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January 22 - February 20, 2020

Wednesday, January 22

English Conversation Program

English Conversation Program

10am

The Office of International Students and Scholars offers English conversation classes for students, scholars, and their family members. Classes are held...

Cup of Culture: The Unafraid

Cup of Culture: The Unafraid

6pm

The Unafraid is a documentary that follows the lives of three DACA students in Georgia, a state that has banned them from attending top state universities...

Jon Boogz & Lil Buck

Jon Boogz & Lil Buck

8pm

Jon Boogz & Lil Buck: Love Heals All Wounds “Lil Buck and Jon Boogz… share a mission: nothing less than to improve the world through dance.” The New York...

Thursday, January 23

Nichols Book Theft is Property

"Theft is Property! Dispossession and...

12:30pm

The Department of Global Studies' Colloquium Series is a lecture and lunch series, which has been made possible by the generosity of the Orfalea Endowment...

Global Ambassador Coffee & Tea Social

Global Ambassador Coffee & Tea Social

2pm

Come mingle with others in the Global Ambassadors program and enjoy cofee, tea, and snacks. This is an opportunity to get to know others from around the...

Documenting the Undocumented

Documenting the Undocumented

6pm

As a Latina immigrant filmmaker, Anayansi uses her documentary films and personal experiences to take us through the changing landscape of undocumented...

Friday, January 24

Symposium: Drawing Diversity: Identity, Organizing, and Imagining in Comics and Graphic Narratives

Symposium: Drawing Diversity: Identity,...

10am

“Drawing Diversity” seeks to highlight the research and ideas of comix scholars who research questions of power, representation, and identity in comics. The...

 Visa Options After UCSB Program Completion

Visa Options After UCSB Program Completion

2pm

What's next after you finish your program at UCSB? Come learn about options for employment visas and permanent residence status at a FREE workshop for...

Visa Options After Program Completion

Visa Options After Program Completion

2pm

There are a range of employment visas, as well as U.S. permanent resident status, that can allow you to work in the U.S. after you finish your UCSB program....

Music by Elena Ruehr

Music by Elena Ruehr

7:30pm

UCSB Music faculty members will present works by composer Elena Ruehr, including two world premieres, on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 7:30 pm in Lotte Lehmann...

Martha Graham Dance Company: The EVE Project

Martha Graham Dance Company: The EVE Project

8pm

“The most skilled and powerful dancers you can ever hope to see.” The Washington Post “One of the seven wonders of the artistic universe.” The Washington...

Saturday, January 25

Winter 2020 Game Jam

Winter 2020 Game Jam

9am

UCSB's Game Development Club is hosting a 12 hour game jam! Saturday, January 25th 2020, 9 AM to 9 PM In CCS aka Building 494 RSVP TO ATTEND ...

AGSA's Pre-Bowl Food Drive and Chili Cook-Off

AGSA's Pre-Bowl Food Drive and Chili Cook-Off

12pm

Join AGSA and the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission in raising money for student research and collecting food donations for local homeless relief

Greek Interconnect 2020

Greek Interconnect 2020

12:30pm

UCSB Greek Interconnect is back and bigger than ever! Join us for the 3rd annual UCSB Greek Interconnect - a networking and professional development event...

Patricia Kopatchinskaja & Jay Campbell

Patricia Kopatchinskaja & Jay Campbell

7pm

“She is the great violinist who not only can, but who dares.” – Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Firebrand Moldovan violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja returns by...

Sunday, January 26

Faculty Artist Recital: Wesley Arai, Carillon

Faculty Artist Recital: Wesley Arai, Carillon

2pm

UC Santa Barbara University Carillonist Wesley Arai will present a recital from the carillon in UC Santa Barbara's Storke Tower on Sunday, January 26, 2020...

Two Years Later: A Community Conversation Following the Thomas Fire and January 9 Debris Flow

Two Years Later: A Community Conversation...

3pm

UCSB Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, the Community Environmental Council, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara...

Monday, January 27

Plans for the Future: UCSB Long Range Building Plans, 1944-1990

Plans for the Future: UCSB Long Range Building...

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...

English Conversation Program

English Conversation Program

10am

The Office of International Students and Scholars offers English conversation classes for students, scholars, and their family members. Classes are held...

