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2018 Turkey Calling Show

Turkey Calling Show
Wednesday, November 21 • Noon – 1 p.m.
Geisel Library, Seuss Room

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Join the UC San Diego Library for its Turkey Calling Show, an annual community tradition. Come and learn about the American turkey’s surprising presence in European art and the bird itself through turkey calling techniques.

Presented as an old-time radio hour, this celebration is filled with music, sound effects and stories of interest. UC San Diego alumnus, Scott Paulson,  who has been lauded by the San Diego Union-Tribune for his family-friendly shows, will be hosting the event.

This event is free and open to the public. No reservation required. For more information, contact Scott Paulson at (858) 822-5758.

Life in Crazy Times: An American Internee in War-torn Europe with Lou de Beer

Life in Crazy Times: An American Internee in Warn-torn Europe with Lou de Beer
Thursday, November 8 • 5 p.m.
Geisel Library, Seuss Room 
Register for the event 

This event is sold out but walk-ins will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis if seats become available.

On Thursday, November 8, the HLHW series will feature Lodewyk “Lou” de Beer.

Lou de Beer

“I live in crazy times,” Anne Frank wrote in her attic on the Prinsengracht in Amsterdam. Lou might have echoed that sentiment, though his life was not in immediate danger. The son of American parents, Lou was born in Amsterdam. As a boy, he witnessed the arrival of the German troops in 1940 and lived through 18 months of occupation. When the US joined the war against Germany, the de Beers were declared enemy aliens and subjected to a lengthy odyssey through concentration and internment camps in Holland, France and Germany.

On the periphery of the war and the Holocaust, Lou caught glimpses of devastation and oppression without fully grasping their significance, though he would experience the hardship of war firsthand during his service in Korea in the 1950s. His experience adds an important and generally overlooked angle to the history of the Second World War in Europe.

For more information about UC San Diego’s Holocaust Living History Workshop, contact Susanne Hillman at (858) 534-7661. To register for the event by phone, contact Ellysa Lim at (858) 534-1183. Please note: If you’re unable to reserve a seat before the event sells out, walk-ins will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis if seats become available.

UC San Diego Library to Host Student Success and Safety Information Fair

Geisel After Dark 2018
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 • 7 – 9 p.m.
Geisel Library, Seuss Room

Mark your calendars for the 5th annual Geisel After Dark Library Student Success & Safety Information Fair on Wednesday, November 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Geisel’s Seuss Room.

Enjoy free snacks, games, and activities while learning how different campus and Library departments, units, and programs can help you succeed at UC San Diego! The event will focus on student support, resources, services and safety.  Stop by for a chance to win $20 Triton Cash gift cards!

For more information about the fair, please contact Laura Nuno Torres at (858) 822-5898.

Homecoming Events at Geisel Library for Triton Families

Geisel Library Hours: 

Friday, October 19: 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 20: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, October 21: 10 a.m. – Midnight


Explore all that UC San Diego has to offer during a super-sized Homecoming Weekend! Students and Triton alumni are invited for a fun-packed few days of festivities, including athletic events, a barbecue, class reunion and an outdoor music festival or performance at La Jolla Playhouse. The Library is excited to participate in this campus-wide celebration through offering a variety of immersive activities and exhibits to experience!

Featured exhibits include:

Past is Prologue: A Journey of Discovery Exhibit
Geisel Library, 2nd (main) Floor, West Wing

Photographer Barbara Michelman captures the landscape of loss and silence of Paneriai, the site of one of the worst massacres of Jews during World War II, where her father was born. Her exhibition showcases a series of photo montages made with a mixture of words and images, portions of old letters, documents, names of people and towns, all echoing the voices of the vanished.

We’re Here, We’re Queer, We’re in the Public Record Exhibit
Geisel Library, 2nd (main) Floor, East Wing

the US White House light up from the outside with different color lightsUC San Diego presents We’re Here, We’re Queer, And We’re In the Public Record! on display at Geisel Library through November 2, 2018. The United States government provides a wealth of primary sources that can be used to document our nation’s stance on many social movements. This exhibit showcases selected documents pertaining to LGBTQ history and highlights aspects of LGBTQ life that have been impacted by actions of federal, state, and local governments.

