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January 2019

Futurefarmers Pop-up Event

January 23 @ 1:00 am - 3:00 am

Futurefarmers is a internationally renowned collaborative artist group including Amy Franceschini, Lode Vranken, Marthe Van Dessel, and other partners and collaborators who share an interest in creating frameworks for exchange that catalyze moments of "not knowing." Currently artists-in-residence with the Institute of the Arts and Sciences, the Futurefarmers will present a pop-up exhibition and event about their in-progress work at UC Santa Cruz.

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Seeds of Resistance: A Dialogue with journalist and UC Berkeley professor Mark Schapiro

January 23 @ 1:30 am - 3:00 am

Join us as Mark Schapiro reveals the way that more than half of all commercially traded seeds have fallen under the control of just three multi-national companies. He'll discuss the heroic and increasingly powerful movement to defy the seed monopolies, and the search for seeds that offer our best and healthiest options for confronting climate change.

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Guided Elephant Seal Walks

January 23 @ 8:45 am - 2:45 pm

Journey to view a large colony of Northern elephant seals, guided by your docent naturalist on this moderate 3-mile, 2.5 hour adventure. In the month of December, male elephant seals, or bulls, arrive along the shore of Año Nuevo State Park to establish hierarchy, while pregnant females come ashore to birth to their pups. These popular guided walks take place rain or shine, so be prepared for windy, rainy conditions as well as muddy trails. Layered clothing, sturdy shoes, and…

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Future Garden Art & Science Exhibition

January 23 @ 6:00 pm - January 24 @ 1:00 am

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. More information can be found here.

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East Coast Swing Night (Every Wednesday)

January 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Palomar Ballroom, 1344 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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7:30pm Intermediate Swing Lesson 8:15pm Beginning Swing Lesson 9:00-10:30pm Swing Dance Party $14 for classes and party, $6 for party only

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Education Department Colloquium: Elham Kazemi

January 23 @ 8:15 pm - 9:45 pm

Dr. Kazemi, Professor in Math and Science Education, University of Washington: Relating Studies of Classroom Practice to Teacher Learning and Teacher Education.

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Counterculture, Capitalism, and the Grateful Dead

The newest exhibit featuring the Grateful Dead Archive explores how the band pioneered new ways of thinking about work, about being in business, and about the relationship between creators and their communities. Called Put Your Gold Money Where Your Love Is, Baby: Counterculture, Capitalism, and the Grateful Dead, the exhibit features documents, photographs, recordings, merchandise, and media clippings from newly processed business records of the band. Come and explore how the band's DIY approach to being working artists helped to…

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Now on Exhibit: Writing the Space Age

Writing the Space Age: Robert Heinlein, Science Fiction Comics, and the Invention of the Future is an exhibit exploring how science fiction books, magazines, and comics created and consumed during the rise of the Space Age sparked the public’s imagination and inspired scientists, writers, and fans to invent the futures they imagined. Pick up a copy of the University Library's free comic book at the exhibit. Published especially for this exhibit: Rocketship Lunatic, it reimagines a classic novel by Robert…

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Finance Moves West: Disruption or the Rise of the Machine?

January 24 @ 12:00 am - 2:00 am

What moral visions today and in the past have guided the finance sector? Today Silicon Valley is leading a supposed democratization of the financial sector. Now no longer will one have to rely on an expert financial advisor to invest their money, one can invest themselves. This transformation is happening right at the moment when women take over as managers of more than 50% of the wealth in the United States, while white men retain their hold on the technology…

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Kraw Lecture: Assembling Life—How can life begin on Earth and other habitable planets?

January 24 @ 2:00 am - 4:30 am

Our knowledge of how life on Earth began is incomplete. While some pieces of the puzzle are firmly established by the laws of chemistry and physics, there is still conjecture about what the Earth was like four billion years ago, based on reasonable extrapolations from observing today's Earth. David Deamer's research tests the hypothesis that hydrothermal fresh water pools associated with volcanic land masses are a plausible site for life to begin. Deamer will discuss how conditions in volcanic regions…

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