Today's Events & Exhibitions

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Isla Vista: Building a Community
  • Mon, 10/10/2016 - 8:00am to Fri, 03/24/2017 - 5:00pm
Location: Special Research Collections
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This exhibition explores the political, cultural, and social struggles of Isla Vista to become an independent, cohesive community, from 1970 to the present day. Since the protests of the 1970s, grassroots activism has improved conditions in the area, but Isla Vista, populated mainly by UCSB students, still faces difficulties as an unincorporated college town. Cityhood remains elusive, and this November voters will decide on whether or not to create a Community Services...

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The Other Malecon
  • Mon, 10/17/2016 - 8:00am to Fri, 01/27/2017 - 5:00pm
Location: Ocean Gallery
Exhibition

Photos by John Paul Gallagher, a photojournalist committed to documenting the human condition of underprivileged peoples in the world. 

El Malecon is a boardwalk area in the capital of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, known for its luxurious gated penthouses, tourist hotels and casinos, fancy restaurants, and large business centers. This photo essay is not about that Malecon.

This photo essay is about another...

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Soldiers of the 9th Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) wait to go “over the top” on a trench raid near Arras, France. 24 March 1917.
  • Tue, 11/08/2016 - 8:00am to Fri, 06/30/2017 - 5:00pm
Location: Mountain Gallery
Exhibition

View the online exhibition.

The widespread use of steel protective helmets was among the major military and cultural changes wrought by the First World War (1914-1918).  This exhibition showcases original helmets and includes photographs and other artifacts from the conflict.

Curated by Professor John W.I. Lee of the UCSB...

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Black Classicists
  • Wed, 01/18/2017 - 8:00am to Fri, 04/28/2017 - 5:00pm
Location: Mountain Gallery
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14 Black Classicists focuses on the lives of fourteen African-American men and women who made groundbreaking achievements in education and the field of Classics at the end of the Civil War. Each taught Greek or Latin at the college or university level and their academic accomplishments paved the way for future generations of African-Americans entering universities. The UC Santa Barbara Library’s presentation of 14 Black Classicists includes a selection of portraits of these...

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Jan
25
It's Complicated
  • Wed, 01/25/2017 - 4:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory
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Using and re-using data created by others has become an essential part of contemporary scholarly work.   From climate data published by government agencies to Tweets collected using Open Source software, scholars from a wide variety of disciplines base their work on datasets that have opaque origins and uncertain futures.  Conducting research that is transparent, accessible, and reproducible is in this environment is challenging.  Join two of UCSB’s leading data scholars in...

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Jan
26
UCSB Reads 2017 Badge
  • Thu, 01/26/2017 - 6:00pm
Location: Other, on-campus
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MultiCultural Center Lounge

Stephanie Camba is a writer, poet, singer, MC, visual art-maker, fighter, healer, and eternal learner. With transnational origins, they were born in the Philippines and raised in the Marshall Islands. Camba has struggled with finding a sense of belonging in spaces or with people because of the complexity of experiences and traumas of being an immigrant wom@n from a lower income family prone to various forms of abuse, violence...

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Jan
31
UCSB Reads 2017 Badge
  • Tue, 01/31/2017 - 4:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312
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For ten years, UCSB Reads---a program of the UCSB Library--has been bringing the UCSB and Santa Barbara communities together to discuss important issues of our time while reading a common book. For the first time ths year, the selection committee, comprised of UCSB students, faculty, staff, and community partners, has chosen a work of fiction. The UCSB Reads 2017 book is Into the Beautiful North by Luis...

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Feb
1
UCSB Reads 2017 Badge
  • Wed, 02/01/2017 - 12:00pm
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Today kicks off KCSB 91.9FM's live on-air readings of the UCSB Reads 2017 book, Into the Beautiful North. Tune in weekdays at noon to hear excerpts of the book read aloud.

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Rosario, Mexico
  • Tue, 02/07/2017 - 9:00am to Fri, 06/30/2017 - 5:00pm
Location: Ocean Gallery
Exhibition

Christopher Cardinale’s illustrations of Rosario, Mexico, the town depicted in Into the Beautiful North.  The illustrations were originally created for the graphic novel Mr. Mendoza's Paintbrush by Luis Alberto Urrea.

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Islamic Art
  • Fri, 02/10/2017 - 10:00am to Wed, 03/29/2017 - 10:00am
Location: Art & Architecture Collection
Exhibition

This exhibition, open to the public, was planned in conjunction with the Survey Class: Islamic Art & Architecture offered by the History of Art and Architecture Department, and contains items from the collection of UCSB's Art, Design & Architecture Museum.  Objects and works from different historical periods in Iran display various approaches to the use of words and figural images.   Pages from the Qur’an (Revelations) highlight the written word, whereas pages from a...

