November 2010

Friday, November 19 / 1:30 PM Education 1205 This panel discussion includes Bracha Nir (Communication Disorders, Haifa University) and Yael Maschler (Communication/Hebrew Language, Haifa University). Bracha Nir’s research interests include inter- and intra-genre differentiation, usage based approaches to discourse analysis and to language acquisition, and corpus linguistics. Between...

UCSB's premiere improv troupe Fridays at 8:00 PM, Embarcadero Hall 935 Embarcadero Del Norte $3 students $5 general November 19: The Naughty and Nice Show...

Charmaine Nelson (Art History and Communication Studies, McGill Univeristy, Montreal) Thursday, November 18, 2010 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Charmaine Nelson is an Associate Professor of Art History, in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University, Montreal. Her research and teaching...

The Conservative and Liberal Democratic coalition government in the United Kingdom is planning to cut government funding to higher education by 80%. They are urging campuses to make up the difference by eliminating programs and faculty in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts. I would...

This program provides opportunities to faculty members to engage in research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. Research projects should focus on one or more of the following geographic areas: Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, South Asia, the Near...

This competition is for research and educational projects that engage Isla Vista as a site of investigation and a laboratory for new research and teaching. The Initiative will support research projects and course proposals from UCSB faculty in the arts, humanities, and the humanistic social...

The IHC invites award applications from faculty working in the humanities, fine arts, an humanistic social sciences. Projects should reference two or more established fields of study, and/or foster the developments of objects and areas of study, and new ways of producing, presenting, and disseminating...

Saturday, November 13, 2010 / 6:00 PM 479 Gallery in Old Gym on UCSB campus "Spatium Sets" is a group art exhibition of contemporary art practitioners in collaboration with a solo exhibition of UCSB MFA candidate, Daniela Campins.  Venezuelan-born Campins' artwork articulates the idea of space and...

Sue Fishkoff, National Correspondent for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency Thursday, November 11 / 7:30 PM Santa Barbara Hillel, 781 Embarcadero Del Mar, Isla Vista In this captivating account of a Bible-based practice that has grown into a multibillion- dollar industry, journalist Sue Fishkoff travels throughout America and to...

Wednesday, November 10 / 3:30 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB William David Estrada from the Los Angeles Natural History Museum will speak on his latest book, e. Copies of his book will be available for sale and signing. Sponsored by the Chicano/Latino Research Group and the Public History...

Emily Engel (IHC Research Fellow) Wednesday, November 10 / 12:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB In this analysis of collecting practice in eighteenth-century South America, Engel suggests that viewing and sponsoring works of art, in particular portraits, provided the Bourbon South American viceroys with ways to contemplate...

Marjorie Agosin (Spanish Language and Latin American Literature, Wellesley College) Wednesday, November 10 / 4:00 PM CCS Old Little Theatre Marjorie Agosin is an award-winning poet and Human Rights activist. She has authored almost twenty books of poetry and memoir and has also edited numerous anthologies dedicated to...

Professor Edward Soja's lecture "Seeking Spatial Justice," originally scheduled for Tuesday January 25, has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience, and will attempt to reschedule the event....

Stanley Katz (Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University) Monday, November 8, 2010 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB The financial crisis of the past two years looks like its becoming structural, especially in the public universities.  Is privatization the answer, at least for the "elite" state sector in higher education?  If so, what are the implications both for the elites and "the rest"?  A related question is what can/will replace the traditional, if nervous, balance between research and instruction in universities?  How do we balance the growing pressures for greater inclusion of the college age cohort, and the growing  cost of increasingly specialized research?  The post-World War II history of higher education, with the emergence of the multiversity, has been one of more or less successful adaptation of traditional organizational structures.  But haven't we reached the point at which we can no longer add epicycles without destroying the basic structure of higher education? Click here to listen to a recording of Stanley Katz's talk for the IHC's Faculty Forums series. Sponsored by the IHC's Faculty Forums series and the UCSB Faculty Association.

Jane Taylor (Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, University of Durham) Friday, November 5 / 2:00 PM HSSB 3041 In her lecture, Dr. Jane Taylor will discuss the question of ré-écriture and changing literary tastes through an analysis of two late Tristan versions, the Tristan of Pierre Sala's...

UCSB's premiere improv troupe Fridays at 8:00 PM, Embarcadero Hall 935 Embarcadero Del Norte $3 students $5 general November 5: Christmas Spooktacular Show...

The principle objective of this program is to facilitate scholarship and research by identifying and preserving important archival material at risk of neglect, physical deterioration, destruction, or irresponsible care. Applications will be assesed based on urgency, vulnerability, significance, feasability, age of the material, expertise and...

Robert Gottlieb (Urban & Environmental Policy Institute, Occidental College) Thursday, November 4 / 11:30 AM HSSB 1233 In today’s food system, farm workers face hazardous conditions, low-income neighborhoods lack supermarkets but abound in fast food franchises, and food products are developed to be convenient rather than wholesome. Opposing...

Mario Biagioli (History of Science, Harvard) Rüdiger Campe (German, Yale) Thursday, November 4 / 5:00 PM McCune Conference Room This second event in the "Keeping Time" series features two talks on the construction of temporal categories in literature and science, from the 17th through the early 19th century. Mario...

The Folger Shakespeare Library offers residential Fellowships to encourage use of its collections and to encourage cross-disciplinary dialogue among scholars of the early modern period. The proposed research should be relevant to Folger collections. Five fellowships of up to $50K for nine months will be...