Archive for October, 2010

Parents’ Weekend 2010

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Well another year is upon us and this means the parents are in town to look over the UCLA campus, student life of their children and loved ones, and it falls on Halloween of all the ghoulish times.

This is a big year for UCLA parents and their children, what with the budget cuts, increased student fees and international enrollment up, parents’ weekend is actually growing in size. Pre-registration is up and with more than 3,400 expected, UCLA is hoping that more will be coming through their doors not registered.

Besides the big game on Saturday, the parents will be given a chance to have lunch with the deans of the College of  Letters and Sciences and academic counselors of their schools or departments.

Click here to read the Daily Bruin article written by Kate Parkinson-Morgan.

Parents’ Weekend @ UCLA

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010
7:00 am – 8:30 pm, Various – Campus Locations

Bruin undergraduates and their parents are invited to share three days of UCLA’s best at Parents’ Weekend October 29-31, 2010. Hear from Chancellor Gene Block and top faculty; party at the Bruin Family BBQ with dinner and live music; and cheer on the Bruins in the UCLA vs. Arizona football game. Connect with family. Make new friends. And discover what makes UCLA such an amazing place.

Click here for all information on this great weekend.

Halloween Monster Sale @ Ackerman Store

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

The 33rd Annual Monster Halloween Sale at Ackerman happens tomorrow (Thursday, October 28) from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Click hereto see the Monster Sale flyer.

Click here for UCLA Store.

Nuestro Derecho a Cantar (Our Right to Sing)

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

A Film by Carolina Fuentes

Thursday, November 4

4 p.m.

Charles E. Young Research Library
Presentation Room

Free, Unreserved Seating

Carolina Fuentes is an award-winning radio and television journalist who worked for many years with Univision and PBS’s Radio Bilingue.  UCSC’s Social Documentation graduate program offered Fuentes the opportunity to expand her documentary filmmaking skills, while at the same time exploring the turbulent history of her native El Salvador. Fuentes’ thesis documentary project, Our Right to Sing, traces the important role of music and musicians in that country’s civil war–something Fuentes experienced first-hand. As a teenager, she was part of a Christian musical group in El Salvador. After the military burned their church, and many of her friends and classmates were killed, Fuentes fled to Mexico then later moved to the United States.

Followed by a Q&A session with the film director

Refreshments and snacks will be served

An Evening with Dave Eggers

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Royce Hall – Auditorium


Open to all UCLA students/staff/faculty with a Bruin Card. Admission is free but tickets are required. Tickets will be available at the UCLA Central Ticket Office beginning on September 20th.

Click here for more information.

UCLA International Institute Conference

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

A three-day conference (October 22- October 24) celebrating the work of Italian artist Sabato Rodia and the famed structure, the Watts Towers.

The structure, which totals 17 towers and took an estimate 33 years to build has been hailed by some as beautiful and others as “junk.” Well, this “junk,” is now a National Historic Landmark, designated as so in 1990.

The conference will not only be about the structure itself, but how the Watts Towers have a connection to the city itself and the communities that surround this art.

Click here to read the Daily Bruin article.

Click here to download the program.

Click here to check out our exhibit in the College Library rotunda.

The Chinese in Mexico, 1882-1940

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Book Signing and Reception to be held in room 144 Haines Hall (Chicano Studies Research Center) on October 28, from 12 – 1:30 p.m.

Robert Chao Romero, assistant professor in the César E. Chávez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, recently published his book, The Chinese in Mexico, 1882-1940 (University of Arizona Press). The Chinese in Mexicoprovides a social history of Chinese immigration to and settlement in Mexico in the context of the global Chinese diaspora of the era. Professor Chao Romero was a postdoctoral fellow at the CSRC in 2003-04, receiving research funding for his project, “The Dragon in Big Lusong: Chinese Immigration and Settlement in Mexico.” Event is co-sponsored by the Asian American Studies Center, the Chavez E. Center Department for Chicana/o Studies, and the Chicano Studies Research Center.

College Night at The Getty Villa

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Ever driven on the PCH and looked up at the Getty Villa and said, ” I have got to get to this place?” Well, now students can! The Getty Villa is sponsoring College Night, this Tuesday from 6 – 9 p.m.

An after-hours party for and only for students, this is the third year the Getty is sponsoring this event that shows the behind the scenes look of conservation and design usually not seen to the viewing public.

Students looking for internships later in the year will have a chance to meet representatives from the Getty Conservation Institute, Getty Research Institute and the Getty Foundation.

Also, free food!

Click here, to read the story from today’s Daily Bruin.

ASUCLA Monster Sale

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Monstrous savings, insanely low prices, drop dead discounts …ONE DAY ONLY! Don’t miss the annual Monster Sale at the UCLA Store on Thursday, October 28. Save 25% on all BearWear, Fast Track sportswear and UCLA merchandise. Save 50% on all Red Tag clearance merchandise! Save 20% on almost everything else, including all books in the BookZone, computer supplies, school and office supplies, and all plush and gifts. Some exclusions apply, discount limited to stock on hand. The store hours for the Ackerman Union location are 7:30am until 7:30pm. Select savings also available at Health Sciences Store and Lu Valle Commons. For more information call the UCLA Store at 310-825-6064.

Wooden 100: A Birthday Celebration

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Bringing together Bruins to celebrate the legacy of John Wooden, give recognition for all of his contributions, reminisce on memories, and promote school spirit and athletics. Free cupcakes! Student group performances! Famous alumni speaker! UCLA 2010-2011 Basketball Team! Trivia! Contests! Free giveaways! Never before seen memorabilia! Tribute video! Festivities begin at 5pm in the John Wooden Center; party begins at 6pm in Collins Court. Full schedule of events online.

Click here, for more information regarding the events planned.