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  •  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.

  •  Environmental Studies Institute Fall 2010 Seminar Series

    “The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and the Precautionary Principle”

    Mike Meyer, Dpt. of Philosophy; Ken Manaster, Santa Clara Law;
    Keith Warner, Religious Studies Dpt. and Director of
    Education for the Center for Science, Technology, and Society

    November 10th 12-1pm in Media Room A of the Harrington Learning Commons

    Co-sponsored by Ethics at Noon & the Ignatian Center

  •  Physics department colloquium

    Neotropical human landscape interactions, fire, and atmospheric CO2 during European conquest
    Richard J. Nevle

    Monday, November 8th, 2010
    Daly Science 207

    In this talk we'll look back in history to identify when the signature of human activities can be first be detected in the composition of Earth's atmosphere, and when such activity first began to affect Earth's climate system. We'll find an answer to this question in the European conquest of the Americas, which unleashed a torrent of deadly Old World diseases onto a virgin indigenous population. Introduced diseases, especially smallpox, killed tens of millions of Native Americans within a century and a half of European arrival, wiping out approximately 90% of the population. In the wake of the pandemics, reforestation of abandoned agricultural lands sequestered atmospheric carbon in quantities sufficient to decrease the concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide. Evidence from reconstructions of fire history and ice core records support this hypothesis and suggest that changes in atmospheric composition wrought by reforestation may have contributed to the Little Ice Age, a period of global cooling that was most pronounced during the 16th-18th centuries.

  •  MocheArt/Medieval Art: Architectural Representations in Ancient Peru.

    As part of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program's  "Europe and Americas: Points of Contact/Points of Conflict" 2010-2011 events, we will be hosting a lecture by Dr. Juliet Wiersema entitled "MocheArt/Medieval Art: Architectural Representations in Ancient Peru."

    Wednesday, November 10th, 2010
    Benson Center, Room 21

    Dr. Wiersema's talk will focus on art, artistic representation, and the act of conveying complex messages relying solely on pictorial imagery. Dr. Wiersema will discuss early medieval European art (and manuscript illustration in particular) as a starting point for a presentation on  Precolumbian ceramic art,  specifically the architectural representations found in the vessels of the Moche, an ancient Andean culture without a text-based writing system whose occupation in Peru initiates approximately during the reign of Constantine and declines around the time of Charlemagne. The presentation will walk viewers through the reading of a Moche architectural pot and will propose these objects as schematic diagrams of structures holding key ceremonial importance in Moche ritual architecture.

    For more information about this lecture, or the Medieval Renaissance Program, please contact Blake de Maria(Department of Art & Art History).


  •  The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures' Seminar Series

    The Department of Modern Languages and Literature is pleased to announce the upcoming presentation by Dr. Gudrun Tabbert-Jones

    Pre-Communist Brecth

    Date/Time - To be announced

    Upcoming Speaker for Winter Colloquia :Dr.Francisco Jimenez

    For more information about the seminar series, please contact Tonia Riviellio ( or Jimia  Boutouba (

    In compliance with the ADA/504 please direct your accommodation requests to Kari Craighead, Department of Modern Languages and Literature at 408-554-4049 at least 72 hours prior to event.

  •  The Department of Anthropologys Seminar Series

    What race is, what it is not and why this is important.

    The Department of Anthropology’s Seminar Series,

    In connection with Environmental Studies ,we are pleased to announce the upcoming presentation by Professor Agustin Fuentes, University of Notre Dame.

    Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010
    5:00 to 6:00 pm
    Kennedy Commons.

    Dr. Fuentes is currently a Professor of Anthropology and the Director of the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts at the University of Notre Dame. His research and teaching interests include the evolution of complexity in human and primate societies, cooperation and aggression, race and racism, sex and sexuality, and human-animal interactions.  In this presentation Dr. Fuentes will examine the ways in which race matters, yet remains a misunderstood and complicated part of American life. Drawing on sources from the social and biological sciences

    Dr. Fuentes will lay clear what race really is, and importantly, what it is not.

    Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

    Department of Anthropology

  •  Macbeth


    by William Shakespeare

    Directed by Fred Tollini, S.J
    Nov 5-13 , 2010, 8:00 pm
    Mayer Theatre

    Caught in a witches' web of false promises, Macbeth decides to murder his lord, as if time held no consequences. Then he launches on a career of bloodshed he cannot turn back upon a fallen angel that acts outside of time.

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