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New book a tribute to monumental words 'etched in stone'

Etched in Stone, a new book by legal studies lecturer Ryan Coonerty, calls attention to the words and phrases that adorn 50 monuments across the country. Included in the collection are such familiar landmarks as the Thomas Jefferson Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, as well as such lesser-known sites as the Salem Village Witchcraft Victims' Memorial. [More]

Opera symposium to draw scholars, performers, public

New Directions in Contemporary Opera, a weeklong symposium featuring scholars, composers, and performers, begins with a performance of renowned composer Lou Harrison’s opera, Young Caesar, by Ensemble Parallèle, under the baton of music professor Nicole Paiement and UCSC opera director Brian Staufenbiel, at left. [More]