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6/22/2001
LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY IS SUBJECT OF INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE
Scholars from universities all over the world will convene at UC Santa Barbara this summer for a six-week long institute to study linguistic diversity – how and why languages differ ... FULL STORY

6/21/2001
UCSB LIBRARIAN HONORED FOR CAREER CONTRIBUTIONS TO DEVELOPMENT OF WOMEN'S STUDIES LIBRARIANSHIP
Sarah M. Pritchard, university librarian at UC Santa Barbara, has been honored with the Career Achievement in Women's Studies Librarianship Award by the Association of College and ... FULL STORY

6/11/2001
RABBI TO RECEIVE PH.D. IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES AT UCSB
Rabbi Harry Manhoff of San Leandro will receive a doctoral degree in religious studies during the commencement ceremony for graduate students at UC Santa Barbara, Sunday, June 17 ... FULL STORY

6/7/2001
HUMANS HUNTED MAMMALS TO EXTINCTION IN NORTH AMERICA
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Woolly mammoths, giant armadillos and three species of camels were among more than 30 mammals that were hunted to extinction by North American humans 13,000 ... FULL STORY

6/6/2001
UC REGENTS TO VISIT SANTA BARBARA CAMPUS
Members of the University of California Board of Regents and staff from the UC Office of the President will visit the UC Santa Barbara campus on Wednesday, June 13, and Thursday, June ... FULL STORY

6/4/2001
NEW X-RAY IMAGES SHOW PROMISE OF STAR FORMATION
At the American Astronomical Society meeting in Pasadena, Calif. today, University of California, Santa Barbara scientists presented a study of the "Coma Cluster" using images and ... FULL STORY

5/29/2001
UCSB SYMPOSIUM LOOKS AT POLITICS AND NEW MEDIA
Top political science and communication scholars from across the country will spend Saturday, June 2, at UC Santa Barbara discussing research on the 2000 American presidential campaign ... FULL STORY

5/24/2001
NATIONAL RELIGION AND PUBLIC LIFE CONFERENCE TO HONOR LEGACY OF UCSB PROFESSOR AND CONGRESSMAN WALTER CAPPS
Former Nebraska Senator Bob Kerrey to give keynote speech During a 33-year career at UC Santa Barbara as a beloved professor of religious studies, the late Walter Capps advocated ardent ... FULL STORY

5/16/2001
UCSB Distinguished Professor Steven Chaffee Dies Unexpectedly
Steven H. Chaffee, a distinguished professor of communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara and an internationally recognized authority on mass communication and its ... FULL STORY

5/11/2001
UCSB STUDENT DIES DURING REHEARSAL FOR DRAMA PRODUCTION
A student at the University of California, Santa Barbara collapsed and died during a rehearsal for a drama production on campus Thursday night, May 10, 2001. Gregory Paul D'Amico ... FULL STORY

5/1/2001
UCSB PROFESSORS ALAN HEEGER AND ARTHUR GOSSARD ELECTED TO NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Two UC Santa Barbara professors today were elected members of the nation's most prestigious scientific organization, the National Academy of Sciences. Alan Heeger, a winner of the ... FULL STORY

5/1/2001
UCSB'S SEDGWICK RESERVE TO HOST JUNE PERFORMANCE OF SHAKESPEARE'S 'A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM'
The play will only be part of the thing Saturday, June 2 when UCSB's Sedgwick Reserve in the Santa Ynez Valley presents an outdoor evening picnic capped by a sunset performance of ... FULL STORY

4/23/2001
UCSB STATEMENT ABOUT THE DEATH OF U.S. AMBASSADOR DON GEVIRTZ
Don Gevirtz, a successful businessman and former U.S. ambassador, died Sunday, April 22, in Montecito, Ca. At UC Santa Barbara, Gevirtz was a devoted volunteer leader and benefactor ... FULL STORY

4/16/2001
IMAGES SHOW UNDERWATER FAULT SURFACES
(Santa Barbara, Calif.), Marc Kamerling, a researcher with UC Santa Barbara's Institute for Crustal Studies, has developed a new series of images of fault surfaces in the ocean floor ... FULL STORY

