Amos Oz, one of Israel’s most distinguished novelists and public intellectuals, will deliver a free public talk in UC San Diego’s Mandeville Auditorium on April 22, at 7 p.m.
Thanks to their experience in student productions and the training they receive at UC San Diego, alumni from the department of theatre and dance make significant contributions in film, television, Broadway, off-Broadway and at major regional theaters.
In the Mandell Weiss Theatre lobby, an actor moaned with his mouth wide open, warming up his voice an hour before the curtain would rise on Pirandello’s “Tonight We Improvise.” His loud utterances blended right in with waves of chatter from a throng of high school students from The Preuss School UCSD.
The 2014 edition of the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools guidebook, released today, highly ranks the University of California, San Diego’s professional schools in engineering and medicine, as well as its academic Ph.D. programs in the social sciences and humanities.
On February 22, as part of its Black History Month activities, the UC San Diego Library will hold a panel discussion from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. that will include City of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, a Freedom Rider, and other activists from the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.
Drawing on the talents of the arts community at the University of California, the largest technology institute on the UC San Diego campus is launching an open call for proposals from UC faculty, graduate students, artists and researchers who want to stage performances on the cutting edge of digitally-mediated or enhanced music, visual arts, theatre and/or dance.
The 19th century was a devastating time on the Great Plains. Massive herds of buffalo, which had once roamed the grasslands in the millions, were slaughtered nearly to extinction, destroying the livelihood of Native peoples. The “Indian Wars” took Native lives directly. Survivors were forced by the U.S. government onto reservations.
“Singing 1” was the course Fiona Chatwin wrote for UC San Diego Extension while pursuing her doctoral degree in musical arts at the university. Concurrently, Chatwin taught voice privately to undergraduate music minors and members of the public. One of her more advanced students was Peter Gourevitch, professor emeritus of the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, who was singing with the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus.
What makes music musical? Why is music such a potent form of expression? And how does the human brain respond to music? A series of talks by UC San Diego faculty will answer these questions and more in the free lectures series “The Making of the Modern World: To Be Musical,” to be held Jan. 9 to Feb. 27.
After an academic theater career that spanned nearly 40 years, Arthur Wagner—founding chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of California, San Diego—is still passionate about training the next generation of theater and dance artists. As a result of budgetary cuts at the University of California, funds for student productions have all but dried up.