Les Baricades Mistérieuses: An Evening of Seventeenth- and Early Eighteenth-century Harpsicord Music
Friday, May 17
UCLA musicology alumnus Eric J. Wang returns with musicology graduate student Ryan Rowen to perform French, German, and Italian keyboard works by Baroque composers including François Couperin, Jean-Henri d’Anglebert, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Johann Kuhnau, Jean-Baptiste Lully, and Michelangelo Rossi. Admission is free, and seating is unreserved.
UCLA Library’s Teaching and Learning Services and Powell Library are delighted to announce the opening of:
Einstein’s Dreams, an exhibit designed and curated by Design|Media Arts department chair, Willem Henri Lucas, featuring the best work created by students in his Winter 2013 DESMA 25: Typography class.
The project was based on the book “Einstein’s Dreams” written in 1992 by Alan Lightman. The book is a fictional collage of stories dreamed by the young Albert Einstein as he’s creating his theory of relativity, a new concept of time. The student project was to design the back, spine and front cover (with eight different limitations) of the book, and the typography for one chapter, using the Times New Roman font.The work of this class, presented on nine large 44 x 64” posters is a design process in eight steps, and shows there is an enormous complexity to design and typography, especially when it is combined with geometric shapes and forms, and the use of color and imagery.
Listen to a 2-minute interview with Prof. Lucas on designing the exhibit:https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10201067868397889
The exhibit can be viewed in the Night Powell Reading Room on the first floor of Powell Library. Catch a sneak peek of the exhibit in the photos below.
This is the second exhibit in a new “Visible Learning” initiative launched by Teaching and Learning Services to showcase undergraduate achievement. Special thanks to Catherine Brown for her outreach efforts, Michael Elliott for installing the posters, Janine Henri for facilitating interaction with DMA, and Brenda Williams for keeping us on track.
DROP-IN GUIDED MINDFUL MEDITATION
Event: Mindful Awareness Sessions
Dates: Wednesdays, 12:30pm – 1:00pm (spring quarter)
Location: Powell Library, East Rotunda
Mindful Awareness is the moment-by-moment process of actively and openly observing one’s physical, mental and emotional experiences. Mindfulness has scientific support as a means to reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional re-activity, and promote a general sense of health and well-being.
The weekly “drop-in” sessions are led by UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center’s Diana Winston and Marvin Belzer.
These sessions are open to students, faculty, staff, and anyone else interested in learning how to ‘live more presently’ in life.
Stress Less Fair 2.0
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
11:00 am – 2:00 pm, Bruin Plaza – Stage Area
On Tuesday, April 30th from 11am-2pm in Bruin Plaza, the Student Wellness Commission’s Student Health Investigative Task Force will be hosting the Stress Less Fair as part of the SWC’s Bruin Health Week.
Booths will provide healthy study snacks, coupons to popular Westwood study spots, games, and prizes – including sleeping masks and blue books – all to learn how to cope with high stress situations.
Free and open to the public.
Monday, April 22, 2013
10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Bruin Plaza – Stage Area
Healthy Campus Initiative
Come join the celebration as we welcome the start of UCLA’s Tobacco-Free Policy which is a part of the Healthy Campus Initiative.
You can learn about the resources available to help you quit smoking and be a part of this UC-wide initiative.
To the UCLA Campus Community:
Upon recommendation of the UCLA Tobacco-Free Steering Committee led by Linda Sarna, Professor of Nursing, and following thorough review by faculty, staff, and students, I am pleased to announce that UCLA Policy 810: Tobacco-Free Environment will go into effect on April 22, 2013. It is fitting that UCLA will implement the approved policy on Earth Day, becoming the first campus in the UC system to fully adopt smoke- and tobacco-free guidelines.
With the new policy in place, the use of cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco and all other tobacco products will not be permitted on campus and at other property owned or leased by the University. You may recall that in November 2011, UCLA Health Sciences instituted a smoke-free policy, and nationwide, more than 1,000 colleges and universities have adopted similar provisions.
The focus of the policy is on individual responsibility and education of employees, students and the public regarding the resources available to assist individuals with smoking cessation. Tobacco users on campus have access to a wide variety of free and low-cost support services, in addition to those provided by health insurance, to help them comply with the coming change.
Earlier this year, the Healthy Campus Initiative (HCI) was launched. HCI is an integrated, campus-wide effort that supports members of the campus community and visitors in making informed choices about improving their health. UCLA’s decision to become a tobacco-free campus, along with HCI, brings us closer to our goal of becoming one of the healthiest universities in the country.
During our policy review period, we received many comments, with an overwhelmingly positive response to the proposed implementation of a tobacco-free policy. It is clear the UCLA community is deeply invested in creating—and supporting—a healthy environment in which to learn, work and live.
To answer a variety of questions that were received, we have developed a special website for Frequently Asked Questions and Answers and other tobacco-free resources at: www.tobaccofree.ucla.edu.
We can all be proud that on April 22, 2013, UCLA will become a tobacco-free environment and lead the way in promoting individual and civic wellness.
Gene D. Block
The Undergraduate Writing Center offers one-on-one appointments with a Peer Learning Facilitator (a fellow undergraduate who is trained to help with writing). Peer Learning Facilitators (PLFs) can assist with any kind of paper for any class, and at any stage of the writing process. Appointments can be made in multiple locations, including the Powell Library Inquiry Lab.
See http://www.wp.ucla.edu/services.html for more information or to make an appointment.
The UCLA Library offers researchers helpful workshops on a variety of topics. The Winter 2013 schedule is listed below and online at:
Most sessions are open with no advance registration required, but those sessions marked with an asterisk* do require advance online registration; see links to registration for each workshop below. All workshops will be held in the Research Library; see each entry for specific locations.
EndNote (sixty minutes)
This session offers a basic overview of the purpose, uses, and features of EndNote, a software program that helps researchers manage references and produce bibliographies for projects large and small.
Taught by Gabriella Gray, librarian for education and applied linguistics.
Meet in the East Classroom, room 21536.
• Wednesday, January 16, 2 p.m.
• Tuesday, January 29, 3 p.m.
*How to Formulate Your Research Question (two hours)
Wednesday, January 23, 3 p.m.
This workshop covers how to move from your own interests to a topic, determine a possible research question, and make a case for the significance of that question. You’ll also learn the components of a strong argument and where to start searching for evidence.
Taught by Kelly E. Miller, director of UCLA Library Teaching and Learning Services and Head of the College Library.
Meet in the Research Commons Digital Cultural Heritage Lab. Space is limited, and online registration is required: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/research-question-workshop
How can you inspire your students to get started on their own paths of inquiry and discovery? What sources, tools, and strategies can you provide to students as they learn to conduct research in the digital age? How can you get ideas for new ways to teach the research process? The Library provides a variety of services to assist you in helping students gain the research skills they need to succeed in the twenty-first century.
Here are just a few of the services that we offer:
Consultation on Course and Assignment Design
To request any of the following services or learn more, contact Teaching and Learning Services staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to visit the Teaching Services web site.