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6/17/2002
Studies of Spider's Silk Reveal Unusual Strength
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – University of California, Santa Barbara scientists and U.S. Army researchers are making progress in the study of spider dragline silk, according to recently ... FULL STORY

6/17/2002
UCSB EXECUTIVE VICE CHANCELLOR ILENE H. NAGEL APPOINTED SENIOR ADVISOR IN THE UC OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – University of California, Santa Barbara Executive Vice Chancellor Ilene H. Nagel announced today that after nearly four years in her present position, she ... FULL STORY

6/12/2002
GRADUATING SENIOR RECEIVES TOP UCSB AWARD
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Maidel Luevano has won the University of California, Santa Barbara's Thomas More Storke Medal for Excellence, the top honor given to a graduating senior. ... FULL STORY

6/11/2002
UCSB NAMES NEW DIRECTOR OF UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The University of California, Santa Barbara has named an accomplished museum administrator and arts educator to serve as director of the University Art ... FULL STORY

6/6/2002
4,200 TO GRADUATE FROM UCSB IN SEVEN CEREMONIES
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Approximately 4,200 students will graduate from UC Santa Barbara in seven separate ceremonies on June 9, 15, and 16. As is traditional at UC Santa Barbara, ... FULL STORY

6/5/2002
UCSB APPOINTS VICE CHANCELLOR FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The University of California, Santa Barbara has named an Oregon educator to be its next vice chancellor for administrative services. George P. Pernsteiner ... FULL STORY

6/5/2002
FOREIGN SCHOLARS COMING TO UCSB SUMMER INSTITUTE TO LEARN ABOUT RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY IN THE U.S.
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – American studies scholars from around the world will be at UC Santa Barbara this summer studying the religious diversity of the United States and finding ... FULL STORY

6/4/2002
UCSB TO NAME INSTITUTE FOR THEORETICAL PHYSICS FOR INDUSTRIALIST AND PHILANTHROPIST FRED KAVLI
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara will be named in honor of Fred Kavli at a special campus ceremony to ... FULL STORY

6/3/2002
PROTOZOAN CHOSEN FOR GENOME SEQUENCING, RESULTING FROM PROPOSAL BY UC SANTA BARBARA PROFESSOR
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A protozoan that has been studied by a University of California, Santa Barbara scientist for the past 46 years has been assigned high priority for genome ... FULL STORY

5/29/2002
ECOLOGISTS SIMPLIFY POPULATION THEORY
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Analyzing a single species in a food web is easier than it appears to be, according to scientists publishing in this week's issue of Nature. Many species ... FULL STORY

5/22/2002
INSECT YIELDS CLUES TO EVOLUTION OF SPECIES THROUGH NATURAL SELECTION
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Studies of a California insect, the walking stick, are helping to illuminate the process of evolution of new species, according to research published in ... FULL STORY

5/16/2002
MARITAL BREAKUP AND REMARRIAGE IN THE 19TH CENTURY ARE TOPICS FOR UCSB HISTORY ASSOCIATES LECTURE
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – It is a time known for its Victorian mores, but the late 1800s nonetheless had their share of family dysfunction and dissolution. Husbands and wives separated, ... FULL STORY

5/13/2002
UCSB POET, PROFESSOR SHIRLEY LIM TO DISCUSS WRITING AND READ HER WORK IN 2002 FACULTY RESEARCH LECTURE
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) Ð Shirley Geok-lin Lim, a professor of English and a widely honored writer and poet, will give the 2002 UC Santa Barbara Faculty Research Lecture Monday, May ... FULL STORY

5/10/2002
UCSB GEOLOGIST RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Tanya Atwater, a professor of geological sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is one of six faculty members nationwide to receive one ... FULL STORY

5/10/2002
Economic Outlook for Northern Santa Barbara County Topic of May 16 UCSB Seminar in Santa Maria
(Santa Barbara, California) – The outlook for the economy in northern Santa Barbara County in 2002 will be the topic of a special seminar to be presented by the University of California, ... FULL STORY

5/9/2002
BIOLOGISTS TAKE NEW LOOK AT METABOLISM
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Research in metabolism published in this week's issue of Nature explains that the relation between rates of metabolism and body mass in animals may be more ... FULL STORY

5/8/2002
UCSB GEOGRAPHER ELECTED TO NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Michael Goodchild, a professor of geography at UC Santa Barbara since 1988 and a pioneer in computer-based geographical information systems, has been elected ... FULL STORY

