March 2010

Peter Roland Bush Tuesday, March 30 / 12:30 PM Girvetz 2119 Peter Bush is an award-winning literary translator born in Spalding, Lincolnshire, and now living in Barcelona. He read French and Spanish at Cambridge, and researched Spanish fiction and history in Oxford. After teaching in London schools...

The IHC's Spring Conference, Oil+Water: The Case of Santa Barbara and Southern California will be taking place shortly. Please join us for this free, public event on Thursday, April 8 through Saturday, April 10. For more information, a full schedule and list of...

Nandini Iyer (Religious Studies, UCSB) Monday, March 8, 2010 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB “Just as the sacred river's roaring voice echoes all nature's sounds, just so, if the devotee wishes to be cleansed by its waters, his heart must respond to the cries of...

UCSB's Premiere Comedy Troupe back for their 6th season Friday, March 5 / 8:00 PM - "Nice Show" Friday, March 5 / 10:00 PM - "Naughty Show" Embarcadero Hall 
935 Embarcadero Del Norte $3 Students / $5 General...

Sven Beckert (History, Harvard) Friday, March 5 / 1:00 PM 4041 HSSB Beckert is the author of The Monied Metropolis: New York City and the Consolidation of the American Bourgeoisie (2001). Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Work, Labor and Democracy, and the Policy History Program....

Bruce Smith and Richard Nash (USC and Indiana University) Friday, March 5 / 2010 McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Cloning, organ farms, the completion of the Human Genome Project, recombinant DNA, cyborgs, artificial intelligence, and other manufactured life forms, all suggest that, depending on one’s point of view,...

The National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowships program offers $25,000 grants in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) andpoetry to published creative writers that enable the recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. Applications are reviewed through an anonymous process in which the...

Michael Fishbane (Jewish Studies, University of Chicago) Tuesday, March 2 / 7:30 PM Santa Barbara Hillel, 781 Embarcadero Del Mar, Isla Vista Michael Fishbane will discuss the role of spiritual practices in Judaism -- through ritual and meditation -- which cultivate different types of consciousness and awareness. He...