The Family Markowitz: A Discussion

The Family Markowitz: A Discussion

6pm

Last year the MultiCultural Center kicked off a new series to explore the issues of race and belonging through literature. This series is an interactive...

This Changes Everything: A Thematic Learning Initiative Event

This Changes Everything: A Thematic Learning...

7:30pm

What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world? Directed by Avi Lewis and inspired by Naomi Klein’s...

Tuesday, January 28

English Conversation Program

English Conversation Program

10am

The Office of International Students and Scholars offers English conversation classes for students, scholars, and their family members. Classes are held...

Policy Goes to School: DeMarcus Jenkins

Policy Goes to School: DeMarcus Jenkins

12pm

“(Re)Centering the Race-Space Nexus in Education Policy Research” UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz Graduate School of Education continues this year’s “Policy Goes...

Representational Knowledge: Designing and Improving Writing Assignments and Commenting on Student Writing

Representational Knowledge: Designing and...

1pm

Facilitator: Josh Kuntzman Writing (whether producing papers, equations, or short exam responses) is one of the primary ways that students are expected to...

Leah Stokes

Pacific Views: Leah Stokes

4pm

"Climate Change in our Backyard: Impacts, Policy and Politics" In conjunction with UCSB Reads 2020 UCSB Library presents a talk by Leah Stokes, Assistant...

Black Violin: Impossible Tour

Black Violin: Impossible Tour

7pm

“Black Violin upends cultural and musical stereotypes… An unexpected blend of classically trained musicianship and hip-hop beats and inventiveness.” The...

UMI in the Hub

UMI in the Hub

8:30pm

Student Tickets: http://bit.ly/UMISTUDENTS GENERAL Tickets: http://bit.ly/UMITIX Tierra Umi Wilson, AKA UMI, is making big waves in the music industry. UMI,...

Wednesday, January 29

English Conversation Program

English Conversation Program

10am

The Office of International Students and Scholars offers English conversation classes for students, scholars, and their family members. Classes are held...

Cup of Culture: Standing Above The Clouds

Cup of Culture: Standing Above The Clouds

6pm

Standing Above the Clouds is a story of inter-generational women activists, who call themselves Aloha ʻĀina, or warriors of the land. The mothers and...

Thursday, January 30

English Conversation Program

English Conversation Program

10am

The Office of International Students and Scholars offers English conversation classes for students, scholars, and their family members. Classes are held...

"Illiberal Politics East and West"

"Illiberal Politics East and West"

12:30pm

"Illiberal Politics East and West: Thinking Through the Conjuncture via Hong Kong" The Department of Global Studies' Colloquium Series is a lecture and...

Humanities Decanted

Humanities Decanted

4pm

Queering Black Atlantic Religions: Transcorporeality in Candomblé, Santería, and Vodou Join us for a dialogue between Roberto Strongman (Black Studies) and...

TV at the Pollock: You and The Magicians

TV at the Pollock: You and The Magicians

7pm

This event showcases two series co-created, written, and executive produced by Sera Gamble, one of a handful of women running multiple television shows. The...

Jon Meacham: America Then and Now

Jon Meacham: America Then and Now

7:30pm

“He has seen how American politics works close up... yet he has remained uncynical. He is an adroit and appealing storyteller.” The New York Times One of...

Spoken Word with Jahman Hill

Spoken Word with Jahman Hill

7:30pm

Jahman Ariel Hill is a poet, playwright, and college professor based in Birmingham, AL. He is currently ranked 3rd in the world in slam poetry and is touring...

Friday, January 31

Santa Barbara-Kotor Sister City Recital

Santa Barbara-Kotor Sister City Recital

1pm

In celebration of the collaboration between the Santa Barbara-Kotor, Montenegro Sister City program and the UC Santa Barbara Department of Music, alumni...

Psychedelic CUMBIA! with Ocho Ojos

Psychedelic CUMBIA! with Ocho Ojos

7:30pm

Ocho Ojos is a Latin Fusion sensation from Coachella, CA that incorporates elements of cumbia, psychedelic chicha, hip hop/funk & electronic music to bring...

