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2008 Theme: GLOBALIZATION AND GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP



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2008

April

  • Tuesday, April 22 / 7pm / UCSB Corwin Pavilion / Free
    The Travails of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy, an informal discussion with faculty member Richard Appelbaum.
    Part of the "Spring Nights" series, an informal discussion about controversial issues with UCSB faculty and staff outside of class. Come hear what your professors will say outside of the classroom. Get uncensored opinions from professors about Travails of a T-Shirt: "Are my hands clean? Do you contribute to slavery?"
    Professor Richard Appelbaum from the Global Studies Department will be introducing the topic.
    Brought to you by the UCSB Wellness Program



March

  • Wednesday, March 5 / 8pm / UCSB Campbell Hall / Free
    Lecture: Pietra Rivoli, author of the featured book for UCSB Reads 2008, The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of World Trade
          Click here to view a poster for the lecture. [pdf]
    Pietra Rivoli has served on the Georgetown University faculty since 1983. She is currently an associate professor at the University's McDonough School of Business where she specializes in international business, finance, and social issues in business. In this book, Rivoli tracked the life cycle of a simple t-shirt as it made its way through the global economy. She traced the shirt's course from its beginnings in a Texas cotton field, to a Chinese textile factory, back to the United States, and eventually to a used clothing market in Africa, while she studied the business, financial, and social implications of this global journey.
    There will be a book signing following the event.
    Rivoli is the featured author of the campus-wide UCSB Reads 2008 initiative presented by the UCSB Libraries, the UCSB Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor, UCSB Arts & Lectures, the Santa Barbara Public Library System, and Santa Barbara City College, with generous support from Patagonia.
    Author visit is co-sponsored by UCSB Arts & Lectures, the College of Letters and Science, the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts, the Division of Social Sciences, and the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management.



February

  • Thursday, February 28 / 5:30pm / Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara Downtown Public Library
    "UCSB/SB/SBCC Reads" Book & Issues Community Conversations
    Join a free community lecture and conversation about globalization and Pietra Rivoli's The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: an Economist Examines the Markets, Power and Politics of World Trade. Panel discussion led by Prof. Kum-Kum Bhavnani, UCSB Sociology Dept., (Women and international development); Marty Blum, Mayor, Santa Barbara; Prof. Jerry Cohen, UCSB Political Science, (International political economy); and Prof. Mark Juergensmeyer, Director, UCSB Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies.
    Sponsored by the UCSB Libraries and the Santa Barbara Public Library System.

  • Wednesday, February 27 / 7pm / Solvang Public Library
    "UCSB/SB/SBCC Reads" Book & Issues Community Conversations
    Join a free community lecture and conversation about globalization and Pietra Rivoli's The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: an Economist Examines the Markets, Power and Politics of World Trade. Panel discussion led by Prof. Ralph Armbruster-Sandoval, UCSB Chican@ Studies, (Globalization, labor, social movements and Latin America); Prof. David Carr, UCSB Geography Dept., (Population and food systems in context of global environmental change); Prof. Kenneth Harwood, Adjunct Professor, UCSB Communication Dept., (Ethics of media and media economics including the Web); and Aaron Petersen, Chair, Solvang City Planning Commission and Solvang business owner.
    Sponsored by the UCSB Libraries and the Santa Barbara Public Library System.

  • Wednesday, February 27 / 1pm / Women's Center Conference Room
    Panel and Discussion: The Gendered Economies of Globalization
    Kum-Kum Bhavnani, Francesca Degiuli, and Molly Talcott
    In coordination with the UCSB Reads focus this year on issues of globalization and Peitra Rivoli's The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy as the selected Read, the Women's Center presents a panel on gender and globalization featuring Professor Kum-Kum Bhavnani (Sociology and Global Studies), Faculty Fellow Francesca Degiuli (Global Studies), and graduate student Molly Talcott (Sociology). Bhavnani, Degiuli and Talcott will discuss their research about agriculture, migration, labor and organizing in a variety of national and transnational locations in order to address the complex links between globalization, gender, and ethnic and racial identity.

  • Thursday, February 21 / 7pm / Goleta Public Library
    "UCSB/SB/SBCC Reads" Book & Issues Community Conversations
    Join a free community lecture and conversation about globalization and Pietra Rivoli's The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: an Economist Examines the Markets, Power and Politics of World Trade. Panel discussion led by Nicole Bassett, Social Responsibility Manager, Patagonia; Prof. David Cleveland, UCSB Environmental Studies, (Diversity in agricultural systems and the environment); and Prof. Francesca Degiuli, Faculty Fellow, UCSB Global & International Studies Program, (Gender, globalization, immigration and work).
    Sponsored by the UCSB Libraries and the Santa Barbara Public Library System.

