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  •  Art Post

    Check out the 2012 Art Post!

  •  WGST Fall Events

    Sept 25th: 4-5:30pm
    Panel Discussion: Title IX 40th Anniversary
    with Margaret Russell, Marlene Bjornsrud and others TBA
    Benson Parlor B
    Oct 9th: 11:45-1:00pm
    Faculty Lunch Lecture w/ Professor Linda Garber, Women's and Gender Studies
    Wiegand Room, Arts and Sciences Bldg
    Oct 23rd: 5:00pm-6:00pm
    Women Faculty Reception and Dinner
    Speaker: Professor Ana Maria Pineda, Religious Studies
    Adobe Lodge
  •  Shakuntala

  •  Anthropology Seminar Series

    The Department of Anthropology’s Seminar Series

    We are pleased to announce the upcoming

    presentation by Dr. Guadalupe Salazar,

    San Jose State University


    23 May 2012

    5:00 – 6:00 pm.

    Kennedy Commons


    Dr. Salazar will present


    Children of the Mapocho: Street Children in Chile.”

    Despite the guarantees stemming from the ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, children of different social classes in Chile are accorded differential protection by the State and society. This presentation uses two cases of police violence in Santiago de Chile in 2001 – a political protest demonstration by high-school students and a raid on a makeshift shelter used by street children accused of kidnapping – to highlight these discrepancies. Both cases received wide media attention, however, the representations of the children involved were not the same. Whereas the students received the support of the media and the public for their political action, the street children were portrayed as criminals. The differences suggest that perceived social status determined the value assigned by society to the two categories of children and consequently the rights and protections they enjoy. In the process, the street children are being turned into second-class citizens.


    Refreshments will be provided.


    Department of Anthropology

    500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, California 95053-0261

    408-554-2794 FAX 408-554-4189

  •  Guest Artist Lecture: Katherine Sherwood


    Date: Thursday, May 17, 7-8:30 pm

    Location: de Saisset Museum auditorium, free



    How a Cerebral Hemorrhage Altered My Art – A Lecture by Katherine Sherwood

    Berkeley-based artist Katherine Sherwood talks about the ways in which art, medicine, and disability intersect in her mixed-media paintings. Her works juxtapose abstract medical images, such as cerebral angiograms of the artist’s brain, with fluid renderings of ancient patterns, thereby exploring and revealing the strange nature of our time and current visual culture.

    This lecture is co-sponsored by the de Saisset Museum and the Department of Art and Art History.

  •  Priesthood of all Believers

  •  Beyond Bedside Manner

  •  "Moral Formation and the Medical Humanities..."

  •  Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

  •  DeNardo Lectureship

  •  Dr. Victor Vari's Dinner

  •  Undergraduate Summer Session

  •  Companions on the Journey

    Archbishop Romero and Rutilio Grande, SJ: Companions on the Journey

    This March marks the 32nd anniversary of the death of Archbishop Romero and the 35th anniversary of the death of Rutilio Grande, SJ. Both were friends and companions on a journey of solidarity and justice for the poor of El Salvador. Please join us in remembering their lives and celebrating their memory.

    Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2012
    Time: 4:00-5:15
    Place: St. Clare Room
    Presenters: Professors Ana Maria Pineda, Juan Velasco
    Free and open to the public

  •  Arist Lecture: Clayton Bailey

    Artist Lecture: Clayton Bailey


    Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 7 - 8:30 p.m., FREE

    Location: The de Saisset Museum auditorium

    Ceramicist and sculptor Clayton Bailey talks about his art making, the role of humor in his work, and his playful sensibility in this event co-sponsored by the de Saisset Museum and the Department of Art and Art History.

    These events and programs are funded in part by a grant from Arts Council Silicon Valley, in partnership with the County of Santa Clara and California Arts Council.

  •  Black History Month event: "The Black Power Mixtape 1967--1975"

    Black History Month event: The Black Power Mixtape 1967--1975"
    Monday, February 27th, 2012
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Screening Room A (Learning Commons and Library)
    Join Dr. Jamie Walker in screening "The Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975," a documentary which humanizes the goals and activists involved in the Black Power Movement while showcasing never before seen footage with Angela Davis, Stokely Carmichael, and numerous others who were committed to social justice and change. The film combines music, startling 16mm footage (lying undiscovered in the cellar of Swedish Television for 30 years), and contemporary audio interviews from leading African-American artists, activists, musicians and scholars. Screening time: 1 hour and 40 min.
    Co-sponsored by Igwebuike, the Ethnic Studies Program and the Office for Multicultural Learning.
  •  Ernest Jolly: Re-imagine

    The Department of Art & Art History
    proudly presents the installation...
    Ernest Jolly: Re-imagine
    Re-imagine is an immersive installation that envelopes the viewer through all senses. The installation invites the viewer into total self reflection and meditation.
    Exhibition dates: February 13-March 7, 2012
    Location: Art Department Gallery in the Fine Arts building at SCU
    Artist talk: February 27, 12 p.m. in the gallery
    Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
    Artist's website:
  •  Anthropology Seminar Series

    Department of Anthropology Winter Seminar

    March 7, 2012

    5-6pm, Kennedy Commons


    Ecological and historical perspectives on Bornean orangutan populations


    Dr. Andy Marshall

    Department of Anthropology

    University of California - Davis



    Understanding the factors that influence variation in orangutan population dispersion in space and time would both enhance our understanding of orangutan socioecology and contribute meaningfully to the conservation of this threatened taxon. We use data from a six year study of a population of Western Bornean Orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii) at Gunung Palung National Park, West Kalimantan, Indonesia to test hypotheses about the role of food resources (and different classes thereof) in determining orangutan dispersion across space and over time. We assessed orangutan population dispersion across seven distinct tropical rainforest types (spanning lowland peat swamp to montane forest) using direct observations of orangutans on fourteen survey transects. The results support the hypotheses that orangutan populations at Gunung Palung partially buffer themselves against resource scarcity by switching habitats, that population movements are best explained by the abundance of preferred foods, and that peat swamp forests serve as “fallback habitats”. Conservation implications of these results will be discussed.


    Refreshments will be provided

  •  Images 2012

    Pure pulsing energy with dizzying emotional intensity and a kaleidoscope of dance and movement is back by popular demand! Images 2012 is a stunning production of eclectic original jazz, modern, and classical ballet, featuring some of Santa Clara’s finest performing artists.


    February 9-12, 2012, Th 7:30pm, Fr/Sa 8pm, Su 2pm

    Mayer Theatre

    Regular - $15, SCU Seniors - $10, Students - $10

  •  Sociology Newsletter

    Check out the 2012 Sociology Newsletter!

  •  A New Look at San Francisco Bay Area Shellmounds

    The Santa Clara University Archaeology Reserach Lab and the Santa Clara County Archaeological Society invite you to a lecture by Dr. Edward M. Luby, San Francisco State University.

    A New Look at San Francisco Bay Area Shellmounds

    One of the most significant features in the San Francisco Bay Area archaeological landscape are the impressive shellmounds that once ringed the shores of the bay. Although shellmounds are depicted in local museum exhibits and written about in textbooks aimed at school children, the evidence used to support these interpretations is not as secure as i should be. In this presentation, recent research using one-hundred year old museum collections housed at UC Berkeley will be discussed in order to take a new look at the use and function of these important sites.

    Thursday, January 12, 2012; 7:30pm; Daly Science 207

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