Volume II, Issue 2: October 2009
Campus Events


UCI Bookstore readings, Oct. 22 and Nov. 4

UCI alumnae Allison Benis White and Patty Seyburn
UCI alumnae Allison Benis White and Patty Seyburn

A special poetry event with UCI alumnae Allison Benis White, English lecturer at UCI, and Patty Seyburn, assistant professor of English at Cal State Long Beach. 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22.  UCI Bookstore. Free and open to the public. RSVP »

Readings and signings by authors Vicki Forman, a UCI alumna, and Victoria Patterson. 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4. UCI Bookstore. RSVP »

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UCI Symphony Orchestra, Oct. 30 and 31

UCI Symphony Orchestra

The orchestra will perform Mozart's "Overture to the Magic Flute," opera arias, Copland's "Old American Songs" and Beethoven's "Symphony No. 2." With conductor Stephen Tucker and soloist Wayne Shepperd. Pre-concert conversation 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30. Performances 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 30 and 31. Irvine Barclay Theatre.

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'The Laramie Project,' Oct. 30-Nov. 7

'The Laramie Project' book cover

Presented by the drama department, the play offers a powerful look at the aftermath of the 1998 kidnapping, savage beating and murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay University of Wyoming student. The event is re-examined within the framework of a portrait of Laramie, its citizens, their reactions to the tragedy, and the effect of being in the eye of a media storm. 8 p.m. Oct. 30 and 31, Nov. 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7; 2 p.m. Oct. 31 and Nov. 7. Studio Theatre. Adult content; discretion advised. $9-$18. Information: 949-824-2787.

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'Grading President Obama,' Nov. 18

Matthew Beckmann
Daniel A. Anderson / University Communications
Political scientist Matthew Beckmann studies the practice and potential of presidential leadership.

Matthew Beckmann, UCI political science assistant professor, studies how presidents push their policy proposals in Congress and the consequences of partisan polarization in Washington — an especially timely topic given the current national debate over healthcare. So how's President Obama faring with his agenda? Beckmann will offer insights — and a glimpse of the White House action — Wednesday, Nov. 18, at the University Club Forum when he speaks on "Grading President Obama's First Year." Does Beckmann grade on a curve?

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