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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.

 

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

“Public Science: Peepshows, Caskets, and Microscopes”

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

June – September
Powell Library 2nd Floor Rotunda

Free

Peepshows, caskets, and microscopes all are things found in vaults and back-room storage areas in UCLA Library Special Collections that have a wealth of historical value. Yet the lives of these objects extend beyond the Library.

Microscopes are a pervasive emblem of contemporary science, but the microscopic worlds that they make visible are not easily accessible to the broader public without additional technologies such as woodblock and other forms of illustration, film, and photographs. The Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library’s microscopes collection ranges from the seventeenth to twentieth centuries and includes those used by merchants and gentleman of science and those found in modern laboratories.

Peepshows were a mobile form of entertainment encountered in the streets and on fairgrounds. One portrays the Thames tunnel, which was an engineering marvel completed in the 1843. For two decades before and after its completion, this underwater thoroughfare was a source of inspiration for peepshows in England, France, Germany, and Russia.

And lastly, caskets: the casket is a technology of collection, display, organization, and conservation. Its place in the title highlights the idea that the cases are part of the exhibit, too. In the museum context, the term was first used by nineteenth-century German natural history museum directors to refer to the small cases used to organize items such as shells and birds’ eggs so that these small items didn’t get swallowed up in the large display cases.

“Peepshows, Caskets, and Microscopes” started as the title of the 2012 Spring Quarter seminar for freshman in GE Cluster 21CW: History of Modern Thought. The students were asked to consider how and where the public and science overlap and where the distinction between science and non-science blurs, and they were asked to focus on the production and use of images and objects as the sites where science and the public meet. To do this, the class entered the archive and brought the archive out with them. The students’ assignment was to work with objects in the UCLA Library Special Collections to determine what history of science can be told through three-dimensional objects and how these objects should be displayed in the libraries of a public university.

 

Music in the Rotunda

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

“If Music Be the Food of Love…”: Medieval Songs for and about Lovers
UCLA Sounds

Friday, June 1
8 p.m.
UCLA Powell Building 2nd Floor

UCLA Sounds, a group affiliated with the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, returns for a concert of medieval love songs to be held in conjunction with GE Cluster 30, Seminar 1, Medieval (and Other) Myths of Love.

The rotunda is on the second floor of the Powell Library Building, which is directly across from Royce Hall. Parking is $11; the closest parking is in structures four, two, or five. See the UCLA maps and directions page for more information.

Admission to the concerts is free, and seating is unreserved.

a cappella, A Cappella, A CAPPELLA !

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

UCLA Cadenza A Cappella

Saturday, May 19
6 p.m.

UCLA Powell Library Rotunda

Founded in 2008, the all-female student group Cadenza A Cappella will perform their annual spring concert as they make their Powell Rotunda debut.

The rotunda is on the second floor of the Powell Library Building, which is directly across from Royce Hall. Parking is $11; the closest parking is in structures four, two, or five. See the UCLA maps and directions page for more information.

Admission to the concerts is free, and seating is unreserved.

Exhibits in the Library

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Art and Revolution

Powell Library Rotunda
Admission free; no reservations required

Out of a desire to allow student artists to express their own ideas in a place of tolerance and acceptance, the Art History Undergraduate Student Association presents its annual art exhibit entitled “Art and Revolution,” exploring Paul Gauguin’s statement that “art is either plagiarism or revolution.” Specific concerns of the artists are addressed in a thought-provoking way that challenges the viewer to not only think about these issues but also raises the question, what does revolution mean to you?

Music in the Rotunda

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Doctoral Recital: Alison Spieth

Saturday, May 12
8 p.m.
Powell Building Rotunda 

Doctoral graduate student and violist Alison Spieth will present a selection of lively late eighteenth-century duos for violin and viola. Her program will include works by Joseph Haydn, his younger brother Michael Haydn, and two legendary duos by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Special guest violinists include Eriko Tsuji, Leila Nassar-Fredell, and Ji Young An as well as UCLA Professor Guillaume Sutre, first violinist of the Ysaÿe Quartet. This recital is presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the doctor of musical arts degree.

Free and open to the public.

The rotunda is on the second floor of the Powell Library Building, which is directly across from Royce Hall. Parking is $11; the closest parking is in structures four, two, or five. See the UCLA maps and directions page for more information.

Friday, April 13th, 2012

“No Piano Attached”: A Master’s Recital Sans Pianoforte
Lindsey Strand-Polyak, violin

Friday, April 20
8 p.m.
UCLA Powell Library

Strand-Polyak, a violinist specializing in Baroque music and managing director of the UCLA Early Music Ensemble, will present her recital for her master’s degree in music. The program, without the usual requisite keyboard instrument, will include Telemann’s Fantasia no. 5 for solo violin, Schnittke’s irreverent “Moz-Art,” sonatas sans basse for two violins by French virtuosi Jean-Marie LeClair and Louis-Gabriel Guillemain, Corelli’s Sonata no. 3 performed with accompaniment his contemporaries may have been familiar with, and a world premiere by Los Angeles composer Jonathan Beard. Joining her will be Movses Pogossian, Elisabeth Le Guin, Guillaume Sutre, Jonathan Beard, and Leila Nassar-Fredell.

The rotunda is on the second floor of the Powell Library Building, which is directly across from Royce Hall. Parking is $11; the closest parking is in structures four, two, or five. See the UCLA maps and directions pagefor more information.

Admission to the concerts is free, and seating is unreserved.

Henry Lim and his String Quartet Perform The Pixies

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Saturday, April 21
8 p.m.

Music in the Powell Rotunda
Powell Building

UCLA Music Library staff member Henry Lim on vocals and acoustic guitar supported by his string quartet featuring graduate students from the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music will perform the Boston-originated alternative rock band the Pixies’ 1990 science fiction surf album Bossanova in its entirety along with the singles “Gigantic,” “Planet of Sound,” and “Debaser,” among other songs. Special guest undergraduate Rosalind Wong will provide additional vocals.

FREE!

The rotunda is on the second floor of the Powell Library Building, which is directly across from Royce Hall. Parking is $11; the closest parking is in structures four, two, or five. See the UCLA maps and directions pagefor more information.

Seating is unreserved. 

Al-Mutanabbi Street: Poetry and Art from Tragedy

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

March 5-April 30, 2012

Powell Library Rotunda

Known as “the street of booksellers,” al-Mutanabbi Street is a legendary locale in Baghdad, a winding lane filled with bookstores, outdoor book stalls, small presses, and cafes where books have been made, sold, and discussed for centuries. In March 2007 a massive car bomb targeted this historic heart of the city’s intellectual and literary community, leaving thirty dead and one hundred injured.

The broadsides and artists’ books by poets, writers, artists, booksellers, printers, and readers in this exhibit commemorate not just the tragic loss of life, but also the idea of a targeted attack on a street where ideas have always been exchanged. The exhibit is presented in partnership with the UCLA G. E. von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies and with support from the Dean of Humanities Fund.

Free and open to the public.

The rotunda is on the second floor of the Powell Library Building, which is directly across from Royce Hall. Parking is $11; the closest parking is in structures four, two, or five. See the UCLA maps and directions page for more information.