4/12/2001
CHANCELLOR'S BREAKFAST GUESTS TO HEAR HOW INFO TECHNOLOGY WILL AFFECT LIFE, LEARNING AND WORK
Information technology will be the topic on the table at UC Santa Barbara Chancellor Henry T. Yang's spring Chancellor's Community Breakfast, to be held 7:30 a.m. Monday, April 30 ... FULL STORY

4/12/2001
INCREASED USE OF CHEMICALS IN AGRICULTURE WORLDWIDE SEEN AS MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL THREAT
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Agriculture will be a major driver of global environmental change over the next 50 years, rivaling the effect of greenhouse gases in its impact, according ... FULL STORY

4/5/2001
U.S. NEWS RANKS UCSB AMONG TOP GRAD SCHOOLS
MEDIA ADVISORY: UC Santa Barbara's College of Engineering and Gevirtz Graduate School of Education have been ranked among the top graduate programs in the nation in an annual survey ... FULL STORY

4/5/2001
UC DAVIS, SANTA BARBARA GET $6 MILLION TO HELP ESTUARIES
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – University of California researchers at the Davis and Santa Barbara campuses will receive $6 million in federal funds to develop much-needed health assessments ... FULL STORY

4/3/2001
FIGHTING POVERTY IS TOPIC OF 43RD ANNUAL PLOUS LECTURE
Alice O'Connor, a UC Santa Barbara associate professor of history, will talk about redirecting the fight against poverty in the United States in a lecture titled, "Rebuilding the ... FULL STORY

4/3/2001
UC Santa Barbara Offers Admission to 16,450 Prospective Freshmen for Fall 2001
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The University of California, Santa Barbara has offered admission for its Fall 2001 entering class to a total of 16,450 high school students. The prospective ... FULL STORY

4/2/2001
PALESTINIAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST HANAN ASHRAWI TO LECTURE AT INAUGURAL CEREMONY FOR UCSB MIDDLE EAST CENTER
Formed last summer with a three-year grant of $1 million from the U.S. Department of Education, UC Santa Barbara's Center for Middle East Studies will be formally inaugurated Sunday, ... FULL STORY

4/2/2001
HISTORY ASSOCIATES TO TOUR SANTA BARBARA CHINATOWN
In its heyday at the beginning of the 20th century, Santa Barbara's thriving Chinatown occupied a bustling three-block area along east Canon Perdido Street. Residents, some 500 ... FULL STORY

3/30/2001
A WORM IS MORE LIKE A HUMAN THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Humans have more in common with the lowly worm than previously thought, according to scientists reporting in the cover article of Molecular Cell, published ... FULL STORY

3/23/2001
OLD GROWTH TREES OF AMAZON MAY REDUCE ATMOSPHERIC CARBON MORE THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – According to this week's Nature Magazine, trees in old-growth tropical forests live longer than previously thought, thus adding to their importance in controlling ... FULL STORY

3/21/2001
ACCOMPLISHED UCSB CLASSICIST APOSTOLOS ATHANASSAKIS INAUGURATED AS ARGYROPOULOS CHAIR IN HELLENIC STUDIES
Distinguished classics scholar Apostolos Athanassakis, in his 33rd year on the UC Santa Barbara faculty, was inaugurated Tuesday, March 20 as the first James and Sarah Argyropoulos ... FULL STORY

3/9/2001
ONE OF UCSB'S FOUNDING FATHERS DIES AT 92
Elmer Ray Noble, professor of zoology emeritus and former campus administrator, died of pneumonia Thursday in Santa Barbara at the age of 92. He was an internationally known protozoologist ... FULL STORY

3/8/2001
DR. EILEEN BORIS TO FILL HULL CHAIR IN WOMEN'S STUDIES, THE FIRST WOMEN'S STUDIES ENDOWED CHAIR IN UC SYSTEM
The University of California has its first endowed chair in women's studies. Eileen Boris, a professor and activist with decades of scholarship in issues of racial and gender justice, ... FULL STORY

