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Win Big with your Research Work!

Friday, January 10th, 2014

The Library Prize for Undergraduate Research recognizes and honors excellence in undergraduate research at UCLA. If you are a current UCLA undergraduate student and can answer “yes” to the questions below, your paper or project may be just what the selection committee is looking for!

  • Did you or your team use the UCLA Library collections for a research project you completed for a course in the last twelve months?
  • Did your use of library collections and services help you to increase the scope, depth, and significance of what you learned?
  • Did your skills as a researcher grow because of your use of library collections?
  • Did pursuing your use of library collections inform and strengthen other types of research you performed?

The application deadline for the 2014 prize is Friday, March 14.

Prizes will be available in the following categories. More categories may be added in the coming weeks.

  • Best minor projects* in the Sciences, Social Sciences, and Arts and Humanities: three prizes of $250 each
  • Best major projects* in the Sciences, Social Sciences, and Arts and Humanities: three prizes of $450 each
  • Best project (major or minor) incorporating resources from the UCLA Library Special Collections: one prize of $350
  • Best project (major or minor) on music after 1900 or film music: one prize of $350 (funded by the Hugo and Christine Davise Fund for Contemporary Music, UCLA Music Library)

The award ceremony will be held on Wednesday, April 30, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Powell Library Building. Reservations are requested by Friday, April 18 by email to or by phone at 310.206.8526.

Apply now and win some money for your hard work!

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

Research Workshops – Winter 2013

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

The UCLA Library offers researchers helpful workshops on a variety of topics. The Winter 2013 schedule is listed below and online at:

Most sessions are open with no advance registration required, but those sessions marked with an asterisk* do require advance online registration; see links to registration for each workshop below. All workshops will be held in the Research Library; see each entry for specific locations.

EndNote (sixty minutes)

This session offers a basic overview of the purpose, uses, and features of EndNote, a software program that helps researchers manage references and produce bibliographies for projects large and small.

Taught by Gabriella Gray, librarian for education and applied linguistics.

Meet in the East Classroom, room 21536.

• Wednesday, January 16, 2 p.m.

• Tuesday, January 29, 3 p.m.

*How to Formulate Your Research Question (two hours)

Wednesday, January 23, 3 p.m.

This workshop covers how to move from your own interests to a topic, determine a possible research question, and make a case for the significance of that question. You’ll also learn the components of a strong argument and where to start searching for evidence.

Taught by Kelly E. Miller, director of UCLA Library Teaching and Learning Services and Head of the College Library.

Meet in the Research Commons Digital Cultural Heritage Lab. Space is limited, and online registration is required:


Annual UCLA Earth Day Fair

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012
10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Intramural Field

Hosted by E3 and Sustainability and Pac-12 Well-U Week

Come join us for an interactive, fun fair about sustainability and meet students, staff, and organizations interested in sustainability!

Learn how to go green at UCLA, enter to win prizes, check out the green top chef competition, and bring your old incadescent bulbs to turn in and get free energy efficient CFLs!

Free and open to the public.

Moving Forward:

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Life after the Great East Japan Earthquake

March 4–April 15, 2012
Fowler Museum

On March 11, 2011, a devastating 9.0 magnitude earthquake hit the coast of northeastern Japan, triggering a tsunami that sent waves as far as six miles inland. This traveling exhibition commemorates the victims and the struggles of the survivors, and highlights the reconstruction and recovery efforts. Featuring a series of large-scale photographs and photographic essays in text and audio form, the exhibition—scheduled to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the quake—focuses on the stories of the people recovering from the disaster in the Tohoku area, and how the people of Japan are dealing with this difficult situation and helping one another in their day-to-day lives. This exhibition debuted in Washington, D.C. in November 2011 and will appear at the Rockefeller Memorial Church in Chicago in January 2012 before this Fowler presentation.

Click here for directions to the Fowler Museum.

Click here for the web site to the Fowler Museum.

Free and open to the public.

UCLA Architecture and Urban Design

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Spring 2012

UCLA Architecture and Urban Design presents a series of public events this spring, including lectures and exhibitions. Lectures offer the opportunity to hear about the new work of prominent architects, designers, theorists and historians and are presented at 6:30 p.m. in UCLA’s Decafé (Perloff Hall, Room 1302) unless otherwise noted.
Exhibitions feature innovative student and faculty work, as well as the work of local and national architects, artists and designers, and are presented in the Perloff Gallery (Perloff Hall, Room 1318) and the Perloff Main Hallway. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed on campus holidays).
Monday, April 2
Mark Lee and Sharon Johnston
Lee and Johnston are principals of Johnston Marklee in Los Angeles. Since its founding in 1998, Johnston Marklee’s diverse portfolio has been unified by a singular conceptual approach to each particular project.
Monday, April 30
Walter van Dijk
Van Dijk is a principal of NL Architects in Amsterdam. Award-winning NL architects aspire to catalyze urban life through their built work. They ask the question, “How can we intensify human interaction through architecture and design?”
April 2–June 1
Currents: Winter 2012
Opening reception: Monday, April 2, 8–9 p.m.
This exhibition highlights Architecture and Urban Design’s best student work from the 2012 winter quarter.
All events are free and open to the public. Programs are subject to change.  Click here for updates.

