditure.

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April 23, 2014


Music presents Weds@7 Aleck Karis

7:00 p.m.
CPMC Concert Hall

Aleck Karis plays piano music by Francis Poulenc, master of Gallic charm and sophistication.  The program spans the years 1918-59 and includes popular works like “Toccata” and “ Mélancolie”, along with less familiar ones like “Intermède” and “Thème Varié.”

Dean's Night: Free admission for the UCSD community including faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

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April 24, 2014


Literature presents Eugene M. Burke C.S.P. Lectureship on Religion and Society

Peter Brown, Princeton University
"Constatine, Eusebius, and the Future of Christianity"

6:00 p.m.
Multi Purpose Room, Student Services Center

Peter Brown, the Rollins Professor of History Emeritus at Princeton University, is credited with having created the field of study referred to as late antiquity (250-800 A.D.), the period during which Rome fell, the three monotheistic religions took shape, and Christianity spread across Europe. He views this period not as one of decline and fall, but of exciting cultural innovation and the creation of civilizations that continue to influence us.

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April 25, 2014


Music presents Last Friday Listening Room

12:00 p.m.
CPMC Theatre

Tom Erbe, Zachary Seldess, Elliot Patros, and Jamie Pawloski curate an exciting new series of tape music concerts from noon to 1PM on the last Friday of each month. The Last Friday Listening Room concerts will take place in the Experimental Theater at Conrad Prebys Music Center, UC San Diego. The Experimental Theater is equipped with a 51-speaker Meyer Audio Constellation system, and can accommodate pieces in nearly any channel format.

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April 25, 2014


Program for the Study of Religion presents Between Tradition and Modernity: Reforming Islamic Thought through Structural Ijtihad

"Debating Reform in Islamic Thought: Conversation with Mohsen Kadivar"

1:00-4:00 p.m.
De Certeau Room (Literature Bldg. room 155)

Speakers for this event are Babak Rahimi (UC San Diego), Mateo Farzaneh (Northeastern Illinois University), Bahar Davary and Ali Gheissari (University of San Diego) and Mohsen Kadivar (Duke University). This is free and open to the public.

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April 26, 2014


Music presents Ogdon Memorial Concert

4:00 p.m.
CPMC Concert Hall

Join us as we honor the life of Founding Chair of the Music Department, Will Ogdon. This is free and open to the public.

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April 28, 2014


Science Studies presents Colloquium Series

Kean Birch, York University
"Rethinking Value in the Bio-economy"

4:00 p.m.
H&SS Bldg. room 3027

Kean Birch is assistant professor in the Department of Social Sciences at York University. Abstract provided by the speaker: The material turn in science and technology studies (STS) has influenced a number of scholars who analyze the bio-economy, especially when it comes to positing latent value in biological material (e.g. tissues, cells, blood, etc.). However, in focusing on the material value of this biological matter these scholars end up missing a far more significant source of value in the bio-economy.

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April 30, 2014


Transnational Korean Studies presents Lecture Series

Steven Lee, University of British Columbia
"The United National Civil Assistance Command and Wartime Korea, 1950-1953"

2:00 p.m.
H&SS Bldg., 4th Floor, room 4025 (Galbraith room)

Abstract provided by speaker: Scholarship on the Korean War has tended to focus on the military offensives of the first year of the conflict, big power interventions, and the armistice negotiations. This paper joins the work of recent scholars who have explored various dimensions of the social history of the war. In particular, the wartime history of South Korea will be examined through the window of the UN Civil Assistance Command, an organization set up by the UN Command in the autumn of 1950 to manage the large refugee flows, prevent civil unrest, and keep civilians away from military lines of communication.

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April 30, 2014


Literature presents New Writing Series

Amina Cain and Lucy Corin

4:30 p.m.
Literature Bldg. room 155 (de Certeau room)

Amina Cain is the author of two collections of stories: Creature (Dorothy, a Publishing Project, 2013) and I Go To Some Hollow (Les Figues Press, 2009). Writing has appeared in BOMBn+1Denver QuarterlyThe Paris Review DailyTwo Serious Ladies, and other places. She lives in Los Angeles. 

Lucy Corin is the author of the short story collections One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses (McSweeney's Books), and The Entire Predicament (Tin House Books) and the novel Everyday Psychokillers:  A History for Girls (FC2).  Stories have appeared recently in American Short Fiction, Bomb Magazine, Conjunctions, Tin House Magazine, and elsewhere.  She spent 2012-13 at the American Academy in Rome as the John Guare Fellow in Literature. 

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May 2-3, 2014


Theatre & Dance presents Dance Series

"IMAGOmoves the mapping games (part 1)"

7:30 p.m.
Molli and Arthur Wagner Dance Building

Under the artistic direction of choreographer Yolande Snaith, IMAGOmoves presents this new dance theatre collaboration with dancers Alison Dietterle Smith, Sadie Weinberg and Heather Glabe, sound designer Splash Yang and lighting designer Gwikyoung Ko.!

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May 3, 2014


Music presents Kartik Seshadri in Concert

7:00 p.m.
CPMC Concert Hall

Sitar master Kartik Seshadri performs classical Indian ragas in the tradition of his mentor, legendary sitarist Ravi Shankar. Seshadri's CD Sublime Ragas was recently among Songlines magazine's Top 10 "Top of the World" albums. His music has been praised by The Washington Post for its "espressive beauty, rich tonal sensibility, and rhythmic intricacy.

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May 3-4, 2014


La Jolla Symphony & Chorus presents life is fresh, and bursting with promise

Steven Schick and David Chase conduct
Guest artist: Chika Inoue, saxophone (2012 Young Artist Winner)

Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2:00 p.m.
Mandeville Auditorium

Saxophone Fantasia
Chichester Psalms
Symphony No. 5

Heitor Villa-Lobos
Leonard Bernstein
Serge Prokofiev

Three twentieth-century classics. Chika Inoue performs Villa-Lobos’ saucy Fantasia for Saxophone and Orchestra, and then we offer two works about war and peace: Prokofiev’s mighty Fifth Symphony, written on the verge of victory in World War II, and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, a moving prayer for peace written for chorus and orchestra.

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May 5, 2014


Music presents First Monday

12:00 p.m.
CPMC Concert Hall

Curated and featuring graduate students from the Department of Music, First Monday Concerts are free events held on selected Mondays in the academic year.

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May 5, 2014


Science Studies presents Colloquium Series

Deborah Johnson, University of Virginia
"Medical Hedonists in the Kingdom of Ends: How Patient Autonomy Became Consumer Choice"

4:00 p.m.
H&SS Bldg. room 3027

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May 7, 2014


Literature presents Lecture Series

Lei Yu, Nanjing University of Science and Technology
"Mesmerism, Mischief and Metaphor Mark Twain’s “The Californian’s Tale” and Its 1906 Chinese Translation"

4:00 p.m.
Lit. Bldg. room 155 (de Certeau)

Prof. Lei Yu is currently a visiting scholar in the Literature Department and author of a forthcoming monograph on Edgar Allen Poe as well as numerous articles on literary theory and on U.S. literature. His lecture looks at the first translation into Chinese of a short story by Mark Twain, examining it in the context of U.S./China relations as well as in relation to nineteenth-century fascination with mesmerism. Reception to follow.

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May 7, 2014


Music presents Weds@7 kallisti presents Chamber Opera

7:00 p.m.
CPMC Theatre

Sino alla morte, kallisti's fifth chamber opera, pairs music by two Italian composers,  Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677) and Salvatore Sciarrino (1947- ) inspired by Sophocles' The Women of Trachis. Susan Narucki leads the production, with guest music director Steven Lewis.

Dean's Night: Free admission for the UCSD community including faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

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May 8, 2014


Clarke Center for Human Imagination presents Contact: Movie Screening and Discussion

6:00 p.m.
Atkinson Hall Auditorium

The Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination presents "Contact" (1997), adapted by Carl Sagan from his original novel and directed by Robert Zemeckis.  Starring Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey, the film follows Dr. Ellie Arroway in her attempt to make first contact with extra terrestrial intelligence.

Join us for a screening of the film followed by a discussion with SETI (Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) Institute Trustee Jill Tarter, and award-winning science fiction author David Brin.

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May 9-10, 2014


Music presents kallisti presents Chamber Opera

7:00 p.m.
CPMC Theatre

Sino alla morte, kallisti's fifth chamber opera, pairs music by two Italian composers,  Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677) and Salvatore Sciarrino (1947- ) inspired by Sophocles' The Women of Trachis. Susan Narucki leads the production, with guest music director Steven Lewis.

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May 9-10, 15-17, 2014


Theatre & Dance presents Three Sisters

Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre

Olga, Masha, and Irina struggle to find love and meaning as their provincial lives crumble before them in the turmoil of the approaching revolution.

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May 10-11, 2014


Theatre & Dance presents Dance Series

Katie Duck
Dance Improvisation Performances and Workshop

Performances: May 10 @ 8 p.m. and May 11 @7 p.m.
Workshop: May 11 @ 1-5pm
Molli and Arthur Wagner Dance Building

Katie’s solo work Traces of Casualty embodies isolation, disorientation and homelessness, and seeks to reflect how our brains have been criminally rewired by media, politicians and the pursuit of opulence, so that we feel less in the face of casualty. Katie will be joined by Liam Clancy, Alicia Peterson Baskel and Yolande Snaith for IF, a spontaneous group composition with potential objects.

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May 12, 2014


Science Studies presents Colloquium Series

Kim Wolff, Graduate Student of UC San Diego
"TBD"

4:00 p.m.
H&SS Bldg. room 3027

Kim Wolff is a graduate student of Communications and Science Studies at UC San Diego.

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May 12, 2014


Division of Arts and Humanities presents An Evening with Gary Shteyngart

7:00 p.m.
Mandeville Auditorium

Gary Shteyngart will be joined onstage by Seth Lerer, Dean of the Division of Arts & Humanities, for a lively conversation about his life and work, followed by a book signing.

Shteyngart, who spent the first seven years of his life in Russia, is the author of the critically acclaimed new book Little Failure: A Memoir. His other books include Super Sad True Love Story (2010),  Absurdistan (2006), and The Russian Debutante’s Handbook (2002). He has written for the New Yorker, Slate, Granta, Travel and Leisure, and the New York Times.

Tickets for this event are FREE, limited to 4 tickets per person. To reserve your tickets, click here to visit our online Box Office.

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May 13, 2014


Literature presents Lecture Series

Denis V. Volkov, PhD candidate, University of Manchester (UK)
"Protecting National Interests or Advancing Imperialism: Russia's Persian Studies in the context of foreign policy towards Iran (1863-2014)"

6:30 p.m.
Lit. Bldg. room 155 (de Certeau)

Denis V. Volkov is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at the University of Manchester, UK. His dissertation  ‘Oriental studies and foreign policy in late Imperial Russia and the early USSR: Russian/Soviet ‘Iranology’ and Russo-Iranian relations (1900-1941),’ explores the power/knowledge nexus in relation to Russia’s Persian studies during the late Imperial and the early Soviet periods. This event is free and open to the public.

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May 13 - June 15, 2014


La Jolla Playhouse presents Chasing the Song

Potiker Theatre

The creators of the Tony Award-winning musical Memphis follow the evolving American music scene into the early 1960s in this rock 'n' roll-inspired new musical. Elegant Edie's team of hit-makers is upended by the arrival of the newest aspiring songwriter – Edie's daughter Ginny. As Ginny strives to earn her place in the male-dominated world of songwriting, American rock 'n' roll finds itself under siege from the incoming British Invasion.