5/8/2002
TWO UCSB SCIENTISTS ELECTED FELLOWS OF AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) UC Santa Barbara professors Joseph G. Polchinski and William W. Murdoch have been elected to the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Polchinski, ... FULL STORY

5/8/2002
UCSB PHYSICIST TO DISCUSS ATOMIC FORCE MICROSCOPY AND THE WONDERS OF BIOLOGICAL STRUCTURES
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) Atomic force microscopy has helped uncover the reasons for the uncommon strength of some materials produced naturally by plants and animals. UC Santa ... FULL STORY

5/7/2002
TRADE EXPERT TO GIVE SPECIALTY MERCHANDISE CORP. LECTURE IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Janis Forman, founder and director of the Management Communication Program at UCLA, will discuss "Communicating Business Strategies Across Cultures" Tuesday, ... FULL STORY

5/6/2002
SCIENCE AND RELIGION SERIES TO FINISH WITH LECTURES BY EMINENT PHILOSOPHERS PUTNAM AND LATOUR
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Esteemed philosophers Hilary Putnam and Bruno Latour will share their views on science and religion Thursday and Friday, May 9 and 10 as UC Santa Barbara's ... FULL STORY

4/30/2002
UCSB SCIENTIST TO TELL HOW NANOSTRUCTURES ARE BUILT
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The microscopic structures formed by biological and physical processes in nature are created by combining groups of even tinier building blocks. When science ... FULL STORY

4/25/2002
Color of Ocean Yields Global Warming Clues
Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A green ocean is a productive ocean; the light from the sun helps the phytoplankton – tiny ocean plants – to be productive. This production in turn drives ... FULL STORY

4/24/2002
UCSB FILM STUDIES PROFESSOR ANNA EVERETT TO GIVE PRESTIGIOUS HAROLD J. PLOUS LECTURE APRIL 30
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Anna Everett, an associate professor of film studies at UC Santa Barbara, will give UCSB's annual Harold J. Plous lecture, "The Revolution Will Be Digitized: ... FULL STORY

4/23/2002
UCSB SCIENTISTS ANSWER K-12 SCIENCE QUESTIONS VIA INTERNET
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – "How strong is spider silk?" A third grade student, inspired by having read "Charlotte's Web," recently posed this question to several scientists at the ... FULL STORY

4/19/2002
ECONOMIC OUTLOOK FOR SANTA BARBARA COUNTY TOPIC OF APRIL 25 UCSB SEMINAR
(Santa Barbara, California) – The Economic Forecast Project at the University of California, Santa Barbara will present its annual seminar on the outlook for Santa Barbara County's ... FULL STORY

4/18/2002
NEW REPORT EXPLAINS ICE-AGE MYSTERY, FURTHERS CLIMATE CHANGE STUDIES
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – University of California researchers have solved a longstanding mystery for scientists trying to understand how Earth's climate can quickly shift between ... FULL STORY

4/18/2002
ECONOMIC IMPACT OF SLAVERY IS TOPIC OF NATIONAL CONFERENCE AT UC SANTA BARBARA
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Scholars of African American studies from all over the country will converge at UC Santa Barbara May 2-4 for an important conference on the economic impact ... FULL STORY

4/16/2002
2 UCSB SCHOLARS AWARDED GUGGENHEIM FELLOWSHIPS
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – UC Santa Barbara professors John Nathan and David W. Lea have been named recipients of prestigious Guggenheim Fellowships, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial ... FULL STORY

4/15/2002
WORLDWIDE MARINE RESERVES SHOW UNEXPECTEDLY RAPID RESPONSE
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Marine animals show an unexpectedly rapid and prolonged positive response to protection inside marine reserves, according to scientists at the University ... FULL STORY

4/15/2002
UCSB TOWN FORUM TO LOOK AT CLONING AND STEM CELLS
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Reacting to the creation of cloned human embryos in a Massachusetts laboratory last year, the Bush administration announced its opposition to all forms ... FULL STORY

4/11/2002
SCIENTISTS TO SURVEY MARINE PROTECTED AREAS
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The question of whether or not marine protected areas will work in California waters may be answered in part by a scientific survey of the newly established ... FULL STORY

4/10/2002
WORLD'S GLOBAL CARBON CYCLE REVISED BY RESEARCHERS STUDYING RIVERS AND FLOOD PLAINS OF AMAZON BASIN
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Amazon waterways, including streams and flood plains, are releasing much more carbon dioxide than originally thought, as a result of decaying plants that ... FULL STORY

4/9/2002
SCHOLARS TO OFFER VIEWS ON SCIENCE AND RELIGION
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Though science and religion sometimes seem at odds, they both seek to explain human experience. Scholars Harold Oliver and Thomas Carlson will share their ... FULL STORY

