Events Continue for UCSB Reads
Activities in the UCSB Reads for Earth Day campaign continue with community panels, lectures, and an early Earth Day Fair in Isla Vista leading up to author Elizabeth Kolbert’s free public lecture on Thursday, April 19, at 8 p.m. in Campbell Hall. With events continuing through Earth Day on April 22, the series on climate change concludes with a free, half-day conference on April 28 in Corwin Pavilion on the media’s coverage of environmental issues.
Today, April 16, UCSB faculty, staff, administrators and students conduct a 24-hour marathon reading and recording of Elizabeth Kolbert’s book, “Field Notes from a Catastrophe,” to benefit the nonprofit Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic. Nobel laureates Walter Kohn and Alan Heeger will join Executive Vice Chancellor Gene Lucas and others in reading from the book on global warming.
On Tuesday, April 17, at 7 p.m. the Santa Barbara Public Library hosts a community conversation on global warming’s biological consequences that will be lead by Catherine Gautier and Lee Hannah, faculty members of the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, and Mayor Marty Blum.