3/8/2001
ECOLOGY CENTER AWARDED $16.8 MILLION FROM NSF
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), based at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and located in downtown Santa ... FULL STORY

2/26/2001
Chancellor's Open Letter to the Community Regarding the Isla Vista Tragedy
A Letter to the Campus Community I know that all members of our university community join me in sorrow following the tragic events of last weekend, when four young lives were lost ... FULL STORY

2/21/2001
UCSB SCIENTISTS DISCUSS CLIMATE CHANGE, GLOBAL WARMING
The potential consequences of global warming are profound, say UCSB scientists Steve Gaines and John Melack. And the resultant climate changes could hit California as dramatically ... FULL STORY

2/21/2001
UCSB PROFESSOR TO DISCUSS BUDDHISM AND GENDER
To many scholars, the Buddhist religion appears inconsistent in its views of women. But Vesna Wallace, a lecturer in UC Santa Barbara's Department of Religious Studies, feels the ... FULL STORY

2/20/2001
ENDOWING A CHAIR IN EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS
An endowed chair in experimental physics has been established at UC Santa Barbara with a $510,000 gift from two UCSB alumni, Bruce and Susan Worster, of Saratoga. The Worster Chair ... FULL STORY

2/20/2001
TALK TO TELL HOW EARLY CHRISTIAN WOMEN FILLED IMPORTANT CHURCH ROLES DESPITE SUBSERVIENT STATUS
A four-part series of programs exploring the roles of women in world religions will begin Tuesday, Feb. 27 when the UCSB Affiliates present "Prophets and Servants of the Word: Women ... FULL STORY

2/20/2001
PRIEST TO DISCUSS FAITH-BASED DELIVERY OF SOCIAL SERVICES
A discussion of faith-based social service programs in a pluralist society will be the topic of the winter presentation in the Catholicism and American Life lecture series presented ... FULL STORY

2/17/2001
SCIENTIFIC THEORY OF MARINE RESERVES TO BE RELEASED
"Our findings show abundant evidence that marine communities respond quickly and strongly to reserve establishment." – Robert Warner professor, University of California, Santa ... FULL STORY

2/15/2001
UCSB GRAD NOMINATED FOR ACADEMY AWARD
Don Hertzfeldt, a 1998 UC Santa Barbara graduate, is one of just three filmmakers (and the only American) to be nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Short Animation Film. ... FULL STORY

2/14/2001
UCSB's LANGER ELECTED V.P. OF NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
(Santa Barbara, California) - James S. Langer, a professor of physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been elected vice-president of the National Academy of Sciences. ... FULL STORY

2/14/2001
Safe Zone Project at UCSB
In an effort to create a more welcoming and tolerant environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people at UCSB, the campus will launch its Safe Zone Project Friday, ... FULL STORY

2/13/2001
Economic Outlook for Ventura County Topic of UCSB Seminar in Oxnard
(Santa Barbara, California) –- What the future might hold for Ventura County's economy will be the topic of a special seminar to be presented in Oxnard next week by the University ... FULL STORY

2/9/2001
OOZING MAGMA OF OCEAN RIDGE TELLS ABOUT MANTLE BELOW
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) An article in Nature Magazine this week reports new information about the movement of the upper mantle immediately underneath the Earth's crust. Plate tectonics ... FULL STORY

2/2/2001
INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED ARTIST ILYA KABAKOV TO BUILD INSTALLATION PIECE DURING UCSB VISIT
The current visit of Ilya Kabakov to the University of California, Santa Barbara campus will offer students and the local community much more than an opportunity to merely see and ... FULL STORY

2/1/2001
NEW POSITION IN BIOENGINEERING FILLED
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) Alison Butler, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has been named associate dean for bioengineering, a newly created position at the University of California, ... FULL STORY

1/30/2001
UC Santa Barbara Fact Sheet on Applications for Fall 2001 Admission
Preliminary statistics on the number of applicants for Fall 2001 admission to campuses of the University of California are being released today by the UC Office of the President. A ... FULL STORY

