January 12, 2004
Music faculty pianist Mary Jane Cope and violinist Michelle Witt of UCSC
Arts & Lectures will be joined by UCSC faculty musicians Greer Ellison
and Amy Beal and clarinetist Mark Sowlakis in presenting the first Mission
Concert for the benefit of the Homeless
Garden Project at 7 p.m. Sunday, January 18, at Holy Cross Church
in Santa Cruz. In lieu of charging for a ticket, the musicians request
that those attending make a donation in any amount to the Homeless Garden
Project. Musicians are donating their performances, and the church is
donating the use of its sanctuary for this concert. The program will feature
music inspired by folk traditions, including works by Bartok, Ives, Copland,
and Villa Lobos.
"Organic Matter," an exhibit of works by Terri Rolland and
Tracy Krumm, will be on display at the Mary
Porter Sesnon Art Gallery at Porter College January 14 through March
In a series of large mixed-media landscape paintings on canvas entitled "Migrating Trees," Terri Rolland is inspired by the phenomenon in which whole forests migrate with climate changes caused by global warming. Her smaller black-and-white "Organic Cartoon" series is more figurative and features groupings of thick, black geometric forms.
Tracy Krumm's powerful and provocative vessel forms blend blacksmithing and crocheted nets of delicate wire lace that are often combined with found elements of metal, stone, and glass. Krumm confronts and traverses the boundaries of textiles and sculpture as she blurs the lines between conventional "male" and "female" work.
An opening reception will be held on January 14 from 5 to 6 p.m., followed
by gallery talk with the artists from 6 to 7 p.m. Regular gallery hours
are Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.
The Recreation Office offers surfing, kayaking, rockclimbing, backpacking, ski trips, massage and other holistic health classes, music, dance, knitting, cooking, survival skills, wilderness first aid and CPR classes, and much more. The Recreation, Intramural & Sports Guide, available all over campus, describes all of the offerings in detail.
Students may sign up for recreation classes beginning Tuesday, January 13, at 9 a.m. at the Recreation Office, East Field House. Staff and faculty may begin registering on Wednesday, January 14, at 9 a.m. Phone-in registration with a credit card begins on Thursday, January 15, at 9 a.m. Call (831) 459-2806.
Margaret Brose, professor of Italian and comparative literature, will give a talk to the Dante Alighieri Society of Santa Cruz on January 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Vets Hall, 846 Front Street, in Santa Cruz. Her presentation, titled "Inferno I: The Dark and Savage Way, A reading and interpretation of Canto I of Dante's Inferno," is part of a long tradition of public reading and interpretation of a single canto from Dante's Divine Comedy.
Giovanni Boccaccio, the author of the Decameron, was hired in
Those planning to attend should read in advance the first canto of the
Inferno (in the bilingual edition of Robert Durling and Ronald Martinez,
Oxford University Press), and should bring their copy of the text with
them. The text of Inferno I, in Italian and English, will be made
available through the Dante Society and
The University Center invites you
to join your friends and colleagues for an "Alive after Five"
event on January 15 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Swing into the New Year with the
sounds of the Felones Blues Revue, playing music from the 1930s and '40s.
Special speakeasy drinks will be on the menu, and there'll be dancing
and trivia games for prizes. For more information, call (831) 459-4321
or e-mail email@example.com.
Women and men of UCSC, take up your needles! A new group is forming on
campus dedicated to the passion of knitting, crocheting, and other fiber
arts. Create, learn new skills, share surplus yarns, or just work in the
company of others. The first meeting is January 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. in
the Women's Center Conference Room. For more information, contact Heather
Mietz Egli at (831) 459-5651 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chancellor Greenwood, a UCSC faculty member, and an alumna will be featured
in January on UCTV. Conversations with the Chancellor, featuring
astronaut and alumna Kathy Sullivan, will air on Saturday, January 17,
at 9 a.m. and Sunday, January 18, at 8 p.m. UCSC history of consciousness
professor Donna Haraway will discuss "From Cyborgs to Companion Species:
Dogs, People, and Technoculture," on Saturday, January 24, at 9 a.m.
Two programs from the Clark Kerr Symposium held at UCSC, including University
of California President Emeritus Richard C. Atkinson, Greenwood, and other
higher education leaders, will also be featured. The first, "Rethinking
the Student Experience in the 21st Century Public Research University,"
airs Tuesday, January 13, at 7 a.m. and Friday, January 16, at 10 a.m.
The second, "Reflections on California Higher Education Today,"
airs Friday, January 23, at 10 a.m. and Sunday, January 25, at 9 p.m.
Additional information is available at the UCTV
Groundbreaking is expected this winter for the $29 million Humanities and Social Sciences Building. The project will consist of three buildings located at the corner of McLaughlin and Hagar Drives on what is now a parking lot northwest of Cowell College. Construction update story