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Highlighted Events

  • July 28, 2017 to January 25, 2018
    Located in the Ocean Gallery, this exhibition will feature the winners of the annual Art of Science competition organized by UCSB’s Schuller Lab and Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships at the California NanoSystems Institute. The UCSB Library is proud to showcase these eye-opening and defining intersections of art and science.
  • January 25, 2018
    As secretary of state and national security advisor, Condoleezza Rice pioneered a policy of transformational diplomacy and heralded the formation of new global governments based on democratic principles. Her most recent book, Democracy: Stories from the Long Road (2017), offers a sweeping look at the global struggle for democracy. Dr. Rice will...
  • January 26, 2018
    Born in East Harlem to Armenian parents who fled the genocide, Souren Baronian grew up surrounded by traditional Armenian, Middle Eastern, and Balkan music at home and simultaneously got swept up in the golden age of jazz in New York City. Sneaking into 52nd St clubs to see Lester Young, Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker and company Baronian melded a...
  • January 28, 2018
    Pilobolus Maximus – Beyond the Limits of Dance: For 45 years, Pilobolus has tested the limits of human physicality to explore the beauty and the power of connected bodies. They bring this tradition to audiences across the globe through collaborations with influencers, thinkers and creators in the world. Pilobolus Maximus takes the most diverse and...
  • January 29, 2018
    This talk investigates the amount of academic service performed by female versus male faculty. Guarino uses 2014 data from a large national survey of faculty at more than 140 institutions as well as 2012 data from an online annual performance reporting system for tenured and tenure–track faculty at two campuses of a large public, Midwestern...
  • January 29, 2018
    DISTINGUISHED FELLOWS FOR 2017-2018 Oct 02, 09, 2017Andrew Lo Andrew Lo is the Charles E. and Susan T. Harris Professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management and director of the MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in 1984. Before joining MIT’s finance faculty in 1988, he...
  • January 29, 2018
    A senior analyst for CNN, staff writer for The New Yorker and bestselling author, Jeffrey Toobin has provided analysis on some of the most provocative and important events of our time, including the trials of O.J. Simpson and Patty Hearst. Toobin has also examined the inner workings of the Supreme Court and its fraught relationship with the...
  • January 31, 2018
    Still We Rise is a collaborative performance showcasing art, music, dance, theater, and poetry. Performed by UCSB students, Poet Rick Benjamin, Ph.D., and choreographed by Professor Monique Meunier, the evening will be an abstract examination on immigration and DACA including a scene from the upcoming LAUNCH PAD play Staging the Daffy Dame...
  • January 31, 2018
    A soulful songwriter with a deep, quiet power, José González has quickly gained a loyal following worldwide, wooing his audience with probing lyrics, intricate guitar melodies and a “beautiful yet haunting voice” (Spin.com). Born in Sweden to Argentinian parents, González seamlessly integrates the sounds of his Latin American roots with sublime...
  • February 6, 2018
    French-born Algerian choreographer Kader Attou, with his company Accrorap, is one of the foremost representatives of French hip-hop dance. Since the exciting emergence of breakdance in the 1980s, Attou, director of Centre Chorégraphique National de La Rochelle, has sculpted an aesthetic that blends street moves, Indian kathak and contemporary...
  • February 7, 2018
    Be transported to a dusty gathering place with Saloon, Cirque Éloize’s music-packed theatrical thrill ride inspired by the Wild West. A driving force in the circus art reinvention movement, the Montreal-based circus troupe has been creating award-winning cirque shows for nearly 25 years and ranks among the world’s leading contemporary circuses. In...
  • February 8, 2018
    UCSB’s award-winning Opera Theatre program will present Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s beloved opera buffa, Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall on the UCSB campus. Opera Santa Barbara’s General and Artistic Director, Kostis Protopapas, will conduct the production, with...
  • February 9, 2018
    Cambalache, meaning exchange, is a chicanx/jarochx ensemble based in LA.  We will be playing traditional son jarocho music, while bringing our Chicanx experiences and soundscape through verse and dance. In the spirit of the fandango, a traditional celebration of music and dance, Cambalache engages its audience through participatory performances....
  • February 9, 2018
    UCSB Opera Theatre presents its annual opera production on Friday, February 9, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall on the UCSB campus. Photo by Tony Mastres.
  • February 9, 2018
    From the comedy mastermind behind My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend and Thank God for Jokes comes The New One, a hilarious blend of storytelling and stand-up in Mike Birbiglia’s honest, self-deprecating style. His 2016 film Don’t Think Twice was nominated for Best Comedy Feature Film by the Broadcast Film Critics Association, and his film Sleepwalk with...
  • February 10, 2018
    UCSB’s award-winning Opera Theatre program will present Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s beloved opera buffa, Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall on the UCSB campus. Opera Santa Barbara’s General and Artistic Director, Kostis Protopapas, will conduct the production, with...
  • February 11, 2018
    The sought-after chamber ensemble Calidore String Quartet is hailed as “remarkable for the precision of their expression, their understated but relentless intensity” (Los Angeles Times) and heralded as “the epitome of confidence and finesse” (Gramophone). Demonstrating skill and maturity beyond the musicians’ years, the Calidore received the 2017...
  • February 11, 2018
    UCSB Opera Theatre presents its annual opera production on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 3 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall on the UCSB campus. Photo by Tony Mastres.
  • February 12, 2018
    A superstar organist with tremendous technical prowess and a flamboyant persona to match, Cameron Carpenter has a rare gift for connecting with his audience. Just ask anyone who witnessed his thrilling Santa Barbara debut in 2016, when he performed an explosive program on his International Touring Organ. Returning with his monumental self-designed...
  • February 13, 2018
    The UCSB Library presents a talk by Jeffrey Hoelle (UCSB Anthropology) to be followed by a public reception. The Amazon rainforest is a land of incredible biological and cultural diversity that plays a crucial role in global environment health.  Yet the rainforest continues to be cut down to produce commodities, particularly cattle, soy, and gold...
  • February 13, 2018
    In his groundbreaking work, Harvard-trained economist, former Google data scientist and New York Times writer Seth Stephens-Davidowitz argues that much of what we thought about people has been dead wrong. The reason? People lie, to friends, lovers, doctors, surveys – and themselves. For his book Everybody Lies, Stephens-Davidowitz analyzed the...
  • February 14, 2018
    Under the direction of Jon Nathan, the UCSB Percussion Ensemble will present its annual Winter concert on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in Karl Geiringer Hall. Tickets: general ($10), non-UCSB students with ID ($5), UCSB students with ID (FREE), children under 12 (FREE). Tickets may be purchased at the door, at the Associated Students...
  • February 15, 2018
    Laurence Olivier’s Hamlet is celebrated for dramatizing the turmoil of its central character through means of expression unique to cinema. Adapted and directed by its star, Olivier’s film remains a touchstone both in the cinematic treatment of Hamlet and in the history of Shakespeare on film. Mark Rose (English, UCSB) will join moderator Jim...
  • February 16, 2018
    Unwanted from the moment she’s born, Sunny is determined to escape her life in rural China and forge a new identity in the city. As naïve as she is ambitious, Sunny views her new job in a grueling factory as a stepping stone to untold opportunities. When fate casts her as a company spokeswoman at a sham PR event, Sunny’s bright outlook starts to...
  • February 20, 2018
    From Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner and lauded author Sarah Vowell comes a powerful examination of one of American history’s most singular figures: Abraham Lincoln. Best known for his play Angels in America, “the defining work of American art of the past 25 years” (Slate), Kushner also wrote the screenplay for Steven Spielberg’s...