Archive for August, 2011

UCLA FOOTBALL!

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

UCLA Football vs. San Jose State

Saturday, September 10, 2011
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Rose Bowl – Stadium

Bruins host Spartans

This non-conference game is the first home contest for the Bruins.

Home Games
09/10/11 vs. San Jose State, Rose Bowl
09/17/11 vs. Texas, Rose Bowl
10/08/11 vs. Washington State, Rose Bowl
10/29/11 vs. California, Rose Bowl
11/05/11 vs. Arizona State, Rose Bowl
11/19/11 vs. Colorado, Rose Bowl

Away Games
09/03/11 at Houston, Houston, TX
09/24/11 at Oregon State, Corvallis, OR
10/01/11 at Stanford, Palo Alto, CA
10/20/11 at Arizona, Tucson, AZ
11/12/11 at Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
11/26/11 at USC, Los Angeles, CA

iPhone and iPad 2 applications for Education

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Dictionary.com Flashcards
Dictionary.com’s Mobile Flashcards for learning on the go! Study, learn and master words on your phone. Create and play fun, tailored study programs anywhere, anytime.

British Library 19th Century Collection
This application provides access to titles from the British Library’s 19th century book collection. It includes classic novels, works of philosophy, history and science. Browse, search and read these historic books on a platform that enhances the reading experience.

Grades 2 Free App.
What do I need to score on my next test to score an A? There’s an app for that!

Amazon Mobile
The Amazon mobile app allows iPad, iPhone and iPod touch to quickly search, shop, compare prices, read reviews and make purchases on Amazon.com.

Evernote turns the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch into an extension of your brain, helping you remember anything and everything that comes into your life.

Fooducate: Scan and choose healthy groceries by scanning the barcode and reading the goods and bads of a product.  Like having a dietician on speed dial.

and for the late night study aide:

Domino’s Pizza LLC: use your iPhone or iPod touch to order for that late night craving.

Writers’ Faire

Friday, August 26th, 2011

UCLA Extension Writers’ Faire on Creative Writing

Sunday, August 28, 2011
10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Young Hall – Patio

Mini-classes and panel discussions

The annual Writers’ Faire will be held in various campus classrooms and the Young Hall Patio.

This festive day features 24 free mini-classes and panel discussions in creative writing and screenwriting, hosted by fall Writers’ Program instructors. Students get free writing instruction, chat with instructors, register for most fall courses at a 10 percent discount, learn more about the Writers’ Program, discuss goals with advisors, and visit with graduate writing programs, community and professional organizations, and writing-allied businesses.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Smoke-Free Apartments

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

A UCLA study to be published by the American Journal of Public Health in October states that if owners of multi-unit apartment buildings made their units smoke-free, they would drastically cut-down on the monies used for cleaning and upkeep of these units. The study estimates an average spenditure of eighteen million dollars annually by California landlords on the damages and effects caused by smokers in apartment units.

But that is just people smoking in their units. In addition there is secondhand smoke being absorbed into building vents, electrical outlets and windows, causing walls to be stained and carpeting to absorb all the smells associated with smoking.

Click here to read this fascinating story by Enrique Rivero courtesy of UCLA Newsroom.

Thinking of Laser Eye Surgery?

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Advanced Laser Vision Correction

Thursday, August 25, 2011
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Jules Stein Eye Institute – Auditorium

UCLA ophthalmolgists will discuss Expanded Custom LASIK, advanced cataract surgery and other new technologies to improve nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia, and astigmatism.

Open to the general public. RSVP and parking information: 310.825.2737

Click here for the UCLA Laser Refractive Center.

‘Wattstax’

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Saturday, August 20, 2011
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum – Billy Wilder Theater

Hammer Screenings

What do Isaac Hayes, Rufus Thomas, Richard Prior, and Jesse Jackson all have in common? They appear in the Golden Globe nominated Wattstax, a documentary about the 1972 Wattstax Music Festival, organized in commemoration of the seventh anniversary of the Watts Rebellion. Weaving together performance footage along with impromptu interviews with concertgoers, Wattstax gives insight to the 1960s and 1970s African American experience in Watts and the U.S. at large. (1973, Dir. Mel Stuart, 98 min.)

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

Free and open to the public. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability.

Free Movie Screening for UCLA Students!

Friday, August 19th, 2011

‘Together’ (2009) – Nicolás Pereda

Friday, August 19, 2011
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum – Billy Wilder Theater

Perpetual Motion Series – Film & Television Archive

Born in Mexico City, filmmaker Nicolás Pereda has shot all of his films in his native Mexico where divisions of class and geography—rich and poor, rural and urban—fuel his fascination with crossing boundaries and blurring categories, especially fiction and non-fiction. The Archive is pleased to present this retrospective of Pereda’s films. *All films presented in Spanish with English subtitles.

‘Together’ (2009): Gabino (Rodríguez), wakes to find his dog, Junto, missing. But Junto’s disappearance remains only one in a series of wry, everyday occurrences that actually serve to frame the ever-expanding silences between Gabino and his girlfriend, Luisa.

Tickets: Advanced tickets: $10 online. In-person sales one hour before showtime: $9 general public; FREE to UCLA students with valid ID; $8 other students/seniors.

L.A. Theatre Works

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

L.A. Theatre Works, one of the premiere radio programs in existence for the past two decades is moving from the Skirball Cultural Center to the James Bridges Theatre at UCLA for the start of the 2011 – 2012 season. The series called, “The Plays The Thing, ” will bring some of the most distinguished actors in the world under one roof.

I had the privilege of attending one of the productions at the Skirball and it was a real treat, not only for the excitement of seeing some of my favorite actors, but I got to experience “live,” radio at the moment it was being produced.

L.A. Theatre Works will be renting the theatre so it will be offering discounted tickets to students as well as offering internships in production and administration.

Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “Buried Child;”  Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll House;”  and eight other wonderful productions are slated for production.

Click here to read the fantastic article by V. Claire Jadulang courtesy of UCLA Today.

Click here to go to L.A. Theatre Works web site.

The Common Book

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”
by: Rebecca Skloot

This year’s UCLA Common Book focuses on cells, but not just any cells. These cells have been around since 1951 and have helped scientists in finding of cures for the polio vaccine and in-vitro fertilization.

Henrietta Lacks is the woman who donated her cells, but she died shortly after these cells were sent to labs all over the world. Even her children didn’t even know that this had happened until years later.

Click here to read this fantastic article by Alison Hewitt courtesy of UCLA Today.

Click here to find a copy on the author’s website.

Bruin Guardian Scholars

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

The correct title is: First Star UCLA Bruin Guardian Scholars Summer Academy, started by a group of foster kids three years ago to support foster youths.

This is a five week immersion program for foster kids who statistically never go beyond high school or a two-year or four-year program.  The ninth graders take part in programs designed to prepare them for college.

Started by the Bruin Guardians, it is financially supported by the University of California Office of the President, with partnerships with the Bruin Resource Center and the UCLA Academic Advancement Program.

Click here to read this terrific article by Claudia Luther courtesy of  the UCLA Newsroom.