Archive for December, 2010

Stressed? UCLA Students Undress

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

600 to 800 UCLA students braved the cold December night and the last of finals to participate in the unofficial “traditional,”  Undie Run. The route started at Strathmore to the fountain, down Janss Steps and back up Bruin Walk to De Neve Plaza.

The event became unofficial because of security and safety concerns. The Undie Run originated  in 2002 as an alternative to the midnight yell. The event grew to 7,000 at its highest.

Click here to read the story and see the pictures courtesy of the Daily Bruin written by Ryan Miller.

Ralph J. Bunche

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

I don’t fancy myself a historian, but I do love history and when the past reflects people that bring more to the table of peace than of war, then December 10, 2010 is the day of a special thanksgiving.

December 10 is being remembered by UCLA and the UCLA community of the sixtieth anniversary of the awarding to Ralphe J. Bunche the Nobel Prize in Peace with his work with the Arabs and Israel in negotiating the landmark armistice agreements that lead to the ending the Arab–Israeli War of 1948.

Click here to read the story from the UCLA Newsroom by Letisia Marquez.

75 Years of DC Comics

Monday, December 13th, 2010

“Within its short 75-year lifespan, DC Comics has created and destroyed entire cities, worlds, and universes with a cast of characters that includes the titans of the Superhero world. Comedian, actor, and writer Patton Oswalt will moderate a discussion among DC Comics’ Paul Levitz, Jim Lee, and Geoff Johns, the creative and editorial superheroes behind the pages of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash and Green Lantern, who will discuss the pulp origins of DC Comics’ story lines and characters, as well as the future of digital publishing.”

Hammer Lecture

Tuesday, December 14, 2010
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum – Billy Wilder Theater


 ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Tickets are required, and are available at the Billy Wilder Theater Box Office one hour prior to start time. Limit one ticket per person on a first come, first served basis. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted, RSVPs not required.

Cucamonga Collective

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Do you like Jazz? Come on man, pull it together and check out these Kats.

This professional jazz ensemble returns to the Powell Library Building after their first appearance last summer. Performing original material will be UCLA alumnus Nick Casillas on saxophone, Cosku Turhan on piano, Evren Edler on bass, and Sandro Feliciano on drums.

Admission is free, and seating is unreserved.

Powell Library Building
Wednesday, January 19
6 p.m.

USAC Offering Textbook Library

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Did you know UCLA has a Textbook Loan Library? Neither did I and I work in a library (College). The Textbook Loan Library is a service that let’s a student borrow a text for a whole quarter and not be charged.

The Textbook Loan Library is a collection of texts that were previously used by students  who won the USAC Financial Support Commission’s quarterly textbook scholarship drawing. After they are finished with using the books, they are required to return the books, which are then donated to the library.

 The Textbook Loan Library is located in the Student Activities Center, but it will be available on-line sometime in the winter quarter.

Click here to read the Daily Bruin article by Suzy Strutner.

Students and Spirituality

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Royce Hall – Room 314

In this Senior Faculty Feminist Seminar, Professor Helen Astin will discuss her new book, “Cultivating the Spirit: How College Can Enhance Students’ Inner Lives”, which presents the results of a seven-year study, “Spirituality in Higher Education: Students’ Search for Meaning and Purpose,” that examined the role that college plays in facilitating the development of students’ spiritual qualities. Findings are organized around ten spiritual and religious measures: Equanimity, Spiritual Quest, Ethic of Caring, Charitable Involvement, Ecumenical Worldview, Religious Commitment, Religious Engagement, Religious/Social Conservatism, Religious Skepticism, and Religious Struggle.

Free and open to the public

All-Mozart Holiday Gala to showcase student and professional talent in Royce Hall

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Come to Royce Hall this Saturday to ring in the holiday spirit with UCLA Chorale, University Chorus and the UCLA Philharmonia. Neal Stulberg, director of orchestral studies at UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music, promises a night not to be missed. The gala will feature two of Mozart’s masterpieces, the “Sinfonia Concertante” and “Mass in C minor.”

All-Mozart Holiday Gala
Saturday, 8 p.m.
Royce Hall, $10

Click here to read the Daily Bruin article by Heather Nivin.