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Conference for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

CRASSH logoThe 2014 Conference will be held on November 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at UCSD's Price Center.

The purpose of this conference is to recognize the research done at UCSD in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities as well as to encourage undergraduates. The conference is free and open to the public, but registration is required. 

We are currently looking for faculty, alumni, and student presenters.  Poster presentations, artwork, and performances are welcome!

Conference schedule:

10am-12pm: Plenary Session
   Opening remarks, Price Center West Ballrooms
                 Dr. Juan Gonzalez, UCSD Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs

    UCSD Gospel choir performance


Professor Rae Armantrout, Poet, Department of Literature.
Guggenheim Fellow in Poetry (2008), Rae Armantrout is a native Californian whose poems are masterful contradictions; according to Robert Creeley, her poems have "a quiet and enabling signature." He adds, "I don’t think there’s another poet writing who is so consummate in authority and yet so generous to her readers and company alike." She has taught writing at UCSD for over two decades. Her poems are telegenically "regional," filled with bungalows, newscasters and swimming pools yet they ring with an immaterial clarity that quietly subsumes her readers and listeners in a radical and eerily funny vision.

Dr. Judith Dolan, Costume Designer, Theatre Department. Professor Dolan has designed internationally for numerous companies, including Dublin’s national theatre, the Abbey Theatre, Theatre Clwyd in Wales, The Acting Company, Washington D.C.’s Shakespeare Theatre, Goodman Theatre in Chicago, the Irish Theatre Company, London’s Menier Chocolate Factory, Houston Grand Opera, NYC Opera, Hartford Stage, Long Wharf Theatre, the National Theatre of Romania in Iasi and the Old Globe Theatre among others. Judith Dolan has an M.F.A. in Costume Design and a Ph.D. in Directing and Design/Theatre History and Aesthetic Theory from Stanford University. She is a Professor of design in the Department of Theater and Dance at the University of California, San Diego.

Manuelita Brown, Sculptor, UCSD Alumna. Manuelita Brown, a former math teacher, is a portrait and figure artist specializing in bronze sculpture. She has created several major local installations including; the dolphins in La Jolla’s UTC shopping mall, the Child greeting Southbound visitors along historic Highway 101 in Encinitas, CA, and the iconic King Triton on the UC San Diego campus. Manuelita prefers life- size depictions of remarkable people to encourage the viewer to relate to the humanity of that person. This theme reflects her belief that the potential to achieve extraordinary feats resides within us all. 

12:00pm: Lunch

12:30pm: Undergraduate Presentations, Price Center East Ballroom

UCSD undergraduate students presented their research projects on such topics as music, education, psychology, history, communication, and economics.

Representatives from UCSD's departments of Cognitive Science, Communications, Economics, Education Studies, Ethnic Studies, Linguistics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Urban Studies & Planning will also be available to answer questions about their undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs.


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Karen Van Ness
(858) 534-5791
Student Center
Building B, 2nd Floor East (map)

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