News, Events, Exhibits
News, Events, Exhibits

Powell Library Building

Royce String Quartet

Music in the Rotunda

Friday, April 18
8 p.m.

Composed of UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music graduate students and alums, the Royce String Quartet features violinists Myroslava Khomik and Leila Nassar-Fredell, violist Alison Spieth, and cellist Sean Fischer. Winners of the 2013 Ladies Musical Club of Seattle Small Ensemble Competition and the 2013 San Diego MTAC Chamber Competition, they will perform the Haydn String Quartet Op. 76, no. 4 "Sunrise"; Shostakovich String Quartet no. 7, Op.108; and Prokofiev String Quartet no. 2, Op. 92. Admission is free, and no reservations are required.


UCLA School of Law

Privacy and Security: UCLA Joins the National Debate


Friday, April 25
9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

This symposium, which will feature a keynote address and three panels, will bring together thought leaders to discuss critical privacy and security issues presented by ever-evolving technologies. It is supported by the Ann C. Rosenfield Symposium Fund and the Office of the UCLA Chief Privacy Officer and sponsored by the UCLA School of Law, Department of Political Science, and Office of Information Technology. Admission is free, and lunch will be provided, but registration is required.


Charles E. Young Research Library

Mapping the Los Angeles Chicana and Chicano Movement: Narratives of Conflict and Solidarity

Curators' Conversations

Wednesday, May 7

Virginia Espino, series leader in Latina and Latino history in the UCLA Library Center for Oral History Research, will talk about the center's series documenting the Los Angeles Chicana and Chicano movement. “La Batalla Está Aquí: The Chicana/o Movement in Los Angeles” consists of twenty interviews that illustrate the birth of the Chicana and Chicano generation in Southern California. In their own words, interviewees recount memories of an uprising that transformed a city and paved the way for a more equitable future for Mexican Americans. Admission is free, but reservations are requested and can be made by email.


Charles E. Young Research Library

Ester Benjamin Shifren: Hiding in a Cave of Trunks

UCLA Library Writer Series

Monday, May 19
12:30 p.m.

In her book Hiding in a Cave of Trunks: A Prominent Jewish Family’s Century in Shanghai and Internment in a WWII POW Camp, China-born Ester Benjamin Shifren relates the saga of her family’s century-long existence in Shanghai, often referred to as “the Paris of the East,” against an impressive historical background. An author, artist, musician, and dynamic speaker, Shifren served two years in the Israeli army, married a South African, and spent thirty-six years in South Africa. In 1997 she immigrated to the USA and now lives in Los Angeles. Admission is free, but reservations are requested and can be made by email or by calling 310.825.4836.


Charles E. Young Research Library

Unflattening: A Dissertation in Comics Form Reimagines Scholarship

Thursday, May 29

Nick Sousanis, an interdisciplinary doctoral candidate at Teachers College, Columbia University, will discuss his dissertation –- the first undertaken entirely in comic book format -– which argues through its very form for the importance of visual thinking in teaching and learning. This visual-verbal work expands the possibilities for engaging comics within academia while ultimately challenging and reimagining what scholarship can be. Sousanis will also engage the audience in a hands-on comics-making exercise to generate ideas around incorporating visual thinking and other modes into attendees’ own research and representation methods. Admission is free, but space is limited; reservations are requested and can be made by email.