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
Exhibition

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...

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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...

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Black Classicists
  • Wed, 01/18/2017 - 8:00am to Fri, 04/28/2017 - 5:00pm
Location: Mountain Gallery
Exhibition

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...

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Rosario, Mexico
  • Wed, 02/01/2017 - 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 ...

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In Africa and the Americas
  • Thu, 02/02/2017 - 9:00am to Fri, 06/30/2017 - 5:00pm
Location: Ethnic & Gender Studies Collection
Exhibition

This exhibition represents the legacy of the movements of a people from their origins in Africa, their struggles for social justice in that continent, and their dispersal to North and South America, as represented in the graphic art collections in the California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives...

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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...

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Image of peony artist book
  • Thu, 04/06/2017 - 8:00am to Fri, 08/11/2017 - 5:00pm
Location: Special Research Collections
Exhibition

This exhibition exposes the intimate power of women’s voices through book arts. As scholar and printer Johanna Drucker reminds us: “Women create authority in the world by structuring a relation between enclosure and exposure. The women who make books out of the materials of their lives and...

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Apr
6
A Powerful Voice poster image
  • Thu, 04/06/2017 - 5:00pm
Location: Special Research Collections
Event

Opening reception for the new exhibition "A Powerful Voice: Nurturing Creativity--Female Book Artists at the College of Creative Studies."  This event is free and open to the public...

Apr
8
Ole at Henley Gate
  • Sat, 04/08/2017 -
    9:00am to 3:00pm
Location: Paseo
Event

Behind every great university is a great library. Prospective students are invited to stop by the UCSB Library to learn about some of our students' favorite spaces and services. Explore our Student Learning Commons, roam through the stacks and study spaces, visit the Summit Cafe, then take in...

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Apr
12
Graduate Appreciation Week
  • Wed, 04/12/2017 -
    4:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312
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Graduate Students are invited to this annual reception in the Library as part of Graduate Student Appreciation Week.

Apr
13
UCSB Reads 2017 Badge
  • Thu, 04/13/2017 - 4:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312
Event

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...

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Apr
14
Alicia Escalante
  • Fri, 04/14/2017 - 1:00pm
Location: Pacific View Room
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Please join us in recognizing the life-long activism of Alicia Escalante, the founder of the East Los Angeles Welfare Rights Organization (ELAWRO), who recently donated her papers to the California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives at the UCSB Library. Escalante organized the ELAWRO in 1967...

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Apr
19
John Wesley Gilbert
  • Wed, 04/19/2017 - 4:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312
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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...

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

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-...

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May
1
Photo of Janneke Adema
  • Mon, 05/01/2017 - 4:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312
Event

The growing membership of for-profit academic networks such as Academia.edu and ResearchGate has gone hand-in-hand with an increasing use of metrics in scholarly communication and the development of audit cultures in academia. As scholars we are increasingly required to use these websites to...

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May
2
Hanrie Han
  • Tue, 05/02/2017 - 4:00pm
Location: Pacific View Room
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Hahrie Han (UCSB Political Science) specializes in the study of collective action, social change, and democratic revitalization, particularly as it pertains to social justice and environmental issues. Her talk will examine the recent outpouring of protest activity since the election of Donald...

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May
12
Lunch & Learn event
  • Fri, 02/10/2017 -
    12:00pm to 1:30pm
  • Fri, 03/10/2017 -
    12:00pm to 1:30pm
  • Fri, 05/12/2017 -
    12:00pm to 1:30pm
  • Fri, 06/02/2017 -
    12:00pm to 1:30pm
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...

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Jun
2
Lunch & Learn event
  • Fri, 02/10/2017 -
    12:00pm to 1:30pm
  • Fri, 03/10/2017 -
    12:00pm to 1:30pm
  • Fri, 05/12/2017 -
    12:00pm to 1:30pm
  • Fri, 06/02/2017 -
    12:00pm to 1:30pm
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...

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Jun
9
Study Break
  • Fri, 06/09/2017 -
    11:30am to 1:30pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312
Event

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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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...

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