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May 14, 2014


Literature presents New Writing Series

Charles Glaubitz and Giancarlo Ruiz

4:30 p.m.
Literature Bldg. room 155 (de Certeau room)

The Mexican illustrator Charles Glaubitz lives in Tijuana, which allows him to teach at nearby San Diego City College across the border. His work has been recognized by American Illustration, How Magazine, Print Magazine, 3x3 Magazine. He received his BFA at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco in 2001, and has exhibited  in the Mexico, United States, Madrid Spain, Paris France, Hamburg Germany, Strange New World: Art And Design from Tijuana at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, Museo Carrillo Gil Mexico City, Museo Zapopan Jalisco, Oceanside Museum of Art, El Cubo Museum of Art Tijuana, Mexico.

Giancarlo Ruiz is a filmmaker and an actor. His work INSECTO and IV have won several awards and has been exhibited in the Habana International Film Festival, Cuba; Los Angeles International Film Festival, Los Angeles; San Diego Latino Film Festival, San Diego; Mex Artes Berlin, Germany, Strange new world – Art and design from Tijuana at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego and at Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, INSITE 2000, Cannes Film Festival to name a few. He is currently in the post-production process of his feature film “El Vecino” and in the final stages of mixing “The Polish Mexicans” debut music CD.

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May 14, 2014


Center for the Humanities co-presents Common Knowledges Symposium 2014

Seeing the Forests and the Trees: Culture, The Environment, and Labor

4:30-7:30 p.m.
De Certeau Room, Lit 155

In conjunction with the 2014 Binder Lecturer Prof. Serenella Iovino.

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May 14, 2014


Music presents Weds@7 red fish blue fish

7:00 p.m.
CPMC Theatre

Dean's Night: Free admission for the UCSD community including faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

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May 19, 2014


Science Studies presents Colloquium Series

Alexandra Vinson, Graduate Student of UC San Diego
"TBD"

4:00 p.m.
H&SS Bldg. room 3027

Kim Wolff is a graduate student of Sociology and Science Studies at UC San Diego.

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May 21, 2014


Literature presents New Writing Series

Prageeta Sharma and Ken White

4:30 p.m.
Literature Bldg. room 155 (de Certeau room)

Prageeta Sharma is the author of Bliss to Fill (Subpress Collective, 2000), The Opening Question (Fence Books, 2004, winner of the 2004 Fence Modern Poets Prize), Infamous Landscapes (Fence Books, 2007) and Undergloom (Fence, 2013). Sharma’s poems and writing have appeared in Art Asia Pacific, Bomb, Boston Review, Fence, Indiana Review, The Literary Review, Vanitas, Women’s Review of Books and other journals. She is a recipient of the 2010 Howard Foundation Grant.

Ken White is a co-writer and co-producer of the feature film Winter in the Blood, adapted from James Welch’s novel of the same name. His current project is a screen adaptation of Debra Earling’s novel Perma Red, which he is attached to direct. He has written or co-written eight feature scripts and his poetry has appeared in The Boston Review, The Tusculum Review, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, Versal, and Manor House Quarterly, among others. He is the author of one book of poems, Eidolon (Peel Press 2013).

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May 23, 2014


Music presents Last Friday Listening Room

12:00 p.m.
CPMC Theatre

Tom Erbe, Zachary Seldess, Elliot Patros, and Jamie Pawloski curate an exciting new series of tape music concerts from noon to 1PM on the last Friday of each month.

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May 28, 2014


Literature presents New Writing Series

Dolores Dorantes and Jen Hofer

4:30 p.m.
Literature Bldg. room 155 (de Certeau room)

Dolores Dorantes’ most recent books include Querida fábrica (Práctica Mortal, CONACULTA, 2012) and Estilo (Mano Santa Editores, 2011).Dorantes lived in Ciudad Juárez for 25 years, and currently lives in Los Angeles where she teaches workshops in autobiographical writing through Cielo Portátil and co-curates (with Jen Hofer) a Spanish-language section at The Last Bookstore, called La Última.

