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Highlights of Chancellor Regional Events

UCSC is collaborating with partners throughout the region to host a variety of events this fall that offer the public additional opportunities to join in the celebration of the chancellor's arrival.


The Santa Cruz and Watsonville branches of the AAUW, and UC Santa Cruz invite you to meet UCSC Chancellor Denice D. Denton.

Keynote Speaker: Ellen Moir, director of New Teacher Center at UCSC.

The New Teacher Center at UC Santa Cruz is a national resource dedicated to teacher induction, development and new teacher training, and the support of programs and practices that promote excellence and diversity in America's teaching force.

11:30 a.m. Registration
12:00 p.m. Lunch Served, Cost: $20 per person

Peachwood's Steakhouse
Highway 17 & Pasatiempo Dr.
Santa Cruz, CA

Menu: Chinese Chicken Salad, Shrimp Caesar Salad or Vegetable Griddle, iced tea, coffee and tea.

Cost: $20 per person

Please R.S.V.P. before September 27, 2005.

To R.S.V.P, please print this web page, fill out the information requested below, and send it with your check to:

AAUW Santa Cruz Branch
c/o Barbara Lewis
851 Los Acre Drive
Felton, CA 995018

Please indicate your preference for:

_Chinese Chicken Salad
_Shrimp Caesar Salad
_Vegetable Griddle

Email address:
Phone number:
Your guest(s) name(s):

Questions? Please call Nancy Krantz
(831) 421-9976 or email ndkrantz@yahoo.com


UC Santa Cruz physics professor Joel Primack on "The Composition and Evolution of the Universe"

7:00 p.m. Dessert Reception
7:30 p.m. Program

NASA Ames Exploration Center
in Mountain View, CA

Free and open to the public

RSVP by Friday, October 14
(RSVP on-line)

Modern cosmology -- the study of the universe as a whole, its origin, evolution, and structure -- is undergoing a scientific revolution. New ground and space-based telescopes can now observe every bright galaxy in the universe, and see back in time to the cosmic dark ages before galaxies formed. We can read the history of the early universe in the ripples of heat radiation still arriving from the Big Bang. Modern cosmology is developing humanity's first story of the origin and nature of the universe that might actually be true.

Joel Primack is one of the world's foremost cosmologists. His education was at Princeton and Stanford, and he was a Junior Fellow of the Harvard Society of Fellows before coming to UCSC in 1973. Primack has been one of the main inventors and developers of the cold dark matter theory, which has become the standard theory of formation of structure in the universe. He is a fellow of both the American Physical Society (APS) and the AAAS, and he recently received a Humboldt Award. He currently serves as Chairman of the APS Forum on Physics and Society. He and his wife Nancy Abrams have taught "Cosmology and Culture" at UCSC for the past decade, and their book, The View from the Center of the Universe, will be published by Penguin in March 2006.

Ames Research Center is located at the southern tip of the San Francisco Bay in California. To reach the Ames Visitor Center, take the Moffett Field exit from Highway 101, turn RIGHT before the Moffett Field main gate. The Visitor Center is the white tent on the right-hand side. (Parking is around the back of the tent.)

For map and directions go to: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/home/Directions.html

Questions please call (800)933-SLUG or (831)459-2530


Please join us for Día de los Muertos una Ceremonia!

The Museum of Art and History at the McPherson Center, UC Santa Cruz, and Chicano Latino Resource Center, El Centro, invite you to an evening celebration of memories, music, and community.

Where: Museum of Art and History at the McPherson Center, 705 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA
When: Tuesday, October 25, 2005, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

FREE and open to the public. Shuttle service will be provided from UCSC's Bay Tree Bookstore beginning at 6 p.m.

For catering purposes, please R.S.V.P. before Monday, October 24, 2005.
Click here to R.S.V.P.

Guest of Honor
UCSC Chancellor Denice D. Denton

Featuring performances by
UC Santa Cruz Professor and Actor Alma Martinez
and Artist and Lecturer Rosa Apodaca

With music by

The centerpiece of the celebration will be the Community Altar by Santa Cruz area elementary school children with contributions from the Día de los Muertos class and the Chicano Latino Resource Center both from UCSC. The community is invited to join us as we recognize and remember friends, family members, and loved ones who are no longer with us. Please bring pictures or other mementos you would like to place on the altar as an ofrenda. Tamales, aguas frescas and other traditional refreshments will follow the ceremonia.

The ritual Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, has been practiced for more than 3,000 years by the indigenous people of America to celebrate loved ones who have died. Particularly in Mexico, family members honor their deceased with ofrendas, or offerings, that may consist of photographs, bread, other foods, flowers, toys, poems, and other gifts.

Día de los Muertos una Ceremonia is sponsored by the Museum of Art and History at the McPherson Center, UC Santa Cruz, and the Chicano Latino Resource Center, El Centro.

Questions about Día de los Muertos una Ceremonia? Call (831) 459-2530.

Wednesday, November 2, 2005

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Einstein's publication of the Theory of Relativity.

Speaker: Lisa Randall, professor of physics at Harvard University
Lecture: "Extra Dimensions and Warped Geometries: The Universe in a New Light"
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: UCSC Recital Hall
Part of UCSC's Arts & Lectures Program

For more information and to purchase tickets, please go to:

Arts & Lectures ARTSXCHANGE EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVE: Ms. Randall will also speak to 100 physics students at Watsonville High School on November 2 from 2 to 3 p.m. For more information, please contact Moon Rinaldo at 459-4058.

Friday-Saturday, November 4-5, 2005

"Parcel from America, An Irish Christmas Story"

UCSC Orchestra and special guests
7:30 pm - Music Center Recital Hall
$10 general / $8 seniors / $6 students

A wonderfully spirited evening of Irish storytelling, dance, and music with acclaimed native Irish storyteller Tomáseen Foley along with traditional Irish musicians and dancers and the UCSC Orchestra conducted by Nicole Paiement. Foley's riveting story, from his tremendously successful touring show "A Celtic Christmas," has been adapted for orchestra by the multi-talented composer and musician Barry Phillips. "Parcel From America, An Irish Christmas Story" brings together traditional Celtic artists including William Coulter, guitar; Debbie Benton Grosjean, fiddle; Moira Smiley, vocalist; and David Brewer, uilleann pipes and Irish whistle. Opening the program, the UCSC Orchestra performs Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 in E minor "From the New World." Presented by the UCSC Music Department.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

So Percussion: one of the most exciting young ensembles in the country since its formation in 1999.

Performance by: So Percussion
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: UCSC Recital Hall
Part of UCSC's Arts & Lectures Program

For more information and to purchase tickets, please go to:

Arts & Lectures ARTSXCHANGE EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVES: So Percussion will also perform for Watsonville Charter School for the Arts students on November 9, time TBA. For more information, please contact Moon Rinaldo at 459-4058.