May 14, 2013 – To many of us, origami, the ancient Japanese art of paper-folding, is an artistic novelty, resulting in a cute miniature crane, frog, elephant or even a boat or a box. But, according to origami master Robert Lang, the algorithms and theorems of origami design have illuminated long-standing mathematical questions and have even solved practical engineering problems.
May 6, 2013 – San Diego—with its spectacular coastal vistas, wide sandy beaches, and perpetually balmy weather—has long been a draw as a filming location for Hollywood motion picture studios. Not nearly as well known, however, is the fact that in the 1920s, La Jolla once boasted its own thriving community of filmmakers—the La Jolla Cinema League—which flourished in the waning days of silent cinema.
April 11, 2013 – As part of the University’s Earth Week activities, the UC San Diego Library’s Environmental Sustainability Group (ESG) will host a screening of the award-winning environmental documentary Bag It on Thursday, April 18th from 12 noon-1:00 p.m. in the Geisel Library’s Seuss Room. Also during Earth Week the Library is presenting an exhibit, “Living Sustainably,” at the Biomedical Library building.
April 11, 2013 – Beyond the Check Box, a collaborative project conceived by Thurgood Marshall College at UC San Diego and the UCLA Bruin Resource Center, is currently on view on the first floor of Geisel Library in the West Wing thru June 14. A reception for the exhibit will be held on April 17 at 4 p.m. adjacent to the exhibit site.
April 3, 2013 – “A Nation of Readers,” an exhibition of books, pamphlets, manuscripts, newspapers and other materials from the Mandeville Special Collections Library, illustrates the significance of reading in American life from the colonial period to the present. The exhibit, which will be on view on the main floor of Geisel Library through June 30, 2013, examines four threads of American cultural history: the diversity of audiences within the American reading public; the variety of reading materials sought by and available to those audiences; the ways in which reading materials have been marketed to the American public; and the influence of certain American institutions that have promoted books and encouraged reading.