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

In this first issue of Domain in 2017, I'm very pleased to bring you the news about two recent gifts to the Geisel Library Revitalization Initiative (GLRI) from Library supporters Jeanne Jones and Margaret Seeley, a UC San Diego alumna. The article in this issue describes their wonderful support and will bring you up to speed on this significant project. We are hopeful that additional generous donors will step forward to help us fulfill Chancellor Khosla's $1 million matching grant and double the impact of their giving.

I'm also thrilled to announce that we have secured a fantastic speaker ---    Ann Patchett ---   for this year's Dinner in the Library event, which takes place on Friday, September 8, 2017, in Geisel Library. You can read a bit more about this celebrated author, literary champion, and bookstore owner in the article below.

We have been striving to bring more librarian voices to these pages, so you can hear firsthand the various ways the Library support students and faculty. Most people don't think of librarians when they think of instruction, but, as you will see in the article about the Oncofertility Science Academy, librarians like Karen Heskett play a critical role in teaching students.

As we were finalizing this issue of Domain, Chancellor Khosla shared with the campus community my intention to retire on June 29. For 18 years now, the UC San Diego Library has been the object of both my attention and my affection. In the next issue of Domain, I look forward to sharing with you some of the important milestones we have achieved and my hopes for the Library in the future.

Thank you for your continued interest and support of the Library.

Brian E. C. Schottlaender
The Audrey Geisel Librarian
Jeanne Jones, Inaugural Honorary Committee Chair, 2016 Dinner in the Library
The Geisel Library Revitalization Initiative (GLRI), aimed at renovating and updating the interior spaces of the university's most iconic building, recently received a generous boost from Library supporters Jeanne Jones and Margaret "Maggie" Seeley.

Launched in 2015 with a lead gift from Audrey Geisel, the GLRI will transform and revitalize significant areas of Geisel Library's most used floors ---   the 1st and 2nd and 8th floors. Plans are underway to transform these areas into modern, technology-rich spaces that support and advance research, teaching, and learning activities, and philanthropic funding is needed to help make them a reality. Because of the significance of the initiative to the campus, Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla has provided a generous $1 million matching challenge grant to encourage participation. Continue reading...
Author Ann Patchett
Ann Patchett, the author of seven highly acclaimed novels as well as three books of nonfiction and numerous short stories and essays, will be the featured speaker at this year's  Dinner in the Library event, to be held on Friday, September 8, in Geisel Library.

A champion of literary culture as well as an award-winning author, Patchett is also a voracious reader who owns Parnassus Books, a bookstore in Nashville, Tennessee, where she lives with her husband, Karl VanDevender. She opened Parnassus Books in 2011 with her business partner Karen Hayes, declaring, after the last of Nashville's bookstores closed, "I have no interest in living in a city without a bookstore." Since then, she has become a strong advocate for independent booksellers, championing books and bookstores on NPR, The Colbert Report, Oprah's Super Soul Sunday, The Martha Stewart Show, and The CBS Early Show, among others. Along with James Patterson, she was the honorary chair of World Book Night. In 2012, she was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, for her efforts on behalf of the literary community .   Continue reading...
Graduates of the 2015 Reproductive and Oncofertility Science Academy at the 2016 Oncofertility Consortium Conference
For the last decade, UC San Diego Health's Department of Reproductive Medicine has sponsored an innovative program that offers young, high-school age women with the opportunity to become immersed in an exciting new field of medicine --- oncofertility ---   which addresses the fertility needs and quality of life issues of young cancer patients.

Each year, approximately 12-14 young women from San Diego communities are selected to participate in the Oncofertility Science Academy's summer program, which includes Saturday classes taught by UC San Diego faculty, on topics ranging from cancer biology and in vitro fertilization to chemotherapies and reproductive ethics. The Library's biomedical and public health librarian, Karen Heskett, also plays an important role in the program's success, providing instruction to the students on best practices in researching public health and medical research. Continue reading...
Buddhist Art-Mogao Caves
(Photo credit: Francesca Pique)
Last fall, University Librarian Brian Schottlaender co-chaired an international meeting of librarians and other preservation specialists to advise the Dunhuang Research Academy on preserving thousands of still and moving images of Buddhist art in the Mogao Caves, in Dunhuang in the Gansu province in northwest China.

The Mogao Caves, which are located at a strategic point along the Silk Route, were designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987. The caves comprise 492 temples, featuring some of the finest examples of Buddhist art, spanning some 1,000 years. Schottlaender and colleagues from the British Library, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Hermitage Museum, Harvard, UC Berkeley, University of Cincinnati, National Taiwan University, and other prominent institutions, were invited by the Dunhuang Research Academy to the two-day meeting, to begin consulting on a monumental project called Digital Dunhuang.  Continue reading...
A new CAVEkiosk virtual-reality system that allows researchers to visualize and analyze at-risk archaeological sites in the Middle East opened in early November in Geisel Library, and is one of four kiosks planned for University of California campuses at San Diego, Berkeley, Los Angeles, and Merced. The UC collaboration has been led by UC San Diego archaeologist Tom Levy, a professor in the Department of Anthropology and director of the Qualcomm Institute's Center for Cyber-Archaeology and Sustainability (CCAS ).

The At-Risk Cultural Heritage and Digital Humanities project, funded by a UC President's Research Catalyst Award, leverages a 10-100 Gigabits-per-second network ---   the National Science Foundation-funded Pacific Research Platform (PRP) ---   to harness and preserve "big data" to ensure that endangered cultural heritage resources are preserved and  safeguarded . Continue reading...
Thursday, February 23
5:00 - 6:30 PM 
Geisel Library, Seuss Room

UC San Diego students Jinnie Chang and Naeemah Munir discuss their first-hand experiences on how bias can affect health outcomes and how bias among healthcare professionals can perpetuate health disparities among marginalized groups More information...
Zimbalist with her mother Hanna Gendler Rom Young
Zimbalist with her mother
Wednesday, March 8
5:00 - 7:00 PM 
Geisel Library, Seuss Room

In her memoir, My Mother's Last Wish, Hanna Gendler Rom Young tells the story of her childhood in the Jewish sector of Kovno, her years in the ghetto, and her incarceration in KZ Stutthof, where she watched her mother die from starvation. For many years, she was unable to confront the enormous losses she had endured, but with the help of her daughter Pam Zimbalist, Gendler was finally able to honor her mother's dying wish and complete her memoir. Zimbalist shares her mother's history as well as her own role in bearing witness, and explores the impact of trauma on subsequent generations and how the child of a Holocaust survivor comes to terms with an excruciatingly painful past More information...
Gender Equity & Health: A Discussion with Dr. Anita Raj
Thursday, March 9
5:00 - 6:00 PM 
Geisel Library, Seuss Room

Gender inequities and gender based violence pose a major threat to the health and full social and economic development of women and girls across the globe. Join Dr. Anita Raj to discuss the issues being tackled by the UC San Diego Center on Gender Equity and Health More information...
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