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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 libraryprize@library.ucla.edu or visit http://www.library.ucla.edu/library-prize

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 giving@library.ucla.edu 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

HOW TO PARK

Monk and More Monk

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Great California Shakeout

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Thursday, October 16th  is the Great California Shakeout Event. Departments and units on campus are invited to practice their earthquake drill exercises. At 10:16 a.m., everyone is encouraged to stop what you are doing to practice DROP, COVER, and HOLD On exercises wherever you are. The Great California Shakeout Drill will be simulcast on UCLA’s AM 1630 emergency radio broadcast channel. In addition, I strongly encourage you to take some time to discuss evacuation plans with members of your immediate work unit. Your own personal involvement in safety planning is the most effective way to protect yourself and prepare for emergencies at work and at home.

 

For information and earthquake safety tips, and exercises you can practice with your work group, see the highly informative pages at http://www.shakeout.org. Please visit www.dropcoverholdon.org for more information and instructions on how to protect yourself during an earthquake. Review additional emergency preparedness resources, including UCLA’s earthquake safety brochure at UCLA’s Office of Emergency Management website, https://www.emergency.ucla.edu. UCLA faculty and staff with valid email addresses in the UCLA Campus Directory and students with valid email addresses in URSA should automatically be enrolled in Bruin Alert, but if you are not already registered, please sign up with Bruin Alert at https://www.emergency.ucla.edu/bruinalert-1/bruinalert to ensure you receive emergency notifications via text or e-mail. There will be test messages to the Bruin Alert system on Thursday, between 10:16 and 10:36 a.m.

 

Between 10:20 and 10:40 a.m. on October 16, outdoor sirens and voice announcements will be audible around Bruin Plaza; Humanities, Royce, Haines, Powell Library, and areas adjacent to Dickson Court. Other areas with audible alarm coverage will include Bruin Walk on the north campus area, Residence Halls adjacent to Delta Terrace; IM field; and the Ashe & Student Activities Centers (SAC).

 

Check out mobile apps like the American Red Cross Earthquake app at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/earthquake-by-american-red/id557946227?ls=1&mt=8 and their First Aid app at https://itunes.apple.com/US/app/first-aid-by-american-red-cross/id529160691?mt=8. FEMA also offers an app at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fema/id474807486?ls=1&mt=8. See also the CDC website at http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters and FEMA’s site, http://www.ready.gov.

We encourage you to participate in the Shakeout Drill and hope you will use this opportunity within your unit to review and update your department’s Emergency Response Plan to better protect yourself and the campus community.

The Robert B. and Blanche Campbell Student Book Collection Competition

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Excerpts from the 2014 Winning Collections

May 12 – 30

Second floor rotunda and landing

Honoring book culture in the digital age, the Robert B. and Blanche Campbell Student Book Collection Competition rewards UCLA graduate and undergraduate students who have assembled outstanding book collections. The competition is named for the Campbells, founders of Campbell’s Bookstore, the original book supplier to UCLA and a vital part of the university community for fifty years. Launched in 1948, the competition is one of the oldest in the country and one of the most distinguished. Displayed are portions of this year’s winning collections selected by the winners themselves.

For more information about the competition visit the website.

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

 

Music in the Rotunda

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Henry Lim and his String Quartet perform the Beatles

Saturday, May 3
8 p.m.

In 1969 the Beatles aspired to record an album and perform it live without any studio tricks.  However, it was an unenthusiastic effort as they would disband the following year, and contrary to their initial undertakings, the album was edited, overdubbed, reorganized, renamed, and released as their last LP,  Let It Be.  Music Library staff member Henry Lim together with current and former graduate students of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music will perform the original unreleased album Get Back arranged for vocals, acoustic guitar, and string quartet. Admission is free, and no reservations are required.

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. 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 giving@library.ucla.edu or 310.206.8526.

Friday, April 4th, 2014

UCLA Choral Conducting Recital
Alexander Lloyd Blake and Han Na Jang, Conductors
Saturday, April 5
8 p.m.

Choral conducting graduate students Alexander Lloyd Blake and Han Na Jang will conduct their masters recital concert featuring a 25-member chorus and a chamber orchestra, all within the resonant acoustics of the rotunda. They will perform Benjamin Britten’s Hymn to St. Cecilia and Antonio Lotti’s Crucifixus a cappella. With the chamber orchestra, they will conduct “Hostias” from Mozart’s Requiem, Bach’s Jesus bleibet meine Freude, and Rossini’s “Kyrie” from Petite Messe Solennelle. Reservations are not required.

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 maps and directions 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 giving@library.ucla.edu or 310.206.8526.

Edible Book Festival, 2014

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Powell Library Building
2nd Floor

Friday, April 4
Noon

This annual festival celebrates the consumption of books in all ways and honors the late Judith Hoffberg, donor of much of the Arts Library’s artists’ books collection. Individuals and groups from across campus are invited to create entries, which will be judged in a variety of categories. The panel of judges will include Jonathan Gold, Los Angeles Timesrestaurant critic. Find contest details, photos, and more online. Admission to the event is free, and no reservations are required; once the judging is complete, the eating begins!