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Envisioning California Lecture: Year of the Angry Voter

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Envisioning California: Year of the Angry Voter

Your Guide to the 2016 Elections

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Please join us for the annual Envisioning California Lecture as we discuss the unprecedented nature of the 2016 elections. Our panel discussion... Read more

Featured Events

Social Science Writing Project: Keep it Simple (Or, how NOT to write like a social scientist)

Friday, April 29, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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“Good prose,” George Orwell once said, “is like a windowpane.” Unfortunately, many students believe that in order to “sound smart,” they should write in the pompous and impenetrable style their professors employ. In fact, academics – particularly those in education and the social sciences – are notoriously bad writers whose efforts at written communication are often subject to ridicule and parody outside the ivory tower. Read more

Glacial Balance: Film Screening

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 11:00am to 1:45pm

Glacial Balance

The Institute for Sustainability is hosting a free screening of GLACIAL BALANCE followed by a Q&A session with filmmaker Ethan Steinman whose award winning documentary takes us from Colombia to Argentina, getting to know those who are the first to be affected by melting glacial reserves. The film offers an opportunity to hear, in the locals’ own words, the human impacts of a climate out of control.  Read more