Archive for the ‘Outreach Programs’ Category

Figure Drawing Classes for Young Artists

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Ragan Art Academy’s Introductory Life Drawing Course | Session 1
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum – Galleries

Barnsdall Arts is pleased to offer a special four-session Ragan Art Academy figure drawing course at the Hammer for youth ages 12–17.

Life drawing inspired by the Hammer collection is taught by an experienced teaching artist utilizing a professional model. Enrollment is limited to 20 students, and there is a refundable registration fee of $25.

For more information, click here.

To register, please contact Quan Trang, director, at 310-817-9605.

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.

UCLA Parents’ Weekend 2012

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

November 2 – November 4 2012
Dickson Plaza – Royce Quad

UCLA Parents’ Weekend is an annual fall event to welcome both new and returning parents and families to the Bruin community. The three-day celebration enables family members to experience campus life with their undergraduate students. A number of activities showcase UCLA’s excellence in academics, the arts and athletics. The day also includes a welcome by Chancellor Gene Block, presentations by top faculty, sporting events and more!

Multiple locations on campus.

Chamber Music at the Clark

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Parisii Quartet

Sunday, November 4
2 p.m.

William Andrews Clark Memorial Library

Approaching its thirtieth anniversary, the award-winning Parisii Quartet has earned international acclaim for its performances and recordings of distinctive and unusual repertoire from the eighteenth through the twenty-first centuries. This program will feature compositions by Ernest Chausson, Claude Debussy, and Maurice Ravel.

A limited number of discounted tickets for UCLA students are $10 each; contact theUCLA Center for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-century Studies for information.


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.


From Chancellor Gene Block

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Welcome to 2012–13 at UCLA!

Even as we celebrate the promise of a new academic year, and the opportunities that lie ahead, this is shaping up to be a momentous year for UCLA. In the upcoming weeks and months, the beautifully renovated Pauley Pavilion will reopen, ready to host a new generation of athletics, as well as cultural and community programs; we will break ground on a cutting-edge research building for the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science and, next summer, on a much-needed, on-campus conference center. In addition, construction will continue on our state-of-the-art residence halls for undergraduates and graduate students, and—toward a mid-2014 completion date—on the stunning new Edie and Lew Wasserman Building at the Jules Stein Eye Institute.

We also will launch a broad-based initiative that we expect will establish UCLA as the nation’s healthiest university. We will promote the importance of improving our well-being—our own and the environment’s—drawing resources from throughout the campus. I look forward to sharing more news about the program soon.

Please join me in extending a special welcome to the staff and faculty who have joined UCLA in the past few months, and to our new graduate, transfer and first-year students. The diversity of our students is one of UCLA’s signature competitive advantages. This month, UCLA was named the most economically diverse national university in the prestigious U.S. News & World Report rankings. The publication also included UCLA as one of the 20 most ethnically diverse campuses in the nation. In all, our freshman and transfer students represent the very best of California, as well as 39 other states, the District of Columbia and Guam; and 58 countries (in addition to the U.S.).

We continue to expand UCLA’s international partnerships, and our international reputation continues to grow. I recently returned from Russia; over the next few months, I will travel with delegations of faculty and administrators to China, India and Korea to establish new exchange programs and research collaborations.

Although classes begin today, our fall quarter began in earnest earlier this week with our annual UCLA Volunteer Day, the largest event of its kind in the nation and, in just its fourth year, a firmly established UCLA tradition. On Tuesday, nearly 6,500 freshmen and transfer students, in addition to hundreds of upperclassmen, parents, staff, faculty and alumni, fanned out to more than 50 sites throughout Los Angeles to volunteer at schools, parks, nonprofits and Veterans Affairs facilities. UCLA is widely recognized as a national leader in service to the community—not only through volunteerism but also our community-centered scholarship—thanks to your shared commitment to citizenship.

An important part of that commitment is participation in the electoral process. With Election Day less than six weeks from today, I encourage all eligible voters to register to vote—and to vote on November 6. In addition to the presidential contest, the election will determine issues of critical importance to UCLA. I want to thank the Undergraduate Student Association for making registration materials available through its office, Kerckhoff 300C.

I hope you take full advantage of the opportunities in front of you this year, and I wish you a safe, successful and fulfilling 2012–13.


Gene D. Block

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

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.

Tour Dates:

  • Friday, September 21: 11:00-11:30am; 2:00-2:30pm
  • Monday, September 24: 10:30-11:00am; 3:00-3:30pm
  • Wednesday, September 26: 10:00-10:30am; 2:00-2:30pm
  • Friday, September 28: 12:00-12:30pm

Sign up at True2 Bruin Welcome Week.

Space is limited to 20 participants per tour

Develop Your Research Skills!

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Planning a capstone project or thesis? Thinking about graduate school?

Take the fall quarter Honors 101 class:

Research Today: Sources, Tools, and Strategies. The class will be from 3 to 4:50 p.m.,  Tuesdays at  the Young Research Library (YRL).

This pass/no pass course will be two credits.

What does it mean to be a student at a research university? How can you get started on your own path of discovery? What does it mean to conduct research in the digital age? What sources, tools and strategies should you use to discover something original and convincing to contribute to a field or discipline? Designed to prepare you for a capstone or thesis experience in the humanities or social sciences, this course provides you with an opportunity to hone your research skills in engaging, interactive ways.

The instructors will guide you step-by-step through the creation of your own research project proposal. You will learn how to develop a compelling topic, find and interpret different kinds of sources (primary, secondary, digital), learn strategies and explore what it means to publish in the digital age.  Plus you will visit “hidden” parts of the UCLA Library.

Artist Books @ the Arts Library

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

The Arts Library, one of eleven UCLA libraries on campus, houses also some of the most unusual books on the campus.

Artist Books are books not necessarily meant to be read, but to be held, observed and to stimulate the soul.  The artist is making a statement with the look and the feel.

I recommend The Book of Hair.

Housed in “the cage,” at the Public Affairs building, the Artist Books are locked up there to preserve their appearance and security.

Click here to listen to the story.