Winter Writing Series Features Dream Delivery Poet, Tarot illustrator, and Russian Flash Fiction Writer

Posted On: January 19, 2018

UC San Diego’s New Writing Series is excited to announce their upcoming  readings from Mathias Svalina, Cristy C. Road, and Linor Goralik. The writing series are free and open to the public!

Mathias Svalina – Wednesday, January 24, 2018 – Geisel Library, Seuss Room at 4:30 pm

Mathias Svalina

Mathias Svalina is the author of five books, including The Wine-Dark Sea, Wastoid, & Destruction Myth. His writing has been widely published & anthologized, & has received awards from The Pushcart Prize, The Breadloaf Writers’ Conference, & New Michigan Press, among others. In 2006 he co-founded the small press Octopus Books, for which he continues to be an editor. He started the Dream Delivery Service in 2014 & has traveled around the country delivering dreams every day to subscribers in various American cities including San Diego. The Dream Delivery Service has held residencies with MCA Denver, MOCA Tucson, Austin Modern, & The University of Arizona Poetry Center, & has been profiled on BBC World News, & NPR’s Morning EditionRead more…

Pacific Standard Time: Latin American Artists’ Books

Posted On: January 18, 2018

Pacific Standard Time: Latin American Artists’ Books
Friday, January 5, 2018 – Saturday, April 7, 2018
Geisel Library (2nd floor, West Wing)

Southern California cultural institutions are currently celebrating Latin American and Latino/a art through Pacific Standard Time, a collaborative effort initiated by the Getty Foundation. From San Diego to Santa Barbara, museums, libraries, and galleries are mounting exhibitions about ancient or pre-modern worlds, others are hosting studies of individual artists in the modern and contemporary environments.

The UC San Diego Library has chosen to draw on one of its strengths and explore Latin American and Latino/a artists’ books published in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The artists hail from Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay, Cuba, and the United States.  All of the works exhibited are drawn from Special Collections & Archives, which houses the Library’s extensive collection of artists’ books.

Artists’ books go beyond the traditional book format in their wide-ranging use of materials and methods of presentation. Artists’ books may be accordion, scroll, box, sculpture, painted, or any other form. They can be in a variety of media. The subject matter can be anything, and they may be unique or mass produced. Books selected for this exhibition provide examples of the richness of the artists’ books collection in the UC San Diego Library as well as acknowledge the significance of Latin American and Latino/a resources to the UC San Diego community.

A complementary exhibit highlighting Latin American and Latino/a art from the Library’s Arts Collection is on view near the Media Desk on the 1st floor. Enjoy!

Parking Impact for Library Events on January 17, 2018

Posted On: January 16, 2018

Please be aware that due to several events across campus, parking at UC San Diego will be limited on Wednesday, January 17 for the Holocaust Living History Workshop lecture with William Lerach. The Holocaust Litigations: Defining Guilt, Extracting Reparations event starts at 5 p.m. Please allow 10-15 minutes to purchase a permit, park, and walk to Geisel Library.

We encourage all attendees to park in the Gilman Parking Structure. Please note an attendant will be on hand as you enter the structure to purchase a permit. We apologize for this inconvenience.

2018 Holocaust Living History Workshops Highlight Law, Justice, and Accountability after the Holocaust

Posted On: January 9, 2018

Reconstructed painted ceiling of an 18th-century synagogue that once stood in Gwoździec, an exhibition centerpiece at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

 

The 2017-18 Holocaust Living History Workshops (HLHW) continue this January at the University of California San Diego with six profound lectures focusing on the roles of memory and justice in the process of renewal following the persecution of countless individuals during the Holocaust. The 2018 speakers will remind us that these concepts constitute the threads that run through the tapestry of a history that is tragic yet also inspiring.

Co-hosted by the UC San Diego Library and the UC San Diego Jewish Studies Program, the HLHW lecture series invites members of the public and campus community to attend the events to hear personal stories and memories from Holocaust survivors, witnesses, relatives, and scholars. The goal of the program is to broaden understanding of the past, foster tolerance, and preserve the memory of victims and survivors of the Holocaust while emphasizing their continued relevance in the world today.

All events are free and held on the UC San Diego campus in Geisel Library’s Seuss Room from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., with some exceptions (as noted below).

January 17—The Holocaust Litigations: Defining Guilt, Extracting Reparations —With William Lerach

Sponsored by Philip and Gayle Tauber

William Lerach

The first event this winter will be held on Wednesday, January 17 featuring William Lerach who was part of a small group of American lawyers who, decades later, exposed the widespread complicity of major Swiss banks and multi-national German corporations in the Holocaust. Lerach will discuss the litigations that recovered stolen property worth several billion dollars. He’s also a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, and is the recipient of the prestigious Legacy Laureate Award from the University of Pittsburgh. Patrick Patterson, a professor of history at UC San Diego, will provide an introduction and comments.

