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Hay Fever by Noel Coward | Directed by Kimberly Mohne Hill
May 27-June 4, 2011 | Mayer Theatre
Hoping for a quiet weekend in the country with some guests, David Bliss, a novelist and his wife Judith, a retired actress, find that an impossible dream when their high-spirited children Simon and Sorel appear with guests of their own. A houseful of drama waits to be ignited as misunderstandings and tempers flare. With Judith's new flame and David's newest literary 'inspiration' keeping company as the children follow suit, the Bliss family lives up to its name as the 'quiet weekend' comes to an exhausting and hilarious finale worthy of Feydeau.
Tim Myers is giving a poetry reading on Thursday, May 26. The reading is at 5:00 p.m. in Benson Parlor C. Myers is a writer, storyteller, and songwriter. He's published over 110 poems, once won a national poetry contest judged by John Updike, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and has many other publications for adults and children. His children’s book Basho and the Fox was read aloud on NPR, made the New York Times bestseller list for children’s book, and was a Smithsonian Notable Children’s Book for 2001, among other honors.
The Department of Anthropology’s Seminar Series
We are pleased to announce the upcoming
presentation by Dr. Lorna Pierce,
Santa Clara University and San Jose State University
18 May 2011
5:00 – 6:00 pm.
Dr. Pierce will present
“The Body in the Woods.”
Dr. Pierce is an adjunct lecturer at both San Jose State University and Santa Clara University where she teaches Introduction to Forensic Anthropology. She is the Consultant in Forensic Anthropology at the Santa Clara Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office and regularly consults with other law enforcement organizations in the identification of skeletal material. Dr. Pierce will explore how forensic anthropologists really identify skeletonized human remains, as well as discuss whether these processes are accurately depicted on television shows and in the print media. Essentially, Dr. Pierce will take you from the discovery of human remains through the many steps toward a positive identification.
Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Department of Anthropology
500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, California 95053-0261
408-554-2794 FAX 408-554-4189 www.scu.edu/cas/anthropology
Speaker: Eric Babson, UC Davis
Tuesday May 24, O'Connor 207
Title: Complexes with few triangles and random groups
Abstract: If every subcomplex of a two dimensional simplicial complex has too few triangles to be a torus then the complex has the topological type of some circles, spheres and projective planes. This topological fact arises in the study of random complexes and turns out to control the behavior of the fundamental group. The analogous situation in which the subcomplexes have too few edges to be a torus is not understood. This type of complex occurs in the study of clique complexes of random graphs and the analogous topological restriction would yield results about their fundamental groups.
Gang-Yu Liu, University of California - Davis
May 20, 2011; 4pm-5pm, Alumni Science 120
May 16 4:00 - 5:00 Location TBD
Marilyn Vogel, NASA Ames: Astrobiology
Tuesday May 3, O'Connor 207
Speaker: Hongde Hu, CSU Monterey Bay
Title:Logical Methods in Graph Coloring
Abstract: This talk attempts to give a general notion of the totality in order to study the extremal problem and the coloring problem. We will discuss various total properties in Linear Logic and Graph Theory.
The presentation will be accessible to undergraduates, especially Mathematics and Computer Science majors.
Bioorganic Chemistry Seminar
James Nowick, University of California, Irvine
April 29, 2011; 4pm-5pm, Alumni Science 120
April 19-20, 2011
A series of coordinated panel discussions, open forums, and classroom workshops on sustainability and environmental justice across the University.
Faculty are strongly encouraged to take their classes to any of the Open Classrooms. To ensure adequate space for your students, please RSVP with the lecturer prior to the event.
Sustainability Art Show
March 28-May 21
Harrington Learning Commons Second Floor
Reception on April 7th 5pm-6:30pm
Antiracism, Feminism, and Social Change
With professor Julia Sudbury, Mills College
Thursday, April 7th, 4-5:30pm
St. Clare Reading Room—Learning Commons
Santa Clara University Medieval and Renaissance Studies Programs Presents
The Plaza and the Grid: Contact and Conflict in the Shaping of Cities of the Hispanic World
A lecture by Dr. Jesus Escobar, Professor of Architectural History, Northwestern University
Thursday, May 19 @ 4:00 pm
Lucas Hall, Room 209
For more information please contact Blake de Maria (email@example.com)
Sociology Alumni visit SCU to inspire our current students on Career paths.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
This Conference is the oldest such conference in the country. The purpose of the conference is to provide a forum in which undergraduates doing original research can share their findings and ideas with students from other colleges and universities. In fact, some students have traveled to Santa Clara from as far away as New York and New Jersey, attesting to the unique opportunity this conference provides.
A Comprehensive Policy on Sustainability at Santa Clara University
As a Jesuit and Catholic University, we have the responsibility to provide leadership in developing a more sustainable way of living. By embracing sustainability, the University furthers its mission to act as a voice of reason, conscience, and service to society. The following statements affirm SCU’s commitment to a more sustainable way of living through environmental stewardship, education, and service.
5th April , Tuesday 2011
Music and dance Building
Superb talent Emma Thompson puts in a tour de force as a renowned professor approaching 50 who is diagnosed with stage IV ovarian cancer. She agrees to a radical and painful treatment, and the film follows the effects on her body and mind. Her emotions range from joy at her reactions to her various predicaments to fear at the prospect of facing such a difficult death. Even throughout her painful treatment, all of her thoughts and relationships are handled with a sense of "wit." Talkback immediately following the film. 7 p.m., Recital Hall, Music & Dance Building, free.
Tuesday,1st March, 2011, 12:00 noon
Arts & Sciences Building
DeNardo Dialogue: A presentation and conversation featuring Santa Clara University Professor of Psychology, Tom Plante. In a world of continuing stress and nonstop sensory input, the one thing that seems increasingly elusive is peace of mind. Contemplative practices, from meditation to Zen, are growing in popularity as methods to inspire physical and mental health. Contemplative Practices in Action, edited by Dr. Plante, presents information about contemplative practices from various spiritual and religious traditions, with insights to contemplative methods that are practiced across cultures, religions, and socioeconomic groups. Director of the Spirituality and Health Institute at Santa Clara, Dr. Plante is also adjunct clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. 12 noon, Wiegand Room, Arts & Sciences Building, free.