"Although best-known for its restoration of feature films, UCLA Film & Television Archive has been preserving animated films for more than three decades, with over one hundred titles to its credit. The short subjects, trailers, and promotional films presented here provide a representative sampling of that work. They have been preserved from best-surviving and sole-surviving 35mm nitrate and 16mm prints, showcasing many forms of animation spanning the entire silent film era." The UCLA Preserved Silent Animation project
, one of over 80 collections
made available through the UCLA Digital Library Program.
posted by cog_nate
on Aug 30, 2012 -
Life at Home in the Twenty-First Century: 32 Families Open Their Doors
, a new book by UCLA's Center on Everyday Lives of Families (CELF), is the conclusion of an unprecedented nine-year interdisciplinary study of the middle-class American home. A team of archaeologists, anthropologists and other social scientists studied the home life of 32 two-income, middle-class families in Los Angeles. What they found was a lifestyle struggling with consumerism, and a staggering accumulation of possessions
“The first household assemblage we analyzed, of Family 27, resulted in a tally of 2,260 visible possessions in the first three rooms coded (two bedrooms and the living room),” and that didn’t include “untold numbers of items tucked into dresser drawers, boxes and cabinets or items positioned behind other items.” [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus
on Jul 16, 2012 -
Человек с киноаппаратом
("Man with a Movie Camera") is a classic experimental documentary film that was released in 1929. Directed by pioneer Soviet filmmaker Dziga Vertov
, this classic, silent documentary film has no story and no actors, and is actually three documentaries in one. Ostensibly it documents 24 hours of life in a single city in the Soviet Union. But it is also a documentary of the filming of that documentary and a depiction of an audience watching that documentary and their responses. "We see the cameraman and the editing of the film, but what we don't see is any of the film itself." [more inside]
posted by zarq
on Feb 13, 2012 -
is offering hundreds of links to free online courses from the top universities in the United States (and Oxford).
posted by gman
on Jan 12, 2011 -
"For over half a century, the UCLA Phonetics Laboratory
has collected recordings of hundreds of languages from around the world, providing source materials for phonetic and phonological research, of value to scholars, speakers of the languages, and language learners alike. The materials on this site comprise audio recordings illustrating phonetic structures from over 200 languages with phonetic transcriptions, plus scans of original field notes where relevant." (Description from website.)
Many more recordings -- indexed by language
, and geographic location
-- are available here
posted by cog_nate
on Dec 9, 2008 -
The UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History
has an extensive, searchable
online collection. It focuse on material art and household items and has objects from all over the world. The website can be browsed either by geographic orgin: Africa
, North and Central America
, South America
, or through its two exhibits, Intersections: World Arts, Local Lives
and Fowler in Focus
. Some of my favorite objects (but really, everything is entrancing) are The Blind Scholar
(a Taiwanese handpuppet
(a Zambian mask
) and a stirrup spout bottle which looks like a puma eating a piglet
). All items have accompanying descriptions and some have short texts or audioguides with further information.
posted by Kattullus
on Jul 23, 2008 -
An Unholy Act
. This is the story of when two Jews disagree. Nothing new there. But a violent confrontation at UCLA brings to light the emerging divide among American Jews in regards to the most contentious issue of modern Jewish identity: Israel.
posted by PostIronyIsNotaMyth
on Sep 10, 2007 -
UCLA releases the results of an independent investigation
into an incident where a UCLAPD officer repeatedly tasered a passively resisting student (previously
on MetaFilter). The investigation found that the officer violated UCLA's use of force policies. Furthermore, it found that these policies are "unduly permissive" and that "the UCLAPD policy stands alone in its legitimization of the Taser as a pain compliance device against passive resisters." An internal investigation by UCLAPD previously determined that there was no violation.
posted by grouse
on Aug 6, 2007 -
Muslim UCLA student tasered for not having ID "It was beyond grotesque," said UCLA graduate David Remesnitsky of Los Angeles, who witnessed the incident. "By the end they took him over the stairs, lifted him up and Tasered him on his rear end. It seemed like it was inappropriately placed. The Tasering was so unnecessary and they just kept doing it."
