Archive for October, 2009

First Annual Carved Pumpkin Contest

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Bring your already-carved pumpkin to College Library on Thursday, October 29, for a new contest in which six students will win prizes. Your fellow students will be your judges.

Come vote on your fellow students’ artistic efforts until 5 p.m.; enjoy some cookies and apple cider while you check out the pumpkins.

Contest rules:

  • Only UCLA students are allowed to enter the contest.
  • Bring your already carved pumpkin to the Powell Library
    Rotunda by 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 29.
  • Bring a small placard with the name/title of your pumpkin
    and your contact information. No putrid pumpkins allowed!
  • Voting will take place Thursday October 29 between 10 a.m.
    and 5 p.m. Polls will close promptly at 5 p.m.
  • The winners will be announced at noon on Friday, October 30.
  • The six students who receive the most votes will win prizes.
  • You must pick up your entry before 5 p.m. on Friday. 
  • No entries will be accepted after 10 a.m., once the voting begins.
  • No carving will be done in the library.

Winners will be announced at noon on Friday, October 30.

Music in the Rotunda

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Classical Guitarist Chelsea Green

Thursday, November 5
5 p.m.

Classical guitarist and vocalist Chelsea Green is a founding member of the Los Angeles Electric 8. Her transcriptions for guitar and voice entitled Erik Satie: Four Songs from 1886 were published in 2006 by the California Guitar Archives. She is a recipiant of the Randy Rhoades and Mimi Alpert-Feldman scholarships and currently pursuing her DMA with Peter Yates.

Her program will include Three Melodies by Reynaldo Hahn; Cello Suite in a minor, op. 131, no. 3 by Max Reger; Two Caprices by Niccolo Paganini; and Two Songs by Guilio Caccini.

The rotunda is on the second floor of the Powell Library Building, which is directly across from Royce Hall. Parking is $10; the closest parking is in structures 4, 2, or 5. See the UCLA maps and directions page for more information.

Admission is free, and seating is unreserved.

Forty Years of Breaking Ground: UCLA Asian American Studies

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Through December 11

Organized in collaboration with the Asian American Studies Center and the Department of Asian American Studies, this exhibit celebrates forty years of Asian American studies at UCLA.

College Library, Asian American staff, students and faculty have joined forces with assistance of the College Library to create a stunning visual exhibition of artwork, reproductions of vintage photographs, books, and materials that trace four decades of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who have taught, studied, and contributed to intellectual diversity at UCLA.

This exhibit is made possible in part through the generous support of Gene D. Block, UCLA Chancellor; Claudia Mitchell-Kernan, UCLA Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate Division; UCLA Institute of American Cultures; and Rosina Becerra, UCLA Vice Provost with the Office for Faculty Diversity.

About the College Library Blog

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

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