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6/29/2000
CANADIAN PROFESSOR NAMED DEAN OF MATH, SCIENCE DIVISION
Martin Moskovits, Professor of Chemistry at the University of Toronto, has been named Dean of the Division of Mathematical, Life and Physical Sciences in the College of Letters and ... FULL STORY

6/28/2000
SAVING THE WHALES -- HOW SCIENTISTS MEASURE SUCCESS
Sex and the single whale? Whale sex does not immediately come to mind when one pulls up behind a "Save the Whales" bumper sticker. But since reproduction is one ... FULL STORY

6/23/2000
UCSB Psychologist Wins Prestigious Awards
Brenda Major, professor of psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has won three highly presitigious and competitive grants that will go toward her research and ... FULL STORY

6/23/2000
Professor Will Get Insider View of National Science Foundation
Deborah Olster, professor of psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been awarded a fellowship from the American Association for the Advancement of Science and ... FULL STORY

6/20/2000
L.A. GARMENT INDUSTRY CONTRIBUTES TO WORLDWIDE ECONOMIC INEQUALITY, UCSB PROFESSOR'S BOOK SAYS
Sociologists Richard Appelbaum and Edna Bonacich find the widening gap between the world's poorest and richest inhabitants unacceptable. And in their just-published book, Behind ... FULL STORY

6/20/2000
BAKERSFIELD TEACHER HONORED FOR WORK WITH CALIFORNIA HISTORY-SOCIAL SCIENCE PROJECT
Yolanda Espinoza, a history teacher at Walter Stiern Middle School in Bakersfield, has been honored as the outstanding teacher in the California History-Social Science Project summer ... FULL STORY

6/20/2000
UCSB HONORS OUTSTANDING GRADUATING SENIORS
The College of Letters and Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara has selected five outstanding senior students for special recognition upon graduation. The Daniel ... FULL STORY

6/20/2000
PROFESSOR WINS PRIZE FOR CHANNEL TUNNEL BOOK
Eve Darian-Smith, an associate professor in the UCSB Department of Anthropology, was a co-recipient of the 2000 Herbert Jacob Book Prize for her book entitled, Bridging Divides: the ... FULL STORY

6/18/2000
UCSB Scientist is Office of Naval Research Young Investigator
Nicola Hill, assistant professor of materials at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been named an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator. Hill will receive $275,000 ... FULL STORY

6/8/2000
ENDANGERED BUTTERFLY NEEDS PROPER HABITAT, SPECIAL NECTAR
Some might call them picky eaters, but this beautiful endangered butterfly, named Fender's blue, needs certain plants to complete its reproductive cycle – and it requires different ... FULL STORY

5/18/2000
GRANT PROPELS HISTORICAL BOTANICAL COLLECTION INTO THE 21ST CENTURY
A botanical collection housed at UC Santa Barbara that surpasses the breadth of the Smithsonian in its class will be accessible for the first time to the international botanical research ... FULL STORY

5/13/2000
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES PROGRAM TO CELEBRATE 30 YEARS OF CARING ABOUT THE EARTH
Born of the shock and concern generated by the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill, the Environmental Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara has in the 30 ensuing ... FULL STORY

5/11/2000
WORLD'S ELEPHANT EXPERT VISITS ECOLOGY CENTER
Cynthia Moss, considered by many to be the world's greatest specialist in elephant behavior, has brought her extensive data to the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis ... FULL STORY

5/3/2000
KENNETT ELECTED TO NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Professor James P. Kennett, a marine geologist on the faculty of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and former director of the university's Marine Science Institute, was ... FULL STORY

4/26/2000
Cosmologists Publish First Detailed Images of Early Universe
An international team of cosmologists, including scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has released images that are helping to answer fundamental ... FULL STORY

4/12/2000
UCSB Scientists Learning to Use Electron's Natural Spin
Basic science is gearing up to stand the electronics industry on its head, at least figuratively. That is because scientists, such as condensed matter physicist David Awschalom of ... FULL STORY

4/9/2000
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

3/29/2000
STUDENTS CONSIDERING UCSB URGED TO ATTEND CAMPUS PREVIEW
The University of California, Santa Barbara will open its campus to some 6,500 high school students, college transfer students and their families April 17-22 for the university's annual ... FULL STORY

3/22/2000
BOOK ADDS NEW DIMENSION TO LATER LIFE OF SOR JUANA
To be a free-thinking, scholarly, independent woman in patriarchal 17th Century Mexico, one had to have some secrets. Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz, sometimes called the first feminist ... FULL STORY

3/22/2000
UCSB JUVENILIA CONCERT OFFERS PRIZES FOR GUESTS WHO CAN MATCH MAESTROS WITH CHILDHOOD COMPOSITION
When one considers the occurrence of musical child prodigies, one first thinks of Mozart. The great Austrian composer was the classic example of the musically gifted child, learning ... FULL STORY

3/20/2000
Virtual Reality and the 21st Century At March Chancellor's Breakfast
Virtual exploration has become a pioneering real-world enterprise at the University of California, Santa Barbara where The Research Center for Virtual Environments and Behavior is ... FULL STORY

3/14/2000
STATE HISTORY PROJECT EARNS HISTORY ASSOCIATION PRIZE
A project hosted by the University of California, Santa Barbara and aimed at improving history and social studies instruction in the state's secondary schools has won recognition ... FULL STORY

3/10/2000
BUILDING A BATH HOUSE, MAKING A DOCUMENTARY: HOW UCSB PROFESSOR FIKRET YEGUL HELPED MAKE NOVA FILM
When producers of the Public Broadcasting System's popular program "NOVA" wanted to film the reconstruction of a Roman bath house, they sought out the world's leading authority to ... FULL STORY

3/3/2000
MEETING OF MAPS AND MINDS NOW PUBLISHED ON INTERNET
Zoom into any spot on the face of the Earth, and find out what exists there from hospitals to parks, even old photographs of the place. It's a dream that is being brought into reality ... FULL STORY

2/25/2000
UCSB REPORTS RESULTS IN INTERNATIONAL RACE TO FIND DARK MATTER
Embargoed until Friday, 12 p.m. Pacific Time on February 25, 2000 Physicists at the University of California, Santa Barbara, part of a team of researchers from 10 institutions who ... FULL STORY

2/17/2000
IRON-BINDING COMPOUNDS PRODUCED BY MARINE BACTERIA HAVE IMPORTANT IMPLICATIONS FOR MARINE MICROBIAL ECOLOGY
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) Structures of newly-discovered siderophores (theiron-carrying molecules secreted by bacteria to facilitate ironacquisition) described in the February 18 issue ... FULL STORY

2/16/2000
FBI AGENTS VISIT UCSB TO COLLECT DATA FROM HACKER ATTACK
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) Two FBI agents made a scheduled visit to the University of California, Santa Barbara Tuesday to collect information about the computer that was electronically ... FULL STORY

2/7/2000
HUMAN GENOME RESEARCH IN PROGRESS AT UCSB
Alec M. Wodtke, and Norbert O. Reich, both professors of chemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara, have been awarded a grant in the amount of $257,819, by the National ... FULL STORY

2/2/2000
UCSB INAUGURATES CENTER TO STUDY INTERNET
We become more aware each day of all that information technologycan do for us. What we don't know yet is what information technology is doing to us. How does this bold new technology ... FULL STORY

2/2/2000
UCSB STUDY RECOMMENDS SOLUTIONS TO HOUSING, EDUCATION, LANGUAGE PROBLEMS FACED BY I.V. LATINOS
A study of the quality of life of Latino immigrants in the Isla Vista community neighboring the University of California, Santa Barbara, reports that sub-par housing, education and ... FULL STORY

1/28/2000
UCSB PROFESSOR CO-WRITES CHICANA COMING-OF-AGE STORY
As a Mexican-American teen-ager growing up in the San Joaquin Valley in the 1940s, Frances Esquibel Tywoniak could see her future laid out in front of her as straight and narrowly ... FULL STORY

1/28/2000
FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS, ROAD TO PROFICIENCY IS LONGER THAN MANY BELIEVE, STUDY FINDS
Acquisition of English skills by English learners is no quick and easy process: It takes from three to seven years, according to a study prepared for the University of California ... FULL STORY

1/19/2000
HUMAN BREAST CANCER LINKED TO INFECTED MICE SAYS STUDY
Can cancer develop from a virus and can humans catch these diseases from other animals? In an article linking breast cancer to mice, these provocative questions are raised in the ... FULL STORY

12/30/1999
UCSB TAKES PART IN FIRST NIGHT GALA
Music, dance and science highlight New Year's Eve performances Santa Barbara will inaugurate its premier New Year's Eve community celebration with the help of UCSB students, faculty ... FULL STORY

12/15/1999
FOR A FISH, THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME, SAY MAJOR STUDIES,OFFERING KEY INFORMATION FOR FISHERIES MANAGEMENT
(Santa Barbara, California) – Pathbreaking fisheries research from two different oceans yielded the same results, published as this week's cover story in Nature: chemical tests show ... FULL STORY

12/10/1999
UCSB HISTORIAN TO PRESIDE OVER MIDDLE EAST GROUP
Middle East specialist R. Stephen Humphreys, a history professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been selected president-elect of The Middle East Studies Association ... FULL STORY

12/9/1999
STANDARD AMERICAN ENGLISH, PIDGIN EACH HAVE PLACE IN LIVES OF HAWAIIAN YOUTH, SAYS UCSB LINGUIST
Hawaiian educators troubled by low student scores on English proficiency tests should not rush into programs that try to dissuade youngsters from speaking their native pidgin English. ... FULL STORY