  • Thursday, February 21 / 12-1pm / UCSB Davidson Library
    "UCSB/SB/SBCC Reads" Book & Issues Community Conversations
    Join a free community lecture and conversation about globalization and Pietra Rivoli's The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: an Economist Examines the Markets, Power and Politics of World Trade. Panel discussion led by John Greathouse, Lecturer, UCSB Technology Management Program, [Helped launch Computer Motion and Expertcity (aka Citrix Online)]; Mary O'Connor, UCSB Research Anthropologist, (Economic globalization and transnational migration between Mexico and the US); Prof. Ernst Von Weizsäcker, Dean, UCSB Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, (Global environmental policy); and Prof. John Woolley, UCSB Political Science, (U.S. government and regulatory policy and the economy).
    Sponsored by the UCSB Libraries and the Santa Barbara Public Library System.

  • Wednesday, February 20 / 7pm / Montecito Public Library
    "UCSB/SB/SBCC Reads" Book & Issues Community Conversations
    Join a free community lecture and conversation about globalization and Pietra Rivoli's The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: an Economist Examines the Markets, Power and Politics of World Trade. Panel discussion led by Prof. Rich Appelbaum, Director, UCSB MA in Global & International Studies and Co-Director, Center for Global Studies; Prof. Peter Haslund, Program Director, SBCC International & Global Studies; and Prof. Oran Young, UCSB Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, (International environmental governance).
    Sponsored by the UCSB Libraries and the Santa Barbara Public Library System.

  • Tuesday, February 19 / 7pm / Carpinteria Public Library
    "UCSB/SB/SBCC Reads" Book & Issues Community Conversations
    Join a free community lecture and conversation about globalization and Pietra Rivoli's The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: an Economist Examines the Markets, Power and Politics of World Trade. Panel discussion led by Nicole Bassett, Social Responsibility Manager, Patagonia Company; Prof. Robert Deacon, UCSB Economics Dept., (Environmental economics); Prof. Peter Haslund, Program Director, SBCC International & Global Studies; and Prof. Ernst Von Weizsäcker, Dean, UCSB Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, (Global environmental policy).
    Sponsored by the UCSB Libraries and the Santa Barbara Public Library System.

  • Wednesday, February 13 / 12-1pm / UCSB Davidson Library
    "UCSB/SB/SBCC Reads" Book & Issues Community Conversations
    Join a free community lecture and conversation about globalization and Pietra Rivoli's The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: an Economist Examines the Markets, Power and Politics of World Trade. Panel discussion led by Prof. Eileen Boris, Hull Professor and Chair, UCSB Women's Studies Program, (Women and labor studies); Nadege Clitandre, Researcher, UCSB Black Studies Dept., (Globalization issues and Haiti); Prof. Aashish Mehta, UCSB Global & International Studies, (Globalization and employment in developing economies); and, Prof. Michael Stohl, Chair, UCSB Communication Dept., (Political communication and global relations).
    Sponsored by the UCSB Libraries and the Santa Barbara Public Library System.

  • Friday, February 1 / Competition Proposal
    Open Up the Box 2007 Competition
              Expressions of interest due February 1, 2008
              Final submissions due February 28, 2008
    The Container Project: Explorations in Mobility at UC Santa Barbara. Over a period of two months in 2006, the UC Institute for Research in the Arts demonstration project Open Container took place as part of a class taught jointly by Professors Kim Yasuda and Dick Hebdige of UC Santa Barbara. With a small budget for supplies and donated materials from local shipping company, J. Staal Storage Solutions, two shipping containers were transformed into a modular dwelling unit. A third container served as exhibition space for the proposed design prototypes. The course was a research and studio exploration of the transportable and residential mobility of container culture, with a focus on reuse and sustainability. UCIRA and J Staal Storage Solutions would like to open up opportunities for others to devise and execute equally dynamic and innovative research and design experiments. Engaging affordability and sustainability as themes for this inaugural competition, participants are asked to use two 20-foot shipping containers as the raw material to create attractive, functional and eco-friendly designs as possible solutions to the affordable housing question. The sponsors seek a building that will be mobile, functional and beautiful. Successful designs need to prove both cost and energy efficient as well as conform to current local zoning and building codes. This competition offers visibility and recognition to the winning proposal and a chance to see the project realized in three dimensions in a key location on the UC Santa Barbara campus.
    Competition Sponsors: J Staal Storage Solutions, University of California Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA), UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UCSB Office of Sustainability, UCSB Associate Vice Chancellor for Campus Design and Facilities, and the Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara.



