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When We Paint Our Masterpiece: The Art of the Grateful Dead Community

McHenry Library, Brittingham Dead Central Gallery, Main Level

This newest exhibit featuring unique materials from the Grateful Dead Archive will explore how the members of the band and the global Dead Head community took inspiration from one another in creating an image-rich, worldwide art practice that, like the band’s music, scrambled perceived standards and norms. The creative works presented in When We Paint Our Masterpiece reveal a world full of variety when it comes to design practices, international traditions, visual icons, and art forms. There has been space for all of these patterns and visions in the community of fans and fellow artists that blossomed around the band, and that community of creators continues to thrive today. This exhibit explores the mutual appreciation among fans as well as between fans and the band. On view through 2020.This free exhibit is open to the public during McHenry Library hours.(artwork by Miki Saito)

“Archival Research as Penance”: The Papers and Library of Hayden V. White

McHenry Library, Special Collections & Archives Reading Room

Drawing on Hayden White’s newly available archive, this exhibit traces various sites of his intellectual work, teaching, and activism. Materials document his foundational role in building UC Santa Cruz’s pathbreaking History of Consciousness program, his powerful challenges to prevailing ideas of historical interpretation, and his part in a landmark legal ruling in favor of the civil rights of students in the United States which he regarded as one of his proudest accomplishments. In mapping the times and spaces where White elaborated his ideas, Archival Research as Penance invites others to think with him. Curated by Christian Alvarado and Patrick King, 2019-2020 Fellows in the Elisabeth Remak-Honnef Center for Archival Research and Training.Special Collections & Archives is grateful to Margaret Brose, whose generous donation of Hayden White’s archive to the University Library has made this exhibit possible.Thanks also go to The Humanities Institute for its support of fellowships in the Elisabeth Remak-Honnef Center for Archival Research and Training.On view through March 20, 2020.Open to the public during Special Collections & Archives Reading Room hours (generally Mon-Fri, 10:00am-Noon and 1:00pm-4:00pm).

Future Garden Art & Science Exhibition


A major art and science project by Newton Harrison and his late wife and lifelong collaborator Helen Mayer Harrison, Future Garden, is now on view at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum and Botanic Garden. Internationally renowned eco-artists and UC Santa Cruz emeritus faculty, the Harrisons created a site-specific environmental art installation in the three geodesic domes and the surrounding garden at the Arboretum. Called Future Garden for the Central Coast of California, the installation, which Newton Harrison continues to evolve, transforms the newly refurbished domes at the Arboretum from relics of the past, steeped in 1970s era charm, into carriers of the future in response to the crisis of climate change.The Harrisons worked with scientists at UC Santa Cruz and botanists at the Arboretum, along with other artists, scientists, and visionaries, to create trial gardens within the domes in which native plant species are subjected to the temperatures and water conditions that scientists see for the region in the near future. The aim is to determine which plants are best able to thrive as the region warms and to propagate these species to create the scaffolding for more rapid regeneration of the local ecosystem as climates shift. As the Harrisons explained, the future for the rapidly warming planet lies in finding durable plant species that together create ecosystems that can continue to live and flourish as temperature increases. The geodesic domes of the Arboretum provide the perfect setting for imagining a future in the face of climate change. With their new gleaming white coverings, the domes ... Read More

February Prof & A Pint: Bioengineering for Social Good

Forager Tasting Room and Eatery

Our world and the unexplored worlds around us are bathed in nano-scale systems (living cells) that convert their molecular surroundings into useful energy stores, building blocks, information storage, sensors, and secreted drones that detect, manipulate, control and harvest. As BioEngineers, we work to understand and influence these nano systems to achieve human needs. Synthetic Biology, Computational Biology, Systems Biology, Genomics, Protein Engineering — these are the topics, tools and skills of our newest BioEngineers. Which human needs are important and how ought we build the next clutch of Bioengineers? Hundreds of teams worldwide are part of the IGEM effort to do just that — building the next wave of BioEngineers trained to ethically build for the good of humanity.David Bernick is a Bioengineer, mentor and adjunct Professor at UC Santa Cruz. His projects strive to solve issues of global significance where engineering of a bio system can yield an important benefit to resource-constrained communities. He and his students have done projects in biofuel production from almond waste, calorie-free sugar production to combat diabetes (sugar slugs), neutraceutical production in edible microbes (Bugs without borders), contraceptives that can be grown at home (Poppy) and thermostable vaccine formulations to combat Newcastle disease in chickens (Vitrum).The event is open to any and all, including minors, and entrance is free. We request that attendees support our generous host, Forager, by purchasing refreshments.

NORTHSIDE “How to Get Promoted” Career Panel (For Adults ONLY)

Northside Branch Library 695 Moreland Way, Santa Clara

Employment is at an all time high and now it is time to think about moving up in your career. We've assembled an all-star career panel (line up subject to change) that will share tips, strategies, and actionable items to get you to the next level!Sue Connelly, Founder and Moderator of KITList - Sue is a Silicon Valley legend! Thosands of technology professionals have found jobs through her Keep-In-Touch List that she founded in 1994. She has over 75,000 subscribers from all over the world who rely on her list to get their next job opportunity or promotion.Jane Fan, Human Resources Recruiter - Jane is a seasoned Human Resources professional with firm background in the full-cycle recruiting process: prescreen/interview, offer, negotiate, and place candidates for assigned requisitions. Oscar Garcia, Founder and Chief Empowerment Officer of Aspira - Oscar is an introvert turned international speaker. Oscar has given over 300 seminars and trained over 10,000 professionals.  His clients range from startup incubators, to educational institutions, and brands like Aruba Networks, Palo Alto Networks, McKesson, Genentech, Wells Fargo, the US Embassy, the University of California Berkeley and Stanford University. René Shimada Siegel, CEO of Connext- For two decades, René has made life easier for hundreds of technology clients with specialized contractors ranging from recent grads to senior strategists. Current clients include Adobe, Google, LinkedIn, Salesforce, and Workday. René is a member of the Forbes Communications Council and currently serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board for the Lucas College of Business at San Jose State University. For Adults ONLY*** A ticket does not guarantee entry to the program if ... Read More

36th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation

Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium

The annual convocation celebrates the life and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by presenting speakers who discuss the civil rights issues of equality, freedom, justice, and opportunity. The convocation also seeks to build partnerships and develop dialogue within the campus community and with the local communities served by the university.Speaker: Charlene CarruthersDate: 7 p.m., Monday, February 10, 2020Location: Santa Cruz Civic AuditoriumFree and open to the publicAll of Us or None: Organizing for Powerful, Liberated, and Beloved Communities In this talk, Charlene Carruthers will draw upon the Black radical tradition as seen in Dr. King's political evolution, the organizers who shaped his leadership, and the lessons she's learned over the past 15 years of radical Black feminist activism and community organizing. Through historical reflection and analysis of current movements (local and global), this talk will explore efforts to build political power and the "beloved community" Dr. King spoke of through a radical, abolitionist, Black queer feminist approach.This year's program will feature a conversation between Charlene Carruthers and UC Santa Cruz faculty member, Savannah Shange.Have a question you would like Carruthers and Shange to discuss? Click here.About Charlene CarruthersCharlene Carruthers is a strategist, writer and leading community organizer in today’s movement for Black liberation. She is the founder of the Chicago Center for Leadership and Transformation and author of Unapologetic: A Black, Queer and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements.