Archive for September, 2010

Covel Commons “Peer Learning” Goes Online

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

You can  now sign up for “peer learning” (tutoring) at Covel Commons through MyUCLA.  Sign-up is limited to this week only, so get ahead of the class and get some help. Sign-ups will go on today (September 29th) at noon and will end at noon on Friday (October 1st). A second pass will begin at noon on Friday and continue through 4 p.m.

Click here to read the article in the Daily Bruin about the Covel Commons and MyUCLA teaming up.

University of Texas at Austin

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the community of the University of Texas at Austin in the wake of its tragedy that happened this a.m. A lone gunman entered the Perry-Castaneda Library and after firing shots, killed himself. The campus was on lock down for hours while the police conducted their investigation.

The University has a warning system that they utilized to get the message out about the tragedy. Through email, phone and text messaging, most staff, faculty and students were warned not to come onto the campus. 

UCLA also employs a warning system, it is called Bruin Alert the campus emergency notification system. Faculty, staff, and students can get this service.

To sign up for Bruin Alert click here.

To read more on the terrible tragedy at University of Texas at Austin,
click here. (courtesy of LA Times).

Lost and Found

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Lose Something? We Can Help!

 A few years back UCPD and General Services developed a web database combining Lost & Found information from UCPD and over 40 campus satellite centers.

From this centralized database, UCPD and recognized campus satellite centers can update lost and found information online.

Members of the public can search general listings of found property and enter inquiries on specific items online saving time and unnecessary trips to UCPD or a satellite center.

To report a lost item or search found items, please visit:

The recognized campus satellite centers are listed below:


Satellite Center Contact Person


200 Med Plz Ste.131 Louise Villalpando


Ackerman Union, A-262-A Info. Window Scott Alexander


Anderson , C-Bldg. #102 Robert Villaverde


Boelter Hall, School of Eng., Rm. 6426 Janet (Monica)Contreras


Career Center, Strathmore 2nd Fl. Tim Mar


Chemistry & Bio Chemistry young hall Rm. 3034 Nati Alcaraz


English Dept. Humanities Rm. 149 Jeanette Gilkison


Faculty Center, Front Desk Wali Bayoun


Geology, Rm. 3806 Chria Hazlitt


Guest House, Front Desk Esther Rubio


James West Alumni Assn, Member Svcs. Desk Kristina Gallegos


Law School Rm. 1242 Kelley Wellington


Life Sciences, Rm. 2204 Humberto Barba


LuValle Restaurant, Front Counter Imee Chung


LuValle Store, Rm. B-102 Juwon Yang


Morgan Center (Athletics), Rm. 117 Pat Scism


Math Sciences, Rm. 6356 Martha Abundis


Math Sciences Rm. 7127 Melissa Licker


OCH Dispatch, Covel Commons Front Desk Junji Toshima


Pauley Pavilion, Gate 1, Rm. 164 Dennis Koehne


Powell Library Roy Kartman


Psychology/Franz Hall, Rm. 1257-D Jami Jesek


Public Affairs/Public Policy, Rm. 3250 Etta Bray


Rosenfeld Library, Loan Desk Philip Rech


Royce Hall Theater, Rm. B-96 **Theater only, they do not accept items

from anywhere else**

RRMC Security, CHS Rm. B8-153 Tatiana Vardanyan


Santa Monica Hosp. Security, Security Booth Vernon Goodwin


Sunset Rec, Front Desk Edgar Torres


Tiverton House Stephanie Robinson


Transit Ops. Front Desk Judy Ponce


UA North, 945 Weyburn Pl. #116 Front Desk Shannon Stuart


UA South, 3200 Sawtelle, LA66, Front Desk Jill Sangermano-Sylvan


UCLA Arrowhead Barbara Greenstein


UCLA Extension 10995 Le Conte Ave. Michael White


UCLA Extension Linbrook Center Adrienne Jacks


UCLA Extension Westwood Center Robin Ibrahim


UCPD, 11000 Kinross, LA 90024, Front Counter Station Officer


Wooden Cntr Amy Netland


World arts & Cultures WAC, Kauffman Hall Arsenio Apillanes


YRL Front Desk Valerie Rom-Hawkins




University Campus Choir – Singers Wanted!

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Get out of the shower, come on, men and women - Dry off and head over on September 20 & 27.

The UNIVERSITY CAMPUS CHOIR, currently under the direction of Alexander Ruggieri, was established at UCLA 30 years ago to offer a high quality choral ensemble experience to singers from the Westside community.

Rehearsals are on Monday evenings from 7:20 to 9:35 PM in the Choir Room at St. Albanʼs Episcopal Church in Westwood, 580 Hilgard Ave., across the street from UCLA parking lot #2.

For inquiries, details and audition appointments, please contact CLAUDIA HINNEBUSCH: (310) 826-6319 /
Please call to schedule a date & time!

LibGuides Replaces Course Web Pages

Monday, September 20th, 2010

If you were a fan of the College Library Course web pages, you will bookmark, cite, and tell your fellow UCLA students that LibGuides is the next big thing in doing research.
Finding reference resources always seem so hard to find if you are not allowed to use “Google, Bing or Yahoo,” search engines. LibGuides, we hope, will relieve you of one less stress of school.
LibGuides, (rhymes with “crib-guides”) provide research assistance, course guides, subject guides, and useful resources compiled by your friendly UCLA librarians. You can search for your course in the A to Z category or by subject. You can follow a librarian and you can read the handy RSS feeds for just catalogued books.
Take a look at the most popular of the LibGuides or peruse the latest LibGuides on the left of the main LibGuides page.

Go there now.

Jared Diamond – Must See TV – National Geographic

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Jared Diamond, professor of physiology and geography here at UCLA will be starring in a new documentary airing this Saturday September 18 at 8 p.m.

Diamond, author of “Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed” (Penguin Books, 2005), will be hosting this documentary that explores the ruins of a civilization – the United States! Set in the future of 2210, archaeologists are examining remnants that we are all so familiar with…gas pumps, slot machines and our most prized possessions – our beloved cars!
Find out what happens to our society.

Check-out this ever so present topic this Saturday at 8 p.m. (check local listings).

To read an interview with Jared Diamond with UCLA Today, click here.

Party Safe @ UCLA

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

UCLA Health Education, Police Department, Dean of Students, and Residential Life have teamed up to encourage safe partying in and around the UCLA campus. The web site provides information and resources for party hosts and guests on how to have a safe party. It also lists on the “related information” side, pdf’s that cover issues from “party hosting,” to  “My friend is drunk.”

For a complete view of the web site Party Safe @ UCLA, click here.


BruinPay Plan

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Along with the stress of starting school in the fall and getting into the classes that you really want is that huge stress of paying your student fees. A new service has been implemented that can help relieve some of that stress.

BruinPay Plan (BPP) and UCLA’s Corporate Financial Services have teamed up to provide the students the opportunity to pay in smaller increments and not just one large sum at the start of each quarter.

Jenny Hong from the Daily Bruin gives you all the news. Check it out, here.

UCLA College Text Reference Pilot Suspended

Monday, September 13th, 2010

After two years of text reference service to our UCLA Community, we here at College Library have decided to suspend the service while we assess the service and explore new options.

You can still chat, emailtelephone, and seek out in-person reference service.

Are you hungry @ UCLA?

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Have you ever been in the College Library main reading room researching at one of the many public terminals and suddenly you hear your tummy rumbling?

Well, feed that need!

Just step out of Powell Building and walk around the building towards the court of sciences and you will see lunch wagons aplenty for all your tasty needs.

Alison Hewitt of UCLA Today provides the history behind the temporary lunch stands, and also check the daily menu of trucks scheduled to be at UCLA.