February 7—Face to Face with Demjanjuk: The Elusive Quest for Closure—With Martin Haas

On Wednesday, February 7, the HLHW series will feature UC San Diego professor emeritus Martin Haas who will share the tragic history of his family’s death and his experience in court where he came face-to-face with the man who was involved in his family’s murder. Haas was born into a Dutch-Jewish family and spent World War II in hiding with a Catholic family. In 1946, he was adopted by a distant relative and emigrated to Israel. Years later he moved to California to pursue a Ph.D.

February 28—East West Street: On the Origins of “Genocide” and “Crimes against Humanity”—With Award-Winning Author, Philippe Sands

Sponsored by William and Michelle Lerach

Philippe Sands

An extraordinary tale about human rights and their adversaries sits at the heart of Philippe Sands’ book, East West Street. A professor of law and director of the Centre on International Courts and Tribunals at University College London, Sands is a regular commentator on the BBC and CNN and writes frequently about international law for leading newspapers. He was prominently featured in My Nazy Legacy, a documentary released in 2015. This event will be held in the Hojel Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. with a reception and book signing to follow. Copies of East West Street will be available for purchase at the event from Warwick’s. RSVP is required at hlhw_sands_eventbrite.com Read more…

China Through the Lens of Friendship Delegations in the 1970s

Posted On: January 5, 2018

Remembrance & Vision: Imagining Future Monuments at UC San Diego

Posted On: December 19, 2017

Remembrance & Vision: Imagining Future Monuments at UC San Diego
Exhibit & Opening Reception
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Geisel Library, main floor, west wing, near exhibit area

This exhibit presents proposed monuments created by undergraduate students in a Fall 2017 communication seminar entitled “Politics & Culture of Display” with Professor Brian Goldfarb.

During the course, students examined institutions and practices of public exhibition and display.  While focusing attention on critical analysis of practices of display as a site of research, the students also engaged in alternative approaches to curatorial practice and rethinking exhibition strategies.

The 10 pieces include:

  • Every 16 Minutes
  • Facing Diversity @ UCSD
  • Humble Beginnings, Brighter Futures
  • Loud Silence
  • Red | White
  • Skin & Remembrance
  • They Were a Threat
  • Tidal Wave Murals
  • Unnoticed
  • Who Rescued Who?

The exhibit is located in:
Geisel Library, main floor, west wing
December 11, 2017 – March 23, 2018

Opening Reception:
4:00 – 5:00 pm, Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Geisel 2 West, near exhibit area
Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.

group picture of Communication 190 class in front of mural at Chicano Park

Group picture of Communication 190 class in front of mural at Chicano Park, October 2017.

China Through the Lens of Friendship Delegations in the 1970s

Posted On: December 11, 2017

A dialog and reception to launch the digital collection of photographs taken by the Committee of Concerned Asian Scholars (CCAS) Friendship Delegations

 

The UC San Diego Library is pleased to launch a new digital collection of images of early 1970s China contributed by members of the Committee of Concerned Asian Scholars (CCAS) Friendship Delegations.

You are cordially invited to a dialog and reception with CCAS delegates and contributors to the collection on Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 4-6pm in Geisel’s Seuss Room. RSVP here.

The event features Paul Pickowicz, distinguished professor of history and Chinese studies at UC San Diego, and William Joseph, professor of political science at Wellesley College, sharing their experiences while traveling in mainland China followed by a Q&A session with the audience. Light refreshments will be served.  Read more…

Stay Calm – Take A Break In The Stress Free Zone

Posted On: November 30, 2017

Coffee With Our Librarians!

Posted On: November 7, 2017

Film Screening & Food Drive: A Place at the Table

Posted On: November 2, 2017Producers from the film A Place at the Table

Film Screening: A Place at the Table
Monday, November 20, 2017
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Geisel Library, Seuss Room

A recent study found “that levels of food insecurity among households with students in four-year colleges and vocational education were 11.2 and 13.5 percent, respectively, in 2015—rates that are largely similar to national levels.” In addition, 50 million Americans—1 in 4 children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from. A Place at the Table is a 2012 documentary film directed by Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush, with appearances by Jeff Bridges, Raj Patel, and chef Tom Colicchio. The film tells the powerful stories of three Americans, who maintain their dignity even as they struggle just to eat, and examines how you think about the hungry.

Open to the public. All are welcome.
Refreshments will be served.
Feel free to bring your lunch and leave early or come late to accommodate your schedule.

Food Drive

If you can, please bring non-perishable food donations for the UC San Diego Triton Food Pantry.  They are especially looking for: canned meats (like chicken, tuna), cereal, peanut butter, and top ramen. See video on the Triton Food Pantry facebook page.

For information about accessible parking on campus, click here.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Gayatri Singh, gasingh@ucsd.edu.

This event is hosted by the Library Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

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