12/9/1999
New UCSB Social Science Research Center, Personal Digital Libraries Research Funded by National Science Foundation
Two complementary UC Santa Barbara research groups will be awarded a total of $9. 7 million over five years by the National Science Foundation. Led by geographer Michael F. Goodchild ... FULL STORY

12/3/1999
GOODALE CHAIRS SEMINAR ON FAST-GROWING ALUMNI PROGRAM
Alumni are relying on universities for career services Susan Goodale, programs director for the UC Santa Barbara Alumni Association, chaired this week the Alumni Career Services conference ... FULL STORY

12/3/1999
SANTA BARBARA MISSION ARCHIVE OPENS DOOR TO HISTORY ASSOCIATES
The official repository of the Franciscan Order in California, the Santa Barbara Mission Archive has attracted scholars, historians and California history buffs, including noted historian ... FULL STORY

12/3/1999
EUROPEAN SATELLITE TO CARRY UCSB PROJECT INTO SPACE
When the European XMM space observatory satellite blasts into orbit Dec. 10, 10 years of work by University of California, Santa Barbara scientists will go hurtling along with it. ... FULL STORY

12/1/1999
FORMER UCSB LIBRARIAN LEADS LIBRARY GROUP
Olga Ignon, a retired UCSB assistant librarian, has been elected chair of the Friends of the UCSB Library, a community support group dedicated to strengthening the relationship between ... FULL STORY

11/30/1999
UCSB PHYSICIST RECEIVES AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY DISTINCTION
Paul Hansma, professor of physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has won the 2000 Biological Physics Prize from the American Physical Society. A prize from the American ... FULL STORY

11/29/1999
UCSB EXPERTS SHARE RESEARCH FINDINGS ON HMOS
John Lammers, associate professor of communication, and H.E. (Ted) Frech III, professor of economics, at UC Santa Barbara, will launch the 1999-2000 series of the UCSB Town Forum program ... FULL STORY

11/23/1999
MEETING TO EXAMINE PAST, FUTURE OF ETHNIC STUDIES
Born of the anger and social corrections of the late 1960s, ethnic studies programs at the University of California have reached a mature middle age. About 40 of the university's ... FULL STORY

11/18/1999
EVIDENCE FOR HISTORIC GLOBAL WARMING PUBLISHED IN SCIENCE
By analyzing a core of sediments taken from the ocean floor, scientists have discovered strong evidence linking a dramatic period of global warming, approximately 55.5 million years ... FULL STORY

11/18/1999
OIL AND GAS SEEPAGE FROM OCEAN FLOOR REDUCED BY OIL PRODUCTION
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) Next time you step on a glob of tar on a beach in Santa Barbara County, you can thank the oil companies that it isn't a bigger glob. The same is true around ... FULL STORY

11/17/1999
SPANISH PROFESSOR PUBLISHES TWO BOOKS IN SPAIN
Photo of Victor Fuentes available on request Two books on Spanish literature were recently published in Spain by Victor Fuentes, chairman of the Spanish and Portuguese Department ... FULL STORY

11/17/1999
THE PROFESSOR AND THE BAD MEN
Photo available on request Reactions ran the gamut when University of California, Santa Barbara Professor of Communication Howard Giles announced that he wanted to devote some of ... FULL STORY

11/17/1999
ARTSBRIDGE: UCSB STUDENT OUTREACH PROJECTS IN S.B. CLASSROOMS
Editors: See attached list for students from your area who wish to publicize their award National College Week is Nov. 15-19 University of California, Santa Barbara visual and performing ... FULL STORY

11/17/1999
ANTHROPOLOGYÕS MARY HANCOCK WINS PLOUS AWARD
Students call her enthusiastic and empowering. Her colleagues call a her a dedicated researcher. For these reasons and more, Mary Hancock, an associate professor of anthropology ... FULL STORY

11/12/1999
UCSB COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS HOUSING PROJECT AND PROTECTION OF OPEN SPACE FOR CAMPUS PROPERTY
A UCSB committee formed to assess a proposal for additional faculty and student housing on the university's North and West Campuses recommends in its final report that the campus ... FULL STORY

11/12/1999
UCSB'S GEVIRTZ RESEARCH CENTER EXPANDS HOMEWORK PROJECT TO BAKERSFIELD
National College Week is Nov. 15-19 Beginning this week, an after-school, on-site homework center will provide students with help on assignments at four elementary schools in the ... FULL STORY

11/10/1999
UCSB POET GIVES HUNGARIAN VERSE NEW LIFE IN ENGLISH
To generations of Hungarians, he is János Vitéz – John the Valiant – fictional warrior hero of a 19th Century poem that is revered as a national treasure. In English-speaking ... FULL STORY

11/9/1999
NASA VAN TO VISIT SANTA BARBARA SCHOOLS
A van packed with astronaut suits and other accouterments of space exploration will be in Santa Barbara next week, Tuesday, Nov. 16, through Friday, Nov. 19. Donald M. Scott, an aerospace ... FULL STORY

11/9/1999
SPIRITUALITY AT THE TURN OF THE LAST MILLENNIUM UCSB PROFESSOR TO DISCUSS RELIGION IN YEAR 1000
As we prepare to embark on a third millennium A.D., Ninian Smart, UCSB emeritus professor of religious studies, will recall what religion was all about at the conclusion of the first ... FULL STORY

11/8/1999
GLOBAL MOTION: MALACHI FARRELL OPENING IS TOMORROW
The University Art Museum at UC Santa Barbara will celebrate Malachi Farrell's latest creation–-replete with dancing tubes and glow-in-the-dark kissing lips–-with an opening reception ... FULL STORY

11/5/1999
HISTORIAN ALAN BRINKLEY IS GIRVETZ LECTURER
Alan Brinkley, prizewinning historian and author of "Liberalism and Its Discontents," will deliver the Harry Girvetz Memorial Lecture on Nov. 11. Brinkley, an American history professor ... FULL STORY

11/4/1999
DAVID CLARKE INDUCTED INTO NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING
David R. Clarke, professor of materials at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Engineering, becoming the 13th faculty ... FULL STORY

11/4/1999
GRANDCHILDREN AND GLOBAL WARMING
(Santa Barbara, California) "If you want to know what our grandchildren will see when they go scuba diving in the Santa Barbara Channel 50 years from now, just take a look off the ... FULL STORY

11/4/1999
GLOBAL WARMING THREATENS STATE'S QUALITY OF LIFE
If California's climate becomes warmer and wetter due to global warming in the decades ahead, as many experts predict, then the state could face a future fraught with water shortages, ... FULL STORY

11/2/1999
UCSB SERIES EXAMINES THE PAST TWO DECADES OF AMERICAN ART
Art Symposium's Schedule Is Attached The public is invited to attend talks by contemporary artists, critics, and curators at the University of California, Santa Barbara for a glimpse ... FULL STORY

11/1/1999
NOTED SUPREME COURT EXPERT WILL DISCUSS NEW BOOK
Peter H. Irons, director of the Earl Warren Bill of Rights Project at the University of California, San Diego, will discuss on Nov. 8 his just-released book chronicling the history ... FULL STORY

11/1/1999
SCHOLAR TO SPEAK OF LATINOS AND RELIGIOUS CHANGE
As the Latino population continues to grow on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, great changes will follow in the politics and religions of those areas. David Carrasco, professor ... FULL STORY

11/1/1999
UCSB ANTHROPOLOGIST WINS BOOK PRIZE
Francesca Bray, chair of UCSB's Department of Anthropology, has been honored for her book Technology and Gender: Fabrics of Power in Late Imperial China by the Society of the History ... FULL STORY

10/29/1999
UCSB VICE CHANCELLOR FEATURED ON TV DOCUMENTARY
France Cordova, vice chancellor for research at UCSB, will be a featured space expert in the upcoming KCET documentary, "Life Beyond Earth," scheduled for broadcast on Wednesday, ... FULL STORY

10/28/1999
A LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES AT YAHOO
Udi Manber, chief scientist of Yahoo!, will present a colloquium on Nov. 10 at the University of California, Santa Barbara. A part of the UCSB Distinguished Lecture Series in Computer ... FULL STORY

10/28/1999
UCSB RELEASES ENROLLMENT FIGURES
The academic quality of the incoming freshman class continues to improve at UCSB. The average freshman in the class of 2003 has a high school GPA of 3.69, up slightly over last year, ... FULL STORY

10/25/1999
UCSB WELCOMES STUDENTS' FAMILIES TO THE SEASIDE CAMPUS
The University of California, Santa Barbara will open its campus to the families of undergraduate students on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 12 and 13, for Parents' Weekend. Faculty, students, ... FULL STORY

10/21/1999
UCSB CONFERENCE MINES THE MYTHS OF THE GOLDEN STATE
To millions of immigrants over the past 150 years, California has been the pot of golden opportunity at the end of a rainbow that spanned from disadvantage to a new and better life. ... FULL STORY

10/21/1999
THE TALE OF FINDING THE OLDEST DINOSAUR FOSSILS
A young man named Mena, from the island of Madagascar, lead researchers to their blockbuster finding of the oldest known dinosaurs – and the beautifully preserved mammal relatives ... FULL STORY

10/21/1999
DISCOVERY OF OLDEST DINOSAUR BONES REPORTED IN SCIENCE
A team of paleontologists has discovered jaws from two of the oldest dinosaurs ever discovered, and the remains of eight other prehistoric animals, in a rich bed of fossils in Madagascar, ... FULL STORY

10/19/1999
STOW HOUSE TOUR AND PICNIC CELEBRATES RANCH HISTORY
Historian Beverly Schwartzberg will provide a glimpse into Santa Barbara's ranch history through a tour of the county landmark Stow House at noon on Saturday, Oct. 30. The tour celebrates ... FULL STORY

