Today's Events & Exhibitions

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  • Tue, 08/27/2019 - 8:00am to Fri, 06/26/2020 - 5:00pm
Location: Art & Architecture Collection
Exhibition
As UCSB grew from a small liberal arts college into a large Research One University, the plans for the campus buildings grew accordingly. This exhibition showcases some of the long-range plans for the campus which are housed in the Architecture and Design Collection at UCSB’s Art, Design...
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  • Thu, 10/24/2019 - 8:00am to Fri, 06/12/2020 - 5:00pm
Location: Special Research Collections
Exhibition

There will be an opening reception for the exhibition from 5 -7PM on Thursday, October 24.  This event is free and open to the public.

There will be an open house for the...

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Eunice Foote exhibition image
  • Tue, 11/05/2019 - 8:00am to Sat, 06/27/2020 - 5:00pm
Location: Ocean Gallery
Exhibition

View the online exhibition here.

Eunice Foote was an early American feminist, inventor, and ground-breaking scientist. 
 
Foote’s 1856 discovery serves as a cornerstone of understanding the...

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  • Fri, 02/14/2020 - 8:00am to Tue, 06/30/2020 - 5:00pm
Location: Learning Commons
Exhibition

This exhibition in UCSB Library includes student created work whose themes of climate change and sea level rise connect to the UCSB Reads 2020 book Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore by Elizabeth Rush.

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Creative Edge of Collecting
  • Fri, 02/28/2020 - 8:00am to Fri, 06/05/2020 - 5:00pm
Location: Mountain Gallery
Exhibition
In 2008, UCSB Theater professor William Davies King confronted his lifelong practice of collecting things of little or no value, in his book Collections of Nothing (U. of Chicago Press). Since then, he has transformed the idle collecting of ephemera into something enduring and creative—a story...
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GOING
  • Fri, 02/28/2020 - 12:00pm to Tue, 06/16/2020 - 12:00pm
Location: Art & Architecture Collection
Exhibition

In conjunction with UCSB Reads 2020, zines created by students at UCSB Library’s recent DIY Zine Workshop will be on display through Spring 2020.

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Apr
7
  • Tue, 04/07/2020 - 4:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312
Event
CANCELLED - This event may be rescheduled in June. 
 
Climate change is increasing the frequency and severity of extreme weather events, says the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction. In fact, they report that climate-related disasters (ie....
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Apr
8
  • Wed, 04/08/2020 - 4:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312
Event

In response to the Chancellor’s recent email about mitigation efforts for covid-19 transmission, we will be canceling the Speed Friending Event. Thank you for understanding.

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Apr
14
Ethan Chang
  • Tue, 04/14/2020 - 4:00pm
Location: Pacific View Room
Event
Although this event is CANCELLED, Ethan Chang has recorded his talk which is available here on the Library's Vimeo account.

As part of its ...

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Apr
15
  • Wed, 04/15/2020 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Location: Other, on-campus
Event

In response to the Chancellor’s recent email about mitigation efforts for covid-19 transmission, we will be canceling this event. Thank you for understanding.

On Wednesday, April 15th from 4:30-8 pm, UC Santa Barbara will host the 3rd Annual UCSB Arts Walk at various...

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Apr
27
  • Mon, 04/27/2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Other, on-campus
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In conjunction with the UCSB Reads 2020 book Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore, please join Cris Sandoval, Director of the Reserve, and Charles Lester of UCSB’s Ocean and Coastal Policy Center in the Marine...
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Apr
29
Alexandra Hui
  • Wed, 04/29/2020 - 3:30pm
Location: Special Research Collections
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CISM in the Archive presents a talk by Alexandra Hui, Associate Professor in the Department of History at Mississippi State University. 

Hui is an historian of science whose recent research focuses on auditory perception.  Stay tuned for more details about Hui's April 29 talk.

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May
3
  • Sun, 05/03/2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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Join Andrew Brooks, Director of the University of California Natural Reserve System's Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve, for a one hour and a half walking tour of the Carpinteria Salt Marsh.  Dr. Brooks will discuss the impacts of sea level rise on the flora and fauna that depend on healthy coastal...

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May
4
  • Mon, 05/04/2020 - 7:30pm
Location: UCSB Campbell Hall
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A free lecture and book-signing by Elizabeth Rush, author of the UCSB Reads 2020 selection...

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May
28
Library award for undergraduate research
  • Thu, 05/28/2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312
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Please join us for a reception and awards ceremony honoring the six recipients of the Library Award for Undergraduate Research.  Prizes of $750 for first place and $500 for second place will go to two students from each of three main...

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May
29
Storke Plaza
  • Fri, 05/29/2020 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: Special Research Collections
Event
In 1954, UC Santa Barbara (then known as Santa Barbara College of the University of California) relocated from the city proper and found a home in a former Marine Corps airbase used in World War II. So began the transformation of barracks into buildings to become what today is UCSB. 
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