On Thursday, March 6 at 4pm, Professors William B. Warner (English & Comparative Literature) and Patricia Cline Cohen (History) will speak about curating the exhibition in Special Collections, "The Emergence of the Bill of Rights." At the centerpiece of the exhibition is an extremely rare June 13, 1789 issue of The New-York Daily Gazette newspaper containing one of the earliest printings of James Madison’s proposed amendments to the new Constitution.
UCSB Reads 2014 presents Timothy Egan, author of "The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America" in two upcoming events. Both events are free and open to the public:
LECTURE & BOOK-SIGNING
Tuesday, March 4, 8pm
A new exhibition in the Library's Department of Special Collections shows how the Bill of Rights as we know it today emerged from a political struggle that spans the history of the American Republic. From early debates to recent events surrounding Edward Snowden exposing the secret information-gathering of the National Security Agency, Americans have argued about the character and scope of their most basic civil rights.
Floors 7 & 8 are now closed to the public temporarily for construction. During this time, all stacks, study space, and restrooms on these floors are inaccessible. If you require collection materials from these floors, you can request them directly from the Library Catalog or through a form on the Library’s website. Staff members will retrieve collection items every two hours on a daily basis and hold them for you at the Circulation Desk. Floor 8 is scheduled to re-open on March 20 and Floor 7 is scheduled to re-open on March 29.
The UCSB Library’s main building must close for three days from March 28-30. This closure is necessary as part of the Library’s Addition and Renovation Project in order to complete a power source transfer that will result in a building-wide power outage. Without power, the Library is not a functional or safe place.
Ray Ford, journalist and author of numerous books on Santa Barbara area trails, will speak about the "History of Fire in Santa Barbara: Perceptions and Misconceptions." Ford's talk will be preceded by a screening of "Dance of the Phoenix," a short documentary about the Tea Fire by UCSB students Romero Castillo, Mayur Prajapati, and Jackson Carter, that was produced as part of the