Events in the social sciences during alumni weekend, April 28-30th, 2016.

Join the Division of Social Sciences for alumni weekend. From honoring political activist Drummond Pike to a bird walk, documentary film screening and more - the Division of Social Sciences is hosting a wide range of events.

April 12, 2016


Social Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award Ceremony

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 4:00pm
Location: Historic Cowell Ranch Haybarn

Alumni are invited to celebrate the achievements of philanthropist and progressive political activist Drummond Pike, winner of the 2016 Social Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award.
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María en tierra de nadie: Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS)/ Chicano Latino Research Center (CLRC) 15th Anniversary Film Screening

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 7:00pm
Location: The Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Avenue at Seabright, Santa Cruz

Join us for a free, public film screening to kickoff Borders and Belonging: A Series of Events on Human Migration and celebrate the quinceañera of the Latin American and Latino Studies Department (LALS) at UC Santa Cruz.
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The Jungle and the Beast: A Conversation with Lewis Watts and Óscar Martínez

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 10:00am
Location: Merrill Cultural Center

Free and open to the public, The Jungle and the Beast: A Conversation with Lewis Watts and Óscar Martínez is the second event in the Borders and Belonging Series hosted by the CLRC. In The Beast (Los migrantes que no importan, in the original Spanish), intrepid Salvadoran journalist Óscar Martínez accompanies migrants on "the Beast," the train that travels from Central America through Mexico to the United States. Meanwhile, UCSC Professor Emeritus Lewis Watts has captured some of the stasis of migration in his recent photos of “the Jungle,” the makeshift migrant camp in Calais, France.
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12th Annual Graduate Research Symposium

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 1:00pm
Location: McHenry Library

Come join us for the 12th Annual Graduate Research Symposium and Graduate Alumni Social!The Graduate Research Symposium highlights the innovative research being conducted by graduate students in our 38 programs across five academic divisions: Arts, Engineering, Humanities, Physical and Biological Sciences and the Social Sciences. For years the Graduate Symposium has celebrated the scholarly, creative, social and commercial impact these exceptional students make and have made, within California and around the world!
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Anthropology 25th Anniversary PhD Alumni Panel

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 2:00pm
Location: Social Sciences 1

Come celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Anthropology Graduate Program!This innovative event will feature an educational panel from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM, followed by a networking reception with light refreshments. This is the perfect opportunity to engage in a lively Q&A with experts and professionals in the field. Participants will be discussing current trends, strategies for success both in the Graduate program as well as in future careers.
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UC Santa Cruz Teacher Education Reception

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 4:00pm
Location: McHenry Library, Education Department Breezeway, Room 3170

We invite our cherished alumni to come together to discuss the joys and challenges of teaching, share practical strategies, and connect with passionate educators who are at varying stages of their careers.Join education faculty along with our school partners and up-and-coming new teachers to engage in conversations about teaching, learning and schooling.
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Downtown Mingle with Colleges Nine & Ten

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 5:30pm
Location: Food Lounge, 1001 Center Street Suite One

Come and help us celebrate the College Nine and College Ten community with a lively and relaxed mingle in the heart of Santa Cruz! Downtown has changed a lot in the 15 years since the first of these two Colleges opened its doors, and we invite you to come and enjoy reconnecting with your fellow alumni, current students, staff, faculty, and friends!
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Birding Walk at the CASFS/UC Santa Cruz Farm

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 8:30am
Location: UCSC Farm

Santa Cruz is host to a diverse and rich array of bird habitats, including a wide range of habitats on the UCSC campus. Come enjoy a morning birding walk at UC Santa Cruz's prized 30-acre organic farm, part of the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems - you might recognize us from recent news stories, including in the New York Times.
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Tour of the UC Santa Cruz Farm

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 10:00am
Location: UCSC Farm

Join us for a walking tour of the 30-acre organic UC Santa Cruz Farm. Explore the farm's greenhouses, orchards, fields, and gardens, and learn about the research, education and public service work of the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS). As our alumni will well remember, the farm and garden offer thriving examples of organic agriculture and horticulture on both a hand-worked garden scale and medium-sized, tractor-worked farm scale. We hope you will come back home to our beautiful, internationally acclaimed farm!
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Economics Alumni Reception

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 10:00am
Location: Engineering 2, Room 180

Start your Saturday with the Economics Department for a morning Alumni Reception: after a brief introduction and a short presentation, enjoy a continental breakfast in the courtyard while mingling with other alumni and Economics Department faculty, staff, and current students.
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Community Studies: “Urgent and Compelling”

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 12:00pm
Location: Oakes College, 2nd Floor

Community Studies has been called "urgent and compelling" for its unwavering commitment to connecting students with social justice work in community organizations through a distinctive academic pedagogy.
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Teach-in 2: “The Power of Self Persuasion: My 55 Years of Research in One Hour”

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 2:30pm
Location: Oakes College

Elliot Aronson is Professor Emeritus of psychology at UC Santa Cruz. He is the only person, in the 120-year history of the American Psychological Association to have received all three of its major awards: Distinguished Writing (1973), Distinguished Teaching (1980), and Distinguished Research (1999).
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