Below are News items in the category of Lectures & Talks

Event: Henry Thoreau in His Letters: A New Perspective (Wed, May 21, 4 pm)

Elizabeth Witherell, who directs the Thoreau Edition, will speak about her work on Thoreau’s correspondence, and Casey Caldwell and Sophie Hassett will read selections from a group of letters between Thoreau and Emerson.

Event: What Are Open Educational Resources (Thurs. May 15, 12pm)?

Tired of high textbook costs? Have lunch in the Library while learning about Open Educational Resources for teaching, research and learning, including open textbooks.

Event: Activism and the Arts: The Life Journey of Dan Guerrero (Tues. May 13, 4pm)

The Library is excited to host Dan Guerrero for a free public talk in the Library’s Mary Cheadle Room on Tuesday, May 13, at 4pm.

Tired of High Textbook Costs? RSVP for Student Forum on Open Educational Resources

The Library is looking for students to participate in a May 15 (1-2pm) student forum about open educational resources.

Event: Electronic Theses and Dissertations and the Publishing Landscape (Mon. May 5, 4pm)

Do open access ETDs diminish publishing opportunities in the social sciences and humanities? Gail McMillan will present the results of a study of publishers' attitudes toward open access ETDs.

Open Access & Graduate Student Events

The Library and Graduate Division invite the campus community to two programs on issues in scholarly communication and publishing.

Event: Grad Slam Preliminary Round (April 8, 3pm)

On Tuesday, April 8, the Library will host one of the Grad Slam Preliminary Rounds as part of the Graduate Student Showcase.

Ray Ford: History of Fire in Santa Barbara (Wed. Feb. 26, 4pm)

Journalist Ray Ford will give a talk in the Library titled "History of Fire in Santa Barbara: Perceptions and Misconceptions."

UCSB Reads Faculty Panel (Jan. 29, 4pm)

Bren School professors will introduce the SERI Fire research initiative, which is bringing together an interdisciplinary team in pursuit of new strategies for managing wildfire under conditions of climate change.

UCSB Reads Selection Announced

The UCSB Library and the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor are excited to announce the selection of a book for UCSB Reads 2014: "The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America" (Mariner Books, 2010) by Timothy Egan.