Highlighted Events

  • October 19, 2013 to April 19, 2014
    As an artist-in-residence, Fran Siegel has developed an innovative drawing project that examines the landscape, history and current state of the Santa Barbara region. Through 50 unique drawings and related porcelain components, Siegel visually deconstructs the city. Her drawings, based on typical and atypical data sets from different time periods...
  • January 25, 2014 to April 19, 2014
    Alice Aycock is best known for her large-scale installations and outdoor sculptures. Drawing, however plays a vital role in her creative process further revealing the full range of her ideas and sources which are inspired by architecture, systems theory, amusement parks, physics, and science fiction. This exhibition, "Some Stories Are Worth...
  • January 25, 2014 to April 19, 2014
    Alice and Francis (“Duke”) Minturn Sedgwick, based in the Santa Ynez Valley, used their vast wealth to assemble a collection of premier Old Master paintings.  In 1960 the Sedgwicks donated a core group of their collection to the then newly formed University Gallery at UC Santa Barbara, which later became the Art, Design & Architecture Museum...
  • April 18, 2014
    Fifty years after President Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law, are we once again at a turning point in the historic quest to make healthcare accessible to all? Princeton sociologist Paul Starr, a former healthcare policy advisor to President Clinton, opens the "Health Care Rights, Health Care Reform" Symposium with his keynote address...
  • April 18, 2014
    Stonehenge is one of the greatest mysteries of world prehistory but it is now beginning to give up some of its secrets. In the last ten years, an archaeological team led by Mike Parker Pearson has unearthed a wealth of new information about this mysterious stone circle, the people who constructed it, and the camp where they lived. The results of...
  • April 18, 2014
    This lecture features Heather Cassils, an artist who uses the physical body as sculptural mass with which to rupture societal norms. Drawing on conceptualism, feminism, body art, gay male aesthetics, and Hollywood cinema, Cassils creates a visual language that is at once emotionally striking and conceptually incisive. Bashing through binaries,...
  • April 21, 2014 to April 26, 2014
    The Primavera Festival highlights the work of UCSB faculty, staff, and students in the performing, visual, and media arts. Anchored by the Ensemble for Contemporary Music (ECM), directed by Jeremy Haladyna, and electroacoustic music from the Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology (CREATE), this year's festival also features an...
  • April 22, 2014 to April 23, 2014
    MacArthur “Genius” Fellow and choreographer Kyle Abraham brings the West Coast premiere of Pavement to UCSB for two shows. Inspired by the neighborhoods of his youth, John Singleton’s 1991 film Boyz n the Hood and W.E.B. Dubois’ classic essay “The Souls of Black Folk,” Pavement pays comedic homage to the bold Kriss Kross...
  • April 23, 2014
    Narrated by Tony-award-winning actor Liev Schrieber, Rescue in the Philippines is the untold story of how the five Frieder brothers, together with Manuel Quezon (first president of the Philippines), Paul McNutt (US High Commissioner and former governor of Indiana), and ambitious Army Colonel Dwight Eisenhower, helped 1200 Jews escape the...
  • April 24, 2014 to April 25, 2014
    UCSB's Department of Geography will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a series of events on April 24 and 25. Those events are: Past/Present/Future: Dept. of Geography Colloquium
    Thursday, April 24, 3:30–5 p.m., Buchanan 1930
    Professor Frank Davis will give a presentation about the UCSB Department of...
  • April 24, 2014 to April 27, 2014
    Think you know UCSB? Think again! Whether you graduated last year or the last century, chances are that the 2014 version of campus has both hidden gems and bold visions waiting to be discovered. This year’s All Gaucho Reunion provides the perfect opportunity to rediscover the campus-by-the sea as you listen, find, explore, and learn about the...
  • April 24, 2014
    The New Venture Fair (NVF) is a part of the UC Santa Barbara New Venture Competition, in which student teams compete to develop innovative start-up business plans. The NVF is a dynamic and exciting evening where the community gets its first look at UC Santa Barbara's exceptional student entrepreneurs. During the fair, attendees will have the...
  • May 10, 2014
    Former Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor will speak at UCSB on the topic of “Educating for Democracy in a Digital Age.” Justice O’Connor served as the Deputy County Attorney of San Mateo County, California from 1952–1953 and as a civilian attorney for Quartermaster Market Center, Frankfurt, Germany from 1954–1957. From 1958–1960, she practiced...