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Anti-fungal Drug May Help Treat Cancer, Say Scientists at UC Santa Barbara
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A drug that has been used for 40 years for the treatment of skin fungus has been found to be a possible cancer treatment, according to an international team ... FULL STORY

UCSB Students Collaborate With Prominent Artists in UCSB Summer Theater Lab
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Students at the University of California, Santa Barbara will have a rare opportunity to work with some of the most prominent theater artists in the nation ... FULL STORY

Two UCSB Students Honored for Best Dissertations
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Two UC Santa Barbara doctoral candidates whose dissertations were chosen as the year's best by the faculty's Graduate Council are each receiving a plaque ... FULL STORY

Foreign Scholars Attend UC Santa Barbara Summer Institute to Learn about Religious Pluralism in the United States
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – American studies scholars from around the world are at UC Santa Barbara this summer studying the religious diversity of the United States and finding out ... FULL STORY

UCSB Professor Wins Prestigious National Award for Distinguished Teaching and Scholarship
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Evelyn Hu, a professor of electrical and computer engineering and of materials at UC Santa Barbara and co-director of the California NanoSystems Institute, ... FULL STORY

Research Partnership Between UCSB and Local Satellite Imagery Company will Open New Frontiers
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A collaboration between UC Santa Barbara and a private company, Terra Image USA, headquartered in Santa Barbara, will have a major impact on research that ... FULL STORY

UC Santa Barbara Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa Inducts 101 New Members
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Faculty members at UC Santa Barbara have inducted 101 high-achieving seniors into the UCSB chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest honorary academic ... FULL STORY

UC Santa Barbara Offers Summer Adapted Recreation Programs
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – UC Santa Barbara's Adapted Recreation Program will offer a Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp on July 15-19 for individuals between the ages of 5 and 19. A ... FULL STORY

U.S. Presidential Science Award Presented to UCSB Scientist
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The White House announced today that Frank L. H. Brown, a young assistant professor in UC Santa Barbara's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, will ... FULL STORY

4 UC Santa Barbara Graduates Win Top Academic Honors
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Four graduating seniors in the College of Letters and Science at UC Santa Barbara have been selected to receive awards for outstanding academic achievement ... FULL STORY

UCSB Hosts Conference to Address Special Education Needs
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Education researchers from all ten UC campuses will meet in Santa Barbara this week to develop plans for a new statewide center on special education. The ... FULL STORY

Research Awards Presented to 4 UCSB Students
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) - Two graduating seniors and two graduate students have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to undergraduate research at UC Santa Barbara. The ... FULL STORY

Top Awards for 3 Outstanding UCSB Graduating Seniors
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Three remarkable graduating seniors at UC Santa Barbara have been named winners of the university's top awards for their scholastic achievements, their extraordinary ... FULL STORY

6 Surprised UC Santa Barbara Graduates Win City Club Cash Awards
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Six graduating women will receive cash awards totaling $49,000 from the now-defunct Santa Barbara City Club, whose members established the program 27 years ... FULL STORY

8 Commencement Ceremonies Scheduled at UC Santa Barbara
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Approximately 4,500 graduating students will take part in one of eight official commencement ceremonies scheduled at UC Santa Barbara over eight days starting ... FULL STORY

Local Students Receive UCSB Chancellor's Scholarships
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Twenty-three graduating high school seniors from Kern, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties will enter UC Santa Barbara in the fall as Chancellor's ... FULL STORY

UCSB Political Scientist Wins Prestigious Fellowship to Study Veterans' Health Care
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Christopher Parker, an assistant professor of political science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been chosen to receive a prestigious ... FULL STORY

Marine Sponge Yields Nanoscale Secrets That May Have Hi-Tech Applications, Report UCSB Scientists
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The simple marine sponge is inspiring cutting-edge research in the design of new materials at the University of California, Santa Barbara. A report about ... FULL STORY

UCSB Artist-in-Residence to Present Preview of New Play, ‘Mexican Psychotic'
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – New York playwright Ricardo Bracho, an artist-in-residence during the 2004-2005 academic year at UC Santa Barbara's Center for Chicano Studies, will preview ... FULL STORY

