Archive for September, 2011

The Student Writing Center

Friday, September 30th, 2011

We are pleased to announce the inaugural year of the Student Writing Center. Our service is replacing Covel Academics in the Commons Composition and ESL Lab.

The Student Writing Center offers UCLA undergraduates one-on-one sessions on their writing.  The Center is staffed by peer learning facilitators (PLFs), undergraduates who are trained to help at any stage in the writing process and with writing assignments from across the curriculum.  PLFs tailor appointments to the concerns of each writer.


Our Services 

Scheduled appointments

  • 50-minute appointments
  • work in person with a Peer Learning Facilitator (PLF)


Drop-in appointments:

  • writing consultations in the residence halls for students living in the res. halls
  • Mon.-Thurs. from 7-9 p.m.
  • 10-15 minute sessions
  • no appointment needed — first-come, first-served

Online Writing Center (OWC):

  • 50-minute appointments
  • submit your paper online, using Google Docs
  • discuss your paper with a Peer Learning Facilitator, using Google Voice Chat

A61 Humanities Building

Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 10 am-6 pm; Fri., 10 am –3 pm

Phone: 310-206-1320; e-mail

Click here for their website.  

Pacific Standard Time: Art in Los Angeles 1945-1980

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Pacific Standard Time: Art in Los Angeles 1945-1980, is a $10 million dollar art exhibition put together by grants from the Getty to bring attention to Los Angeles and the huge impact it made in artistic expression.

Bringing together 60 cultural institutions from San Diego to Santa Barbara and over to Palm Springs, you will be seeing art, movies, performances that have to be seen. If you missed this, you will miss what LA has been and will continue to be for generations to come.

Click here to read about this artistic revolution by Letisia Marquez courtesy of the UCLA Today.


Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

UCLA is surrounded by many museums, art galleries, theaters and movies. There is so much for the student to choose from and most are free. Events sponsored by UCLA are either free or reduced for students.

So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and see some art, listen to music, dance and go see a flick! And then blog, Facebook and twitter about it and mention UCLA! Fight, Fight, Fight!

Click here to read the article, courtesy of the Daily Bruin.


UCLA History – Towell

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Towell standing in for Powell during the seismic upgrade back in 1992 thus being called (Towell) Temporary Powell Staging Facility.

From 1992 to 1996 Towell was Powell to many students. A canvas and aluminum tent structure painted yellow and white with exposed fasteners to keep it up.

The structure was at the bottom of Janns steps between the Students Activities Center and the dance building.


Photo courtesy of UC Regents


Photo courtesy of UC Regents



Click here to read about this piece of UCLA history.

UCLA Students on Volunteer Day – 6,000 Strong

Monday, September 26th, 2011

The third annual Volunteer Day brought together 6,000 new incoming freshman and transfer students to bring life back into many Los Angeles communities.

Union Rescue Mission in downtown Los Angeles,  Breed Street Elementary School in Boyle Heights, and the TreePeople park in Coldwater Canyon where just some of the places that got scrubbed, spruced-up and painted.

For their volunteer efforts, each student was given a special UCLA tote bag filled with art supplies, contributed by the non-profit group K to College.

Click here to read the fantastic article by Judy Lin, courtesy of the UCLA Newsroom.

Click the link below to watch the video.

Volunteer Day 2011

Hammer Screenings

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum – Billy Wilder Theater

‘Self Made’

If you were to play a part in a film, would you be yourself or a fictional character? Hundreds of people responded to this advertisement when it was distributed to media outlets and job centers around London and Newcastle, England. Seven applicants were selected to appear in Self Made, Turner Prize–winning artist Gillian Wearing’s debut feature. In the film, participants attend a Method acting workshop to explore their fantasy selves and ultimately star in their own mini-film. (2011, Dir. Gillian Wearing, color & b/w, 84 min.) ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. 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.

Admission is free

Click here to see a the trailer.

Ackerman Open Longer Starting Fall 2011

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Extended hours are expected at Carl’s Jr., Bruin Buzz, Curbside and Game on starting fall quarter. The hours will be till 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday, though the store on the ground floor will close at 11 p.m.

If not occupied by student groups, the second and third floors will also be open for students wishing to study late into the evening.

This is being entirely funded by Ackerman profits, which amounts to $12,000, not by an increase of student fees.

Click here to read the article by Basheer Alas,  courtesy of the Daily Bruin.

UCLA Mobile

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

UCLA mobile offers up-to-date information, optimized for different types of mobile devices. Find news, events, people, places, shuttle schedules, and more.

  • Newsroom
    Keep up-to-date on the latest news
  • Happenings
    Browse for events happening on campus
  • Directory
    Find faculty, staff and students at UCLA
  • Campus Map
    Find buildings, parking and more
  • BruinBus
    Get up-to-the-minute arrival times
  • Library Catalog
    Search the catalog for your books
  • And many more…

Click here on your mobile device.

Michael Moore @ UCLA

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Royce – Auditorium

Michael Moore discusses Here Comes Trouble : Stories From My Life

Tickets $12; available from Central Ticket Office.

UCLA Football!

Friday, September 16th, 2011

UCLA vs. Texas

Saturday, September 17, 2011
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Rose Bowl – Stadium

Bruins host Longhorns

Last year the Bruins upset the Longhorns at home. This year Texas comes to the Rose Bowl.

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