October 2013

Monday, October 28 / 7:00 PM IV Theater $4 Magic Lantern Films  proudly presents A premiere free screening of The Motel Life starring Emile Hirsch and Dakota Fanning. Followed by a Q&A with the screenwriters Noah Harpster (UCSB Alum) and Micah Fitzwater-Blue.    ...

Friday, October 25 / 8:00 PM Embarcadero Hall, 935 Embarcadero Del Norte $3 Admission UCSB's premier improvisational comedy troupe performs every Friday evening at Embarcadero Hall. Delighting audiences for over seven years with themed shows, a dynamic cast, and the funniest skits anywhere, Improvability is the...

Steven Feld (Anthropology and Music, University of New Mexico) (dir. Nii Yemo Nunu & Steven Feld, 2013) Wednesday, October 23 / 8:00 PM McCune Conference Room, HSSB 6020 Drawing on their work with Accra's La Drivers Union, Nunu & Feld's film chronicles Ghana's intertwined histories of colonial-era lorry driving...

Tim O'Brien (author of The Things They Carried) Tuesday, October 22, 2013 / 4:00 PM Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UCSB Music Building (please note venue change) National Book Award winner Tim O’Brien will discuss the similarities between his own experiences in Vietnam forty years ago and the experiences of...

Performance and Politics RFG Monday, October 21 / 3:30 PM Crowell Reading Room, HSSB 6028 Working at the intersection of scholarship, artistic practice, and political life, we explore embodied practice-performance as a vehicle for the shaping, crafting, structuring, and transmission of cultural values and identities, encompassing conventional manifestations,...

Friday, October 18 / 8:00 PM Embarcadero Hall, 935 Embarcadero Del Norte $3 Admission UCSB's premier improvisational comedy troupe performs every Friday evening at Embarcadero Hall. Delighting audiences for ten laugh filled years with themed shows, a dynamic cast, and the funniest skits anywhere, Improvability is...

Dr. Andy Yatsko (Senior Archaeologist and Navy Region Southwest Archaeologist for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest in San Diego) Friday, October 18 / 3:30 PM 2001a HSSB Yatsko will discuss the challenges and opportunities of integrating academic archaeological research and regulatory compliance through his many years of...

Roberto Lovato (Co-Founder of Presente.Org and former Executive Director of the Central American Resource Center) Angelica Salas (Executive Director of Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles) Gloria Campos (Co-Chair of UCSB IDEAS) William I. Robinson (Sociology and Global and International Studies, UCSB) Thursday, October 17...

Kenneth Hough (PhD candidate, History, UCSB) Wednesday, October 16 / 7:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB In this classic 1963 film, a school’s civil defense warning system is activated, signaling the onset of nuclear war.  The principal closes the school and instructs the teachers to escort the...

Getty Library Research Grants provide partial, short-term support for costs relating to travel and living expenses to scholars whose research requires use of specific collections housed in the Getty Research Institute. Library Research Grants are intended to provide partial support for costs relating to travel...

Friday, October 11 / 8:00 PM Embarcadero Hall, 935 Embarcadero Del Norte $3 Admission UCSB's premier improvisational comedy troupe performs every Friday evening at Embarcadero Hall. Delighting audiences for ten laugh filled years with themed shows, a dynamic cast, and the funniest skits anywhere, Improvability is...

Thursday, October 10 / 4:00-6:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Please join us for the IHC’s eighth annual Open House.  Meet new faculty, fellows and staff.  Learn about the IHC’s  programming series for this academic year: The Value of Care.  Find out about collaborative research programs...

Friday, October 4 / 8:00 PM Embarcadero Hall, 935 Embarcadero Del Norte $3 Admission UCSB's premier improvisational comedy troupe performs every Friday evening at Embarcadero Hall. Delighting audiences for ten laugh-filled yearswith themed shows, a dynamic cast, and the funniest skits anywhere, Improvability is the way...

Christopher B. Krebs (Classics, Stanford) Friday, October 4 / 3:00 PM HSSB 4080 Caesar's style has been admired for its stringency and simplicity–and to the detriment of a fuller appreciation of its complexities. His classic texts are worth a second glance. They reveal not only far greater debts...

Wednesday, October 2 / 1:00 PM MultiCultural Center Auditorium This forum will feature the speakers Marcos Vargas, executive director of  the Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE) and Manuel Pastor of USC’s Program for Environmental and Regional Equity. Sponsored by CAUSE and the Center for...