10/19/1999
SEARCH AND SUPPORT FOR THE RARE WHITE ABALONE IS ON; SEX MUST OCCUR WITH CLOSE NEIGHBORS
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) A single white abalone female named Abigail, kept alive in a tank at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is the only one of her kind in captivity ... FULL STORY

10/18/1999
UCSB SOCIOLOGIST TO DISCUSS BOOK ON BLACK SPIRITUALS
Somewhere toward the end of the 19th Century, white America began to turn an interested ear toward the spiritual music of African Americans. This new acceptance of African-American ... FULL STORY

10/18/1999
NEW DEGREE IN COMPUTER ENGINEERING OFFERED
New graduates can expect to earn $45,000 to $60,000 to start, with a bachelor's degree in a new major that combines engineering with computer science, according to faculty at the ... FULL STORY

10/15/1999
RECEPTION SPOTLIGHTS MUSIC DEPARTMENT AND AFFILIATES
The UCSB Music Affiliates and the Department of Music will gather on Monday, Oct. 18, to allow faculty to meet members of the community support group and discuss ways that the group ... FULL STORY

10/14/1999
Winning poems included with release OXNARD STUDENTS WIN CASH IN UCSB POETRY CONTEST
Oxnard sixth-grader Cesar Cervantes won first place and $100 in a Fiestas Patrias poetry contest sponsored by the University of California, Santa Barbara and the Ventana Abierta ... FULL STORY

10/13/1999
FORMER CLINTON ADVISOR TARNOFF TO VISIT UCSB CLASS
Peter Tarnoff, undersecretary of state for political affairs during President Bill Clinton's first term, will tell students in a University of California, Santa Barbara global conflict ... FULL STORY

10/12/1999
UC SANTA BARBARA WELCOMES UNIVERSITY-BOUND STUDENTS
High school and community college students and their families are invited to the University of California, Santa Barbara for the campus's Fall Preview Open House from Monday, October ... FULL STORY

10/12/1999
NATIONAL ECOLOGY CENTER RECEIVES TWO MAJOR GRANTS
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) Nearly $4 million in grants has been received by the National Center for Environmental Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) – the unique national think tank for ... FULL STORY

10/7/1999
UNDERWATER "R2D2" IN DEVELOPMENT
Think of it as an underwater R2D2. Beeping and clicking along, it carries out whatever mission it has been programmed for. Its designers call it the Volkswagen of its kind. Shaped ... FULL STORY

10/7/1999
L.A. LAKER TICKETS REWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SCHOLARSHIP
Local students received an unexpected bonus for their scholarship and citizenship when 1,000 tickets for the Los Angeles Lakers scrimmage this Sunday, Oct. 10, at UC Santa Barbara ... FULL STORY

10/7/1999
LIFE, WORKS OF RACINE RECOUNTED IN PUBLIC LECTURE
The life and plays of French literary giant Jean Baptiste Racine will be celebrated Wednesday, Oct. 13 in Santa Barbara when renowned Racine scholar Antoine Compagnon commemorates ... FULL STORY

10/7/1999
PROMISING MEXICAN SOPRANO TO SING AT UCSB
The arias of Puccini will mix with classic Mexican compositions Monday, Oct. 11 when up-and-coming Mexican soprano Martha Juliana Ayech Rodriguez visits the University of California, ... FULL STORY

10/5/1999
UCSB LAUNCHES INNOVATIVE GRADUATE PROGRAM
The convergence of electronic art, media, and technology is transforming our society and the demand for creative practitioners in the new media industries is high. In response, the ... FULL STORY

10/5/1999
WRITER TO DISCUSS "FAREWELL PROMISED LAND"
No matter what the point of reference – 150, 50 or only 10 years ago – the California environment isn't what it used to be. Author Gray Brechin teamed with photographer Robert ... FULL STORY

10/4/1999
SISTINE CHAPEL TO BE TOPIC OF ART CRITICS UCSB VISIT
Art critic Arthur Danto doesn't want for singular opinions. Winner of the 1990 National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism, Danto has continuously stirred the pot of contemporary ... FULL STORY

10/4/1999
LAKERS SCRIMMAGE TICKETS TO BE PASSED OUT FRIDAY
Tickets to the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday, Oct. 10 scrimmage at UCSB will be distributed to the community Friday beginning at 1 p.m. The Lakers will conduct a preseason training ... FULL STORY

9/29/1999
UCSB PROGRAM TEACHES BUSINESS SKILLS TO SCIENTISTS
In the world of industry it is called the clash of the Coats and the Suits. In one corner, creativity-driven scientists and engineers designing consumer-friendly, problem-solving ... FULL STORY

9/24/1999
UCSB RESEARCHER LAUDED FOR EXCELLENCE IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Dimitrios Maroudas, associate professor of chemical engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has won a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award from the Camille and ... FULL STORY

9/24/1999
EXTERNAL RESEARCH FUNDING SHATTERS $100 MILLION BARRIER
At UC Santa Barbara, research funding from external sources –- federal and state agencies, corporations, and foundations –- has reached a record $102.6 million. In the 1998-99 ... FULL STORY

9/23/1999
S. B. CHILDREN'S CHORUS WILL RESIDE AT UCSB
In the tradition of European choir schools, the University of California, Santa Barbara has established a residency for the Santa Barbara Children's Chorus to encourage the serious ... FULL STORY

9/23/1999
PARENTS OF OXNARD AREA TEENS ATTEND UCSB CONFERENCE
Graduates of the Parent Institute for Quality Education Program will be at the University of California, Santa Barbara for a conference on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ... FULL STORY

9/22/1999
UCSB AUTISM CONFERENCE THIS FRIDAY, SEPT. 24
A conference on autism for health professionals, educators, and families will be held this Friday, Sept. 24, at the Fess Parker Double Tree Resort beginning at 9 a.m. Approximately ... FULL STORY

9/21/1999
"MOVE-IN DAY": UCSB STUDENTS ARE BACK IN TOWN
The University of California, Santa Barbara's six on-campus residence halls will resemble a massive ant colony as students unload their belongings into their new homes. About 2,870 ... FULL STORY

9/21/1999
UCSB OPENS BAKERSFIELD OFFICE
UC Santa Barbara celebrates the opening of the UCSB Kern County Education Partnership Center in Bakersfield, Calif. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. on Sept. 22 in their new ... FULL STORY

9/21/1999
Scientist Probes Marine Iron Particles Uptake Puzzle
Studying the different mechanisms marine plants and bacteria use to acquire traces of iron from sea water may help explain variations in phytoplankton productivity and increase understanding ... FULL STORY

9/20/1999
UCSB ARCHAEOLOGIST SAYS INNOVATIVE PLAN FOR MAYA RESEARCH SITE IS MAKING MAJOR STRIDES
Excellent color slides of El Pilar available on request The spectacular Maya temples of Mexico and Central America are among the most stunning relics of the world's past civilizations ... FULL STORY

9/20/1999
UCSB PROFESSOR TO LECTURE ON EL PILAR MAYA ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE
The Maya of southern Mexico and Central America built one of the world's great civilizations. And they left a legacy of magnificent forest-shrouded temples and exotic artifacts ... FULL STORY

9/14/1999
UCSB AUTHORS DISCUSS THEIR WORKS AT BOOK FESTIVAL
University of California, Santa Barbara writing talent will be on display Saturday at De La Guerra Plaza at the Santa Barbara News-Press Book and Author Festival. Included among ... FULL STORY

9/13/1999
EMERITUS PROFESSOR'S FIRST NOVEL EARNS PRAISE
History professor emeritus Frank Frost has done plenty of writing and publishing before. What university professor hasn't? One of his academic efforts – "Greek Society" (D.C. ... FULL STORY

9/9/1999
UCSB COMPUTER SCIENTIST WINS NSF CAREER AWARD
Anurag Acharya, assistant professor of computer science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has received a 1999 National Science Foundation Career Award. The award will ... FULL STORY

9/8/1999
LAKERS TO TRAIN FOR NBA SEASON AT UCSB
The Los Angeles Lakers NBA basketball team will return to UC Santa Barbara's Robertson Gym for seven days of preseason training Oct. 5-11. "We are excited and honored that the Lakers ... FULL STORY

9/7/1999
WILLIAM KRAFT RECEIVES HIS 35TH ASCAP AWARD
Composer William Kraft has received a 1999-2000 award from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). Kraft, holder of the Dorothy and Sherrill C. Corwin Chair ... FULL STORY

9/7/1999
UCSB OFFERS ACADEMIC COMPETITION FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
UC Santa Barbara's College of Creative Studies invites California high school students to enter the UCSB Undergraduate Fellowship and Prize Competition. More than 6,000 students are ... FULL STORY

9/1/1999
JURASSIC PERIOD MAMMAL TEETH FOUND; PREVAILING THEORIES CHALLENGED
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) Paleontologists have discovered three tiny teeth embedded in a piece of lower jawbone from a small Jurassic period mammal on the island of Madagascar, ... FULL STORY

9/1/1999
UCSB RESEARCHER RECEIVES PETER MARK AWARD
Eray S. Aydil, associate professor of chemical engineering, at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has received the Peter Mark Memorial Award from the American Vacuum Society. The ... FULL STORY

9/1/1999
STEVEN CHAFFEE NAMED FIRST ARTHUR N. RUPE CHAIR
UCSB's highly regarded Department of Communication has gained the service of one of that field's most eminent scholars. Steven H. Chaffee, professor of communication at Stanford ... FULL STORY

8/31/1999
UCSB NRI Scientists Receive National Health Grant
UCSB researchers conducting cancer and other biomedical research have received a $347,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health for a new transmission electron microscope. The ... FULL STORY

8/30/1999
$1 Million Keck Foundation Grant Improving Our Knowledge of How Earthquakes Work
With a $1 million grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation, of Los Angeles, UC Santa Barbara researchers expect to advance, and hopefully, revolutionize techniques used to analyze earthquake ... FULL STORY

