February 10, 2022

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To: Faculty & Lecturers
From: Alex Regan, UCSB Library Events & Exhibitions Librarian
Subject: Want to use the UCSB Reads book in your course? Sign up for our Feb. 16 panel

UCSB Library and the Center for Innovative Teaching, Research, and Learning (CITRAL) invite you to a moderated discussion at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 16 on Zoom about incorporating the UCSB Reads book into a course.

Register here.

Hear from UCSB faculty across the disciplines who have done this successfully and learn how the UCSB Reads program can support your instruction.

Panelists include:
Tim Dewar (Gervirtz Graduate School of Education)
Brian Donnelly (English)
Kathy Foltz (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology)
Behrooz Parhami (Electrical & Computer Engineering)
Kathy Patterson (Writing Program)
Moderated by Elina Salminen (CITRAL)

Now in its 16th year, UCSB Reads brings the campus and Santa Barbara communities together to read a common book that explores compelling issues of our time.

This year’s pick is “Exhalation” by Ted Chiang, a collection of nine science fiction short stories written in spare, dramatic prose that addresses essential questions about human life, including free will, fate, bioethics, time travel, virtual reality, cyborgs, and artificial intelligence.