Archive for October, 2011

UCLA Parents’ Weekend 2011

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Sunday, October 30, 2011
9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Dickson Plaza – Royce Quad

Day 3 of 3

Parents’ Weekend is an annual fall event to welcome parents current UCLA students to the Bruin family. A three-day celebration of all things UCLA, parents and family members have the opportunity to experience life on campus as a Bruin.

The weekend is filled with events and activities that showcase UCLA’s academic, cultural and athletic excellence including a welcome event, presentations with Chancellor Block and faculty, cultural activities, sporting events and much, much more!

For parents and families of current UCLA undergraduates. RSVP online when you receive your invitation in September.

UCLA Parents’ Weekend 2011

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Saturday, October 29, 2011
9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Dickson Plaza – Royce Quad

Day 2 of 3

Parents’ Weekend is an annual fall event to welcome parents current UCLA students to the Bruin family. A three-day celebration of all things UCLA, parents and family members have the opportunity to experience life on campus as a Bruin.

The weekend is filled with events and activities that showcase UCLA’s academic, cultural and athletic excellence including a welcome event, presentations with Chancellor Block and faculty, cultural activities, sporting events and much, much more!

For parents and families of current UCLA undergraduates. RSVP online when you receive your invitation in September.

1960s Internet Party

Friday, October 28th, 2011

The Kleinrock Internet Heritage Site and Archive – Grand Opening!

Saturday, October 29 · 1:00pm - 3:00pm

3420 Boelter Hall
420 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA

The Kleinrock Internet Heritage Site and Archive is holding a grand opening event on Saturday, October 29, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at 3420 Boelter Hall. It is held at a historical reconstruction of the 1969 computer lab that, 42 years ago, sent the first ARPANET transmission. This place and time is referred to by the IEEE as “the birthplace of the Internet.”

This event will feature guest appearances by Internet pioneers, a souvenir pamphlet, snacks and beverages, 60s music, and free parking.

RSVP here, get all your information and directions.

UCLA Parents’ Weekend 2011

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011
8:00 am – 7:30 pm, Dickson Plaza – Royce Quad

Day 1 of 3

Parents’ Weekend is an annual fall event to welcome parents current UCLA students to the Bruin family. A three-day celebration of all things UCLA, parents and family members have the opportunity to experience life on campus as a Bruin.

The weekend is filled with events and activities that showcase UCLA’s academic, cultural and athletic excellence including a welcome event, presentations with Chancellor Block and faculty, cultural activities, sporting events and much, much more!

For parents and families of current UCLA undergraduates. RSVP online when you receive your invitation in September.

Cambalache

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Fowler Museum – Davis Courtyard

Fowler Out Loud

Cambalache is a son jarocho ensemble comprised of local Chicano musicians under the direction of master sonero, Cesar Castro. Their music puts a fresh “L.A. Chicano twist” on traditional “jarocho” music from Veracruz, Mexico. Bring your dance shoes for this night of music and fun!

Free and open to the public.

Click here to read about this fantastic group courtesy of the Daily Bruin.

Clark Library? Take the Shuttle!

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, specializing in collections of 17th and 18th century literature, is thirteen miles from the main campus of UCLA. So if you are in need of a primary source for a paper on Oscar Wilde (or anything else from its fabulous collection), you would need to either take the bus, borrow a car, or hitch a ride.

Now, UCLA Transportation is experimenting with a shuttle-bus service to transport students to this library that takes up a whole Los Angeles block.

Click here to read the article by James Barragan courtesy of the Daily Bruin.

Click here to see the schedule of the shuttle service.

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Jean Bai

Classical Guitarist Michael Nigro

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Music in the Rotunda

Friday, October 28
8 p.m.

Michael Nigro from Noteworthy Duo returns to perform a program featuring composers from various Latin American countries, including Antonio Lauro, Heitor Villa-Lobos, José Luis Merlin, Jorge Cardoso, and Gentil Montaña.

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.

Turath Ensemble and SK Near East Ensemble “Spirit of Gibran”

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Music in the Rotunda

Saturday, October 29
8 p.m.

This concert, under the direction of Sami Asmar, will feature poetry reading to music from the works of Gibran Kahlil Gibran intertwined with romantic and spiritual songs from Gibran’s homeland of Lebanon. With featured guest artist UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology Professor A.J. Racy.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Los Angeles National Performing and Visual Arts Fair

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011
10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Ackerman Union – Grand Ballroom (2400)

This event is put on in conjunction with the National Association for College Admission Counseling, with representatives from over 100 visual and performing arts colleges and universities attending, so that prospective students, their families and friends, counselors and other educators may obtain more information. The college fair will be hosted in Ackerman Grand Ballroom. There will also be a panel discussion and presentation in the Second Floor Lounge prior to the fair. All events are free and open to the general public.

This event is free and open to the public.

Click here for the NACAC website.

(In)Authentic Shakespeares: A Reading and Discussion with Arthur Phillips

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, William Andrews Clark Library – Facility

Join us for an exciting afternoon including a reading from The Tragedy of Arthur by bestselling and critically acclaimed novelist Arthur Phillips, followed by a discussion with Professor Helen Deutsch(UCLA).

The Novel The Tragedy of Arthur is an emotional and elaborately constructed tour de force featuring its doomed hero Arthur Phillips, a young man struggling with a larger-than-life father, a con artist who works wonders of deception but is a most unreliable parent. Arthur is raised in an enchanted world of smoke and mirrors where the only unshifting truth is his father’s and his beloved twin sister’s deep and abiding love for the works of William Shakespeare—a love so pervasive that Arthur becomes a writer in a misguided bid for their approval and affection. Years later, Arthur’s father, imprisoned for decades and nearing the end of his life, shares with Arthur a treasure he’s kept secret for half a century: a previously unknown play by Shakespeare, titled The Tragedy of Arthur. But Arthur and his sister also inherit their father’s mission: to see the play published and acknowledged as the Bard’s last great gift to humanity. . . . Unless it’s their father’s last great con. By turns hilarious and haunting, this virtuosic novel—which includes Shakespeare’s (?) lost King Arthur play in its five-act entirety—captures the very essence of romantic and familial love and betrayal. The Tragedy of Arthur explores the tension between storytelling and truth-telling, the thirst for originality in all our lives, and the act of literary mythmaking, both now and four centuries ago, as the two Arthurs—Arthur the novelist and Arthur the ancient king—play out their individual but strangely intertwined fates.

Registration is required. Please be aware that space at the Clark is limited and that registration closes when capacity is reached. Confirmation will be sent via email. Please call a week ahead to arrange for wheelchair access. Register online here.