September 27, 2004
UCSC begins 40th year: Lectures, other events
kick off anniversary celebration
By Louise Donahue
A number of eventsincluding several high-profile lectureswill
take place in October, ushering in the celebration of UCSC's
A 40th-year celebration web
site has been established to showcase UCSC accomplishments
and promote anniversary events and activities; the 40th-year
logo, above, can be downloaded from that site.
Campus departments are invited
to incorporate the 40th-year theme in their annual events,
publications, and special projects.
Former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt, supervising producer
of Fahrenheit 9/11 Tia Lessin, renowned ethnomusicologist
Nazir Jairazbhoy, and global technology executive Lee Ting will
be speaking at events under the umbrella of the 40th Anniversary
Thinking at the Edge Lecture Series.
Other special events include the Harvest Festival October
9 and the International Economics Conference October 15-16 at
Babbitt, who served for eight years in the Clinton administration,
will give the inaugural Fred Keeley Lecture on Environmental
Policy, speaking on "Environmental Policy for a New Century"
at 7:30 p.m. October 5 in the Music Center Recital Hall. Admission
is free and open to the general public. (See earlier
The Keeley Lecture on Environmental Policy honors former state
Assemblyman Fred Keeley and is sponsored by the STEPS Institute
Innovation in Environmental Research.
Documentary filmmaker Tia Lessin, the supervising producer
of Fahrenheit 9/11, will give a free public talk on "Documentary
Film and Human Rights," at noon on October 6 in Room 150
of the Communications Building. (See story.)
An accomplished filmmaker in her own right, Lessin has been
part of Moore's team for almost 10 years, working as supervising
producer on Fahrenheit 9/11, winner of the 2003 Cannes
Palme D'Or and the highest-grossing documentary film in history,
and the Oscar-winning Bowling for Columbine.
UCLA emeritus professor and renowned ethnomusicologist Nazir
Jairazbhoy will be the featured speaker at the fourth annual
Sidhartha Maitra Memorial Lecture at 5:30 p.m. October 17 in
the Music Center Recital Hall. Known as the "father of
Indian ethnomusicology" in the United States, Jairazbhoy
has focused his research on India's classical and folk music.
Following the lecture, there will a live Thumri vocal recital
featuring acclaimed Indian vocalist Purnima Chaudhuri, with
Uttam Chakraborty on tabla, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The lecture and concert will be preceded at 3 p.m. by a screening
of the classic 1958 Satyajit Ray film, Jalsaghar (The Music
Room). An exhibition of Ray's storyboards, set and costume
designs, posters, and graphic art will also be featured at an
Opening Reception between 1 and 3 p.m. at the Eloise Pickard
Smith Gallery at Cowell College. These events are free and open
to the public.
"Higher Education: Key to U.S. Technology Leadership"
will be the
subject of UCSC Foundation Forum speaker Lee Ting at 4:15 p.m.
November 5 in Baskin Auditorium. The event will follow the dedication
of the new Engineering 2 Building.
Ting is a managing director at W. R. Hambrecht & Co. and
was vice president and managing director of Global Operations
at Hewlett-Packard until his retirement in 1999.
The International Economics Conference, sponsored by the Santa
Center for International Economics (SCCIE), will bring together
international economists for the presentation of research papers
the lively exchange of ideas.
The keynote dinner address will be delivered October 15 by
Guillermo Calvo, a Distinguished University Professor and the
director of the Center for International Economics at the University
of Maryland. (See story.)
A less academic celebration will take place during the Harvest
Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 9. The fall festival
features live music, tasty food, and crafts for kids, as well
as the ever-popular apple tasting and the third-annual Apple
Pie Bake-Off. All events are at the UCSC Farm.
Input, assistance, and participation by all members of the
community is welcome in the continued development of the anniversary
Ideas for additional anniversary events may be directed to
Elizabeth Irwin, associate vice chancellor for communications,
at (831) 459-5226.
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