Global Studies Pacts Signed
Confirmation of UCSB’s participation in a faculty and student exchange program with four top European Union (EU) universities took the shape of two agreements signed earlier this month on campus. Underpinning creation of a new European M.A. degree, called the Erasmus Mundus Global Studies program, the pacts establish full or partial scholarships by the EU for recent UCSB global and international studies graduates to study in Europe for varying lengths of time. One faculty member from UCSB and one from the Erasmus Mundus consortium would also be exchanged with the EU underwriting the cost. UCSB is the only university in the United States presently participating with the European universities of Leipzig, Germany; Vienna, Austria; Wroclav, Poland; and the London School of Economics. See <www.global.ucsb.edu
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HONORS & AWARDS
, associate professor of dramatic art, won
the top playwriting award in 2005 from the prestigious Puerto Rican
Institute of Culture for his original play, “The Art of Painting.”
The drama about the island’s society in the 18th century will be
produced in March.
, associate director of communications services,
was installed last month as president of the Santa Barbara Chapter
of the Native Sons of the Golden West, a 150-year-old organization
devoted to preserving California’s historical sites.
, director of the Orfalea Center for
Global and International Studies, has co-authored and edited “Religion
in Global Civil Society” (Oxford University Press, 2005), which
examines the different ways in which religion intersects with an
emerging civil culture.
, formerly clinical veterinarian for the Taronga
Zoo in Sydney, Australia, has been appointed campus veterinarian
after serving six months as interim vet. She also acts as relief
vet for the Santa Barbara Zoo.
, professor of history of art and architecture,
is the acting director of the University Art Museum while a replacement
is recruited for former Director Bonnie Helm. Bermingham joined
the UCSB faculty in 1993.
, a three-year employee and former assistant business
manager in the Development Office, has been promoted to research
specialist where she will also serve as a training and technical