Award-winning filmmakers, Susanna Styron and Jacki Ochs, have produced Out of My Head, a feature documentary that dissects the history and mystery of migraine. It is the first comprehensive feature documentary about this neurological disease and its remarkable place in the human condition. The film illuminates many aspects of migraine, including medical research, personal stories, artistic expression, and spiritual experiences. By looking at the fascinating details, and the big questions too – the source and management of illness, the economic cost of human disability, the nature of pain and suffering – Out of My Head shines a light on the frontiers of neuroscience and the exploration of the brain. Director Susanna Styron’s work has been viewed internationally in numerous prestigious film festivals; via broadcast on HBO, PBS, A&E, Lifetime and Netflix among others; and in theaters worldwide.
The Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA
Andrew Charles, M.D. will join Susanna Styron in discussion after the screening. Dr. Charles is a Professor of Neurology and Director, UCLA Goldberg Migraine ProgramMeyer and Renee Luskin Chair in Migraine and Headache Studies, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
The UCLA Volunteer Center values providing service opportunities to all members of the community. Please check out their new Retiree Opportunities List, a curated collection of service opportunities geared specifically towards retirees. These opportunities are fun and exciting ways in which retirees can continue their involvement within local communities while using their lifetime experience, bringing wisdom and expertise to every project they participate in.
Highlights of the new season include presentations from theater legends Peter Brook and Robert Wilson and the Los Angeles debut of renowned composer Philip Glass’ epic “Music in Twelve Parts” and his highly personal “The Etudes.” Glass, Wilson and choreographer Lucinda Childs will also participate in a spoken word event in honor of their 1976 opera, “Einstein on the Beach,” as part of a collaboration with the LA Opera, which will present the groundbreaking work this fall.
In addtition, the season features Los Angeles premieres of new work from dance innovators Lucy Guerin, Wayne McGregor and Susan Marshall; the launch of the Tune-In Festival L.A., highlighting a selection of collaborative contemporary music ensembles, including Imani Winds, ETHEL, yMusic and eighth blackbird; celebrations of longtime music masters, from the Kronos Quartet to Keith Jarrett to Ricky Skaggs; buzz-worthy up-and-coming artists such as New York theater-maker Young Jean Lee and genre-bending musicians Chelsea Wolfe and Anna Calvi; a provocative new treatise on popular culture from the premier monologist in American theater, Mike Daisey; and much more.
For a full chronological 2013–14 season calendar featuring all events and performers, visit cap.ucla.edu/calendar.
UCLA Chancellor Gene Block and Zocalo Public Square invite you to a half-day forum at UCLA featuring the Honorable Tulsi Gabbard, Representative from Hawaii this Saturday, April 27, 2013
Over 2 million veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are returning home from combat, and while we often read and talk about how the experience of war has changed them both physically and mentally, we don’t discuss how they’re changing the rest of us. Could they reinvigorate our economy—if we started hiring them? Has our healthcare system innovated to heal their devastating injuries? And, what happens when a husband, wife, mother, or father rejoins the family unit? Zócalo and UCLA present a half-day conference to explore how veterans have affected American life today—and what lies ahead for all of us as we transform into a nation at peace in the world.
1:00 p.m. forum
5:15 p.m. reception
De Neve Auditorium, De Neve Plaza, UCLA
For more information and to register, go here.
The U.S. is at the beginning of an unprecedented demographic shift that will see the population over 65 years of age double from current levels by 2020. At the same time, minorities are on the rise—by 2030, we will be a majority-minority nation.
These trends create both challenges and opportunities for individuals as well as for national aging policy. What steps should we take to help people achieve health and financial security in retirement? How can we align our individual and collective priorities to help people adapt to a vastly changing world? What are the implications for communities?
A. Barry Rand, CEO of AARP, the nation’s largest organization representing the needs and interests of people 50-plus, offers insights and ideas for policymakers and the public.
Thursday, March 21
6 p.m. cocktail reception / 7 p.m. program
UCLA Tom Bradley International Hall
417 Charles E. Young Drive West
Los Angeles, California 90095
On-site parking available for $11
This event is free and open to the public. Reservations required.
RSVP by March 15: luskinlecture-abarryrand.eventbrite.com
For information on the Luskin Lecture Series or any of the events, please call (310) 206-8034 or email email@example.com
The UCLA College of Letters and Science invites you to attend the annual Johannes Van Tilburg Lecture in Dutch Studies featuring Els Stronks, Professor of Early Modern Dutch Literature and Culture, Utrecht University
International Bestsellers of the Dutch Golden Age
Whereas Dutch painters Vermeer and Rembrandt of the Dutch Golden Age are internationally recognized, Dutch writers from the same period have remained virtually unknown outside the Netherlands. Their works might have been more widely acclaimed had they been translated into any of the major languages, just as contemporary author Stieg Larsson’s novels became a global literary phenomenon through translation from their original Swedish. Did the Dutch, who liked to think of themselves as global traders, ever really try to find a marketing strategy for exporting early modern Dutch literature to the world?
Thursday, February 21, 2013
6:00 p.m. Lecture
7:00 p.m. Reception
Conference Room 314
RSVP by Thursday, February 14, 2013 to
firstname.lastname@example.org or (310) 825-4038
Self-pay parking available for $11 in Parking Structure 5
The UCLA Psychology Department is seeking healthy older adults, ages 65-80, to be part of a non-invasive fMRI study on neural mechanisms of memory.The study will typically last for about 4 hours, with up to 2 hours in the MRI scanner. Qualified participants will receive reimbursement for time, parking and travel. You can also get a picture of your brain if you would like.
Qualifications: Right-handed, native English speaker with no current neurological or psychiatric disorders, no history of brain damage, and no non-removable, magnetresponsive metal in or on your body.
If you are interested in participating, please contact Michael Cohen, lead researcher, at email@example.com, or Saskia Giebl, studycoordinator, at (818) 357-9786 or firstname.lastname@example.org
UCLA IRB#: 11-002443
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Free event: Annual behind the scenes tour of archaeology at UCLA. Visit the laboratories and archives where analysis and interpretations of archaeological sites in many parts of the world takes place, and talk with their archaeologists and graduate students.
May 12, 2012, 1:00 – 4:00 pm, Fowler Building, A- Level
Click here for more information.
UCLA Institute of Society and Genetics 10th Annual Symposium presents The Art of Aging on May 11 + 12, 2012
How do we age?
Why do we age?
Can we extend life greatly, or indefinitely?
The two-day symposium pursues our questions with a Friday evening (May 11) panel bringing leading scientists, artists, and historians together in discussion, and a Saturday (May 12) festival where attendees can explore over a dozen interactive artworks, presentations, and exhibits.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. SEATING LIMITED. INFO & REGISTER HERE