May 24, 2004
Student achievements take center stage
By Louise Donahue
The varied nature of student accomplishment at UCSCfrom scientific
research to artwork and theaterwill be showcased during Student
Achievement Week, beginning May 29.
Calavera, a woodcut by student Noam Berg, is among works
offered at the Print Sale on June 4-5. Photo
by John Gilardi
With an Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium, the annual student
Print Sale, the Undergraduate Linguistics Conference, an American opera,
and much more, the event is a chance for students to show the wider
world what theyve learned.
Hundreds of students will be honored during the celebration, which culminates
in an awards ceremony on Friday, June 4, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the University
Poster Symposium. One of the highlights of Student Achievement
Week is the seventh annual Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium,
which showcases a wide variety of research projects conducted by students
in the Division of Physical and Biological Sciences and the Jack Baskin
School of Engineering. The symposium will be held at the Thimann Courtyard
on Thursday, June 3, 2-4 p.m. In the event of rain, the posters will
be displayed in the lobby of Earth and Marine Sciences Building.
Opera performance. Street Scene by Kurt Weill. Brian
Staufenbiel directs music student performers in this groundbreaking
American opera in two acts with lyrics by Langston Hughes. Nicole Paiement
conducts the UCSC Orchestra, June 3-6, Thursday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m.,
and Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Music Center Recital Hall. The cost is $16
general admission, $12 seniors, $10 students. For more details, see
Mentor Program. The Faculty Mentor Program is an undergraduate
research program designed to encourage and prepare Educational Opportunity
Programs students for future graduate study in the arts, humanities,
and social sciences. Students participate in a weekly seminar during
the winter and spring quarters, along with a 10- to 12-hour commitment
to a faculty-sponsored research project. Students will present their
research projects at the Faculty Mentor Program Undergraduate Research
Colloquium on Wednesday, June 2, from noon to 6 p.m. and Thursday, June
3, from 4 to 7 p.m. in Bay Tree Conference Room D. For more information
contact Larry Trujillo at (831) 459-3630.
Linquistics conference. Each spring quarter, linguistics and
language studies students present their research at the UCSC Undergraduate
Linguistics Conference. This event is an opportunity for the department
to learn about distinguished undergraduate research of the current academic
year, and a linguistics graduate who has gone on to a career in linguistics
or related fields is invited to give a keynote presentation. A large
number of linguistics undergraduates attend this conference, as well
as most of the departments graduate students and faculty. This
years Linguistics and Language Studies Annual Undergraduate Conference
will be Wednesday, June 2, from 2:30 to 5:45 p.m. in the Silverman Conference
Room at Stevenson College.
Spring 2004 Open Studios. Student artwork is featured at Open
Studios. All media, including painting, sculpture, photography,printmaking,
drawing, and book arts will be represented, at Baskin Visual Arts, Friday,
June 4, noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call (831) 459-2272.
Print Sale. Student printmakers have been producing lithographs,
etchings, monoprints, woodcuts, and digital prints all year and now
these works are available for sale. This is a great opportunity to purchase
high-quality work at very reasonable prices. The sale is Friday, June
4, and Saturday, June 5, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Baskin Visual Arts.
For further information contact Veda Ozelle at (831) 459-3686.
Photography Sale. Student photography is on sale in the Seminar
Room, D101, in the Baskin Arts Building, Friday, June 4 10 a.m. to 6
p.m. For more information contact Katherine Quan at (831) 459-2282.
The Irwin Scholars Exhibition 2004. The William Hyde and Susan
Benteen Irwin Scholarship Fund was established in 1986 and now generates
15 annual merit scholarships to further the art education of select
UCSC art students. The Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery's annual exhibition
of Irwin Scholars features painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture,
installation, and mixed media. The 2004 Irwin Scholarship exhibition
is on view in the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery through June 12. Gallery
hours are Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. For more details, see Currents
Illustrating Nature. The annual exhibition Illustrating
Nature,' featuring student works from the UCSC Science Communication
Program, is on display at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History,
1305 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz. Hours are Tuesdays through Sundays,
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., through June 6.
Spring Dance Theater. Professor Mark Franko directs this annual
dance-theater concert featuring students from UCSC's Theater Arts Department
modern dance program. May 27-30, Thursday through Saturday 7 p.m., Sunday
at 3 p.m. Mainstage Theater, $11 general admission, $7 seniors &
Creative Writing Senior Reading. Approximately 50 Creative Writing
senior students will present readings of their work on Friday, June
4, at 6 p.m., Room 159, Kresge College. For more information contact
Cole Akers, (831) 459-2167.
Environmental Studies Program Symposium. Students pursue an
interdisciplinary curriculum with emphasis on conservation, restoration,
policy, soil ecology, agroecology and education. This symposium--a compilation
of their research projects and composed of visual and written material--will
be Wednesday, June 2, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Interdisciplinary
Science Building, Room 221.
Humanities Undergraduate Research Award Colloquia. Award-winners
will make presentations on their research on Thursday, June 3. Contact
Norma Ray for details, (831) 459-4477.
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