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  •  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

  •  Chemistry & Biochemistry Newsletter

    Check out the 2011 Chemistry & Biochemistry Newsletter!

  •  Religious Studies Newsletter

    Check out the the Fall 2011 Religious Studies Newsletter!

  •  Office for Multicultural Learning Open House

    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
    Benson 207

    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.

    OML Open House
  •  Festival of Lights

    Festival of Lights

    Directed by Ryan James Brandau

    Friday, December 2 & Saturday, December 3, 7:30pm

    Mission Church

    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!"

  •  JAI Brown-Bag lunch lecture


    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 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

    Fall Lunch Lecture: Black California with Apara Nanda

    10/25/11 11:45-1:00pm Nobili Dining Room

    RSVP or

    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.

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