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Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Reaching Out of the Paperdigm

Thursday, November 10, 2011
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Young Research Library – Main Conference Room 11360

UCLA Information Studies Colloquium Lecture

Presented by Theodor Holm Nelson, PhD; Project Xanadu and The Internet Archive.

The computer world pretends to be finished, but never will be. In fact, it simulates the past: computers for secretaries, as designed by Xerox in the 1970s, have become our working world. Today’s “computer documents” (.doc and .pdf) simulate paper and the fancy printing of long ago. The Web added trivial one-way jumps, allowing pogo-stick travel between pages. But what of deeper connection? We need deep, live documents of a very different kind for the interactive screen, as foreseen by Bush and Engelbart and others–for annotation and detailed discussion and scholarship, for organizing and decision-making, for lawmaking and litigation, and for entirely new forms of writing. Such profusely connected, living documents are still possible, but require a wholly different infrastructure. We will show some of these alternatives.

Free and open to the public.

UCLA Parents’ Weekend 2011

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Saturday, October 29, 2011
9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Dickson Plaza – Royce Quad

Day 2 of 3

Parents’ Weekend is an annual fall event to welcome parents current UCLA students to the Bruin family. A three-day celebration of all things UCLA, parents and family members have the opportunity to experience life on campus as a Bruin.

The weekend is filled with events and activities that showcase UCLA’s academic, cultural and athletic excellence including a welcome event, presentations with Chancellor Block and faculty, cultural activities, sporting events and much, much more!

For parents and families of current UCLA undergraduates. RSVP online when you receive your invitation in September.

UCLA Students on Volunteer Day – 6,000 Strong

Monday, September 26th, 2011

The third annual Volunteer Day brought together 6,000 new incoming freshman and transfer students to bring life back into many Los Angeles communities.

Union Rescue Mission in downtown Los Angeles,  Breed Street Elementary School in Boyle Heights, and the TreePeople park in Coldwater Canyon where just some of the places that got scrubbed, spruced-up and painted.

For their volunteer efforts, each student was given a special UCLA tote bag filled with art supplies, contributed by the non-profit group K to College.

Click here to read the fantastic article by Judy Lin, courtesy of the UCLA Newsroom.

Click the link below to watch the video.

Volunteer Day 2011

Art Staff Exhibition: In Practice

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
9:30 am – 4:30 pm, Broad Art Ctr. – - New Wight Gallery

Art Exhibition by UCLA Department of Art staff. Artists in the exhibition are Chris Bassett, Ed Beller, Ben Evans, Helga Fassonaki, Whitney Hubbs, Julie Orser, Jared Pankin, Steven Simon, and Lisa Sitko.

Free and open to the public.

Chancellor Message…

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

UCLA Chancellor Gene Block released this statement on June 29 in response to the 2011–12 budget approved by the state Legislature and expected to be signed by the governor: 

 To a large degree, research-driven innovation and an affordable college education have been the foundations of California’s post–World War II vibrancy, driving both economic growth on a large scale and socioeconomic opportunity for countless individuals. As a leading public research university, UCLA has played a major role in the state’s success. 

 The dream of a public higher education system in service to the state has been severely hampered by the 2011–12 state budget expected to be signed in Sacramento. Not only does the spending plan reduce funding to the University of California system by $650 million in the fiscal year starting July 1 — a cut of about 24 percent — but it also leaves open the possibility of additional reductions in January if state tax revenues fall short of projections. This comes on top of reductions over the past two decades that have brought state funding to a level below what was provided in 1998–99, when the UC system had 73,000 fewer students, more than halving per-student funding levels

 While the severe fiscal challenges facing the state are undeniable, this is nothing less than an abrogation of the state’s responsibility to fund public higher education. While helping to solve a short-term budget crisis, it does a disservice to the state’s long-term future by disinvesting in the research and the workforce that California needs to prosper. 