Discovery at UCSB May Lead to New Drugs to Treat Cancer, Control Fertility, Enhance Organ Regeneration
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A recent discovery in cellular biology may allow scientists to enhance organ regeneration by stem cells, prevent the progression of cancer, and control fertility. ... FULL STORY

UCSB Scientist to Give Prestigious Faculty Research Lecture on Nanotechnology
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Evelyn Hu, an internationally recognized expert in nanotechnology at UC Santa Barbara, will discuss her research when she gives UCSB's 2005 Faculty Research ... FULL STORY

As 60th Anniversary of End of WWII Approaches, UCSB Historian Says Research Shows American A-bombs Were Not Primary Cause of Japanese Surrender
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – While many Americans believe that World War II ended in the blinding flashes of the atomic bombs dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki ... FULL STORY

UCSB's Research Mentorship Program Enables High School Students to Conduct Research and Earn College Credit
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – UC Santa Barbara's Research Mentorship Program, which enables talented high school students to jump start their college careers, will be held this summer ... FULL STORY

Busy UC Santa Barbara Playwright Honored with Alpert Award in the Arts
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Naomi Iizuka, professor of dramatic arts and director of the Playwriting Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been named one of five ... FULL STORY

UCSB Graduate Student Wins International "Science as Art" Competition for Image of Nature's Nanoworld
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Scientific research into the world of the very small led one student to develop a beautiful, artistic image of the natural world using the "eyes" of the ... FULL STORY

UCSB Rupe Conference Examines Effects of Media Conglomeration on Creativity, Competition, and Democracy
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Most advocates of government by the people believe that a strong, diverse, independent press is vital to democracy. So what happens to a democratic society ... FULL STORY

UCSB Celebrates Native American Culture
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Twenty years ago, Mohawk Chief Jake Swamp of the Iroquois Six Nations planted a Tree of Peace at UC Santa Barbara near the northwest corner of Storke Tower. ... FULL STORY

Second International 'AfroGEEKS' Conference to Examine Technological Innovation in Africa and the African Diaspora
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Because many black communities throughout the world are denied full access to the power of new technologies by poverty, politics, poor education, and other ... FULL STORY

Small Glaciers in Northern California Buck Global Warming Trend
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– While glaciers around the world are shrinking and disappearing, presumably due to global warming, two small glaciers in the Trinity Alps of Northern California ... FULL STORY

UCSB Undergraduate Researchers Showcase Their Work
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Undergraduate researchers at UC Santa Barbara will present their discoveries and creative accomplishments at the annual Undergraduate Research Colloquium ... FULL STORY

UCSB Science Lite Lectures Focus on Chemotherapy Treatment of Cancer
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The UCSB Affiliates' Science Lite series continues in May with two lectures on cancer treatment. On Wednesday, May 11, Mary Ann Jordan, and adjunct professor ... FULL STORY

Economic Outlook for North Santa Barbara County
Topic of May 13 UCSB Seminar in Santa Maria

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The Economic Forecast Project at the University of California, Santa Barbara will present its annual seminar on the outlook for North Santa Barbara County's ... FULL STORY

UCSB to Establish New Global Studies Graduate Program and Center With Support From Orfalea Foundation
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – UC Santa Barbara is establishing a novel graduate program and center in global and international studies that will focus on the academic preparation of professionals ... FULL STORY

National Academy of Sciences Elects Two From UCSB
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Two members of the UC Santa Barbara faculty have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements ... FULL STORY

Blinding Disease and Rare Kidney Disease Have Genetic Link, Reports International Group of Scientists
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Alterations in a gene involved in the body's immune system dramatically increase the likelihood of developing a blinding disease late in life, according ... FULL STORY

UCSB Geologist Wins National Science Foundation Award
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – David L. Valentine, assistant professor of geological sciences, has been awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER award. He is the fifth UCSB faculty ... FULL STORY