Psychedelic CUMBIA! with Ochos Ojos

Psychedelic CUMBIA! with Ochos Ojos

7:30pm

Ocho Ojos is a Latin Fusion sensation from Coachella, CA that incorporates elements of cumbia, psychedelic chicha, hip hop/funk & electronic music to bring...

Red Temple III ft. Taska Black

Red Temple III ft. Taska Black

8pm

By meshing his background in classical music with pulsating modern day bass music styles, Taska Black has pushed the boundaries of modern day music by...

Saturday, February 1

Eunice Foote to UCSB: A Story of Women, Science, and Climate Change

Eunice Foote to UCSB: A Story of Women,...

8am

Foote’s insights serve as a cornerstone of understanding the greenhouse effect, and her feminist activism created the momentum for changes in the civil,...

New Year, New Me Spin Class with Olé SD

New Year, New Me Spin Class with Olé SD

11am

Join Olé San Diego in starting the New Year off right!

Hanzhi Wang, accordion

Hanzhi Wang, accordion

4pm

“Nothing beats the plaintive lusciousness of Wang’s instrument of choice... her Carnegie Hall debut [was] one of THE big accordion events of the year.” New...

Monday, February 3

English Conversation Program

English Conversation Program

10am

The Office of International Students and Scholars offers English conversation classes for students, scholars, and their family members. Classes are held...

Tuesday, February 4

English Conversation Program

English Conversation Program

10am

The Office of International Students and Scholars offers English conversation classes for students, scholars, and their family members. Classes are held...

UCSB Reads 2020 - Zine Workshop

UCSB Reads 2020 - Zine Workshop

5pm

Join the UCSB Library for a free zine workshop, no experience necessary! Zines (pronounced “zeens”) are self-published, DIY collections of photos and text...

Unbreakable Resolve: Building Free-Dem Foundations in New Orleans

Unbreakable Resolve: Building Free-Dem...

6pm

Jerome Morgan, Robert Jones, and Daniel Rideau will lead a powerful discussion about the prison system and incarceration. All three served nearly fifty years...

TV at the Pollock: The Handmaid’s Tale

TV at the Pollock: The Handmaid’s Tale

7pm

Based on the best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale unfolds in Gilead, a totalitarian society set in a dystopian version of the US. Faced...

An Evening with Chris Thile

An Evening with Chris Thile

8pm

“Let it be known: Chris Thile is amazing… A graceful and soulful singer, relaxed raconteur, dazzling virtuoso, gifted composer and all-around charmer.” The...

Wednesday, February 5

Campus by the Sea: Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of UCSB

Campus by the Sea: Celebrating the 75th...

How and when did UCSB transform from a sleepy liberal arts college into a world class research institution? Featuring items from UCSB Library's Special...

English Conversation Program

English Conversation Program

10am

The Office of International Students and Scholars offers English conversation classes for students, scholars, and their family members. Classes are held...

Feminist Futures

Feminist Futures

2pm

Sexual Harassment and Violence on Campus: How Do We Move Forward? Feminist Futures Initiative Facilitating Intergenerational Collaborative Research with...

Cup of Culture: OffCenter

Cup of Culture: OffCenter

6pm

OffCenter is an experimental documentary emphasizing the attitudes and experiences of unconventional African American, Latinx, LGBTQ people in Texarkana, a...

Joy Harjo: U.S. Poet Laureate

Joy Harjo: U.S. Poet Laureate

7:30pm

A visionary poet of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation, Joy Harjo's wide-ranging body of work includes the landmark poetry collection She Had Some Horses and the...

UCSB Percussion Ensemble

UCSB Percussion Ensemble

7:30pm

Under the direction of Jon Nathan, the UCSB Percussion Ensemble will present contemporary works and transcriptions for percussion solo and ensemble on...

Thursday, February 6

English Conversation Program

English Conversation Program

10am

The Office of International Students and Scholars offers English conversation classes for students, scholars, and their family members. Classes are held...

"Expanding the Focus of Digital Innovation"

"Expanding the Focus of Digital...

12:30pm

The Department of Global Studies' Colloquium Series is a lecture and lunch series, which has been made possible by the generosity of the Orfalea Endowment...

E. Patrick Johnson

E. Patrick Johnson

6pm

Honeypot: Black Southern Women Who Love Women E. Patrick Johnson is the chair of African American Studies, Carlos Montezuma Professor of Performance...

