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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
Place: St. Clare Room
Presenters: Professors Ana Maria Pineda, Juan Velasco
Free and open to the public
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"
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.
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.
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
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
Regular - $15, SCU Seniors - $10, Students - $10
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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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Stop in for holiday teats and learn about the resources we have to offer:
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
11:30 am to 2:00 pm
In compliance with the ADA 504 , please direct your accommodation requests to the Office for Multicultural Learning at least 72 hours prior to the event at (408) 551-7152.
Festival of Lights
Directed by Ryan James Brandau
Friday, December 2 & Saturday, December 3, 7:30pm
Take a journey through the Christmas story with musical gems from the Renaissance through today, including Biebl's Ave Maria, and Bach's exuberant setting of Magnificat. The evening will culminate with the students' traditional candlelit rendition of Silent Night.
"An unforgettable evening of holiday music!"
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 11:45 am-1:00 pm
Viewing Room A, First Floor (food and drink allowed) Library and Learning Commons
Seating is limited. Please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct 25, 2011.
Professor David Gray, Associate Professor in Religious Studies, who teaches and researches in the areas of Asian religious traditions and Tibetan Buddhism, introduces us to the religious origin and inspiration of much of Tibet’s artistic tradition, and to the role of art, including images of the Dalai Lama, as transformative and powerfully subversive forces in traditional and contemporary contexts.
Co-panelist Tenzin N. Tethong is Distinguished Fellow, Tibetan Studies Initiative, at Stanford University. He teaches in the HistoryDepartment and the Continuing Studies Program. He is engaged in the effort of Ho Center for Buddhist Studies to establish a chair in Tibetan Buddhist Studies, and was part of the team that established CCARE (Center for Compassion & Altruism Research and Education), at the Stanford School of Medicine. He is one of the founding members and current President of The Dalai Lama Foundation, an international organization dedicated to the promotion of peace and ethics. He also serves in an advisory capacity for the local Tibetan Community Center project, and recently launched “Tibet in Exile – Fifty Years” an online documentation effort to commemorate the last fifty years in exile of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan people.
JAI creates an intellectual frame of reference for examining and fostering artistic processes that are critically bound to issues of justice.
Fall Lunch Lecture: Black California with Apara Nanda
10/25/11 11:45-1:00pm Nobili Dining Room
RSVP or email@example.com
Co-sponsored by English and Ethnic Studies
Black California is the first comprehensive anthology celebrating black writing through almost two centuries of Californian history. In a patchwork quilt pieced from poetry, fiction, essays, drama, and memoirs, this anthology traces the trajectory of African American writers. Each pieve gives a voice to the resonating rhythms that created the African American literary tradition in California. These voices speak of dreams and disasters, of heroic achievement and tragic failures, of freedom and betrayal, of racial discrimination and subsequent restoration all setting the pulse of the black California experience.
Books will be avilable for purchase at this event.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
9:00-10:30 Hubert Dreyfus (University of California - Berkeley) “Kierkegaard’s Monotheism Without God”
10:45-12:15 David Wood (Vanderbilt University)“Kierkegaard Vivant”
2:00 -3:30 Vanessa Rumble (Boston College)“’When the Child Is to be Weaned’: Kierkegaard and the Trauma of Transcendence”
3:45- 5:15 Jonathan Lear (The University of Chicago)
Registration (includes coffee and lunch) $35 Students $10.
SCU Students, Faculty and Staff: Free
Tuesday, November 8, O'Connor 106
Speaker: Wang-Chiew Tan, UC Santa Cruz/IBM
Title: Splash: A Platform for Analysis and Simulation of Health
Abstract: Health decision support systems typically assist doctors and patients making treatment decisions based on knowledge gleaned from research studies, pharmaceutical data, disease models, epidemiological simulations, and more. But health also depends on decisions made by law-makers, community leaders, and people in advertising, transportation, agriculture, education, sanitation, and government. Because health decisions frequently require understanding complex interactions of diverse systems across many disciplines, no one system or knowledge base can incorporate all models or data related to health. Consider obesity: models of transportation, eating habits, shopping choices for food, exercise, and metabolism need to be combined with geographic, store location, and population data to play "what if," asking, for instance, how community obesity measures would change if a healthy but inexpensive store opens near an obesity "hot spot." Splash?Smarter Planet Platform for Analysis and Simulation of Health? is a framework for combining heterogeneous simulation models and data. By enabling interoperability and reuse of models and data, Splash enables experts from different disciplines to collaborate to exploit their combined knowledge. The resulting composite simulation models can be used for deep predictive analytics, enabling "what if" analyses that cut across disciplines and supporting complex health decisions when expertise from a single domain does not suffice.
Tuesday, November 1, O'Connor 106
Speaker: Cornelia Van Cott, University of San Francisco
Title: Chicken nuggets and the Frobenius number
Abstract: Suppose chicken nuggets are sold in packages of size 6, 9, and 20. With these package sizes, if you wanted to order, say, 25 chicken nuggets, you would be out of luck. After some investigation, one will discover many different sizes which also cannot be ordered; the largest such size is 43. You cannot order 43 nuggets, but you can order N chicken nuggets for all N>43, given the package sizes of 6, 9, and 20. This problem, the so-called Chicken Nugget Problem, is a special case of a classical question first investigated by Frobenius and Sylvester in the nineteenth century. The more general question goes as follows: given a finite set A of positive integers, what is the largest number which cannot be written as a nonnegative integral linear combination of elements in A? This number, denoted g(A), is called the Frobenius number of A. We will discuss the special case where A contains only two integers. We will also consider related results, including Sylvester's Theorem which counts the integers that cannot be represented as combinations of integers in A.
The Religious Situation in China: an Insider's Perspective
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Benson Parlor C
Brown Bag Lunch
Professor Zhao Dunhua served as the head of the Department of Religious Studies at Peking University during a time of rapid social and political change in China (1994 to 2009). In this talk he will discuss the challenges of dealing with politicians, religious leaders, scholars, public intellectuals, and ordinary believers of major religious groups.
We are pleased to announce the upcoming presentation by Dr. David Cohen, Santa Clara University
12 October 2011
5:00 – 6:00 pm.
Dr. Cohen will present
“Foragers, Farmers, Missionaries and Traders: Cultural and
Environmental Change on the Fringe of the Kalahari Desert”
This talk will address the cultural dynamics of contact and changing socio-economic landscapes between San-speaking foragers, ancestral Bakgalagadi and Tswana farmers, and European missionaries and traders in southeastern Botswana on the fringe of the Kalahari Desert, c. 800-100 years ago. Archaeological materials and historic sources inform on the persistence of identities, the development of economic relationships, and environmental change in a microcosm representative of southern Africa’s global entanglements. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.