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Feb
10
Lunch & Learn event
  • Fri, 02/10/2017 - 12:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312
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15-minute talks by graduate students—one from a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and one from a SHEF (Social Science, Humanities, Education, and Fine Arts) discipline. For graduate students only -- enjoy free lunch and a chance to socialize with and learn from graduate students across the campus. Co-sponsored with the Graduate Division and Graduate Student Association.

Feb
25
UCSB Reads 2017 Badge
  • Sat, 02/25/2017 - 2:00pm
Location: Other, on-campus
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UCSB Pollock Theater

This screening of the classic film "Seven Samurai" (1954), directed by Akira Kurosawa, is offered as part of UCSB Reads 2017.

In the UCSB Reads 2017 book, Into the Beautiful North, 19-year old Nayeli is inspired after watching "The Magnificent Seven" (1960) to head north to recruit seven men to protect her Mexican village from bandidos. "The...

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Mar
9
UCSB Reads 2017 Badge
  • Thu, 03/09/2017 - 4:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312
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Local attorney Marysol Bretado & members of the Latina/o community will discuss this year's UCSB Reads 2017 book selection, Into the Beautiful North, whch explores issues of immigration, return migration, and border crossings, both physical and psychological.

 

Mar
10
Lunch & Learn event
  • Fri, 03/10/2017 - 12:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312
Event

15-minute talks by graduate students—one from a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and one from a SHEF (Social Science, Humanities, Education, and Fine Arts) discipline. For graduate students only -- enjoy free lunch and a chance to socialize with and learn from graduate students across the campus. Co-sponsored with the Graduate Division and Graduate Student Association.

Mar
13
Unconference
  • Mon, 03/13/2017 - 8:30am to Tue, 03/14/2017 - 3:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312
Event, Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory
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California data librarians, data curators, and others interested in exploring and discussing data-related services for academic libraries are invited to a two-day unconference-style meeting hosted by UC Santa Barbara Library.

This event will be held in UCSB Library’s Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory, which houses a newly-launched program to support campus data discovery, research, analysis, and...

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Mar
17
Study Break
  • Fri, 03/17/2017 -
    11:30am to 1:30pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312
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The Library will host a free Study Break for UCSB students with chair massages, puzzles, coloring books, a stretching station, tea and healthy snacks. Co-sponsored with Health & Wellness.

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African textile
  • Wed, 03/29/2017 - 10:00am to Fri, 06/09/2017 - 10:00am
Location: Art & Architecture Collection
Exhibition

The works featured in this exhibition are part of an ongoing collaboration this Spring with UC Santa Barbara’s Library, Art, Design & Architecture Museum, and the 6E Survey offered through the Department of the History of Art and Architecture. Students enrolled in this course are working to revise the museum labels you see on display by providing historical context about the different ways in which these objects have been used over time by varying communities—from their...

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Apr
13
UCSB Reads 2017 Badge
  • Thu, 04/13/2017 - 4:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312
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Relying on dozens of personal letters exchanged among Mexican male migrants across the U.S.-Mexico borderlands in the 1960s, this talk by Miroslava Chávez-García (UCSB Department of History) probes migrants’ longing for economic opportunity, masculine affirmation, and emotional fulfillment. As the migrants' correspondence illustrates, they relied on each other and the broader social networks to achieve lawful migration, employment, housing and transportation, and familiar...

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Apr
19
John Lee Photo
  • Wed, 04/19/2017 - 4:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312
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Let us go upon the Acropolis: John Wesley Gilbert in Greece, September 1890-April 1891. This talk by John W.I. Lee (History) is in conjunction with "14 Black Classicists" on exhibit at both the AD&A Museum and the UCSB Library.

Co-sponsored with the UCSB Art, Design & Architecture Museum; the Argyropoulos Endowment in Hellenic Studies; the Department of Black Studies;  the Hellenic Studies Committee; and the...

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Apr
24
Luis Urrea
  • Mon, 04/24/2017 - 8:00pm
Location: Other, on-campus
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UCSB, Campbell Hall

Free reading, lecture, and book-signing by Luis Urrea, author of Into the Beautiful North, the UCSB Reads 2017 book selection. No tickets needed; seats are on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 7:20pm. Line may form earlier.

 

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Art of Science
  • Fri, 07/28/2017 - 1:00pm to Thu, 01/25/2018 - 1:30pm
Location: Ocean Gallery
Exhibition

This exhibition will feature the winners of the annual Art of Science competition organized by UCSB’s Schuller Lab and Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships at the California NanoSystems Institute. The UCSB Library is proud to showcase these eye-opening and defining intersections of art and science.