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

As I write this message, spring quarter has just begun, promising to be jam packed with news, events, and opportunities for engagement. The university has just launched the Campaign for UC San Diego, with one of its most prominent goals being the support and acceleration of student success. The Library plays a central role in the success of our students, and the article about the Library's campaign goals illustrates some of the things we are hoping to achieve in this area, with the support of friends, alumni, and other community supporters. 

In the winter, I shared the news that I plan to retire from the university at the end of June. Serving as UC San Diego's university librarian has been a very gratifying experience, and I've been grateful for your support and friendship over the years. I've made a decision to support the Library and the university's campaign with gifts to the  Geisel Library Revitalization Initiative (GLRI)  and the Archive for New Poetry in our Special Collections & Archives. I hope you will consider joining me and other donors to support our collections and the Library's efforts to advance our student's learning and success. 

While the recruitment for my successor is now underway, I am comforted by the fact that in the interim period, the Library will be in very good hands. My Associate University Librarian for Enterprise Services, Tammy Dearie, who will serve as Interim University Librarian, possesses impressive leadership and management skills, and is highly respected and admired within the Library and on campus. Please see the article below introducing Tammy, who you will be hearing from and reading more about later.

In the winter issue of Domain, we announced that the renowned author, Ann Patchett, will be our keynote speaker at this year's   Dinner in the Library  which will take place on September 8, 2017. We will be updating you on the details of the event later this spring, and will be sending you a link to our registration page. I would encourage you to Save the Date now, however, as this writer has quite a following!

With best regards,

Brian E. C. Schottlaender
The Audrey Geisel Librarian
Library Sets Bold Campaign Goals to Advance Learning, Research, & Innovation UCSDCampaign
On March 25, UC San Diego officially launched the Campaign for UC San Diego, a $2 billion comprehensive fundraising effort to transform the student experience and the campus, with worldwide impacts. The public launch of the Campaign was celebrated at a technology-rich event at the campus' RIMAC arena, where guests were awed by a dynamic multimedia experience, showcasing innovation and experimentation, and underscoring the university's unconventional history.

The Campaign for UC San Diego will help fund three key priorities: enhancing the student experience; enriching our campus community; and sparking research and innovation. With the support of UC San Diego friends, alumni, and parents, the university aims to boost investments in these areas to fuel innovative treatments and solutions to the world's most pressing problems Continue reading...
Joyce Cutler-Shaw
Joyce Cutler-Shaw pictured "In the Garden of Wild Birds and Grasses," Walk-In Book, San Diego Central Library, 2015.
Internationally acclaimed multimedia artist, Joyce Cutler-Shaw, a member of the University of California San Diego's inaugural M.F.A (Master of Fine Arts) class of 1972, has received the UC San Diego Library's Geisel Citation award for Library Philanthropy. Cutler-Shaw is the first alumna to receive the Library's annual Geisel Citation, which is presented to active and stalwart supporters, who have made significant contributions to the growth and success of the Library. The award will be presented to the artist at a private event later this spring.

"Over the years, Joyce Cutler-Shaw has been an avid supporter and an active participant in the life of the UC San Diego Library," said Brian E. C. Schottlaender, The Audrey Geisel University Librarian at UC San Diego. "Many of her amazing and distinctive works are housed in the Library's Special Collections & Archives, and they have appeared in numerous Library exhibitions and artistic collaborations. Most recently, Joyce made a generous gift to establish the Joyce Cutler-Shaw Archives Program Fund at the UC San Diego Library. We are pleased to award this citation to Joyce in honor of her legacy of support and as an inspiration to others in the pursuit of knowledge, creativity, and transformational discovery."  Continue reading...
With his retirement on the horizon, University Librarian Brian Schottlaender has pledged two generous gifts to the UC San Diego Library, one to advance the Geisel Library Revitalization Initiative (GLRI) and another to support the Archive for New Poetry in the Library's Special Collections & Archives.

