Archive for May, 2010

Check this Out!

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Now, I don’t normally post for events in the YRL, I am busy enough here at College Library, but this event is worth it – read on!

Charles E. Young Research Library

Film Screening

442: Live with Honor, Die with Dignity

Wednesday, June 2
Noon

During World War II, Japanese American soldiers of the 442nd Infantry Regiment fought not only the enemy but also prejudice and racial discrimination in the U.S. Theirs was an ironic situation, fighting for a country that had branded them as enemies. But these young men bravely volunteered and proven their loyalty as patriotic Americans. By the end of the war, the 442nd had become one of the most decorated regiments for its size and length of service in the history of the U.S. military.

Following director Junichi Suzuki’s previous film Toyo’s Camera, which traced the experiences of Japanese Americans during World War II, this film uses archival footage and interviews with regiment members to reveal the 442nd’s little-known history. A Q&A with Suzuki will follow the screening.

Admission is free, but reservations are requested to Toshie Marra at 310.825.2765 or by email. Seating is on a first-come basis.

Memorial Weekend Hours

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Check our hours at College if you plan on coming this Memorial weekend:

 

Spring Quarter Dead Week (May 31-June 6, 2010)

Master’s Recital: Countertenor Nick Zammit

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Friday, May 28
8 p.m.

Opera graduate student Nick Zammit will present a diverse program of vocal works by Beethoven, Campion, Mark Carlson, Reynaldo Hahn, Handel, Monteverdi, Rachmaninoff, and Vaughan Williams.

Place: Powell Rotunda

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 four, two, or five. See the UCLA maps and directions page for more information.

Admission to the concerts is free, and seating is unreserved.

Music in the Rotunda

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Powell Library Building

UCLA Early Music Ensemble: Period Popular Music

Friday, May 21
8 p.m.

Popular music earned its name because of its appeal; it makes you want to sing or snap along. The Early Music Ensemble returns to perform popular love and devotional songs from the past that are still full of vitality, and have great melodies, charm and beauty, along with a few surprises. Among the selections from the fourteenth through the seventeenth centuries will be works by di Lasso, Josquin, and Palestrina as well as pieces from Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas.

Program:

“Das G’laut zu Speyer” by Senfl
“Ave Verum Corpus” by Josquin
“Sicut Cervus” by Palestrina
“O Seigneur Loue Sera” by Sweelinck
“Come Again” by Dowland
“Nes que on poirrot” by Machaut
“Ch’amor sia nudo” by Caccini
“Godere e tacere” by Strozzi
Excerpts from Dido and Aeneas by Purcell
“El Grillo” by Josquin
“Contrapunto Bestiale” by Banchieri
“Sonata Rappresentativa” by Farina
“O La, O Che Bon Eccho!” by di Lasso

The event is open to all. No reservations are required, and seating is on a first-come basis.

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 four, two, or five. See the UCLA maps and directions page for more information.

Library Prize for Undergraduate Research

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Powell Library East Rotunda

Award Ceremony

Monday, May 17
3 p.m.

Established in 2009, the Library Prize for Undergraduate Research honors the best research produced by UCLA undergraduate students. The awards will be presented at this ceremony; they include two first-place awards of $700, one for upper-division students and one for lower-division students, and additional awards may be made at the judges’ discretion.

The event is open to all. No reservations are required, and seating is on a first-come basis.

Robert B. and Blanche Student Book Collection Competition

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Award Ceremony

Wednesday, May 12
3 p.m.

Launched in 1948, the Robert B. and Blanche Campbell Student Book Collection Competition honors UCLA undergraduate and graduate student book collectors for their collections.  Awards ranging from $150 to $1,000 will be presented at this year’s ceremony.

The event is open to all. No reservations are required, and seating is on a first-come basis.

Charles E. Young Research Library