Archive for June, 2011

Take the Kids to a “flick!”

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

‘The Red Pony’ – Family Flicks Screening

Sunday, July 10, 2011
11:00 am – 1:00 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum – Billy Wilder Theater

Free Admission – Film & Television Archive

‘The Red Pony’ (1949): A boy needs a pony to become a man in this big screen, Technicolor adaptation of the classic coming-of-age story written by John Steinbeck. A farmer’s son, Tom daydreams of knights and circuses, a lively inner-life wonderfully realized by director Lewis Milestone, until farmhand Billy Buck, played by Mitchum, makes him a present of a newborn red pony, a gift that will soon bring with it hard won lessons in responsibility and love.

Free and open to the public.

Be A Fly on the YRL Wall – Check it out!

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Research Library Renovation

The UCLA Library is nearing the completion of renovations to the first floor and lower level of the Research Library. The first phase, which focused on the lower level, was completed in December 2009. The second phase, which focuses on the first floor, will be completed in Summer 2011.

The renovations are turning the major public spaces of this classic midcentury design by A. Quincy Jones into a research library for the twenty-first century. Enhanced facilities will offer students and faculty in the humanities and social sciences comfortable, innovative spaces in which to study and conduct research as well as places for collaboration, exchange, and contemplation. Descriptions of each element are available via the links in the column to the left; a virtual fly-through of the first-floor redesign is also available.

Apron Parking in Westwood a No No!

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

As of Monday (June 27, 2011), Westwood will begin issuing tickets to persons parking on the apron spots of Westwood city.

Apron parking is the action of taking the spot in front of a garage that leads out into the street. If a person parks there, the cars generally stick out into the street or block pedestrians from crossing on the sidewalks. These persons who choose to park this way will now be cited.

The ticket price? $58 dollars, and if the car receives more than five citations, it will be towed.

Click here to read the story courtesy of the Daily Bruin and Paul Stremple.

Get your Fowler Fix on! (CFF)

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Culture Fix @ Fowler

Wednesday, June 29, 2011
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm, Fowler Museum – Galleries

Herbert M. Cole

Cole, a specialist on Igbo arts and professor emeritus at UC Santa Barbara, will explore the relationships between masks displayed in Central Nigeria Unmasked and in Intersections.

Free and open to the public.

Are you a Social Web Addict?

Friday, June 24th, 2011

Do you find yourself browsing the same social websites not just once but many times a day? Do you constantly look for bargains on Amazon or Borders? Does it stop your productivity? Well, “Keep Me Out,” is a system that will put a block and remind you that it is time to get back “your life!”

The system is easy to navigate and it is free.

What you are basically doing is having KeepMeOut create a new bookmark for you, and putting a time limit on the number of times you can visit a website. If you click on the newly created bookmark, it will block you if you had visited it already in the time that you set.

The more popular bookmarks are Facebook, Youtube and Amazon, but you can have it applied to any web page.

Click here to check it out.

Culture Fix

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Wednesday, June 29, 2011
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm, Fowler Museum – Galleries

Herbert M. Cole

Cole, a specialist on Igbo arts and professor emeritus at UC Santa Barbara, will explore the relationships between masks displayed in Central Nigeria Unmasked and in Intersections.

Free and open to the public.

Iran: Current Events

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Sunday, June 26, 2011
3:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Dodd Hall – Room 147

Lecture (in Persian)

Speaker: Dr. Amir Arjomand, Faculty of UNESCO Human Rights at Beheshti University.

Please note that the event is in Persian.

Free and open to the public.

For more information, call Iranian Future Leaders at
(310) 633-1144.

The Death of the Nuclear Renaissance

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum – Billy Wilder Theater

Hammer Forum

The recent catastrophic nuclear meltdowns in Japan have cast a shadow over the future of nuclear power that was undergoing a renaissance as a possible “clean energy” solution to the global warming crisis. Albert Carnesale, the Chancellor Emeritus of UCLA, Victor Gilinsky, a former commissioner of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and nuclear physicist Arjun Makhijani, head of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, discuss the future of nuclear power.

Free and open to the public.

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.

Parking is available under the museum for $3 after 6:00pm.

Salon with …

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Legendary Jazz Pianist Cedar Walton

Monday, June 20, 2011
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Fowler – Lenart Auditorium Room A103B

Cedar Wilson and band performing; Jim Barrall, chair of Friends of Jazz at UCLA will also speak.

Presented by Friends of Jazz

General Admission = $25 Preferred Seating = $45 Student = $10

Kids in the Courtyard – Story Jam

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Sunday, June 26, 2011
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Fowler Museum – Davis Courtyard

Hear a story and paint rhythm sticks

Stop by the Fowler at 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm to hear the story “Ragtime Tumpie” by Allan Schroader,a jazz-infused tale about the childhood of entertainer Josephine Baker. Before and after each performance, join museum educators in the courtyard to paint a pair of rhythm sticks to help you tap out the beat with your hands and your feet!

Free, light refreshments.