TV at the Pollock: Dick Wolf

TV at the Pollock: Dick Wolf

7pm

Writing Television Past, Present, and Future The Carsey-Wolf Center is delighted to welcome television titan Dick Wolf to the Pollock Theater as part of the...

Caitlin O’Hara

Caitlin O’Hara

7:30pm

“There has never been a scientific career quite like Mary-Claire King’s.” The New York Times The Genetics of Inherited Breast and Ovarian Cancer: From Gene...

Friday, February 7

Daniil Trifonov, piano

Daniil Trifonov, piano

7pm

“One of the most awesome pianists of our time.” The New York Times “He is, no other word, a phenomenon.” The Guardian (U.K.) Russian pianist Daniil...

Mamma Mia! the Musical

Mamma Mia! the Musical

8pm

Donna, an independent hotel owner in the Greek islands, is preparing for her daughter’s wedding with the help of two old friends. Meanwhile Sophie, the...

Saturday, February 8

Mamma Mia! the Musical

Mamma Mia! the Musical

2pm, 8pm

Donna, an independent hotel owner in the Greek islands, is preparing for her daughter’s wedding with the help of two old friends. Meanwhile Sophie, the...

Mamma Mia! the Musical

Mamma Mia! the Musical

8pm

Donna, an independent hotel owner in the Greek islands, is preparing for her daughter’s wedding with the help of two old friends. Meanwhile Sophie, the...

Sunday, February 9

Professor Jill Felber

Fantasy: Music for Flute, Oboe, and Piano

2pm

UC Santa Barbara Professor of Flute Jill Felber will present a chamber music concert, titled “Fantasy," with oboist Thomas Gallant and pianist Dianne Frazer...

FLIP Fabrique: Blizzard

FLIP Fabrique: Blizzard

6:30pm

“FLIP Fabrique projects an irrepressible spirit of fun and, yes, it’s catching.” The New York Times With some of today’s most exciting circus performers,...

Monday, February 10

English Conversation Program

English Conversation Program

10am

The Office of International Students and Scholars offers English conversation classes for students, scholars, and their family members. Classes are held...

‘Fros, Berets, and Leather: The Revolutionary Solidarity of the Young Lords

‘Fros, Berets, and Leather: The...

6pm

This talk will focus on why the Young Lords argued for a structural analysis of intersectionality and solidarity among people of color and oppressed people...

Tuesday, February 11

English Conversation Program

English Conversation Program

10am

The Office of International Students and Scholars offers English conversation classes for students, scholars, and their family members. Classes are held...

Learning Knowledge: Backward Design and Transparent Teaching

Learning Knowledge: Backward Design and...

1pm

Facilitator: Elina Salminen Thinking about learning can be transformative for instructors and learners. In this workshop, we’ll focus on two powerful...

From “The Central Park Five” to “The Exonerated Five” – Yusef Salaam

From “The Central Park Five” to “The Exonerated...

6pm

On April 19, 1989, a young woman was brutally raped in New York City’s Central Park. Five boys—four black and one Latino—were unjustly and wrongly convicted...

¡Las Sandinistas!

¡Las Sandinistas!

7pm

¡Las Sandinistas! uncovers the stories of the women who shattered barriers by leading combat and forcing social reform during Nicaragua’s 1979 Sandinista...

David Brooks: The Quest for a Moral Life

David Brooks: The Quest for a Moral Life

7:30pm

“Brooks, one of the most influential columnists of our time, tells a compelling redemption story.” The Washington Post David Brooks has a gift for bringing...

Wednesday, February 12

English Conversation Program

English Conversation Program

10am

The Office of International Students and Scholars offers English conversation classes for students, scholars, and their family members. Classes are held...

William Faulkner: Exposing the Creative Secrets of an Author’s Archive

William Faulkner: Exposing the Creative Secrets...

3pm

This year, the UCSB library acquired the complete 44-volume facsimile edition of William Faulkner’s most important manuscripts to be housed in the UCSB...

Cup of Culture: Harriet

Cup of Culture: Harriet

6pm

From her escape from slavery through the dangerous missions she led to liberate hundreds of slaves through the Underground Railroad, the story of heroic...

