From left to right: Tiffany Wai-Ying Beres, Associate Director, San Diego Chinese Historical Museum; Li Fu, Executive Director, Chinese American Librarians Association; Murray Lee, Curator, San Diego Chinese Historical Museum; Xi Chen, UC San Diego Library; Simeon Man, Assistant Professor, UC San Diego History Department; Hilton Obenzinger, Associate Director of the Chinese Railroad Workers Project at Stanford University.
The Chinese and the Iron Road: Building the Transcontinental, an exhibit on display in Geisel Library, traces the amazing trajectory of the roughly 12,000 Chinese American workers who sacrificed life and limb during the four-year construction of the Transcontinental railway, which began in 1865.
The exhibit was produced by the Chinese Historical Society of America and the Chinese Railroad Workers Project at Stanford University, is on display through February 29, 2016 in Geisel Library on the University of California, San Diego campus. The Chinese American Library Association’s Task Force on Chinese Railroad Workers, which seeks to increase awareness and appreciation for the contributions of Chinese Americans, also helped to bring the exhibit to the UC San Diego Library, the first institution to host the exhibit after its debut last summer at Stanford University and the Chinese Historical Society of America. Read more…
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Geisel Library Classroom 2
This event is open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Click here to RSVP.
Hosted by the Library Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
Art+Feminism is a campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia. Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well documented. In a 2011 survey, Wikimedia found that less than 13% of its contributors are female. The reasons for the gender gap are up for debate: suggestions include leisure inequality, how gender socialization shapes public comportment, and the contentious nature of Wikipedia’s talk pages. The practical effect of this disparity, however, is not. Content is skewed by the lack of female participation. Many articles on notable women in history and art are absent on Wikipedia. This represents an alarming aporia in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge.
We will spend the time participating in a communal update session as we work together to improve and add Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism.
If you’re inexperienced – that’s ok! Tutorials will be provided for the beginner Wikipedian, along with reference materials and refreshments. There are Windows computers available in the library computer lab, but feel free to bring your laptop, power cord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support.
Online resources for women’s artists:
On February 24, the University of California, San Diego Library will sponsor Correcting the Course on Climate Change Negotiations: the Road from Paris COP21, featuring climate change policy expert David Victor and students Joaquin Vallejo and Shayla Ragimov, who attended COP21, and will provide their insights on the process and the outcome. The event is free and open to the public and will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Seuss Room in Geisel Library.
David Victor, a professor of international relations at UC San Diego’s School of Global Policy & Strategy, has been a participant in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) proceedings since the IPCC’s inception, and was a party to the negotiations in Paris. School of Global Policy and Strategy students Joaquin Vallejo and Shayla Ragimov, who accompanied Victor at the Paris talks, were part of the large UC San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography delegation, and helped to advocate for an increased recognition of the role of oceans in the new climate. Victor, who has been an astute observer of and an active contributor to climate change negotiations since the late 1980s, believes there are very specific reasons why COP21, while not without its flaws, was more productive than any climate negotiations in the last 20 years.
Victor, co-director of the Laboratory on International Law and Regulation, is the author of Global Warming Gridlock, his 2011 book which argued that a “radical rethinking” of global warming policy was needed in order to make international law more effective in bringing about international compacts to reduce global emissions. The Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21), held in December 2015, employed the “bottom-up approach” Victor advocated in his book, producing an international agreement that sets both short and long term targets for reducing emissions worldwide. Last year, Victor also wrote a paper for the journal, Nature, which pushed for a more streamlined and less constricted focus that would better integrate the social sciences in the climate change policy process, to more effectively address related social, political, and psychological issues. Read more…
February 24, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.
Seuss Room, Geisel Library
Free and Open to the Public
Correcting the Course on Climate Change Negotiations: the Road from Paris COP21, will feature climate change policy expert David Victor, professor of international relations at UC San Diego’s School of Global Policy & Strategy and GPS students Joaquin Vallejo and Shayla Ragimov, who participated in COP21, and will provide their insights on the process and the outcome. Victor has been a participant in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) proceedings since the IPCC’s inception, and was a party to the negotiations in Paris. Victor, co-director of the Laboratory on International Law and Regulation, is the author of Global Warming Gridlock, his 2011 book which argued that a “radical rethinking” of global warming policy was needed in order to make international law more effective in bringing about international compacts to reduce global emissions.
Due to construction on the road that provides direct access to Geisel Library, we encourage visitors to park in the Hopkins Parking Structure located on the corner of Hopkins Lane and Voight Drive. You will need to purchase a Visitor Premium (VP) Permit at a pay station near the entrance. For more information on the cost of parking permits, restrictions, and more, click here. Then follow the pedestrian signage from the parking structure to the Library.
For more information contact Mariah Fellows at email@example.com or 858-534-0533.
