Eugenia, a little-known gem of utopian/dystopian fiction published in Mexico in the early 20th century takes place in a eugenically engineered society of the future. Long before dystopian classics by Aldous Huxley and George Orwell emerged, Eugenia tackled some of the most important challenges of modern society, such as population growth, reproductive behavior and technologies, experimentation with gender roles, and changes in family dynamics. Nearly a century later–in February 2016–an English translation of Eugenia has been published, translated and edited by Sarah Buck Kachaluba, the UC San Diego Library’s Latin American Studies and Iberian Languages and Literatures Librarian, and Aaron Dziubinskyj, Associate Professor of Spanish, DePauw University. Buck Kachaluba will discuss and sign copies of the new book.
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP’s are not required. Light refreshments will be served.
The Library’s Digital Media Lab is partnering with the Jacob’s School of Engineering’s new Envision Maker Studio to offer a series of workshops around 3D modeling and 3D printing. These workshops are open to all UC San Diego affiliates.
Students will learn to use 3D CAD software to model a case for their cell phones and then 3D print that case before they leave. Attendees will receive Solidworks Licences for their personal computers. Register here.
We had a great time learning about ways you pledge to live a more sustainable life in the next year! As promised, here are the pictures from the Photo Booth station: flickr.com/photos/ucsd_libraries/albums/72157666830459380. If you would like your image removed, please email the request, including link to the image, to Gayatri Singh (email@example.com).
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) galawill 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…
Most visitors to Geisel Library first learn about artist Joyce Cutler-Shaw’s work when viewing her intriguing calligraphic installation, Alphabet of Bones, in the Library’s Special Collections & Archives exhibition space. In creating this fascinating work, Cutler-Shaw was inspired by the hollow bones of birds—pigeons, specifically—resulting in a series of anatomically correct drawings depicting an “alphabet of bones,” consisting of 26 double characters. While many artists would leave it at that, Cutler-Shaw is not “many artists.” She went on to digitize the alphabet, and rendered it translatable into both English, and a symbolic code. Then, she copyrighted it. It is her own personal font or typeface.
A UC San Diego alumna who was a member of the university’s first MFA (Master of Fine Arts) class in 1972, Cutler-Shaw’s artistic works range from multi-media, drawings, and installations, to public projects, sculpture, and artists’ books. She has long been a supporter of the Library and the campus, and has collaborated with the Library on many exhibitions and special projects over the years. In addition, the Joyce Cutler-Shaw Papers are preserved in the Library’s Special Collections & Archives; the archive of her work comprises original writings and drawings, correspondence, project proposals, photographs, and slides, as well as audio and video recordings. Read more…
Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Library Research Prize at the Jacobs School of Engineering Research Expo. Every year the science and engineering librarians award prizes to 2 graduate students for demonstrating the best use of the engineering literature.
Jae-Young Jung (Materials Science)
Avoiding Brain Injury: A Comparative Analysis of the Woodpecker Skull
Advisor: Joanna M. McKittrick
Byeongkeun Kang (ECE)
Real-Time Sign Language Fingerspelling Recognition Using Convolutional Neural Networks from Depth Map
Visit the bulletin board in the Geisel Tunnel Computer Lab, 1st floor 1. Use a colored dot(s) and mark your spring break happenings or travel. How many of the categories are applicable to you? Did you do vacation travel, stay home, and/or etc.?
From the poem All that is gold does not glitter, written by J. R. R. Tolkien for The Lord of the Rings.
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.