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  •  Dedication of Victor B. and Julia Botto Vari Hall

    To acknowledge a generous gift from the University's longest-serving professor and his wife, Santa Clara has dedicated Victor B. and Julia Botto Vari Hall, home to the Arts and Sciences.  Read the press release.  

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    The Dalai Lama visit to Santa Clara, Inside Ukraine's Revolution, and more.

  •  Anthropology's Seminar Series

    Dr. James J. McKenna, Ph.D

    One of the world’s leading authorities on safe, healthy, infant sleep in relationship to breastfeeding, cosleeping and reducing  SIDS and Sudden Unexpected Infant deaths.

    Director, Mother-Baby behavioral Sleep Laboratory

     Professor of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame

    Title: "Why Infants Should Never Sleep Alone:  Evolutionary, Cultural and Developmental Perspectives"

    February 15, 3:30 pm
    St. Clare Room
    Library and Learning Commons

    Dr. McKenna will address what every parent wants and needs know:

    What is “safe, normal healthy infant sleep”? Why babies are not supposed to “sleep through the night”. What is the critical role that breastfeeding plays in healthy  development.

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  •  The Role of Religion in Contemporary Chinese Society

     The Role of Religion in Contemporary Chinese Society

    A lecture presented by Professor Zhejun Yu of the School of Philosophy at Fudan University in Shanghai, China

    Thursday, November 14 - 12 PM - Kennedy Commons

    Dr Yu's research interests lie mainly in the field of sociology of religion, both in the theoretical and empirical approaches with particular interest in civil society and religion in public sphere. He teaches theory of secularization, rational choice theory and studies Chinese popular religion (or folk religion). Given the timing of the presidential election and the multicultural setting in California, Dr. Yu is using his visit, in part, to study the role of religious communities in the U.S.

    For more information contact Gary Macy at

  •  2012, The Maya Calendar and the Apolcalypse

     2012, The Maya Calendar and the Apocalypse

    Wednesday, November 14, 12PM-1PM

    Williman Room, Benson Center

    *Lunch will be provided*

    Speculation about what ancient Maya Sources tell us about 2012 is becoming a global phenomenon in popular culture as the great 5,125-year Maya "Long Count" cycle reaches completion on December 21st. How did the ancient Mesoamerican peoples understand the world in terms of their astronomy, calendars, and prophesy? Is it a coincidence that the sun will pass through the plane of the Milky Way near the galactic center around December 21st? Did the Maya intentionally create this coincidence? What are the sources of doomsday and apocalyptic prophesies, of transormative shifts, and who are the stealth marketers?

    Jean Molesky-Poz, Lecturer in Religious Studies: Her ethnographic work in highland Guatemala among Maya ajq'ijab' (calendar-keepers/shaman-priests) is published in Comtemporary Maya Spirituality (2006); Consultant and Curator for LIving Maya Time, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian website (2012).

  •  Boston College STM Info Night

    Please RSVP to Vicky Gonzales,, (408)554-4547 by 11/5/12

  •  Anthropology's Fall 2012 Seminar Series

    Dr. Gregory Gullette will present "Environmental Change, Migration, and Livelihood Strategies in Thailand's Rural-Urban Interface" on 7 November 2012 at 5:00-6:00 pm in Kennedy Commons.

  •  Difficult Dialogue, Fall 2012: Election 2012 - Why Minorities Matter

    Difficult Dialogue, Fall 2012: Election 2012 - Why Minorities Matter

    Benson Center, Room 15 (basement); Tuesday, Oct 30; 6:00pm

    Featuring guest speaker Professor James Lai, Ethnic Studies. Brief presentation and open discussion.

    Everyone is welcom to join the discussion about how the minority vote can swing the upcoing presidential election, what role the minority vote will play on Election Day, and what policies will affect minority demographics

    Sponsored by the MCC and OML. Questions? Email Tedd Vanadilok,

  •  Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project

    Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP)

    Madeline Lim & T. Kebo Drew

    Thursday, November 1; 11:45am-1:00pm; Benson Center, Parlors BC

    Madeline and Kebo will discuss their work with QWOCMAP dispelling stereotypes about the Queer Women of Color community, media representation in the LGBTQ community, and how this organization allows the community to share their narratives. If you're interested in attending, please RSVP at by Friday, October 26, 2012.

    Co-coordinated by the Office for Multicultural Learning, Women and Gender studies, Women of Color Network, and LGBTQ Allies Network.

    In complicance with the ADA/504, please direct your accomodation requests to Pauline Nguyen at at least 72 hours prior to the event.

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