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Einstein’s Dreams

Friday, May 10th, 2013

UCLA Library’s Teaching and Learning Services and Powell Library are delighted to announce the opening of:

Einstein’s Dreams, an exhibit designed and curated by Design|Media Arts department chair, Willem Henri Lucas, featuring the best work created by students in his Winter 2013 DESMA 25: Typography class.

The project was based on the book “Einstein’s Dreams” written in 1992 by Alan Lightman. The book is a fictional collage of stories dreamed by the young Albert Einstein as he’s creating his theory of relativity, a new concept of time. The student project was to design the back, spine and front cover (with eight different limitations) of the book, and the typography for one chapter, using the Times New Roman font.The work of this class, presented on nine large 44 x 64” posters is a design process in eight steps, and shows there is an enormous complexity to design and typography, especially when it is combined with geometric shapes and forms, and the use of color and imagery.

Listen to a 2-minute interview with Prof. Lucas on designing the exhibit:

The exhibit can be viewed in the Night Powell Reading Room on the first floor of Powell Library. Catch a sneak peek of the exhibit in the photos below.

This is the second exhibit in a new “Visible Learning” initiative launched by Teaching and Learning Services to showcase undergraduate achievement.  Special thanks to Catherine Brown for her outreach efforts, Michael Elliott for installing the posters, Janine Henri for facilitating interaction with DMA, and Brenda Williams for keeping us on track.

Meditation @ Powell

Friday, May 3rd, 2013


Event: Mindful Awareness Sessions

Dates: Wednesdays, 12:30pm – 1:00pm (spring quarter)

Location: Powell Library, East Rotunda

Mindful Awareness is the moment-by-moment process of actively and openly observing one’s physical, mental and emotional experiences. Mindfulness has scientific support as a means to reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional re-activity, and promote a general sense of health and well-being.

The weekly “drop-in” sessions are led by UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center’s Diana Winston and Marvin Belzer.

These sessions are open to students, faculty, staff, and anyone else interested in learning how to ‘live more presently’ in life.

A Stress-Less Fair

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Stress Less Fair 2.0

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
11:00 am – 2:00 pm, Bruin Plaza – Stage Area

On Tuesday, April 30th from 11am-2pm in Bruin Plaza, the Student Wellness Commission’s Student Health Investigative Task Force will be hosting the Stress Less Fair as part of the SWC’s Bruin Health Week.

Booths will provide healthy study snacks, coupons to popular Westwood study spots, games, and prizes – including sleeping masks and blue books – all to learn how to cope with high stress situations.

Free and open to the public.

Undergraduate Writing Center

Monday, January 28th, 2013

The Undergraduate Writing Center offers one-on-one appointments with a Peer Learning Facilitator (a fellow undergraduate who is trained to help with writing). Peer Learning Facilitators (PLFs) can assist with any kind of paper for any class, and at any stage of the writing process. Appointments can be made in multiple locations, including the Powell Library Inquiry Lab.

See for more information or to make an appointment.

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:


Teaching Services @ College Library

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

How can you inspire your students to get started on their own paths of inquiry and discovery? What sources, tools, and strategies can you provide to students as they learn to conduct research in the digital age? How can you get ideas for new ways to teach the research process? The Library provides a variety of services to assist you in helping students gain the research skills they need to succeed in the twenty-first century.

Here are just a few of the services that we offer:

Consultation on Course and Assignment Design
Teaching Workshops

To request any of the following services or learn more, contact Teaching and Learning Services staff at

Click here to visit the Teaching Services web site.

Zine Workshop – Series I

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012
12:00 pm – 1:50 pm
Public Affairs Building – Room 2355

The Feminist and Self-Care Caucuses Present: Zine Workshop – Series I – Fall, 2012; Get to Know Zines!

An Introductory History and Lesson on Zine Making, from LA’s DIY Community.

Possible presenters/keynote speakers are Kristin Trammill–DIY LA-based artist, zinester, and Riot Grrrl history extraordinaire–and a representative of the LA Zine Fest organization

Free and open to the public.

The New Play Festival 2012

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

New plays in performance by UCLA’s MFA playwrights

  • “Honey Bee” by Jonathan Edwards
  • “Neon Boneyard” by Tyler McClain
  • “Georgie Porgie” by Matthew Quinlan

Play 1: Nov. 15-17 at 8 p.m. & Nov. 17 at 2 p.m.

Play 2: Nov. 29-30, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. & Dec. 1 at 2 p.m.

Play 3: Dec. 6-8, 2012 at 8 p.m. & Dec. 8, 2012 at 2 p.m.


No tickets or reservations for this show. Limited seats available on rush basis only.

Please arrive at the theater least 30 minutes prior to show time.

Seats will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Macgowan Hall – Studio 1340

Click here for the website.


Rethinking Enlightenment c.1650–c.1800

Monday, November 26th, 2012

A conference at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library

Friday and Saturday, December 7th and 8th

Approaching the Enlightenment “from below” opens up interesting possibilities that build on the rethinking of the historical phenomena in ways that Peter Reill, Margaret Jacob, Saree Makdisi and others at UCLA have already begun to explore. Rather than exploring Enlightenment themes through canonical texts or a relay race of “great thinkers,” this conference seeks to explore the Enlightenment through everyday practice and social interaction, through the press, clubs and societies, scientific lectures, and other multiple forms of social mediation. This relocates the Enlightenment in the culture of the period, opening up the question of whether groups of society that were themselves condemned by some as  ignorant, passionate, superstitious, and even irrational, affiliated themselves with it.

Registration deadline is Novemember 30.

Free for UCLA students, faculty and staff.  Be ready to show your ID.

Click here for the website, and look for calendar of events to sign-up.


International Games Day

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Powell Library Building

Saturday, November 3
10 a.m.

Play board games and video games, hear talks from game creators, meet people, and make new connections at this educational and entertaining event. Activities run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; admission is free, and no reservations are required. The event is presented in partnership with the UCLA Game Lab and the Department of Design | Media Arts.