Welcome Letter

Dear Friends:

Brian E. C. Schottlaender

As the quarter draws to a close on campus—finals begin on June 1!—I’d like to call your attention to some noteworthy Library events and activities that might warrant a visit to Geisel Library.  This issue of Domain includes a report on a fascinating talk given by Dr. Joel Dimsdale, a UC San Diego professor emeritus of psychiatry, about his examination of the various attempts after WWII to understand the psyche of the Nazi leadership.  If you missed Joel’s talk, which was part of our Holocaust Living History Workshop, you can watch it on UCSD-TV next month.  See the article for more information on the taping and Joel’s compelling account.

On September 12, 2013, the Library will be holding its annual Dinner in the Library, our signature fundraising event.  This year’s special guest speaker will be the prolific and gifted Jay Parini, who is known for his novels as well as his poetry, biographies, and criticism.  Jay is the author of the best-selling novel tracing Leo Tolstoy’s last days, The Last Station, which was adapted for the screen in 2009 and was nominated for several Academy Awards.  Jay has also written highly-acclaimed biographical works on Herman Melville, William Faulkner, Robert Frost, and John Steinbeck. His talk at our Dinner in the Library will draw from his book, Promised Land: Thirteen Books That Changed America, which he describes as “nodal points, places where vast areas of thought and feeling gathered and dispersed.”  This promises to make for a thought-provoking and entertaining evening—I hope you will join us.

Continuing along in the vein of transformative works of literature, an exhibition currently up in Geisel Library, “A Nation of Readers,” warrants a trip to campus if you have a fascination with books.  The exhibition sheds light on the habits of the reading public in the U.S., from the colonial period to the present, featuring 1st editions and other rare items from our Mandeville Special Collections.  You can read more about this year’s Dinner in the Library and “A Nation of Readers” in this issue of Domain.

As always, thanks for your interest and continued support.

I do hope you enjoy reading this latest issue of our newsletter!

Best regards,

Brian E. C. Schottlaender

The Audrey Geisel University Librarian

Exhibits & Events

  • Mar. 18 – Jun. 29

  • “A Nation of Readers.”
  • Geisel Library Exhibit.
  • For more information:
  • Webpage.
  • Mar. 25 – Jun. 29

  • “On Top of the World:
  • 50 Years of Americans
  • on Mount Everest.”
  • Geisel Library Exhibit.
  • For more information:
  • Webpage.
  • Apr. 17 – Jun.10

  • “Amos Oz: Life and Letters.”
  • Geisel Library Exhibit.
  • For more information:
  • Webpage.
  • Apr. 17 – Jun. 14

  • “Beyond the Checkbox.”
  • Geisel Library Exhibit.
  • For more information:
  • Webpage.
  • May 1 – Jun. 20

  • “Silent Era Filmmaking of the
  • La Jolla Cinema League.”
  • Geisel Library Exhibit.
  • For more information:
  • (858) 822-5758
  • Webpage.
  • May 6 – May 31

  • “Remembering Sir Arthur
  • C. Clarke.”
  • Geisel Library Exhibit.
  • For more information:
  • (858) 534-0667
  • Webpage.
  • May 22

  • “Engineering Origami.”
  • Talk by Robert J. Lang.
  • Geisel Library, Seuss Room.
  • 2 – 3 p.m.
  • For more information:
  • Webpage.
  • May 25

  • “Silent Era Filmmaking of the
  • La Jolla Cinema League.”
  • Movie Screening.
  • 3 p.m.
  • Geisel Library, Seuss Room.
  • For more information:
  • (858) 822-5758>
  • Webpage.
  • May 29

  • “The Force of Things:
  • A Marriage in War and Peace.”
  • Talk by Alexander Stille.
  • Holocaust Living
  • History Workshop.
  • Geisel Library, Seuss Room.
  • 5 - 7 p.m.
  • For more information:
  • (858) 534-7661>
  • Webpage.
  • June 5

  • “Surviving Auschwitz.”
  • Talk by Livia Krancberg.
  • Holocaust Living
  • History Workshop.
  • Geisel Library, Seuss Room.
  • 5 - 7 p.m.
  • For more information:
  • (858) 534-7661>
  • Webpage.

Domain Editor

Dolores Davies

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