Teaching + Learning Commons Moves to Geisel Library!

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A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on Monday, October 17, at 9 a.m., to celebrate the opening of the Teaching + Learning Commons, now located on the 1st floor (lower level), West Wing of the Geisel Library building.

Interested members of the campus community are invited to attend the event, which will include remarks from Chancellor Pradeep Khosla, University Librarian Brian Schottlaender, and T+LC faculty director Gabriele Wienhausen, as well as refreshments and tours of the new space. Click here to RSVP.

The Commons, which moved to Geisel Library to be more accessible to students and faculty and to provide collaborative services with the Library to enhance learning and teaching, occupies approximately 10,000 square feet in the northwest, lower level of Geisel. Given the role the Library plays in supporting and advancing faculty and student research as well as learning, The Commons and Library staff are anticipating a number of collaborations that will further strengthen services and programs for faculty, students, and scholars.

The Commons offers a robust network of resources for students—from workshops to strengthen communications and writing skills to services  designed to support and increase the effectiveness of all instructors, including teaching consultations, workshops, training and educational innovation grants, as well as online courses and programs. Read more…

Journalist Mark Johnson to Discuss “Dirty Game of Doping in Sports”

mark_johnson_headshotSports journalist and University of California San Diego alumnus Mark Johnson will take guests inside the metaphorical locker room to share the real dope on doping in professional sports, the focus of his new book, published in July 2016.  On Thursday, October 20, Johnson will discuss Spitting in the Soup: Inside the Dirty Game of Doping in Sports, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Geisel Library’s Seuss Room on the UC San Diego campus. The UC San Diego Library event, open to the public and free of charge, will include a reception and a book signing. Click here to RSVP.

During the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Johnson was catapulted to the op-ed pages of the Washington Post and the airwaves of ESPN, where he shared his insights on the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) decision not to impose a blanket ban on Russia for its doping record. At his October 20 talk, Johnson will opine on the recent Olympics, and shed light on the complex relationships that underlie elite sports culture—the essence of which, he says, is not to play fair but to push the boundaries of human performance and broadcast “the potency of nation states.” Read more…

UC San Diego China Partnerships: Looking Back, Looking Forward

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Click here to RSVP.

This event will begin at 5:00 pm with a film screening followed by remembrances from the original 1979 delegation, concluding with a look at the university’s recent collaborations with Chinese universities. A question and answer session and light refreshments to follow.

Paul Pickowicz is one of the country’s leading historians of modern China with 15 books to his credit. A true interdisciplinary scholar, his work has investigated the impact of the Cultural Revolution on Chinese peasants, the history of Chinese cinema, Cold War propaganda strategies, rural protest and Chinese soft-power initiatives. His book “Chinese Village, Socialist State” (co-authored with Edward Friedman and Mark Selden) was called “by far the best book on the impact of the Chinese Communist Party on peasant life” by The New York Review of Books. Read his full bio.

This event is sponsored by the UC San Diego Library, 21st Century China Center and UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy. For more information contact Sam Tsoi at stsoi@ucsd.edu.

“Holocaust and the Burden of History” is Focus of 2016-17 HLHW Series

burden-of-history 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
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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…

Geisel After Dark 2016

150_geiselafterdarkCome 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.

 

Celebrate LGBTQ History Month with featured speaker Kim Katrin Milan

Please Note: This event has sold out. Walk-ins will be accommodated on a first come, first serve basis if space becomes available.

kim-katrin-milan-1100-by-400Join 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:

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All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

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The Revolution Will Not Be Funded (book)

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…

Professor Sarah Schneewind Presents: The Dark World of the Dead in the Founding of the Ming Dynasty

zhong-kui-talismanPlease 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 mfellows@ucsd.edu. Click here for parking information.

Tour Geisel Library

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.

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Welcome Week 2016

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:

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  1. The UC San Diego Library has two library buildings on campus – Geisel Library and Biomedical Library.
  2. Not sure where to start? Use this handy webpage to find books, computer labs, printers, etc.
  3. Current hours can always be found online.
  4. Get to know Geisel. Sign up for a Welcome Week Tour.
  5. Visit Audrey’s, Geisel’s new cafe located on the main floor in Geisel East.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Reserve study rooms with the touch of a button.
  9. Know what’s going on at the Library at all times, from events to early closures, by connecting with us on social media.
  10. 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!

Call For Applications: Library Student Advisory Council – Yes There Is One!

img_8527Do you care about the Library and what it can do to support you and other students? Do you want to make a difference? Are you willing to share your ideas?

If the answer is YES, then APPLY to join this year’s Library Student Advisory Council (LSAC). The LSAC is dedicated to making Library spaces, services, and collections better for all UC San Diego students.

For more about the LSAC, go to library.ucsd.edu/about/lsac. Applications are due September 23.

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