4/9/2002
KERMIT THE FROG(TM) TO HELP DEDICATE UC SANTA BARBARA'S NEW DONALD BREN HALL, ONE OF AMERICA'S MOST 'GREEN' BUILDINGS
(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) – Kermit the Frog(TM) will make a special appearance at UC Santa Barbara on April 19 as host for the grand opening of Donald Bren Hall, home to the Donald ... FULL STORY

4/8/2002
CLIMATE NEWS FROM NASA FEATURES WORK BY UCSB RESEARCHER
Zhengming Wan, researcher at the Institute for Computational Earth Systems Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, developed a method to determine the surface temperature ... FULL STORY

4/5/2002
U.S. News and World Report Ranks UCSB Graduate Programs Among Best
The Ph.D. program in physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara is ranked 10th in the country, according to new rankings of top graduate programs by U.S. News & World Report ... FULL STORY

4/4/2002
UCSB OFFERS ADMISSION TO 17,630 FOR FALL 2002
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The University of California, Santa Barbara has offered admission for its Fall 2002 entering class to a total of 17,630 high school students. The prospective ... FULL STORY

4/4/2002
SEN. GEORGE MITCHELL AND HARVARD PROF. SAMUEL HUNTINGTON TO DEBATE THE CONFLICT OF CIVILIZATIONS
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – It is generally believed that when terrorists attacked the United States on September 11 last year, they did so to punish the U.S. for its support of Israel ... FULL STORY

4/2/2002
BREEDING SEASON FOR THREATENED SNOWY PLOVER STARTS EARLY; UCSB's COAL OIL POINT RESERVE NEEDS MORE VOLUNTEER DOCENTS
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Snowy plovers at UC Santa Barbara's Coal Oil Point Reserve are getting an early start on their breeding season, already pairing, mating, nesting and laying ... FULL STORY

4/1/2002
OWNERS OF RADIO STATION KDB TO ENTERTAIN NEW PURCHASE OFFERS AS UCSB-LED COMMUNITY EFFORT TO RAISE $3.6 MILLION FALLS SHORT
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The owners of Santa Barbara's classical music radio station, KDB, will be entertaining new offers to purchase the station as part of an understanding reached ... FULL STORY

4/1/2002
OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY DONATED TO UCSB BY TELCORDIA TECHNOLOGIES
(Santa Barbara, California) - The University of California, Santa Barbara has received a donation of intellectual property from Telcordia Technologies, Inc., the telecommunications ... FULL STORY

3/26/2002
EMOTIONS AND MORALITY OF CHARITY TO BE COMPARED AT UCSB AFFILIATES SPIRITUALITY, CULTURE DISCUSSION
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Nearly all faiths and peoples believe that charity is a virtue. But how it is given, when and to whom are often topics of spirited debate. Rebecca Anne ... FULL STORY

3/20/2002
New Dimensions for Learning: A COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTER TAKES SHAPE
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The Gevirtz Research Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara has been awarded a $600,000 grant from the Whittier Family Foundations to design, ... FULL STORY

3/20/2002
UCSB CONFERENCE TO RECONSIDER REAGAN PRESIDENCY
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – During his eight years as president, Ronald Reagan was immensely popular with the American public. But two decades later, how do historians view the administration ... FULL STORY

3/18/2002
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION TO FUND STUDY OF PARASITES
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The University of California, Santa Barbara has just received notice that the National Science Foundation will award $2.2 million over five years to the ... FULL STORY

3/13/2002
PROFESSOR HONORED BY THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Galen D. Stucky, a professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and the Materials Department, and a member of the Biomolecular Science and Engineering ... FULL STORY

3/7/2002
LUYENDYK ELECTED FELLOW OF AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Bruce P. Luyendyk, chair of the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara, was recently elected a fellow of the American ... FULL STORY

3/7/2002
UCSB, CALIFORNIA LUTHERAN U. TO PRESENT EAST VENTURA 'COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT CONFERENCE'
(Santa Barbara, California) – The Economic Forecast Project at the University of California, Santa Barbara is joining forces with the Center for Leadership and Values of the School ... FULL STORY

2/27/2002
UCSB SCIENCE, RELIGION, AND HUMAN EXPERIENCE LECTURE SERIES EXAMINES SCIENCE'S RELIGIOUS ROOTS
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A philosopher and a geologist will discuss how science was born of religion in a pair of lectures on Thursday and Friday, March 7 and 8, at UC Santa Barbara. ... FULL STORY

