Tag archives: Pulitzer

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 […]

‘Parallel’ Problems
By Steven Libowitz   |   August 20, 2020

The Pulitzer Prize-winning American born British-Libyan author Hisham Matar won the coveted award for The Return, his 2016 memoir about his journey to Libya to find out what happened to his father. An exiled opponent of the infamously brutal Gaddafi regime, the elder Matar was kidnapped in Cairo and flown back to Libya, where he […]

A Bias for Bias
By Gwyn Lurie   |   January 23, 2020

A story you may have missed while you were busy celebrating the holidays was the December 31 closing of the gargantuan (half million square foot) “Newseum” – just steps from the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue – after 11 years and ten million visitors. Various news outlets decried the poignancy and irony of the 450 […]

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 […]

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 […]