On Display @ Biomed Library: Optical Cards Created by Mary Lewis in 1828

Well, Well, and What Have We Here: Optical Cards created by Mary Lewis in 1828

A mini-exhibit for August 2014 asks (but does not answer) the question: Who was Mary Lewis of Camp Hill (Birmingham, England?) and, in 1828, why did she make 58 carefully handwritten, illustrated flash cards which addressed problems, phenomena, and [...]

The Big One: In Commemoration of the 1994 Northridge Earthquake on Its 20th Anniversary (on display at SEL)

On January 17, 1994, at 4:31 AM, the Northridge earthquake, with a strong moment magnitude (Mw) of 6.7, ripped through the San Fernando Valley region for a chaotic 10-20 seconds. Followed by two 6.0 Mw aftershocks, landslides, and fires, this quake cost an estimated 57 lives and over $20 billion in damages. January 17, 2014 [...]

Synthesizing Thought: Historical Aspects of Artificial Intelligence (on display at SEL)

The UCLA Science and Engineering Library announces a new library display entitled Synthesizing Thought: Historical Aspects of Artificial Intelligence. The exhibit offers a selection of books that reveal the contours of the body of work toward synthesizing intelligence over the years, with an emphasis on the rapid development in the second half of the twentieth [...]

GIANTmicrobes on Display at the Biomedical Library

History & Special Collections for the Sciences has purchased each new release of GIANTmicrobes® since 2004 and recently passed the century mark. 108 “plush stuffed-animal microbes [realia]” currently are on display in a case in the lobby of the Biomedical Library.

GIANTmicrobes are made to look like bacteria, blood cells, viruses, and other microbes [...]

Exhibit in Powell Library: “Public Science: Peepshows, Caskets, and Microscopes”

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 [...]

On Display in SEL: Maurice Sendak (1928-2012) and Atomics for the Millions

A mini-exhibit of reproductions of the late Where the Wild Things Are children’s book author/artist Maurice Sendak’s first illustrations in a mass-market publication, Atomics for the Millions, is on display in the Science and Engineering Library/EMS this month.

Sendak’s high school physics teacher, Hyman Ruchlis, co-authored the book in 1947 with Maxwell Leigh Eidenhoff, [...]

Changing the Face of Medicine: Panel at the Biomed Library 4/4

Join the UCLA Biomedical Library on April 4, 2012 from 12pm to 1pm for a panel of inspirational local women in medicine. Light refreshments will be served.

In addition to the panel, make sure to check out the exhibition honoring the lives and accomplishments of these women in the hope of inspiring a new generation [...]

Science Manga on Display in SEL/EMS

For Winter Quarter 2012, SEL/EMS (8th floor Boelter Hall) will have an exhibit of Science Manga at the Reference Credenza. These items are available for 2 day loan, renewable in person or online in the UCLA Library Catalog in “My Account.” After Winter Quarter, you can find these titles in the College Library’s [...]

Hot Enough For You? The Story of Air Conditioning Pamphlet Available for Viewing at Science Special Collections

Cover of the pamphlet

The Story of Air Conditioning, a fact-filled 16-page pamphlet distributed by the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Machinery Association sometime between 1940 and 1953, is available for reading at History & Special Collections for the Sciences on the 4th floor of the Biomedical Library. It also is online at: [...]

On Display: Space Shuttle Tile at the Biomedical Library

On display in the UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library lobby is one of 7,000 unused Space Shuttle tiles donated by NASA to schools and universities “that want to share technology and a piece of space history with their students,” according to the NASA Exploring Schools’ NES Teachers Corner blog.

Estimated to cost about [...]