Joan Halifax in Conversation with Pico Iyer

An evening with a bodhisattva. Read story.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Joan Halifax Talks with Pico Iyer

Buddhist author will discuss her book ‘Standing at the Edge’ Tuesday, October 23. Read story.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Kay Jamison Talks ‘An Unquiet Mind’

Author addresses positive solutions to managing mental illness. Read story.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Speaking with Pico Iyer

In the next Arts & Lectures series, Pico will interview a diverse quartet including the Zen Buddhist Roshi Joan Halifax, Man Booker Prize winner George Saunders, acclaimed author of The Orchid Thief Susan Orlean, and National Book Award winner Andrew Solomon. Read story.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

UCSB Arts & Lectures 2018-19 Season Announced

60th anniversary year promises to be more exciting than ever. Read story.

Friday, June 15, 2018

An Interview with Tommy Caldwell

The professional climber talks about ascending El Capitan’s Dawn Wall, writing his memoir, and how his life has changed since. Read story.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Tasoula Hadjitofi on Reclaiming Her Nation’s Stolen Heritage

Hadjitofi spent over 30 years repatriating thousands of artifacts lost after Turkey invaded Northern Cyprus in 1974. Read story.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Anthony Doerr Coming Up in Conversations with Pico

The Pulitzer Prize–winning author chats with the Independent before his Arts & Lectures event. Read story.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris Talks Healing Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity

Pediatrician/author is determined to mitigate the damaging effects of adverse childhood experiences everywhere they are found. Read story.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Peter Harper's Cycles of Song and Soul

The songwriter/sculptor/teacher preaches peace at SOhO. Read story.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Awareness and Practice Can Help Overcome Hidden Biases

Westmont College associate professor Carmel Saad lectures on the issue. Read story.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Maria Popova in Conversation with Pico Iyer

Two precise minds showed an enthusiastic audience the beauty of meaningful conversation. Read story.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Plumbing the Depths of the Grand Canyon

Nat Geo’s Kevin Fedarko and Peter McBride walk the Colorado River, and live to tell about it. Read story.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Tyler, the Creator Makes Rare UCSB Appearance

The rapper discussed his life and work with history professor Terence Keel in front of a sold-out Campbell Hall crowd. Read story.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

‘Nat Geo’ Photographer Talks Climbing and PTSD

Cory Richards reveals his personal demons and explains how climbing has taught him to give up control. Read story.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
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