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Librarian/Curator for Slavic, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies

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Alena Aissing
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About Karel Čapek

Marjan Manček, "Robot," Knjižnica Mirana Jarca Novo mesto,

Karel Čapek was an iconic Czech novelist, short-story writer, playwright, and essayist who invented the word “robot” for his play R.U.R.: Rossum’s Universal Robots in 1920. Čapek was born on Jan. 9, 1890 in Bohemia, Austria-Hungary, now the Czech Republic, and is known for his philosophical stories and plays which addressed themes of technology, authoritarian governments, and the struggle for human freedom. His most famous works include, R.U.R and Válka s mloky or The War with the Newts.

Encyclopedia Britannica. “Karel Čapek | Czech Writer.” Accessed November 13, 2020.

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of R.U.R

Connecting from Off-Campus: VPN and Proxy Tutorials

The Library's online subscription resources can always be accessed from computers and wireless networks on campus. However, off-campus access is restricted to current UCLA, students, faculty, and staff who have set up their computer using one of the methods below. Click on the other tabs to see how four Bruins got their computers set up and ready to go for remote access!

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VPN on Windows with Michael

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Proxy on Mac with Kate

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