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Spring 2015 Humanities Activities


Arts and Lecture Series, Theatre Arts: Synergy Across Time and Space: An Exploration of Shakespeare in Brazil and the Spanish-Speaking Americas featuring guest speakers from the International Shakespeare Theatre Association, January 13th, 7:30pm, Long Theatre.   

Visual Arts: January 20 - February 13
 Autopoiesis: "creative self-construction" This exhibition presents work by artists Glenna Cole Allee, Man Yee Lam, and Summer Lee exploring themes of transience and continuity, attachment and release, and the borders of what is predetermined and what is mutable, and therefore re-imaginable. Reynolds Gallery.  


Modern Languages: Mexican novelist Cristina Rivera Garza will give a presentation on February 5 at 7 pm in The President's Room. For more information about the author:  

English: Author Michael Datcher will give a reading of his novel Americus, set during the 1927 St. Louis race riots, on Feb 10th at 7pm in WPC 140. Datcher is a cultural critic, poet, and novelist. See for more info.

Center for Teaching and Learning:   Dr. Jesse Stommel, Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities at University of Wisconsin-Madison, is coming to Pacific! His work focuses on lifelong learning and the public digital humanities. Jesse is also the Founder, Director, and CEO of Hybrid Pedagogy (, a digital journal of learning, teaching, and technology. More about Jesse can be found at  

12 Steps for Designing an Assignment with Emergent Outcomes Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Regents Room, Anderson Hall   Working in the Open: Public Work and Open Educational Resources, Lunch provided (RVSP, 12:00 - 2:00p.m. Regents and Presidents Rooms, Anderson Hall  


Pacific Arts and Lecture Series, Religious and Classical Studies, Religious and Spiritual Life: Fear of a Brown Planet: Pan-Islamism, White Supremacy, and the Roots of the 'Clash of Civilizations' Debate.   A Public Lecture with Professor Nathaniel Deutsch of UC Santa Cruz. Thursday, March 26, 7pm, DeRosa University Center, Ballroom A

Gender and Ethnic Studies: Student Research Conference, Gender, Race, and Physical Culture, March 28th, Alumni House. Pacific contact: Traci Roberts-Camps,  

Visual Arts:   Joy Spring, Bay area artist Kara Maria explores hotly debated topics through her paintings that are rife with color and graphic elements and often more charged than their appearance suggests. March 16 - April 10, Reynolds Gallery.    

Theatre Arts

Condemned: A Transmedia Experience in Theatre, Film, and Photography on the Struggles of Homelessness.   Featuring:  

  • This Property is Condemned: a stage play by Tennessee Williams, directed by Lisa A. Tromovitch  
  • Alva: an original student film by Austen Yip, directed by Gary Armagnac    
  • Photography: from the students of Social Documentary and Photography II and III with Jennifer Little  

Performances in the Long Theatre: April 10, 11,17, and 18 at 8:00pm, April 16th at 7:30pm, and April 12th at 2:00pm   Tickets available: or call 1-800-838-3006 For more information contact Ashley Bonda, Theatre Arts 209-946-2116 or  

Visual Arts:   Class of 2015 Senior Exhibition Graduating class of 2015, from the Department of Visual Arts, present their art and design works in this senior exhibition. April 20 - May 9, Reynolds Gallery.  

Honors Program: "Sic" by Melisa James Gibson, a dramatic presentation by the freshmen honors program students, directed by Macelle Mahala, April 24-25th 8pm, DeMarcus Brown Studio Theatre.  Free and open to the public.

Undergraduate Research: Pacific Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference, April 25 - May 2. For a full schedule of events and presentations, please visit the PURCC website.

Humanities Center: The annual State of the Arts Lecture, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, April 30, in the President's Room. Free and open to the public.


Humanities Center- 50th Anniversary Celebration of The National Endowment for the Humanities and The National Endowment for the Arts. Date and Location TBA. For more information contact: