April 2011

Galina Bolden (School of Communication, Rutgers University) Friday, April 29 / 1:30 PM Education 1205 This presentation examines the interactional construction of language competence in bilingual immigrant communities. The focus is on how participants in social interaction resolve problems of understanding that are demonstrably rooted in their divergent...

Friday, April 29 / 4:00 PM Theater and Dance 1701 and Life Sciences Building 1001 This symposium will examine the role of morality in the visual arts from multiple perspectives, including those of practicing artists, art historians, and museum curators. Operating under the assumption that there are...

Najib Bounahai (Professor of Higher Education, Ibn Tofail University, Morocco) Friday, April 29th / 1:00 PM *please note new time and location* 2017 SSMS The talk is about the interplay between cinema and politics in Morocco over the last ten years. Morocco has initiated several ambitious and...

Now in its sixth year, the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards recognize and support individuals working to advance innovative and effective solutions to significant California issues. Nominated leaders may be an individual or a leadership group; working in any sector (nonprofit, public, or private); and working...

National Endowment for the Arts http://nea.gov/grants/apply/OurTown/index.html NEA will provide a limited number of grants, ranging from $25K to $250K, for creative placemaking projects that contribute toward the livability of communities and help transform them into lively, beautiful, and sustainable places with the arts at their core. Projects...

USAI is committed to ensuring that the impressive range of the performing arts in the US is represented abroad, and that American artists can enhance their creative and professional development through participation at international festivals. Grants are available to American dance, music, and theater ensembles...

Ellen Anderson (playwright) Melinda Palacio (poet and novelist) D.J. Palladino (novelist and journalist) Sojourner Kincaid Rolle (poet and playwright) Thursday, April 21, 2011 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Four local creative writers will discuss the ways in which notions of place have shaped their work. In “Loving Detroit Like...

Farai "Fafi" Bere (a.k.a 3 Percent) Thursday, April 21 / 5:00 PM MultiCultural Center Lounge A Zimbabwean born academic and musician, Dr. Farai Bere focuses on what he calls Black performativity, the performance of Blackness as a political force and how Black performance can be said to embody...

Bhaskar Sarkar (Film and Media Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara) Thursday, April 21 / 4:00 pm 2135 Social Sciences and Media Studies Building This lecture focused on a certain trajectory in recent works by documentary filmmaker Madhusree Dutta: her preoccupation with the triad city-cinema-publics to...

This fund provides grants for language maintenance and linguistic field work. The work most likely to be funded is that which serves both the native community and the field of linguistics. Work which has immediate applicability to one group and more distant application to the...

Tuesday, April 19 / 12:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB We invite interested faculty and graduate students to join us for a brainstorming meeting for the 2011-2012 IHC series Public Goods. Public Goods will be a year-long program at the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center that will explore...

The IHC is now accepting applications for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) 2012 Summer Stipend program. To be considered for a Summer Stipend, faculty members must submit all application materials by Wednesday, August 31, 2011.  

Monday, April 18 - Friday, April 22 Old Gym Gallery 479 Artist Desiree D'Alessandro, in collaboration with Raymond Douglas, embraces Old Gym Gallery 479's sports and recreation history in this exhibition that focuses on hybridizing the fields of art and athleticism. Ten student boxers from the local...

CREC is a new UCOP-funded multi-campus research initiative. Its goal is to address the state’s interconnected crises in the economy, education, employment, environment, health, housing, and nutrition (http://ccrec.ucsc.edu/). Deadline: April 15, 2011 Amount: up to $15,000 Full RFP is posted here: http://ccrec.ucsc.edu/sites/default/files/ccrec_seed_grant_rfp_2-11_final.pdf CCREC uses “collaborative research” as an...

Friday - Saturday, April 15 - 16 McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB This conference is an interdisciplinary exploration of how form arises from practice. Grammatical, literary, and cultural structures become entrenched over time and with repetition. Ideas and behaviors become increasingly routine, ritualized, automatic, opaque to self-reflection,...

Alessandro Barchiesi (Latin Literature, University of Siena, Arezzo) Friday, April 15, 2011 / 4:00 PM ** PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE** HSSB 4041 This lecture will examine representations of Italic landscapes in the Aeneid, especially wilderness, as seen in mountains and woods, and (super)natural phenomena, volcanic and sulphurous. Professor...

Bogliasco Fellowships are awarded to qualified persons doing creative or scholarly work in the various disciplines of the Arts and Humanities. To be eligible, applicants should demonstrate significant achievement in their disciplines, commensurate with their age and experience. An approved project is presumed to lead...

Ronald Mellor (History, UCLA) Monday, April 11 / 12:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Ronald J. Mellor is Distinguished Professor of History at UCLA, where he has been teaching Greek and Roman history since 1976. Prof. Mellor’s research centers on ancient religion and Roman historiography. ...

Ido Haar (editor of I Am Carolyn Parker, dir. Jonathan Demme) Friday, April 8, 2011/12:00 PM 2135 Social Sciences and Media Studies Building (SSMS) Reclaiming home in the wake of disaster is the theme of this month’s meeting of the Environmental Media Initiative Research Group (EMIRG). The discussion...

Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice (NIJ) With this solicitation, NIJ seeks research and evaluation proposals to address basic research on violence and victimization in the following areas: 1) Basic research on the causes and correlates of violence and victimization across the life‐span; 2) Special...

Ido Haar (Documentary Filmmaker) Friday, April 1, 2011 / 2:00 PM MultiCultural Center Theater Just as Mexicans cross U.S. borders illegally to find work as day laborers, thousands of Palestinians do likewise, into neighboring Israel, seeking jobs in construction. For 9 Star Hotel, Israeli filmmaker Ido Haar gained...

Getty Images has announced the guidelines for its 2011 Grants for Editorial Photography and Grants for Good programs. The Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography program is designed to provide professional photographers with the creative freedom to create compelling social, political, and cultural stories. Both individual...

Arts Managers Invited to Apply for 2011-12 Kennedy Center Fellowship Program The Kennedy Center Fellowship Program annually provides comprehensive study to up to ten arts managers at the Washington, D.C.-based John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts with coursework in strategic planning, marketing, and development;...