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Events

Friday,
May 17
Bruin Day, an exclusive, annual event designed for admitted transfer students and their families, is happening online. Learn about academic opportunities, campus life, financial aid and scholarships, transfer resources and housing. You can also take virtual campus tours and get answers to all your questions at live Q&A sessions. UCLA is yours to discover!
Conference organized by Anna Chen, Rebecca Fenning Marschall, and Bronwen Wilson. The early modern period was a hothouse for the study of physical things in the natural world and the collection and assembly of them in human-made physical spaces. While libraries capture books about nature on their shelves, they also strive to seal the building against the environmental conditions of the outdoors that threaten damage to their holdings. What might we learn from these efforts to capture and conserve nature, coupled with its potential to decompose or invade environments? For a complete list of speakers, conference schedule, and to register, please visit the website. Location: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
Yuri Kochiyama is an iconic figure in the Asian American community, civil rights and social movement history. This exhibition and collection containing more than 3,500 digitized images deepens our understanding of her politicization and growth as a child to later becoming an organizer and social movement activist. We invite researchers, educators, counselors, students, and lifelong learners to learn about Yuri’s journey for social justice through her rare and revealing documents and ephemera left for posterity.
Drop-In with Josh(1PM - 3PM)
Feel free to drop by and chat with RISE staff! Whether you want to discuss campus mental health resources, get connected to CAPS, manage academic stress, or just need someone to talk to, we're here for you. Location: RISE Center - Lu Valle Commons
UCLA American Indian Studies Center, along with Anthropology and Herb Alpert School of Music is supporting this Metal music pop-up event with guest performers Alliance, The War Pig, One Way Sky and Ocean Harvest. Location: UCLA Bruin Plaza
The goal of this hackathon is to partner groups of students with nonprofits in order to aid them in building any technical solutions that the organization requires. Students will get to work directly with nonprofit leaders. Location: De Neve Plaza Rooms
The Music of Turkey Ensemble and the Music of Korea Ensemble showcase traditional music from these regions on the same stage. In the Music of Turkey Ensemble class, students learn to perform the vocal and instrumental repertoire from art music, fasil, folk, and other genres found in Turkey and its periphery. Students may choose to sing or perform an instrument appropriate for the genre that they are studying. Students learn various aspects of the theoretical concepts makam and usul while amassing the core of the standard repertoire. The Music of Korea Ensemble provides students with an introduction to Korean traditional music genres, aesthetics, and performance styles. This class will focus on folk music ensembles and will be taught in an oral manner. Instructor Gamin Kang teaches group lessons and students will learn performance techniques on multiple Korean instruments, such as danso (bamboo flute), piri (small double reed oboe), janggu (hourglass drum), gayageum (12 strings zither), and vocals. Continuing a tradition begun in 1960, the Department of Ethnomusicology draws on its incredible collection of world musical instruments to present its annual Spring Festival of World Music. It's an opportunity for student ensembles to perform and share traditional musics from around the world as they master their instruments. Location: Schoenberg Hall
Six guests appear at an ornate hotel with no idea how they got there. The gracious and aristocratic hotel manager, Mr. Lucian, promises to fulfill all their earthly desires for eternity if they remain. In this new opera by Richard Danielpour, the guests will have one night only to ponder a choice that will affect them for eternity. Join UCLA Opera in the School of Theater, Film, and Television's Freud Playhouse for the premiere of Professor Richard Danielpour's opera, The Grand Hotel Tartarus. Location: Freud Playhouse
Saturday,
May 18
CodeSprint LA 2024(9AM - 5PM)
CodeSprint LA 2024 is ACM-ICPC's annual beginner-friendly algorithms contest. Participants develop algorithms and write programs to solve creative, out-of-the-box problems. Location: Northwest Campus Auditorium
Bookish Biomes(11AM - 2PM)
The Clark Library preserves and provides access to over 130,000 books, manuscripts, and artworks dating from the 15th century to the present. But there is a library of living things on the five acres of green space outside the library's building, too. This event will bring together both our indoor and outdoor collections, as we explore nature’s histories – and its present! All ages are welcome to attend. Participants will learn about bees and beekeeping, go on bird walks, make their own field notebooks, plant seeds to take home from our heirloom seed library, learn how people in the past studied and collected the natural world through our library collections, and much more. The event is free to attend and will be held in-person at the Clark Library. Registration will close on Wednesday, May 15 at 5:00 p.m. Walk-in registrants are welcome as space permits. Location: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
Design Decoded(11AM - 4PM)
The design and technology summit consists of a series of panelists, discussions, and workshops with a small-scale competition focused on the intersection of the fields of design and technology. Location: Bradley International Hall #300
Mock Mehndi(5PM - 9PM)
The night will be a space for South Asian students to celebrate their culture and community together. Live performances will include dance teams, singers, and musicians. Location: Carnesale Palisades
The Music of China Ensemble and Music of Thailand Ensemble showcase traditional music from these regions on the same stage. The Music of China Ensemble performs arias from Kun opera of the 15th century, silk-and-bamboo music from the Shanghai area, folk dances for festive celebration, zheng zither music in the Keijia style from Canton Province, music for large percussion ensemble, and modern compositions for an ensemble of traditional Chinese wind and string instruments. Students in the Music of Thailand Ensemble will learn to perform the distinctive regional music traditions from central, north (Lanna), and northeast (Isaan) Thailand on a diverse range of instruments including mallet percussion, bowed, plucked string instruments, and flutes. Students will be introduced to Thai musical notation, basic rhythmic cycles, singing techniques in the Thai language, and basic dance movements. Continuing a tradition begun in 1960, the Department of Ethnomusicology draws on its incredible collection of world musical instruments to present its annual Spring Festival of World Music. It's an opportunity for student ensembles to perform and share traditional musics from around the world as they master their instruments. Location: Schoenberg Hall
Sunday,
May 19
Going to and from – or even just past – the synagogue has long been a central feature of the Jewish experience. As a moral and aesthetic benchmark, the synagogue with its sounds, texts, and rituals has infiltrated the cultural creations of Jews in many realms, including music, theater, and film. By the same token, mainstream culture – art, popular, and folk alike – has often found its way into the Jewish sacred sphere. The theater itself has frequently functioned as a sacred space, embodying the constant tension between religious impulses and secular realities, particularly in the immigrant context. Through presentations and musical performances, this conference examines how Jews’ construction and crossings of boundaries of various kinds, both ideological and geographic, reveal their liminal position as people caught between worlds. Cantorial singing, opera, and musical and theatrical performances of all kinds are especially salient arenas that highlight what has been at stake in creating and policing religious and aesthetic boundaries, particularly with respect to conceptions of Jewish, national, social, and racial identities. The conference also explores the delicate balancing act Jews have performed in seeking ways to speak to both mainstream audiences and co-ethnics through their work in radio and film. A fundamental goal of this conference is to gain a deeper understanding of the significance of the cultural boundaries that Jews have negotiated in their quest to find meaning and stability in a chaotic and sometimes hostile world. The conference thus sheds light on the simultaneously fraught and fruitful engagements with many cultural categories, including the holy and the profane, the art world and popular culture, the ethnic sphere and the mainstream, that have defined the life of Jews in the Old World and the New. Full program coming soon. Presented by the Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience and the UCLA Center for Musical Humanities at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. This event is made possible by the Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. This program is made possible by the Joyce S. and Robert U. Nelson Fund. Robert Uriel Nelson was a revered musicologist and music professor at UCLA, who, together with his wife, established a generous endowment for the university to make programs like this possible. Co-sponsored by The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies and the Natalie Limonick Program on Jewish Civilization in memory of Miriam Nissell Rose, and the Sunrise Foundation for Education and the Arts. Location: Royce 314 & 306
SouLA A Cappella(6PM - 9PM)
SouLA A Cappella is the largest Chinese a cappella group in UCLA. The annual spring concert is one of the major ways of spreading our influence and bringing more diversity to the UCLA community Location: Northwest Campus Auditorium
Six guests appear at an ornate hotel with no idea how they got there. The gracious and aristocratic hotel manager, Mr. Lucian, promises to fulfill all their earthly desires for eternity if they remain. In this new opera by Richard Danielpour, the guests will have one night only to ponder a choice that will affect them for eternity. Join UCLA Opera in the School of Theater, Film, and Television's Freud Playhouse for the second performance of Professor Richard Danielpour's opera, The Grand Hotel Tartarus. Location: Freud Playhouse
Monday,
May 20
You're invited to Undergraduate Research Week 2024 (May 20-24)! Now in its 11th year, Undergraduate Research Week is UCLA's largest undergraduate conference, with dozens of events throughout the week. Explore events here: https://urweek.ugresearch.ucla.edu/
In this workshop, Princeton Review staff will provide information about the MCAT test (structure, content, length, etc.). Attendees will also receive practical tips/suggestions on how to prepare for the MCAT. This workshop is sponsored by Princeton Review and a 50% off scholarship for a Princeton Review MCAT course will be raffled off among attendees. Pre-Health Services at the Career Center are listed here: https://career.ucla.edu/resources/ucla-pre-health-resources/ Location: https://ucla.joinhandshake.com/events/1508044/share_preview
Drop-In with Val(1PM - 3PM)
Feel free to drop by and chat with RISE staff! Whether you want to discuss campus mental health resources, get connected to CAPS, manage academic stress, or just need someone to talk to, we're here for you. Location: RISE Center - Lu Valle Commons
Interested in joining College Honors? Come to our information session! Here will discuss the application process, program requirements, and you will be able to meet staff and possibly students.
UCLA student combos and ensembles directed by world-class jazz artists will be performing well-known jazz standards, contemporary works, and pop songs, as well as compositions by the faculty directors and the students. Location: Schoenberg Hall
The Ancient Law is a special cine-concert event, with live original music composed and performed by world-renowned klezmer violinist Alicia Svigals and celebrated silent film pianist Donald Sosin. Ewald André Dupont's 1923 silent film The Ancient Law (Das alte Gesetz) was digitally restored by the Deutsche Kinemathek with generous support from the Sunrise Foundation for Education and the Arts. The Ancient Law is an important piece of German-Jewish cinematic history, contrasting the closed world of an Eastern European shtetl with the liberal mores of 1860s Vienna. With its historically authentic set design and ensemble of prominent actors – all captured magnificently by cinematographer Theodor Sparkuhl – The Ancient Law is an outstanding example of the creativity of Jewish filmmakers in 1920s Germany. Presented as part of our three-day conference A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Synagogue: Cantors, Opera Singers, and Jewish Performance Culture, click here for the full conference program. Violinist/composer Alicia Svigals is the world's leading klezmer fiddler and a founder of the Grammy-winning Klezmatics. She has performed with and written for violinist Itzhak Perlman, and has worked with the the Kronos Quartet, playwrights Tony Kushner and Eve Ensler, poet Allen Ginsburg, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, Debbie Friedman and Chava Albershteyn. In May 2023, Svigals was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters by the Jewish Theological Seminary for “extraordinary contributions to the arts and Jewish life.” Svigals was awarded a Foundation for Jewish Culture commission for her original score to the 1918 film The Yellow Ticket, and is a MacDowell fellow. Her CD Fidl (1996) reawakened klezmer fiddle tradition. Her newest CD is Beregovski Suite: Klezmer Reimagined, with jazz pianist Uli Geissendoerfer—an original take on long-lost Jewish music from Ukraine. Donald Sosin is one of the world's leading silent film musicians, with over fifty years of performances and dozens of recordings for Criterion, Kino, Milestone, TCM and European labels. Donald's music has been commissioned by MoMA, the Chicago Symphony Chorus and the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra. He brought the The Ancient Law to the New York Jewish Film Festival in 2019 with Alicia Svigals. They have also scored City Without Jews (1924) and The Man Without A World (1991). Sosin's chamber opera Esther was performed at the National Yiddish Book Center in 2013. Other Jewish music includes a Shabbat cantata, arrangements of Yiddish folk songs for mezzo and chamber ensemble; a short opera on the I. B. Singer story, "A Parakeet Named Dreidel," and several psalm settings premiered in 2009 by the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. Donald grew up in Rye, NY and Munich, and lives in northwest Connecticut with his family. Website: oldmoviemusic.com Presented by the Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience and the UCLA Center for Musical Humanities at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. This event is made possible by the Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. This program is made possible by the Joyce S. and Robert U. Nelson Fund. Robert Uriel Nelson was a revered musicologist and music professor at UCLA, who, together with his wife, established a generous endowment for the university to make programs like this possible. Co-sponsored by The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies and the Natalie Limonick Program on Jewish Civilization in memory of Miriam Nissell Rose, and the Sunrise Foundation for Education and the Arts. Location: Royce 314
Tuesday,
May 21
The Undergraduate Research & Creativity Showcase is the main event during Undergraduate Research Week, with hundreds of UCLA undergraduates gathering to share their research and creative projects on the Undergraduate Research Week website as live presentations on May 21, or recorded presentations, multimedia projects, and creative exhibits throughout the week. Live Panels on May 21: Join us on the Undergraduate Research Week website on May 21 for this all-day event, when students will share 5-10 minute presentations of their work, followed by Q&A with visitors. Presentations are organized into panels by topic during Sessions A, B, and C. Recorded Presentations, Multimedia Projects, and Creative Exhibits: Explore hundreds of recorded presentations, multimedia projects, and creative exhibits produced by students on the Undergraduate Research Week website from May 20-24, 2024. Location: https://urweek.ugresearch.ucla.edu/
Held via Zoom Graduate students who are finalizing the formatting of their thesis or dissertation are welcome to attend a drop-in hour and receive assistance and feedback about filing and formatting requirements from Academic & Postdoctoral Services Analysts. Drop-in hours are from the Division of Graduate Education Location: https://ucla.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcscuyrqjwuGNyEmtb5znv5eX0_2Kei33o0
Sip on some tea and use paint to express your resilience story! All materials provided! Location: RISE Center - Lu Valle Commons
Learn how to apply for nationally competitive scholarships (including Goldwater, Truman, Rhodes, Marshall, Knight-Hennessy, and others). How does UCLA's nomination/endorsement process work? How can you prepare a strong application?
UCLA student combos and ensembles directed by world-class jazz artists will be performing well-known jazz standards, contemporary works, and pop songs, as well as compositions by the faculty directors and the students. Location: Schoenberg Hall
Six guests appear at an ornate hotel with no idea how they got there. The gracious and aristocratic hotel manager, Mr. Lucian, promises to fulfill all their earthly desires for eternity if they remain. In this new opera by Richard Danielpour, the guests will have one night only to ponder a choice that will affect them for eternity. Join UCLA Opera in the School of Theater, Film, and Television's Freud Playhouse for the third performance of Professor Richard Danielpour's opera, The Grand Hotel Tartarus. Location: Freud Playhouse
Wednesday,
May 22
Celebrate community-engaged and social justice research by UCLA undergraduates at the Community Engagement and Social Justice (CESJ) Research Day! CESJ Research Day is an in-person Undergraduate Research Week event consisting of research presentations by Astin Scholars and roundtable panels by selected Community Engagement and Social Change students from 9.a.m-12 p.m., and Social Justice Conversation Circles open to all UCLA undergraduates from 1-4 p.m. Students from any major may apply to be part of a Social Justice Conversation Circle as part of the Showcase application. These circles will encourage cross-disciplinary conversation on undergraduate research projects oriented toward social justice. This event is brought to you by the UCLA Undergraduate Research Center – Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (URC-HASS) and the UCLA Center for Community Engagement (CCE). Location: Charles E. Young Research Library Main Conference Room
Take some time to relax, stretch, and breathe through movement and meditation. Location: RISE Center - Lu Valle Commons
The UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive in partnership with the UCLA Digital Library Program is thrilled to announce the launch of the Bake / Jairazbhoy Digital Archive of South Asian Traditional Music and Arts. Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy (Founding Chair of the UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology) and Amy Catlin-Jairazbhoy visited 8 states in India, recording tribal, folk, devotional, and classical musics. Their research was designed to supplement Arnold Adriaan Bake's surveys of Indian music throughout the South Asian subcontinent (Bengal, (West Bengal and Bangladesh), Nepal, Tamilnadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Sindh (Pakistan)). These audiovisual recordings and still images, plus audio field recordings made by Bake in India on a Tefiphon (a machine that cuts grooves on loops of 35mm film), are now available online, open access. Speakers (in alphabetical order): Amy Catlin-Jairazbhoy will give an audiovisual presentation concerning a methodology Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy and she devised in 1984 in Tamilnadu, Kerala, and Karnataka, to restudy and repatriate to Mother India audiovisual materials created as “a survey of religious songs and music” throughout South Asia in 1938-1939 by the Dutch ethnomusicologist Arnold Adriaan Bake (1899-1963). Amy Catlin-Jairazbhoy’s research, writing, teaching, curatorial activities, and multi-media publications often have an applied focus, aimed at community development of minority traditions, especially in diasporic settings. She served as curator and presented the first concert and lecture tour outside India with a group of African-Indian Sidi performers from Gujarat, in September 2002, traveling with them in England and Wales. Her recent publications include Sidi Sufis: African Indian Mystics of Gujarat (Apsara Media 2002: 79-minute CD), the volume co-edited with Indian Ocean historian Edward Alpers, Sidis and Scholars: Essays on African Indians (New Delhi: Rainbow Publications, 2003), the DVD The Sidi Malunga Project (2004), the DVD From Africa to India: Sidi Music in the Indian Ocean Diaspora (with Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy) (2003), and Music for a Goddess (with Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy) (2008), an interactive DVD of 175 minutes, including Bonus Tracks, on professional musicians dedicated to the Goddess Renuka-Yellamma in southern Maharashtra and northern Karnataka. Elizabeth McAulay will talk about the importance of bringing research and archival materials to students, creators, and researchers, and the power of connecting through the UCLA Digital Library Program. Elizabeth (Lisa) McAulay directs the UCLA Library Digital Library Program, which makes rare and unique cultural heritage materials available online in searchable and browseable websites. These websites include the UCLA Library Digital Collections, the Modern Endangered Archives Program, the International Digital Ephemera Project, the Frontera Collection of Mexican and Mexican American Sound Recordings, and the Sinai Manuscripts Digital Library. She is a certified instructor with The Carpentries, a nonprofit organization that teaches foundational coding and data science skills to researchers worldwide. Maureen Russell will introduce and moderate the event. Maureen Russell is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Ethnomusicology, University of California, Los Angeles, specializing in audiovisual archiving, oral history, and information literacy and research skills. Russell is also the Archivist at the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive, one