Archive for November, 2009

Despite the protests, the UC Regents have voted to increase student fees

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

For coverage of the event:

LA Times

Daily News

San Francisco Chronicle

New York Times

UC Santa Cruz

Daily Bruin

Powell Rotunda – The Place to Be

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

The Powell Rotunda will be the host of two events that you will not want to miss:

Powell Library Rotunda

Music in the Rotunda

Classical Guitarist Chelsea Green

Friday, November 13
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.

 

Powell Library Rotunda

Historical Dance in the Rotunda

Ninth Annual Waltz Through Time

Saturday, November 14
8 p.m.

Waltz through history, beginning with Regency Period dances of Jane Austen’s time and continuing to the present day. Music will include compositions by Mozart as well as ragtime, French, American, and modern works. All UCLA students, faculty, and staff as well as the general public are welcome; no dance experience is necessary, and there will be instruction throughout the evening. Attire can be costume, formal, or semi-formal.

Admission is free, but space is limited, and reservations are required.  RSVP by Thursday, November 12, with the name and number in the party to Catherine Brown by email or by phone at 310.206.5020.

Author Reading – Powell Library Rotunda

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Student Author Dan Elconin

Monday, November 9
5 p.m.

Never After by second-year undergraduate Dan Elconin puts a dark twist on a familiar tale with the edge of an authentic teen voice. The author will read and discuss his novel, and books will be for sale at the event. Admission is free, and seating is unreserved.

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.

Ninth Annual Waltz Through Time

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Historical Dance in the Rotunda

Saturday, November 14
8 p.m.
Powell Library Rotunda

Waltz through history, beginning with Regency Period dances of Jane Austen’s time and continuing to the present day. Music will include compositions by Mozart as well as ragtime, French, American, and modern works. All UCLA students, faculty, and staff as well as the general public are welcome; no dance experience is necessary, and there will be instruction throughout the evening. Attire can be costume, formal, or semi-formal.

Admission is free, but space is limited, and reservations are required.  RSVP by Thursday, November 12, with the name and number in the party to Catherine Brown by email or by phone at 310.206.5020.

Young Bruin publishes novel

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Nov. 5, 2009 at midnight

Step aside, Christopher Paolini – there’s a new young author in town. Second-year undeclared student Dan Elconin has recently published his creation, “Never After,” a young-adult fantasy novel that provides a dark twist to the traditional story of Peter Pan.

http://beta.dailybruin.com/articles/2009/11/5/11_5_Bruin_author/

Second-year undergraduate Dan Elconin has written a novel that puts a dark twist on a familiar tale with the edge of an authentic teen voice. Come celebrate its release with the author and his friends; admission is free, and seating is unreserved.

Powell Library Rotunda

Monday, November 9
5 p.m.

Library funds approved for Night Powell

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

USAC allocates $25,000 to retain Night Powell; council to host meet and greet on the Hill tonight

By Samantha Schaefer

Nov. 4, 2009 at 3:19 a.m.

http://beta.dailybruin.com/articles/2009/11/4/library-funds-approved/

Just one day after the reopening of Night Powell, the Undergraduate Students Association Council voted to allocate the remaining $25,000 needed to retain the service for the 2009-2010 academic year.

The council unanimously approved the allocation with a vote of 12-0-0. The money will be withdrawn from the USAC surplus fund as needed, and any unused funds will be returned by the end of the year.

Night Powell, which costs an estimated $125,000 to maintain, was recently reopened after the university secured a combined $100,000 from two outside donors. The additional funds from USAC will account for the remaining amount needed to keep Powell Library open overnight.

USAC President Cinthia Flores said that in her negotiations with Chancellor Gene Block, she made the executive decision for students to contribute 20 percent of the funds to reopen the study space, in conjunction with the matched donations.

“I’m pleased with the reinstitution. It’s a testament to the hard work and commitment by the council and something that is truly representative,” Flores said. “It was not on the administration’s agenda, but we reopened the conversation and put our money where our mouth is.”

Tonight, councilmembers will host a meet and greet with students living on the Hill to introduce the organization.

Flores said the gathering is the first in a series of events her office has planned in collaboration with the On-Campus Housing Council.

The goal behind the series is to increase transparency and communication between students and the council.

Tonight’s event will feature a short introduction of each councilmember, a panel discussion, and a larger question-and-answer portion.

“It’s a very big endeavor that USAC will take on to become more visible and available, because this is where one of our biggest constituencies is located,” Flores said.

UCLA Student Author Dan Elconin Discusses “Never After”

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

 Monday, November 9
5 p.m.

Second-year undergraduate Dan Elconin has written a novel that puts a dark twist on a familiar tale with the edge of an authentic teen voice. Come celebrate its release with the author and his friends; admission is free, and seating is unreserved.

Text Message a Librarian!

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Text 310.691.6560; service is available during the hours listed below:

Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: 1 – 6 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

UCLA Asian American Studies Center to Celebrate Amerasia Journal Women’s Issue at “Buildin’ Bridges and Stirrin’ Waters” Event

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

The UCLA Asian American Studies Center is co-sponsoring “Buildin’ Bridges & Stirrin’ Waters”: Women of Color Feminism & Activism” on Thursday, November 5, 2009 from 5:30-7:30 at the UCLA Powell Library Rotunda, 2nd floor.  The evening will highlight authors from the Amerasia Journal women’s issue entitled “Where Women Tell Stories,” and will encourage attendees to build bridges across communities for women of color and allies.  The event will draw students, faculty, and community leaders together to hear from a panel of speakers that have a breadth of experience working across communities.

The keynote speaker is renowned educator and activist, Ericka Huggins, who was a former leader of the Black Panther Party.  She was Director of the Oakland Community School from 1973-1981 and was the first Black and the first woman appointed to the Alameda County Board of Education.  She is currently Professor of Women’s Studies at California State University-East Bay.  Ericka will talk about meeting famed human rights activist Yuri Kochiyama for the Amerasia women’s issue, where they engaged in a spirited conversation on the history of women of color activists that were “stirrin’ the waters,” and the importance of building bridges between communities of color.  Yuri Kochiyama is the highly esteemed Asian American human rights activist, who has been a strong supporter of Malcolm X.

Other speakers will include Mary Uyematsu Kao and Stephanie Santos, guest editors of the women’s issue, and Mo Nishida, veteran community organizer.  There will also be two spoken word performances.

RSVP is strongly encouraged to estimate seating and refreshments at this highly anticipated event.  Online RSVPs are available at http://bit.ly/Nov5_Powell.�

Classical Guitarist Chelsea Green

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Note: New Date!

Friday, November 13    new date
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 recipient 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.