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UCSB Reads 2023

Hear from Faculty About Their Experience Teaching the UCSB Reads Book

Hear from UCSB faculty across the disciplines who have successfully incorporated the UCSB Reads book into a course and learn how the UCSB Reads program can support your instruction.

Panelists include Tim Dewar (Gervirtz Graduate School of Education), Brian Donnelly (English), Kathy Foltz (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology), Behrooz Parhami (Electrical & Computer Engineering), and Kathy Patterson (Writing Program). Moderated by Elina Salminen (CITRAL).


Get Copies for Your Class


If you have decided to incorporate Happy City by Charles Montgomery into a 2023 winter or spring class, please email with the course title, quarter, expected enrollment, and total number of copies needed.


Faculty who are considering incorporating the book into a winter or spring course can have a copy mailed to their preferred address by writing

Free Book Giveaway for UCSB Students: Students can receive a free copy of the book On Friday, January 20 from noon while supplies last. Starting at 12 PM, the University Librarian, Chancellor, and Executive Vice Chancellor will be handing out books during the UCSB Reads Book Giveaway inside UCSB"s Library's Paseo.

For all other questions, please email