2/26/2002
UC SANTA BARBARA APPOINTS ADMISSIONS DIRECTOR
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) Christine Van Gieson has been appointed Director of Admissions at the University of California, Santa Barbara, effective March 1. Ms. Van Gieson has ... FULL STORY

2/25/2002
WOMEN JOB SEEKERS MAY BE LIMITED BY CONTACT NETWORKS
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Women job seekers in professional, technical, and managerial fields who use their personal contacts for job lead information hear of lower-paying jobs than ... FULL STORY

2/22/2002
FORMER CIA, FBI CHIEF TO ENGAGE ACLU PRESIDENT IN DEBATE ON NATIONAL SECURITY VS. PERSONAL LIBERTY
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon were planned and conducted by terrorists living within American society. To prevent similar attacks, ... FULL STORY

2/19/2002
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING ELECTS TWO UC SANTA BARBARA PROFESSORS
(Santa Barbara, California) –- Two University of California, Santa Barbara professors have been elected members of the prestigious National Academy of Engineering. Alan J. Heeger, ... FULL STORY

2/14/2002
ECONOMIC OUTLOOK FOR VENTURA COUNTY TOPIC OF UCSB SEMINAR IN OXNARD
(Santa Barbara, California) – The prospects for Ventura County's economy in the coming year will be the topic of a special seminar to be presented in Oxnard next week by the Economic ... FULL STORY

2/13/2002
RESEARCHERS SHOW THAT CLIMATE CHANGE IN FUTURE LIKELY TO PRODUCE NOVEL PLANT COMMUNITIES
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) The forests we see today may not exist in the future, if the past is any guide. Composition of forests likely will change in the future, as they have ... FULL STORY

2/12/2002
Ambassador Barbara Bodine of Santa Barbara To Serve as U. of California Regent
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) Ambassador Barbara Bodine of Santa Barbara has been selected by the UCSB Alumni Association to serve as Alumni Regent on the University of California ... FULL STORY

2/7/2002
INTIMACY AND HAPPINESS EXAMINED IN UCSB ENGLISH PROFESSOR'S FIRST BOOK, 'ORDINARY PLEASURES'
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – There's an almost subliminal current of affection that underlies the words and phrases that make up the day-to-day banter of loving couples. Kay Young, ... FULL STORY

2/4/2002
THIS WEEK'S UCSB TEMPLETON LECTURES FOCUS ON EMPATHY, HUMAN EXPERIENCE AND RELIGION
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Evan Thompson and Pascal Boyer have spent much of their careers pondering the intersections of science and religion. The two philosophers will share some ... FULL STORY

1/31/2002
THE LIFE OF EARLY CHICANA MUSIC STAR LYDIA MENDOZA TOLD IN BOOK BY UCSB'S YOLANDA BROYLES-GONZÁLEZ
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – She was one of the great singers of the 20th century, rising to icon status throughout the Spanish-speaking world with her songs of the Texas and Mexican ... FULL STORY

1/30/2002
DEEP SEA CREATURES COLLECTED FOR STUDIES
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) Sea animals that live deep in the ocean near hot water vents, and rarely brought to the surface for study, were recently brought to University of California, ... FULL STORY

1/24/2002
SYMPOSIUM ATTRACTS LEADING NEW-HISTORY SCHOLARS OF ZIONIST MOVEMENT AND CREATION OF ISRAEL
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A debate is in progress among scholars of the history of Zionism and the creation of Israel. On one side are those who believe in traditional interpretations ... FULL STORY

1/22/2002
LINGUISTIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA HONORS UCSB SCHOLAR
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A book by Marianne Mithun, professor of linguistics at UC Santa Barbara, has won the Bloomfield Book Award, bestowed annually by the Linguistic Society ... FULL STORY

1/18/2002
DONNERSTEIN HONORED WITH PRESTIGIOUS ENDOWED CHAIR
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Edward Donnerstein, a distinguished professor of communication at UC Santa Barbara and an internationally recognized authority on mass communication and ... FULL STORY

1/18/2002
FILM STUDIES PROFESSOR ANNA EVERETT IS 2001 WINNER OF PRESTIGIOUS UC SANTA BARBARA HAROLD J. PLOUS AWARD
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – It makes perfect sense when you think about it. A young girl is raised in a household where the television runs day and night, a kind of soundtrack to ... FULL STORY

1/17/2002
REDUCING POLLUTION THROUGH NEGOTIATION
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Negotiated agreements between companies and government regulating bodies to reduce pollution have met with greater success in Europe than in the U.S., although ... FULL STORY

