National Kazoo Day

National Kazoo Day
  
Join us in the Seuss Room of Geisel Library at noon on Wednesday, January 28th for a signature study break: National Kazoo Day.

Dizzy’s jazz club proprietor and kazoo afficionado Chuck Perrin will perform, and reveal his family ties to kazoo history. A new chamber work for kazoo from UCSD Alumna Linda Kernohan will be premiered, along with other new works for kazoo. And don’t miss a special “unplugged” (kazoos only) appearance by the UC San Diego Pep Band.

Free event. Free kazoo.

The kazoo is more than an annoying party favor. The instrument has serious roots in African ceremonies, masking the voice in a somber effect.

This event is open to the public and all ages are welcome. In the educational component of this show, we’ll use Library online tools to view detailed patent information about the kazoo. We’ll also reveal some surprising kazoo appearances in classical and pop music literature.

And yes, January 28th really is National Kazoo Day.

Questions? Contact Scott Paulson at spaulson@ucsd.edu or (858)822-5758.

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The Kansas City Style: A Marriage of Blues & Jazz

International jazz legend Jeannie Cheatham presents a treatise on Kansas City Blues, featuring live music, engaging storytelling, and recently rediscovered video. Jeannie will perform on piano with a jazz trio, underscoring the readings of special guests.

Jeannie’s autobiography Meet Me With Your Black Drawers On, reveals a life and career with all the great musicians of the past sixty years, from the Big Bands of Cab Calloway (“Minnie the Moocher”), Grover Mitchell (Count Basie band leader), Bill Tole (“New York, New York”), Big Mama Thornton (“Hound Dog”) to George Lewis (MacArthur “Genius” award winner). Jeannie Cheatham played piano for them all. She was trained in both the classical tradition and in the famous Kansas City jazz tradition by some of its greatest musicians: Pete Johnson, Jay McShann and Count Basie. Jeannie and her husband Jimmy Cheatham revived the Kansas City style and, with their Sweet Baby Blues Band, toured the world. Join Jeannie and surprise guests at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 12, 2015 in the Seuss Room of Geisel Library.

This free Black History Month event is sponsored by the UC San Diego Library, the African & African-American Studies Resource Center and the UC San Diego Department of Music.

Meet Me With Your Black Drawers On is available through online retailers.
During the month of February, an exhibit about the Kansas City style will be on view at Geisel West, 1st floor. Jimmy Cheatham’s trombone will be on display, accompanied by an essay relaying the significance of the instrument, written by Jeannie Cheatham.
Contact: Scott Paulson, spaulson@ucsd.edu or 858-822-5758.

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Holocaust Living History Workshop Events/Winter 2015

All Holocaust Living History Workshop (HLHW) Events will be held in the UC San Diego Library’s Seuss Room from 5:30 to 7 p.m., and are free and open to the public. For more information about the HLHW, which is sponsored by the UC San Diego Library and the Judaic Studies Program, please contact Susanne Hillman, Program Coordinator, at HLHW@ucsd.edu or 858-534-7661.

Jan. 21: After Auschwitz: Choosing Life – with Edith Eger

Most accounts of the Holocaust end with liberation and neglect the survivors’ postwar experience. How does one deal with the wreckage of one’s life in the aftermath of catastrophe? As a young girl Edith Eger of Kosice, Hungary, was deported to Auschwitz where both of her parents were murdered. At war’s end, she moved to the United States and became a clinical psychologist with her own practice in La Jolla. While she could have chosen to remain a permanent victim, she realized early on that true freedom can only be found by forgiving, letting go, and moving on. A prolific motivational speaker, Dr. Eger has appeared on Oprah and on Dutch national television.

Feb. 25: Remembering Survival: Inside a Nazi Slave Labor Camp – with Christopher Browning

Compared to the extermination camps, forced labor camps have received relatively little scholarly attention. Christopher Browning’s study of the Polish slave labor camp at Starachowice thus fills an important gap. Based on an analysis of extensive video testimony, Remembering Survival is a historical and historiographical tour de force. By illuminating a forgotten experience, Browning makes a powerful case for the value of video testimony. Browning teaches at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His publications include Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland; Nazi Policy, Jewish Workers, German Killers; and The Origins of the Final Solution: The Evolution of Nazi Jewish Policy.

March 11: Archival Footprints: In Search of the Grishavers – with Herman GrishaverHLHWAuschwitz women

Originally from Belgium, Herman Grishaver survived the war thanks to his family’s escape to the United States. Since retiring from his neurology practice, he has researched the fates of numerous family members during and after the Holocaust. His journey through archives on several continents has yielded surprising insights that take the audience from Antwerp to Linz and from Perpignan to Jerusalem. The result is a tapestry of stories woven from memories, images, and scraps of paper.

The talks are part of the HLHW’s ongoing efforts to broaden understanding of the past and to foster tolerance. At the events, attendees will have the opportunity to hear about the experiences of local Holocaust survivors, witnesses, and others, and to learn about the Visual History Archive, the world’s largest database of Holocaust testimony. The UC San Diego Library is one of only three university libraries on the West Coast to have access to the USC Shoah Foundation Institute Visual History Archive, founded by film maker Steven Spielberg to document the stories of Holocaust survivors for his movie, “Schindler’s List.”

Crowd Sourced Collage

Have a cool photo you’d like to be shown in Geisel Library?  Send it to LearningSpaces@ucsd.edu by 5 pm on Monday, January 19 and we’ll consider it for a collage we’re making for a large study room.  We welcome primarily photos about the library (interior, exterior, anything), campus (places and activities), UCSD students (studying, relaxing, playing, working, and more), and La Jolla/Southern California (scenery, city-scapes, activities, and more), but might consider others as well if you have a particular favorite.

