Archive for the ‘Lectures’ Category

Powell Undergraduate Research Week

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Dates: May 12-16, 2014
Location: Powell Library (UCLA College Library)

Powell Undergraduate Research Week showcases and celebrates student research in the humanities, arts, and social sciences. Open to all UCLA undergraduates engaged in humanities, arts, and social sciences research, the week provides opportunities for students to present their research to the campus and broader community.

Undergraduate Research Week 2014 also includes Science Poster Day for students in the life sciences, physical sciences. and engineering.

Powell Undergraduate Research Week 2014 Program


Demo Day!

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Startup UCLA: Demo Day

Friday, September 13, 2013
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, California NanoSystems Institute – Auditorium

This year’s student and alumni entrepreneurs created innovative startups ranging from mobile applications to educational technology and eCommerce platforms.

Join us for this exciting event as members of the Los Angeles startup and academic community have the opportunity to watch our startup teams pitch their latest innovation.

Free and open to the public. RSVP required due to limited seating.

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.

Malcolm Gladwell

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Neuroscience Research Bldg. – Auditorium – Room 132

Institute for Molecular Medicine (IMED) Seminar

Malcolm Gladwell is a New York Times Best-selling author for his books The Tipping Point: How Little Things Make a Big Difference, (2000), Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (2005), and Outliers: The Story of Success (2008) all of which were number one on the New York Times bestseller list.

His latest book, What the Dog Saw (2009) is a compilation of stories published in The New Yorker.

Mr. Gladwell is currently staff writer for The New Yorker.


a lecture

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Unfinished Business: Incomplete Bindings Made for the Book Trade from the Fifteenth to the Nineteenth Century 

Given by Nicholas Pickwoad, Univeristy of the Arts London

This lecture is co-sponsored by The Huntington Library, UCLA Library Special Collections, and UCLA Department of Information Studies, with support from the Breslauer Chair Fund

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

4:00 p.m.

William Andrews Clark Memorial Library

It has long been assumed that most books in the era of the handpress were sold in unbound sheets. Today this assumption is being challenged by the suggestion that many, if not most, books were sold bound. The survival, however, of significant numbers of books as sewn book blocks without covers and with or without boards offers another possibility, which is that the book trade offered books for sale either within the trade or to their customers in an incomplete state, but ready to be completed whenever that may have been required. This lecture looks at the surviving examples, the evidence for the practice and its implications for the history of bookbinding.

Professor Nicholas Pickwoad trained in bookbinding and book conservation with Roger Powell, and ran his own workshop from 1977 to 1989. He has been an adviser on book conservation to the National Trust since 1978. He was chief conservator in the Harvard University Library from 1992 to 1995, and is now project leader of the St Catherine’s Monastery Library Project based at the University of the Arts London, where he is director of the Ligatus Research Centre, which is dedicated to the history of bookbinding.

Click here for the reservation form.

Hooked on Gaming: Applications for Education

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Wednesday, June 6, 2012
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
California NanoSystems Institute – Auditorium

Gamification (think gaming but with learning benefits) has been called one of the most important trends in technology by several industry experts. In science, medicine, and high-tech, game-design techniques are increasingly being used as important tools to foster more efficient and effective education and learning. In addition, such techniques can be utilized for scientific discovery.

We will explore these concepts with Zao Yang, co-creator of the social network game, Farmville. Farmville is a case-study for the successful application of game mechanics to an online game.

We will explore with Zao what these mechanics are and how they can be effectively applied to science, medicine and business.

Free and open to the public.

An Evening with Sherlock Holmes and Friends

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
UCLA Hammer Museum

Holmes scholar Leslie Klinger, writer/director Nicholas Meyer (The Seven-Per-Cent Solution), crime novelist Denise Hamilton, and real-life private detective Sarah Alcorn contribute their expertise to deducing why Conan Doyle’s character has inspired such enduring intrigue and devotion. Costumes welcome. Budding mystery writers especially encouraged.

Complimentary coffee and tea served.

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.


Bunche Center Circle of Thought Lecture

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Joshua Bloom

Thursday, May 17, 2012
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Haines Hall – Room 135 – Media Center

Bunche Center Circle of Thought Lecture – Joshua Bloom “Black Liberation Struggle in the Postwar Decades, Social Movement Theory, and the Implications for Insurgent Social Movements Today”

Prevailing theories of social movements were built through the study of the Civil Rights Movement, the phase of Black Liberation Struggle that peaked in the early 1960s, challenging legal segregation and customary disenfranchisement through nonviolent civil disobedience.

Prevailing social movement theories have alternately portrayed the movement as driven by macro-structural forces; built by the long term organizational and framing work of activists; or both. These theories are incommensurate with the wealth of historical evidence on Black Liberation Struggle now available.

Black Liberation Struggle developed in three phases: Black Anti-colonialism which peaked in the late 1940s; the Civil Rights Movement; and Revolutionary Black Nationalism. Movement organization and broad frame adoption followed successful insurgent mobilization and political context mattered differently for different practices.

Free and open to the public.

Meredith Monk

Monday, April 16th, 2012


Tuesday, April 17, 2012
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Glorya Kaufman Hall
Dance Theater – Room 200

Lecture/Demonstration with Meredith Monk, winner of the 2012 Composer of the Year Award

Meredith Monk–composer, singer, director/choreographer and filmmaker–is a pioneer in creating new interdisciplinary performance. She discusses her influences, past work, and new projects in a free event for the campus community.

Free and open to the public

UCLA Library Writer Series

Friday, April 6th, 2012