Nato Thompson

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

UCLA Hammer Museum

Nato Thompson, chief curator at Creative Time in New York and author of the forthcoming Seeing Power: Art and Activism in the Age of Cultural Production, discusses how to find one’s voice and make change in a world flooded with information and images. From cooperative housing to anarchist infoshops to alternative art venues, Thompson shows that many of today’s most innovative spaces operate as sites of dramatic personal transformation.

Free and open to the public.

Parking is available under the museum for $3 after 6:00pm.


the Architect

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Frank Gehry
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm,
Neuroscience Research Bldg. – Auditorium – Room 132

Frank Gehry is a Canadian American Pritzker Prize-winning architect based in Los Angeles, California. His buildings, including his private residence, have become tourist attractions. His works are cited as being among the most important works of contemporary architecture in the 2010 World Architecture Survey, which led Vanity Fair to label him as “the most important architect of our age”.

Gehry’s best-known works include the titanium-covered Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain; MIT Stata Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles; Experience Music Project in Seattle; Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis; Dancing House in Prague; the Vitra Design Museum and MART Museum in Germany; the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto; the Cinémathèque française in Paris; and 8 Spruce Street in New York City.

But it was his private residence in Santa Monica, California, which jump-started his career, lifting it from the status of “paper architecture” – a phenomenon that many famous architects have experienced in their formative decades through experimentation almost exclusively on paper before receiving their first major commission in later years.

Free and open to the public.

This will be packed, so you can watch it live here!

Visit China!

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Silk Road to China Trip

Since 2001, UCLA has been part of the Silk Road to the Future, a project which brings hundreds of American based students, staff and faculty to China to interact with their counterparts from Chinese universities.  A nonprofit organization called Legends of China spearheads this project with the hopes of promoting cross-cultural exchange and developing intercultural friendships between universities in the U.S. and China.  Participants of this trip are dubbed “peace ambassadors” as they set off to China to engage in a cultural exchange, participate in leadership programs and ultimately build their global citizenship.  Trip itineraries provide a combination of historic tours and educational outings to sites like ancient temples, the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and the Great Wall of China, and offer programs that allow participants to take a glimpse into Chinese culture as they learn how silk fabric, silk rugs, jade artifacts and pearl jewelry are traditionally made.

Students both from China and U.S. are required to create artwork representing peace on silk fabric squares provided by Legends of China.  Silk pieces collected from all trips taking place between 2001 and 2008 were put together to create a magnificent 10,000 meter banner that was on exhibit at 2008 Beijing Olympic Exhibition for the whole world to see.  Since the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, the Legends of China Foundation has set a new goal that will stretch the banner beyond China with a new banner-length goal of 40,076 silk pieces.  This new banner will represent the circumference of the earth’s equator — the distance around our globe!

The Legends of China Foundation coordinates this trip to ensure that all participants have a wonderful and unique experience in China.  Trip participants enjoy accommodations at 4-5 star hotels and traditional ten-course meals at fine restaurants on a daily basis.  Comfortable charter buses provide transportation for program participants from busy boulevards in Beijing to the scenic countryside en route to the more rustic provinces of China.

This amazing travel experience will be offered once again to UCLA students, staff, faculty and their family members for Summer 2011.  Do not miss our upcoming information sessions to find out more about this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Click here for the registration pdf form.

Click here for the list of the many different trips to China.


Friday, February 3rd, 2012

UCLA’s Hannah Carter Japanese Garden,  and a neighboring mansion, are to be put on the auctioning block this coming spring.
Now, we know how that the University could use the expected 15 million for academic services, but the sacrifice: a garden that some
have declared one of the best examples of Japanese gardening. Local residents, UCLA faculty and alumni are opposing the sale. UCLA officials say the upkeep is too steep to keep it going. Counts of the gate from last year only registered, 2000 and really, it has no parking.

Where do you stand?

Do you care? Maybe you don’t.  Take a read.

Click here to read the fascinating article by Daniel Schonhaut courtesy of the Daily Bruin.

What can you do? Write!

Click here to write to Chancellor Block.

Click here to write local city councilmember Paul Koretz. Let your voice be heard