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Lost for Words: A Medical Humanities Approach to Understanding Speech Disorder Series: "Critically Human" [Health and Medicine] [Humanities] [Show ID: 37076]
As humans have evolved, so has our ability to drastically alter the planet we call home. In this collection of talks from the CARTA symposium, "Humans: The Planet-Altering Apes" you will learn about specific examples on how humans have changed
In this program, Emily Lin, with the UC Merced Library, explains the process of digging into archives, including a look at how archives are created, where to look and what to expect to find, and strategies and possibilities for research. Serie
In this program, Erica-Kohl Arenas, Ph.D., discusses the lessons learned so far in her research on how to transform higher education to better support public engagement in academia and shares her personal journey as an engaged scholar. Series:
Screenwriter Katie Silberman discusses the writing process for the hit coming-of-age film Booksmart with moderator Matt Ryan. Silberman examines the challenges in developing unique characters and overcoming high school stereotypes. She reflects
In this program, Rabbi and UC Santa Barbara Modern Jewish Literature and Feminist Studies Professor Wendy Zierler discuss S.Y. Agnon and Devorah Baron on the large and the small in Jewish culture. Series: "Taubman Symposia in Jewish Studies" [H
As humans have evolved, so has our ability to drastically alter the planet we call home. In this collection of talks from the CARTA symposium, "Humans: The Planet-Altering Apes" you will learn about specific examples on how humans have changed
The band La Santa Cecilia, named for the patron saint of music, is dedicated to voicing the experience of a new bicultural generation in the United States. Their music is rooted in their Mexican heritage, but also inspired by traditions of boss
Ernie Lowe is a photographer who documented life in the Central Valley of California in the 1960s, with a focus on labor activism among farmworkers. He was mentored by Dorothea Lange and also studied under John Collier, Jr. Lowe’s archive of ph
As humans have evolved, so has our ability to drastically alter the planet we call home. In this collection of talks from the CARTA symposium, "Humans: The Planet-Altering Apes" you will learn about specific examples on how humans have changed
Adapted from the 1998 short story “Story of Your Life” by acclaimed science fiction author Ted Chiang, “Arrival” (2016) centers on communicating with tentacular alien visitors, whose language changes one’s experience of time. Introspective and
LADAMA is a group of four women, virtuosic musicians, and educators— Lara Klaus, Daniela Serna, Mafer Bandola and Sara Lucas— from different countries and cultures of the Americas, who are sisters in song, rhythm and spirit. Harnessing music fr
Paul Espinosa, an award-winning filmmaker and producer, is the President/CEO of Espinosa Productions, specializing in films focused on the U.S.-Mexico border region. He has been involved with producing films for over 35 years and is professor e
In this program, UC Santa Barbara Professor of Religion and Literature, Philosophy of Religion and History of Judaism Sarah Hammerschlag discusses Emmanuel Levinas’ Talmudic Lectures. Series: "Taubman Symposia in Jewish Studies" [Humanities] [S
Writer/director Oualid Mouaness discusses his film 1982 with moderator Paul Amar (Global Studies, UCSB). Mouaness details the development of the film and the importance of depicting an honest representation of the war in Lebanon, especially as
Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars have risen like a phoenix from the ashes of war and enflamed the passion of fans across the globe with their uplifting songs of hope, faith and joy. From their humble beginnings in West African refugee camps, Si
This CARTA public symposia addresses specific examples of how humans have drastically altered the planet. Acknowledged experts discuss clearly defined global-scale negative impacts on planet earth, our life support system (other than climate ch
Acclaimed co-writer/director Abderrahmane Sissako discusses his film Timbuktu with moderators Richard Watts and Peter Bloom. Sissako details the development of the script and its connection to real-world news stories from Mali. He also recalls
LADAMA is a group of four women, virtuosic musicians, and educators— Lara Klaus, Daniela Serna, Mafer Bandola and Sara Lucas— from different countries and cultures of the Americas, who are sisters in song, rhythm and spirit. Harnessing music fr
Mexico is the 10th most populous country, 15th largest economy in the world, and is connected with the United States through its geographic border and strong economic, cultural, and historical ties. California was once Mexico, so it is no surpr
In this program, Yvette Flores, professor of psychology at UC Davis, discusses how to cope during a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic, especially social stress and the impact of it on disadvantaged and marginalized groups. Series: "Critically H
Professor Stephanie Malia Hom (French and Italian Studies, UCSB) joins moderator Anna Brusutti (Film and Media Studies, UCSB) to discuss Italian series Inspector Montalbano to conclude a yearlong screening series on global television. Brusutti
Growing up in Bakersfield, California, Manuel Vargas had parents who instilled the value of education and learning in him at an early age. Starting his academic career at a local community college, he found his way to UC Davis and then graduate
Quality education that leads to employment opportunities is considered an essential platform for social mobility. Unfortunately, not all children have access to robust k-12 education that provide avenues to college. Educational disparities exis
Director Marc Shaffer discusses his documentary Exposing Muybridge, which sheds light on the life and impact of photographer Eadweard Muybridge, a pioneer of early motion pictures. Muybridge is most famously known for capturing consecutive imag
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