The Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts was established in 2000 with the goal of strengthening liberal arts education locally and nationally. The Institute hosts scholarly conversation on the present and future of the liberal arts, provides liberal arts opportunities to area communities outside the academy, promotes educational access for first-generation and underserved populations, and fosters interdisciplinary contact between faculty and students through extracurricular events on campus.



Upcoming Programs


Waves of Black: Santa Barbara and the Environmental Movement

Heather Frazier, University of California, Santa Barbara

Saturday, April 21

12:45pm | Winter 210

Chemistry Department Lecture

The Influence of Physiological States on Intergroup Bias

Kyle Ratner, UC Santa Barbara

Monday, April 23

6pm | Winter 210

Natural and Behavioral Sciences Lecture