Climate Change at the Crossroads Series Honors Scripps Science

63_ClimateChangeSeriesThe Library will hold a series of events this April in recognition of Earth Month 2016. The Climate Change at the Crossroads series salutes renowned climate scientists at the university’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography with three events that will shed light on different facets of climate change, including the need for a unified disciplinary approach, the impact of deceptive campaigns to confuse the public, and the importance of clear and accurate scientific communications. All events are free and open to the public, and will be held from 5:30 – 7:30 pm in the Seuss Room in Geisel Library.  Reservations are recommended, see links below.

The Climate Change at the Crossroads series will kick off on Wednesday, April 6, with a talk by  Veerabhadran Ramanathan, a distinguished professor of atmospheric and climate sciences at Scripps on Bending the Curve of Climate Change: Why Do We Need an Alliance Between Science, Religion & Policy? Read more…

Celebrating Earth Month 2016: Climate Change at the Crossroads

A Series Featuring Scripps Institution of Oceanography Climate Scientists

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Sea surface temperature anomalies on Nov. 12, 2015. Image: NOAA

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Geisel Library, Seuss Room

A salute to the renowned climate scientists at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography illuminating different aspects of climate change challenges—the case for a more unified approach that includes religious leaders and social scientists, the tools of deception, and the communications challenges faced by scientists.

Scripps Distinguished Professor of Climate and Atmospheric Sciences Veerabhadran Ramanathan at Scripps Pier. Photo: Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Professor Veerabhadran Ramanathan

Bending the Curve of Climate Change: Why Do We Need an Alliance Between Science, Religion & Policy?

RSVP at climate-change-at-the-crossroads-april6.eventbrite.com

Scripps distinguished climate and atmospheric scientist Veerabhadran Ramanathan is known for his pioneering research on climate change and climate change mitigation, including his discovery that man-made gases and pollutants other than CO2 contribute to global warming and that taking action on them can result in a quick reduction in greenhouse gases. The recipient of the Champions of the Earth Award, the United Nation’s highest environmental honor, Ramanathan is a member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, and played a key role in advising Pope Francis and other religious leaders on climate change issues. He is also playing a leadership role in the University of California’s Carbon Neutrality Initiative, in which the UC system has pledged to nearly eliminate its contribution to global warming. Read more…

Don’t Worry About Me: The Remnants of a Forgotten Life with Hilda van Neck-Yoder

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Geisel Library, Seuss Room

jewish-star-holocaustFour letters are all that remains of Loek Kleerekoper, a young radio-technician who spent the last fifteen months of his life in Nazi concentration camps in occupied Holland and Poland. In this talk, Hilda van Neck-Yoder traces the fate of her distant cousin whose story has been virtually erased by the Shoah. Her painstaking research in archives in Amsterdam and Vught, the only official SS concentration camp in Northwestern Europe, reveals the brutality and terror that Loek had to confront but was forbidden to describe in his few letters. The result is a story that avoids the oversimplification and clichés that often mar narratives of the Holocaust.

Dr. van Neck-Yoder, Professur Emeritus, was born in the Netherlands and taught Comparative Literature in the Department of English at Howard University.

The Holocaust Living History Workshop is an outreach and education program supported by the UC San Diego Library and the Jewish Studies program. For more information please contact the project manager Susanne Hillman at hlhw@ucsd.edu or 858-534-7661.

March 29 Event to Showcase “Kitchenistas of National City”

Screen Shot 2015-06-08 at 1.18.22 PMThe UC San Diego Library will hold a screening and reception for The Kitchenistas of National City, an award-winning documentary produced by Mary Ann Beyster, featuring the “Kitchenistas,”  who are creating new eating habits and traditions in a community whose rates of obesity and diabetes are among the highest.

The screening and reception will take place on Tuesday, March 29, at the UC San Diego Faculty Club from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested. The film screening will be followed by a discussion with Mary Ann Beyster, Healy Vigderson with Olivewood Gardens, and Kitchenista Patricia Corona, and UC San Diego Community Health representatives. After a post-discussion Q&A, a variety of healthy Latin-inspired dishes will be served, including items prepared by the Kitchenistas.

The film, which chronicles the struggles and triumphs of National City families who lack a community grocery store yet are plagued with fast food options on every corner, was screened at the I Imagine Film Festival in New York City, the Global Health Film Festival in London, and the Pasadena Film Festival earlier this month. The film was also screened recently at the Latino Film Festival in San Diego.

Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center, part of the International Community Foundation, created the Cooking for Salud! program in 2012 with the goal of empowering local families to take control of their health through the foods they eat and prepare at home.  Graduates of the program are called Kitchenistas and have proven themselves to be passionate about the changes they are making at home, for their families, and for their community.

To make reservations and get more information about the event, please visit: kitchenistasfilm.eventbrite.com.

The Kitchenistas of National City

Join us for a screening of The Kitchenistas of National City, directed and produced by Mary Ann Beyster. This award-winning short documentary film depicts the struggles and triumphs of National City families living with obesity, diabetes, and other food-related health conditions. Click here to RSVP.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

UC San Diego Faculty Club, Atkinson Pavilion

Click here to RSVP

A short discussion followed by a Q&A will occur after the film screening with filmmaker Mary Ann Beyster, Executive Director of Olivewood Gardens Healy Vidgerson, Executive Director of UC San Diego Center for Community Health Blanca Meléndrez, MA, and Martha Soledad Vela Acosta, MD, MS, PhD Senior Manager at the Center for Community Health.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Mariah Fellows at mfellows@ucsd.edu. Click here for directions and parking information.

 

Categories: Events & Exhibits

Need a Coffee Break While in the Library?

