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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

Fighting Addiction, Pushing Prison Reform

Ryan Leone tries turning around life of crime and drug problems with Lobero fundraiser. Read story.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

An Interview with Samantha Bee

Comedian talks about how she finds humor in society’s ludicrous aspects. Read story.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

UCSB Arts & Lectures Announces 2017-18 Season

Bill Murray, Joe Biden, Samantha Bee, and a dance to the Beatles coming soon. Read story.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Naomi Klein Discusses Our Environmental Future

Author delivers May 17 Granada Theatre speech on climate crisis. Read story.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Lynsey Addario Comes to UCSB

The award-winning photojournalist will give a talk as part of Arts & Lectures’ ‘Nat Geo’ series. Read story.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
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