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  •  Three Summers

    Wendy Crockett

    Three Summers

    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

  •  Gerald and Sally DeNardo Lectureship

    Elizabeth Blackburn

    Wednesday Feb 2nd, 2011
    7:30 pm
    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.

  •  U.S. Rep. Honda Talks Ethics at SCU

    Political science students get in-class face time with Congressman.

    Click here for full article

  •  Charisma!

    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.

    Center of Performing Arts
  •  Jazz Has A Dream

    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


    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. (

  •  SCU Stories

    Check out inspiring SCU stories!

    SCU Stories

  •  Department of Biology Fall Seminar

    From Coral Reefs to Sea Anemones:  The Cell Biology of Cnidarian-Dinoflagelate Symbioses

    Santiage Perez, Lecturer

    Friday, December 3, 2010
    Alumni Science 220
    4:00-5:00 pm

    In compliance with ADA/504 please direct your accommodation requests to the Department of Biology at 408-554-4496

  •  Holiday Archaeology Open House

    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.

  •  Screen Actors Guild Coming to SCU

    Monday, Nov 29th

    7 PM

    TV Studio - Room 109, Arts & Sciences

    Jonathan Fung -


    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.



  •  WGST Events

    Check out all of the WGST events coming up!


  •  Choreographer's Gallery

    Center of Performing Arts

    Thursday Dec 2nd, ,2010
    8:00 pm
    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.

  •  The Solo Artists

    Faculty Recital
    Ryo Fukuda

    Saturday Nov 20, 2010
    Music and Dance Facility,
    Recital Hall

    SCU faculty member, Ryo Fukudo performs an inspiring selection of works for the violin by Mozart, Bach and Brahms.

  •  Festival of Lights Concert

    Friday Dec 3rd, Saturday Dec 4th,2010
    7:30 pm
    Mission Church

    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
  •  Music at Noon

    The Music of Chopin

    Wednesday Nov 17, 2010
    Music and Dance Facility,
    Recital Hall

    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.

  •  Montage Film Club

    The Montage Film Club will be screening the premiere of our recently produced Doritos commercial for the Super Bowl competition for 2011.

    Under the director of Jonatthan Fung of the College of Arts and Sciences Communication Department, this 21 student crew developed, shot and editted the project. It was fun and a good learning experience for SCU studnets from all majors.


    Monday, November 15, 2010
    Wiegand Room

  •  Hot Jazz & Cool Music

    Hot Jazz & Cool Music


    Sun, Nov 14, 2010

    8 PM

    Music Recital Hall


    Be in the audience to hear the SCU Jazz Ensemble with their energizing big-band favorites, followed by the full-bodied, rich sound of the SCU Concert band, both under the direction of Bob Moorefield, Director of University Bands.

  •  Music of Youth

    Music of Youth


    Saturday, Nov 13, 2010

    7:30 PM

    Mission Church


    Student winners of the Concerto/Aria Competition Alyssa Lampe and Anton Achondoa are featured in this concert of works written by composers early in their careers, or who died at a relatively young age.  Energy and enthusiasim abound!

  •  Music at Noon

    Music at Noon

    Wednesday November 10, 2010
    Recital Hall, Music and Dance Building

    Vocalist Gautam Tejas Ganesham, founder of the Sangati Center and former member of SF based carnatic-jazz ensemble "VidyA", frees carnatic vocal virtuosity to access its angular outer reaches. Carnatic music is traditional devotional music from southern India.

  •  Persian History and Literature Reading and Talk

    Please join us for an evening of Persian history and literature reading and talk by Bay Area Iranian-American writer, Anita Amirrezvani, author of the historical novel, The Blood of Flowers.

    Discussion and reception afterwards: Tuesday, November 16th, 5-7 p.m. at the De Saisset Museum.

    About The Blood of Flowers and its author:

    In 17th century Iran, a village girl approaching the age of marriage finds her future shattered by the prophecies that follow a comet blazing across the desert sky, the sudden death of her father, and lost prospects for marriage.  The young woman and her mother face a difficult new life in the fabled city of Isfahan, where they are taken in as house servants by her uncle, a wealthy carpet designer, and must confront an unforgiving world where their survival requires extraordinary strength and resilience.  Set in the time of Shah Abbas the Great, the novel captures the bazaars overflowing with pomegranates, rosewater and saffron; the silk and gold rugs of the Shah's carpet workshop; and Isfahan's bridges, gardens, teahouses, and bathhouses.  With medieval Persian tales and prose flowing like the Zayandeh River through the city of Isfahan, the novel follows the story of one woman's struggle to create a life of her choosing, relying-against all odds-on the strength of her own hands, mind and will.

    Anita Amirrezvani was born in Tehran, Iran, and raised in San Francisco.  The Blood of Flowers has been published in 18 languages and was long-listed for the Orange Prize for Fiction in the UK in 2008.  Anita teaches in the Master of Fine Arts Program in Writing at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco and is currently working on her second novel.

    Event co-sponsored by: The College of Arts and Sciences and US Department of Education Title VI grant; The Department of English and Creative Writing Program; the Arabic, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies Program; The Residential Learning Communities; the Unity and Xavier RLCs; the Departments of Religious Studies, Anthropology, Political Science, and History; the Woman and Gender Studies Program and the Office of Multicultural Learning.

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