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October 2017

Finding Funding With COS Pivot

October 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
1301 SSMS, Social Sciences & Media Studies Building, UCSB
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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Learn how to use the COS Pivot funding search engine to find funding opportunities in your area of expertise.

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INAUGURAL PANEL: Interdisciplinary Crossings + Boundaries

October 19, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States + Google Map

In this inaugural event for the IHC's Crossings + Boundaries public events series, four UCSB faculty members will discuss their varied experiences as interdisciplinary scholars, followed by a reception.   Beth DePalma Digeser (History, UCSB) studies the intersection of religion and philosophy with Roman politics, as well as the procession of “conversion” in Late Antiquity. Her latest book, A Threat to Public Piety: Christians, Platonists, and the Great Persecution (Cornell 2012), explores the interactions of Platonist philosophers and Christian theologians in the period leading up to the Great Persecution of AD 303-11. Her new research explores the questions surrounding the emperor Constantine’s move to become sole emperor. Why was his grasp of the West and the Balkans stable enough to allow him to move east (even though the Gallic empire had been a breakaway regime)? To what extent can the material…

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TALK: Eating Vegan 101. Nutritional Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

October 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1001 Life Sciences, Life Sciences Building, UCSB
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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Dr. Michael Klaper graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago (1972), served a medical internship at Vancouver General Hospital in British Columbia, Canada with additional training in surgery, anesthesiology, and orthopedics at the University of British Columbia Hospitals in Vancouver and in obstetrics at the University of California Hospitals in San Francisco. As Dr. Klaper’s medical career progressed, he began to realize (true to what science is bearing out today) that many of the diseases his patients presented – clogged arteries (atherosclerosis), high blood pressure (hypertension), obesity, adult onset diabetes, and even some forms of arthritis, asthma, and other significant illnesses – were made worse or actually caused by the high sugar, high fat, high salt, overly processed Standard American Diet (S.A.D.). Accordingly, Dr. Klaper resolutely believes that proper nutrition (through a whole food, plant-based diet)…

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TALK: Cold War Crises: Foreign Medical Graduates Enter the U.S. Workforce

October 20, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4041 HSSB

A Postdoctoral Fellow in Penn’s Program on Race, Science, and Society, Eram Alam is completing a book, The Care of Foreigners, that explores the enduring consequences of the Cold War migration of thousands of Asian physicians to the United States. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy; and the Policy History Program

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Atomic Blonde

October 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte
Isla Vista, CA 93117 United States
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Magic Lantern screening of Atomic Blonde at 7 pm and 10 pm.

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Improvability Murder Mystery Show

October 20, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Embarcadero Hall, 935 Embarcadero del Norte
Isla Vista, CA 93117 United States
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$3
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Atomic Blonde

October 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte
Isla Vista, CA 93117 United States
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Magic Lantern screening of Atomic Blonde at 7 pm and 10 pm.

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Office of Research Orientation for New Faculty

October 24, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Meet the folks that prepare your proposals for submission. Get to know them. Ask them questions! Lunch included!

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Talk: Interstellar Crossings: The Image of Exoplanets and the Imagination of Other Worlds

October 26, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States + Google Map

When seven rocky planets were discovered around the star TRAPPIST-1, claims of potentially habitable worlds animated the scientific discourse and press coverage. Beautiful animations of the surfaces of these planets and imaginative tales of planet hopping suggested that this discovery was not just about discovering more planets, but that it was also about discovering worlds. In this talk, Messeri will recount ethnographic findings from her work with exoplanet astronomers. She will explore how planets become worlds and what resources scientists draw on to execute this conceptual crossing and imaginatively leave the boundary of our world to extend human presence beyond the solar system.

