Thursday, September 12, 2013
10:00 am - 11:00 am - Oviatt Library, Ferman Presentation Room
Guest Speaker: Dr. Michelle Caswell, Assistant Professor of Archival Studies in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA
The Khmer Rouge ruled Cambodia for less than four years. In their brief but devastating rule, approximately 1.7 million people died from untreated disease, starvation, and execution. For many, the regime's brutality has come to be symbolized by a series of black-and-white mug shots taken at the notorious Tuol Sleng prison, where thousands of "enemies of the state" were tortured before being sent to the Killing Fields. Based on a soon-to-be published book, this talk will trace the social life of these photographs through the lens of archival studies, arguing that these images are records first and foremost and that archival institutions are playing a key role in preserving and providing context to these records.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Tuesday, September 17 - Friday, July 25 All Day - Oviatt Library, Tseng Gallery
Collective social action movements, whether spontaneous expressions of dissent or high-reaching attempts to change society, have been a part of American life since the nation's earliest days. Protest actions, in the form of boycotts, demonstrations, riots, property destruction, occupations, labor strikes, local activism, or works of art, have spanned the political spectrum, defined generations, and shaped our uniquely American identity.
We invite you to view items from the Oviatt Library's Special Collections and Archives that document dozens of distinct and significant social action movements over the course of the 20th century
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Oviatt Library, Tseng Gallery
Please join us for a reception celebrating the opening of this year's exhibition, In Protest: the Shifting Paradigms of Collective Social Action.
Robin Abcarian, columnist for the Los Angeles Times
Richard Abcarian, CSUN emeritus professor, author, and protest movement activist
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Parking $6.00.
For more information, call (818)677-2638. Persons with disabilities needing assistance and deaf and hard of hearing persons needing interpreters, please call in advance for arrangements.
Friday, October 25, 2013
DIE FLEDERMAUS by Joann Strauss II, from a German libretto by Karl Haffner and Richard Genee
The Waltz King's madcap masterpiece offers a rousing evening of mistaken identities, flirtations, and light-hearted deceit. This delightful Viennese farce is filled with effervescent melodies, lilting waltzes, and a rollicking tribute to champagne. Directed by Eli Villanueva, musical direction by John Roscigno, choreography by J'aime Morrison. Sung in English
Four performances only: Oct 25-26, Nov 2-3 NOTE CURTAIN TIMES: Fri-Sat 7:30pm, final Sun 2pm
Monday, October 28, 2013
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Oviatt Library, Ferman Presentation Room
José Pereira Coutinho, the only directly elected member of the Macau Legislative Assembly, will be speaking about China's "One Country, Two Systems" policy on Macau and Hong Kong.