Upcoming library events in April

by Graduate Division Staff
Thursday, March 31, 2022 2:02 PM

The UCSB Library is offering several events in April, and all graduate students are invited.

Exhibition Event: A Call to Action

Tuesday, April 5, 5pm | UCSB Library, Special Research Collections

Please join UCSB Library in celebrating its exhibition A Call to Action: Documenting Santa Barbara's Art & Activism and hear from some of the contributors featured in the exhibition.  Event will include a reception, curator tours, and zine making station.

This exhibition consists of works donated to two recent community archives:  the Santa Barbara Black Lives Matter Community Archives and the COVID-19 Community Archives.


Untangling Entanglement & Other Quantum Ideas

Thursday, April 14, 12:30-2pm | Instruction & Training 1312

In the final story in this year’s UCSB Reads book Exhalation: Stories by Ted Chiang, quantum computers allow people to explore divergent timelines. At UCSB, scientists are working on developing real quantum computers that do not allow for divergent timelines, but will help address pressing problems such as optimizing delivery routes and strengthening password encryption. 

Quantum physics defies our intuition about how the physical world is supposed to work. Are you curious about quantum physics and quantum computing? Drop by the Library on World Quantum Day and participate in fun interactive games and activities designed to build your quantum intuition.

Activities were developed by three NSF-funded projects at UCSB and will be led by graduate students working with these projects: EPiQC, Quander, and the Quantum Foundry.

Event is free and open to the public. UCSB Reads 2022 tee-shirts will be available while supplies last.


How Quantum Mechanics Affects Our Lives: A Panel Discussion

Thursday, April 14, 4pm | Instruction & Training 1312

Join industry and academic experts in the quantum field for a panel inspired by Ted Chiang's story "Anxiety is the Dizziness of Freedom." Ted Chiang's Exhalation: Stories is the UCSB Reads pick for 2022.

Moderated by Erik Lucero, Lead Quantum Engineer, Google Santa Barbara.

Event is free and open to the public. Questions about this event can be sent to outreach@library.ucsb.edu.


The Business of Less: The Role of Companies and Households on a Planet in Peril

Tuesday, April 19, 4pm | UCSB Library, Pacific View Room

The UCSB Library presents a Pacific Views Series Talk by Roland Geyer, Professor of Industrial Ecology. This event is free and open to the public.

Since its inception thirty years ago, environmental sustainability has been based on the concepts of “eco-efficiency” and “win-win”. Despite countless eco-efficiency and win-win efforts across the world, the state of the natural environment has further degraded instead of improved. This talk first explains why our current approach to environmental sustainability was doomed to fail and then introduces a new set of principles that together provide a road map, for businesses and for households, to a world in which human prosperity and a healthy environment are no longer at odds.

Roland Geyer is Professor of Industrial Ecology at UCSB's Bren School of Environmental Science and Management. His work has been covered widely in the media, including worldwide appearances on radio and television shows. Learn more about Roland, his work, and its impact at www.rolandgeyer.com.

Co-sponsored with the Community Environmental Council and in conjunction with Santa Barbara Earth Day 2022.

Event questions? Email outreach@library.ucsb.edu.