Archive for June, 2012

Festival, Festival, Festival

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

The Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival

The UCLA Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies is pleased to announce this summer’s Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival.

Tuesday July 17—iPalpiti Soloists

Thursday July 19—iPalpiti Soloists

Tuesday July 24—Armadillo String Quartet

Thursday July 26—California String Quartet

All concerts will be held at Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater, 200 Glorya Kaufman Hall, UCLA, and will begin at 12:00 p.m. Admission is free, no tickets are required. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.”

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UCLA Commuters!

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Freeway ramps will be closed from Friday, June 22nd until late September:

•   Westbound Wilshire Boulevard to Northbound I-405 on-ramp

•   Northbound I-405 to Westbound Wilshire Boulevard off-ramp

You will likely see increased congestion when accessing I-405 (even if you don’t use the Wilshire interchange) and throughout the Westwood area for the entire summer. In order to minimize your own stress and travel time, as well as improve the commute for everyone, UCLA Transportation suggests that you try one or a combination of the following:

•   Public Transit: Take advantage of the 50% subsidy that UCLA pays for public transit passes. Both LADOT and Metro have bus routes through the Sepulveda Pass with stops at UCLA.

          – LADOT Commuter Express – Purchase a 3-month pass, valid for unlimited rides on all LADOT buses from July through September, for as little as $120. You can also ride LADOT occasionally, with fares beginning at $2.50 for a one-way trip between the San Fernando Valley and UCLA. Visit for more details.

          – Metro – Purchase a Summer Quarter pass, valid for unlimited rides on all Metro buses for the entire quarter for $112.50 (employee rate) or $54 (student rate).  Individual rides cost $1.50.  Visit for more details.

•   Carpool: Share the ride to UCLA with a friend. You’ll receive a discount on your parking permit, and you’ll be able to split the costs of gas.

•   Vanpool: Join a UCLA vanpool permanently or become a part-time vanpooler. Visit for more details.

•   Alternative Work Schedules: The fewer commute trips that you have to make, the less time you’ll spend in traffic and the more time you’ll have for other activities. Ask your supervisor if you can work a 9/80 or a 4/10 schedule, or if you can telecommute once or twice per week.

•   Change Your Work Hours: If you are able to do so, vary your work hours to avoid peak traffic periods. Someone arriving at work at 6am and leaving at 3pm will encounter less traffic and will spend less time on the road than someone working 8am-5pm.

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Family Flicks

Monday, June 25th, 2012

UCLA Film and Television Archive and the Hammer Museum present family flicks and they are free!

Next up: My Friend Flicka, July 22, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.

Billy Wilder Theater


Considered immature and irresponsible by his rancher father, young Ken dreams of having his own horse. He is ultimately entrusted with a chestnut filly he names Flicka but the responsibilities of caring for the animal puts Ken quickly to the test, especially when Flicka becomes gravely injured.

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Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Starting tonight, June 22 at 9 p.m. two of eight of the Wilshire ramps will close, causing what most folks would call a headache in slow traffic back to the Valley or to south to South Bay.

Metro recommends commuters to plan ahead, adjust your times, and share the ride.

UCLA Transportation created a guide to surviving the Rampture and they have their ridesharing and biking page for finding alternative ways of getting into and out of UCLA.

This is going to be a year long program for what the transit people hope to be a speedier commute home with an additional car pool lane heading north into the Valley.

Click here to get more information regarding the rampture.

Click here to see a slide show of the project.

Fowler Museum

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Order and Disorder: Alighiero Boetti by Afghan Women

February 26–July 29, 2012

From 1971 to 1994, Italian artist Alighiero Boetti (1940–1994) embarked on a series of projects with Afghan embroiderers, creating monumental pieces that would become some of the artist’s most iconic works. Working first in Kabul in the 1970s and then in refugee camps in Pakistan after the 1979 Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, Afghan women embroidered works based on Boetti’s templates that include:  colorful grids of letters that spell out phrases (such as “Order and Disorder”); Mappe (maps), wall-sized world maps with countries filled-in with the colors and symbols of their flags; and Tutto (everything), large-scale works entirely filled with intricately embroidered shapes representing diverse objects—sunglasses, a Hindu goddess, a protractor, twins, and more. The exhibition features twenty-nine works by Boetti along with documentary photographs of the Afghan embroiderers taken in 1990 at Boetti’s request by Randi Malkin Steinberger, as well as examples of the traditional styles of embroidery that might have played a role in stimulating Boetti’s best-known works.

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Free and open to the public.

UCLA in College World Series

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

UCLA goes up against Stony Brook in the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.

Watch the action on Friday, June 15 at 2:00 p.m.

You can either watch it on Gametracker or ESPN 2 (check local listings).

Go Bruins! Fight, Fight, Fight!


Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

‘We are Wisconsin!’

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
UCLA Hammer Museum – Billy Wilder Theater

Documenting the public outcry against Wisconsin governor Scott Walker’s controversial 2011 budget-repair bill, ‘We Are Wisconsin!’ focuses on the human story behind a remarkable popular uprising forged on the floor of the Madison Capitol.

The film asks the question “why should we care about what’s going on in Wisconsin?” through an in-depth profile of six protesters—a UW-Madison student leader, a county social worker, a nurse, a high school teacher, a police officer, and a union electrician.

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.

Free and open to the public.


Art Undergraduate Senior Exhibition

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Broad Art Ctr. Venue – - New Wight Gallery

End-of-year exhibition by undergraduate senior students in the UCLA Department of Art.

The gallery will be open before and after the School of the Arts and Architecture Commencement ceremonies on June 16 so that visiting family and friends may attend.

Free and open to the public.

Stress-Busters for Students

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

As part of the UCLA Library’s new Stress-Busters for Students program, 2-hour drop-in yoga sessions will be held in the first floor of Charles E. Young Research Library, between the Lobby Gallery and the central stairwell. These sessions are open to all UCLA students, staff and faculty. There will be some yoga mats available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own. The scheduled times for yoga sessions are:

Monday June 11: 2 – 4 p.m.
Tuesday June 12: 2 – 4 p.m.
Wednesday June 13: 2 – 4 p.m.

No reservations are needed; participants can stop by anytime during any session and stay as long as they’d like. This program is a joint venture between the UCLA Library and UCLA Fitwell.

Stress-busters during Tenth Week and Finals

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Stressed about finals? Stop by the Powell Library Building and the Charles E. Young Research Library during tenth week and finals for some relaxing, stress-busting activities.

At Powell, spend a few minutes with a registered therapy dog from the UCLA Medical Center. Research has shown that petting an animal brings about physiological signs of relaxation such as decreased blood pressure, heart rate, and respiratory rate, Presented in partnership with UCLA People-Animal Connection, the dogs will be in two group study rooms on the first floor from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday-Friday, June 7-8, and Monday-Wednesday, June 11-13.

At the Research Library, UCLA Fitwell will offer two-hour, drop-in yoga sessions on Monday-Wednesday, June 11-13, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. No reservations are necessary; participants can stop by anytime during any session and stay as long as they’d like. There will be a few yoga mats available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own. The sessions will be in the first-floor lobby, between the Lobby Gallery and the central stairwell.