Pacific Views Library Speaker Series: Professor Giovanni Vigna

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UCSB computer science professor Giovanni Vigna will discuss "The Evolution of Malware" as the next speaker in the Pacific Views: Library Speaker Series, at 4 pm Tuesday, April 28, in the Pacific View Room (8th Floor).

Next Pacific Views Speaker: Giovanni Vigna (Tues., April 28, 4pm)

Pacific Views Giovanni Vigna posterViruses, worms, and other malicious digital pests are the specialty of Giovanni Vigna, the second speaker in the Library’s Pacific Views series. Vigna, a UCSB computer science professor, will present “The Evolution of Malware (or ‘Ninja Malware Attack!’)” at 4 pm April 28 in the Library’s Pacific View Room on the 8th Floor.

On Exhibit: K-pop Material Culture and Global Fandom

K-pop exhibition posterMaterial culture is the relationship between people and things. — Arwen Mohun

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Philanthropist Sara Miller McCune Donates $5 Million to UCSB

Sara Miller McCuneVoracious reader. Publisher. Avid book collector.

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Library Extends Hours of Social Sciences Data Lab

A new, centralized lab to help students, faculty, and scholars find and analyze data is open on the Library’s 8th Floor, in Room 8539 next to the Pacific View Room. The lab is open for walk-in help from 1-5 pm Mondays through Saturdays, and by appointment.

The Social Sciences Data Lab features high-powered statistical software and computers that offer access to the Library’s growing collection of data sets and resources. It will be staffed by reference librarians who are trained to help people locate data, and by a student with specialized knowledge of the statistical software.

On Exhibit: Art of Science

"Ocean Foam"Bones, soil, lipids, polymers, supernovas — they are all represented in the second campus-wide Art of Science competition. And you don’t have to understand any of those things to appreciate their beauty.

UCSB Reads: Piper Kerman Author Talk (Wed., April 15, 8 pm)

Piper KermanUCSB colors will turn orange and black when Piper Kerman speaks in Campbell Hall on Wednesday night. The ninth annual UCSB Reads series of events will end with a talk by Kerman, author of this year's book, Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison, at 8 p.m.

Generous Donation to Library

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Local philanthropist Sara Miller McCune has made a $5 million gift to UCSB, including $2.5 million for the UCSB Library.