1/29/2001
UCSB Economic Forecast Project Issues Revised Forecast for State's Economy
(Santa Barbara, California) – Officials of the Economic Forecast Project at the University of California, Santa Barbara have revised their forecast for the performance of the California ... FULL STORY

1/25/2001
ANCIENT CORAL REEF RECORD GIVES HISTORY OF EL NINO
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) Using pieces of ancient coral reefs as windows on the history of climate, geologists have discovered that at no time in the past 130,000 years does the weather ... FULL STORY

1/19/2001
ABUSE OF CONSTITUTION LEAVES FUTURE PRESIDENTS VULNERABLE, ACCORDING TO UC SANTA BARBARA POLITICAL SCIENTIST
The trivialization of the impeachment clause The attempted impeachment of President Bill Clinton in 1998 was a transparent partisan drive to remove a twice-elected president from ... FULL STORY

1/18/2001
PLAY OPENS SERIES TO EXAMINE BIAS AGAINST GAYS, LESBIANS
A free performance of the nationally acclaimed play "Another American: Asking and Telling" will serve as cornerstone for a series of events at the University of California, Santa ... FULL STORY

1/12/2001
UCSB ECONOMIST TO DISCUSS MEDICINE'S BITTER PILL: THE HIGH COST OF PURCHASING PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
The people of a few generations back would be amazed at the ability of doctors to cure and control disease in the 21st century. So, too, would they be amazed at what patients pay ... FULL STORY

12/28/2000
UCSB RESEARCHERS TO EXAMINE HOW NEW RELIGIOUS, CULTURAL DIVERSITY WILL SHAPE AMERICA'S SELF-IMAGE
The influences of immigration travel a two-way street. As the immigrant is changed by his new country, so is the new country changed by the immigrant. And with America's ... FULL STORY

12/28/2000
UCSB-TRAINED PROFESSOR WINS PRESTIGIOUS BOOK PRIZE
University of Pittsburgh assistant professor Philip Watts has become the fourth author with UCSB ties in the past eight years to have been honored with the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione ... FULL STORY

12/20/2000
CHEMISTS DESCRIBE "ZIPPER TEETH" OF DNA MOLECULES -- PUBLISH RESULTS IN THE JOURNAL 'NATURE'
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Experimental scientists have just published findings that represent a major step forward in their understanding of the individual molecules that comprise ... FULL STORY

12/18/2000
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION AWARDS INSTITUTE FOR THEORETICAL PHYSICS LARGEST SINGLE FEDERAL RESEARCH GRANT EVER MADE TO UCSB
Santa Barbara, Calif. – The Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) has received $17.3 million from the National Science Foundation ... FULL STORY

12/7/2000
Children's Center Receives $2 Million Gift from the Orfaleas
Paul and Natalie Orfalea believe that quality child care is vital to the development of young children and the success of their parents. "We strongly feel that working parents ... FULL STORY

12/7/2000
UCLA-UCSB CALIFORNIA NANOSYSTEMS INSTITUTE AWARDED FUNDING TO PURSUE BREAKTHROUGHS IN THE SCIENCE OF THE VERY SMALL
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The California NanoSystems Institute –- a wide-ranging research enterprise poised to make a major impact in areas ranging from information technology and ... FULL STORY

11/28/2000
BRINGING GREAT MINDS TO UCSB TO EXPLORE SOCIETAL ISSUES
UC Santa Barbara will bring some of the world's great minds to the campus to explore contemporary societal issues of national and international significance through a Distinguished ... FULL STORY

11/27/2000
CUBAN DIPLOMAT TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE AT UCSB
Sergio Martinez, first secretary of the Cuban Interests Section in Washington, D.C. and the second-ranking Cuban diplomat in the United States will speak to the media at 3 p.m. Wednesday, ... FULL STORY

11/22/2000
TINY GLASS NANOSTRUCTURES REVEALED IN NATURE COVER STORY -- POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS ABOUND
(Santa Barbara, California) – Delving into the world of the very, very small, the nano-world, scientists have created and "viewed," in three dimensions, materials that may help ... FULL STORY

