2024 Events

Wednesday June 05, 2024 7:00pm

CCS Music Composition Faculty Emeritus Earl Louis Stewart announces the premiere performance of his Symphony #4: Juneteenth Symphony (Identity 34:1).  It will premiere as part of the Prelude to Juneteenth Day Celebration at UC Los Angeles’ Royce Hall, presented by the Department of African American Studies.

Thursday May 30, 2024 4:00pm

Please join us for a reception and awards ceremony honoring the recipients of the 2024 Library Award for Undergraduate Research. Prizes of $750 for first place and $500 for second place will be awarded in each of three categories: Sciences & Engineering, Humanities & Fine Arts, and Social Sciences.

The 2024 Library Award for Undergraduate Research is generously supported by a gift from Dr. Jenny Cook-Gumperz, faculty emerita.

This event will be photographed or recorded.

Friday May 24, 2024 5:00pm

Please join us for a musical event featuring the premiere of two projects by Donavan Walker '25 (CCS Music Composition). 

Monday May 20, 2024 9:00am

We are thrilled to invite you to the AI Community of Practice Spring Symposium from May 20-24.

Friday May 17, 2024 11:50am
Please join us for a special Visiting Artist Lecture by Amy MacKay, an artist and educator based in Los Angeles. She earned her MFA from UC Irvine in 2018 and BA from Bard College in 2007. Through an intensive research-based process, she makes paintings based on documentation of site-specific, performative events she stages with people in her life. Her work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions in spaces such as La Beast Gallery, Baert Gallery, and the Honolulu Museum.
Thursday May 16, 2024 8:00pm

Suite for Drowning is a collection of musical works directly inspired by near death aquatic experiences on the California Coast. This suite of live electroacoustic pieces explores the vastness of the ocean, natural forces, biological fear responses, out of body experience, and after-life. This iteration of the work is for Lucian Parisi’s senior composition recital, combining electronic material from past albums, compositions specific to this project, and live chamber improvisation.

Wednesday May 15, 2024 7:00pm

Free Admission

There will be a reception following the concert.

Renowned Berlin-based violinist Sarah Saviet premieres a collection of new works written by CCS Music Composition students: Luca LaMarca '27, Leah Graalfs '27, Angus Malcomson '27, Kai Jenkin '26, Zachary Davis '27, and Lucian Parisi '24. Saviet will also be performing contemporary violin works: Falter by Lisa Streich, Mikka by Iannis Xenakis, and Habitual by Lawrence Dunn.

Wednesday May 15, 2024 8:00am

Conference Details

Date: Wednesday, May 15th and Friday, May 17th, 2024 between 8 am and 5:30 pm.
Location: UCSB Library and Kerr Hall

Discover the boundless horizons of knowledge and innovation at the UCSB Conference 2024. This week-long event is a testament to the remarkable achievements of our students, who have delved into a diverse array of research topics, fostering new insights and igniting intellectual curiosity.

Tuesday May 14, 2024 11:00am

We welcome you to the URCA Week Poster Colloquium at UCSB, a dynamic showcase of ingenuity, exploration, and innovation. This event serves as a platform for students from all disciplines to present their research findings and creative projects to the university community and beyond.

The Undergraduate Poster Colloquium embodies the spirit of academic curiosity and collaboration. Held annually, this event allows students to share their breakthroughs, insights, and artistic endeavors with a diverse audience. 

Monday April 29, 2024 3:30pm

Mary "Jo" Little (1954-2017) was a beloved staff member known for her unwavering commitment to student wellness and the undergraduate community. During her 25 years at UCSB, Jo served in the Departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Environmental Studies before becoming the College of Creative Studies (CCS) Assistant Dean in 2013.

CCS Dean Emeritus and paleobotanist Bruce Tiffney will lead the campus flora walk and provide a brief introduction to the diversity of plants that faculty and staff have introduced to campus.