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How sperm competition works in Drosophilia
28st January 2011, Friday
2:30 to 3:30 pm
Alumni Science 120
Mollie K Manier
The path to personalized cancer medicine : sequencing and analyzing cancer genomes
21st January 2011, Friday
2:30 to 3:30 pm
Alumni Science 120
Santa Clara University
Center for Science, Technology and Society
Creative Pedagogy in Community Workshop
Thursday, February 17, 2011
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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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
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
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.
Potraits of Icelandic Youth
Jan 10th 2011 to Feb 4th 2011
Santa Clara University
Art Department gallery
Gallery hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am to 5:00 pm
Openeing Reception : Friday January 14th , 2011
6:00pm to 8 :00 pm
Wednesday Feb 2nd, 2011
Recital Hall, Music and Dance Building
Elizabeth Blackburn, Ph.D. is the recipient of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her discoveries in telomere biology that have uncovered a new understanding of normal cell functioning and given rise to a growing field of inquiry.
Throughout her distinguished career, whether as the editor of high-profile scientific journals, such as Molecular Cancer Research and Molecular Biology of the Cell, or as a current member of over 30 distinct institutional advisory boards or review committees, Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn has spent countless hours in service to her constituency. Further, she has held leadership positions in several scientific societies, including her current appointment as President of the American Association for Cancer Research.
Not surprisingly, Dr. Blackburn has been recognized for her seminal contribution to the field of telomere biology with numerous prizes, awards, and honorary degrees, including the 2006 Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research and elections to the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Institute of Medicine. In 2007, Time magazine named her one of the ‘100 Most Influential People in the World,’ and in 2008 she was the North American Laureate for the L’Oreal_UNESCO For Women In Science. The scientific community bestowed upon her the ultimate recognition of her legacy by honoring Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn with the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Dr. Blackburn is currently the Morris Herzstein Endowed Chair in Biology and Physiology in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco. She is also a Non-Resident Fellow of the Salk Institute.
Thu-Sat, Jan.13-15, 2011 | 8pm | Fess Parker Studio Theatre - $5
Members of the Charisma group reflect on their lives in an intimate exploration of spirituality and the arts that combines art, music and the spoken word.
Jazz Has A Dream
Multi-media performance/ Department of Music and JAI
Fri & Sat, Jan 14 & 15, 2011 | Music Recital Hall | FREE
Directed by David Dueñas and featuring a great line-up of professional jazz musicians and vocalists. Experience a powerful evening integrating jazz and justice in an artful night of music and imagery that takes us through the civil rights movement to the present day. A delightful and moving program of live jazz that suggests the great hopefulness and freedom inherent in the creative act. A true homage to the human spirit. Great jazz... great jamming... and a great way to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Teacher Scholar Program
Art, Life & New Worlds
Thursday, January 6, noon
Music Recital Hall - FREE
In this noon-time concert, members of WING IT! Performance Ensemble will weave together movement, story, sound, humor and drama to explore the dreams and aspirations of artists in our culture. What does it mean to imagine new landscapes of images or sounds or words out of almost nothing? How does this change us and change the world? How do artists survive and even thrive in a world that both idolizes and distrusts them? Join WING IT!’s co-founder Phil Porter and company members Patricia Plude, Amy Shoemaker and Susan Main. WING IT! has been creating improvised performances for over 20 years using the tools and techniques of InterPlay. (www.interplay.org)
From Coral Reefs to Sea Anemones: The Cell Biology of Cnidarian-Dinoflagelate Symbioses
Santiage Perez, Lecturer
Friday, December 3, 2010
Alumni Science 220
In compliance with ADA/504 please direct your accommodation requests to the Department of Biology at 408-554-4496
The Santa Clara County Archaeological Society and SCU Archaeology Research Lab invite you to a holiday open house on Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 4:30PM-7:30PM at the Ricard Memorial Observatory.
Monday, Nov 29th
TV Studio - Room 109, Arts & Sciences
Jonathan Fung - email@example.com
Screen Actors Guild is the nation’s largest labor union representing working actors. The Guild exists to enhance actors’ working conditions, compensation and benefits, and to be a powerful, unified voice on behalf of artists’ rights. With 20 branches nationwide, SAG represents nearly 120,000 actors who work in motion pictures, television, commercials, industrials, video games, Internet and all new media formats. Joel Reamer, Business Representative of SAG Television and Film and AFTRA and SAG Interactive, will talk about the benefits and procedures of casting SAG actors for student films and how to become a SAG actor.
Check out all of the WGST events coming up!
Thursday Dec 2nd, ,2010
Saturday Dec 4th, 2010
7:00 & 9:00 pm
Fess Parker Studio
Louis B. Mayer Theatre
Drawing on the talent of current SCU dance students, Choreographer's Gallery showcases new student work in the fields of Modern, Jazz, Tap, and Ballet.
Join us for an evening of innovative , challenging and origina; dance. Choreography students combine all genres of dance to present an array of distinct performances.
Saturday Nov 20, 2010
Music and Dance Facility,
SCU faculty member, Ryo Fukudo performs an inspiring selection of works for the violin by Mozart, Bach and Brahms.
Friday Dec 3rd, Saturday Dec 4th,2010
Ring in the holidays with a special concert by the SCU Choral Ensembles.
Prof. Ryan Brandau leads the Santa Clara Concert Choir and Chamber Singers in a program of choral gems from the Middle Ages through the modern day, from Gregorian chant through vocal jazz, celebrating the Christian and Jewish holiday traditions.
The program will feature Vivaldi's "Gloria", a vivacious Baroque masterpiece, with student soloists; audience caroling; and our traditional candle lit singing of Silent Night. Join us in the warm glow of the Mission Santa Clara for an unforgettable evening of music
The Music of Chopin
Wednesday Nov 17, 2010
Music and Dance Facility,
In conjuction with the 200th birthday year of Frederic Chopin (1810-1849), Hans Boepple, SCU professor of Music, shares the ever popular piano music of this 19th century Polish composer/prodigy.