8/26/1999
UCSB's Gevirtz Research Center Expands Mentorship Program $250,000 PLEDGE FROM KINKO'S BRINGS UCSB PROGRAM TO VENTURA
A $250,000 pledge to UC Santa Barbara's Gevirtz Research Center from Paul Orfalea and Kinko's, Inc. will jumpstart an academic mentorship program in Ventura County schools. Patterned ... FULL STORY

8/25/1999
CONFERENCE DISCUSSES PAST, FUTURE OF IMAGINATION
It is a property unique to the minds of human beings, so far as we know, the ability to think beyond the bounds of the real world and dream of fictitious ones. It is called the ... FULL STORY

8/24/1999
UCSB CHEMICAL ENGINEER LAUDED FOR RESEARCH WORK
Glenn Fredrickson, professor of chemical engineering, at the University of California, Santa Barbara has received the 1999 Alpha Chi Sigma Award for Chemical Engineering Research. Fredrickson, ... FULL STORY

8/23/1999
UCSB DIGITAL IMAGING WORKSHOP BEGINS TODAY
A four-day workshop, Aug. 23-26, on modern techniques in microscopy and electronic imaging for biological research begins today by UC Santa Barbara's Integrated Microscopy Facility. ... FULL STORY

8/22/1999
NEW STUDIES OF A LIQUID OF LIFE -- LUNG SURFACTANT
(New Orleans, LA) Breath is essential to life. Chemical engineers at the University of California, Santa Barbara are working to characterize and refine a special substance that is ... FULL STORY

8/20/1999
CULTURE MUST BE WEIGHED IN PRACTICE OF PSYCHOLOGY
Efforts by health maintenance organizations to take a cookbook approach to providing psychological care often fail to take into account cultural differences of patients, according ... FULL STORY

8/19/1999
SHRINKING DIMENSIONS LEAD TO WORLD'S FASTEST TRANSISTOR
New technology promises faster communications, sharper radar, and electronics in the infrared (Santa Barbara, Calif.) Mark Rodwell, professor of electrical and computer engineering, ... FULL STORY

8/19/1999
UCSB'S COUNSELING/CLINICAL/SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM HONORED BY THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
A University of California, Santa Barbara program for graduate students that trains psychologists as academicians, counselors, clinicians, and researchers was named one of three national ... FULL STORY

8/17/1999
UCSB RESEARCHER WILL TAKE PART IN PRESTIGIOUS SYMPOSIUM
Anna Stefanopoulou, assistant professor of mechanical and environmental engineering, at the University of California, Santa Barbara will be among 78 of the country's leading minds ... FULL STORY

8/17/1999
UCSB PROFESSOR IS VAN VALKENBURG AWARD WINNER
Sanjit Mitra, professor of electrical and computer engineering, at the University of California, Santa Barbara has been awarded this year's Mac Van Valkenburg Award from the Institute ... FULL STORY

8/16/1999
INVASION OF ALIEN PARASITE HALTED;CALIFORNIA COAST CLEARED OF AFRICAN WORM IN ABALONE
(San Francisco, CA) Hope is a word rarely heard in regard to invading pest species from other continents. This is particularly true in the ocean where biologists have considered attempts ... FULL STORY

8/13/1999
FRANKLIN, PEABODY, AND WASHINGTON CELEBRATE LAST DAY OF SUMMER SCHOOL TODAY
Today is the last day of the UCSB Gevirtz Research Center's Summer School Program at Peabody, Washington, and Franklin elementary schools. The fourth and fifth graders will be showing ... FULL STORY

8/10/1999
UCSB DIGITAL LIBRARY PROJECT RECEIVES $5.4 MILLION
The Alexandria Digital Library Project at the University of California, Santa Barbara has received $5.4 million to continue its successful research and development of digital libraries. ... FULL STORY

8/9/1999
IT'S SUMMERTIME AT UCSB AND THE PLACE IS STILL JUMPING!
Demographics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, change in the summer months to reflect the community at large with a family camp, internships for teens, as well as more ... FULL STORY

8/9/1999
ALUMNI GATHER FOR 19TH ANNUAL RIVIERA REUNION
The 1949 and 1954 classes of the University of California, Santa Barbara College will celebrate their 50th and 45th reunions on Aug. 14 at 4 p.m. The 19th Annual Riviera Reunion will ... FULL STORY

8/6/1999
U.S. LEADERS CHOSE WAR OVER NEGOTIATION IN VIETNAM
The lives lost must top the list in any accounting of the cost of war. In the case of the Vietnam War, those numbers add up to nearly 60,000 Americans and between 3 million and 4 ... FULL STORY

8/5/1999
CORWIN AWARDS RECOGNIZE TOP UCSB TALENT
UC Santa Barbara students have received Sherrill C. Corwin-Metropolitan Theatres awards, which annually recognize graduate and undergraduate excellence in script writing, filmmaking, ... FULL STORY

8/4/1999
RESEARCHER BLASTS EPA FOR NOT DOING ENOUGH; LINKS YOUTH VIOLENCE TO PESTICIDES AND HEAVY METALS
(Santa Barbara, CA) – University of California, Santa Barbara researcher and faculty member J. Robert Hatherill today blasted the Environmental Protection Agency for not doing more ... FULL STORY

8/3/1999
OXYGEN REDUCES EFFECTS OF RETINAL DETACHMENT
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) Getting oxygen and getting it fast should be the first priority of anyone experiencing retinal detachment, according to research published in the August issue ... FULL STORY

7/26/1999
NEW CD MAPS BIODIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) Exactly what kind of trees grow in California's Sierra Nevada? Geographers from the University of California, Santa Barbara went camping to find out. How ... FULL STORY

7/23/1999
UCSB WRITER FINDS AN AUDIENCE WITH TEEN READERS
Valerie Hobbs never intended to write young-adult novels, much less win awards for doing so. Like an unexpected twist of plot in one of her stories, it just kind of turned out that ... FULL STORY

7/23/1999
HU IS ELECTED FELLOW IN NATIONAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION
Evelyn Hu, professor of electrical and computer engineering and materials, at the University of California, Santa Barbara has been elected a fellow –- the highest membership grade ... FULL STORY

7/21/1999
SOCIOLOGISTS HONOR SCHEFF WITH PRESTIGIOUS LIFETIME AWARD
Thomas J. Scheff, professor emeritus of sociology, at the University of California, Santa Barbara has received the Award for Sociological Practice from the Society for Applied Sociology. The ... FULL STORY

7/21/1999
NASA'S "CHANDRA" NAMED BY UCSB LECTURER; LAUNCH SCHEDULED JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT
Jatila van der Veen, of the University of California, Santa Barbara's Department of Physics and co-winner of NASA's international contest responsible for naming the new x-ray observatory ... FULL STORY

7/20/1999
NATIONAL CERAMIC GROUP HONORS UCSB SCIENTISTS
David Clarke, professor of materials, and Ce-Wen Nan, a former visiting scientist, at the University of California, Santa Barbara have won this year's Edward C. Henry Award of the ... FULL STORY

7/8/1999
CURRICULUM CAN HELP CURB TEEN VIOLENCE
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Teen-agers' violent attitudes and behaviors can be changed by teaching empathy and the consequences of aggression, a new study reports. The one-year study, released ... FULL STORY

7/1/1999
STOLTZ IS MUSIC AFFILIATES PRESIDENT
Jack Stoltz, a retired Santa Barbara County educator, has been elected president of the UCSB Music Affiliates, a community support group dedicated to strengthening the relationship ... FULL STORY

7/1/1999
UCSB ECONOMIST INTERPRETS BUDGET FORECAST, INTEREST RATE INCREASE
President Clinton projected Monday that U.S. budget surpluses would reach $5.9 trillion by the year 2015, enough to pay off the national debt and pump new life into Social Security ... FULL STORY

6/23/1999
NATURE PUBLISHES SECRET OF ABALONE SHELL STRENGTH
Researchers have cracked the mystery of the abalone shell's toughness and fracture resistance, according to the June 24 issue of the journal Nature. It's all in the stretch, according ... FULL STORY

6/17/1999
OXNARD GRAD RECEIVES UCSB'S HIGHEST ACADEMIC AWARD
Gladys Limón Perez, who dedicated countless hours to steering fellow students through the financial aid process, has won the Thomas More Storke Award, the University of California, ... FULL STORY

6/17/1999
LONG BEACH NATIVE RECEIVES UCSB WHITTED AWARD
Graduating senior will honor dad's memory Sabrina Kwist, a senior who is putting her younger sister through school, has won the Alyce Marita Whitted Memorial Award at the University ... FULL STORY

6/11/1999
DISTINGUISHED HONOR SOCIETY ELECTS 37 UCSB STUDENTS
The University of California, Santa Barbara chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most distinguished academic honor society, has elected 37 undergraduate students to its ... FULL STORY

6/10/1999
BUTTERFLIES MOVE NORTH DUE TO GLOBAL WARMING
A study published in the June 10 issue of the journal Nature clearly demonstrates changes in species ranges as butterflies shift north to track a changing climate as the planet warms ... FULL STORY

6/10/1999
UCSB FACULTY MEMBERS HONOR THEIR OWN
Distinguished Teaching Awards Announced UC Santa Barbara faculty members have been recognized for their outstanding teaching abilities by their peers at the university. The 1998-99 ... FULL STORY

6/9/1999
RUSSIAN SCIENTISTS HONOR UCSB RESEARCHER
Lorne G. Everett, charter director of the Vadose Zone Monitoring Laboratory within the Institute for Crustal Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been awarded ... FULL STORY

