Archive for February, 2015

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 UCLA Library Prize for Undergraduate Research! Recognizing and honoring excellence in UCLA undergraduate research, the UCLA Library Prize for Undergraduate Research offers awards from $250 to $450 in five categories for individual or group papers or projects in the arts and humanities, sciences, and social sciences.

Projects ranging from freshman papers to senior theses are eligible. Applications are welcome from all currently enrolled, fulltime UCLA undergraduates at any class level in any discipline.

Application Deadline: Monday, March 23, 2015

Questions? Email or visit

Click here to download a printable PDF flyer: UCLA Library Prize for Undergraduate Research

Music in the Rotunda

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

“Imagining the New World”

UCLA Early Music Ensemble

Saturday, Mar 7, 2015 – 8:00pm to 9:30pm

This program will explore repertoire from interactions between North and South American Native Americans and Europeans during the colonial era. Included will be the first transcriptions and settings of Native American music in existence, period indigenous Christian liturgical music by indigenous composers, and European baroque operas with Native American characters and themes. The UCLA Early Music Ensemble, under the direction of Elisabeth Le Guin and Ryan Koons, will be singing and playing music in Guarani, Mi’kmaq, and Quechua, in addition to French, Latin, and Spanish. A unique concert not to be missed!

Admission is free, but reservations are sometimes required; see instructions in each listing. The rotunda is on the second floor of the Powell Library Building, which is directly across from Royce Hall. Parking is $12 (cash only); the closest parking is in structures four, two, or five, and further details are available on the UCLA How to Park page. For more information, contact Catherine Brown at 310.206.4608.

The UCLA Library offers “Music in the Rotunda” and other cultural programs at no cost to students, faculty, staff, and the community. For information on supporting the Library, contact the development office at or 310.206.8526.

Historical Dance in the Rotunda

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Learn classic fifteenth- and sixteenth-century dances from Renaissance Italy under the Italian Romanesque dome of the Powell Library. 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.

Note: reservations are now full. Sorry, but here is a link for our full list of upcoming dances.

Historical Ballroom Dance Club at UCLA