 At UCLA, we continue to take steps to save money, increase efficiency and generate new revenues through a campuswide restructuring effortdesigned to adjust to new funding realities. While we planned prudently and budgeted conservatively to absorb an anticipated $96 million reduction in state support in 2011–12, the state’s new spending plan may necessitate additional measures. The exact amount of additional reductions in campus funding is not yet known. To generate revenue necessary to ensure the educational experience that students and their families deserve and expect, the UC Office of the President and members of the Board of Regents have said additional tuition increases may be inevitable.

 The severe fiscal challenges facing the state are undeniable; however, further reductions in state support for higher education are unconscionable and unacceptable. I encourage students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of UCLA to continue advocating on behalf of the university. Please visit UC’s advocacy website to make your voice heard.

Take the Kids to a “flick!”

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

‘The Red Pony’ – Family Flicks Screening

Sunday, July 10, 2011
11:00 am – 1:00 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum – Billy Wilder Theater

Free Admission – Film & Television Archive

‘The Red Pony’ (1949): A boy needs a pony to become a man in this big screen, Technicolor adaptation of the classic coming-of-age story written by John Steinbeck. A farmer’s son, Tom daydreams of knights and circuses, a lively inner-life wonderfully realized by director Lewis Milestone, until farmhand Billy Buck, played by Mitchum, makes him a present of a newborn red pony, a gift that will soon bring with it hard won lessons in responsibility and love.

Free and open to the public.

Shakespeare Symposium: ‘Where has all the verse gone?’

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

“Where Has All the Verse Gone? Shakespeare’s Poetry on the Page and Stage”

Friday, May 13, 2011
9:00 am – 4:30 pm, Royce Hall – Room 314

Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

For the last three decades, the study of Shakespeare has been largely dominated by theoretical perspectives ranging from New Historicism to Performance Studies, including Gender Studies, that have quite thoroughly displaced a knowledgeable understanding of, and interest in, what an earlier generation of critics would have assumed to be the central working conditions of Shakespeare’s muse: that his writings, first and foremost, belonged to the broader field of verbal art or poesis. There are signs, however, that a correction is taking place, both editorially and critically.

Organized by Professor Jonathan Post (English, UCLA), this conference brings together internationally acclaimed scholars who will address a number of topics and new directions focusing on Shakespeare’s poetry—its stylistic origins, development, variety, and afterlife. In keeping with recent developments, the conference will deliberately cast a wide net. It understands poetry to be not just a formal c! ategory (e.g., for Shakespeare, the sonnets and the narrative poems) but to be inclusive of drama as well, and of Shakespeare’s influence as a poet on later generation of writers in English and beyond.

Continues on Saturday, May 14.

Advance registration is not required. Please sign the attendance sheet at the door.

American Indian Student Association Performance

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Saturday and Sunday, April 23, 24, 2011
10:00 am – 6:00 pm, North Athletic Field – Facility

26th Annual Pow Wow

The 26th Annual pow wow is to educate the UCLA campus community to the culture of the American Indians here on campus. The American Indian community in Los Angeles will also attend and have exposure to a higher education atmosphere which some have never experienced. AISA takes pride in this event and welcomes all cultures and the general public.

Free Admission

North Athletic Field

Julia Butterfly Hill and Daryl Hannah on environmental issues

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Ackerman Union – Grand Ballroom (2400)

Julia Butterfly Hill first gained prominence when she lived in a redwood tree for 2 years to protest logging. Since then, she’s been a prominent environmental activist, campaigning for a variety of causes.

Actress Daryl Hannah, known for her work in such films as the Kill Bill series, has also been a devoted advocate for environmental issues.

The two of them will join Dr. Cully Nordby, Academic Director of UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability in a moderated discussion about environnmental issues and sustainability.

Free admission.

‘Traces and Memory of Jorge Prelorán’

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Friday, April 8, 2011
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum – Billy Wilder Theater

Archive Documentary Spotlight: ‘Traces and Memory of Jorge Prelorán (Huellas y memoria de Jorge Prelorán)’ (2010)

This screening is a special tribute to documentarian Jorge Prelorán, who passed away in 2009. Prelorán taught at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television from 1974 until his retirement in 1994.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion.

The Archive Documentary Spotlight is a bi-monthly showcase for international documentaries that focus on contemporary social and political issues, explored in compelling cinematic terms.

Free and open to the public.