News Highlights


Jan 25

A new exhibition at UC Santa Barbara, “14 Black Classicists,” highlights the achievements of men and women who shattered racialized assumptions of 19th-century academia to become respected and influential classicists.

The exhibition, split between the university’s Art, Design and Architectural Museum (AD&AM) and the UCSB Library, features portraits and short biographies of the 14 scholars. 

Jan 20
UC Santa Barbara aims to boost ocean health through a new partnership with the World Economic Forum (WEF), a community of business, political and societal leaders working to improve the state of the world. By teaming with the Forum, UCSB’s Marine Science Institute (MSI) will link its renowned ocean scientists with the global leaders who can help translate their research into action.
WEF has previously advanced similar initiatives — and created similar coalitions — to drive change on other critical global issues, including water. The Forum in 2016 identified oceans as a new focus and sought out experts to lead the initiative. UCSB was selected for its historical, global leadership in marine science.
Jan 17

The annual UCSB Reads is more than a collective opportunity to explore great works, like this year’s selection, “Into the Beautiful North” by Luis Alberto Urrea. It’s also a series of events — performances, live readings, panel discussions, film screenings and more that will culminate in the author’s visit to campus at the end of April.

A full list of events is available here

Jan 10

Since 1994, when he created Voice of the Shuttle (VoS), a “Website for humanities research,” Alan Liu, professor of English at UCSB, has been a leading proponent of incorporating the digital world into the humanities. It’s been a period of technological leaps forward and malicious setbacks, and Liu will recount it in the talk “ ‘Wild Surmise’: How Humanists and Artists Discovered the Internet at UCSB, c. 1994 — An Origins Story,” Friday, Jan. 13, at 10 a.m. in the UCSB Library Instruction & Training Room 1312. It is free and open to the public.