1/10/2002
UCSB HISTORY PROFESSOR TO DISCUSS SIGNIFICANCE OF ETHNICITY AND IDENTITY IN AFGHANISTAN, CENTRAL ASIA
The political factions of Afghanistan and its surrounding countries in Central Asia are often described according to their ethnic makeup. The Northern Alliance is composed of ethnic ... FULL STORY

1/10/2002
UCSB PROFESSOR SPEAKS ON THE POWER OF PRAYER
(Santa Barbara, Calif.)––Prayer is a topic often discussed in and out of church as the concept transcends various religions, cultures and spiritual traditions. However, has the ... FULL STORY

1/7/2002
RENOWNED OXFORD HISTORIAN TO OPEN UCSB SERIES OF TEMPLETON LECTURES ON SCIENCE AND RELIGION
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The second season of UC Santa Barbara's distinguished lecture series on "Science, Religion, and the Human Experience" will begin this week with the appearance ... FULL STORY

12/20/2001
Kavli Gives $7.5 Million to Institute of Theoretical Physics To Be Named in His Honor
Santa Barbara, Calif.–Fred Kavli, through the auspices of the recently established Kavli Foundation, has given $7.5 million to the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University ... FULL STORY

12/19/2001
Congress Approves $500,000 to Help Establish Walter Capps Center on Religion and Public Life at UCSB
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A federal appropriations bill just approved by House and Senate conferees includes $500,000 to assist in establishing the Walter H. Capps Center for the ... FULL STORY

12/18/2001
UCSB LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO SAVE KDB-93.7 FM, CLASSICAL RADIO
UC Santa Barbara is coordinating a multi-million dollar, community fund-raising campaign to generate private support to save classical radio programming in the Santa Barbara area, ... FULL STORY

12/17/2001
UCSB'S NOBELIST WINS TOP ENGINEERING MEDAL
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Herbert Kroemer, 2000 Nobel Prize winner in physics, has done it again. Kroemer, a UCSB professor of materials, and of electrical and computer engineering, ... FULL STORY

12/17/2001
UCSB ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING PROFESSOR WINS PRESTIGIOUS MEDAL FOR EDUCATION LEADERSHIP
(Santa Barbara, Calif.)–-For Petar Kokotovic, teaching has always been its own reward. But now the UCSB electrical engineering professor's efforts are being internationally recognized ... FULL STORY

12/13/2001
CELEBRATED UCSB POET EARNS PRAISE FOR FIRST NOVEL
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – One of Western literature's enduring views of Asia is presented in the story "Madame Butterfly." The tragic tale has appeared in various forms, from its ... FULL STORY

12/12/2001
BONE STRENGTH PROBED BY SCIENTISTS
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) The December 13 issue of the journal Nature reports on unique properties of bone revealed in experiments, by scientists at the University of California, Santa ... FULL STORY

12/11/2001
NEW TYPE OF NEUTRINO MAY EXIST SAY SCIENTISTS
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) A collaboration of university scientists and researchers working at Los Alamos Laboratory in New Mexico has published a final result paper that describes controversial ... FULL STORY

12/10/2001
REDUCING RACISM BY REDUCING AWARENESS OF RACE:
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A new UC Santa Barbara study concludes that the degree to which individuals notice and remember each other's race is far more variable – and changeable ... FULL STORY

12/5/2001
UCSB LAB DISCOVERS CROSS-PROTECTIVE VACCINE
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) New medical research at the University of California, Santa Barbara represents a significant step toward preventing infections through the development ... FULL STORY

12/5/2001
UCSB SCHOLARS CREATE WEB SITE TO HELP CHILDREN COPE WITH SEPTEMBER 11 ATTACK AND WAR ON TERRORISM
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – UC Santa Barbara scholars in the Center for Teaching for Social Justice were deeply affected by the September 11 attacks on the United States and the ensuing ... FULL STORY

11/28/2001
Chinese Mitten Crabs Appear Free of Lung Flukes
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Results of a study by researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara suggest that Chinese mitten crabs (Eriocheir sinensis) in the San Francisco ... FULL STORY

11/26/2001
ECONOMISTS TO DISCUSS THE FUTURE OF THE "EURO" AND ITS AFFECT ON THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The English pound, the French franc, the German mark, and the Italian lira are just a few of the dozen European currencies that will become obsolete starting ... FULL STORY

11/26/2001
UCSB-SPONSORED TEACHERS WORKSHOP TO DISCUSS MOVEMENT TO PUT ALL STUDENTS ON THE SAME TRACK
There was a time in American education when it was believed that students achieved best when they were placed in classes with students of like academic ability. But there is a growing ... FULL STORY

