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  •  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

  •  Environmental Studies Institute Fall 2010 Seminar Series

    "Healthy Food Resources Assessment in Santa Clara"


    Aimee Reedy, Doctor of Education (EdD), Master of Public
    Health (MPH) – Health Trust Vice President


    October 29th from 12-1pm in the Kennedy Commons
    Co-sponsored by the Food and Agribusiness Institute

  •  The Department of Anthropology's Seminar Series

    Drs. Michelle Bezanson and Sean Watts,
    and the students from ANTH, ENVS, and BIO,
    Santa Clara University

    27 October 2010
    5:00 – 6:00 pm.
    Kennedy Commons

    “Monkeys, soil, frogs, and sustainability in Costa Rica.”

    Drs. Bezanson and Watts,along with Rochelle Stowe, Megan King, Kyla Moran, Joe O'Brien, Carly Zipper, and Elisa Fanucchi, will answer numerous questions on research in Costa Rica. How does soil vary in different areas of a rainforest? What is it like to climb a rainforest tree?How do capuchin monkeys interact with their environment? Does poison-dart frog behavior vary according to color brightness and intensity of individual frogs? What are the ethical issues of doing research in fragile ecosystems? They will explore these issues using recent research at Estacion Biological La Suerte in Northeastern Costa Rica.

     

  •  Interdisciplinary Seminar

    Dr. Amelia Fuller

    SCU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

     

    Monday October 18, 2010

    4-5:30 pm

    Alumni Science 246

     

    Abstract:

    Oligomers of N-substituted glycine, peptoids, have been valuable targets for study and application as potential therapeutics, as nanomaterials, and as organocatalysts. Peptoids can mimic structural and functional properties of natural peptides, and they can be efficiently prepared using reliable synthetic methods. Research in my lab aims to develop new methods to examine the three-dimensional structures of peptoids, particularly those that are similar to protein substructures. We have prepared peptoids that include an environmentally sensitive fluorophore, 4-DMN. The fluorescence emission intensity of 4-DMN varies with the polarity and rigidity of its local medium. Most of our 4-DMN-modified peptoids are predicted to adopt a helical three-dimensional structure, and we have varied the patterning and display of hydrophobic and hydrophilic groups relative to 4-DMN to change its local environment. We find that the fluorescence intensity changes correlate with our predictions about the local polarity and rigidity of the environment of 4-DMN in the context of the peptoid’s three-dimensional structure.

  •  The History of the Mexican Revolution 1910-1920

    The Mexican Revolution of 1910 represents a milestone in the history of Mexico.  As a movement for social justice and social change, the Revolution ended 30 years of dictatorship and established the foundations for modern Mexico.  The widespread violence produced a massive migration of Mexicans to the United States.  The Revolution inspired literature, music, and art that drew their themes from these historical periods.  The aim of this symposium is to celebrate these creative arts.  This symposium launches the 2010-12 diversity theme, Legacies.

    Dr. Ramon Chacon, associate professor of history and ethnic studies

    Tuesday, October 19, 2010
    5-7 pm

    Williman Room, Benson Memorial Center

    If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation, please call Marie Brancati at 408-554-2301 or 800-735-2929 (TTY-California Relay) at least 72 hours prior to the event.

    Dr. Ramon Chacon
  •  Environmental Studies Institute Fall Seminar Series

    "Environmental Injustice and Catholic Social Ethics: The Reality of the Issues and the Schope of our Response"

    Kristing Shrader-Frechette, Director of the Center of Environmental Justice and Children's Health - University of Notre Dame

    October 22nd from 1-2 pm in the Saint Clare Room of the Harrington Learning Commons

    Co-sponsored by the Ignatian Center

  •  Mathematics/CS Department Fall Colloquium Series

    Ken McLaughlin of University of Arizona and MSRI will speak on "Random Matrices Beyond the Usual Universality Classes"

    Abstract:
    The statistical behavior of eigenvalues of large random matrices (i.e. in the limit when the matrix size tends to infinity) has been investigated extensively, for probability densities of the form C exp{-Tr V(M)} where V(x) is a smooth, real valued function of the real variable x, and V(M) is defined on matrices by "the usual procedure".


