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Archive for October, 2012

Screening of PBS NOVA/National Geographic Television Documentary: “The Statues that Walked: The Mystery of Easter Island”

[ October 30, 2012; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Anthropology Professor Carl Lipo and his research colleague Terry Hunt, an anthropology professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, published their book The Statues that Walked: The Mystery of Easter Island in 2011. In addition to being the cover story in July’s National Geographic magazine, Lipo and Hunt’s book led to a PBS NOVA/National Geographic television documentary, The Mystery of... [Read more]

Department of English and English Graduate Student Association (EGSA): Faculty-Student Mixer

[ October 29, 2012; 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. ] Join English faculty and students for free pizza, mingling, and ghoulish fun celebrating all things literary!

Member representatives from the following Department of English groups will attend and look forward to answering questions about how to get involved as an English major:

Sigma Tau Delta

R.S.V.P. on the event’s Facebook page.

This event is organized by the English Graduate Student Association (EGSA)... [Read more]

Graziadio Center for Italian Studies: Guest Lecture — Jean-Michel Olivier

[ October 24, 2012; 3:30 pm to 4:45 pm. ] Swiss writer Jean-Michel Olivier will discuss his novel, Après l’orgie, about the post-Berlusconi period.

The talk will be in English.

For details contact Manuel Romero at

Poetry Reading: California Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera

[ October 31, 2012; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] This event is free.

Sponsors include the following CSULB departments: the Department of Chicano and Latino Studies, the Department of Comparative Literature and Classics, and the Department of Romance, German, Russian Languages & Literature. Additional sponsors include the Office of the President and Poets and Writers, Inc. through a grant it received from The James Irvine Foundation.

For further information contact Dr. Anna Sandoval at

Long Beach Jewish Film Festival: Film Screening — “Life in Stills”

[ October 18, 2012; 7:30 pm . ] The documentary film Life in Stills chronicles the efforts of 96-year-old Miriam Weissenstein as she, working with her grandson Ben, attempts to save her late husband’s photo shop that contains nearly one-million negatives documenting the history of the state of Israel. Despite the generation gap and many conflicts, Ben and Miriam embark on a heart-wrenching journey... [Read more]

USU Program Council: Poets Lounge — Gina Loring

[ October 18, 2012; 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ] Gina Loring is an accomplished poet, vocalist, actress, and workshop facilitator. As guest poet of the American Embassy, she has traveled to Kuwait, Russia, West Africa, Denmark, Turkey, Greece, Ireland, and England. She was featured on two seasons of HBO’s Def Poetry, as well as on BET’s Lyric Cafe and TVOne’s newest hit show Verses and... [Read more]

Guest Lecture: Rabbi Shai Cherry, Ph.D. — “Jews and Darwin”

[ October 24, 2012; 7:30 pm . ] Rabbi Shai Cherry received his Ph.D. from Brandeis University in Jewish Thought and his rabbinical ordination from American Jewish University.  He is currently rabbi in residence and principal of the Abraham Ratner Torah School in San Diego.  His research has focused on the nexus between science and Judaism, and he has studied the Jewish response to evolutionary... [Read more]

Poetry Reading: Chris Soto, Gerald Locklin, and Griselda Suarez

[ October 19, 2012; 7:00 pm . ] This event celebrates the release of Soto’s first chapbook “How To Eat Glass,” which is being published by Still Life Press in collaboration with Lost Bros Crew from San Francisco. The legendary Gerald Locklin will also be reading. Locklin has published over 3,000 poems, works of fiction, reviews, and articles that have appeared in numerous periodicals. He... [Read more]

The Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Film Screening — “Pink Ribbons, Inc.”

[ October 17, 2012; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] The Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies will host a screening of Director Léa Pool’s documentary film Pink Ribbons, Inc (97 minutes).

Pink Ribbons, Inc. Synopsis

The ubiquitous pink ribbons of breast cancer philanthropy — and the hand-in-hand marketing of brands and products associated with that philanthropy — permeates our culture and provides assurance that we are engaged... [Read more]

Open Mic Reading of Charles Bukowski’s Poetry

[ October 16, 2012; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] The California Repertory Company (Cal Rep) is hosting an open mic reading of Charles Bukowski’s poetry on campus at the Nugget Grill and Pub. Attendees are encouraged to bring their favorite Bukowski poems to share. The evening will start with readings by the cast of Cal Rep’s production of B.S.: Bukowski.Sondheim. Sign-ups will begin at 5:45 p.m.

Admission is free. All attendees... [Read more]