April 2010

UCSB's Premiere Comedy Troupe back for their 6th season Friday, April 30 / 8:00 PM - "Oregon Trail Theme Show" Embarcadero Hall 935 Embarcadero Del Norte $3 Students / $5 General...

Unpredictable Commedia del 'Arte meets Shakespeare in their tragically tragic play, "McBeth" Friday, April 30  / 7:00 PM Saturday, May 1 / 7:00 PM Anisqoyo Park, Isla Vista Free...

Theda Skocpol (Harvard, Sociology) Friday, April 30 / 1:00 PM HSSB 4041 Skocpol is the author, most recently, of Inequality and American Democracy: What We Know and What We Need to Learn; and The Transformation of American Politics: Activist Government and the Rise of Conservatism. Sponsored by the Center...

Grigor Hovhannissian (Consul-General of the Republic of Armenia) Thursday, April 29 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 Grigor Hovhannissian. Born in 1971 in Yerevan, Mr. Hovhannissian has an extended academic and professional experience in international affairs. He graduated from the department of Arab Studies of the Yerevan...

Our May 17 deadline for research focus groups and research fellowships is quickly approaching.  For application details and other information, please visit: Research Fellowships (Formerly Senior Fellowships) Research Focus Groups ...

Wednesday, April 28 / 2:00 PM Shepherd's Farm, Santa Barbara Join the Community Sustainable Food Group for a visit to Shepherd's Farm here in Santa Barbara.  Transportation will be provided.  Location of departure to be announced.  Please contact Megan Carney at megcarney@gmail.com for more details. Sponsored by Community...

Tuesday, April 2, 2010 / 3:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB In every corner of the globe, we are polluting, diverting, pumping, and wasting our limited supply of fresh water at an expediential level as population and technology grows. The rampant overdevelopment of agriculture, housing and...

The University of California Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA) and the University of California, San Diego are pleased to announce the 4th annual UCIRA State of the Arts conference, to take place at UCSD November 18-21, 2010. Proposals are currently being accepted which address the theme Future Tense: Alternative Arts and Economies in the University.

Saturday, April 24 / 9:30 AM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB During the 2009 American Academy of Religion annual conference the North American Religions Section hosted a roundtable discussion entitled “‘New’ Evangelical History?” It explored the meaning of evangelical history in a plural North American context, suggesting...

UCSB's Premiere Comedy Troupe back for their 6th season Friday, April 23 / 8:00 PM - "Free Show" Embarcadero Hall 935 Embarcadero Del Norte FREE...

Alumni Weekend  and 40th Anniversary of the Isla Vista Riots Special Event: Isla Vista Film Festival Friday, April 23 / 7:00 PM Saturday, April 24 / 7:00 PM IV Theater, $4.00 Follow Magic Lantern Films on Facebook...

Hester Blum (English, Penn State University) Thursday, April 22, 2010 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB In 2007 a Russian submarine planted a titanium flag on the Arctic seabed under the North Pole, laying the groundwork for Russia's claim to Arctic oil resources.  "Arctic and Antarctic...

Rogers Brubaker (Sociology, UCLA) Monday, April 19 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Brubaker will return to his influential book, Nationalism Reframed: Nationhood and the National Question in the New Europe, to reflect upon changes since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the re-emergence of...

Thomas Andrews (History, University of Colorado) Friday, April 16 / 1:00 PM HSSB 4041 Andrews, an environmental historian of the American West, won the 2009 Bancroft Prize for his book of the same title, which reconsiders the social and environmental meaning of the 1914 Ludlow Massacre. Sponsored by the...

Stephanie Batiste (English, UCSB) Thursday, April 15 / 7:30 PM MCC Theater Stephanie L. Batiste’s one-woman show is a rhythmic perfomative contemplation of the street murders of young people of color in Los Angeles. Batiste processes the obituaries, contained in a young woman’s scrapbook, of...

For the first time, Isla Vista Arts is asking for undergraduate support for a $2.00 per quarter lock-in fee initiative. Vote YES on Isla Vista Arts Keep the Magic Lantern lit! Keep I.V. LIVE! Keep WORD Magazine on the street...

Ruth Hellier-Tinoco (University of Winchester) Thursday, April 15, 2010 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Lake Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico, was singled out for special attention in the idealistic postrevolutionary years of the 1930s, promoted as a site/sight of authentic Mexicanness, useful for nationalistic and touristic agendas,...

Seetha Raghupathy (IHC Visiting Scholar) Wednesday, April 14 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB "Participatory Planning Towards Place Making" continues a multi-year, public art research initiative to expand university investment within a local community context.  Through the support of the UCSB Isla Vista Commission and the...

Introduction by Nicole Starosielski (Film & Media Studies, UCSB) Tuesday, April 13, 2010 / 3:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Louis Malle’s Academy Award winning documentary The Silent World is noted as one of the first films to use underwater cinematography to show the...

Monday, April 12 / 7:00 PM Arts 1340 ---AND--- Tuesday, April 13 / 7:00 PM Broida 1610 Cloud Eye Control is a collaborative performance group from Los Angeles comprised of three members: Chi-wang Yang, Miwa Matreyek, and Anna Oxygen. They create original works that uniquely combine interactive media with live...

UCSB's Premiere Comedy Troupe back for their 6th season Friday, April 9 / 8:00 PM Embarcadero Hall 935 Embarcadero Del Norte $3 Students / $5 General...

Double Feature! Friday, April 9 / 7:00 PM & 10:00 PM Monday, April 12 / 10:00 PM IV Theater, $4.00 8 1/2 screens in IV Theater 2 Nine screens in IV Theater 1 Follow Magic Lantern Films on Facebook...

Thursday, April 8 / 6:30 PM 1179 CHEM Jim Nollman is a sound artist and naturalist. Born in Boston and educated at Tufts, in 1978 he founded what is generally regarded to be the world's first organization, interspecies.com, that sponsors artists and musicians to explore interaction with...

Introduction by Michael Albright (Film & Media Studies, UCSB) Tuesday, April 6, 2010 / 3:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB In End of the Line we see firsthand the effects of our global love affair with fish as food.  It examines the imminent extinction of bluefin tuna,...

Monday, April 5 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Sam Hamill – a noted poet, translator, and editor – will be reading his poetry. Students, faculty, staff, and the public are all welcome to attend. Sam Hamill was the editor of Spectrum magazine at UC Santa...

UCSB's Premiere Comedy Troupe back for their 6th season Friday, April 2 / 8:00 PM - "April Fools Theme Show" Embarcadero Hall 935 Embarcadero Del Norte $3 Students / $5 General...