Elizabeth Rush and David Pellow
Fri, Apr 24, 4:02 pm | UCSB Reads
Elizabeth Rush, UCSB Reads 2020 author of Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore, gave a free online community talk on Earth Day about Rising and the impact of climate change and sea level rise. The talk was moderated by David Pellow, Dehlsen Chair and Professor of Environmental Studies. In...
UCSB Reads 2020
Wed, Apr 22, 2:39 pm | UCSB Reads
In lieu of planned tours of the Carpinteria Salt Marsh and the Coal Oil Point Reserve, Dr. Andrew Brooks, Director of the Carpinteria Salt Marsh, UC Natural Reserve System, and Charles Lester, Director of the Ocean & Coastal Policy Center at the Marine Science Institute, provide insight on how...
Rising book cover
Mon, Oct 14, 1:42 pm | UCSB Reads
The UC Santa Barbara Library and the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor are pleased to announce the selection of the UCSB Reads 2020 book: Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore, a work of creative nonfiction by Elizabeth Rush.    Rising combines rigorous reporting and lyrical...
Sneak peek
Tue, Jul 23, 10:24 am | UCSB Reads
This summer, read along with the UCSB Reads Committee as they work to select the UCSB Reads 2020 book.    The UCSB Reads Committee has announced the five titles that make up the short list for 2020 consideration. The selections are (in no particular order):   1. "The Fifth Season" by N.K. Jemisin 2...
Author Thi Bui
Thu, Apr 25, 4:58 pm | Events, UCSB Reads
What Thi Bui first set out to do was to turn a graduate school oral history project into something more accessible outside academia. Safe to say: she succeeded wildly. That oral history became the basis for “The Best We Could Do,” Bui’s illustrated memoir documenting her family’s escape from...
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Mon, Oct 8, 9:55 am | UCSB Reads
UC Santa Barbara Library and the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor are pleased to announce the selection of a book for UCSB Reads 2019 — “The Best We Could Do,” an illustrated memoir by Thi Bui. For over ten years, since the program’s start in 2007, UCSB Reads has brought the campus and Santa...
This summer, read along with the UCSB Reads Committee as they work to select the UCSB Reads 2019 book.    The UCSB Reads Committee has announced the six titles that make-up the short list for 2019 consideration. The selections are:   1. "The Best We Could Do" by Thi Bui 2. "Hunger" by Roxanne Gay 3...
Logo for UCSB Reads 2018
Thu, Nov 16, 9:53 am | UCSB Reads
November 16, 2017 UCSB Reads 2018 Book Announcement: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren The UC Santa Barbara Library and the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor are pleased to announce the selection of a book for UCSB Reads 2018 — Lab Girl, by prize-winning paleobiologist Hope Jahren. Since the program’s...
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Wed, Jul 12, 3:05 pm | Events, UCSB Reads
This summer, for the first time, read along with the UCSB Reads Committee as they work to select the UCSB Reads 2018 book. The UCSB Reads Committee has announced the five titles that make-up the short list for 2018 consideration. The selections are: 1.       Lab Girl by Hope Jahren 2.       The...
Logo for UCSB Reads 2018
Thu, Apr 6, 4:51 pm | UCSB Reads
Even though we're still anticipating UCSB Reads 2017 author Luis Urrea’s talk on April 24 in Campbell Hall, it is not too early to start thinking about a book for UCSB Reads 2018.   The advisory committee will start to convene in late spring and throughout the summer to select next year's book, and...

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