Volume II, Issue 3: November 2009
Campus Events


University Club Forum: 'Nutcracker Nation,' Dec. 2

Jennifer Fisher with her nutcrackers
Daniel A. Anderson / University Communications
A self-described "Nutcrackerologist," Jennifer Fisher has written a book about the popular ballet.

Jennifer Fisher, associate professor of dance, will speak on "Nutcracker Nation: How an Old-World Ballet Became a New-World Christmas Tradition." Fisher will trace the evolution of "Nutcracker" from its 1892 premiere in St. Petersburg, Russia, to its present-day status as a seasonal staple. 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2. University Club. $11.50-$13.50. RSVP to 949-824-7960.

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Dance: 'New Slate,' Dec. 3-5

Dancers from the Claire Trevor School of the Arts perform
Claire Trevor School of the Arts

Former Joffrey ballerina Jodie Gates will direct new dance works by Claire Trevor School of the Arts graduate choreographers. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 3, 4 and 5; 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. Winifred Smith Hall. $9-$13. More: 949-824-2787.

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'Holiday Fest with the UCI Choirs,' Dec. 5-6

UCI choir in concert
Claire Trevor School of the Arts

Men in Blaque, the Women's Chamber Choir, the Alumni Choir and the University Chorus will perform holiday songs for the entire family. With Joseph Huszti conducting. 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5; 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. Student Center, Crystal Cove Auditorium. $7. More: 949-824-4913.

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Distinctive Voices @ the Beckman Center, Dec. 10

E.O. Wilson, Pellegrino University Research Professor Emeritus at Harvard University, will discuss "Evolution and the Future of the Earth." Wilson, an acclaimed biologist, naturalist, theorist and author, has received more than 100 international awards, including two Pulitzer Prizes, the National Medal of Science and the Audubon Medal from the National Audubon Society. 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10. Arnold & Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences & Engineering. Free. More: voicesatbeckman@nas.edu or 949-721-2266.

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