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TALK: Jackals and Arabs (Once More: The German-Jewish Dialogue)

October 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mosher Alumni Hall, Mosher Alumni House, UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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The lecture takes its point of departure in Maurice Blanchot’s claim that Kafka initiates a new form of dialogue. By reinserting Kafka in the debates (or dialogues) on the German-Jewish dialogue and the way in which that dialogue was always already framing, rehearsing and announcing the Arab-Jewish dialogue, Anidjar argues for the significance of form — and what it entails — in and toward the Arab-Jewish dialogue. Gil Anidjar teaches in the departments of Religion and of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies at Columbia University. He is the author, among other books, ofThe Jew, the Arab: A History of the Enemy (2003), Blood: A Critique of Christianity (2014), and most recently, Qu’appelle-t-on destruction? Heidegger, Derrida (2017). We gratefully acknowledge co-sponsorship by the Comparative Literature Program, the Departments of History and Religious Studies, the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, Jewish Studies and the Center for Middle East Studies.

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TALK: Embodying the Present Moment/ Master Class Open Practice

October 27, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
MultiCultural Center Lounge, UCSB, 494 UCen Road
Isla Vista, CA 93117 United States
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Join us for a public discussion of this performance workshop that brings together students, staff, faculty, community artists and activists who work towards social justice in their social and political spheres. The program brings to UCSB the potentialities of Theatrical Jazz for better knowing the people with whom one works, for realizing common goals, imagining programs and outreach, and for personal and community healing in a one-day session geared towards strengthened inter- and intra-university community collaboration. Sharon Bridgforth is a 2016 Doris Duke Performing Artist, 2016 Creative Capital Artist, New Dramatists alumnae and recipient of funding from The Whitman Institute, MAP Fund and the National Performance Network Commissioning Fund. Her imagined “dat Black Mermaid Man Lady/Home” performance is published in Imagined Theatres: Writing for a Theoretical Stage and her play delta dandi is in solo/black/woman. Omi Osun Joni L. Jones…

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War for the Planet of the Apes + Rocky Horror Picture Show

October 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - October 28, 2017 @ 2:00 am
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte
Isla Vista, CA 93117 United States
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Magic Lantern screening of War for the Planet of the Apes at 7 pm and 10 pm, with a bonus showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show at midnight.

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Improvability Halloween Show

October 27, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Embarcadero Hall, 935 Embarcadero del Norte
Isla Vista, CA 93117 United States
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War for the Planet of the Apes

October 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte
Isla Vista, CA 93117 United States
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Magic Lantern screening of War for the Planet of the Apes at 7 pm and 10 pm.

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November 2017

CONFERENCE: The Humanities in the Community: 2017 Convening of the Western Humanities Alliance

November 2, 2017 @ 10:30 am - November 3, 2017 @ 3:30 pm
McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States + Google Map

What is the significance and power of community in the 21st century? How has community been conceptualized and created by different cultures throughout history? How are relationships between specific communities and the broader social milieu constructed and maintained? In today’s global society, what provides the impetus for a life of civic engagement, built upon democratic values, goals, and aspirations? Is the “network” the latest form of community, now disconnected from the preconditions of shared physical or social space? These and other questions will be explored in the 2017 convening of the Western Humanities Alliance.

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TALK: How Did We Get Into This Mess?: Reclaiming Our Economy and Our Democracy

November 2, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Campbell Hall, Building 538, University of California, Santa Barbara, Mesa Rd,
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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Robert Reich (Chancellor's Professor and Carmel P. Friesen Chair in Public Policy, UC Berkeley) was Secretary of Labor in the Administration of Bill Clinton. He is the author of Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few (2016) and Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future (2013). Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy; UCSB Arts and Lectures; and the Blum Center for Global Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Development.

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Dunkirk

November 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte
Isla Vista, CA 93117 United States
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Magic Lantern screening of Dunkirk at 7 pm and 10 pm.

