Saturday, January 18

Book talk to focus on environmental conflicts in Native American history

More than 1.5 billion acres of land have been taken from Native Americans, according to a study by Slate Magazine. Amid the virtual normalization of this process, the idea of returning land to indigenous individuals shouldn’t be left off the table, said author and educator Dina Gilio-Whitaker. Read more...

Photo: Dina Gilio-Whitaker is the author of “As Long As Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock.” She will be on campus for a book talk Tuesday. (Courtesy of Banana Bugz Photography)


Event discusses Jewish costume designers stitching together fabric of iconic films

Fashion designers leave their labels on their creations. But costume designers don’t have the same privilege, said Deborah Nadoolman Landis. Landis, the founding director and chair of UCLA’s David C. Read more...

Photo: Costume designer Michael Kaplan worked on films such as “Fight Club” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” He will be one of the featured designers at “Jewish Thread: The Hidden History of Costume Design in Hollywood,” which intends to highlight the work such designers have contributed to the field. (Courtesy of Michael Kaplan)


Q&A: Graduate student explores bounce dance’s link to traditional Louisianian parades

Mardi Gras isn’t just a one-day event – it’s a whole season, said Saroya Corbett. Corbett, a graduate student in world arts and cultures/dance, will conduct a talk at the Fowler Museum on Friday discussing her personal experience with the traditional second line parades of Louisiana. Read more...

Photo: Graduate student Saroya Corbett will conduct a talk at Fowler Museum on Friday about traditional second line parades in Louisiana. She plans to discuss her research on bounce dance while incorporating the exhibit “New Orleans Second Line Parades: Photographs by Pableaux Johnson.” (Eli Countryman/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Dance Marathon performer talks living with HIV, changing stigma surrounding it

Performer Kelly Gluckman, who has been living with HIV for more than eight years, said she feels healthier than ever before. Gluckman first took the stage in Pauley Pavilion around 3:30 a.m. Read more...

Photo: Kelly Gluckman took the stage at Dance Marathon, discussing her own experience living with HIV for over eight years and performing a spoken word about the stigmas surrounding the virus. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)


Archive opens doors to restoring films made by The Doors members

Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek are best known as the founding band members of The Doors. But many do not know that their friendship dates back to their time as UCLA film students. Read more...

Photo: Jim Morrison, one of the founding members of The Doors, met his bandmate Ray Manzarek while the two were UCLA film students. The UCLA Film & Television Archive is working to preserve their student films with The Jim Morrison & Ray Manzarek Preservation Project. (Courtesy of Frank Lisciandro)


Edit-a-thon aims to give recognition to more women, arts on Wikipedia

About 85 percent of Wikipedia’s editors are men, and only around 17 percent of the over 1.5 million biographies on the English Wikipedia are about women. Read more...

Photo: On Sunday, the Hammer Museum held a Wikipedia edit-a-thon in collaboration with the Art+Feminism campaign. The event aimed to educate more women on how to create and edit Wikipedia content, and how to cover topics that are often overlooked. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)


Mardi Gras event brings culture, traditions of New Orleans to UCLA

UCLA’s Fowler Museum incorporated beaded jewelry, masquerade masks and a second line parade in their Mardi Gras festivities. On Sunday, attendees of “Celebrating Mardi Gras,” observed a concert by the New Orleans Traditional Jazz Band. Read more...

Photo: Reggie Waddell played in the New Orleans Traditional Jazz Band at the “Celebrating Mardi Gras” event at UCLA’s Fowler Museum. The eight band members perform traditional New Orleans songs and blues music at parades, funerals and other special occasions. (Rachel Hefner/Daily Bruin)