May 2010

UCSB's Premiere Comedy Troupe back for their 6th season Friday, May 28 / 8:00 PM - "Improvathon" Embarcadero Hall 935 Embarcadero Del Norte $3 Students / $5 General...

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 Mosher Alumni House On May 25, 2010, New Sexualities and Conversations for Change paired up to present “Race and Desire: Black Actors in Adult Film” at the Mosher Alumni House. Panelists Vanessa Blue, Sinnamon Love, and Tyler Knight discussed the politics of race,...

Salman Bakht (Media Arts & Technology, UCSB) Christopher Jette (Music, UCSB) Alejandro Casazi (Art, UCSB) May 24-27 Elings Hall, 2nd Floor (exact location to be determined) www.lovelyweather.com is a work originally designed for viewing on the internet but presented here as an interactive audiovisual installation. This work, part of a...

Monday, May 24 / 3:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Presentations: Mexican Immigrant Farmers and Collaborate Networks in Santa Barbara County Teresa Figueroa (Chicano/a Studies, UCSB) Organizing MILPA’s (Mexican Immigrant Labor and Producers’ Association) Association in Santa Maria Global studies and chicano/a studies undergraduates Erika Herrera, Julio Vera, Jocelyn Gutierrez,...

Amy Richlin (Classics, UCLA) Friday, May 21 / 3:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB For the last 20 years Amy Richlin has been one of the leading figures in classics and feminism. She is the author of Garden of Priapus, Pornography and Representation In Greece and Rome,...

Henry Drewal (Art History, University of Wisconsin-Madison) Thursday, May 20, 2010 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Arts for sacred waters in Africa are ancient and widespread. They express deeply-held beliefs and practices about the sanctity and power of water. Mami Wata, Pidgin English for "Mother...

Eden Medina (Informatics, Indiana University) Tuesday, May 18 / 4:30 PM Seminar Room, 6046 HSSB From 1971 to 1973 Chilean and British engineers, working under the direction of the pioneering British cybernetician Stafford Beer, built a computer network to help make Chile's socialist revolution a reality. The team...

UCSB's Premiere Comedy Troupe back for their 6th season Friday, May 14 / 8:00 PM - "War on Christmas" Embarcadero Hall 935 Embarcadero Del Norte $3 Students / $5 General...

Christopher Newfield (English, UCSB) Wednesday, May 12, 2010 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB History is replete with nations that declined because their leaders gradually undermined their own best institutions.  The U.S. now appears to be doing this to its exemplary higher education system, with the University...

As part of the IHC's year-long Oil+Water series, activist, author and UCSB Regent's Lecturer Maude Barlow will present her talk, The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water.  Please join us at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, May 11 at UCSB’s Corwin Pavilion for this free public event.

UCSB's Premiere Comedy Troupe back for their 6th season Friday, May 7 / 8:00 PM - "War on Christmas" Embarcadero Hall 935 Embarcadero Del Norte $3 Students / $5 General...

The IHC is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Barbara Walker as Director of Research Development for the Social Sciences, Humanities and Fine Arts.  We feel very fortunate to have someone with Barbara’s knowledge and experience in grants development as a member of the grants division at the IHC.

Stefan Helmreich (Anthropology, MIT) Tuesday, May 4, 2010 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB A new generation of marine biologists, employing the science of DNA sequencing, is coming to see the ocean as animated by its smallest inhabitants: marine microbes. Thriving in extreme conditions – from...

Monday, May 3 / 12:00 PM MultiCultural Center The mainstream media largely frame the topic of migration by utilizing terms such as illegal and undocumented, which have an immediate impact in shaping public perceptions of criminal behavior.  The media also focus much attention to the arrival of...