Some additional coverage.
Patriot act craziness or simple police overreaction?
posted by cgs
on Nov 16, 2006 -
UCLA's Awaken A Capella
does some strange, beautiful things with the power of combined human voices. From Ave Maria
to Mr Roboto
, their oeuvre spans the spectrum. More clips, including Like a Prayer and Walk Like an Egyptian, available on their MySpace
page. Their version of Imogen Heap's "Hide and Seek," available through KCRW's daily podcast
, is sublime.
posted by gottabefunky
on Sep 14, 2006 -
login email@example.com, password fleeble) That is the percentage of students in UCLA's incoming freshman class that self-identify as black. Only 96 students in an entering class of 4,852, and the lowest percentage since 1973. Many believe Proposition 209
is to blame, but some
want to stop collecting this data altogether.
posted by fugitivefromchaingang
on Jun 8, 2006 -
Affirmative Action hurts Black Students?
Richard Sander, a professor of law at UCLA, examined empirical data on black law students' graduation rates and BAR results, and found that affirmative action reduces the number of total black lawyers. He claims that there is a mismatch-effect between the school a student matriculates in and one that he is qualified to attend. Dissenting opinion
remarks at Volokh. Hat Tip: Kevin Drum.
posted by nads
on Dec 22, 2004 -
Girls night out can save your life. A landmark UCLA study suggests that women respond to stress with a cascade of brain chemicals that cause us to make and maintain friendships with other women. It's a stunning find that has turned five decades of stress research---most of it on men---upside down. Until this study was published, scientists generally believed that when people experience stress, they trigger a hormonal cascade that revs the body to either stand and fight or flee as fast as possible...
(Old news, but I don't think it's been posted before.)
posted by badstone
on Dec 11, 2003 -
"Universities have a serious problem.
The type of liberalism so heavily favored by the intellectual elite has crossed the line. Professors throughout the educational world are supporting murderers and terrorists; they are justifying despicable actions because of the political philosophies of the actors. Murder, slaughter, and terrorism are OK, they say, as long as they are directed at law-enforcement officials or civilian Westerners. It's fine as long as the murderer is anti-capitalist, anti-establishment or anti-conservative." -- Written by a UCLA student
posted by Steven Den Beste
on Nov 23, 2001 -
Internet To Be Bigger Than TV - UCLA Report
"For the first time in the history of television, TV usage by children under 14 declined," recalled Cole. "Kids finally found something that was more interesting than TV. It was an epiphany moment for me." Download the report here
posted by owillis
on Oct 25, 2000 -
Today, I wandered down the center of campus
and noticed there was a big clothing sale. My favorite find? My new Mars Polar Lander commemorative t-shirt
. There's a voice in the back of my head telling me to buy 50 of them to auction off on eBay. Who wouldn't want a souvenir like that? I know it's kind of morbid to laugh at the $165 million loss, but I bet others would want one.
posted by mathowie
on Jan 20, 2000 -
There have been minor scuffles over the past year at UCLA
that balloon into 'riots,' which then get covered in the local news. I work at UCLA and I can tell you that the local/UC police have overreacted before. This past June, students got together to drink champagne by one of the big fountains. It's an tradition going back at least 15 years, but for some reason last year, there were about 20 police in riot gear standing near the fountain at night, and at least one officer stationed there 24hrs. a day for the entire finals week. A couple students were arrested for protesting the police presence, but everyone else there was just plain perplexed as to why they showed up in the first place. Yesterday's event at UCLA looks to be the same thing again. Local residents complaining about an old tradition, in which the police overreact. The sad thing is this is happening everywhere.
posted by mathowie
on Dec 16, 1999 -