Spring has clearly sprung on the UC San Diego campus, and at Geisel Library, everything is coming up daisies! On Tuesday, May 3, daisies, as well as coffee and other treats, will be plentiful at the Library’s new café—Audrey’s—named for Audrey Geisel, the Library’s long-time friend and generous benefactor.
The campus celebration will begin at 10 a.m. at the entrance to the café, located on the main (2nd) floor in the East Wing of the Geisel Library building. After a brief ceremony featuring a Seuss-inspired “ribbon cutting” event with Chancellor Pradeep Khosla, University Librarian Brian Schottlaender, and other campus leaders, guests will have the opportunity to sample and purchase certified organic, fair trade coffee brews supplied by award-winning independent roaster Café Virtuoso. The grand opening will also feature a special celebratory cookie baked by the café’s pastry purveyor—Bread & Cie—as well as Audrey’s Almond Croissant, for the grand opening.
Festivities will include music from the Teeny Tiny Pit Orchestra, a photo booth, cupping stations, and other social media activities—which will continue until 2 p.m. After the “ribbon cutting” ceremony, guests will be able to order food and beverage items from the café’s regular menu. Read more…
The UC San Diego Library’s popular Dinner in the Library (DiL) gala will take place on Friday, September 9, 2016, in the iconic Geisel Library. While the event is now in its 13th year, this year’s “DiL” promises to be anything but unlucky, given the fabulous speaker we’ve attracted this year: NPR’s Ari Shapiro! Ari wears a variety of journalistic hats, but he’s known primarily as the co-host of NPR’s All Things Considered radio program. We are also ushering in a new tradition with this year’s event, with a new Honorary Committee, chaired by prominent local author and longtime Dinner in the Library supporter, Jeanne Jones.
The Dinner in the Library Honorary Committee includes a stellar round-up of San Diegans who share a commitment to the university and the Library. Members include: Rita L. and Richard C. Atkinson; Mary Ann Beyster; Linden and Ronne Blue; Joye D. Blount and Jessie J. Knight, Jr.; Donald Breitenberg; Jessica Cline; Phyllis and Daniel J. Epstein; Theresa and Standish Fleming; Alison and George Gildred; Jane and Edgar Gillenwaters; Jeanne and Gary Herberger; Reena and Sam Horowitz; Margret and Nevins McBride; Sandra Redman and Jeff Mueller; Zandra Rhodes and Salah Hassanein; and Dixie and Ken Unruh. Read more…
3:00 – 4:00pm
Geisel Library, Seuss Room
Reading in Shuar Language and Spanish
Maria Clara Sharupi Jua has written and published poetry in Shuar and Spanish, she has also read her work in venues around Latin America and the United States. Sharupi has co-authored three books and is currently working on a new book of short stories entitled Tarimiat. She also served on a team of professional Shuar translators that edited the official translation of the Ecuadorian constitution from Spanish into Shuar Chicham. Sharupi Jua was born and raised in the Amazon rain forest and her work mixes imagery from nature and the traditions of her indigenous culture. Such imagery and traditions are central to the folklore and artistic expressions of Amazonian peoples.
The Shuar nation includes more than 110,000 peoples settled primarily within the nation-state of Ecuador, in various upper and basin river areas, including those of the Amazon.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sarah Buck-Kachaluba at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, April 18, 2016
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Seuss Room, Geisel Library
Open to the public!
The Library and the Environmental Sustainability Group is hosting a DIY Makers Day celebrating Earth Month on campus, using sustainable, non-toxic, reusable, and recyclable materials.
Maker stations include:
- make your own cleaning supplies (be extra green and bring your own container!)
- make your own button using recycled book covers
- make totebags by recycling your T-shirt (bring your old T-shirts!)
- make your own body sugar scrub or deodarant(be extra green and bring your own container!)
- plant a succulent
- watch a demonstration of a 3D Printer (wood filaments and vegetable-based plastic!)
Participants will leave with samples of projects and ideas to continue making eco-friendly products and reusing consumables on a daily basis!
Join us in the Seuss Room at out Block Party to de-stress, a have a cup of coffee provided by Housing and Dining and enjoy tasty “Block Party” themed snacks, courtesy of the Library. Enter the raffle to win exciting prizes such as a multi-device chargers, Triton Gift Cards and your own set of building blocks. De-stress further by using our sustainable Keva Building Planks and letting your imagination flow or follow the examples we’ll have on hand to receive a prize. You may also collaborate with your friends and build a group project. The Library’s Environmental Sustainability Group will be on site with earth wise tips and information on hydration stations in the library.
The 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…
A Series Featuring Scripps Institution of Oceanography Climate Scientists
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.
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…
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Geisel Library, Seuss Room
Four 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 email@example.com or 858-534-7661.
The 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.
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.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
UC San Diego Faculty Club, Atkinson Pavilion
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for directions and parking information.