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October 2017

Disability Awareness Week

October 13, 2017 - October 17, 2017

October 9-13 is Disability Awareness Week at UCLA! The week’s events include: Center for Accessible Education Open House Learn about accessibility resources available through CAE and CAPS DATE: Monday, October 9 TIME: 11 AM – 1 PM LOCATION: A255 Murphy Hall UCLA Committee on Disability Open Meeting Meet the committee and discuss your accessibility concerns DATE: Tuesday, October 10 TIME: 2 PM – 4 PM LOCATION: 5628 Math/Sciences Adaptive Recreation Demos Experience wheelchair basketball and hand cycles! DATE: Tuesday, October…

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For those walking to the border for dear life, and for those seeking a place of kinship in resistance: A performance and conversation with Merlinda Bobis

October 12, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Through performance and conversation with Distinguished Professor Sherene Razack, award-winning poet, novelist and dramatist Merlinda Bobis reflects on Philippine indigenous values of kinship and the intertwined journey of writer-and-characters in her novels Locust Girl. A Lovesong (2016 Christina Stead Prize for Fiction) and Fish-Hair Woman (2014 Philippine National Book Award), and in her new poetry book Accidents of Composition (Spinifex 2017). Merlinda responds to the growing climate of conflict in our compromised planet. She hopes that in the border, there…

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For those walking to the border for dear life, and for those seeking a place of kinship in resistance: A performance and conversation with Merlinda Bobis

October 12, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

Award-winning writer Merlinda Bobis grew up in Albay, Philippines at the foot of an active volcano, which figures prominently in her writing and performance. As a child her main interest was painting, but at age ten she began writing poetry because ‘painting with words’ was cheaper. She has published novels, short stories, dramas and poems. Her plays have been produced/performed on stage and radio in Australia, the Philippines, Spain, USA, Canada, Singapore, France, China, Thailand and the Slovak Republic. She…

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For those walking to the border for dear life, and for those seeking a place of kinship in resistance: A performance and conversation with Merlinda Bobis

October 12, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

Award-winning writer Merlinda Bobis grew up in Albay, Philippines at the foot of an active volcano, which figures prominently in her writing and performance. As a child her main interest was painting, but at age ten she began writing poetry because ‘painting with words’ was cheaper. She has published novels, short stories, dramas and poems. Her plays have been produced/performed on stage and radio in Australia, the Philippines, Spain, USA, Canada, Singapore, France, China, Thailand and the Slovak Republic. She…

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Why History Matters: Do Statues Matter?

October 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

        WHY HISTORY MATTERS Do Statues Matter? featuring J. Arch Getty Distinguished Professor of History, UCLA Brenda Stevenson Professor and Nickoll Family Endowed Chair in History, UCLA William Worger Professor of History, UCLA Zev Yaroslavsky Former Los Angeles County Supervisor and Senior History Fellow, UCLA Wednesday, October 11, 2017 7:00 p.m. Faculty Center, California Room UCLA RSVP: https://eventsrsvp.ucla.edu/why_history_matters/logon.aspx?NoID=Y Self-pay parking available in Structure 2 About the Series The UCLA Department of History is proud to present the series…

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Fall Welcome Reception

October 11, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join CSW and the UCLA Department of Gender Studies as we celebrate the start of a new academic year! Join us for an opportunity to meet and network with faculty, students, and staff, and to learn about CSW’s and Gender Studies’ upcoming projects, research, and events. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP online. (click to view full map) THIS IS A FRAGRANCE-FREE EVENT. For the health and safety of all attendees, please refrain from wearing products that contain fragrances when attending CSW…

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Roland Rau, University of Rostock

October 11, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

“Title: The challenges of estimating mortality in small areas — using German counties as a case study” Abstract:  We develop and analyze Bayesian models that produce good estimates of complete mortality schedules for small areas, even when the expected number of deaths is very small. The models also provide estimates of uncertainty about local mortality schedules. The TOPALS relational model is the primary building block, used to model age-specific mortality rates within each small area. TOPALS models produce estimates for single-year ages…

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Barry A. Sanders Lecture on Communication and the Arts by Gustavo Dudamel

October 4, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Barry A. Sanders Lecture on Communication and the Arts by Gustavo Dudamel Music & Artistic Director, Los Angeles Philharmonic Walt and Lilly Disney Chair Music & Artistic Director, Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela with introduction by Darnell Hunt Dean, UCLA Social Sciences Wednesday, October 4, 2017 6:30 p.m. Schoenberg Hall, UCLA Registration required; seating is limited. RSVP: https://eventsrsvp.ucla.edu/sanders_lecture/logon.aspx?NoID=Y About the series: The Barry A. Sanders Lecture on Communication and the Arts is a series of lectures that feature prominent thinkers…

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2017-2018 CCPR Welcome and Introductions

October 4, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Please come join us to learn all about the California Center for Population Research! Professors Judith Seltzer, Till von Wachter, and Jennie Brand will be presenting. This will be the kick-off event for the start of the upcoming 2017-2018 CCPR Seminar Series.

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September 2017

Ethnic & Indigenous Studies Welcome

September 26, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Department of Asian American Studies: Explore African American Studies, American Indian Studies, Asian American Studies, and Chicana/o Studies at UCLA! Please join us for FREE food, music, and giveaways with fellow students, faculty, and staff. Learn how Ethnic and Indigenous Studies fits into your UCLA experience and beyond. Welcome new Bruins! We are #EthnicStudies. This event is graciously sponsored by the Asian American Studies Center, Dean of UCLA Social Sciences, First Year Experience, UCLA Institute of American Cultures, and the UCLA Office…

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