 

Submitting photos indicates your willingness for the library to post them in a public area of the library.  You may (and are encouraged to) send photos of yourself, but please do not send photos of other identifiable people without their permission.  Please send your full name and email along with the photo(s).  Submit as many as you like.  The library will select the final photos to be displayed.

 

Direct any questions to LearningSpaces@ucsd.edu.

Geisel After Dark

Take a break from studying on December 3rd from 8-9pm and 12:30am-1:30am December 4th and enjoy late-night refreshments and giveaways in the Overnight Study Commons at Geisel Library!

Geisel After Dark features a Student Safety & Academic Success Information Fair to encourage use of Library and campus resources and to increase student awareness of personal safety while using the Library after dark.

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The Furniture Demo Lounge has new samples!

The viewing and testing period has been extended for a short time. A new group study piece has been added. Come over to the Geisel Two East Learning Commons (G2E) and test them for yourself.

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We want your opinion so use the feedback forms posted around the room to share your thoughts with us. In addition, feedback is always welcome at learningspaces.ucsd.edu

Sharing Julia Child’s Appetite for Life

Internationally recognized biographer Noel Riley Fitch offers some food for thought in “Sharing Julia Child’s Appetite for Life,” the title of her keynote address at the Library’s recent Dinner in the Library event now available for viewing on UCTV’s The Library Channel.

Fitch gives a revealing look into how Child’s passion for French cuisine made her a culinary icon to generations of Americans. Julia came of age in what Fitch jokingly called “The Golden Age of Food Processing,” when Julia, as a student at Smith College, would ravenously consume jelly-filled donuts, brownies with chocolate sauce, and other “tasty junk food.” At 6’3,” said Fitch, Julia was always hungry but was not all that interested in food per se. It would be many years before Julia became interested in French cuisine, laboring for a decade on her first book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, which launched her as a culinary icon.

Fitch’s book, Appetite for Life: The Biography of Julia Child, was the only biography exclusively authorized by Julia Child; her other subjects include fellow Paris expats Ernest Hemingway, Sylvia Beach and Anais Nin.

http://www.uctv.tv/shows/28563

UCTV Julia Child Fitch

 

Open Access Week

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Oct 20-26 is International Open Access Week

“Open Access” to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.

Open Access (OA) has the potential to maximize research investments, increase the exposure and use of published research, facilitate the ability to conduct research across available literature, and enhance the overall advancement of scholarship. Research funding agencies, academic institutions, researchers and scientists, teachers, students, and members of the general public are supporting a move towards Open Access in increasing numbers every year. Open Access Week is a key opportunity for all members of the community to take action to keep this momentum moving forward. 

This week you can attend an Oct 22 information session about the UC Open Access policy that goes into effect November 1, or the “Generation Open” graduate student talk on Oct 24.  Find out more about Open Access at UCSD.

Research Smarter: Fall Workshops @ The Library

Fall quarter we’re hosting free workshops at the Library for UC San Diego students, faculty and staff. Taught by UCSD Student ComputerLibrarians, learn how to effectively use PowerPoint, research databases, search for patents, manage your research electronically, and more.

For workshop descriptions and to register, please visit:
http://libraries.ucsd.edu/services/instruction/workshops-at-the-library.html

Fall Workshops:

PowerPoint Basics
Thu, Oct 16, 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Biomedical Library Building

PowerPoint Enhancements
Thu, Oct 23, 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Biomedical Library Building                                                Classroom library

PubMed – Beyond the Essentials
Wed, Oct 29, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Biomedical Library Building

PowerPoint Posters
Thu, Oct 30, 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Biomedical Library Building

Faculty CV Clinic
Thu, Oct 30, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Geisel Library Building, Classroom 1

Patents and Patent Searching
Tue, Nov 4, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Geisel Library Building, Classroom 1

PowerPoint Presentations
Thu, Nov 6, 12:00 – 2:00 pm              BLB Geisel Collage
Biomedical Library Building

Managing Citations
Thu, Nov 13, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Geisel Library Building, Classroom 1

RefWorks
Wed, Nov 19, 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Biomedical Library Building

EndNote
Thu, Dec 4, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Geisel Library Building, Classroom 1

Presentations on UC Open Access Policy – Oct 22 and Nov 3

The Library will host 2 presentations for faculty, staff and others who want to learn more about the new UC Open Access Policy (which takes effect at UCSD on November 1) and how to deposit their articles in eScholarship.

Please RSVP here. You can also contact your subject librarian directly for individual assistance on uploading articles.

  • October 22, 2014, 10:00-11:30 am, Geisel Library Building, Seuss Room, or
  • November 3, 2014, 2:00-3:30 pm, Geisel Library Building, Seuss Room

What does “deposit their articles” mean?

For any article covered by the policy, faculty should deposit the author’s final version in eScholarship (UC’s open access repository) or deposit it in another OA repository and provide eScholarship with a link. If your publisher requires you to opt out in order to publish with them or if you want to opt out of the policy for a particular article or another reason, you can do that on the waiver and embargo page.

The UC Open Access Policy was passed last year by the UC Academic Senate to ensure “that future research articles authored by faculty at all 10 campuses of UC will be made available to the public at no charge.”

Each Faculty member grants to the University of California a nonexclusive, irrevocable, worldwide license to exercise any and all rights under copyright relating to each of his or her scholarly articles, in any medium, and to authorize others to do the same, for the purpose of making their articles widely and freely available in an open access repository. Any other systematic uses of the licensed articles by the University of California must be approved by the Academic Senate. This policy does not transfer copyright ownership, which remains with Faculty authors under existing University of California policy. (Policy)

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