Archive for August, 2013

Current Exhibit at Powell Library

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Labs on the Go: Scientific Tools for Collecting Empire, 1600 to Present

July 29 – October 4

Labs on the Go examines the reciprocal and productive relationship between science and empire from the Age of Exploration, through the Age of Empire and into the present-day. Drawing on the strengths of UCLA Library Special Collections’ images and objects, the items on display highlight the technical materials developed and utilized by men and women of science for the purposes of examining and documenting unknown landscapes, botanicals and peoples. The instruments range from microscopes to botanical specimens to photograph albums.

Labs on the Go: Scientific Tools for Collecting Empire started as the title of the 2013 Spring quarter seminar for freshman in GE Cluster 21CW: History of Modern Thought. This is the second year of a pedagogical experiment which seeks to teach history of science through the history of primary source objects, in addition to texts.

Coming Soon to a Library Near You!

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

UCLA Library Tours

College Library
Take a guided tour of the College Library in the historic Powell Library Building. Learn about the best places to study; see where you can get help with assignments, papers, and projects; and find out about other services and resources. Space is limited to twenty participants per tour; reserve a space by clicking on one of the following time/date links.
Monday, September 23: 11-11:30 a.m.1:30-2 p.m.
Tuesday, September 24: 10:30-11 a.m.,  2-2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 25: 11-11:30 a.m.,  3-3:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 26: 10-10:30 a.m.,  2-2:30p.m.

Charles E. Young Research Library
Join a thirty-minute orientation tour of the Charles E. Young Research Library. No reservations are required; meet on the front portico.
Monday, September 23, 2 p.m.: Led by Alice Hunt, collections assistant
Tuesday, September 24, noon: Led by Susan Minobe, interim collection manager
Wednesday, September 25, 11 a.m.: Led by Alice Hunt, collections assistant
Wednesday, September 25, 3 p.m.: Led by Susan Minobe, interim collection manager

Science and Engineering Library
Come to the Science and Engineering Library’s Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Collection in 8270 Boelter Hall to learn about the resources and services available to science and engineering students. Library staff will point out the research commons and circulation desk and provide an overview of subject-specific resources including databases, e-books, and print material specific to various disciplines. Meet at the reference desk.
Wednesday, September 25; time to be announced

UCLA Extension

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Annual Writers Faire
Sunday, August 25, 2013
10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Court of Sciences – Area

UCLA Extension

This festive day features 24 free mini-classes and panel discussions in creative writing and screenwriting, hosted by fall Writers’ Program instructors.

You’ll 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.

Exhibit mall opens at 10am.

Exhibitors at the 2013 Writers Faire include:

A Room of Her Own
Antioch University Los Angeles
Cal Arts MFA Writing Program
California State University, Northridge
Final Draft
Goddard College
Independent Writers of Southern California
Organization of Black Screenwriters
PEN USA
The Greater Los Angeles Writers Society
WriteGirl
The Writers Junction
UCLA Extension Entertainment Studies
UC Riverside at Palm Desert
USC

Free and open to the public.