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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

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.

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!

 

Attention UCLA Book Collectors!

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Campbell Student Book Collection Competition

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. A total of more than $5,000 in prizes is offered in almost a dozen categories. Students who have assembled collections representing personal interests or tied to their capstone, thesis, or creative projects are encouraged to submit entries.

Graduate Prizes

  • $500 First Prize
  • $300 Second Prize

Undergraduate Prizes

  • $500 First Prize
  • $300 Second Prize

Additional Prizes

  • $500 Blanche G. Campbell Outstanding Children’s Book Collection Award: Funded by a gift established by Clarice Campbell Olcott, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Campbell. Awarded in years when a qualifying collection is entered.
  • 2012 Southern California Chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA) Special Prizes: $500 Graduate, $500 Undergraduate; funded by a grant from the Southern California chapter of the ABAA, which has been promoting ethical standards and professionalism in the antiquarian book trade in America and throughout the world since 1949
  • $500 Frieda Kuiper Beaudin Prize for Outstanding Collection in the Sciences: Funded by a gift established by Christy Beaudin in memory of her mother, Frieda Kuiper Beaudin. Awarded in years when a qualifying collection is entered.
  • 2012 John Ebey Special Prizes: $500 Graduate, $500 Undergraduate; for the collections that most inspire their owners’ passion for collecting and give them the greatest pleasure and fun
  • $1,000 Andrew O. Krastins Prize for Printed, Manuscript, and Recorded Materials Prior to 1930: Funded by former Campell Prize winner Andrew Krastins to encourage tangible contact with raw materials of history generated before 1930; awarded for the most thoughtfully organized collection, which may include pamphlets, diaries, newspapers, ephemera, and early sound recordings as well as books; the expense or the value of the items will not be considered in evaluating the entries. Awarded in years when a qualifying collection is entered.
  • $150 Corine Tyler Walker Prize: Funded by a gift from Dr. Bruce Tyler, a former Campbell Award winner, in honor of his mother, Corine Tyler Walker
  • $100 Library Staff Association Prize: Two $100 awards, one for an undergraduate student and one for a graduate student, funded by a gift from the UCLA Library Staff Association

Click here for more information.

Win Big with your Research Work!

Friday, January 10th, 2014

The Library Prize for Undergraduate Research recognizes and honors excellence in undergraduate research at UCLA. If you are a current UCLA undergraduate student and can answer “yes” to the questions below, your paper or project may be just what the selection committee is looking for!

  • Did you or your team use the UCLA Library collections for a research project you completed for a course in the last twelve months?
  • Did your use of library collections and services help you to increase the scope, depth, and significance of what you learned?
  • Did your skills as a researcher grow because of your use of library collections?
  • Did pursuing your use of library collections inform and strengthen other types of research you performed?

The application deadline for the 2014 prize is Friday, March 14.

Prizes will be available in the following categories. More categories may be added in the coming weeks.

  • Best minor projects* in the Sciences, Social Sciences, and Arts and Humanities: three prizes of $250 each
  • Best major projects* in the Sciences, Social Sciences, and Arts and Humanities: three prizes of $450 each
  • Best project (major or minor) incorporating resources from the UCLA Library Special Collections: one prize of $350
  • Best project (major or minor) on music after 1900 or film music: one prize of $350 (funded by the Hugo and Christine Davise Fund for Contemporary Music, UCLA Music Library)

The award ceremony will be held on Wednesday, April 30, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Powell Library Building. Reservations are requested by Friday, April 18 by email to rsvp@library.ucla.edu or by phone at 310.206.8526.

Apply now and win some money for your hard work!

Drop-in Guided Meditations @ Powell

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

The ever popular Guided Meditations is back from the holiday break!

Resumes Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Event: Mindful Awareness Sessions

Dates: Wednesdays, 12:30pm – 1:00pm (winter quarter)

Location: Powell Library, East Rotunda

Mindful Awareness is the moment-by-moment process of actively and openly observing one’s physical, mental and emotional experiences. Mindfulness has scientific support as a means to reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional re-activity, and promote a general sense of health and well-being.

The weekly “drop-in” sessions are led by UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center’s Diana Winston and Marvin Belzer.

These sessions are open to students, faculty, staff, and anyone else interested in learning how to ‘live more presently’ in life.

 

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