Celebrating 50 Years of the College of Creative Studies
The College of Creative Studies was established on the UC Santa Barbara campus in 1967 (yes, the summer of love) to serve students who demonstrated talent for original work in science or the arts. Join us in celebrating 50 years of creating new knowledge during the 2017-2018 academic year, reflecting on how we have evolved over the years.
The success of CCS is due to a dedicated community of faculty, students, staff, parents, alumni, and friends. The CCS 50th Anniversary Honorary Council represents a microcosm of this community, responsible for making the College a unique place for unconventional learning and where radical curiosity is celebrated.
CCS will be hosting a variety of 50th Anniversary events throughout the 2017-2018 academic year. Join us in celebrating CCS 50th Anniversary by attending our events, open to the public at no charge (unless noted otherwise). For more information, contact Will Proctor.
Transdisciplinary Workshop with MacArthur Fellow Angela Belcher (CCS Biology ’91/PhD ’97), James Mason Crafts Professor of Biological Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, MIT
- October 4, 3:00 PM
October 31-November 2
- November 4, 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
- January 29, 5:00 PM
Exhibition on The Future Can Only Be Told in Reverse
- Reception and Discussion: February 16, 4:00 PM
- Exhibition on view: February 14 - March 9
A Viewing of City of Gold and a Conversation with Jonathan Gold, American Food Critic; Restaurant Critic, Los Angeles Times; the first food critic to win the Pulitzer Prize; he is showcased in 2015 documentary film City of Gold
- March 2, 5:00 PM
- March 9, 5:30 PM
Translational Sports Biomedicine: From Bench to Bench by Dr. Christopher Proctor, Managing Partner at Alta Orthopaedics
- March 12, 3:00 PM
- March 18, 9:00 AM
- April 5-7, 8:00 PM
- April 23, 6:30 PM
- April 26, 4:00 PM
- April 27, 3:00 PM
- April 28, 5:00 PM
- May 3, 4:00 PM
- May 7, 3:00 PM
- May 24, 5:00 PM
50 for 50
CCS is honored to showcase 50 individuals and activities during our 50th Anniversary to share our rich history and amazing people responsible for making our unconventional College possible! Return regularly to learn more.
Tell Us Your Story
We want to hear how CCS has impacted you. Tag your posts on social media using #UCSBCCS50 or submit your stories online.
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More than 30 years after leaving CCS I’m still using the methods I first discovered: be open to all the possibilities, plan a path and start simply, take time to evaluate, edit, and repeat. The College of Creative Studies provided an environment of experimentation and a creative community where learning by doing was the culture. I’m so fortunate that I found CCS.