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Events Archive

Long Beach Jewish Film Festival: Film Screening — “Life in Stills”

[ October 18, 2012; 7:30 pm . ] The documentary film Life in Stills chronicles the efforts of 96-year-old Miriam Weissenstein as she, working with her grandson Ben, attempts to save her late husband’s photo shop that contains nearly one-million negatives documenting the history of the state of Israel. Despite the generation gap and many conflicts, Ben and Miriam embark on a heart-wrenching journey... [Read more]

Fall 2012 Russian Film Series: “Our Newspaper”

[ October 18, 2012; 7:00 pm . ] The Russian documentary film Our Newspaper (2011, 58 min.), directed by Eline Flipse, delivers a beautiful and subtle portrait of journalist Andrei Shkolny who, despite opposition, follows his heart.

This film will be presented by  Dr. Dmitrii Sidorov (GEOG).

Light refreshments will be provided.

For additional information, call 562.985.8525 or email Russian Club President Kendall Veith at

Please see flyer for an upcoming screening.

Fall 2012 Latin American Film Series: “¡Vámonos Con Pancho Villa!” (“Let’s Go with Pancho Villa”)

[ October 18, 2012; 7:00 pm . ] ¡Vámonos Con Pancho Villa! (Let’s Go With Pancho Villa, 1936), directed by Fernando de Fuentes, is based on Rafael Felipe Muñoz’s 1931 novel of the same title. The novel was adapted for the screen by Muñoz, de Fuentes, and poet Xavier Villaurrutia who at one time taught Nobel Prize winner for Literature Octavio Paz. Considered one of the... [Read more]

CV Writing Workshop

[ October 17, 2012; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. ] This workshop is designed for graduate students, advanced undergrads, and working professionals who want to know more about the curriculum vitae and how to craft or improve their own.


Dr. Gary Griswold (ENGL) will give a presentation on why and how to develop a vitae. Q&A will follow his presentation.

What should I bring? 

Please bring paper and a writing utensil. Fully-charged... [Read more]

The Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Film Screening — “Pink Ribbons, Inc.”

[ October 17, 2012; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] The Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies will host a screening of Director Léa Pool’s documentary film Pink Ribbons, Inc (97 minutes).

Pink Ribbons, Inc. Synopsis

The ubiquitous pink ribbons of breast cancer philanthropy — and the hand-in-hand marketing of brands and products associated with that philanthropy — permeates our culture and provides assurance that we are engaged... [Read more]

Department of English Lunchtime Faculty Lecture Series: Stephen Cooper Presents “The Road to John Fante’s Los Angeles — A Biographer Reflects”

[ October 17, 2012; 12:00 pm . ] Stephen Cooper is the author of Full of Life: A Biography of John Fante.

Open Mic Reading of Charles Bukowski’s Poetry

[ October 16, 2012; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] The California Repertory Company (Cal Rep) is hosting an open mic reading of Charles Bukowski’s poetry on campus at the Nugget Grill and Pub. Attendees are encouraged to bring their favorite Bukowski poems to share. The evening will start with readings by the cast of Cal Rep’s production of B.S.: Bukowski.Sondheim. Sign-ups will begin at 5:45 p.m.

Admission is free. All attendees... [Read more]

HipPoetics: Poetry Reading — Kim Addonizio

[ October 14, 2012; 7:00 pm . ] Kim Addonizio, poet

This event is free and open to the public.

For a map to the Soroptomist House, click here.


Interdisciplinary, Cross-Campus Science Fiction Workshop: “Science in the Science Fiction”

[ October 12, 2012; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ] This is the second in a year-long series of interdisciplinary, cross-campus Science Fiction workshops led by Dr. Nhora Serrano of CSULB’s Department of World Literature and Classics and Mike Buckley of CSUDH. There will be four workshops per semester of the 2012-2013 academic year. Alternating location between CSULB and CSUDH, each workshop in the series... [Read more]

Fall 2012 Russian Film Series: “900 Days”

[ October 11, 2012; 7:00 pm . ] The Russian documentary film 900 Days (2011, 78 min.), directed by Jessica Gorter, addresses the Blockade of Leningrad during World War II. It presents an emotional picture of survivors whose personal memories are overshadowed by the heroic myth upheld by the authorities. The myth painfully contrasts with the horrific truth that the survivors were forbidden to mention.

This film will... [Read more]