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  •  Music: Winter Choral Concert

    4th March 2011, Friday
    7:30 pm
    Mission Church.

    Join Professor Ryan James Brandau and the singers of Santa Clara Concert Choir and Chamber Singers as they fill the Mission Church with glorious music for a spring evening. The program features masterpieces from the great a cappella choral tradition.

  •  Music at Noon: The Mikado - A Preview

    2nd March 2011, Wednesday
    12:00 noon
    Music and Dance Facility
    Recital Hall

    Santa Clara University students will preview selections from the Gilbert and Sullivan opera, The Mikado.

  •  Music: James Welch: The Best of Bach

    27th February 2011, Sunday
    2:00 pm
    Mission Church

    James Welch, music faculty member at SCU, presents a varied program of Bach's finest works for the organ, including Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue in C Major; Sonata in E-flat Major; Concerto in G Major; Toccata in F Major; Fantaisie in G Major; and the Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor. The resonant acoustics of the Mission Church provide an ideal environment for the music of the Master.

  •  Music: The Wild West: SCU Orchestra

    26th February 2011, Saturday
    7:30 pm
    Mission Church

    Wear your ten-gallon hat and chaps to this one! SCU's orchestra brings the spirit of the old west to the Mission Church with music of cowboys, pioneer dances, and the Grand Canyon. Featuring J. Williams' The Cowboys Overture, Copland's "Saturday Night Waltz" and "Hoedown" from Rodeo, and Coolidge's Pioneer Dances.

  •  Music at Noon

    Brian Thorsett and Teresa McCollough

    23rd February 2011, Wednesday
    12:00 noon
    Music and Dance Facility
    Recital Hall

    Since taking to the operatic stage in 2001, tenor Brian Thorsett has been seen and heard in over 70 diverse operatic roles, ranging from Monteverdi to Britten, back to Rameau and ahead again to works composed especially for his talents. He will be joined by SCU faculty Teresa McCullough on piano.

  •  Mathematics/CS Colloquium Series Winter 2011

    Title: Geometreks

    Speaker: Ivars Peterson, MAA Director of Publications and Communications

    Thursday, February 24, 2011
    3:50 pm
    O'Connor 206

    Abstract: Few people expect to encounter mathematics on a visit to an art gallery or even a walk down a city street (or across campus). When we explore the world around us with mathematics in mind, however, we see the many ways in which mathematics can manifest itself, in streetscapes, sculptures, paintings, architectural structures, and more. This illustrated presentation offers illuminating glimpses of mathematics, from Euclidean geometry and normal distributions to Riemann sums and Moebius strips, as seen in a variety of structures and artworks in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Toronto, New Orleans, and many other locales.

  •  Mathematics/CS Colloquium Series Winter 2011

    Title: Discrete Volume Computations for Polytopes: An Invitation to Ehrhart Theory

    Speaker: Matthias Beck, San Francisco State University

    22nd February 2011, Tuesday
    3:50 pm
    O'Connor 207

    Abstract: Our goal is to compute the volume of certain easy (and fun!) geometric objects, called polytopes, which are fundamental in many areas of mathematics. Although polytopes have an easy description, e.g., using a linear system of equalities and inequalities, volume computation is hard even for these basic objects. Our approach is to compute the discrete volume of a polytope P, namely, the number of grid points that lie inside P, given a fixed grid in Euclidean space such as the set of all integer points. A theory initiated by Ehrhart implies that the discrete volume of a polytope has some remarkable properties. We will exemplify Ehrhart theory with the help of several families of polytopes whose discrete volumes are connected with some of our friends in various mathematical areas, such as binomial coefficients, Eulerian, Stirling, and Bernoulli numbers.

    This talk will be accessible to anybody who has finished the basic calculus and linear algebra courses. In particular, we will not assume that the audience knows the terms mentioned in this abstract, such as the concept of a polytope.

  •  Art Exhibit

    Non Sequitur art exhibit

    Bay Area Artist Julie Hughes will be on exhibit in the Art Department Gallery from February 14 through March 11, 2011

    The Artist's Reception will be on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 from 5-7 pm.

    Julie is currently a Lecturer in drawing and painting at SCU.

  •  2011 Austin J. Fagothey, SJ Philosophy Conference

    Adobe Lodge
    Please register early and reserve a place by contacting the Conference Director.

    Conference schedule

    8:15-9:00 am   Registration
    9:00-10:15 am   Nicholas D. Smith - Lewis and Clark College
    “Obey or Persuade”
    10:15-10:30 am   Break
    10:30-11:45 am   Mark McPherran - Simon Fraser University
    “Socrates’ Refutation of Gorgias: Gorgias 447c-461b”
    11:45 am-1:30 pm   Lunch Break
    1:30-2:45 pm   Paul B. Woodruff - The University of Texas at Austin
    “Eros Philosophos”
    2:45-4:00 pm   Hugh H. Benson - The University of Oklahoma
    “Learning from Others in the Socratic Dialogues”
    4:00-4:15 pm   Break
    4:15-5:30 pm   Debra Nails - Michigan State University
    “More to Method than Maieusis”


    Registration (includes coffee and soda): $20 Students: $5
    SCU Students, Faculty and Staff: Free

    Conference Director:  William Prior

    If you have a disability and require reasonable assistance at the event, please call the Philosophy Department at 408-554-4093 or California Relay at 800-735-2929 (TTY) one week prior to the event.

  •  WGST Winter Lunch Lecture

    WGST Alumni Panel: Law Professions

    Sarah Bonnel '07 Immigration Paralegal

    Morgan Forrest '93 Deputy District Attorney in Sacramento County

    Meg Hennessey '06 J.D. Candidate, 2011, Santa Clara University, School of Law

    Suzy Loftus '96 Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of California


    Wednesday, February 16

    11:45-1:00 P.M.