11/21/2001
UCSB SCIENTISTS STUDY ANCIENT DEBRIS FLOWS
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) The next "big one" in Santa Barbara may not be an earthquake but a boulder-carrying flood, according to Edward A. Keller, professor of geological sciences ... FULL STORY

11/21/2001
DISTINGUISHED RELIGIOUS STUDIES SCHOLAR MARTIN E. MARTY SPEAKS AT MEMORIAL LECTURE
(Santa Barbara, Calif. ) –Martin E. Marty, one of the nation's most renown scholars of American religious history, will speak at the inaugural lecture of UC Santa Barbara's Robert ... FULL STORY

11/20/2001
UCSB PROFESSORS TO DISCUSS HOW JAPAN AND GERMANY DEAL WITH THEIR HISTORY
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) Not since the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 have the people of the United States experienced anything like the events that transpired on Sept. ... FULL STORY

11/15/2001
UCSB SENIOR WINS $50,000 IN MTV CONTEST; MUHAMMAD ALI TO PRESENT AWARD IN NEW YORK
(Santa Barbara, Calif. ) For 22 year-old UC Santa Barbara student Mel Fabi of Oakland, it's a dream come true. The senior recently won MTV's "Fight For Your Rights: Take a ... FULL STORY

11/13/2001
"SKELETONS" IN THE CLOSET: RESEARCHER ESTIMATES INVALID SPECIES NAMES
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Many species have invalid names, creating havoc for those scientists who are in the business of classifying both fossils and current living things, as well ... FULL STORY

11/13/2001
UCSB HISTORIAN TO DISCUSS RACE, GENDER AND CULTURE AS PORTRAYED IN WESTERN MOVIE CLASSIC 'THE SEARCHERS'
It has been lauded as Hollywood's greatest western movie and blasted as a highly inaccurate misrepresentation of the historical Southwest. To James Brooks, a University of California, ... FULL STORY

11/9/2001
VISITING WELLESLEY PROFESSOR TO SHARE NEW ACCOUNT OF PREDATORY GODDESSES OF GREEK MYTHOLOGY
Greek mythology is rife with stories of lusty gods descending from their heavens in pursuit of mortal women. But there are also representations in Greek art and literature of their ... FULL STORY

11/8/2001
UC SANTA BARBARA TO HOST NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE SAT AND THE FUTURE OF STANDARDIZED TESTING
Over the past four decades, most colleges and universities have looked to standardized tests to help them decide which high school students are best prepared to pursue higher education ... FULL STORY

11/8/2001
NOTED RELIGIOUS SCHOLAR TO LECTURE AT UCSB
With an eye toward developing interest in the study of Eastern Orthodox Christianity at UC Santa Barbara, the Department of Religious Studies has invited one of the world's premier ... FULL STORY

11/2/2001
UCSB SCHOLAR TO GIVE FIRST LECTURE AS DALAI LAMA PROFESSOR OF TIBETAN BUDDHISM, CULTURAL STUDIES
JosŽ Cabez—n will give his inaugural lecture as UC Santa Barbara's Dalai Lama Professor of Tibetan Buddhism and Cultural Studies Thursday, Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. in the campus Multicultural ... FULL STORY

10/30/2001
SCIENTISTS EXPECT TO "SEE" MINIATURE BLACK HOLES
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) An article soon to be published in the conference proceedings of Snowmass 2001, The Future of Particle Physics," fuels excitement that scientists will be able ... FULL STORY

10/25/2001
PATRIOTISM, THE PRESIDENCY AND PUBLIC PERCEPTION OF TERRORISM ON AGENDA FOR CHANCELLOR'S BREAKFAST
Prize-winning journalist Lou Cannon and UC Santa Barbara professors Diane Mackie and Christopher Parker will discuss the events of September 11 and beyond in a UCSB Chancellor's Community ... FULL STORY

10/23/2001
NOBELIST RECEIVES HIGHEST GERMAN HONOR
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) Nobel laureate Herbert Kroemer, professor of materials and of electrical and computer engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara, was presented ... FULL STORY

10/19/2001
TALK TO EXAMINE RELIGIOUS PLURALISM IN UNITED STATES IN THE AFTERMATH OF SEPTEMBER 11 TERRORIST ACTS
In the wake of the terrorist attacks on the United States, Wade Clark Roof, the J.F. Rowny Professor of Religion and Society at UC Santa Barbara and chair of the Department of Religious ... FULL STORY