11/13/2000
5 FINALISTS PICKED IN DESIGN COMPETITIONFOR ISLA VISTA MASTER PLAN
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) - Five finalists have been selected in the Isla Vista Revitalization Urban Design Competition. The purpose of the competition is to identify a vision that ... FULL STORY

11/9/2000
ISLA VISTA PLAN COMPETITION FIELD NARROWED TO FIVE
Five finalists in the Isla Vista Revitalization Urban Design Competition will be announced at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12 at UCSB's Embarcadero Hall, 935 Embarcadero del Norte in Isla ... FULL STORY

11/7/2000
Robert S. Michaelsen, Retired UCSB Professor and Administrator, Dies in Santa Barbara at 81 After Long Illness
Santa Barbara, Calif. – Robert S. Michaelsen, an emeritus professor of religious studies and former Vice Chancellor of the University of California, Santa Barbara, died Monday night ... FULL STORY

11/6/2000
FOUR UCSB FACULTY ELECTED AS AAAS FELLOWS
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) Four faculty members from the University of California, Santa Barbara were recently elected as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. ... FULL STORY

11/3/2000
UCSB TO RECOGNIZE GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENTS
The University of California, Santa Barbara and Chancellor Henry T. Yang will honor nearly 300 recipients of graduate fellowships Monday, Nov. 6. Honorees acknowledged at the Central ... FULL STORY

11/3/2000
UCSB ARCHAEOLOGIST HONORED WITH ROLEX AWARD
UCSB archaeologist Anabel Ford, whose research at El Pilar in the jungle along the border separating Belize and Guatemala has revealed much about the daily lives of the ancient Maya, ... FULL STORY

11/1/2000
UCSB STUDENTS TO RECEIVE A WELCOME VISIT FROM HOME DURING 11TH ANNUAL PARENTS AND FAMILY WEEKEND 2000
About 400 families are expected to come to the University of California, Santa Barbara campus this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3 and 4 to visit their UCSB students and participate in ... FULL STORY

10/26/2000
CONFERENCE TO PROBE DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY'S IMPACT ON CULTURE
The development of digital technology will affect the world in ways every bit as profound and long-lasting as the invention of the printing press, says William Warner, director of ... FULL STORY

10/26/2000
UCSB PHYSICIST WINS PRESTIGIOUS PACKARD FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) Leon Balents, assistant professor of physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has recently been awarded the prestigious Packard Foundation Fellowship ... FULL STORY

10/26/2000
Kolea Zimmerman, 13, From Volcano, Hawaii, Wins a Week at UCSB Marine Science Institute as a Top Prize in National Middle School Competition
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) And the winner is, Kolea Zimmerman, of Volcano, Hawaii. The 13-year-old will be treated to a marine science experience, including a trip to the laboratories ... FULL STORY

10/25/2000
Exhibit Featuring Visions for Isla Vista's Future Opening at Embarcadero Hall
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Dozens of architects, urban planners, and designers from across the country and around the world are completing work on proposals for the revitalization ... FULL STORY

10/13/2000
UCSB Receives $10 Million Gift to Improve Public Education
With California's fast-growing school-age population, perhaps no issue is more important to the future of the state and the nation than the educational success of its children. At ... FULL STORY

10/10/2000
TWO NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS FROM UC SANTA BARBARA CREDIT INTERDISCIPLINARY NATURE OF THE UNIVERSITY
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) Two of the Nobel Prize winners announced today are members of the faculty at the University of California, Santa Barbara, an institution that is internationally ... FULL STORY

10/5/2000
CHEMISTS REPORT ON ELECTRON TRANSFER IN SCIENCE MAGAZINE
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) Electronics devices, solar energy conversion, and many biological processes depend upon electron transfer reactions which move charge between molecules. ... FULL STORY

9/28/2000
SCIENTISTS TACKLE ECOLOGY OF CITIES
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) The complicated, messy and uncharted ecosystems of cities are finally getting their due, as scientists plunge into the study of how they work, according to ... FULL STORY