Between now and the end of the academic year, Schottlaender, who recently announced his plans to retire in June 2017, said he will focus his energies on raising funds for the Geisel Library Revitalization Initiative, a top priority for the Library and the campus. In addition, he has made a planned gift for the GLRI Maintenance Endowment . Continue reading...
Tammy Nickelson Dearie, who currently serves as the UC San Diego Library's Associate University Librarian for Enterprise Services, will become the Interim University Librarian when Brian Schottlaender retires at the end of June. 

Although the recruitment effort for Brian Schottlaender's successor has begun, recruitments like this can often take up to a year, so in that time, Tammy will become much more visible at Library events and more familiar to Library friends and supporters. This transition will go smoothly, as Tammy's breadth of experience in the Library world, and at UC San Diego in particular, is impressive, as are her accomplishments and leadership skills Continue reading...
Kara Walker's "Freedom: A Fable" pop-up book
UC San Diego alumna Geraldine "Gerry" McAllister, a strong advocate for the arts on campus during her 25-year stint as director of the university's Mandeville Art Gallery, has donated her collection of artists' books to the Library's Special Collections & Archives. McAllister, who received her B.A. degree and subsequently her M.F.A from the university in 1974, also served as president of the UCSD Alumni Association, and was its first dues-paying Life Member.

After receiving her M.F.A., McAllister worked as director and curator of the university's Mandeville Art Gallery for the next two decades, where she exhibited the works of many prominent contemporary artists. In spite of her modest budget, McAllister-who was known on campus and in the art world as a bold mover and shaker-succeeded in bringing in numerous well-established artists, including a traveling exhibit of paintings by Frida Kahlo . Continue reading...
Artist of the Pines Exhibition: Tsuyoshi "Mat" Matsumoto
April 10 - May 26, 2017
Geisel Library, Main (2nd) Floor

Reception: Tuesday, April 18 ยท 5 - 7 PM
Geisel Library, Seuss Room

Countless artists have been inspired over the last century by the distinctive beauty of the magnificent Torrey pines - the world's rarest pine tree - at the 1,500 acre Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, San Diego's most treasured coastal park. Of the many plein air artists to capture images of the trees and the park, Tsuyoshi Matsumoto - known as Mat - stands out, not just for the particular beauty of his sketches, but also for the devotion and attention he gave to his subject matter. In a collaboration between the UC San Diego Library and the artist's daughter, La Jolla resident Helen Kagan, a selection of Mat's drawings and sketch books is now on display in Geisel Library's West Wing More information...
Wednesday, April 26
5:00 - 6:30 PM 
Geisel Library, Seuss Room

Nearly everyone swears - whether it's over a few too many drinks, in reaction to a stubbed toe, or in flagrante delicto. And yet, we sit idly by as words are banned from television and censored in books. We insist that people excise profanity from their vocabularies and we punish children for yelling the very same dirty words that we'll mutter in relief seconds after they fall asleep. Swearing, it seems, is an intimate part of us that we have decided to selectively deny. UC San Diego Cognitive Science Professor Benjamin Bergen will discuss his new book, What the F: What Swearing Reveals About Our Language, Our Brains, and Ourselvesand why swearing has the unique ability to reveal things about brain function, human evolution, and social cognition More information...
The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a  Safe  Haven for Hitler's Men

Wednesday, June 7
4:30 - 7:00 PM 
UC San Diego Price Center, East Ballroom

Presented by the Holocaust Living History Workshop
sponsorship by  William & Michelle Lerach

In his highly-acclaimed book, The Nazis Next Door, award-winning author Eric Lichtblau tells the shocking and shameful story of how America became a safe haven for Hitler's men. Lichtblau will discuss how it was possible for thousands of Nazis - from concentration camp guards to high-level officers in the Third Reich - to move to the U.S. after WWII, and quietly settle into new lives as Americans. Some of them gained entry as self-styled refugees, while others enjoyed the help and protection of the CIA, the FBI, and the military, who put them to work as spies, intelligence assets, and leading scientists and engineers. Lichtblau's book draws from once-secret government records and interviews, telling the full story of the Nazi scientists brought to America, and the German spies and con men who followed them and lived for decades as Americans RSVP details coming soon.
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