10/18/2001
UCSB DIPLOMAT-IN-RESIDENCE BARBARA BODINE AWARDED HIGHEST STATE DEPARTMENT HONOR
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell presented the State Department's Distinguished Honor Award to Ambassador Barbara K. Bodine in ceremonies held in Washington, ... FULL STORY

10/18/2001
SEXUAL VS. ASEXUAL REPRODUCTION: SCIENTISTS FIND SEX WINS
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) Why are most organisms sexual? The question of why most species reproduce sexually and others reproduce asexually has stymied biologists for years (particularly ... FULL STORY

10/16/2001
GEOLOGIST FINDS LOST ISLAND IN SANTA BARBARA CHANNEL
An island submerged for more than 13,000 years has been discovered beneath the ocean's surface about halfway between the Santa Barbara Harbor and one of the existing Santa Barbara ... FULL STORY

10/16/2001
EQUESTRIANS INVITED TO SADDLE UP AT SEDGWICK RESERVE
UCSB's Sedgwick Reserve in the Santa Ynez Valley is offering equestrians the opportunity to make guided natural history rides over parts of the former ranch's 6,000 acres in October ... FULL STORY

10/16/2001
GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS TO BE ADDRESSED BY EXPERT FROM NOKIA RESEARCH CENTER
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) Distinguished lecturer Charles E. Perkins will present the talk, "Recent Developments with Mobile Ipv6," on the future of global communications networks, as ... FULL STORY

10/12/2001
UCSB MIDDLE EAST PROGRAMS EXAMINE ISLAM AND TERRORISM
Three upcoming UCSB-sponsored lectures will look at Islam, Islamic militance and the fight against terrorism. Speaking on successive Thursdays at the First Presbyterian Church, ... FULL STORY

10/11/2001
UCSB RESEARCHER RECEIVES TOP ORNITHOLOGY AWARD
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) Steve Rothstein, director of the Museum of Systematics and Ecology at the University of California, Santa Barbara and professor in the Department of Ecology, ... FULL STORY

10/10/2001
UCSB EXPERT TO TRAIN RED CROSS WORKERS IN TRAUMA COUNSELING
Larry E. Beutler, professor of education and psychology at UC Santa Barbara, has been asked by the president of the American Red Cross to provide training for the organization's workers ... FULL STORY

10/10/2001
UCSB ECONOMIST TO SHARE LIFELONG INVESTING STRATEGIES
Popular belief suggests that young investors buy stocks, then switch to safer bonds as they grow older. Standard investment practice, however, proscribes staying diversified regardless ... FULL STORY

9/27/2001
UCSB CHILD ABUSE STUDIES LEAD TO SUCCESSFUL PREVENTION
Children have a devoted protector in UC Santa Barbara psychology professor Daphne Bugental. Bugental has spent much of the past two decades studying child abuse –researching its ... FULL STORY

9/26/2001
NONPROFIT GROUP FORMED TO HELP UCSB ARCHAEOLOGIST RAISE FUNDS FOR EL PILAR MAYA RESEARCH PROJECT
Photos of El Pilar and Anabel Ford available on request. Three Santa Barbara businessmen have formed a nonprofit corporation to assist UC Santa Barbara archaeologist Anabel Ford with ... FULL STORY

9/26/2001
SCHOOLLINK PROJECT CONNECTS SANTA PAULA TEACHERS WITH UC SANTA BARBARA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
When teachers returned to their classes at Santa Paula's Grace Thille and Glen City elementary schools in August, they resumed building an Internet link with UC Santa Barbara designed ... FULL STORY

9/21/2001
Schwab Gives $1 Million for Catholic Studies at UCSB
(Santa Barbara, CA) – Charles R. Schwab, founder and chairman of Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., has pledged $1 million to support Catholic Studies at the University of California, Santa ... FULL STORY

9/14/2001
UCSB FALL QUARTER BEGINS WITH MOVE-IN WEEKEND
Approximately 5,000 new students (new freshmen and transfer students) and some returning UCSB students will begin moving in to both on-campus and off-campus residence halls this weekend, ... FULL STORY

9/13/2001
CANCER-PREVENTING GENE PROTECTS AGAINST STRESS AND EXTENDS LIFE SPAN IN WORMS
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A gene that protects against cancer and environmental stress and promotes longevity has been identified in studies of a nematode worm, according to a report ... FULL STORY

9/6/2001
PARTY TO CELEBRATE YEAR OF PROGRESS AT MAYAN SITE
Photos of El Pilar and Anabel Ford available on request UC Santa Barbara archaeologist Anabel Ford will share the latest developments at the El Pilar Maya site with the Santa Barbara ... FULL STORY

