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UCSB Reads 2014: Events Calendar

Author Talk

March 4, 8pm. UCSB Campbell Hall
Timothy Egan, author of the UCSB Reads 2014 book selection The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America will offer a free public reading and talk. Co-presented by UCSB Reads and UCSB's Arts & Lectures.

Exhibition: "Burn Cycle"

Burn Cycle
UCSB Library Lobby
February 8-May 30, 2014

The UCSB Library and the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management commissioned Santa Barbara artist Ethan Turpin to create an exhibition on wildfire.  Using images and film drawn from the Library's Department of Special Collections, its Map and Imagery Laboratory, and from other local collections of fire artifacts, Turpin's exhibition will challenge us to think about the environmental and human impact of wildfires.

Westmont Reads

Westmont College presents Westmont Reads in partnership with UCSB Reads.

Santa Barbara City College Reads

Santa Barbara City College Reads 2014 events.

UCSB Reads Events Calendar

PAST EVENTS

January 15, 10am. UCSB Library lobby. FREE BOOK GIVEAWAY: Chancellor Yang and his wife Dilling Yang, University Librarian Denise Stephens, and Associated Students President Jonathan Abboud will distribute thousands of free copies of The Big Burn to UCSB students.

January 21, 12-12:30pm. KCSB-FM 91.9. LIVE RADIO READINGS: Kick-off of live readings of selections from The Big Burn on our campus radio station. Tune in weekdays at noon to hear campus and community readers share excerpts from this year's UCSB Reads book selection. Also streaming at http://www.kcsb.org.

January 24, 12-1pm. Student Resource Building (OISS conference room. 3rd floor). BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION: Brown bag book discussion led by librarian Alex Regan kicks off a series of lunchtime discussions that continue on February 7 and March 7 in the Student Resource Building.

January 29, 4pm. UCSB Library, Mary Cheadle Room, 3rd Floor. FACULTY PANEL: Bren School professors Sarah Anderson, Andrew Plantinga, and Naomi Tague will introduce the SERI Fire research initiative, which is bringing together an interdisciplinary team in pursuit of new strategies for managing wildfire under conditions of climate change.

February 5. 12-1pm. UCSB Library, Mary Cheadle Room, 3rd Floor. BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION:
An informal book club discussion of The Big Burn led by librarian Alex Regan. Open to all, even if you have not yet read the book. Bring your lunch.

February 12, 6pm. Santa Barbara Public Library, Montecito Branch. FACULTY PANEL: A panel of UCSB faculty from multiple disciplines will discuss the UCSB Reads selection, The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America. Panelists are Peter S. Alagona, History; Karen Lunsford, Writing Program; and Dar Roberts, Geography.

February 14, 12-1pm. UCSB Library, Room 1575 1st Floor. LUNCHTIME FILM SCREENING: "Faces in the Fire: A Heartfelt Documentary of the Survivors."  This 1991 film about the Painted Cave Fire in Santa Barbara was produced by the UCSB Public History Program.  Bring your lunch.

February 19, 4pm. UCSB Library, Mary Cheadle Room, 3rd Floor. ARTIST TALK by Ethan Turpin. Turpin will talk about his exhibition Burn Cycle, which is on exhibit in the UCSB Library lobby from February 8- May 30, 2014.

February 20, 6pm. Santa Barbara Public Library, Central Library. FACULTY PANEL: A panel of UCSB faculty and staff from multiple disciplines will discuss the UCSB Reads selection, The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America. Panelists are Jon Cook, Campus Design and Facilities and graduate of the Yale Forestry School and Elizabeth Heckendorn Cook, English.

February 26, 4 pm. UCSB Library, Mary Cheadle Room, 3rd Floor. JOURNALIST Ray Ford will speak about "History of Fire in Santa Barbara: Perceptions and Misconceptions." The talk will be preceded by a screening of "Dance of the Phoenix," a short documentary about the Tea Fire by UCSB students Romero Castillo, Mayur Prajapati, and Jackson Carter, that was produced as part of the Carsey-Wolf Center’s Blue Horizons program.

March 4, 8pm. UCSB, Campbell Hall. AUTHOR TALK: Reading, lecture, and book-signing by Timothy Egan, author of The Big Burn.

March 5, 12-1pm. ONLINE INTERVIEW & CHAT W/ TIMOTHY EGAN. Join the UCSB Library for a free one-hour online interview & chat with Timothy Egan, author of this year's UCSB Reads book, "The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America." Egan will be interviewed by UCSB History Professor John Majewski for the first 20 minutes and then we will take questions from you. View and participate in the live broadcast at http://library.ucsb.edu/egan.

**All events are free and open to the public. No tickets required.**

 

Santa Barbara Reads

The Santa Barbara Public Library System presents Santa Barbara Reads in partnership with UCSB Reads. Additional events at Santa Barbara branch libraries include Los Padres National Forest family presentations with Smokey Bear and film screenings.

Upcoming UCSB Reads Partner Events

January 24, February 7, February 21, March 7. Brown bag book discussions (Student Resource Building).

March 5, 11:30-12:30pm. Tom Swetnam will speak about fire and climate in the Western U.S. (Bren Hall 1414)


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