Thursday, February 13

English Conversation Program

English Conversation Program

10am

The Office of International Students and Scholars offers English conversation classes for students, scholars, and their family members. Classes are held...

“Straighten Up and Fly Right: Long Distance Dispersal and Motor Control in Fruit Flies”–SAGE Center Lecture by Michael Dickinson

“Straighten Up and Fly Right: Long...

4pm

Michael Dickinson is the Esther M. and Abe M. Zarem Professor of Bioengineering and Aeronautics at the California Institute of Technology. After receiving...

Global Gaucho Mixer

Global Gaucho Mixer

5pm

UCSB is international! Come mingle other with scholars, post-docs, faculty, and grad students from around the world. Yummy appetizers provided, no host bar,...

TV at the Pollock: Gender, Work and the Sitcom Family

TV at the Pollock: Gender, Work and the Sitcom...

7pm

As a living-room fixture in homes across the world, television has reinforced and challenged our changing cultural values and shared beliefs. This event will...

Sammy Miller and The Congregation

Sammy Miller and The Congregation

8pm

“This is feel-good party jazz, harking back to the ’20s and ’30s. It’s brassy, stomp your feet and dance music, and it’s got the raw, uplifting vibe of a New...

Friday, February 14

One Night Stand

One Night Stand

8pm

One Night Stand is a collection of feminist Bedtime Stories, featuring pieces from Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues, Caitlin Moran, and other original...

Tuesday, February 18

English Conversation Program

English Conversation Program

10am

The Office of International Students and Scholars offers English conversation classes for students, scholars, and their family members. Classes are held...

"Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore" Book Discussion with Ken Hiltner

"Rising: Dispatches from the New American...

6pm

Dr. Ken Hiltner, a professor of environmental humanities, will facilitate a book discussion on the UCSB Reads 2020 selection Rising: Dispatches from the New...

Cirque Eloize: Hotel

Cirque Eloize: Hotel

7pm

“A particularly stunning amalgam of theater, modern dance, original music...and top-notch circus skills.” Time Out, New York “The glamour of a high-flying...

Wednesday, February 19

English Conversation Program

English Conversation Program

10am

The Office of International Students and Scholars offers English conversation classes for students, scholars, and their family members. Classes are held...

Cup of Culture: THE BOI DOC

Cup of Culture: THE BOI DOC

6pm

Evolve Benton will host a poetry reading and film screening. Participants will hear poems from Evolve’s poetry collection SIR: poetry dedicated to Boihood...

Anita Hill: From Social Movement to Social Impact

Anita Hill: From Social Movement to Social Impact

7:30pm

“Hill was transformed into a symbol and catalyst for the #MeToo movement in support of sexual-harassment victims, decades before it had a name.” The New...

Thursday, February 20

English Conversation Program

English Conversation Program

10am

The Office of International Students and Scholars offers English conversation classes for students, scholars, and their family members. Classes are held...

Measuring Diversity and Inclusion in Large Foundational STEM Courses with Dr. Ramón Barthelemy

Measuring Diversity and Inclusion in Large...

11:30am

Topics associated with diversity and inclusion in higher education STEM disciplines have been an increasing focus of researchers and major national and...

"A Global Ethnography of Chinese Investments in Brazilian Agribusiness"

"A Global Ethnography of Chinese...

12:30pm

The Department of Global Studies' Colloquium Series is a lecture and lunch series, which has been made possible by the generosity of the Orfalea Endowment...

Critical Mass Talk: Art as Compass

Critical Mass Talk: Art as Compass

4pm

Amplifier.org is “a nonprofit design lab that builds art and media experiments to amplify the most important movements of our times.” In this lecture the...

The Social Significance of Racialized Emotions in Today’s America

The Social Significance of Racialized Emotions...

6pm

Racialized emotions are part of modernity; once racism emerged and races were created, the racial edifice was suffused with emotions. In this talk, Professor...

TV at the Pollock: The West Wing and Veep

TV at the Pollock: The West Wing and Veep

7pm

As a prelude to the Carsey-Wolf Center’s “Television, Politics, Publics” conference, the Center presents two iconic television shows that deeply explore...

Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group: Texas Music Legend

Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group: Texas Music...

8pm

“For more than 30 years, Lovett has been putting out consistently solid albums that carry the torch for not only traditional country music storytelling, but...

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