November 17, 2003
Profesors Edmond Burke lll, Paul Lubeck, and Alan Richards will be take part in a panel discussion on "America's Imperial Moment, Six Months Later" on Monday, November 24, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Namaste Lounge at Colleges Nine and Ten. The talks are part of a series of presentations sponsored by the Center for Global, International, and Regional Studies on the New Geopolitics of Empire. The event is free and open to the public.
Each of the three faculty members will give a talk followed by comment and discussion led by politics professor Isebill Gruhn. The titles of the faculty talks are as follows:
UCSC Arts & Lectures will present the exuberant, kid-oriented, and parent-friendly music of Dan Zanes & Friends on Tuesday, December 2, at 7 p.m. at the Rio Theater (1205 Soquel Ave.) in Santa Cruz. The former lead singer and songwriter for Boston's legendary rock band the Del Fuegos, Zanes has become a smash hit throughout the country, playing music for enthusiastic crowds of kids and kid sympathizers.
Zanes's first CD, Rocket Ship Beach, includes Sheryl Crow, Suzanne
Vega, and Simon Kirke, the drummer for Bad Company. A second album, Family
Dance, comprises dance songs from a wide variety of musical traditions
and features Loudon Wainwright III and Roseanne Cash. Zanes's most recent
effort, Night Time! includes collaborations with Aimee Mann, Lou
Reed, John Doe, Dar Williams, and others. Rocket Ship Beach and
Night Time! both garnered Parent's Choice Gold Awards for Recommended
Audio. Dan Zanes's music can be heard at: www.cdbaby.com/cd/danzanes.
Zanes has a new CD soon be released, titled House Party-- a rambunctious
20-song collection with diverse instrumentation and guest appearances
by Deborah Harry, Bob Weir, Angelique Kidjo, and Philip Glass.
The University Center invites faculty and staff to get together for a Holiday "Survivor" Night on December 2 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. to share a bit of holiday cheer and get some tips on surviving the holidays.
UCenter executive staff will demonstrate easy cooking ideas for fantastic
results, beautiful and easy flower arrangements, and how to make a hot
buttered rum really special. They will also offer quick holiday decorating
advice. Seasonal hors d'oeuvres, spiced cider, and coffee will be served
during the presentation; the bar will be open for those who wish to purchase
drinks. There may even be some "survivor trivia" for those in
the mood. The cost is $35 per person. Call (831) 459-4321 or e-mail: email@example.com
now for reservations.
Research professor of psychology Bill
Domhoff has been asked to participate as an invited speaker during
the meeting of the American Psychological Society in Chicago, May 27-30,
2004. Domhoff will address the question, "Can Dream Research Find
a Home in Cognitive Science?"
Its nice to recognize the efforts of an employee who goes the extra
mile, and thats what the "Thumbs Up" Award Program is
Reinstated this fall by the UCSC Staff Advisory Board and Staff Human
Resources, the program gives staff an opportunity to acknowledge the special
service provided by an individual employee, a team, or an academic employee
serving in an administrative role.
Each staff member may submit up to five nominations (a team nomination
counts as one nomination). Please describe your reason for each nomination
in 25 words or less and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include your name, department, phone number, who you are nominating,
and why. Paper nominations may be mailed to Rachel Huff in the Cogen Plant.
Nominations will be accepted through 5 p.m. on December 5. Recipients
will receive a "Thumbs Up" award certificate and a small token
of appreciation. Awards will be mailed the second week of December.
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