Come to the Brody Space, Room 1045 for free coffee and snacks beginning at 7  pm, Monday- Wednesday of Finals Week.

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Las Misiones Jesuíticas – Digital Exhibit on Display in Geisel Library Through March 16

Las Misiones Jesuíticas de la región Guaranítica: Una experiencia cultural y social Americana, curated by Ramon Gutiérrez (Universidad de Granada, Spain), is on display through March 16, 2016 at the UC San Diego Library (Geisel West, 2nd floor). The digital exhibit, composed of various images of Jesuit missions and mission communities operating in the greater South American Amazon region, illustrates the economic, cultural, and social ideas and practices that gave rise to this mission system.

Founded by Ignacio de Loyola, Francisco Javier, and others in 1539, the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) would become an effective instrument in the Counter-Reformation. Jesuit evangelizers arrived in Brazil in 1556 and moved north to Peru and Mexico in 1572. As they carried out their evangelizing work among indigenous peoples, Jesuits also developed professional skills, so that their expansion into Europe, Asia, and America forged spaces of worldwide scientific development.

A lecture about the exhibit will be held on Wednesday, March 16 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. in Geisel Library’s Seuss Room. Guest speaker, Graciela Maria Viñuales (Ph.D. Architecture, Universidad Nacional de Tucuman), is a specialist in the preservation and conservation of architectural heritage and restoration of monuments in Ibero-American cultures. This event is free and open to the public.

The exhibit can also be seen at the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies Conference, at the Maritime Museum of San Diego, March 17, 2016 – March 20, 2016 and at the Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies (CILAS), March 21-March 24, 2016.

The slides displayed in this digital exhibit were initially created in 2013 for the Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires. It has also appeared at Universidad de Congreso (Mendoza, Argentina), Universidad de Cantabria (Santander, Spain), Instituto Ramón Llull (Barcelona, Spain), Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico), Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí (Mexico), Universidad de Lima (Perú), and Universidad Católica (Asunción, Paraguay).

The Amazonia project at UC San Diego draws on, archives, produces, and allows researchers to view digital texts, geo-referenced maps of relevant information, and 3D images of objects, urban/agricultural environments, and the forest itself in order to trace and represent this under-explored history.

 

Roots in the Sand Film Screening

Roots in the Sand

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Seuss Room, Geisel Library

This event is open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Hosted by the Library Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Join us for a screening of Roots in the Sand.  This documentary is a multi-generational portrait of pioneering Punjabi-Mexican families who settled a century ago, in Southern California’s Imperial Valley. Through the use of found footage, archival and family photographs, personal and public documents, the film tells the touching and inspirational story of a community that grew out of a struggle for economic survival in the face of prejudice.

It goes on to document the Punjabi-Mexican families’ resourcefulness in overcoming political and economic obstacles placed before them time and time again. This documentary places early United States anti-immigration and anti-miscegenation laws in the context of the daily lives and legacies of people who were deeply affected by them.

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Hallowed Ground: The Douglas Hotel and the Creole Palace, San Diego, 1924 – 1984

Creole Palace

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Friday,  March 4, 2016
Seuss Room, Geisel Library

This event is open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Hosted by the UC San Diego Library and Black History Month Committee

Join us for a lecture and film screening with Micheal Austin, an adjunct professor in Black Studies at San Diego City College. He is a historian who is passionate about local history and has done extensive work on African American Heritage in San Diego and the Douglas Hotel in particular.  The Douglas Hotel, known as the “Harlem of the West,” included the Creole Palace nightclub where black stage and screen stars performed. During the era of segregation, the Douglas Hotel was the only major downtown hotel in San Diego to provide services to black visitors.

“Happy Birthday To You” Dr. Seuss’ 112th Birthday Celebration March 2nd

DrSeuss16DSC_9660_UCSanDiegoPublication_ErikJepsenThe University of California, San Diego campus is making preparations for its annual birthday party to celebrate one of the campus’s most beloved luminaries, Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. The fantastically creative children’s book author’s 112th birthday celebration coincides with national Read Across America Day and comes on the heels of the UC San Diego Library’s recent announcement to name its new café in honor of the author’s wife, Audrey Geisel.

The party, which is open to Dr. Seuss fans both on and off campus, will be held at noon on Wednesday, March 2, in front of Geisel Library, the campus’s flagship building named in 1995 for Theodor and Audrey Geisel. The event will be hosted by University Librarian Brian E. C. Schottlaender. Birthday festivities include a giant inflatable Cat in the Hat as well as free cake and Seussian musical entertainment by The Teeny Tiny Pit Orchestra, directed by the Library’s Scott Paulson.

FullSizeRender (3)In addition to the birthday party, a modest exhibit of materials from the Dr. Seuss Collection will be on view from February 23 through March 7, 2016 in Geisel Library.

The UC San Diego Library received Theodor Seuss Geisel’s collection of drawings, manuscripts, notebooks, and other memorabilia after his death in 1991. In 1995, Audrey Geisel made a substantial donation to support the university’s Library, which was subsequently named Geisel Library. Last year, Audrey Geisel made a $3 million donation to the Library to refurbish the building’s main public spaces. The Library’s Special Collections & Archives is the world’s main repository for the original works of Dr. Seuss. The Dr. Seuss Collection holds more than 15,000 items, including original drawings, sketches, manuscript drafts, books, notebooks, photographs and memorabilia, documenting the full range of Geisel’s creative achievements, from his high school activities in 1919 through his death in 1991.

For more information about the Dr. Seuss Collection at the UC San Diego Library, visit http://lib.ucsd.edu/dr-seuss-collection.

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