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Tuesday, Apr. 5, 2011
The Environmental Law Society will screen the documentary "Crude Justice," a 17-minute documentary about gulf coast residents affected by the BP oil spill. The screening will be followed by a guest speaker: Jacki Lopez, from the Center for Biological Diversity. This event is open to the public.
FAI Speaker Series: The Business of Bread
The Food and Agribusiness Institute (FAI) kicks off spring quarter with the Business of Bread on April 12th at 6 p.m. in the Williman Room. SCU alumna, Claudia Pruett, BS '83 and MBA '87 will discuss her entrepreneurial approach to bread, focaccia in particular, cooking and eating together. Pruett is a founding partner of A Tavola Together - a culinary production company that promotes cooking and eating together and A Tavola Together Foundation - an educational organization that promotes healthy cooking and eating to school-age children. A family-style Italian dinner will be served while Pruett demonstrates her exceptional cooking skills. The event is free, but RSVP is required by April 8th.
"When Santa Clara Dogs Go Bad: An Ecocritical Look at Jack London's Most Feral Protagonist"
Here's your chance to understand London's Call of the Wild from an environmental perspective: Professor Farnsworth, a California Legacy Project Scholar and ESI Professor, will give this ecocritical talk as part of the ESI Seminar Series. The event is part of this year's Big Read Project, which is co-hosted by SCU's California Legacy Project and fourteen other organizations in Santa Clara. The Big Read is an extensive grant given by the National Endowment for the Arts designed to promote community reading, sharing, discussion, and celebration of a classic work of U.S. or World literature. Visit the California Legacy Project site for information about other related events on campus and in the Santa Clara community.
Sustainable Business Talk
The newly formed Sustainable Business Studies Club will host its first event on April 14th. A panel discussion featuring top executives from leading Bay Area business including Oracle, Applied Materials and SAP will take place in the Forbes Family Conference Center. Panelists will discuss the role sustainability plays in the corporate world and how their businesses are profiting from "being green." The event is open to the campus community. Business casual dress is encouraged.
Diversity Leadership Conference
Learn and discuss the roles diversity plays in local communities and institutions at the Diversity Leadership Conference: (De)constructing Diversity in the Bay Area. The conference will speak to understanding, discussing and learning about diversity through the construction and deconstruction of what diversity means to us, our local communities and our institutions. Conference organizers hope to facilitate conversations and engage participants about social differences that foreground concern with equity, community building, and institutional learning.
The day will consist of a morning panel discussion, three 45 minute workshops, and a student round table session. The conference will culminate with a talk from key note speaker Jeff Chang, author of Can't Stop, Won't Stop: a History of the Hip-Hop Generation and founding editor of ColorLines magazine.
Online registration is now closed, given the overwhelming interest in the conference. However, interested students can still contact Mary Ho to register.
The event is cosponsored by De Anza College, San Jose State University, Stanford University and Google
Annual Library Book Sale
This year the library is encouraging donations to assist Friends of African Village Libraries (FAVL). FAVL is a nonprofit organization, founded by SCU faculty members Leslie Gray (Environmental Studies Institute) and Michael Kevane (Economics), which works to improve literacy in rural Africa by establishing village libraries. Several Santa Clara students have participated in Study Abroad/Immersion Programs working with FAVL libraries in Burkina Faso. The University Library plans to contribute 50 percent of the after-tax revenue from the book sale to support FAVL's efforts.
Drop off any unwanted books now through April 15th at the Library Circulation Desk on the first floor of the Learning Commons. For every five items donated to the book sale, you will receive a coupon good for one free sale item. This process should only be used for materials which you are donating specifically for the annual book sale. For normal gifts-in-kind donations, please contact the Subject Specialist for your area.
If you have any questions about the book sale donations, please contact Matthew Lipson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (408) 551-1631.
Green Career Expo
Are you a graduating senior looking for a green career? Learn about career opportunities in sustainable management, renewable energy, natural medicine and more. Jim Cassio, Author of Green Careers: Choosing Work for a Sustainable Future will speak about how to find a career that is in sync with your values. The cost is free with an RSVP, or $10 at the door.