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Writer and Alumnus Rex Pickett Donates Personal Archive to UC San Diego Library

July 12, 2013

UC San Diego Alumnus Rex Pickett, known best for “Sideways,” his hilarious, best-selling novel about the exploits of two old college buddies on a wine-enriched road trip, has donated his personal papers to the Library’s Special Collections. The archive includes a wide range of materials—including posters, photographs, and other memorabilia—both from the novel and the wildly popular movie it spawned.

Lights, Action, Camera, Roll-em: the Silent Films of the La Jolla Cinema League

May 15, 2013

San Diego—with its spectacular coastal vistas, wide sandy beaches, and perpetually balmy weather—has long been a draw as a filming location for Hollywood motion picture studios.

Top Origami Artist to Shed Light on Modern Science of Origami at May 22 Talk

May 14, 2013

To many of us, origami, the ancient Japanese art of paper-folding, is an artistic novelty, resulting in a cute miniature crane, frog, elephant or even a boat or a box. But, according to origami master Robert Lang, the algorithms and theorems of origami design have illuminated long-standing mathematical questions and have even solved practical engineering problems.

Qualcomm Institute’s Ashley Richter Wins Interdisciplinary Research Award

April 26, 2013

Archaeological Anthropology Ph.D. candidate Ashley M. Richter has won an Interdisciplinary Research Award from the University of California, San Diego’s Office of Graduate Studies and Graduate Student Association.

Four Works to Premiere at Wagner New Play Festival

April 12, 2013

David Jacobi’s new play “Ex Machina” is based on news coverage of the factory in Shenzhen, China, where Apple products are assembled.

Muir Musical Ensemble Presents “Sweeney Todd” April 11-13 at UC San Diego

March 27, 2013

The University of California, San Diego’s annual Muir Musical returns this year with a production of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” This chilling tale of a man wrongly accused and seeking revenge through the guise of a barber shop will bring together students from all six colleges for a full-scale Broadway show by the Muir Musical Ensemble.

Celebrated Israeli Novelist and Peace Activist Amos Oz to Give Free Public Talk at UC San Diego

March 27, 2013

Amos Oz, one of Israel’s most distinguished novelists and public intellectuals, will deliver a free public talk in UC San Diego’s Mandeville Auditorium on April 22, at 7 p.m.

UC San Diego’s Graduate Programs Among Nation’s Best, According to U.S. News and World Report

March 12, 2013

The 2014 edition of the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools guidebook, released today, highly ranks the University of California, San Diego’s professional schools in engineering and medicine, as well as its academic Ph.D. programs in the social sciences and humanities.

UCSD Library Panel Features Veterans of the Civil Rights Movement

February 15, 2013

On February 22, as part of its Black History Month activities, the UC San Diego Library will hold a panel discussion from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. that will include City of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, a Freedom Rider, and other activists from the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.

Fresh IDEAS: In-Kind Support and Venue for Digitally-Mediated Performances

February 1, 2013

Drawing on the talents of the arts community at the University of California, the largest technology institute on the UC San Diego campus is launching an open call for proposals from UC faculty, graduate students, artists and researchers who want to stage performances on the cutting edge of digitally-mediated or enhanced music, visual arts, theatre and/or dance.
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