Jen Hofer is a Los Angeles-based poet, translator, social justice interpreter, teacher, knitter, book-maker, public letter-writer, urban cyclist, and co-founder (with John Pluecker) of the language justice and literary activism collaborative Antena. Her poems, essays and translations are forthcoming from a range of small autonomous presses, including Dusie Books, Kenning Editions, Litmus Press, and Ugly Duckling Presse. She teaches poetics, translation, and bookmaking at CalArts and Otis College. Her installation titled “Uncovering: A Quilted Poem Made from Donated and Foraged Materials from Wendover, Utah” is currently on view at the Center for Land Use Interpretation in Utah.

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May 28, 2014


Music presents Weds@7 Palimpsest

7:00 p.m.
CPMC Theatre

Steven Schick curates the Spring 2014: PALIMPSEST Ensemble performance.

Dean's Night: Free admission for the UCSD community including faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

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May 29, 2014


Music presents UCSD Gospel Choir

8:00 p.m.
Mandeville Auditorium

Directed by Ken Anderson, the choir combines hundreds of voices to fill the auditorium with the uplifting sound of African American spirituals, blues, traditional songs, and gospel.

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May 30, 2014


Music presents Violins and Violas

8:00 p.m.
CPMC Concert Hall

Admission is free.

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June 2, 2014


Science Studies presents Colloquium Series

Emily Martin, Cornell University
"Steps Toward an Anthropology of the Human Subject in Experimental Psychology"

4:00 p.m.
H&SS Bldg. room 3027

Emily Martin is professor in the Department of Anthropology at Cornell University. Abstract provided by speaker: Historians of psychology have described how the “introspection” of early Wundtian psychology largely came to be ruled out of experimental settings by the mid 20th century. In this paper, I take a fresh look at the years before this process was complete -- from the vantage point of early anthropological and psychological field expeditions. The psychological research conducted during and after the Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to the Torres Straits Islands (CAETS) in 1898 had a certain impact on Ludwig Wittgenstein, who, among other things, became an important commentator on experimental psychology. In his later writings, Wittgenstein frequently referred to “anthropological facts” and “anthropological phenomena.”....... Click here for more info.


June 2, 2014


Music and San Diego Symphony present A Camera Lucida Concert

Dvorak and Sibelius

7:30 p.m.
CPMC Concert Hall

KODÁLY: Serenade for Two Violins and Viola
DVOŘÁK: Trio in F minor
SIBELIUS: String Quartet: Voces Intimae
Camera Lucida, a collaboration between UC San Diego and the San Diego Symphony, presents chamber music masterpieces of the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries in the acoustically perfect Conrad Prebys Concert Hall at UCSD. Principal musicians from the San Diego Symphony and distinguished performance faculty from UCSD join with guests from the international chamber music world in performances that blend the precision and cohesiveness of a permanent ensemble with widely ranging instrumentation.

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June 4-7, 2014


Theatre & Dance presents New Directions

Mandell Weiss Theatre

New Directions features an exciting mix of dance, theater and interdisciplinary collaborations. A diverse evening of performance that highlights our undergraduate choreographers as they re-imagine the boundaries of what dance and theater a can be. This is directed by Liam Clancy.

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June 7-8, 2014


La Jolla Symphony & Chorus presents life is for celebrating

Steven Schick and David Chase conduct
Guest artist: Chika Inoue, saxophone (2012 Young Artist Winner)

Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2:00 p.m.
Mandeville Auditorium

Steven Schick and David Chase lead our final program of the season. We open with Janacek’s impassioned Zarlivost (“Jealousy”), originally the overture to his opera Jenufa, and close with the classical proportions and high spirits of Haydn’s final symphony, his “London Symphony.” David Chase concludes his fortieth-anniversary season by leading Cary Ratcliff’s expansive setting of Pablo Neruda poems, scored for three vocal soloists, a virtuoso guitarist, chorus, and orchestra.

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