Audrey’s Digital Display featuring LGBTQ History Month
Geisel Library, Audrey’s Café Lounge

In recognition of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) History Month, the digital display at Audrey’s Café will feature brief biographies of notable LGBT individuals in addition to symbols and milestones within the LGBT community. LGBT History Month is a month-long annual observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history as well as the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements.   Read more…

Upcoming Library Research and Database Workshops

The Library is offering a large selection of workshops this fall for all UC San Diego students, faculty and staff. All workshops are free. Registration is required for all workshops.

Search Series – Library Databases and Search Tools
PubMed:  The Basics
Wed, Oct 24, 2 – 3:30 p.m.

PubMed: Beyond the Essentials
Tue, Nov 6, 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Information Management Series
Managing Citations – Which Tool to Use?
Thu, Oct 4, Noon – 1:30 p.m.

EndNote Desktop
Thu, Oct 11, Noon – 1:30 p.m.

EndNote Online
Request a custom workshop or consult

Mendeley
Request a custom workshop or consult

Zotero
Request a custom workshop or consult

Self-study using Lynda.com
Email lyndalibrary@ucsd.edu to get a license.

Singing Our Way to Freedom Film Screening and Discussion

Courtesy: Espinosa Productions

Singing Our Way to Freedom Film Screening & Discussion
Wednesday, October 24 •  5:15-7:45 p.m.
Atkinson Hall Auditorium 
Register for the event

The Institute of Arts & Humanities (IAH) at UC San Diego invites you to a special documentary film screening and discussion. The film Singing Our Way to Freedom highlights the powerful story of Ramon “Chunky” Sanchez and the inspiring music of the Chicano Civil Rights Movement in San Diego. The screening is sponsored by the UC San Diego Library and the UC San Diego Office of the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

Singing Our Way to Freedom is a multilayered look at the life of Chicano musician, composer and community activist, Ramon “Chunky” Sanchez. Borrowing from musical traditions on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, Chunky uses music and humor as powerful weapons in fighting for social justice. From his humble beginnings as a farmworker in rural California to the dramatic moment when he received one of his nation’s highest musical honors at the Library of Congress, this character-driven narrative reminds us that the battle for freedom has to be fought anew by every generation.

Following the event will be a special panel featuring filmmaker Paul Espinosa, Ph.D. along with guests Estevan Azcona and Michelle Tellez, concluding with an audience Q&A session. The event is free and open to the public. Reserve a seat.

The UC San Diego Library is honored to be home to Espinosa’s archive. The rich materials document Espinosa’s more than 35 years of filmmaking, including interviews, photos, and correspondence, as well as films scripts, DVD’s, and video. The Library’s collections have particular strengths on California and Baja California history, as well as on Chicano culture and activism.

UC San Diego Library Celebrates Open Access Week with Various Activities & Discussions

 

The UC San Diego Library is celebrating Open Access Week with various activities and discussions. Join us for a full program of events designed to help every UC San Diego scholar and researcher actively participate and benefit from an open research system.

ORCiD® CREATE-N-UPDATE-A-THON
Tuesday, October 23 • 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
•Table next to Club Med and Telemedicine • Table next to the Mandeville coffee cart
Thursday, October 25 • 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
•Table in front of RIMAC
Register or update your ORCiD identifier and use your unique researcher ID in grants, data, publications and other academic activities. Be unique, get a cookie and win a prize!

PUBLISHING DECISIONS: CHOOSING PUBLICATION PATHWAYS THAT WORK FOR YOU
Wednesday, October 24 • Noon – 1 p.m. • Geisel Library, Seuss Room
Find out what the UC and the UC San Diego Library offer to ease and open up your publishing opportunities. Hear from Dan Morgan, Publisher at UC Press, about the latest efforts to transition to open access publishing. Lunch will be provided. Reserve your spot.

PAYWALL: THE BUSINESS OF SCHOLARSHIP FILM SCREENING
Thursday, October 25 • 3 – 5 p.m. • Geisel Library, Seuss Room
Paywall is a documentary film that investigates the need for open access to science and research. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information about Open Access, visit CONDUIT or contact scholcomm@ucsd.edu.

