Summer Block in Los Angeles (2019) – Information and Free Pizza, Tues 12/18

Come learn about a new B-block course this Summer 2019: FM200 Psychoanalysis, Culture, and Society, taught by Professor Scott Krzych.

The course offers an introduction to canonical and contemporary thinkers in psychoanalytic theory, exploring the ways psychoanalysis may provide insight into culture, society, art, media, and more. The course includes regular field trips to museums, theaters, restaurants, and cultural attractions throughout Los Angeles. Students will be housed in dorms on the campus of UCLA, just minutes from Santa Monica, and classes will meet regularly with practicing analysts at the Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis (

The lunch and information session will take place at 12:30pm today in Cornerstone 302.

To learn more, or to RSVP for the lunch, email

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We are trying to get to 100 students to take our survey! Help us reach our Office of Sustainability goal. Take this 30-second survey about traveling home from breaks and holidays and be entered to win a gift card (of your choosing to a sustainable company such as REI or Patagonia)!

Student Travel Survey:…

Have any feedback from the survey? Let us know at

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Next year’s CCLA study-abroad program will take place in the Fall. The application was just posted in Summit and we’ll have informational meetings in block 5.

Blocks 1&2 in Santiago, Chile
SP312 – Intensive writing and conversation on Latin American culture with a focus on Chile (taught in Spanish)
SP306/ SP307 – Critical literary analysis with a focus on Chile (taught in Spanish)

Blocks 3&4 in Buenos Aires, Argentina
SP304/ EC110 – Economics and immigration in Argentina (taught in Spanish and English)
SW250 – Southwest/Borderlands and Latin American Studies (taught in Spanish and English)

Minimum prerequisites: SP201 or placement into SP305. SP 304, 306, and 312 count for the language requirement.

Questions? Contact Prof. Marinescu, Program Director ( or David Eik, CCLA 2018 alum and student ambassador (

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Imagine spending block one in Paris next year!

In AH275/HY200 Paris on a Precipice: Early Twentieth Century Challenges in Art and History

Next year, Gale Murray (Art History) and Tip Ragan (History) will offer a new course AH275/HY200, Paris on a Precipice: Early Twentieth Century Challenges in Art and History, which will take place block one in Paris, France.

Course Description: This course will explore politics, cultural, and social history in Paris from 1900-1940. The radical years prior to the First World War, the apocalyptic war itself, the anxieties of the interwar years, and the impacts of ongoing industrialization, colonialism, and ideological positioning serve as the backdrop for the most important and shocking artistic and literary movements of the era. Using the city of Paris as our laboratory, we will study artistic movements, such as Fauvism, Cubism and Surrealism, novels by French and expatriate American novelists, avant-garde musical compositions, and experimental film. Visits to world-class museums, including the Orsay, the Centre Pompidou, the Musée Picasso, and the Fondation Le Corbusier, will prove central to this exciting intellectual odyssey.

The course counts toward the major and minor in Art or History. We have petitioned the faculty for social inequality (S) credit. It has no prerequisites, and knowledge of French is not necessary. The program is a lot of fun and a great opportunity for students who want a study abroad experience. We anticipate that it will fill up very quickly, so if you are interested, please contact us. We will be happy to provide you with further information and put you on our contact list.

A link to the application is included below. Interviews will take place in block 5. Applications for financial aid will go live on Summit around March 1st. Financial aid for abroad classes runs out quickly, so those who apply early are most likely to get it. Interested students should email Gale Murray ( or Tip Ragan ( for more information.

More info:


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Check out this video to see what the World Table is all about!…

World Table Series: Jiangnan Journey
Brought to you by Bon Appetit
Jan. 21, 2019, at 5pm in Bemis Great Hall
RSVP by January 14, 2019
Purchase tickets at The Preserve or email
Please join us at Bemis Great Hall for our inaugural
World Table Series, celebrating world cuisines!
*First Course: Tea smoked hard-boiled egg with sichuan peppercorn salt and scallion; sweet and sour sesame radish wedges; pork lion’s head meatball in chicken broth
*Main Course: Hangzhou soy sauce duck – seared duck breast finished in soy sauce glaze with spices, cool steamed eggplant with garlic dressing, Shanghai noodles with dried shrimp and spring onion oil
*Dessert: Eight-treasure rice. Glutinous rice pudding filled with red bean paste, topped with dried cherries, sultanas, apricots, plums and organic almonds

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Order today by 5pm! Now available: 1 dozen gingerbread cookies for $16, fudge, peanut brittle and peppermint bark available by the half or full pound for $7 and $12 respectively. Pick up & payment will be on December 19th in Colorado Coffee from 12p – 4p. Orders must be placed by December 17th. Email to place your order. Happy holidays!

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