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Lecture: World War II: The Guns at Last Light

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Atkinson will discuss his WWII trilogy Sunday, May 18, 3 p.m., UCSB’s Campbell Hall. Read story.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Lecture: Living and Thriving with Asperger’s Syndrome

Alix Generous is unlike most college seniors--the 21-year-old neuroscience and psychology student was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome as a teen. Read story.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Lecture: Sea Monsters

Author Chet Van Duzer offers readers a fascinating history of the evolution of unexplained ocean critters as they were perceived hundreds of years ago. Read story.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Lecture: Crossing the Atlantic

S.B. native Brad Vickers raced across the wild sea with his four-man team from New York to England. Read story.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Lecture: Dr. Eben Alexander

In 2008, Alexander contracted bacterial meningitis; he was in a coma for six days, during which time he claims to have had visions of a heaven. Read story.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Review: Maxine Hong Kingston at the Garvin Theater

“The Woman Warrior” preached peace on Friday, November 8. Read story.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Consequences of Newborn Genetic Screening

UCLA professor to present flip side of medical mandate. Read story.

Monday, February 18, 2013

For the Love of Life

Dr. Pauline Chen talks of her struggle as a medical student in a society unprepared to deal with the emotional responsibility associated with death. Read story.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Susan Cain to Speak at UCSB on November 29

The author of New York Times bestseller Quiet challenges our extrovert-dominant culture, suggesting that when we undervalue the gifts of introverts, we all lose out. Read story.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Jonah Lehrer Lectures on the Mystery of Creativity

The widely published author riffed on topics from his recent book. Read story.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Author Richard Louv at the Granada

The more we become enmeshed in screens and technologies, the more we need nature. Read story.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Imaginings and Epiphanies

Author Jonah Lehrer gives us a peek into the mystery of epiphany in his new book Imagine: How Creativity Works before his talk at UCSB’s Campbell Hall on May 17. Read story.

Monday, May 14, 2012

The Nurture of Nature

For Richard Louv, the crusade to inform this technology-altered modern world about the restorative powers of nature has been a full-time job since his book Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder was published in 2005. Read story.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Radio Shangri-La Comes to SBCC

This week, author Lisa Napoli will discuss her transformative time volunteering for a Bhutanese radio station. Read story.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Election 2012: Economy or Culture War?

A report from journalist Amy Sullivan's Tuesday night lecture at the Lobero Theatre. Read story.

Thursday, April 12, 2012
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