9/27/2000
RESEARCHERS RECEIVE FEDERAL FUNDS TO STUDY MARINE ORGANISMS AND POTENTIAL PRODUCTS ON OIL PLATFORMS
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A treasure trove of biological material, in the array of marine organisms – from starfish to mussels to sponges – attached to oil platforms or living ... FULL STORY

9/20/2000
FACING THE FUTURE
This year's incoming class – some 5,000 freshman and transfer students strong – gathered near the campus lagoon September 18th for ceremonial induction into the UCSB academic family. ... FULL STORY

9/18/2000
PROPOSED NANOSYSTEMS RESEARCH CENTER SELECTED AS FINALIST IN STATE COMPETITION FOR NEW RESEARCH INSTITUTES
A joint proposal by UCLA and UC Santa Barbara to create a wide-ranging nanosystems institute that could help revolutionize many fields of science has been chosen as a finalist in ... FULL STORY

9/15/2000
UCSB Expert Examines Santa Barbara's Economy
The economy is good, unemployment is down and inflation unexpectedly posted a decrease in August. What could be better? Bill Watkins, director of the UCSB Economic Forecast Project, ... FULL STORY

9/15/2000
New Graduate Program On Advanced Optical Materials Gets Grant
A new program that will train graduate students in emerging areas of optical materials technology and engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara has received a $2.52 ... FULL STORY

9/14/2000
FEDERAL FUNDS FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY GO TO UCSB — INCLUDES RESEARCH INTO "BIO-CHIPS" AND DRUG IMPLANTS
Major new funding will come to the College of Engineering's computer science department at the University of California, Santa Barbara from the National Science Foundation (NSF) as ... FULL STORY

9/12/2000
The UCSB Foundation Elects New Trustees
The UCSB Foundation, which administers private gifts to UC Santa Barbara, has elected its officers for 2000-2001. Trustees of The UCSB Foundation encourage philanthropic support for ... FULL STORY

9/12/2000
UCSB RESEARCHER WINS CCSB'S POST DOCTORATE FELLOWSHIP
Timothy Bloss, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has won this year's Post Doctorate Fellowship Award from the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara. Bloss, ... FULL STORY

9/12/2000
TRAINING SCHEDULED FOR SEDGWICK RESERVE DOCENTS
Docent training sessions will begin Sept. 22, 2000 for the Sedgwick Reserve, a University of California Natural Reserve System site managed by UC Santa Barbara. The sessions will ... FULL STORY

9/7/2000
FOSSIL RECORD SHOWS TROPICAL PACIFIC LEADS CLIMATE CHANGE; IMPLICATIONS FOR GLOBAL WARMING
"The Pacific Ocean leads," is how paleoclimatologist and first author David W. Lea summarizes the climatological discoveries featured in this week's Science Magazine. "The ... FULL STORY

9/7/2000
UC DIGITAL MEDIA INNOVATION PROGRAM ANNOUNCES "DIGIVATIONS" EVENT AND FORMATION OF THINK TANK
Unique Event Unites Leaders In Technology, Business, Industry, Education To Define New Business, Research And Development Ventures Fueling the continuation of California's distinctive ... FULL STORY

9/7/2000
UCSB FACULTY MEMBERS NAMED TO UC PRESS EDITORIAL BOARD
Three University of California, Santa Barbara department chairs have been named to the editorial board of the UC Press. Joining the board are Jacqueline Bobo, chair of the Women's ... FULL STORY

8/31/2000
UCSB Implements the Kinko's Effective Schools Initiative 150 Community Leaders, Teachers and Administrators Gather in Santa Barbara to Kick-Off Education Reform Program
Five thousand students in the Oxnard Elementary School District will receive academic support and assistance through Kinko's Effective Schools Initiative, an educational reform program ... FULL STORY

8/24/2000
CORWIN AWARDS RECOGNIZE STUDENT TALENT
Eleven UC Santa Barbara students have received 2000 Sherill C. Corwin Metropolitan Theatre Awards for outstanding work in scriptwriting, filmmaking, choreography and music composition. First-place ... FULL STORY