    First goal: provide a background and introduction to the above.

    But for probability densities in which the TRACE does not appear linearly, the situation is less understood. A simple example is: C exp{ (Tr ( M^2))^2} (i.e. square the trace).


    Second goal: explain the source of the complication.

    Third goal: Describe results. (Joint work with Misha Stepanov,
    Univ. of Arizona)
     

  •  The Thing We Do ... An Evening With the Music Faculty

    Center of Performing Arts

    Help kick off the new performing season with the Santa Clara University Music faculty performing some of their favorite music.  Performers include:  Hans Boepple, piano, Claudia Bloom, violin, Liliane Cromer, mezzo soprano, David Flores, percussion, William Harvey, trumpet, Kathleen Ludowise, piano and Nancy Wait-Kromm, soprano.

    Friday, October 1, 2010, 8 pm, Music Recital Hall

  •  The Department of Art & Art History Present Don Meyer

    September 20 - October 15, 2010

    Opening:  Friday, October 1st
      Artist Lecture: 4-5 p.m. in Fine Arts room G
      Reception: 5-7 p.m.

    Art Department Gallery
    Gallery Hours:  Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation, please contact (408) 554-5483.
     

  •  Migrations

    Migrations

    Migrations explores the intersecting motion of migrating humans and animals, inspired by the miraculous and courageous journeys of all species that navigate the globe.  In a time of economic stress and global climate change, the concept of migration questions the notion of what is "home".  With music by acclaimed composer Jon Scoville, the dancers will traverse the SCU campus and perfomr three dances on their journey.  Part seer, part bag lady, the "wanderer",  who has seen the pat and senses the future, sings her visios to greet the dancers at each dance site.

  •  The Mexican Revolution in the Arts Symposium

    The Mexican Revolution of 1910 represents a milestone in the history of Mexico.  As a movement for social justice and social change, the Revolution ended 30 years of dictatorship and established the foundations for modern Mexico.  The widespread violence produced a massive migration of Mexicans to the United States.  The Revolution inspired literature, music, and art that drew their themes from these historical periods.  The aim of this symposium is to celebrate these creative arts.  This symposium launches the 2010-12 diversity theme, Legacies.

  •  Volunteer at the Bronco Urban Garden

    Come take break from work, school or just come enjoy a day getting your hands dirty in your local community garden! Every Wednesday and Saturday (weather permitting) from 2-5pm, Corner of Sherman St. and Benton St, for more information email broncourbangardens@gmail.com

  •  Center of Performing Arts 6.1

    Playwright's Workshop

    Enjoy an evening of original one act plays written, performed and directed by Santa Clara University students and alums. New playwrights, who have completed a series of SCU playwriting courses, showcase their work in semi-staged readings.

     

    DATE: June 1, 2010
    TIME: 8:00 PM
    PLACE: Mayer Theatre, Fess Parker Studio Theatre

     

  •  Center of Performing Arts 5.28-6.5

    The Center of Performing Arts is proud to present:

    Thoroughly Modern Millie

    A Tony Award-winning musical,  Thoroughly Modern Millie is a high-spirited musical romp, based on the popular movie that has all of New York dancing the Charleston. Filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon-lady of a villainess that audiences will love to hate, Thoroughly Modern Millie is a perfectly constructed evening of madcap merriment!


