Domain_ e-newsletter from the UC San Diego Library
Dear Friends:

It's early April as I write this note, and it's clear--at least in perpetually lovely San Diego--that spring has most definitely sprung!! Also springing up in just a few weeks is Audrey's, our new café in Geisel Library, named for Audrey Geisel. You can read more about Audrey's and our grand opening event on May 3, 2016, in the article below.

I am also am thrilled to share information about our Dinner in the Library gala, set for September 9, 2016. We have just recently confirmed that NPR co-host Ari Shapiro will join us as our keynote speaker! In addition, we have a fabulous new Honorary Committee for the Dinner, chaired by Jeanne Jones. Read more about Dinner in the Library in this issue of Domain.

Also in the spring issue is a profile of Joyce Cutler-Shaw, an amazingly talented artist and alumna of the university, who has been a wonderful friend and supporter of the Library and the campus. We are fortunate to hold many of her works of art--primarily artists' books--in our Special Collections, but a recent gift will enable us to preserve and increase access to her work. Please read on to find out more about Joyce!

Lastly, just a reminder that if you happened to miss some of our events of the last few months, many of them have been recorded and are viewable or will be viewable on our UCTV Library Channel online and via UCTV.

Thank you for your continuing interest in and support of the Library. I look forward to seeing some of you in the months ahead. 

Best Regards,

Brian E. C. Schottlaender
The Audrey Geisel University Librarian
Audrey's Café Grand Opening Set for May 3, 2016
Spring has clearly sprung on the UC San Diego campus, and at Geisel Library, everything is coming up daisies! On Tuesday, May 3, daisies, as well as coffee and other treats, will be plentiful at the Library's new café--Audrey's--named for Audrey Geisel, the Library's long--time friend and generous benefactor.

The campus celebration will begin at 10 a.m. at the entrance to the café, located on the main (2nd) floor in the East Wing of the Geisel Library building. After a brief ceremony featuring a Seuss-inspired "ribbon cutting" event with Chancellor Pradeep Khosla, University Librarian Brian Schottlaender, and other campus leaders, guests will have the opportunity to sample and purchase certified organic, fair trade coffee brews supplied by award-winning independent roaster Café Virtuoso. The grand opening will also feature a special celebratory cookie baked by the café's pastry purveyor--Bread & Cie--as well as Audrey's Almond Croissant, for the grand opening. Continue reading...
DILReach for the Stars at Dinner in the Library 2016
The UC San Diego Library's popular Dinner in the Library (DiL) gala will take place on Friday, September 9, 2016, in the iconic Geisel Library. While the event is now in its 13th year, this year's "DiL" promises to be anything but unlucky, given the fabulous speaker we've attracted for this special evening: NPR's Ari Shapiro! Ari wears a variety of journalistic hats, but he's known primarily as the co-host of NPR's All Things Considered radio program. We are also ushering in a new tradition with this year's event, with a new Honorary Committee, chaired by prominent local author and longtime Dinner in the Library supporter, Jeanne Jones. Continue reading...

Most visitors to Geisel Library first learn about artist Joyce Cutler-Shaw's work when viewing her intriguing calligraphic installation, Alphabet of Bones, in the Library's Special Collections & Archives exhibition space. In creating this fascinating work, Cutler-Shaw was inspired by the hollow bones of birds--pigeons, specifically--resulting in a series of anatomically correct drawings depicting an "alphabet of bones," consisting of 26 double characters. While many artists would leave it at that, Cutler-Shaw is not "many artists." She went on to digitize the alphabet, and rendered it translatable into both English, and a symbolic code. Then, she copyrighted it. It is her own personal font or typefaceContinue reading...

Featuring Professor Lynn Russell and Ellie Farahani
Thursday, April 21, 2016
5:30 - 7:30 PM 
Geisel Library, Seuss Room

The Library's Climate Change at the Crossroads series continues with Scripps Professor Lynn Russell and her colleague Ellie Farahani, who will present the acclaimed documentary film, Merchants of Doubt, based on the book written by science historian Naomi Oreskes, which they use in their teaching to show how paid influencers can skew the science-policy landscape. Russell conducts research on aerosol particle chemistry to increase our understanding of the role atmospheric aerosols play in Earth's climate. Ellie Farahani, the executive director of the Climate Science and Policy Masters program at Scripps, manages international science-policy initiatives, and previously conducted field campaigns measuring greenhouse gas concentrations. We are no longer taking RSVP's for this event, but walk-ins will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Featuring Professor Emeritus Richard Somerville
Thursday, April 28, 2016
5:30 - 7:30 PM 
Geisel Library, Seuss Room

The last event in the Library's Climate Change at the Crossroads series features Scripps climate scientist Richard Somerville, a strong proponent for more clear and understandable communication about the science of climate change. Last year, he was awarded the American Geophysical Union's Climate Communication Prize, in recognition of his efforts. His award-winning book, The Forgiving Air: Understanding Environmental Change, was recently reissued by the American Meteorological Society. We are no longer taking RSVP's for this event, but walk-ins will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Featuring UC San Diego Psychiatrist Joel Dimsdale
Thursday, May 12, 2016
4:30 - 6:00 PM 
Geisel Library, Seuss Room

In his new book, Anatomy of Malice, UC San Diego Professor Emeritus Joel Dimsdale, draws on his decades of experience as a psychiatrist and the dramatic advances within psychiatry, psychology, and neuroscience since the Nuremberg Trials, to take a fresh examination of four Nazi leaders and war criminals: Robert Ley, Hermann Göering, Julius Streicher, and Rudolf Hess. Using increasingly precise diagnostic tools, he discovers a remarkably broad spectrum of pathology. Dimsdale will sign copies of his book following his talk
Eugenia: A Little-Known Gem of Utopian/Dystopian Fiction

Featuring UC San Diego Librarian Sarah Buck Kachaluba
Thursday, May 19, 2016
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Geisel Library, Seuss Room

Eugenia, a little-known gem of utopian/dystopian fiction published in Spanish in the early 20th century takes place in a eugenically engineered society of the future. Long before dystopian classics by Aldous Huxley and George Orwell emerged, Eugenia tackled some of the most important challenges of modern society, such as population growth, reproductive behavior and technologies, experimentation with gender roles, and changes in family dynamics. Nearly a century later--in February 2016--an English translation of Eugenia has been published, translated by Sara Buck Kachaluba, the UC San Diego Library's Latin American and Iberian Studies Librarian. Buck Kachaluba will discuss and sign copies of the new book. RSVP's are not required for this event.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
4:30 - 7:30 PM
Atkinson Hall Auditorium
Sponsored by William & Michelle Lerach 
& Jeffrey & Marcy Krinsk

Historian, author, and journalist Tom Segev brings an unflinching look at Israel's history and tortured attempts to come to terms with the Holocaust. Born in Jerusalem to parents who had fled Nazi Germany, Segev is a leading figure among the so-called New Historians, who has challenged many of the country's traditional narratives or "founding myths." His books include, The Seventh Million: the Israelis and the Holocaust (2000); One Palestine Complete: Jews and Arabs under the British Mandate (2000); 1967: Israel, the War, and the Year That Transformed the Middle East (2006); and Simon Wiesenthal: The Life and Legends (2010). RSVP.
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