The Digital Media Lab is decked out with video editing and capture software. Our offerings include:
- Finalcut Pro X
- Adobe Premiere CC
- After Effects CC
Check out library.ucsd.edu/dml to browse our software catalog, make a reservation, or get help with a project.
Teaching Assistants and Teaching Apprentices may schedule office hours or drop in review sessions in the Library in our specially designed spaces. Quarterly reservations are available for the consultation cubicle in the East Commons as well room 201 in the Biomedical Library Building. Students, if you would like your TA to meet you in the Library, let them know about this service.
Visit our webpage for details or Learning Spaces Program’s Outreach Specialist Dorthea Stewart, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 858.534.8378 for reservations.
The Geisel TA/Instructor Consultations Area currently offers a round table & 3 chairs in a semi-private area. Mobile whiteboards are available in the surrounding area that can be used, as needed. While no computer is available, wireless and powered outlets are available.
The BLB Consultations Area is in Room 201, beyond the book stacks on the 2nd floor. It offers a large table with chairs and a wall-mounted whiteboard in a small room. While no computer is available, wireless and powered outlets are available.
We welcome any suggestions about additional equipment that might be useful in the spaces.
Photo Credit: Erik Jepsen, UC San Diego Publications
“One Cake, Two Cake, Red Cake, Blue Cake!” On Monday, January 18th the Food Network’s popular Cake Wars show aired a special Dr. Seuss-themed episode to celebrate Seuss’s newest book, What Pet Should I Get? Everyone from the Cat in the Hat to Thing 1 and Thing 2 joined the sugar-packed competition as host Jonathan Bennett worked hard to inspire the four competing cake artists, who were tasked with recreating the world of Dr. Seuss in cake form.
Photo Credit: Erik Jepsen, UC San Diego Publications
In the first round, the bakers rushed against the clock to design a cake that featured their own version of a Seussian character as well as two surprise ingredients: green eggs and ham. After the elimination of one contestant, the three remaining cake artists went head-to-head in a challenge for the grand prize: $10,000 and a chance to have their winning creation on center stage at a celebration with UC San Diego students at Geisel Library. Guest judge Susan Brandt, President of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, was on-hand to ensure the winning cake would live up to the seussical standards of the late children’s book author.
Photo Credit: Erik Jepsen, UC San Diego Publications
Self-taught baker Melissa Zunich from Colorado and her cousin Sunny Hintze were the winning bakers, creating a towering buttermilk vanilla bean cake that “screams Dr. Seuss,” according to judge Waylynn Lucas. Their artful creation was studded with familiar characters, including the Lorax, Thing 1 and Thing 2, and a host of other Seussian props, such as a plate of green eggs and ham, and the famous fish bowl and hat from Cat in the Hat. The cake was topped off with the two children from What Pet Should I Get? The winners visited the UC San Diego campus in early December to celebrate in Seussian style, with 50 students who were filmed for the show while eating cake. Click here to view some behind-the-scenes photos that UC San Diego photographer Eric Jepsen took of the filming adjacent to the Dr. Seuss statue near the forum level of Geisel. If you missed out on the Cake Wars show, you can still taste the cake! Visit the Food Nework website for Zunich and Hintze’s winning recipe.
The Zone’s Relaxation & Rescue Squad will again provide chair massages in Geisel Library each Monday evening in Winter term, except on February 1. The massages will be offered in the Academic Partnership Cubicle in the East Commons, in addition to alternating between the West Commons, the Media Desk area, and the Brody Space, as noted below.
- January 11: West Commons (2nd Floor) & East Commons (2nd Floor)
- January 25: Brody Space (1st Floor Southwest) & East Commons (2nd Floor)
- February 8: Media Desk area (1st Floor West) & East Commons (2nd Floor)
- February 22: West Commons (2nd Floor) & East Commons (2nd Floor)
- February 29: Brody Space (1st Floor Southwest) & East Commons (2nd Floor)
- March 7: Media Desk area (1st Floor West) & East Commons (2nd Floor)
A Holmes stereoscope from the 19th century.
Attendee of the 2015 Google I/O conference inspects Google Cardboard. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Stereoscopic devices of the 1800’s were used for entertainment and educational purposes. Flat postcard images of exotic locales and architectural wonders were transformed into three-dimensional visits via elegant hand-held stereoscopes. These simple devices are not unlike the cardboard Google glasses that were recently distributed by the New York Times. Important 20th century tools such as 3-D arial maps are directly related to these Victorian diversions.
See these old and new tools at a small exhibit at the UC San Diego Library (Geisel West, 2nd floor) through March 2016.
The exhibit includes stereoscopic books of interest from the Library’s circulating collection, tracing current virtual surgery and modern 3-D motion pictures back to these earliest novelties. Devices on display are simple but effective: original and re-issued stereoscopes, Google glasses, old-school 3-D glasses, early Bakelite “view-masters” and, of course, many Victorian Era stereoscopic postcards.
For more information, contact Scott Paulson at 858-822-5758 or email@example.com.