Retiree Volunteer Opportunity List

retireeThe 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.

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Climate Talk at UCLA

oppenheim lecture 101613An Oppenheim Lecture entitled Water and Energy Efficiency for a Hotter, Drier Climate: Sustainable Local Water and Energy Resources in Cities featuring Allan Jones, Chief Development Officer, Energy and Climate Change, City of Sydney, will be presented on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM in the Lenart Auditorium, Fowler Museum at UCLA.
Click here  for more information.

Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA unveils 2013-14 season

Philip Glass

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.

How are Veterans Changing America?

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 Future of Aging in America: A Conversation with A. Barry Rand, CEO of AARP

A. Barry Rand

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 events@publicaffairs.ucla.edu

UCLA Van Tilburg Lecture in Dutch Studies

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

 Royce Hall

Conference Room 314

RSVP by Thursday, February 14, 2013 to

koleary@support.ucla.edu or (310) 825-4038

Self-pay parking available for $11 in Parking Structure 5

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Older Adults Invited to be part of UCLA Research Study

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 mcohen1@ucla.edu, or Saskia Giebl, studycoordinator, at (818) 357-9786 or sgiebl@psych.ucla.edu

UCLA IRB#: 11-002443

Mummies, arrowheads and animal bones: UCLA’s archaeology open house

Mummy of Nodjmet

Mummy of Nodjmet

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.

The Art of Aging

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?
Should we?

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
Parking $11

Thanksgiving FlyAway to LAX

Getting away for the Thanksgiving holiday?

FlyAway is offering an extended schedule and more frequent services for the peak days of Thanksgiving travel.  FlyAway is a time-saving and convenient service featuring curbside drop-off at each LAX terminal, free wi-fi and non-stop service.

View the FlyAway flyer for detailed schedule and additional information.

Traveling more locally?  Take advantage of Amtrak’s Thruway bus service and get a discount on your train ticket.