Holocaust Living History Workshop Speakers Explore the Connection Between History, Memory & Meaning of the Holocaust During 2018-19 Events

This fall, the Holocaust Living History Workshop (HLWH) at the University of California San Diego once again launches its year-long series of educational events composed of eight seminars, a documentary film screening and a photography exhibition underscoring this year’s theme, “History, Memory & Meaning of the Holocaust.” The series, now in its tenth year of programming, is presented by the UC San Diego Library and the UC San Diego Jewish Studies Program.

This year’s seminars approach the history of the Holocaust in terms of layers of meaning that are constantly being written, erased and rewritten. Each workshop draws on the expertise and experience of distinguished scholars and survivors/witnesses of the Holocaust. Whether the topic is a photographer’s journey to the Lithuanian killing fields, individual acts of resistance against Nazi oppression in the Third Reich, or the experience replaced with memories of a Yugoslav child survivor, memory and meaning provide the signposts in their attempts to make sense of the past.

HLHW events aim to preserve the testimonies of victims and survivors of the Holocaust, allowing their firsthand stories to enlighten and inspire action against intolerance. All workshops are free and held in Geisel Library’s Seuss Room from 5 to 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

October 10 – Past is Prologue: A Journey of Discovery with Barbara Michelman
Our first event this fall features photographer Barbara Michelman who will share the story of her father who was born in the village of Paneriai, the site of one of the worst massacres of Jews during World War II. For Michelman, Paneriai is a landscape of loss and silence—a silence exemplified by her father who was born there. Though he escaped the slaughter, he was haunted by the tragedy. 

After a trip to Paneriai in present-day Lithuania, Michelman was so moved by the experience that she converted her feelings into art. In her solo exhibition, “Past is Prologue,” Michelman showcases a series of photo montages made with a mixture of words and images, portions of old letters, documents, names of people and towns, all echoing the voices of the vanished. In addition to Michelman’s lecture on October 10, part of her exhibit will be on display in Geisel Library’s West Wing on the 2nd (main) Floor from September 24 – December 13, 2018.

Michelman’s lecture on October 10 is preceded by a tribute to Dr. Edith Eva Eger, a prominent clinical psychologist, motivational speaker, and survivor of the Holocaust. Dr. Eger is the author of the award-winning memoir “The Choice: Embrace the Possible.” The tribute begins at 4:30 p.m. Registration is required for the pre-event and lecture. Register at hlhw-michelman.eventbrite.comNote: This event is sold out and walk-ins will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis if seats become available.  Read more…

Fall Writing Series Features Prison Abolitionist, Poet, Bilingual Author and Asian American Novelist

The UC San Diego Department of Literature’s New Writing Series is back this fall with a number of events taking place in Geisel Library’s Seuss Room! We are excited to announce their upcoming readings from Jackie Wang, Sesshu Foster, Manuel Paul López and Marilyn Chin. The events are free and open to the public.

Jackie Wang — Wednesday, October 10 — Visual Art Facilities, Performance Space 306 at 5 p.m.

Wang is a student of the dream state, black studies scholar, prison abolitionist, poet, performer, library rat, trauma monster, and Ph.D. student at Harvard University. Her latest work, The Twitter Hive Mind Is Dreaming is forthcoming at Robocup Press. In Carceral Capitalism (Semiotext(e)/Intervention, 2018), Wang examines contemporary incarceration techniques and illustrates various aspects of the carceral continuum, including the biopolitics of juvenile delinquency, predatory and algorithmic policing, the political economy of fees and fines, and cybernetic governance.

 

Sesshu Foster — Wednesday, October 24 — Geisel Library, Seuss Room at 5 p.m.

Winner of two American Book Awards, Foster is the author of four books of poetry, co-editor of Invocation L.A.: Urban Multicultural Poetry, and co-translator of Akrilica, by Juan Felipe Herrera, former Poet Laureate of the United States. His latest book is City of the Future and his novel, Atomik Aztex, won a 2006 Believer Magazine Award. Since 1985, he has taught composition and literature in East Los Angeles, as well as creative writing at the University of Iowa, Pomona College, the California Institute of the Arts, Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics and UC Santa Cruz.

Read more…

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