January

  • January / UCSB Davidson Library, Main entrance lobby
    T-SHIRT DRIVE!
    A chance to clean your closets! As part of the UCSB Reads program this year on globalization (and because the selected book this year is Travels of a T-shirt), we are launching a used t-shirt drive at the library. We have a box set up in the main lobby of Davidson Library for collecting clean, used t-shirts. The shirts will be used in a UCSB art project lead by Professor Kim Yasuda. Any t-shirts not used for the project will be donated to charity.

  • Tuesday, January 15 - / 8am-5pm / UCSB Davidson Library, Main entrance lobby
    Free copies of The Travels of a T-Shirt to students
    2,000 free copies of the featured book for "UCSB Reads," The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy will be distributed to students beginning on Tuesday, January 15, 8am in the main lobby of the Davidson Library. [NOTE: All books have been distributed]
    UCSB Reads is presented by the UCSB Libraries. Sponsors include the UCSB Office of the Vice-Chancellor, Patagonia, Arts & Lectures, the Santa Barbara Public Library System, the College of Letters and Science, the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts, the Division of Social Sciences, the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies, the Global and International Studies Program, and the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management.

  • Friday, January 11 / 1-2pm / UCSB Davidson Library, 8th Floor
    UCSB Reads 2008
    Kickoff of the 2008 campus-wide reading program; the featured book is The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Econonmist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of World Trade by Pietra Rivoli, PhD. Campus events and community discussions will be held focusing on this year's theme of globalization. Free copies of the featured book will be distributed to students by the Davidson Library beginning January 15.
    Presented by the UCSB Libraries. Sponsored by the Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies and UCSB's Global & International Studies Program. Coffee and pastries provided by Starbucks Coffee, Goleta.

    Click here for photos of these events.



2007

November

  • Thursday-Saturday, November 8-10 / McCune Conference Room, Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, 6020 HSSB
    The Traveling Box: Containers as the Global Icon of Our Era
    The conference will focus on containers and containerization as a broad umbrella under which to consider:
    • the social, economic, and cultural impact of the shipping container
    • the impact of the container on urban geography, supply chains, environmental and security issues
    • the shipping container as material object/raw material to be appropriated, recycled, and adapted for multiple uses
    Presented by the UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center and the Center for Work, Labor and Democracy. Additional conference sponsors include: Harry Bridges Institute, UCLA; The Business, Society and Culture Program, Drew University, and J Staal Storage Solutions.

  • Friday, November 9 / Call for Proposals
    Open Up the Box 2007 Competition: CALL FOR PROPOSALS
              Expressions of interest due February 1, 2008
              Final submissions due February 28, 2008
    The Container Project: Explorations in Mobility at UC Santa Barbara. Over a period of two months in 2006, the UC Institute for Research in the Arts demonstration project Open Container took place as part of a class taught jointly by Professors Kim Yasuda and Dick Hebdige of UC Santa Barbara. With a small budget for supplies and donated materials from local shipping company, J. Staal Storage Solutions, two shipping containers were transformed into a modular dwelling unit. A third container served as exhibition space for the proposed design prototypes. The course was a research and studio exploration of the transportable and residential mobility of container culture, with a focus on reuse and sustainability. UCIRA and J Staal Storage Solutions would like to open up opportunities for others to devise and execute equally dynamic and innovative research and design experiments. Engaging affordability and sustainability as themes for this inaugural competition, participants are asked to use two 20-foot shipping containers as the raw material to create attractive, functional and eco-friendly designs as possible solutions to the affordable housing question. The sponsors seek a building that will be mobile, functional and beautiful. Successful designs need to prove both cost and energy efficient as well as conform to current local zoning and building codes. This competition offers visibility and recognition to the winning proposal and a chance to see the project realized in three dimensions in a key location on the UC Santa Barbara campus.
    Competition Sponsors: J Staal Storage Solutions, University of California Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA), UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UCSB Office of Sustainability, UCSB Associate Vice Chancellor for Campus Design and Facilities, and the Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara.



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