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Archive, 2007 "UCSB Reads"
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By partnering with the Santa Barbara Public Library System, the Santa Barbara City College Luria Library, and with generous support from Patagonia, UCSB Reads expands on the campus common reading experience to encompass the entire Santa Barbara community and beyond. This award-winning program engages the communities through conversations, lectures, readings, displays, and other activities that explore interdisciplinary issues which arise from the selected read. Copies of the book are distributed free to interested students, and faculty are encouraged to incorporate the book into their class curricula.
UCSB Reads 2008 aims to:
After you finish reading the book, redistribute your copy to another reader! There will be a collection box in the Davidson Library for this purpose.
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.
Faculty and students will be exploring the multi-disciplined issues and topics covered in the selected book. Community events related to the book will include lectures, panel discussions, and workshops. Check the Events page for a complete schedule of events for the UCSB Reads program, and please join us!
UCSB/SB Reads is a collaborative effort of the UCSB Libraries, the Santa Barbara Public Library System, the Santa Barbara City College Luria Library, Patagonia, and UCSB Arts & Lectures.
UCSB Reads 2008 Information Overview [pdf file]
We are proud and pleased to recognize the generous support of UCSB Reads by the following, and wish to thank them for their contributions to this dynamic campus initiative:
Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor, UC Santa Barbara
Arts & Lectures, UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Public Library System
College of Letters and Science, UC Santa Barbara
Division of Humanities and Fine Arts, UC Santa Barbara
Division of Social Sciences, UC Santa Barbara
Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies, UC Santa Barbara
Global and International Studies Program, UC Santa Barbara
Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, UC Santa Barbara
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