UCSD Celebrates César E. Chávez, his life and achievements, Thursday, March 27 - Tuesday, April 1, 2008. In celebration  with the California state holiday in his honor, UCSD presents a series of events open to the entire San Diego community in recognition of César Chávez's contributions as a champion of human rights, a leader in the struggle for working families, and a disciple of the philosophy of non-violence..

Annual Alumni Lecture with Thomas E. Lewis: Liquid Reference: Empathy, Cognition, and Fiction under Capitalism
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
4:00 p.m.

Literature Building, Room 155, (deCerteau)

Tom Lewis is Professor and Chair of the Spanish and Portuguese Department at the University of Iowa.  He received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the UCSD Department of Literature in 1978. A recognized scholar in the fields of Spanish and Latin American Literature and Culture, Professor Lewis has written extensively on the relationship of culture and theory to the Spanish state, and, more recently, on new directions within critical theory, as discussed in his monograph on Notas para una teoría del referente, and in his articles on Marxism and Nationalism, and on The Politics of ‘Hauntology in Derrida’s Specters of Marx’. In addition to his critical work on Spanish literature, Lewis in the last decade has also focused his attention on a variety of cultural and political struggles in Latin America, as evident in the anthology he edited titled Globalization and Mass Struggle in Latin America and in his co-authored work on Cochabamba: Water Rebellion in Bolivia.  He has also written numerous articles on 21st century events in Bolivia, Ecuador, Brazil, Argentina, and Chile and has co-edited a monographic issue of International Socialist Review on The Future of the Global Justice
Chair Don Wayne says, It gives me great pleasure to inform you that Professor Rae Armantrout has been awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship for next year.  Professor Armantrout is a distinguished poet whose reputation has made our Writing Section and our department visible internationally.  Please join me in congratulating Rae on this well-deserved recognition of her important work.


The Spring 2008 New Writing Series is set!

Monday, April 14 - Tisa Bryant

Wednesday, April 16 - Marjorie Welish

Wednesday, April 23 - Leslie Scalapino

Wednesday, April 30 - Antoine Wilson

All events will be held at The Visual Arts Facility, Performance Space, UC San Diego

by Amie Filkow, Rosemary George, Mel Freilicher, Todd Kontje, Eliza Slavet, Edwige Tamalet Talbayev and Wai-Lim Yip.


Please welcome our new Visiting Scholars Pan Jian, Hyejoon Kim and Beatriz Rhett de Mariscal as well as New Lecturers Heather Fowler, Lodovica Guidarelli, Nancy Holder, Silas Howard, Emily Kugler,
Morelia Portillo, Natalia Roudakova, and Eliza Slavet. [More]

Dialogues in Sexuality Studies
Wednesday, April 1, 2008
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
LGBT Resource Center

Blackface: Examining the Minstrel Tradition
Monday, April 7, 2008
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
The Skylight Room (9100), Center for the Humanities, City University of New York

The Burke Lectureship in Religion and Society - Two Free Public Events with Lewis Lancaster

Buddhism in a Global Age of Technology
Thursday, April 10, 2008
8:00 p.m.
Robinson Auditorium, IRPS Complex, UCSD

Buddhism and Cognitive Science:  Similarities and Explorations of Converging Concepts

Friday, April 11, 2008
11:00 - 12:00 p.m
Literature Building, Room 155, (deCerteau)

Conference Technology in Language Teaching
Friday, April 11, 2008
San Diego Mesa College

New Writing Series with Tisa Bryant
Monday, April 14, 2008
4:30 p.m.
 UCSD Visual Arts Performance Space

IICAS presents the UCSD-WUN Research Grant Information Session
Monday, April 14, 2008
Room 115, ERC Administrative Building, Room 115

IICAS presents German Film Series: Moving History
Monday, April 14, 2008
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Room 104, Social Sciences Building (SSB)

New Writing Series with Marjorie Welish
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
4:30 p.m.
UCSD Visual Arts Performance Space

Graduate Student Colloquium
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 – 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Literature Building, Room 155 (deCerteau)

Introducing Burt Williams: Burnt Cork, Broadway,  and the  Story of America's First Black Star
Saturday, April 19, 2008
7:00 p.m.
D.G. Wills Books, La Jolla

New Writing Series with Leslie Scalapino
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
4:30 p.m.
UCSD Visual Arts Performance Space

New Writing Series with Antoine Wilson
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
4:30 p.m.
UCSD Visual Arts Performance Space