Wednesday, May 15, 2013
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Powell Library Rotunda
Einstein’s Dreams, an exhibit designed and curated by Design|Media Arts department chair, Willem Henri Lucas, featuring the best work created by students in his Winter 2013 DESMA 25: Typography class.
The project was based on the book “Einstein’s Dreams” written in 1992 by Alan Lightman. The book is a fictional collage of stories dreamed by the young Albert Einstein as he’s creating his theory of relativity, a new concept of time. The student project was to design the back, spine and front cover (with eight different limitations) of the book, and the typography for one chapter, using the Times New Roman font.The work of this class, presented on nine large 44 x 64” posters is a design process in eight steps, and shows there is an enormous complexity to design and typography, especially when it is combined with geometric shapes and forms, and the use of color and imagery.
Listen to a 2-minute interview with Prof. Lucas on designing the exhibit: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10201067868397889
The exhibit can be viewed in the Night Powell Reading Room on the first floor of Powell Library. Catch a sneak peek of the exhibit in the photos below.
This is the second exhibit in a new “Visible Learning” initiative launched by Teaching and Learning Services to showcase undergraduate achievement. Special thanks to Catherine Brown for her outreach efforts, Michael Elliott for installing the posters, Janine Henri for facilitating interaction with DMA, and Brenda Williams for keeping us on track.
Event: Mindful Awareness Sessions
Dates: Wednesdays, 12:30pm – 1:00pm (spring 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 reactivity, 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.
” AT THE CROSSROADS: Community Wellbeing and Culture in Latin America “
Location: 11360 Young Research Library Conference Room
This symposium will explore the intersection between community
wellbeing and culture among indigenous communities in Mexico, Central
and South America and the United States. Join us for an
inspiring morning of presentations by medical and social
scientists, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and attorneys.
CLICK HERE TO RSVP:
C. Cindy Fan, Ph.D. Interim Vice Provost for International Studies,
UCLA International Institute
Thomas J. Coates, Ph.D. Director, Center for World Health, David
Geffen School of Medicine
Kevin Terraciano, Ph.D. Interim Director, UCLA Latin American
Bonnie Taub, MPH, Ph.D. Interim Chair, UCLA Latin American Studies
Graduate Program; Fielding School of Public Health and Department
Reza Jarrahy, M.D., UCLA Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
&Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine
Sharon Smart-Poage and Dwight Poage, Co-Directors, Mayan Families
Jay Levi, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology, Chair-Department of
Sociology & Anthropology, Carlton College, Minnesota
Judy London, Esq. Directing Attorney, Public Counsel’s Immigrants’
Rights Project; Adjunct Professor, Asylum Clinic, UCLA School of Law
If you are a UCLA Bruin, then you should enter the Bruin Video Contest. Sponsored by the UCLA Fund, the student that enters, has a chance to win cash and have his/her video seen by thousands.
This year, you can enter a video into one of FOUR categories:
- Why I love North Campus or South Campus
- Day in the Life of a Bruin
- Blue & Gold Pride
- Thank You, UCLA Donors
- Judges’ Grand Prize: $500
- Judges’ Runner Up: $300
- Viewers’ Choice: $200
Submissions and voting will be on the our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/UCLAFund.
We’re excited to announce that the application period for the 2013 UCLA Library Prize for Undergraduate Research is now open. The Library Prize recognizes outstanding undergraduate student research by awarding cash prizes of $250, $350, and $450. More information, including projects by past prize winners, can be found here: http://www.library.ucla.edu/service/library-prize-undergraduate-research.
Applications are due Friday, March 22. We’ve attached a flyer that you can use to spread the word to any students who may be interested in applying, or to any faculty members who may want to sponsor one or more of their students.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tenth Annual Romeo and Juliet Italian Renaissance Ball
Saturday, February 9
Powell Library Rotunda
Celebrate Valentine’s Day week in the romantic setting of the Powell Library Rotunda and learn classic fifteenth- and sixteenth-century dances from Renaissance Italy. Organized by the Historical Ballroom Dance Club, the guest instructor will be UCLA Professor Emerita Emma Lewis Thomas. The Southern California Early Music Consort directed by Thomas Axworthy will provide live music accompaniment, and Kron Martial Arts will give a sword demonstration. 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; make a reservation online or call 310.206.4608 with your name and the number in your party.
Admission to the dances is free, but space is limited, and reservations are required; reservation instructions are in each listing. No experience is necessary; each event includes a historical dance workshop. Costumes are optional, but semi-formal or formal attire is encouraged. Please note that several dances will be held in the Kerckhoff Hall Grand Salon; more information is available online, and reservations for those can be emailed to HistoricalDance@yahoo.com.
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, and further details are available on the UCLA maps and directions page.