Archive for November, 2010

UCLA Hammer Museum Readings

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Poetry: Poets of the American West, 1910-2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum – Facility

The UCLA Hammer Museum presents, as part of its Hammer Readings series, “Poets of the American West, 1910-2010.” “In honor of the Poetry Society of America’s 100th anniversary, celebrated Western poets read their own work as well as poems by their favorite poets of the region from the past century. Poets include Wanda Coleman, Robert Hass, Juan Felipe Herrera, Jane Hirshfield, Carol Muske-Dukes and Michael Palmer.”

Faculty & Staff Appreciation

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

November 30 – December 2, 2010

Visit the UCLA Store on November 30–December 2 and SAVE 20% on your Bruin holiday shopping. While you’re shopping, stop by the UCLA Computer Store in Ackerman Union and enter to win an iPad. Your purchases support a good cause too — 2% from this event will be donated to the Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA.

Last year’s event raised over $1,400!  Simply present your UCLA academic or staff ID at the time of purchase to receive your discount. Free gift wrap is available at Ackerman Union between the hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for purchases over $15. Discount is limited to merchandise in stock and some exclusions apply. Call (310) 825-6064 for more information.

UCLA Big Bands

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Featuring the UCLA Jazz Orchestra, directed by Charley Harrison; the UCLA LatinJazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Bobby Rodriguez; the Contemporary Jazz Ensemble, directed by James Newton; and the Jazz Fusion Ensemble, directed by Kenny Burrell.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Schoenberg Music Building – Schoenberg Hall

A Panel Discussion: Central American Community in Los Angeles

Friday, November 19th, 2010

The UCLA Library Writer Series Presents

Archiving Selves:  The Central American Community in Los Angeles

A Panel Discussion and Reading with
Rosamaria Segura, Randy Erlt, Roxana Perez, and Dora Magana

Wednesday, December 1
4 p.m.
Charles E. Young Research Library
Presentation Room

The second-largest Latino-immigrant group in Los Angeles after Mexicans, Central Americans have become a remarkable presence in city neighborhoods, with colorful festivals, flags adorning cars, community organizations, as well as vibrant ethnic businesses. The people from Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama living in Los Angeles share many cultural and historical commonalities, such as language, politics, religion, and perilous migratory paths as well as future challenges. The distinctions are also evident as ethnicity’s, music, and food create a healthy diversity throughout residential locations in Los Angeles. During the 1980s and 1990s, an unprecedented number of new Central Americans arrived in this cosmopolitan city, many for economic reasons while others were escaping political turmoil in their native countries. Today they are part of the ethnic layers that shape the local population. Central Americans have embraced Los Angeles as home and, in doing so, transported their rich heritage and customs to the streets of this multicultural metropolis. — Book Summary of Central Americans In Los Angeles

Free, Unreserved Seating

Hammer Museum Free

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

In honour of its twentieth anniversary, the UCLA Hammer Museum will not charge admission during the dates of November 26 to December 18.

The museum, which opened its doors in November of 1990, houses the collection of oil tycoon Armand Hammer. It is one of the leading art museums in the city with a collection that showcases contemporary art and emerging artists. It began its affiliation with UCLA in 1994 but is maintained mostly by the Armand Hammer Foundation.

Besides admission, the store will be offering discounts in its bookstore and the parking is only $3 with a validation from the museum.

BDYK: UCLA faculty, students and staff are always free with your bruin card id?


The Garifuna Folkloric Ballet Group

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010


Friday, November 19
12 p.m.

Charles E. Young Research Library
Presentation Room

 Free, Unreserved Seating

The Garifuna Folkloric Ballet of Honduras represents the unique Garifuna culture of Honduras as well as a variety of music styles that interweave the religious and folkloric characteristics of Honduran culture.  Since its creation in 1976 the Garifuna Folkloric Ballet is fulfilling the task of promoting the distinctive Garifuna culture by contributing ethno-artistic work at the national and international level. Its members hold the unique status of “cultural ambassadors” of Honduras.”

Powell Library named #12 Most beautiful library

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Campus Grotto, the Inside Source at College, has come out with a list of the most beautiful libraries around the country and UCLA’s Powell Library has come in at number 12, after Princeton but ahead of Johns Hopkins.

UC Berkeley comes in at number 7, but USC is nowhere in this list.


Click here to see the complete list with pictures!

New Reference Titles

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Yes, reference never sleeps and also education should be a constant in everyone’s life. To add to that, we’ve aquired new titles in our reference collection at Powell Library.

We are exhibiting the new titles on the west side near the reference desk. So check it out when you pass by!
(A special shout-out to Alicia Reiley for a great exhibit).

Here is a list of our new titles:

  • LGBTQ America Today an Encyclopedia
  • Encyclopedia of Abortion in the United States
  • The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature
  • Encyclopedia of Contemporary LGBTQ Literature of the United States
  • Encyclopedia of Pestilence, Pandemics, and Plagues
  • The Encyclopedia of Women’s Health
  • Military Communications
    From Ancient Times to the 21st Century
  • National Geographic Visual Atlas of the World
  • Belligerents, Brinkmanship, and the Big Stick
    A Historical Encyclopedia of American Diplomatic Concepts
  • Cultural Encyclopedia of the Body

New Reference Titles at Powell Library (College Library) Fall 2010 (Flickr)

Music in the Rotunda

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Peter Yates, Arpeggione

Friday, November 12
8 p.m.

UCLA music faculty member, guitarist, and composer Peter Yates will present a recital featuring the arpeggione, a bowed guitar invented in 1823 and rarely seen since, on which can be played pieces from the viola da gamba repertoire as well as bowed versions of works for guitar and lute. Yates will perform works from the Renaissance and Baroque eras as well as the twentieth century by composers including Philip Hacquart, Turlough O’Carolan, Carlos Chavez, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Theodore Norman, and Yates himself.

Peter Yates plays the Arpeggione 

The rotunda is on the second floor of the Powell Library Building, which is directly across from Royce Hall. Admission to the concerts is free, and seating is unreserved. Parking is $10; the closest parking is in structures four, two, or five. See the UCLA maps and directions page for more information.

Get Your Flu Shots!

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010


Wow, I don’t like to get shots, but it is flu season and they are free…so if I really feel like being a spontaneous person, I might just walk in after making an appointment. Hmmm, what is a student to do?

The Ashe Center has cornered the market; instead of the usual 4, 000 shots from like last year, the Center has ordered 7,000! That’s a lot of some sore arms. Yikes, but don’t cough on me. So far they have used almost half of their orders, so better make an appointment and get in line.

Click here to get all the news courtesy of the Daily Bruin by Cody Geib.

Ashe Center Fall Hours

Monday through Thursday, 8am-6:30pm

Friday 9am-6:30pm

Closed Saturday, Sunday & all University holidays

The Ashe Center will be closed Thursday November 11th in observance of the Veteran’s Day holiday. Nurseline will be available for all students during the closure.

Ashe Center Contact Info

Main Line: (310) 825-4073