May 23, 2005
Performances, exhibitions, research presentations
fill Student Achievement Week
By Louise Donahue
Everything from opera to environmental research will be on
display as the campus celebrates Student Achievement Week May
30-June 5 with live performances, exhibitions, symposia, and
an awards ceremony.
This woodcut by student Mike Lee is one of the works available
at the Print Sale.
in the Humanities Division will be highlighted at three
events. (See Currents
Recognition of the outstanding achievements of our students
is one of the ways in which UCSC demonstrates its commitment
to excellence in teaching and research, said interim vice
provost and dean of undergraduate education William Ladusaw.
The Undergraduate Achievement Awards ceremony is a highlight
of the annual celebration showcasing the scholarly and creative
activities of UCSC's undergraduate and graduate students, Ladusaw
It is an opportunity to pay tribute to their success
and to honor the commitment of the faculty who so successfully
engage students in learning through discovery, he said.
Hundreds of students will be honored at the ceremony on Friday,
June 3, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Colleges Nine and Ten Multipurpose
A new event this year is the Graduate Research Symposium, from
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 2 at the Graduate Student Commons.
The event is designed to bring together the graduate student
community and celebrate the interesting, useful, and diverse
research activities that our graduate students carry out,
said Lisa Sloan, associate dean of Graduate Studies.
We also hope that this event will showcase these research
activities to the larger campus and local community, and that
it inspires our undergraduates to consider pursuing graduate
education in their own futures.
A wide variety of undergraduate research projects conducted
by students in the Division of Physical and Biological Sciences
and the Jack Baskin School of Engineering will be showcased
at the Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium. The symposium
will be at the Thimann Courtyard on Thursday, June 2, 24
p.m. In the event of rain, the posters will be displayed in
the lobby of the Earth and Marine Sciences Building.
Other events include:
Environmental Studies Program Symposium. The symposium
is a compilation of students research projects and is
composed of visual and written material. Wednesday, June 1,
from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Interdisciplinary Science Building,
The Faculty Mentor Program research colloqium. The Faculty
Mentor Program is a two-quarter undergraduate research program
designed to encourage and prepare Educational Opportunity Program
students for future graduate study in the arts, humanities and
social sciences. Students will present their research projects
from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1 and noon to 5 p.m.
on Thursday, June 2, at Bay Tree Conference Room D.
Don Giovanni. The UCSC Opera Theater will give
several performances of Mozart's tragicomic opera about the
demise of a notorious seducer. The opera is presented by the
UCSC Music Department. Music Center Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday, June 2-4; Sunday, June 5, at 2 p.m.; admission
charged. (See Currents
story for more details)
Spring 2005 Open Studios. The UCSC Art Department presents
student work in the studios and courtyard of the Elena Baskin
Visual Arts Center. All media, including painting, sculpture,
photography, printmaking, and book arts. Friday, June 3, noon
to 4 p.m.; free.
Print sale/photography sale. The annual Print
Sale is an opportunity to see the professional quality of
UCSCs printmaking program and facilities. Hundreds of
original prints will be for sale in a variety of media. Friday,
June 3, and Saturday, June 4; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m, Baskin Visual
Arts Room G-101. The event runs in conjunction with the Photography
Sale, featuring students work in Baskin Visual Arts on
Friday, June 3, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Student film screening.
Join Professor Eli Hollander and the students of Film 172, Film
and Video Studio, for a screening of final projects at the
end of the quarter. Friday, June 3, 7:30 to 11 p.m. in the Media
Irwin Scholars Exhibition 2005. This show features
the work of Irwin Scholarship recipients in a wide variety of
art forms including painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture,
installation, and mixed media. Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery
through June 11; Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.; free.
Illustrating Nature. The annual exhibit displays work
from students in the Science Illustration Program. Tuesdays
through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., through June 5, Santa Cruz
Museum of Natural History, 1305 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz.
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