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.
Ten professors at the University of California, San Diego have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the nation’s largest scientific organization. They are among 702 members selected this year by colleagues in their disciplines to be honored by the association for “scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.”
The University of California San Diego’s first campus-wide Writing Center opened its doors for business this fall. In its first three weeks, the center provided academic assistance to almost 400 UC San Diego students on papers for some 40 different courses.
Tom Hayden – activist, founder of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and former Calif. state Senator and Assemblyman – will deliver a talk titled “Student Movements: Then and Now” at 6 p.m., Nov. 5 at the Robinson Auditorium on the campus of the University of California, San Diego. The event, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Chicano/a~Latino/a Arts and Humanities (CLAH) minor, Thurgood Marshall College, the Department of Political Science and the Department of literature.
Anne Willan, the celebrated chef and cookbook author, will give a talk on “The Cookbook Family Tree: The History of Early Cookbooks,” at the UC San Diego Faculty Club on October 23 at 5 p.m. Her talk will include a reception and book signing of The Cookbook Library: Four Centuries of the Cooks, Writers, and Recipes That Made the Modern Cookbook.
UC San Diego’s Holocaust Living History Workshop (HLHW), sponsored by the UC San Diego Library and the Judaic Studies Program, will present a year-long series of all-new speakers and artists following the theme of “The Long Shadow of the Past.” The series continues the HLHW’s efforts to broaden understanding of the past and to foster tolerance.