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Improv: The Musical

November 3, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Embarcadero Hall, 935 Embarcadero del Norte
Isla Vista, CA 93117 United States
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TALK: The Best Possible Immigrants: International Adoption and the American Family

November 6, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States + Google Map

Prior to World War II, international adoption was virtually unknown, but in the twenty-first century, it has become a common practice, touching almost every American. How did the adoption of foreign children by U.S. families become an essential part of American culture in such a short period of time? Rachel Rains Winslow investigates this question, following the trail from Europe to South Korea and then to Vietnam. The Best Possible Immigrants shows how a combination of domestic trends, foreign policies, and international instabilities created an environment in which adoption flourished. Winslow’s talk will bring this historical conversation up to the present. Rachel Rains Winslow is Assistant Professor of History at Westmont College, Director of Westmont’s Center for Social Entrepreneurship, and Co-Director of Westmont’s Initiative for Public Dialogue. She is the author of The Best Possible Immigrants: International Adoption and the…

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Dunkirk

November 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte
Isla Vista, CA 93117 United States
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Magic Lantern screening of Dunkirk at 7 pm and 10 pm.

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TALK: The Chinese Typewriter: A History

November 7, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States + Google Map

Chinese writing is character-based, the one major world script that is neither alphabetic nor syllabic. Over the past two centuries, Chinese script has encountered presumed alphabetic universalism at every turn, whether in the form of Morse Code, Braille, stenography, Linotype, punch cards, word processing, or other systems developed with the Latin alphabet in mind. Today, however, after more than a century of resistance against the alphabetic, not only have Chinese characters prevailed, they form the linguistic substrate of the vibrant world of Chinese information technology. In this talk, Stanford historian Tom Mullaney shows how this unlikely transformation happened, by charting out a fascinating series of experiments, prototypes, failures, and successes in the century-long struggle between Chinese characters and the QWERTY keyboard. Thomas S. Mullaney is Associate Professor of Chinese History at Stanford University, and Curator of the international exhibition, “Radical…

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AWARD: Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature

November 7, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Corwin Pavilion, 494 UCEN Rd
Isla Vista, CA 93117 United States
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Norma Cantu (Trinity University) will receive this year's Luis Leal Award.  She is best known for her-coming of age memoir Canicula.

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CONFERENCE: The XXI Colloquium on Mexican Literature, “Nepantla, Between Comala and California, and Other Crossroads”

November 9, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - November 11, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Centennial House, UCSB, Centennial House
Isla Vista, CA 93117 United States
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Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Santa Barbara & UC-Mexicanistas (Intercampus Research Program) Just as we were in the middle of organizing this colloquium, creatively and excitedly, we suddenly learned of the devastation in Texas, México (Oaxaca, Chiapas, Morelos), Florida, Cuba, Puerto Rico.  We remained strong through this hardship.  On September 19, ironically on the 32nd anniversary of the tragic 1985 Mexico City earthquake, another earthquake struck again.   And yet, in the midst of crisis, we also witnessed people from all over the world coming together, saving lives, giving hope: solidarity.  Our countries are slowly rising, again, our spirits can only grow stronger in times of need.  Therefore, we dedicate our colloquium to the victims and the people rebuilding their communities, healing together. Because during times like these, we must remind ourselves that only united can we endure anything. We…

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Logan Lucky

November 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte
Isla Vista, CA 93117 United States
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Magic Lantern screening of Logan Lucky at 7 pm and 10 pm.

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Improvability Western Show

November 10, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Embarcadero Hall, 935 Embarcadero del Norte
Isla Vista, CA 93117 United States
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$3
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Logan Lucky

November 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte
Isla Vista, CA 93117 United States
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Magic Lantern screening of Logan Lucky at 7 pm and 10 pm.