6/8/1999
UC SANTA BARBARA GRADUATES CLASS OF 1999
The University of California, Santa Barbara begins to bid farewell and future success to one of the last graduating classes of the millennium. Annually, about 3,600 degree candidates ... FULL STORY

6/2/1999
INDIGENOUS VENEZUELANS BRING CONCERNS TO UCSB
Jaime Turon, mayor of the politically troubled Venezuelan state of Amazonas and a member of its indigenous Ye'kwana people, will speak about the struggles of his homeland Wednesday, ... FULL STORY

5/26/1999
COMMUNITY SYMPOSIUM REFLECTS ON LESSONS LEARNED
The Clinton/Lewinsky/Starr affair Now that the political dust has settled around the Clinton impeachment, did our constitutional system work the way it should? What damage, if any, ... FULL STORY

5/21/1999
UCSB FILM STUDENTS UP FOR ACADEMY AWARDS
An animated short, "Shadow of a Drought," from the University of California, Santa Barbara has been given the thumbs up by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as one of ... FULL STORY

5/20/1999
ESTES HONORED FOR WORK ON INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
UCSB Professor has advised NASA for more than 10 years John E. Estes, professor of geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara, received a NASA commendation recently ... FULL STORY

5/19/1999
UCSB FORUM TO PONDER LIBERTY IN LAND OF THE FREE
In his award-winning book, "The Story of American Freedom," Columbia University history professor Eric Foner chronicled the 200-year evolution of freedom in the United States from ... FULL STORY

5/18/1999
UCSB RESEARCHER INSTRUMENTAL IN OBTAINING $3.8 MILLION TO IMPROVE KIDS' CHANCES
Hueneme High School Is One of UCSB's Partnership Schools UC Santa Barbara education researcher Katherine Larson took the bumper sticker phrase "it takes a village to raise a child" ... FULL STORY

5/14/1999
CONFERENCE FOR PROFESSIONAL WOMEN WILL BE MAY 24
UCSB Professional Women's Association (PWA) will highlight women and careers, families, health, and community involvement in its third annual conference titled "Celebrating Women: ... FULL STORY

5/6/1999
BREAKTHROUGH ON MICROBIAL DISEASE PUBLISHED IN SCIENCE
"When it comes to bacterial disease, the wake-up call has been sounded," – Michael J. Mahan (Santa Barbara, CA) A discovery with profound implications for human health was announced ... FULL STORY

4/29/1999
PROMOTING NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY
An Investment in Excellence Life scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara are contributing new information about the functioning of the human nervous system. Much ... FULL STORY

4/26/1999
UCSB IS AMONG TOP 100 COLLEGES FOR LATINOS
When it comes to getting a Ph.D., a large number of Latino graduate students chose the University of California, Santa Barbara in the 1996-97 academic year. In the "Top 100 Colleges ... FULL STORY

4/26/1999
FULBRIGHT GRANT TO SEND UCSB PROFESSOR TO FINLAND
UC Santa Barbara English professor Robert Erickson will spend the 1999-2000 academic year teaching and researching at the University of Helsinki in Finland thanks to a Fulbright grant ... FULL STORY

4/23/1999
WRAPPING UP DNA IN A BIOPHYSICS LAB
They say that the best things come in small packages, and it may be true for DNA as well, at least as it applies to biotechnology. Helen Hansma, adjunct professor of physics, who ... FULL STORY

4/20/1999
UC'S BUDDING RESEARCHERS COMPETE FOR ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
More than 100 students, faculty, and staff from eight UC campuses will meet at La Casa de Maria Retreat Center in Santa Barbara for a CAMP (California Alliance for Minority Participation ... FULL STORY

4/20/1999
GEIRINGER TALKS BRING TOP MUSIC SCHOLARS TO UCSB
Ten years after his death and 61 years after leaving his native Austria, former University of California, Santa Barbara music professor and internationally acclaimed musicologist ... FULL STORY

4/12/1999
GEVIRTZ HOMEWORK PROJECT RECEIVES EDISON GRANT
The Gevirtz Research Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara Graduate School of Education has received $50,000 from Edison International to further its Homework Project, ... FULL STORY

4/8/1999
WOMEN'S CONFERENCE: SEX, HEALTH, POLITICS, AND PUBLISHING ARE AMONG THE TOPICS
What have women been up to the past 100 years? Feminist scholars from India, Hungary, Turkey, Russia, Australia, Ireland, Norway, and Malaysia will join their American counterparts ... FULL STORY

4/8/1999
PSYCHOLOGIST BRINGS FAMED LECTURE SERIES TO UCSB
Since their inception in 1909, the Hitchcock Lectures have brought some of the world's most gifted scientific and academic minds to speak at University of California campuses. Joining ... FULL STORY

4/7/1999
CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT OPENS NEW COMPUTER LAB
In a science where numbers usually tell the story, the ratio of 150 students to five computer stations has seemed an unhappy saga of inadequate facilities to University of California, ... FULL STORY

4/6/1999
NEW COMPUTER SOUND MAPS WILL HELP BLIND
A new technology will help blind computer users with special sound maps that allow them to move through landscapes, diagrams and graphs by using their ears and fingers. The new ... FULL STORY

4/5/1999
UCSB STUDY FINDS FREQUENT SCHOOL CHANGES HURT BOTH STUDENTS AND THEIR SCHOOLS
The debate on improving California's educational system needs to include the issue of students who transfer schools, say University of California, Santa Barbara researchers in a just-completed ... FULL STORY

3/26/1999
UCSB WELCOMES PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS
High school and college transfer students who have been invited to attend the University of California, Santa Barbara and others who may be shopping around for a college will converge ... FULL STORY

3/23/1999
MUSIC CONFERENCE ENDOWED TO HONOR PROFESSOR
The man who scored and conducted the development of the nationally recognized UC Santa Barbara graduate program in musicology will have his place in campus history made permanent ... FULL STORY

3/23/1999
Photos available on request UCSB PROFESSORS WIN PRIZES FOR SOUTHWEST BOOKS
At the borders between countries, where currents of culture meet like great rivers, eddies and whirlpools of subculture spring up that make the middle region just over each side ... FULL STORY

3/22/1999
UCSB'S ART MUSEUM IS TAKING IT TO THE STREETS
A decommissioned city bus will take on a new persona, serving as the latest location for the University Art Museum's Site Work series. Glorious food images in the tradition of the ... FULL STORY

3/22/1999
TALKING SIGNS AND RECEIVERS HELP BLIND TRANSIT PASSENGERS
A promising and inexpensive new technology is helping the blind to travel independently. A new system of talking signs and mobile receivers – which can be programmed in any language ... FULL STORY

3/17/1999
NEW DEAN NAMED TO UCSB COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
Matthew Tirrell, professor and head of the department of chemical engineering and materials science at the University of Minnesota, has been appointed as Dean of the College of Engineering ... FULL STORY

3/15/1999
BEE RESEARCHER CHALLENGES PREVAILING THEORIES
Bees communicate by odor and not language, dance, wiggle or waggle, according to a researcher at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Adrian M. Wenner continues to find facts ... FULL STORY

2/26/1999
New Book, Listening to the Sea, Calls for Action
Surfers are getting sick. Marine mammals are getting viruses. Some fish are disappearing and many are contaminated by pollution. How bad is the problem and what can we do? Listening ... FULL STORY

2/24/1999
CONFERENCE TO EXPLORE ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN RELIGIONS
Three dozen scholars from around the United States will gather at UC Santa Barbara March 4-6 for a conference titled "Asian and Pacific Americans and Religion" to discuss such topics ... FULL STORY

2/19/1999
LOCAL OIL INDUSTRY EXAMINED IN UCSB STUDY
A report chronicling the evolution of oil extraction in Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties says the industry presence here has been responsible for many technological ... FULL STORY

2/18/1999
DE HART'S TALK EXPLORES ABORTION AND U.S. NATIONALISM
Historian Jane S. De Hart will give a free public lecture titled "Abortion and the Politics of National Identity" at 4 p.m., March 2, in UC Santa Barbara's Interdisciplinary Humanities ... FULL STORY

2/16/1999
Event Is Feb. 19-20, 1999: For times and events, see the attached schedule FILMMAKER LU WEI CANCELS HIS APPEARANCE AT CHINA CONFERENCE
A probing look at China at the end of the 20th century will be held on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 19-20, at UC Santa Barbara's Interdisciplinary Humanities Center McCune Conference ... FULL STORY

2/12/1999
SHIP'S PAPERS DOCUMENT EARLY SANTA BARBARA LIFE
Bulk chocolate, copper skillets, white beaver hats, stylish gold ribbon, wines and spirits, guitars and their strings ... . These were a few of the favorite things of Spanish settlers ... FULL STORY

2/11/1999
DUST IN THE WIND NOURISHES HAWAIIAN RAINFOREST
Nowhere is an island – at least not as far as science is concerned. So forget isolation. Even the Hawaiian Islands, the world's most remote archipelago, do not stand alone ecologically, ... FULL STORY

2/5/1999
UCSB PROFESSORS GIVEN GRANT TO STUDY STUTTERING
Speech pathology researchers Roger and Janis Ingham have devoted much of their professional careers to tracking down the causes of stuttering, a speech disorder that afflicts an estimated ... FULL STORY

2/3/1999
HOME SHRINES: JAPANESE AMERICAN BUDDHIST SPIRITUALITY
Asian American spirituality will be examined through the lens of Japanese American Buddhist home shrines at the next UCSB Spirituality & Culture talk. Jane Naomi Iwamura's presentation, ... FULL STORY

2/3/1999
"Out of the Crater" Tells Stories of Volcanoes
In an engaging new book, Out of the Crater, Chronicles of a Volcanologist, published by Princeton University Press, volcanologist Richard V. Fisher, of the University of California, ... FULL STORY

