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…

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.

Speculative Design for Policy Making: San Diego 2049

Here at the UC San Diego Library, we’re all about celebrating innovation and creativity at all levels. In the past, we have partnered with the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination and other innovators on campus. 

This October, the Clarke Center is partnering with the School of Global Policy and Strategy to produce San Diego 2049, a series of programs and student competition that will use the imagination and narrative tools of science fiction to stimulate complex thinking about the future and the ways we could shape it through policy, technology, innovation, culture and social change. As part of the 2018-2019 series, they will be hosting the following opening events:

Worldbuilding: Scenarios, for Fun and for Survival Program Kickoff Public Lecture with Vernor Vinge
Friday, October 12 from 5 – 7 p.m. in Robinson Auditorium
Learn about the complex process of science fiction worldbuilding to construct a dynamic future scenario with one of the masters of the field, Vernor Vinge, an acclaimed science fiction writer. He has won five Hugo Awards and became an iconic figure among cybernetic scientists with the publication in 1981 of his novella “True Names,” which is considered a seminal, visionary work of Internet fiction and cyberspace. Dr. Vinge is Emeritus professor of mathematics and computer science at San Diego State University. This event is free and open to the public. Reserve a seat.  Read more…

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…

The True Cost Film Screening

True Cost Film

The True Cost Film Screening
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Geisel Library, Seuss Room

 

This October kicks off Campus Sustainability Month! This annual event, hosted by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), celebrates higher education sustainability achievements while raising awareness of the value of sustainability in higher education. To celebrate and kickoff a new year of sustainability advancements, we are hosting a film screening of the documentary The True Cost.

This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?

Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva, The True Cost is an unprecedented project that invites us on an eye opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.

The film screening is free and open to the public. The film is 90 minutes long, so feel comfortable to leave early or come late to accommodate your schedule. Feel free to bring your lunch. Drinks and dessert will be served!

Hosted by the Library Sustainability Committee.

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A Neuroscientific View of the Zombie Brain

Neuroscientist and zombie enthusiast Bradley Voytek applies his neuro-know-how to dissect the puzzle of what has happened to the zombie brain to make the undead act differently than their human prey.

Monday, October 22, 2018
1:00 – 2:30 PM
Geisel Library, Seuss Room 

Even if you’ve never seen a zombie movie or television show, you could identify an undead ghoul if you saw one. With their endless wandering, lumbering gait, insatiable hunger, antisocial behavior, and apparently memory-less existence, zombies are the walking nightmares of our deepest fears. What do these characteristic behaviors reveal about the inner workings of the zombie mind? Could we diagnose zombism as a neurological condition by studying their behavior?

Bradley Voytek is an associate professor in the Department of Cognitive Science, the Neurosciences Graduate Program, and the Halicioglu Data Science Institute at UC San Diego. He is both an Alfred P. Sloan Neuroscience Research Fellow and National Academies Kavli Fellow, as well as a founding faculty member of the UCSD Data Science program and Halicioglu Data Science Institute. He was formerly a Data Scientist at Uber. He received his PhD from UC Berkeley in neuroscience and was a post-doctoral fellow at UCSF. His research centers around the computational role that neural oscillations play in coordinating information transfer in the brain. His research program combines large-scale data mining and machine learning techniques with hypothesis-driven experimental research. He is also known for his zombie brain “research” with his friend and fellow neuroscientist Timothy Verstynen, with whom he has published the book Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep?, by Princeton University Press. He blogs at Oscillatory Thoughts and is active on twitter as @bradleyvoytek.

For event questions or concerns please contact Serafin Raya at s1raya@ucsd.edu .

 

The Future of Learning: A Talk with Dan Russell, Search Quality Engineer at Google

Note: This event is sold out and walk-ins will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis if seats become available. The event will be recorded and available for post-viewing via The Library Channel.

Join us in hearing Dan Russell’s experience in search quality and where the future of learning will take us. 

Thursday, October 18, 2018
5:00 – 6:30 PM
Geisel Library, Seuss Room
Register here

What does it mean to be literate in the age of Google? At a time when you can search billions of texts in milliseconds, scan over trillions of online images, and look deeply into planet-wide maps, we need to rethink what it means to be literate and to be a learner. Although you might think that “literacy” is one of the great constants that transcends the ages, the skills of a literate person have changed substantially over time as texts and technology allow for new kinds of reading and understanding. How will advancements in virtual- and augmented-realities affect the way we reason, understand, and think?

In his talk, Dan reviews what literacy means today and shows how some very surprising and unexpected skills will turn out to be critical in the years ahead.

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