of the largest and oldest ethnographic audiovisual archives in North America. She has written two critically acclaimed books about television and film, Highlander: The Complete Watcher’s Guide (Warner Aspect) and Days of Our Lives: A Complete History of the Long-running Soap Opera (McFarland). Currently, she is the editor for Music Reference Services Quarterly’s “Off the Beaten Path” column and the editor for Ethnomusicology Review’s “From the Archives” column. Russell was the 2021 UCLA Librarian of the Year. In Fall 2022, the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive was awarded the Judith McCulloh Public Sector Award by the Society of Ethnomusicology. The purpose of the Award is “To recognize the valuable impact of many types of ethnomusicological work that benefits the broader public and typically engages organizations outside academic institutions.” Martha Steele will present on the process of creating metadata for this multi-media ethnomusicology archive, with the goal of using description to facilitate discovery and bring communities to the collection, especially those of the creators, and interested students and scholars. Since the completion of her graduate degree in Art History, Martha Steele has worked with art historical and image-based archival collections of research institutions including the Dumbarton Oaks Library and Archives, and the Getty Research Institute. She is currently the Metadata Creation Project Coordinator at the UCLA Library, where she leads projects to create descriptive metadata for digitized special collections materials. Location: Schoenberg Music Building 1230 (Green Room)
Publishing open access can be expensive for authors, but the Library can help. Through publisher agreements that can cover most, if not all publishing costs to the University’s institutional repository eScholarship, the Library can assist in finding ways to share your research openly and inexpensively. Instructor: Gissel Rios, Open Science and Collections Librarian This workshop will be offered via Zoom. If you're registered, you'll receive the Zoom invitation information the day of the workshop.
Drop-In with Jaci(1PM - 3PM)
Feel free to drop by and chat with RISE staff! Whether you want to discuss campus mental health resources, get connected to CAPS, manage academic stress, or just need someone to talk to, we're here for you. Location: RISE Center - Lu Valle Commons
Drop-in for a 1:1, 15-minute career advising appointment at the Transfer Student Center (TSC)! The Career Center will be popping in the TSC throughout the quarter to support transfer students with the topics listed below. Stop by to speak to the Career Center about your career journey! Drop-In Topics: • Resume + Cover Letter Review • Career Exploration • Graduate and Professional School • Networking Location: Transfer Center, Kerckhoff Hall
A five week long book club dedicated to building resilience through the power of literature and community discussion. Location: RISE Center - Lu Valle Commons
The personal statement can be an intimidating part of any scholarship application! In this workshop, you’ll learn brainstorming and writing techniques that can help focus and hone your writing skills for well-written scholarship statements and essays. Enrollment closes at 10:50am on the day of the workshop. Enrolled participants can access the Zoom link for this workshop in my.ucla.edu Academics -> Advising and Academic Services -> Workshops: https://be.my.ucla.edu/groupmanager/Events/Event/Reservations PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER FOR REMINDER EMAILS. At the beginning of the workshop, you must provide your UID number to verify your status as a UCLA student who is on the Workshop Roster. CSSE workshops are protected intellectual property and recording is not allowed.
Interested in psychology? Taking pre-med courses? Curious about psychiatry services at CAPS? Then join us for a Q&A with Dr. Yancey! Location: RISE Center - Lu Valle Commons
Global Bruins! The UCLA Dashew Center and UCLA Study Abroad invite you to join this special graduation event! Wednesday, May 22nd at 6pm @ Palisades Room. Whether you are an international student/scholar or have studied abroad, we would like to celebrate you and the class of 2024! Register for this event here: https://bit.ly/uclaieo-grad24 (space is limited) We are excited to celebrate you in May! Contact: intlprograms@saonet.ucla.edu Cost: Free Location: Palisades Room, Carnasale Commons
UCLA student combos and ensembles directed by world-class jazz artists will be performing well-known jazz standards, contemporary works, and pop songs, as well as compositions by the faculty directors and the students. Location: Schoenberg Hall
An open mic night that provides a casual performance space for music students and performers on the hill produced by Cherry Pop Records. Location: Sunset Village Stage
Thursday,
May 23
Join us in the CSRC Library for a day of presentations by graduating McNair scholars! Location: CSRC Library – 144 Haines Hall
In this workshop, participants will reflect on their social identities in relation to the research process—including teaching others how to conduct research—consider the construction of authority in scholarship and academia, and explore self-reflexive and liberatory research practices. Open to all levels of researcher and all disciplines. This workshop will be offered via Zoom. If you're registered, you'll receive the Zoom invitation information the day before the workshop.