1/27/1999
GEVIRTZ HOMEWORK PROJECT HELPS STUDENTS AND RELIEVES STRESS FOR PARENTS
Would a school-based homework center with a certified teacher make a difference in student achievement? A project by UC Santa Barbara's Gevirtz Research Center set out to find out ... FULL STORY

1/26/1999
Record Number of Applicants to UCSB for Fall 1999
UC Santa Barbara has received an all-time record high of 26,763 freshman applications for fall admission to the campus, an increase of more than 3,000 over last year. The applicant ... FULL STORY

1/22/1999
LAKERS TO OPEN PRACTICE TO PUBLIC MONDAY AT UCSB
The Los Angeles Lakers NBA basketball team will open the doors to its secluded UC Santa Barbara training camp on Monday night, allowing 5,300 campus and Santa Barbara-area fans to ... FULL STORY

1/20/1999
UCSB ENGLISH PROFESSOR FRANK MCCONNELL DIES
UC Santa Barbara Professor of English Frank McConnell, known for his renegade lifestyle and his love for teaching, died Sunday in Santa Barbara. He was 56. A memorial service will ... FULL STORY

1/15/1999
FATHERS ARE KEY IN PREVENTING JUVENILE DELINQUENCY
The absence of fathers in a home doubles the likelihood that young sons will turn to crime, according to William S. Comanor, a professor of economics at the University of California, ... FULL STORY

1/13/1999
UCSB ALUMS ARE IN THE PEACE CORPS FROM THE PACIFIC TO THE RED SEA
UC Santa Barbara is ranked as the 14th top school overall for the most Peace Corps volunteers since the inception of the program. UCSB has historically held its own for the sheer number ... FULL STORY

1/13/1999
CHANGES MADE TO TIBETAN CONFERENCE AGENDA
Three changes have been made to the program for UC Santa Barbara's Fifth Annual Conference on Tibet, organized by the university's Department of Religious Studies Jan. 22, 23 and ... FULL STORY

12/29/1998
UCSB ENGLISH PROFESSOR LECTURES IN FINLAND
UC Santa Barbara English Professor Robert Erickson gave four lectures during a recent visit to Finland and the Graduate School of Theology at the University of Helsinki. Erickson ... FULL STORY

12/29/1998
CONFERENCE CELEBRATES TIBETAN PEOPLE AND CULTURE
Thirty years after the occupation of their country by China, the people of Tibet – many of them living in exile – nonetheless hold tight to a centuries-old culture unsubverted ... FULL STORY

12/16/1998
UCSB PROFESSOR HELPS TELEVISION RECREATE HISTORY
UC Santa Barbara Professor Fikret Yegul has spent much of his academic career studying the technological mysteries of the heated bath houses of the Roman empire. This past fall Yegul ... FULL STORY

12/3/1998
Preserving the Past, Comprehending the Present EMINENT SIKH STUDIES SCHOLAR APPOINTED TO KAPANY CHAIR
Gurinder Singh Mann, an eminent historian and textual scholar of Sikhism, has been named the first recipient of the Kundan Kaur Kapany Chair in Sikh Studies at the University of California, ... FULL STORY

12/2/1998
UCSB SITE FOR NEW UC DIGITAL MEDIA PROGRAM
Reception for Digital Media Innovation Progam Is Dec. 9 The precision inherent in digital media technology, and the latitude it provides in application, is opening possibilities unthought ... FULL STORY

11/23/1998
RESEARCHER SEEKS TO PUT HISTORIC BOTANICAL COLLECTION ON THE INTERNET
Open a jar and discover a plant specimen from pre-revolutionary Cuba, part of a plant that is now inaccessible to scientists outside of Cuba. On another shelf find a plant specimen ... FULL STORY

11/20/1998
UC LINGUISTIC MINORITY REASEARCH INSTITUTE APPOINTS NEW DIRECTOR
Russell W. Rumberger, UC Santa Barbara professor of education, has been appointed director of the University of California's Linguistic Minority Research Institute. The UC LMRI, housed ... FULL STORY

11/3/1998
WHITE-TAILED KITE IS UNDER SIEGE SAYS RESEARCHER
At the Museum of Systematics and Ecology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, research biologist and associate director of the museum Mark Holmgren points to ... FULL STORY

11/3/1998
HISTORIAN FISCHER TO SIGN COPIES OF BOOK ON THE HOLOCAUST
Historian Klaus Fischer will lecture and sign copies of his latest book, "The History of An Obsession: German Judeophobia and the Holocaust" (Continuum, 1998), at 3 p.m. Nov. 8 at ... FULL STORY

11/3/1998
NOBELIST WALTER KOHN: A NICE GUY WHO FINISHED FIRST
Freshly minted Nobel laureate Walter Kohn, an internationally renowned research professor in condensed matter physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been lauded ... FULL STORY

11/3/1998
HISTORIAN FISCHER TO SIGN COPIES OF BOOK ON THE HOLOCAUST
Historian Klaus Fischer will lecture and sign copies of his latest book, "The History of An Obsession: German Judeophobia and the Holocaust" (Continuum, 1998), at 3 p.m. Nov. 8 at ... FULL STORY

11/3/1998
UCSB "AUTHORSHIP" CONFERENCE: WHOSE WORK IS IT ANYWAY?
Technological innovations are producing a crisis in authorship, but they are also forcing a reexamination of such issues as legal ownership and worldwide protection of works of art. ... FULL STORY

10/29/1998
CD-ROM Describes Imprisonment of Japanese Americans
Steven Ricci, the coordinator of new technologies and head of research and study at UCLA's Film and Television Archive, will discuss and demonstrate the new CD-ROM "Executive Order ... FULL STORY

10/29/1998
RUPE FOUNDATION GIVES $500,000 TO CREATE AN ENDOWED CHAIR
The Arthur N. Rupe Foundation, of Santa Barbara, has contributed $500,000 to the University of California, Santa Barbara to establish an endowed chair in the campus's renowned Department ... FULL STORY

10/28/1998
UCSB WELCOMES STUDENTS' FAMILIES TO THE SEASIDE CAMPUS
The University of California, Santa Barbara will open its campus to the families of undergraduate students on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6 and 7, for Parents' Weekend. Faculty, students, ... FULL STORY

10/27/1998
EAT TO BEAT CANCER, REPORTS NEW BOOK
In the war against cancer, diet may be the best arsenal, according to a research scientist and lecturer in environmental studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. ... FULL STORY

10/27/1998
COMMUNITY CULTURAL CELEBRATION AT UCSB
The fourth annual Celebration of Communities honoring the University of California, Santa Barbara's diverse cultures will take place Sunday, Nov. 8, through Saturday, Nov. 21, with ... FULL STORY

10/23/1998
UCSB VOLUNTEERS TO JOIN IV STREET CLEANING SATURDAY
UCSB staff and administrators will join the Isla Vista Recreation and Park District's kick-off for Fall Adopt-A-Block program with an Isla Vista clean-up on Saturday, Oct. 24 from ... FULL STORY

10/22/1998
UCSB Science Lite Talk Is on Monday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m. CANCER BREAKTHROUGHS TOPIC OF TALK SERIES
A three-part series on cancer, from basic prevention techniques to new treatments, will launch the UCSB General Affiliates' 1998-99 Science Lite Program. Dr. Fred Kass, director of ... FULL STORY

10/22/1998
HOW TO TEACH CHILDREN TO READ WELL TOPIC OF UCSB SYMPOSIUM
National experts on reading and literacy will speak at an all day "Literacy Symposium" on Thursday, Oct. 29, at the University of California, Santa Barbara Corwin Pavilion. Beginning ... FULL STORY

10/20/1998
For Academic Excellence Private Giving Reaches a Record $29.8 Million for 1997-98
Private philanthropic gifts and pledges to the University of California, Santa Barbara reached a record high of $29.8 million during the 1997-98 fiscal year, showing significant gains ... FULL STORY

10/19/1998
UCSB STUDY FINDS THAT STUDENT MOBILITY ADVERSELY AFFECTS LATINO HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION
For California Latino teens, even one school change doubles the odds of their dropping out before completing high school, according to University of California, Santa Barbara researchers ... FULL STORY

10/15/1998
UC SANTA BARBARA RECEIVES $1.8 MILLION TO STUDY VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS AND BEHAVIOR
In a major new study, participants in an unusual university lab enter carefully created "virtual" worlds of illusion. Their reactions speak volumes about the inner workings of ... FULL STORY

10/13/1998
Scientists at U.S. Universities Win Nobel Prizes
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Five scientists at universities in the United States won the Nobel Prizes in physics and chemistry Tuesday for work exploring the inner ... FULL STORY

10/13/1998
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Awards The 1998 Nobel Prize for Chemistry to Walter Kohn of UCSB
Official Press Announcement from The Royal Swedish of Sciences– The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded The 1998 Nobel Prize in Chemistry in the area of quantum chemistry ... FULL STORY

10/13/1998
Five Scientists in U.S. Get Nobels, Incuding Walter Kohn, UCSB
Los Angeles Times Science News Report Five Scientists in U.S. Get Nobels By JIM HEINTZ, Associated Press Writer STOCKHOLM, Sweden–Five scientists ... FULL STORY

10/13/1998
NASA VAN TO VISIT SANTA BARBARA SCHOOLS THIS WEEK
A van packed with astronaut suits and other accouterments of space exploration will be in Santa Barbara tomorrow, Oct. 13, through Thursday, Oct. 15. Tom Gates, an education specialist ... FULL STORY

10/12/1998
UCSB RANKED AMONG TOP IN SCIENCE WATCH STANDINGS
In a major coup in the world of university ratings, the University of California, Santa Barbara has just garnered high rankings from a trend-watching, national scientific institution ... FULL STORY

