Archive for November, 2011

FREE Flick!

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Come on, times are tough and you just want to enjoy somewhere warm and be entertained at the same time.

‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’

Wednesday, November 30, 2011
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm, Dodd Hall – Room 147

Student Committee for the Arts Film Screening

Tim Burton’s stop-motion musical tells the story of “Pumpkin King” Jack Skellington, a resident of Halloween Town who struggles to gain an understanding of Christmas.

Admission is free, but reservations are required!

Click here for reservations!

Diane Keaton READS!

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum – Billy Wilder Theater

Hammer Readings
Academy and Golden Globe award-winning actress Diane Keaton reads from her new memoir Then Again. Keaton has starred in some of the most memorable films of the past forty years, including The Godfather trilogy, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Reds, Baby Boom, Father of the Bride, The First Wives Club, and Something’s Gotta Give. A Q&A will follow the reading.

Free and open to the public.

Dance, Dance, Dance!

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Culture Crossing

Tuesday, November 29, 2011
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Glorya Kaufman Hall – Dance Theater – Room 200

World Arts and Cultures/Dance students and faculty explore the creative potential of intercultural communication through dance, spoken word, performance, visual art, theater and more.

Free and open to the public.

UCLA Store Faculty & Staff Appreciation Event

Monday, November 28th, 2011

November 29–December 1

Save 20% at the UCLA Store, November 29–December 1. Simply present your UCLA academic or staff identification card at the time of purchase to receive your discount. Shop for great UCLA gifts in BearWear, Clinique holiday gift sets, sportswear in Fast Track, or new UCLA book titles in the BookZone. Best of all, 2% of all your purchases will be donated to the Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA.

Look for your postcard invite to arrive via campus mail. Your postcard is your ticket to the Sneak Peek of the new Court of Sciences Student Center on A-level, Ackerman Union between 11am to 1pm AND also enters you to win one of TEN great prizes in our Faculty & Staff Appreciation Raffle (including an iPad2, $200 UCLA Store gfit cards, BearWear gfit baskets and more)! If you didn’t receive a postcard, bring your UCLA academic or staff identification card to the Customer Service counter.

Click here for more information.


Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

UCLA Blood and Platelet Center
There currently is an urgent need for PLATELETS to treat our UCLA patients.

PLEASE consider donating THIS WEEK.

Donation locations:

  • Ackerman Union
  • The Gayley Center -1045 Gayley Avenue, between Kinross and Weyburn avenues.

Please call today to schedule an appointment at 310 825-0888×2.

Drop-ins without appointments are also welcome at both centers.


Powell Library on FB and Twitter!

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter. Get connected and learn more about Powell Library staff, services, and events!

Click here to visit our Facebook page.

Click here to visit our Twitter page.

Eleventh Annual Waltz Through Time

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Saturday, November 19
8 p.m.

Powell Library Rotunda

Waltz through history, beginning with Regency period dances of Jane Austen’s time and continuing to the present day. Music will include compositions by Mozart as well as ragtime, French, American, and modern works. All UCLA students, faculty, and staff as well as the general public are welcome; no dance experience is necessary, and there will be instruction throughout the evening. Attire can be costume, formal or semi-formal. Admission is free, but space is limited, and reservations are required. RSVP by Thursday, November 17, with the name and number in the party to Catherine Brown by email or by phone at 310.206.4608.

Click here for the Powell events website.

“Fidicinium Sacro-Profanum”: Music of the Northern Baroque

Friday, November 18th, 2011

UCLA Early Music Ensemble

Friday, November 18
8 p.m.
Powell Library Building Rotunda

The Ensemble, led by Lindsey Strand-Polyak, will perform a concert of music from the seventeenth-century German and Austrian courts. As well as featuring native composers Heinrich Ignaz Biber, Johann Schmelzer, Johann Vierdanck and Hans Leo Hassler, the concert will also present works by Italian violin virtuosi Carlo Farina and Biago Marini, who imported the dynamic new Venetian style to the German courts.

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. 

Parking is $11; the closest parking is in structures four, two, or five. See the UCLA maps and directions pagefor more information.

Patay Na Ba Tuod Si Maria Clara?:

Friday, November 18th, 2011

The Role and Representation of Women in Oral and Written Cebuano Literature (Philippines)

Friday, November 18, 2011

12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
West Electronic Classroom (2nd floor, Rm. 23167)
Young Research Library

Jade Alburo, Librarian for Southeast Asia, Oceania, and Religion at UCLA, recently received a Florence Tan Moeson Fellowship to do research in the Asian Reading Room of the Library of Congress. In her proposal, she said that she would look at works in the Cebuano language and explore what the vernacular literature says about Cebuano culture. This presentation reports on her discoveries during her two-week research fellowship.

Free and open to the public.

¡Chicana Power!

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
Book Presentation

¡Chicana Power!

Contested Histories of Feminism in the Chicano Movement

Discussants include Dr. Robin Kelley (History, UCLA) along with Hijas de Cuauhtémoc members Anna NietoGomez and Sylvia Castillo

Thursday, NOVEMBER 17, 2011,

UC L A Chicano Studies Research Center Library,

Book Signing and Reception to Follow

The first book-length study of women’s involvement in the Chicano Movement of the late 1960s and 1970s, ¡Chicana Power! tells the powerful story of the emergence of Chicana feminism within student and community-based organizations throughout southern California and the Southwest. Based on rich oral histories and extensive archival research, Maylei Blackwell analyzes the struggles over gender and sexuality within the Chicano Movement and illustrates how those struggles produced new forms of racial consciousness, gender awareness, and political identities. Books available for purchase at the event.

Co-Sponsored by the César E. Chávez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, MALCS de UCLA, the Center for Oral History Research, the Center for the Study of Women, and the UCLA Library.

Free and open to the public.