Special Collections
UCLA Library Special Collections

Lecture Series

The Bonnie Cashin Lecture Series

Fashion designer Bonnie Cashin was a pioneer of American sportswear and one of the most innovative American designers of her time. Her legacy to the UCLA Library includes her archive, the Bonnie Cashin Collection of Fashion, Theater, and Film Costume Design, and the endowed Bonnie Cashin Lecture Series, bringing gifted individuals from varied creative pursuits to UCLA Library Special Collections to celebrate the creative process and to preserve the legacy of Cashin’s remarkable life and work.

History of Medicine and Medical Humanities Research Forum

The UCLA History of Medicine and Medical Humanities Research Forum provides opportunities for faculty, students, staff, and visiting researchers to present recent work or unfinished work-in-progress in an informal, presentation-and-discussion format. Programs are held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. one Friday each month during the academic year in the Rare Book Room on the fourth floor of the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library. Box lunches are provided to all attendees who reserve a seat by noon on the previous Monday; attendees bring their own beverages. Seating is limited and is not guaranteed without a reservation. Reservations can be made by contacting History and Special Collections for the Sciences by phone at 310.825.6940 or by email.

Programs in Medical Classics

UCLA Programs in Medical Classics is a series of presentations designed to enhance an appreciation of the links among famous medical writings, clinical practice, basic research, and humanistic scholarship. These meetings bring together a convivial group of individuals of scholarly tastes--both from the community and from UCLA faculty, students, and staff--for a lecture and an opportunity to discuss and examine texts and topics that embody the history of medicine, as well as the relations of medicine to broader cultural settings.