Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Los Angeles Geographical Society 8th Annual Student Presentation Night:

The Los Angeles Geographical Society invites Southern California Geography students to present papers, posters, and maps at our Eighth Annual Student Presentation Night. The Annual Student Presentation Night provides a supportive and student-friendly environment for students at local colleges and universities to present geographic research across adverse range of topics, themes, and regions. More information and online submission forms can be found at:

Conferences Opportunities: April 30-May 2nd

Last Chance to Register for this weekend’s conferences:

* California Geographical Society
This is going to be in Fullerton from friday April 30-Sunday May 2nd, although the main day is Saturday. It is $40 for students

* California Students Sustainability Coalition
This is going to be in San Diego from Friday April 30-Sunday May 2nd and it is a great way to meet students from all over California and to learn how they are making their campuses more sustainable. It is $25 for students and the registration closes Wednesday at midnight.

Sneak LA preview of Global Warming Adventure/Comedy ft. Alexander Skarsgard

Is Beyond the Pole coming to a cinema near you?

Beyond the Pole, starring True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgard; Green Wing’s Tony Nominated Stephen Mangan and Friends star Helen Baxendale (who also Exec Produces) is screening in LA on May 1st for ONE NIGHT ONLY with Q+A afterwards attended by director/producer David L Williams and possibly some rather famous people!

Shot on floating sea ice, off the coast of Greenland, and deep in polar bear country there has never been an indie like it. Variety called it: “A satirical breath of fresh air” and compared it to a cross between The Office and Touching the Void.

But don’t take our word for it. Have a look for yourself and then pass it on!


Footage taken from a recent screening:

Boys meet the cocky gay Norwegians

This is a British indie flick that has charmed fans and critics alike and is punching well above its weight. Having picked up awards at every festival it’s participated in, the question is – can it get a US release? If you love True Blood, British comedy, Friends and if you’re a Green and if you’re not! (did we mention it’s the FIRST global warming comedy in the World?!) we’d love to see you. Be one of the first in the US to take a look and let us know what YOU think.

We would also be delighted to arrange interviews with cast or crew members. Just get in touch and we'll sort everything out!
Beyond the Pole LA Preview
May 1st, 7PM
Los Feliz 3 Cinemas
1822 Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

See you soon!!

Best wishes,

David L Williams
Beyond the Pole

5,000 fans on the march!

Tickets On Sale Now!

What the Press are saying about Beyond the Pole
“a satirical breath of fresh air” VARIETY ( )
“uproarious” LONDON STUDENT ( )
“exceptional...a consistently enjoyable romp” EMPIRE ( )
“superb...beautifully drawn characters” EYEFORFILM ( )
“buckets of charm” LITTLE WHITE LIES ( )
“quirkily endearing” EXPRESS ( )
“perfectly pitched” FUTURE MOVIES ( )
“unique...a great film” BRITFLICKS ( )
“hilariously intense” SOUND ON SIGHT ( )
“endearingly silly” TOTAL FILM ( )
“very funny” BINA007 ( )
“wonderfully insane” DEN OF GEEK ( )
“a small gem” SCREENJABBER ( )
“hugely enjoyable” SCREENGEEK ( )

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Rethinking Urban Environments, Urban Living

Good afternoon,

I am contacting student organizations with related interests. I work for an exciting new nonprofit,, which is spearheading efforts for unique socioeconomic and environmental urban networks.

We have created a petition! As you know, politicians seem to be moved primarily by money and public pressure. We may not have the money but we can certainly create public pressure and be heard. To do this we need to show our numbers. If you support innovative change that would create economically, socially and environmentally healthy, safe and sustainable cities please:

1. *Sign our Petition*

2. Join our Facebook Cause

We have an exciting publicity and petition signing road trip coming up during which we may be visiting your campus so keep an eye on us!
Thank you for your support and for sharing this with as many people as possible,

Elisa Frank


Discover "Secrets of the Silk Road"

Have You Ever Tried to Count a Mummy's Eyelashes?

The new Bowers Museum exhibit, Secrets of the Silk Road: Mystery Mummies
From China highlights over 150 ancient objects from where East meets
West, including mummies never before displayed outside of Asia. You'll
be amazed at how well they've been preserved! This exhibit opens up a
window to the past that you won't want to miss.

Students from colleges and universities can take advantage of all the
Bowers Museum has to offer with walk-in tours and Docent led gallery
talks, while the sketching of museum artifacts is encouraged during
regular hours. Plus, the student discount allows general admission for
only $9!

And while you're here, why not explore other exclusive Bowers exhibits
as well? Check out the festive costumes in Masters of Adornment: The
Miao People of China, intricate carvings in Ancient Arts of China: A
5000 Year Legacy, and wild photographs in Where Masks Still Dance: New
Guinea. Whether focused on the Art History, Archaeology, Fine Arts,
Cultural Anthropology, History, Humanities, Liberal Arts, or Sciences,
the Bowers is perfect for all students throughout Southern California.

Bowers Cultural Museum
2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706

Reserve your tickets today!
Secrets of the Silk Road
March 27, 2010 - July 25, 2010

Geography Club 2nd Meeting: Elections + Cultural Geography

Hello Geographers!

Join us for our second club meeting this THURSDAY April 26 at 5-6pm at Bunche

Please note that we are NOT meeting on wednesday for this week due to concerns
with busy midterm schedules in general.

This week's meeting is very important so we look forward to seeing many of you

For the first half of the meeting, we will have the ELECTIONS for next year's
board members. This is a great leadership opportunity for undergraduate and
graduate students to take over the geography club to create a meaningful space
for networking and sharing of academic interests in geography and in related
fields. For those interested, please consider the position of your interest
(president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, publicity, website
coordinator, social event organizer, etc.) and prepare ideas of how you would
like to contribute to the club.

For the second half, we have a special guest speaker, Rick Miller, a phD
geography student, who will give us a talk on his studies of cultural
geography on the changing tastes for food in mongolia.

Snacks will be served!

See you there!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Geog Club Mtg TODAY, Wed. April 14, 5pm, Bunche A-170

Hello Geography friends,

Welcome back!!!

Please join us to our first meeting of Spring quarter TODAY, Wednesday April 14 at 5-6pm at our new meeting location, Bunche A170 (A-level, palm court)

We will be discussing our major plans for this quarter including conferences (CGS, CSSC), field trips (The Annenberg Space for Photography in Century City) and Elections. We will also have an informal intermingling and networking between grads and undergrads.

As usual, we will have snacks.

So come and meet your other fellow geographers.
See you there!

-The Geography Club
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