10/8/1998
BOYER TO DISCUSS CONTINUING DANGERS OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS
Historian Paul Boyer, the author of several groundbreaking books and articles on the perils of atomic weapons, will deliver a free public lecture titled "Mushrooming Fears: American ... FULL STORY

10/7/1998
MORE MINUTES OF FAME: UCSB'S CONSTANCE PENLEY IS ON A ROLL
Constance Penley has found a handy way to get in touch with long lost friends–-be named by Rolling Stone magazine as among the eight most dangerous minds in America and appear as ... FULL STORY

10/6/1998
ROCKFISH POPULATIONS DECLINING SAY RESEARCHERS
Rockfish populations off the Southern and Central California coast have severely declined in recent years, according to marine biologists from the University of California, Santa ... FULL STORY

10/5/1998
UC SANTA BARBARA WELCOMES UNIVERSITY-BOUND STUDENTS
High school and community college students and their families are invited to the University of California, Santa Barbara for the campus's Fall Preview Open House from Monday, October ... FULL STORY

10/1/1998
ECONOMIST KEN BINMORE TO LECTURE ON FAIRNESS
Noted economist and mathematician Ken Binmore will present the 41st annual Carl Snyder Memorial Lecture at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 14 in UCSB's Corwin Pavilion. Titled "How and Why Did Fairness ... FULL STORY

10/1/1998
EDUCATOR NORMAN J. BOYAN HONORED FOR LIFE'S WORK
Norman J. Boyan, professor emeritus of education and former dean of the Graduate School of Education at UC Santa Barbara, is the seventh recipient of the Roald F. Campbell Lifetime ... FULL STORY

10/1/1998
FORUM ON CLINTON-LEWINSKY-STARR AFFAIR AT UCSB
Two feminist scholars at the University of California, Santa Barbara have organized a panel discussion, titled "Public Affairs?: Making Sense of the Clinton-Lewinsky-Starr Affair," ... FULL STORY

9/30/1998
UCSB SCHOLAR TO DISCUSS CURRENT STATE OF U.S./IRAN RELATIONS
First UCSB Town Forum Talk Is on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 5:15 p.m. UC Santa Barbara historian Nancy Gallagher will provide a thumbnail history of Iran in her presentation titled "U.S. Policy ... FULL STORY

9/24/1998
STUDY: V-CHIP CONTENT RATINGS ABSENT FROM MOST PROGRAMS
EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE UNTIL: Thursday, Sept. 24, 1998, 9 a.m. ET While age-based television ratings are applied in a way that generally reflects programming content, the more detailed ... FULL STORY

9/24/1998
UCSB ADDS TO ASIAN AMERICAN ARCHIVES
UCSB ADDS TO ASIAN AMERICAN ARCHIVES A playwright, a poet, and a San Francisco arts organization have donated their papers to the California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives (CEMA) ... FULL STORY

9/24/1998
UC PROF. ELLIOT BROWNLEE HONORED BY HIS PEERS
Elliot Brownlee, UC Santa Barbara professor of history, has been honored by the University of California's Academic Council–-the executive committee of the university's academic senate–-for ... FULL STORY

9/17/1998
"MOVE-IN DAY" SIGNALS RETURN TO CLASSES FOR UCSB STUDENTS
About 2,600 new and returning University of California, Santa Barbara, students are expected to settle into the residence halls on "Move-in Day," Sunday, September 20, beginning at ... FULL STORY

9/11/1998
UCSB STUDENTS HAVE A CHANCE AT REAL WORLD OF PLAY ACTING
Some UC Santa Barbara dramatic art students and faculty members will have had a 20-day headstart when classes officially begin on Monday, Sept. 28. They began full rehearsals for Richard ... FULL STORY

9/10/1998
ENGLISH DEPARTMENT CREATING INNOVATIVE COMPUTER STUDIO
UCSB's Department of English will soon be the site of a unique computer lab that faculty members say will help future students bridge the seemingly unrelated areas of literary scholarship ... FULL STORY

9/9/1998
RESEARCHERS: CHILDREN PAY ATTENTION TO TV NEWS
Parents and media critics often assume that fictionalized violence–-such as that in movies and video games–-poses the only risk to children's emotional well-being. Yet new research ... FULL STORY

9/8/1998
UCSB OFFERS ACADEMIC COMPETITION FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
UC Santa Barbara's College of Creative Studies invites California high school students to enter the UCSB Undergraduate Fellowship and Prize Competition. More than 8,000 students are ... FULL STORY

9/3/1998
WILLIAM KRAFT RECEIVES ASCAP AWARD
Composer William Kraft has received a 1998-99 award from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). Kraft, holder of the Dorothy and Sherrill C. Corwin Chair ... FULL STORY

8/28/1998
POP CULTURALIST AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT ON PRINCESS DIANA
England's Princess Diana died in a car accident a year ago Monday (Aug. 31). Much has been said about Princess Diana's image as a popular culture icon, and about the media's role in ... FULL STORY

8/24/1998
SCHOLAR'S BOOK CREDITS FORGOTTEN WOMEN NOVELISTSFOR INVENTING EARLY FORMS OF MEDIA CULTURE
Conventional wisdom holds that the modern English novel was born with the works of Henry Fielding and other 18th-century prose stylists. But in fact popular fiction's beginnings ... FULL STORY

8/24/1998
UCSB PROFESSOR RECEIVES DISTINGUISHED BOOK AWARD
An examination of Western feminist notions about gender from an African perspective is the recipient of the American Sociological Association's 1998 Distinguished Book Award in the ... FULL STORY

8/20/1998
GLOBAL WARMING DRIVES NEW OCEAN TESTING
New instruments being tested on a platform in the Atlantic Ocean will help scientists to gain a more precise understanding of how the Earth's oceans relate to the problem of global ... FULL STORY

8/19/1998
MARSHALL NAMED DEAN OF HUMANITIES AND FINE ART
David Marshall, professor of English and Comparative Literature at Northwestern University, has been named Dean of the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of California, ... FULL STORY

8/18/1998
UCSB ADDS TO ASIAN AMERICAN ARCHIVE
A playwright, a poet, and a San Francisco arts organization have donated their papers to the California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives (CEMA) at the University of California, Santa ... FULL STORY

8/13/1998
Sex and Murder in the City-19th Century Style
She was remarkably sophisticated by the standards of her day, plying her trade with courtly letters, gift exchanges, and other improbable trappings of romantic love. Still more atypical ... FULL STORY

8/11/1998
NEW BOOK DETAILS RUSSO-JAPANESE RELATIONS
Largely unknown and offering little in the way of economic advantages, the Kurils might seem out of place at the center of a protracted, high-stakes dispute involving two of the world's ... FULL STORY

8/10/1998
INTERNET EXPLODES WITH 'LOCATION' INFORMATION
The amount and type of information that can be easily found on the Internet is exploding practically overnight, thanks to a federally-funded university research project. The Alexandria ... FULL STORY

8/10/1998
SCIENTISTS STUDY CONTROL OF PREDATORY GREEN CRABS
Scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara are studying an innovative way to control a marine pest that is wreaking havoc–economically and ecologically–on the West ... FULL STORY

8/10/1998
UCSB CULTIVATES THE NEXT GENERATION OF RESEARCHERS
High school students from across the nation joined University of California, Santa Barbara researchers this summer to work on cutting edge projects. The Summer Research Mentorship ... FULL STORY

7/22/1998
Maya Reserve at El Pilar Formally Established
A UCSB archaeologist's plan to establish a Maya reserve along the Belize-Guatemala border has become a reality. Meeting last May in Belize, representatives from both Central ... FULL STORY

7/22/1998
RESEARCHERS CREATE NEW MATERIAL FROM BUCKYBALLS
Sensors that can monitor humidity quickly and accurately are one possible application of a new material based on the buckyball recently developed by scientists at the University of ... FULL STORY

7/20/1998
THE UCSB FOUNDATION ELECTS NEW TRUSTEES
The UCSB Foundation has elected officers of its board of trustees for 1998-99. As a principal fund-raising organization for the campus, the nonprofit foundation administers private ... FULL STORY

7/2/1998
SESAME STREET CREATORS SALUTE UCSB AUTISM RESEARCHERS
When a New York-based national children's advocacy group looked for heroes to honor, their attention was drawn to Robert and Lynn Koegel, directors of the Autism Research and Training ... FULL STORY

6/24/1998
UCSB RECEIVES GRANT TO STUDY ECOSYSTEM DYNAMICS
The University of California, Santa Barbara has received $350,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to study soil as a critical component of the Earth's terrestrial ecosystems. Oliver ... FULL STORY

6/17/1998
UCSB Historian Wilbur Jacobs Dead at 79
Wilbur R. Jacobs, a founding member of the UC Santa Barbara History Department and a nationally recognized scholar of Native American and U.S. colonial history, was killed in a car ... FULL STORY

6/17/1998
Psychologist: Simplicity Lacking from Educational Software
Much of today's multimedia educational software seems to operate on the assumption that more is better when it comes to using sophisticated graphics. However, the opposite is often ... FULL STORY

6/12/1998
UCSB ADDS VASQUEZ PAPERS TO ETHNIC ARCHIVES
Artist Emigdio Vasquez has added his personal papers to the California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives (CEMA) at the University of California, Santa Barbara. CEMA's archivists collect ... FULL STORY

6/12/1998
THOUGHT-FULL GRADUATION GIFTS FOR FOUR WOMEN
Academe is even more memorable for four female UCSB seniors who earned a 1998 City Club prize for top academic achievement, complete with an unprecedented $45,398 award to be ... FULL STORY

6/12/1998
New Book Asks, 'Am I Crazy, Or Is It My Shrink?'
According to UC Santa Barbara's Larry E. Beutler, mental health professionals and their patients typically have at least one thing in common: a one-size-fits-all approach to psychological ... FULL STORY

