March 21, 2024

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The following is being sent on behalf of the Library

March 21, 2024

Dear Faculty,

A quick note to share three ways you can still participate in UCSB Reads 2024 in spring quarter:

  1. Request free copies of the UCSB Reads 2024 book ”Your Brain on Art: How the Arts Transform Us” by Susan Magsamen and Ivy Ross for students in your classes.
  2. Encourage your students to participate in UCSB Reads 2024 programming that includes book clubs, arts workshops, the public presentation by the authors, and more.
  3. Request one or both authors to come to your class when they visit campus May 7 and 8.

To request free copies of the book, a class visit by the authors or more information, please email

About UCSB Reads

Now in its 18th year, UCSB Reads brings the campus and Santa Barbara communities together to read a common book that explores compelling issues of our time. Each year, a committee of faculty, staff, students, and community partners convene to select an intellectually stimulating, interdisciplinary book by a living author that appeals to a wide range of readers and can be incorporated into the UCSB curriculum.

Thank you,

Alex Regan
Events & Exhibitions Program Manager
UCSB Library