8/20/2000
UCSB'S MIDDLE EAST ENSEMBLE TO REPRESENT U.S. IN UZBEKISTAN
Scott Marcus and six other members of the University of California, Santa Barbara's Middle East Ensemble are on their way to Samarkand, Uzbekistan to represent the United States in ... FULL STORY

8/15/2000
CHICANO STUDIES CENTER GETS FUNDING FOR BORDER PROJECT
UCSB's Center for Chicano Studies has been awarded a four-year $288,475 Rockefeller Foundation grant to study Chicano and Mexican cultures where they meet along the U.S./Mexican border. ... FULL STORY

8/14/2000
Professor Appointed to UC-State Research Center Committee
Frank Davis, professor in the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been appointed to the steering committee ... FULL STORY

8/11/2000
Opera is 80th Birthday Treat For Santa Barbara Resident
Opera is 80th Birthday Treat For Santa Barbara Resident Aida Bullock will turn 80 on Sept. 11 and for her birthday, husband, Matthew W. Bullock Jr., is taking her to the opera. Not ... FULL STORY

8/11/2000
UCSB Music Affiliates Offers Trips to Los Angeles Opera
Attend an opera and help raise money for music scholarships. The UCSB Music Affiliates have arranged five trips to the Los Angeles Opera, beginning in September. The five performances ... FULL STORY

8/9/2000
UCSB PROFESSOR GETS $1.16 MILLION GRANT TO DEVELOP CURRICULUM TO MAKE TEACHERS TECHNOLOGY LITERATE
In our 21st century digital, dot-com, computerized world, the abilities to upload, download, select and click will be essential tools with which to pursue education and success. ... FULL STORY

7/27/2000
CAMPUS RADIO ADVISOR TO PROVIDE UNCONVENTIONAL COVERAGE OF REPUBLICAN, DEMOCRATIC PARTY POWWOWS
With George W. Bush and Al Gore Jr. already the obvious nominees of their parties for president of the United States, what questions remain to be answered by next month's political ... FULL STORY

7/24/2000
VOLUNTEERS WANTED FOR SEDGWICK RESERVE
The Sedgwick Reserve, a University of California Natural Reserve System site managed by UC Santa Barbara as part of its outreach to Santa Barbara County residents, will begin a docent ... FULL STORY

7/19/2000
UCSB Professor Receives Multiple International Honors
Sanjit Mitra, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been awarded two medals for outstanding merit from his peers around ... FULL STORY

7/19/2000
Chancellor's Scholarships Awarded to Outstanding Students
Sixteen students from Kern, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties will attend the University of California, Santa Barbara in the fall with Chancellor's Scholarships. Each student will ... FULL STORY

7/18/2000
UCSB Psychologist Lauded for Research Career
Larry E. Beutler, professor of education and psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has received the 2000 Senior Distinguished Career Award from the Society for ... FULL STORY

7/18/2000
Reception Honored Mary Cheadle
Mary Cheadle, a longtime supporter of the University of California, Santa Barbara and wife of the late Chancellor Emeritus Vernon I. Cheadle, was honored Monday for her service to ... FULL STORY

7/17/2000
UCSB BOOK DESCRIBES HOW BUILDING REGULATION EFFORTS SHAPE THE ENVIRONMENT AND ECONOMY OF COMMUNITY
The battle goes on in nearly every community throughout the country: On one side, proponents of business and development, believers that the community must grow to ... FULL STORY

7/11/2000
FIRST X-RAY FLARE FROM BROWN DWARF OBSERVED
"It was as if we were searching for a dim bulb and instead found a bright flash of light." – Lars Bildsten, professor, University of California, Santa Barbara Surprised scientists ... FULL STORY

7/11/2000
UCSB NAMES PUBLIC AFFAIRS CHIEF
Paul Desruisseaux has been named Assistant Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs, it was announced today by UCSB Chancellor Henry T. Yang. Desruisseaux is a long-time senior member ... FULL STORY

7/10/2000
UCSB Physicist Is Sloan Fellow
Leon Balents, an assistant professor of physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has received a prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, joining a small group ... FULL STORY