8/27/2001
ASTEROID NAMED FOR UCSB NOBELIST
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) Last year it was the Nobel Prize; this year it's a heavenly body. An asteroid, previously named number 24751, has been named Kroemer, after Herbert Kroemer, ... FULL STORY

8/22/2001
UC Santa Barbara Extends Jurisdiction Over Student Conduct Beyond Campus
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) - – The University of California, Santa Barbara has extended its jurisdiction over student conduct to include areas beyond the physical boundaries of the campus. ... FULL STORY

8/17/2001
UCSB SCHOLAR ARGUES TIME IS NOW FOR REAL GUN CONTROL
It is not that Alexander DeConde is philosophically opposed to guns. What bothers the emeritus professor of history is that in the United States, they are so readily available to ... FULL STORY

8/16/2001
Private Giving to UCSB Reaches a Record $48 million in 2000-2001
Philanthropic gifts and pledges to UC Santa Barbara have reached an all-time high of $48 million during the 2000-2001 fiscal year ending June 30, showing significant gains in support ... FULL STORY

8/14/2001
DOE Announces First Awards in Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing Program; UCSB Prof Plays Major Role
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Energy (DOE) today announced its first awards under the new Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) program. Fifty-one projects ... FULL STORY

8/8/2001
JUST HOW OLD IS THE TIBETAN PLATEAU
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) A study of the world's highest geological feature, the Tibetan Plateau, sometimes called the "roof of the world," has determined that the plateau rose to ... FULL STORY

8/8/2001
COUNTY AND UCSB ANNOUNCE JOINT PROPOSAL FOR ELLWOOD MESA AND DEVEREUX SLOUGH REGIONAL OPEN SPACE AND DEVELOPMENT PLAN
This news release about a joint UCSB and County of Santa Barbara proposal was issued by the County on August 8, 2001 Supervisor Gail Marshall and UCSB Chancellor Henry T. Yang have ... FULL STORY

8/7/2001
UCSB SCHOLAR TO LEAD AMERICAN SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
William Bielby, a professor of sociology at UC Santa Barbara, has been elected president of the American Sociological Association (ASA). Bielby's term will begin in August 2002 ... FULL STORY

8/6/2001
MOUNTAINS ON THE MOVE: GEOLOGISTS STUDY ACTIVE FAULT IN WYOMING'S GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK
(Jackson Hole, Wyo.) A team of geologists arrives in Jackson Hole, Wyo. this week to continue studies of the movement of mountains. "Are the Tetons getting higher? Or is Jackson ... FULL STORY

8/2/2001
LOCATION IS KEY IN ECOLOGY STUDY
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) Location, location, location. It turns out to be a life and death matter for mites, not just a real-estate axiom. Bean plants are attacked by mites. Then ... FULL STORY

7/31/2001
Joseph Castro UCSB's New Campus Outreach Director
If any one understands the potential impact on people of University of California outreach programs, it is Joseph Castro, UC Santa Barbara's new executive director of campus outreach ... FULL STORY

7/27/2001
UCSB PROF HONORED FOR SERVICE TO SANTA BARBARA P.D.
Howard Giles, a professor in UC Santa Barbara's Department of Communication, has been honored for the second time for his volunteer work for the Santa Barbara Police Department. ... FULL STORY

7/26/2001
SCIENTISTS PRESENT HISTORICAL VIEW OF OVERFISHING
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) Human-induced mass extinctions of ocean life may have begun to appear thousands of years ago and continued throughout our history according to the cover story ... FULL STORY

7/24/2001
TIBETAN EXPERT ACCEPTS DALAI LAMA CHAIR AT UCSB
José Ignacio Cabezón, an internationally recognized scholar of Tibetan religion and culture, has accepted an offer to become the first professor to hold the XIV Dalai Lama ... FULL STORY

7/18/2001
Award-Winning Teen from Hawaii Gets Close Look at Marine Science at UCSB
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Kolea Zimmerman, a young teen from Volcano, Hawaii, is spending this week learning about research projects at the Marine Science Institute at UC Santa Barbara ... FULL STORY

7/18/2001
GREINKE LEADS UCSB DEVELOPMENT OFFICE
Gary A. Greinke, former associate vice president of the University of Cincinnati and chief operating officer of the university's foundation, has been named associate vice chancellor ... FULL STORY

7/11/2001
PHYSICISTS GET TO HEART OF MATTER
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) A major experiment in particle physics that explores differences between matter and anti-matter and which has implications for explaining the origin of the ... FULL STORY