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Highlighted Events

  • October 17, 2016 to January 29, 2017
    A photo essay by photo journalist John Paul Gallagher Gonzales about the people who live around El Malecon, the boardwalk area in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.
  • November 8, 2016 to March 23, 2017
    The widespread introduction of steel protective helmets was among the major military and cultural changes wrought by the Great War (1914-1918). This exhibition showcases original helmets, photographs, and WWI artifacts and can be viewed at the UCSB Library's Mountain Gallery, 1st floor.
  • January 13, 2017 to January 22, 2017
    The university’s dynamic resident professional dance company celebrated its 40th Anniversary season with exciting premieres by choreographers Emily Schoen (NYC), Joshua Beamish (London), Edgar Zendejas (Montreal), Alice Condodina, Jerry Pearson and artistic director Christopher Pilafian. The 2016-17 season introduces fresh new works by guest...
  • January 17, 2017
    In conjunction with a campus celebration of the writing and work of UCSB professor emeritus Pai Hsien-Yung, East Asian Studies Librarian Cathy Chiu will lead visitors through highlights from the Pai Hsien-Yung (Kenneth Pai) manuscript collection held at the UCSB Library. The collection includes: drafts of Pai’s novels and short stories in Chinese...
  • January 17, 2017
    George Lipsitz, UCSB Professor of Sociology & Black Studies, will offer this talk in honor of late emeritus professor Cedric Robinson, as part of the Pacific Views: Library Speaker Series. A reception will follow.
  • January 18, 2017
    From director and educator Shakti Butler, comes a new film that asks America to talk about the causes and consequences of systemic inequity. Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity features moving stories from racial justice leaders, including Amer Ahmed (hip-hop activist, spoken word poet, diversity consultant and college administrator...
  • January 19, 2017
    Ian Morris is the Jean and Rebecca Willard Professor in Classics and Professor in History at Stanford University. He was one of the founders of the Stanford Archaeology Center and has served two terms as its director. He has published extensively on the history and archaeology of the ancient Mediterranean and on world history. Dr. Morris is an...
  • January 19, 2017
    For many years only wealthy American had access to a classically-based liberal arts education. But after the Civil War, newly freed slaves studied and taught Greek and Latin in an era when few believed that black people could or should.  
    <p style="color: #000000;">This lecture has been co-sponsored by the...
  • January 19, 2017
    Tricia Rose, Associate Dean of the Faculty for Special Initiatives, Chancellor’s Professor of Africana Studies, and Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University, will touch upon the current climate of the US and how love, justice, and imagination all play a part of the current times. Author of, The Hip...
  • January 20, 2017
    Director and choreographer Bill T. Jones – whose major honors include a MacArthur “Genius” Award, the Kennedy Center Honors and two Tony Awards for Best Choreography – returns to the stage at the center of an acclaimed new work for his renowned company. Inspired by legendary artist and composer John Cage, Jones creates a collage of dance, music...
  • January 21, 2017
    Join the Academy Award-winning make up artist for a conversation about working with Martin Scorsese and Robert DeNiro on Raging Bull, Sylvester Stallone on Rocky and his Oscar win for Mask.
  • January 22, 2017
    “Garrison Keillor must be doing something right – millions of Americans consider themselves honorary citizens of his fictive town, Lake Wobegon.” San Francisco Chronicle Writer and humorist Garrison Keillor is beloved for his unique blend of comedy, charisma and wisdom. As host of the live radio variety show A Prairie Home Companion – now in his...
  • January 23, 2017
    UCSB faculty will have a series of teach-ins to raise consciousness, learn together, and support each other at a time when divisions are spreading. It will be a space to look at imaginative and radical ways to combat racism, sexism, homophobia, islamophobia and oppression. It will also be a space that would address building a community that is...
  • January 23, 2017
    Ian Morris is the Jean and Rebecca Willard Professor in Classics and Professor in History at Stanford University. He was one of the founders of the Stanford Archaeology Center and has served two terms as its director. He has published extensively on the history and archaeology of the ancient Mediterranean and on world history. Dr. Morris is an...
  • January 23, 2017
    “With klezmer, Perlman appears to be perfectly at home... the look of sheer delight that continually illuminates his face underscores the sense of discovery that touches almost every note he plays.” Los Angeles Times Twenty years have passed since Itzhak Perlman made his iconic album of klezmer music, In the Fiddler’s House. The collection of...
  • January 24, 2017
    Favianna Rodriguez’s art and collaborative projects address migration, economic inequality, gender justice, and ecology. She aims to critique and reinterpret the larger discursive immigration narratives that are shaping people’s lives around the globe, but especially here in the United States. Her practice serves as a tool for education, agitation...
  • January 24, 2017
    “A sort of multicultural mynah bird, [Jones] lays our mongrel nation before us with gorgeous, pitch-perfect impersonations of the rarely heard or dramatized.” The New Yorker “A master of the genre.” The New York Times Tony and Obie Award-winning playwright, performer and activist Sarah Jones transforms into a dynamic medley of characters with...
  • January 25, 2017
    Using and re-using data created by others has become an essential part of contemporary scholarly work. From climate data published by government agencies to Tweets collected using Open Source software, scholars from a wide variety of disciplines base their work on datasets that have opaque origins and uncertain futures. Conducting research that...
  • January 25, 2017
    What can people do to change a world full of violence and hate? Is non-violent revolution possible? The film addresses these questions through the life and thought of Rev. James Lawson. This African American Methodist minister worked with Martin Luther King, Jr., to initiate civil rights struggles in the South in the 1960s. In recent years, he...
  • January 26, 2017
    A UCSB Reads &amp; Immigration Awareness Week event. Co-sponsored with Undocumented Student Services, Resource Center for Gender &amp; Sexual Diversity, and MultiCultural Center.
  • January 26, 2017
    Franny Choi is a writer, performer, and teaching artist. She is the author of Floating, Brilliant, Gone and the forthcoming chapbook Death by Sex Machine. She has been a finalist for multiple national poetry slams and has received fellowships from Kundiman and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. Her work has been featured by the Huffington...
  • January 26, 2017
    Dubbed “America’s new past master” by the Chicago Tribune, Brinkley is the author of The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America, Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America and The Quiet World: Saving Alaska’s Wilderness Kingdom. A professor of history at Rice University, he has been described by...
  • January 27, 2017
    Explore the original drawings, scores and photographs at the Museum while UCSB student dancers perform reconstructions of Forti's Huddle and Slantboard dance performances.
  • January 27, 2017
    The Departments of Theater and Dance and the History of Art &amp; Architecture, including the Art, Design &amp; Architecture Museum, will host an all-day conference in the HSSB Ballet Studio from 9:00am – 4:00pm where Anna Halprin, Simone Forti and Yvonne Rainer will meet again for the first time since 1960. Anna, 97, Simone, 84 and Yvonne...
  • January 28, 2017
    The Departments of Theater and Dance and the History of Art &amp; Architecture, including the Art, Design &amp; Architecture Museum, will host an all-day conference in the HSSB Ballet Studio from 9:00am – 4:00pm where Anna Halprin, Simone Forti and Yvonne Rainer will meet again for the first time since 1960. Anna, 97, Simone, 84 and Yvonne...