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 »
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.
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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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?
Beckmann Q&A »
University Club Forum »