The Holocaust Living History Workshop (HLWH) at the University of California San Diego kicks off a year-long series of educational events with two compelling programs this fall, underscoring this year’s theme “Holocaust and the Burden of History.” The 2016-17 workshop events will approach the Holocaust from various angles to shed light on lesser-known aspects of the atrocities committed, such as the transgenerational transmission of trauma. The series, now in its ninth year of programming, is presented by the UC San Diego Library and the UC San Diego Jewish Studies Program.
HLHW events are designed to broaden understanding of the past, foster tolerance, and preserve the memory of victims and survivors of the Holocaust. Members of the public and campus community are invited to attend the events to hear from local Holocaust survivors, witnesses, relatives, and scholars as they share their personal stories and memories. All events are free and held on the UC San Diego campus in Geisel Library’s Seuss Room from 5 to 7 p.m., with some exceptions as noted.
October 5—The Power of One: The Holocaust in Bulgaria with Aaron Cohen
The Lou Dunst Memorial Lecture
The first event this fall will be held on Wednesday, October 5, featuring Aaron Cohen, a Jewish Holocaust survivor born in Bulgaria in 1929. Bulgaria officially joined the Axis powers on March 1, 1941 and the stage seemed set for the deportation of the local Jewish community. Thanks to the intervention of King Boris who refused to give in to the pressure of his German allies, thousands of Jews miraculously survived. Among them was Aaron Cohen. Read more…
Come and learn more about how a wide variety of library and campus units can support your success at UC San Diego, while enjoying free snacks, games, and activities.
Mark your calendar to attend the Library’s third annual Geisel After Dark Student Success & Safety Information Fair on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from 8:00 – 10:00pm in Geisel Library’s Seuss Room. Special highlights include a self-defense demonstration by the UC San Diego Police Department and the chance to win one of several $20 TritonCash gift cards.
Join award-winning educator, activist, writer and artist Kim Katrin Milan, for
All of Us or None of Us: Intersections and Allyship.
Thursday, October 6, 2016
5:00 – 7:00 PM
Geisel Library, Seuss Room
Seating is limited, so RSVP at:
All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.
This presentation explores multiple intersections of identity within the LGBTQ community—including race, gender and ability—as powerful sites of community organizing. Milan approaches activism as an important agent for changing systems and examines how diverse groups have different bases of accountability and issues they mobilize around. By establishing a shared language and deconstructing systems of oppression, Milan emphasizes the importance of sustainability and self-care. Drawing on her background as the daughter of a librarian and one of the owners of the oldest LGBT bookstore in the world, Milan addresses the cultural shifts made by Queer and Trans folks, using current social media-based examples. Attendees will gain a solid foundation for understanding the experiences of others, and tangible strategies for solidarity and how to act in allyship. Read more…
Please join us for a presentation by UC San Diego history professor Sarah Schneewind
Thursday, October 13, 2016
5:30 – 7:30 PM
Geisel Library, Seuss Room
Light refreshments will be served.
This event is free and open to the public.
Click here to RSVP
The Ming dynasty was founded in 1368 and called “Bright.” The emperor was called “The Son of Heaven,” meaning that as long as he governed rightly he would enjoy the support of Heaven and Earth, high and benevolent gods who were the parents of all the people. But the Ming dynasty also relied on some very dark spiritual forces, as this talk will show.
Professor Sarah Schneewind earned her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1999. She has been teaching at UC San Diego since 2005 and previously served as the President of the Society for Ming Studies. Her publications include Community Schools and the State in Ming China and A Tale of Two Melons: Emperor and Subject in Ming China, a study of a curious incident in the early Ming. Click here to learn more about Professor Schneewind.
Alongside the lecture, an exhibit of tomb objects from Ming Dynasty representing daily life and spiritual beliefs are available for viewing. These items are on loan for one day only from the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum.
For questions, please contact the event coordinator, Mariah Fellows, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for parking information.
Get to know Geisel! Click here to schedule your tour today for Welcome Week 2016.
