Archive for August, 2010

JStor Platform Updated

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Here's an overview of the main new functionality and changes in the recent JSTOR platform update.


Friday, August 20th, 2010

Ray Bradbury celebrates his 90th birthday on August 22, 2010.

In honour of the man who brought us such great books as: The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man and Fahrenheit 451, a special UCLA First Spark web site and Facebook is collecting birthday wishes for Ray. If you would like to leave a birthday wish to Ray –  click here.

You can also watch classic reminisces of Ray here.

UCLA Today – UCLA rates at the top

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Just in time for the fall quarter and the beginning for the juniors in high school to be looking for colleges, Campus Pride has come out with its rankings of the most friendliest LGBT campuses. UCLA, UC Berkeley, and UC Riverside were the top nineteen colleges in America for this distinction.

Alison Hewitt covers the story for UCLA Today’s news for and about staff and faculty.

Read the whole article here:

Music National Service – MusicianCorps

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Nothing is more exciting and enriching as when you are introduced to an art that speaks to you. The day the music director of our institution came to my grade school to recruit new students and bringing with him a wide array of instruments and a gift of gab, shook my foundation. The sounds he could make with those instruments! I went home and asked for lessons right away. I took “band,” until my senior year in high school. I may not have gone on to a professional career in music, but I came away with a more understanding and appreciation of sounds and what us mere humans can do with “our,” instruments.

Music National Service has done what my band teacher did for me, starting what they call MusicianCorps. Like the more familiar Peace Corps, Musician Corps trains musicians and sends these talents into communities in desperate need for the arts. There, they will serve a year of service.

In existence for the last 18 months, MusicianCorps has already gone into the cities of Chicago, New Orleans, Seattle, Oakland and San Francisco. 3,200 hundred kids have already benefited from this program.

With the public schools in Los Angeles facing so many budget cuts, the need for MusicianCorps would be a no brainer. Brittany Talylor of the Daily Bruin has written a great article on this subject.

Read it here now.

UCLA – Staff Appreciation Week

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

UCLA Housing & Hospitality Services

Discounted Lunch For UCLA Staff: August 11-13

In honor of Staff Appreciation Week, we invite you to dine at any of our all-you-care-to-eat residential restaurants – Covel, De Neve, or Hedrick – for a discounted lunch rate of $4.00 on the following days:

Wednesday, August 11th
Thursday, August 12th
Friday, August 13th

Hours of Operation: 11am-2pm daily

Discount Details:

-Staff members must present their own BruinCard and ask for the “special staff rate”
- Purchases must be made using BruinCard EasyPay
- Only one meal allowed per UCLA staff member per day
- This reduced lunch rate is only valid 8/11, 8/12 and 8/13