    PLACE:
    Louis B. Mayer Theatre
    DATES: May 28-30 & June 1-5, 2010
    TIMES: Tues. - Sat. 8pm, Sun. 2pm


    Contact;
    CPA Box Office
    Tel 408-554-4015
    sbutler@scu.edu
     

  •  Department of Religious Studies 5.24

    The Department of Religious Studies invites you to attend

    "Women Healing Themselves and Healing The World"
    Globalization, Ethics, Solidarity and Gendered Civic Engagement Across Borders: Examples From Santa Clara University And Beyond
     
    Come to learn more about how these issues affect women:
    Globalization
    Immigration and Migration
    Networking across Borders
    Global Health
    UN Millennium Development Goals
    Global Work Place
    Interfaith Dialogue and Quest for Global Peace
     
    Panelists include:
    •Lynette Parker: Faculty Member and Clinical Supervising Attorney, Katherine and George Alexander Community Law Center of SCU School of Law
    •Rev. Rebecca Kuiken: Director, Interfaith Council on Economics and Justice: Working Partnerships USA
    •Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro : Director, Population and Reproductive Health Program, David and Lucile Packard Foundation
    •Sanima Faheem : Founder and Executive Director, American Muslim Voice Foundation
    •Linda Alepin: Founder, Global Women Leadership Network; Lecturer, Leavey School of Business
     
    Sponsored by Office of Provost Undergraduate Studies, Religious Studies, African Studies, and History Department

    WHERE: Williman Room, Benson Center    
    WHEN: May 24th, 6:45-8:45 pm


    Light Refreshments will be served


    If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation, please call 408-554-4547.

  •  Department of Anthropology 5.19

    The Department of Anthropology’s Seminar Series is pleased to announce the upcoming presentation by Fr. Luis Calero, S.J. Santa Clara University “Essentializing the Enemy: Violence in Colombia.”

     Dr. Calero will explore the emergence and consolidation of a culture of violence which has permeated Colombia during its history. Special attention will be given to the role of recent guerrilla, para-military, and government armed forces as they legitimize their actions on the basis of their own cultural construction of the enemy.

    Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

    Date: Wednesday, May 19. 2010
    Time: 5:00 – 6:00 pm.
    Place: Kennedy Commons

  •  Women's and Gender Studies Program & Office of Multicultural Learning 5.11-12

    The Women's and Gender Program and the Office of Multicultural Learning are pleased to host María Agui Carter and discussions of her varied work.

    María Agui Carter produces and directs films that address the intersections of gender, race, and class. Her current independent project is Rebel, a historical detective film about a Latina woman soldier of the American Civil War (http://filmmakerscollab.org/films/rebel/).  She has published numerous articles about film and Latino history and lectures on film and Latino history across the country.

     

    May 11th: Lunch lecuture sponsored by OML with a presentation on different films

    May 12th: Program sponsored by WGST in St. Clare Reading Room and visiting classes at 4:00 pm
     

  •  Center of Performing Arts 5.7

    The Center of Performing Arts is proud to present:

     

    The Odd Couple

    A classic comedy with a female twist

     

    A remake of Neil Simon’s long-running Broadway comedy!  In The Odd Couple, Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in this hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. And, in this version, the Pigeon sisters have become the Costazuela brothers. The situation is the same. Only the gender has been changed!

     

    Date: Friday, May 7, 2010
    Time: 8:00 pm-12:00 am

    Place: Mayer Theatre

    Price: $18 (Discounts for students, seniors, and SCU campus)

     

     

     

  •  Environmental Studies Institute 5.21

    The Environmental Studies Institute is pleased to host the last speaker in the Spring 2010 ESI Seminar Series lineup: Dr. Nathan Dominy- Department of Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz will be presenting on the “"For Lions it Matters What the Tsavo man-eaters Ate, and Why"
     


    Date: Friday, May 21th, 2010

    Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

    Place: Kennedy Commons

  •  Environmental Studies Institute 5.14

    The Environmental Studies Institute is pleased to host the fourth speaker in the Spring 2010 ESI Seminar Series lineup: Liza Dadiomov, Environmental Studies Student & Environmental Ethics Fellow, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics presents "Culture of Sustainability at Santa Clara University: Quantitative Measure and Future Implications"


    Date: Friday, May 14th, 2010

    Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

    Place: Kennedy Commons

 
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