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TALK: Plastic China, Plastic Chain: An Inconvenient Truth about Recycling

November 14, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States + Google Map

Until the Chinese government's new trade policy on waste importation this year, the environmental and practical impact of the global waste trade has been largely absent from US scientific and theoretical studies on waste. These new policies, however, are predicted to have a catastrophic impact on the American scrap recycling industry and have therefore ignited a conversation. This talk uses the lens of the critically acclaimed yet domestically banned documentary Plastic China (2016) by Jiuliang Wang to investigate both industrial statistics and out-of-sight practices of plastic scrap recycling. It is only when the "foreign" part of the story is told that we can rethink "recycling," which is itself a controversial packaging concept of consumer culture. The global fluidity of waste engages and enriches theories about plasticity, plastic-organism contact, environmental justice, political economy, and documentary intervention, as well as intimately connects…

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Human Subjects

November 15, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
4108 Education, Education Building, UCSB
Santa Barbara, CA 93105 United States
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A research integrity specialist from the Office of Research will explain the Institutional Review Board process and discuss ethical issues for researches who work with human subjects.

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Kingsman

November 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte
Isla Vista, CA 93117 United States
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Magic Lantern screening of Kinsgman at 7 pm and 10 pm.

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Improvability: UCSB vs. CalPoly

November 17, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Embarcadero Hall, 935 Embarcadero del Norte
Isla Vista, CA 93117 United States
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Kingsman

November 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte
Isla Vista, CA 93117 United States
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Magic Lantern screening of Kingsman at 7 pm and 10 pm.

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December 2017

IT

December 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte
Isla Vista, CA 93117 United States
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Magic Lantern screening of IT at 7 pm and 10 pm.

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Improv Goes Camping

December 1, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Embarcadero Hall, 935 Embarcadero del Norte
Isla Vista, CA 93117 United States
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IT

December 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte
Isla Vista, CA 93117 United States
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Magic Lantern screening of IT at 7 pm and 10 pm.

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Student Film

December 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte
Isla Vista, CA 93117 United States
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Magic Lantern screening of a student film at 7 pm and 10 pm.

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Improvability Naughty & Nice Show

December 8, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Embarcadero Hall, 935 Embarcadero del Norte
Isla Vista, CA 93117 United States
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January 2018

TALK: Opening the Gates of Heaven: Religious and Philosophical Implications of Space Exploration

January 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States + Google Map

Michael Waltemathe (Religious Education and Protestant Theology, Ruhr-University Bochum)

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February 2018

TALK: Dreamland: America’s Opiate Epidemic and How We Got Here

February 1, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States + Google Map

Sam Quinones, National Book Critics Circle Award winner

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CONFERENCE: Queer Hemisphere

February 8, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States + Google Map

Keynote Speakers: Sayak Valencia (El Colegio de la Frontera Norte), Lía García (artist)

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TALK: Exodus: The Largest Movement of People Since the Second World War

February 28, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States + Google Map

Dexter Filkins, The New Yorker

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March 2018

TALK: Murder and Mattering in Harambe’s House

March 1, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States + Google Map

Claire Jean Kim (Political Science, Asian American Studies, UC Irvine)

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The 2018 Diana and Simon Raab Writer-in-Residence: Helen Macdonald

March 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Corwin Pavilion, 494 UCEN Rd
Isla Vista, CA 93117 United States
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This year’s Diana and Simon Raab Writer-in-Residence is acclaimed naturalist and writer Helen Macdonald. She is the author of three books, including Shaler’s Fish (2001), Falcon (2006), and H is for Hawk (2014), winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction, the Costa Book Award, and the Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger. Her work includes poetry, naturalist non-fiction about birds, and memoir. She is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine. In addition to her work as a writer, Macdonald has contributed to various film and television programs, most notably the 2017 documentary “H is for Hawk: The Next Chapter” for PBS Nature, the film “10 X Murmuration,” made in collaboration with filmmaker Sarah Wood for the 2015 Brighton festival, and the BBC Four documentary series, “Birds Britannia.” She is also an Affiliated Research Scholar in the Department…

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April 2018

READING: Of Great Importance

April 12, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States + Google Map

Nachoem M. Wijnberg (University of Amsterdam)

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May 2018

SYMPOSIUM: Iraq Front and Center: Fifteen Years On

May 10, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States + Google Map

Keynote Speakers: Sinan Antoon (Gallatin School, New York University), and Sara Pursley (History, New York University)

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