These tours showcase the wide variety of study spaces, library collections, technologies, equipment, and amenities offered within Geisel Library, and offer an introduction to the many services its staff provide. Services and spaces offered in the nearby Biomedical Library Building are also mentioned. Tours are approximately 45-60 minutes. Visit library.ucsd.edu/spaces/tours for more information.
Welcome Tritons! Whether you are an incoming freshman, a transfer student, or a senior, here are some of the Top Ten Things you need to know about the UC San Diego Library’s spaces and services:
- The UC San Diego Library has two library buildings on campus – Geisel Library and Biomedical Library.
- Not sure where to start? Use this handy webpage to find books, computer labs, printers, etc.
- Current hours can always be found online.
- Get to know Geisel. Sign up for a Welcome Week Tour.
- Visit Audrey’s, Geisel’s new cafe located on the main floor in Geisel East.
- Explore Geisel’s Digital Media Lab – a high-tech space where you can edit videos, manipulate images, build media-rich websites, and more. An open house for students will be held on October 5 and 6 from 10am – 5pm.
- Borrow tech-items! Geisel’s Tech Lending Program allows you to checkout essential items like calculators, flash drives, and phone or laptop chargers. You’ll also find fun gadgets like Nikon still cameras, Sony Handycams, and GPS devices. View a full list of items here, or stop by the Geisel Media Desk on the 1st floor in Geisel West.
- Reserve study rooms with the touch of a button.
- Know what’s going on at the Library at all times, from events to early closures, by connecting with us on social media.
- Still have questions? Save time and Ask a Librarian. Text them, chat online 24/7, discuss questions in-person, over the phone or via email. Subject librarians are on-hand to help you with your course-work and research assignments.
Good luck as you kick-off this new school year. Go Tritons!
The UC San Diego Library invites faculty and staff to our Digital Media Lab (DML) Open House and Library Technology Showcase. Come see how the Library’s technology resources and services can support your teaching and research (and your students!).
Wednesday, September 21
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Digital Media Lab, East Commons (2nd Floor), Geisel Library
We’ll be offering demos and displays for:
- The Digital Media Lab
- The Data/GIS Lab
- Virtual reality offerings and augmented reality for education
- Technology workshops and consultations
- High-performance computing services
- 3D printing
- Technology lending, including: High-end cameras, laptop/phone chargers, media streaming devices, and more
- Research Data Curation services
Library technology experts will be on hand to discuss your personal needs and answer your questions.
Open to all UC San Diego faculty and staff’. For questions about the Open House, contact Scott McAvoy at email@example.com.
“In early February 2010, members of a UC San Diego fraternity held an off-campus party mocking Black History Month. Later that same month at UC San Diego, a noose was discovered in the Geisel Library at the university.”
– Campus Climate Project Final Report, March 2014
Most recently, on April 2016, “pro-Trump and anti-Mexican graffiti was seen chalked across Library Walk, campus residential areas and outside the Raza Resource Centro.”
– Triton News, April 9, 2016
These reoccurring events affect ALL students, underrepresented or not, and demonstrate the need for a conversation about student experiences related to the campus climate at UC San Diego.
The UC San Diego Library is creating a “living archive” as an alternative way to highlight awareness, provide a space for dialogue, preserve and document the events related to UC San Diego history. Read more…
On Friday, September 9, 2016, Brian E. C. Schottlaender, the Audrey Geisel University Librarian, will host the Library’s annual Dinner in the Library fundraiser in the Geisel Library building.
To allow for preparation for this event, the 1st Floor (lower level) of Geisel West, including the Media Services Desk and the Brody Collaborative Study Space, will close to library users at noon and the entire Geisel Library building will close at 4:00 pm. All users must be out of the Geisel Library building by the 4:00 pm closing time.
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this early closing may cause.
Library users are encouraged to plan their work around this unusual Geisel Library schedule change. The Biomedical Library Building will remain open for its regular Friday hours.
Geisel will reopen for regular hours on Saturday, September 10.