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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

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.

Celebrating the Life of Vaclav Havel (1936-2011): EXTENDED

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Extended through January 2014

Co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for European and Eurasian Studies and the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles, this exhibit is part of a commemoration of 2013 as the year of Vaclav Havel. It features visual materials illustrating his contributions to arts and culture, politics and democracy, and human rights and civil society as well as his visit to UCLA in 1991.

Library Closure December 21 – January 1

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

UCLA Library facilities will be closed from Saturday, December 21, 2013, through Wednesday, January 1, 2014, as part of the campuswide Winter Holiday Closure.

Hours

The online hours webpage is being updated to reflect hours for all campus libraries before the holiday closure.

The libraries will reopen and a full schedule of operations will resume on Thursday, January 2.

Returning Items

Due dates have been changed so that no items will be due during the closure period. However, if you would like to return items between December 21 and January 1, universal return locations are accessible from the exteriors of the following libraries:

Reference Assistance

Reference assistance by email or by telephone will be unavailable between December 21 and January 1. UCLA students, faculty, and staff who send email inquiries or leave telephone messages during the closure period will receive replies starting on January 2; queries will be answered in the order in which they were received.

Other Online Resources

The following online resources will be available for remote access. Note: users must access resources restricted to UCLA or UC students, faculty, and staff through the campus network, Bruin OnLine (BOL), or the BOL proxy server.

  • Melvyl: This UC-wide catalog will be accessible throughout the closure; however, requests for items from other campuses may not be processed between December 21 and January 1.
  • Databases
  • E-journals

Music in the Rotunda (Powell Library)

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Classical Guitarist Payam Larijani

Friday, November 1
8 p.m.

The season highlighting classical guitar opens with longtime Music in the Rotunda performer and UCLA alumnus Payam Larijani, in a traditional program featuring compositions by Heitor Villa-Lobos, Isaac Albéniz, Francisco Tárrega, Éric Satie, Domenico Scarlatti, and others. He will be joined in duets by alumnus Tiffany Wu. 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. 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.

Current Exhibit at Powell Library

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Labs on the Go: Scientific Tools for Collecting Empire, 1600 to Present

July 29 – October 4

Labs on the Go examines the reciprocal and productive relationship between science and empire from the Age of Exploration, through the Age of Empire and into the present-day. Drawing on the strengths of UCLA Library Special Collections’ images and objects, the items on display highlight the technical materials developed and utilized by men and women of science for the purposes of examining and documenting unknown landscapes, botanicals and peoples. The instruments range from microscopes to botanical specimens to photograph albums.

Labs on the Go: Scientific Tools for Collecting Empire started as the title of the 2013 Spring quarter seminar for freshman in GE Cluster 21CW: History of Modern Thought. This is the second year of a pedagogical experiment which seeks to teach history of science through the history of primary source objects, in addition to texts.

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