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Doris Ash

"Reculturing Museums: Museums as a Place for Cultural and Linguistic Diversity"
Friday, May 18, 2012 - 1:00am
Media Theater (M110), Theater Arts Center (UCSC)
Presented by: 
Arts Division

This presentation is part of the series of free public lectures in the 2012 Arts Dean's Lecture Series entitled "Reshaping the Museum: Creating New Knowledge, Engaging the Mind" (part of the course HAVC/ART 007: "Issues in the Arts," taught by Associate Professor and Patricia & Rowland Rebele Chair in History of Art and Visual Culture, Elisabeth Cameron).  Arts Dean David Yager has selected the speakers, all noted for their unique ability to bridge museum practices and for creating new knowledge within their professional career paths. The public is cordially invited. Admission is free. (Parking $3.) 


Sponsored by the UCSC Division of the Arts and the UCSC Art Department and History of Art and Visual Culture Department.


All eight lectures in the series are on Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m. through May 31 in the Media Theater. (The Media Theater is the lecture hall located next to the traffic circle in front of the Mainstage Theater at UCSC.)


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Doris B. Ash is an Associate Professor in the Education Department at UC Santa Cruz. Over the past 20 years, her research has focused on scientific meaning making, both in and out of the classroom, working especially with culturally and linguistically diverse students and families. She received her Ph.D. in Science Education from UC Berkeley and has been awarded several grants from the National Science Foundation. She was a science educator at the Exploratorium for five years. Ms. Ash’s current research centers on deeply analyzing episodes of scientific sense makings at museums, aquariums and other informal settings and working with museum educators to use scaffolding theories to enhance their teaching with diverse learners.