Isla Vista—Building a Community, 1970-2016
UCSB Library (Special Research Collections, 3rd Floor, Mountain Side)
Opens Fall 2016
This exhibition will explore 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 District to provide residents with more local control.
- Opening reception. Thursday, October 27, from 5 to 7 pm
- Professor Alice O'Connor (UCSB History) will speak about the history of and issues surrounding the November 8 vote to approve a Community Services District. Thursday, November 3, from 5 to 7 pm. Part of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center's Community Matters Series.
- "Isla Vista: Voices from the Community." Panel of Isla Vista residents moderated by George Thurlow, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Alumni Affairs and Chancellor's Special Assistant, Isla Vista. Thursday, December 1, from 5 to 7 pm. Part of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center's Community Matters Series.
All events will be at the UCSB Library (Special Research Collections, 3rd Floor, Mountain Side)
The Other Malecon
UCSB Library (Ocean Gallery, 1st Floor)
Opens October 2016
A photo essay by John Paul Gallagher Gonzales about the people who live around El Malecon, the boardwalk area in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.
Symmetry and Aesthetics in Contemporary Physics, 2016
UCSB Library (Art & Architecture Collection, 1st Floor, Mountain Side)
Opens Fall 2016
For the second year, the Library will showcase the final projects from an experimental seminar that explores the connections between contemporary physics, math, and the arts. The course, Symmetry and Aesthetics in Contemporary Physics, is taught by Dr. Jatila van der Veen.
There will be a public reception with refreshments at which students will present their final projects on Friday, June 3 at 4:00 pm in the Library's new Instruction and Training Room 1312.
Helmets from the Great War (1914-1918): Battle, Technology, and Culture
UCSB Library (Mountain Gallery, 1st Floor)
Opens November 2016
The widespread introduction of steel protective helmets was among the major military and cultural changes wrought by the Great War (1914-1918). This exhibition will showcase original helmets and include photographs and other artifacts from World War I.
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