Feel free to drop by and chat with RISE staff! Whether you want to discuss campus mental health resources, get connected to CAPS, manage academic stress, or just need someone to talk to, we're here for you. Location: RISE Center - Lu Valle Commons
Please join us for our CAC Peer Counselor workshop in collaboration with the Transfer Student Center! We will be discussing how to get involved with research and how you can make the most out of the various opportunities at UCLA. If you're looking for resources and/or have questions where to start, this is a great workshop for you. Location: https://ucla.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcuduusrDojHtZo9kK6QkMIAhqynBHy44Xs#/registration
Held via Zoom These workshops are hosted by the Division of Graduate Education will inform students about policies and procedures related to filing theses and dissertations. These sessions will cover information for both master’s and doctoral filers. All Graduate students who are filing this year are encouraged to attend. Location: https://ucla.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJErdeiorDMqGtA7J1CDUao3Bs_K1rmw_x82
Bruin Community Gathering Spaces are supportive and inclusive spaces for dialogue, community processing, and resilience building in response to a difficult or tragic event. They are centered around students' needs and are open to all Bruins. Location: RISE Center in Lu Valle Commons
In this book talk, Eric Martin will explore how people of faith can connect their religious traditions with the rise of overtly fascist violence in the United States. With first-hand accounts from the largest white supremacist gathering in modern American history at Unite the Right in Charlottesville, Virginia, Martin will share how the clergy resisting Nazis and the KKK point a way forward for Christians in particular. His book expands outward to ask what churches can learn from antifascists, Black Lives Matter, and those working on the ground to combat the continuing coalition of far-right militias and gangs that promise to endure. It also invites the faithful to imagine a counter-witness that does more than merely preach against hate. Using biblical exegesis, storytelling, interviews, thought experiments, art, and theology, Martin explores how we can rethink notions of civil disobedience, nonviolence, love, prayer, and liturgy to enflesh a worthy faith in the face of a fascist creep. Eric Martin is a lecturer at UCLA for Study of Religion where he teaches about the Bible, justice and liberation movements, and spirituality. He also teaches at Loyola Marymount. Location: Kaplan 365
The Music of Java Ensemble and the Armenian Music Ensemble showcase traditional music from these regions on the same stage. The Music of Java Ensemble centers on the music of Central Javanese gamelan, a percussion-dominated musical ensemble featuring tuned bronze gongs, bronze metallophones, and drums, along with flutes, zither, vocals, and spiked fiddle. The ensemble is known for rhythmic complexity and a unique feel as well as a lush and dynamic melodic range. The Armenian Music Ensemble provides instruction in the heritage of Armenian folk music. Students learn an array of songs, instruments and dances via methods of oral transmission. We discuss an array of relevant cultural, historic and political issues to enrich student practice of musical forms. Continuing a tradition begun in 1960, the Department of Ethnomusicology draws on its incredible collection of world musical instruments to present its annual Spring Festival of World Music. It's an opportunity for student ensembles to perform and share traditional musics from around the world as they master their instruments. Location: Schoenberg Hall
Six guests appear at an ornate hotel with no idea how they got there. The gracious and aristocratic hotel manager, Mr. Lucian, promises to fulfill all their earthly desires for eternity if they remain. In this new opera by Richard Danielpour, the guests will have one night only to ponder a choice that will affect them for eternity. Join UCLA Opera in the School of Theater, Film, and Television's Freud Playhouse for the final performance of Professor Richard Danielpour's opera, The Grand Hotel Tartarus. Location: Freud Playhouse