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Data Support Theory on Location of Lost Leonardo da Vinci Painting

March 13, 2012

Evidence uncovered during research conducted in Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio late last year appears to support the theory that a lost Leonardo da Vinci painting existed on the east wall of the Hall of the 500, behind Giorgio Vasari’s mural “The Battle of Marciano.”

Archive Chronicling History of San Diego’s Chicano Movement to Go Digital

February 22, 2012

In 2004, the University of California, San Diego Libraries acquired one of the region’s most significant archives—the papers of Chicano activist Herman Baca— documenting the struggles and achievements of the Chicano Movement in San Diego from 1964 to 2006.

History of Chinese in San Diego to be Examined in Feb. 4 Geisel Library Talk

January 25, 2012

The history of the Chinese American community in San Diego will be the subject of a February 4 lecture and book signing at UC San Diego’s Geisel Library by Murray K. Lee, author of the recent book, In Search of Gold Mountain: A History of the Chinese in San Diego, California.

Rare Posters, Drawings From the Spanish Civil War on View at Geisel Library Through May 11, 2012

January 25, 2012

“So There Will Be No Forgetting: Images from the Spanish Civil War,” an exhibit of materials from the Mandeville Special Collections Library’s Southworth Collection, will be on view at UC San Diego’s Geisel Library from January 23 through May 11, 2012.

Don’t Know Much About Charter Schools

January 12, 2012

Some two decades into the grand national experiment with charter schools, how much do we really know about them? Not all that much. And not nearly as much as we easily could, say researchers from the University of California, San Diego Division of Social Sciences.

Holocaust Living History Workshop to Present “Witnessing History” Events During Winter 2012

January 11, 2012

The UC San Diego Holocaust Living History Workshop (HLHW) launches a new series of events this winter, the “Witnessing History” series, focused on the topic of experiencing history in the making. HLWH, sponsored by the UC San Diego Libraries and the Judaic Studies Program, will host four “Witnessing History” events during winter quarter as part of the HLHW’s ongoing effort to broaden understanding of the past and to foster tolerance.

Bryna Kranzler, author of “The Accidental Anarchist,” to Speak at Geisel Library Jan.18

January 11, 2012

Bryna Kranzler, the author of “The Accidental Anarchist,” a harrowing and amazing tale about an ordinary man who became a Russian revolutionary, will speak on January 18 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Seuss Room at the Geisel Library on the UC San Diego campus.

Golden Age of Piracy to be Explored in Oct. 20 Talk at UCSD’s Geisel Library

October 14, 2011

If the thought of pirates conjures up images of Captain Hook, forced plank-walkings, and bad boy pirate of the Caribbean Johnny Depp, it’s time to give pirates a more serious look. Contrary to popular stereotypes, pirates of the early modern period were more than rum-soaked villains of the sea. In fact, they were once an accepted and even welcomed class, and commonly purchased land, married local women, and even became members of the ruling elite in North American colonial communities.

Camera Lucida Music Series Returns with Support from Local Patron Sam Ersan

October 11, 2011

San Diego’s original chamber music series Camera Lucida returns for its fourth season, offering concerts ranging from lesser-known masterpieces to familiar landmarks of the chamber music repertoire.

Staging a So-Cal Earthquake in Romania

September 22, 2011

Why have a trio of UC San Diego professors brought an earthquake to Iasi in eastern Romania?
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