    Benson-Williman Room

  •  Biology Winter Seminar Series

    Disparities in Public Health

    4th March 2011, Friday
    2:30 to 3:30 pm
    Alumni Science 120

    Arnab Mukherjea
    University of California

  •  Biology Winter Seminar Series

    The Apgar score as a tool in perinatal epidemitology

    24th February 2011,Thursday
    2:30 to 3:30 pm
    Alumni Science 120

    Henry C.Lee
    University of California
    San Francisco

  •  Biology Winter Seminar Series

    The evolution of superstition

    18th February 2011, Friday
    2:30 to 3:30 pm
    Alumni Science 120

    Thomas N.Sherrat
    Carleton UNiversity

  •  Biology Winter Seminar Series

    Biochemical adaptation in a montane insect herbivore- the role of heat shock proteins in buffering environmental change

    11th February 2011, Friday
    2:30 to 3:30 pm
    Alumni Science 120

    Elizabeth Dahlhoff
    Santa Clara University

  •  Biology Winter Seminar Series

    Molecular Modules of Gender biased behaviour in African Cichlid fishes

    4th February 2011, Friday
    2:30 to 3:30 pm
    Alumni Science 120

    Suzy C.P Renn
    Reed College


  •  Biology Winter Seminar Series

    How sperm competition works in Drosophilia

    28st January 2011, Friday
    2:30 to 3:30 pm
    Alumni Science 120

    Mollie K Manier
    Syracuse University

  •  Biology Winter Seminar Series

    The path to personalized cancer medicine : sequencing and analyzing cancer genomes

    21st January 2011, Friday
    2:30 to 3:30 pm
    Alumni Science 120

    Thane Kreiner
    Santa Clara University
    Center for Science, Technology and Society

  •  Justice and the Arts Initiative

    Creative Pedagogy in Community Workshop
    Thursday, February 17, 2011
    5:30-9:00 pm
    Music and Dance Building, Lobby and Dance Studio A
    Corner of Franklin and Lafayette Streets in Santa Clara
    Community Pedagogy Workshop open to all students, staff, faculty and
    alums with Mauricio Salgado of ASTEP – Artists Striving to End Poverty

    The Justice and the Arts Initiative (JAI,) in collaboration with the
    Theatre & Dance Department and the CPA, is proud to present Mauricio
    Salgado of ASTEP (Artists Striving to End Poverty) from New York as a
    part of the JAI Guest Artist Series. A growing number of SCU students
    and graduates are working with ASTEP on arts and education projects in
    Homestead, FL and India. Find out what is engaging the minds and hearts
    of our students! An excellent workshop for students, staff and faculty
    looking for creative approaches to foster relationships in
    community-based learning placements.

               5:30 – 5:45 pm  Refreshments
               6:00 – 9:00 pm  Workshop will focus on best practices and
    approaches to teaching the arts in a wide spectrum of community
    settings. Participants will engage in ensemble building techniques,
    diversity scenarios, activities for setting an environment, and explore
    the intersections of culture, community and creativity. No arts or
    teaching experience required. Dress comfortably.

    A word about JAI:
    Student-artists come to Santa Clara University to grow in their own
    artistic disciplines and obtain a well-rounded, liberal arts education.
    In the process of attending SCU, students are exposed to the Jesuit
    tradition of intellectual inquiry, ethics and spirituality. The programs
    of JAI are one possible entry point for them as they seek to integrate
    their artistry with the greatest needs of the world and work in creative
    solidarity with people from marginalized populations. The Justice and
    the Arts Initiative of the College of Arts and Sciences creates an
    intellectual frame of reference for examining and fostering artistic
    processes that are critically bound to issues of justice. The Guest
    Artist Series features world-class artist-activists in film, theatre,
    music, dance, visual and literary arts who have dedicated their lives to
    issues of social justice.

    ASTEP is in residency at SCU for the entire week. Please contact us at or phone x5542 if you wish to arrange to meet with Mr.
    Salgado outside of the above workshop time.

    JAI is Co-Directed by Kristin Kusanovich and Carolyn Silberman.

    Reservations (especially for groups) are appreciated but not necessary:

  •  The Archaeology of Spanish Missions

    The Santa Clara University Department of Anthropology is pleased to announce the upcoming presentation by Dr. Lee Panich

    19 January 2011
    5:10 - 6:00 pm
    Kennedy Commons

    Dr. Panich will present

    "The Archaeology of Spanish Missions:  A View from Mission Santa Catalina, Baja, California."

    Dr. Panich will explore how archaeology can add to our understanding of Spanish
    colonial missions, using the case study of Mission Santa Catalina, in northern Baja California, Mexico. Founded in 1797, Santa
    Catalina was a Dominican mission contemporaneous with the Franciscan
    missions of Alta California. In both areas, archaeology can shed new light on the
    lives of the indigenous people who lived and worked at mission sites, as well as the ties that native people maintained to communities and resources beyond the mission walls. At Santa Catalina, research into the mission’s native population has employed archaeological investigations, in addition to archival research and community partnerships. These diverse lines of evidence can help to create a more nuanced understanding of colonial California and the role of the mission period in the long-term histories of California Indian groups.

    Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

  •  Posing Beauty in African American Culture

    Posing Beauty in African American Culture

    Wednesday, January 19, 2011
    4:00 - 5:30 pm,
    St.Clare Reading Room -Learning Commons

    Professor Deborah Willis is the chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Her presentation will focus on her work as a curator of African American photography and her own photographic work regarding ideas of beauty and on portraiture.


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