Archive for the ‘Announcements’ Category

Re-imagining the future of Los Angeles

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Several architecture firms, including UCLA’s cityLAB were recently selected by Newsweek Magazine to propose how Los Angeles will live, work, commute, and play in the year 2030.

Check out the “The Future of Work” submissions.

Print Reserves returning to the Arts Library

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Beginning in fall 2010, Arts print reserves will return to the Arts Library.

Arts print reserves had been housed in the College Library during the 2009/2010 academic year, due to the reduction in branch library hours. Faculty and students requested the return of reserves to the Arts Library and this request has been approved.

2010 Museums & Heritage Award

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

The British Library has been awarded the Innovation Award for Timelines: Sources from History by the 2010 Museums and Heritage Awards. The honor recognizes the most innovative use of technology within a museum, gallery, or heritage attraction, including the use of social media and the web, as well as technologies such as AV, multimedia, lighting, and audio guides. Timelines, which launched in January, enables visitors to explore British Library collection items chronologically, as shown in this YouTube video (2:33). This project is rich in visual content and features numerous period documents.

Architecture’s Modern Marvels

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Vanity Fair asked 52 experts to choose the five most important works of architecture created since 1980. 132 different structures were named; the top 22, in order of popularity are:


  • Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
  • Menil Collection, Houston
  • Thermal Baths, Vals, Switzerland
  • HSBC Building, Hong Kong
  • Seattle Central Library
  • Mediatheque building, Sendai, Japan
  • Neue Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Church of the Light, Osaka, Japan
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, D.C.
  • Millau Viaduct, France
  • Jewish Museum, Berlin
  • Lloyd’s Building, London
  • Bird’s Nest stadium, Beijing
  • CCTV Building, Beijing
  • Casa da Musica, Porto, Portugal
  • Cartier Foundation, Paris
  • BWM Welt, Munich
  • Addition to the Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Cooper Union building, New York
  • Parc de la Villette, Paris
  • Yokohama Port Terminal, Japan
  • Saint-Pierre church, Firminy, France

Gaetano Pesce at the Hammer Museum

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Hammer Lectures, July 7, 2010, 7pm, presents a lecture by Internationally renowned architect and designer Gaetano Pesce.

FREE, but tickets are required, and are available at the Billy Wilder Theater Box Office one hour prior to start time.


Monday, June 21st, 2010

On exhibit at the Ace Gallery, through 15, 2010. This exhibition was curated by Sylvia Lavin in association with UCLA Architecture and Urban Design students.

A Press release is available as a PDF.

New Online Design Journal Available to UCLA Users

Monday, June 21st, 2010

UCLA users now have full-text online access to a new design journal: Design and culture : the journal of the Design Studies Forum. This journal, published by Berg Publishers, began publication in Mar. 2009. Sign up to receive new issue alerts if this interests you!

Average Faculty Salaries reported

Monday, June 21st, 2010

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports on average faculty salaries. Faculty in “architecture and related services” fare comparatively well, but those in “visual and performing arts” much less so.

UCLA Arts Library Update

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

UCLA University Librarian Gary E. Strong announced on June 10 that the Arts Library will continue to operate in its present location for the immediate future, and sent the following email to faculty in departments that use the Arts Library:

“Dear Colleagues:
As you’ll recall, last fall the UCLA Library created an internal study team to examine the service and materials issues associated with shifting the collections, services, and staff of the Arts Library to one of the large libraries. This message is to update you on the status of that study.

The internal study team collected statistics on the size and location of collections, circulation figures, gate counts, and use of electronic resources as well as more subjective information about how students and faculty use the facility and its collections and services. They also summarized community factors, among them how professionals at area museums and in creative industries use the library.

I am reviewing the team’s report, and I and my senior management are in the process of discussing it in greater detail. It is clear that we will need more time to examine this complex, multifaceted subject further and to gather input from constituencies including administrators, faculty, students, and donors. Thus, the Arts Library will continue to operate in its present location for the immediate future.

Let me reiterate that the UCLA Library’s primary objective in undertaking this review and assessment is to provide participants in UCLA’s acclaimed programs in the visual and performing arts with the world-class collections, services, and facilities they need.

Thank you for your patience as this process continues. I will update you when there is further news; if you have questions, comments, or suggestions in the meantime, please email me or call me at 310.825.1201.


Gary E. Strong
University Librarian”

2010 D|MA Senior Exhibition Opening

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

I.R.L. (in Real Life), UCLA’s Design|Media Arts Senior Exhibition, opens June 3 from 5:00-8:00 in the EDA, Broad Art Center, Room 1250. I.R.L. features the work of D|MA’s graduating seniors, and is the culmination of a broad and cohesive curriculum in print, form, programming, video and sound!