Tag archives: Pulitzer Prize

Inspired by Jazz, Pair of UCSB Professors Receive MacArthur Foundation Honor
By Lauren Clark   |   July 8, 2021

Jazz really can change the world; at least two of UCSB’s most accomplished professors think so. Dr. Jeffrey Stewart and Dr. Victor Rios have just been named as the newest recipients of the MacArthur Foundation Chairs — the same prestigious foundation known for their “Genius Grants.”  Stewart, a professor of Black Studies and winner of […]

First Steps to Race in Justice
By Steven Libowitz   |   October 21, 2020

Two MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellows, a Pulitzer Prize winner, an innovative winner of a Grammy for traditional folk music, and a world-famous nun who was the inspiration for an Academy Award-winning movie are all coming to town as part of an ambitious new series from UCSB Arts & Lectures called Race to Justice that launches […]

This America
By Richard Mineards   |   February 27, 2020

It was a night on the tiles when tony twosome Dan and Meg Burham opened the doors to their Granada penthouse for a bash for supporters of UCSB Arts & Lectures and Harvard University professor Jill Lepore who spoke on This America: The Case for the Nation, based on her latest book, at Campbell Hall. […]

Dreamers and Schemers
By Richard Mineards   |   November 21, 2019

Prolific Montecito author Barry Siegel, a professor at UC Irvine, has just published his eighth book Dreamers and Schemers, which chronicles how Los Angeles’s pursuit and staging of the 1932 Olympic Games during the depths of the Great Depression helped fuel the city’s transformation from a dusty cow town to a world-famous metropolis. Barry, who […]

Duhigg Examines ‘Science of Productivity’ at Luncheon
By Scott Craig   |   October 31, 2019

Charles Duhigg, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter and bestselling author, speaks at the Mosher Center for Moral and Ethical Leadership luncheon on Friday, November 1, at noon in Westmont’s Global Leadership Center. Tickets to the event, “Charles Duhigg: The Science of Productivity,” may be purchased at $100 per person at westmont.edu/mosher-events. For more information […]

Pulitzer Prize Columnist Peggy Noonan Speaks at Breakfast
By Scott Craig   |   January 24, 2019

Peggy Noonan, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist at the Wall Street Journal and a renowned speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan, will speak at the 14th annual Westmont President’s Breakfast on Friday, February 22, from 7 to 9 am in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. Tickets cost $125 per person and go […]

Read Between the Lines
By Richard Mineards   |   May 3, 2018

To the Kimpton Goodland Hotel in Goleta for a UCSB Arts & Lectures reception for peripatetic New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof. A winner of two Pulitzer Prizes and a recipient of a Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University, the 58-year-old Harvard graduate has more followers on Twitter – 1.5 million – than any other print […]