6/12/1998
UC SANTA BARBARA GRADUATES CLASS OF 1998
The University of California, Santa Barbara will hold seven separate commencement ceremonies for the campus's three colleges on June 7, 13, and 14 with approximately 3,600 degree ... FULL STORY

6/10/1998
CCS Celebrates 30th Anniversary UNIQUE COLLEGE BEGINS UCSB COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES
UC Santa Barbara's College of Creative Studies, unique in the University of California system, will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a weekend of activities–-culminating in a graduation ... FULL STORY

6/9/1998
SUMMERDANCE Santa Barbara Festival Ready for an Exciting Second Season.
(Santa Barbara, CA) – SUMMERDANCE Santa Barbara (SDSB) dance festival will begin its second season of bringing outstanding dance to the Santa Barbara area starting July 7, 1998. The ... FULL STORY

6/9/1998
UCSB RECEIVES GIFT FROM JAPANESE CORPORATION
The Institute for Crustal Studies (ICS) at the University of California, Santa Barbara has received a gift valued at nearly $1 million from a Japanese corporation. The Hollister ... FULL STORY

6/9/1998
THIRTEEN YOUNG THESPIANS AMONG THE 3,600 UCSB GRADS
Pink boas and rhinestone sunglasses are just two identifying items that have separated the dramatic art students' attire in past UC Santa Barbara commencement exercises. This year ... FULL STORY

6/2/1998
School Programs Help Latinos Achieve, Study Finds
Intervention programs – even at the high-school level – can improve educational achievement among at-risk Latino students in California, and the state should increase funding for ... FULL STORY

6/2/1998
UCSB Researchers Help Pioneer New Drug Treatments
Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have been awarded a four-year, $1.3 million grant from the National Institute for Drug Abuse to begin testing a pair of promising new treatments for ... FULL STORY

6/2/1998
Scholar Defends Artists' Use of Refashioned Bibles
Artists who cut, tear or otherwise deface the Bible or other sacred books as a form of expression are not guilty of sacrilege so long as their intention is to challenge traditional ... FULL STORY

5/27/1998
UCSB ENGINEER HONORED FOR HIS DEDICATION TO STUDENTS
Robert G. Rinker, associate dean of the College of Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara, was recently named outstanding faculty supporter of the year by a statewide ... FULL STORY

5/27/1998
S.B. SCHOOLS SUBJECT OF UCSB PROFESSOR'S STUDY
Gregory Kelly, a University of California, Santa Barbara researcher, has received a $45,000 grant from the Spencer Foundation to find better ways to help children learn science. Kelly ... FULL STORY

5/27/1998
S.B. COUNTY YOUTHS TO TEST THEIR ROCKET DESIGN SKILLS
Approximately 200 pre-college participants of the Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA) program in Santa Barbara County will test their craftsmanship and design skills ... FULL STORY

5/7/1998
New Book Recognizes Unsung Mexican-American Politician
Widely considered a recent phenomenon, the growing political clout of Mexican Americans can in fact be traced back more than four decades to El Paso, Texas, the setting of one of ... FULL STORY

5/5/1998
Gevirtz Research Center NEW YORK TIMES FOUNDATION CONTRIBUTES $30,000 TO UCSB
The Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara has received a $30,000 gift from The New York Times Company Foundation, Inc. in support of the Gevirtz ... FULL STORY

4/30/1998
BACTERIAL 'KILLING MACHINES' SUBJECT OF PLOUS LECTURE
"When it comes to bacterial disease, the wake-up call has been sounded," warns microbiologist Michael J. Mahan, this year's Plous Award honoree. "Our microbial defenses are crumbling ... FULL STORY

4/30/1998
UCSB PROFESSOR ELECTED TO NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Michael S. Witherell, professor of physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of 60 new members and 15 foreign ... FULL STORY

4/29/1998
New Book Explores the Realities of Currency Competition
Most of the world's governments have lost monopoly control of the money used within their borders, calling into question both the traditional notion of sovereignty and whether contemporary ... FULL STORY

4/27/1998
Three UCSB Scholars Awarded Guggenheim Fellowships
Three faculty members at the University of California, Santa Barbara, are among the 168 scholars, scientists, and artists who have received 1998 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation ... FULL STORY

4/24/1998
Grant to Extend Research into Obesity and Reproduction
A researcher at UC Santa Barbara has received a three-year, $228, 000 grant from the National Science Foundation to explore further the possible link between obesity and reproductive ... FULL STORY

4/23/1998
Luis Leal Elected to Elite Academy of Spanish Language
Further capping a brilliant career that has earned him a succession of impressive honors, UC Santa Barbara literary scholar Luis Leal has been elected to the North American Academy ... FULL STORY

4/17/1998
CHILD BEREAVEMENT SPECIALIST TO LEAD DISCUSSION ON GRIEF
The variety of emotional responses to terminal illness, community disasters, and deaths that become media events, such as the recent Jonesboro, Ark., schoolyard slayings, are among ... FULL STORY

4/16/1998
Study: Violence Remains Common in TV Programming
Despite earlier warnings about its prevalence and danger, glamorized and sanitized violence continues to be a staple of television programming, according to scholars at UC Santa Barbara ... FULL STORY

4/9/1998
UCSB TO HOST ENGINEERING COMPETITION FOR TEENS
Over 500 future engineers will test their skills on Saturday, April 18, at the University of California, Santa Barbara, during the California Central Region MESA Day. The annual event ... FULL STORY

4/6/1998
CENTER STUDIES AGE-RELATED EYE DISEASE
One out of five people between the ages of 65 and 74 suffers from vision impairment resulting from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to the National Eye Institute, ... FULL STORY

3/24/1998
Campus to Host Conference on the Legacy of CSDI
A remarkable group of journalists and intellectuals, including Los Angeles Times columnist Patt Morrison and NewsHour with Jim Lehrer commentator Roger Rosenblatt, will celebrate ... FULL STORY

3/24/1998
UCSB STUDENTS ACCEPT THE AMERICA READS CHALLENGE
More than 200 University of California, Santa Barbara students applied to become trained reading tutors for Santa Barbara area elementary school children last fall in response to President ... FULL STORY

3/13/1998
GLOBE TEACHER TRAINING WORKSHOP SLATED FOR UCSB
West Coast K-12 teachers–-armed with raingear, bug spray, and sunscreen–-will attend a training workshop at the University of California, Santa Barbara March 24-27 to learn science ... FULL STORY

3/13/1998
UCSB Sociologist Deconstructs Fascism Under Mussolini
In the years leading up to Italy's disastrous entry into World War II, Benito Mussolini steadily gained power by adopting cultural symbols and rituals to define his regime in opposition ... FULL STORY

3/2/1998
El Nino Muddies Santa Barbara Channel
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then recent satellite images of the water in the Santa Barbara Channel speak volumes about the impact of El Niño 1998 on the ecology of the ... FULL STORY

2/20/1998
Study: Gender Bias Still a Fact of Life on the Hustings
Overt expressions of sexism may be passé, but female candidates for political office can still expect to encounter prejudice from some segments of the electorate, according to a study ... FULL STORY

2/17/1998
UC Santa Barbara Is on the Road, Greeting Local Students
The University of California, Santa Barbara will hold six receptions, March 7-22, for high-achieving students throughout the state. At each reception, deans, provosts, faculty members ... FULL STORY

2/10/1998
Helgerson Named Faculty Research Lecturer
Literary scholar Richard Helgerson has been named UCSB's Faculty Research Lecturer for 1998. The highest honor bestowed upon a faculty member by his or her colleagues, the lectureship ... FULL STORY

2/2/1998
NEW DIRECTOR APPOINTED FOR UC LMRI
Giorgio Perissinotto, professor and chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of California, Santa Barbara, has been appointed director of the University of California's ... FULL STORY

2/2/1998
RETHINKING THE USE OF SAT SCORES FOR UC ADMISSION
Standardized admissions tests have been used as a gauge for measuring academic skills and identifying qualified college applicants since the passage of the GI Bill after World War ... FULL STORY

1/27/1998
MAJOR FETE FOR DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI FEATS
Some of the top names in the computer, business, and education worlds will be honored at the 1998 UCSB Alumni Association Awards Luncheon on Saturday, Feb. 7, at 12:30 p.m. in the ... FULL STORY

1/27/1998
UCSB PROFESSOR WINS NATIONAL SCIENCE AWARD
Thomas Dunne, a professor in the School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has won a top award from the National Academy of Sciences. ... FULL STORY

1/27/1998
Historian Challenges Age-old Interpretation of 'The Prince'
Though his name is synonymous with the Renaissance and the modern conception of Realpolitik, Machiavelli was in fact a retrograde thinker with a distinctly nostalgic outlook, according ... FULL STORY

1/27/1998
DEEP SEA TUBE WORMS SURVIVE IN CAPTIVITY
Twenty-nine bright red tube worms from the bottom of the ocean are alive and thriving in a lab at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Until now, the giant hydrothermal ... FULL STORY

1/14/1998
UCSB's Education Dean Joins Feinstein at News Conference
Jules Zimmer, dean of the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will speak on behalf of the "Excellence and Accountability in Education Act of ... FULL STORY

1/7/1998
Scientists Estimate the Age of Trees in the Amazon
Using the newest, most powerful technology available, scientists in California and Brazil have dated tropical trees harvested in Brazil, finding that the oldest trees were well over ... FULL STORY

1/6/1998
PARSONS FOUNDATION FUNDS NEW PROGRAM AT UCSB
The University of California, Santa Barbara has been awarded $360,000 from The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation to support graduate fellows and undergraduate interns in scientific computation, ... FULL STORY