Three UCSB Professors Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – University of California, Santa Barbara professors Joseph H. Connell, Reginald G. Golledge, and Galen Stucky have been elected fellows of the prestigious ... FULL STORY

UC Santa Barbara Offers Admission to 19,753 for Fall 2005
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The University of California, Santa Barbara has offered a place in its fall 2005 entering class to a total of 19,753 high school students. The prospective ... FULL STORY

Christopher Edley, Dean of UC Berkeley's Law School, Will Lecture at UC Santa Barbara on Educational Reform
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Christopher Edley, Jr., Dean of the Boalt Hall School of Law at UC Berkeley, will deliver a free public lecture at UC Santa Barbara on Thursday, April 28, ... FULL STORY

Visiting UCSB Professor From India Shares $1 Million Dan David Prize for Research
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – C.N.R. Rao, distinguished visiting professor in the Materials Research Lab at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has received the Dan David Prize, ... FULL STORY

New UCSB Research Unit Formed to Promote Arts in Isla Vista
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Catherine Cole is a firm believer in the transformative power of art. The UC Santa Barbara professor of drama and dance has recently put that conviction ... FULL STORY

National Medal Crowns Lifetime of Achievement for Innovative UCSB Chemistry Professor
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Thomas C. Bruice, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will receive a major medal and a $15,000 prize ... FULL STORY

Hawaiian Soils Reveal Clues to Cultural History
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Oliver Chadwick is a doctor of dirt. The soil scientist–-or biogeochemist, as he is known in some circles–-is helping to shed light on the historical interactions ... FULL STORY

UCSB Art Students Create Mural for QAD's Global Headquarters
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A dynamic large-scale abstract mural created by UC Santa Barbara art students and commissioned by QAD for its new global corporate headquarters in Summerland ... FULL STORY

UCSB Affiliates Lecture Explores How 'Cell Suicide' Protects Life
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The UCSB Affiliates' popular Science Lite series returns Monday, April 25, with a discussion of how aging and lifespan can be altered to postpone death and ... FULL STORY

Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist to Discuss Business Opportunities With UCSB Students
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Roger B. McNamee, co-founder of several highly successful Silicone Valley venture capital companies, has been chosen to give UC Santa Barbara's Eighth Annual ... FULL STORY

Former MIT President Charles Vest will Deliver the 2005 Clark Kerr Lecture at UC Santa Barbara
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Charles M. Vest, former president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), will present one of the prestigious Clark Kerr Lectures at UC Santa ... FULL STORY

Economic Outlook for Santa Barbara County Topic of April 29 UCSB Seminar at Lobero Theatre
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The Economic Forecast Project at the University of California, Santa Barbara will present its annual seminar on the outlook for Santa Barbara County's economy ... FULL STORY

UCSB Historian Wins Prestigious Guggenheim Award
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Sharon Ann Farmer, professor of history at UC Santa Barbara, is among the 186 artists, scholars, and scientists from the United States and Canada to receive ... FULL STORY

New Book Shows How New Immigration Policies are Changing Face of Asian American Communities
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Recent changes in American immigration law have resulted in a significant shift in migration from Asia, according to the authors of a new book entitled "Probationary ... FULL STORY

UCSB Selected as Home of UC Institute for Research in the Arts
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – UC Santa Barbara has been selected as the new home of the UC Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA). "I am delighted that UCSB has won the competition ... FULL STORY

Religion Scholar, Writer Martin E. Marty to Inaugurate ‘Religion in American Life' UCSB Lecture Series with April 14 Appearance
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Officials at UC Santa Barbara's Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion, and Public Life think they have found the perfect speaker to launch ... FULL STORY

Exploring the Frontiers of Cancer Research: Nobel Prize Winner J. Michael Bishop, Seminal Leader in the Detection and Treatment of Cancer, will Lecture at UCSB
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – J. Michael Bishop, MD, who shared the 1989 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for discovering that the seeds of cancer are in our genetic makeup, will ... FULL STORY

2 UCSB Scholars Awarded Fellowships by the National Endowment for the Humanities
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Two UC Santa Barbara faculty members are among the 195 scholars nationwide to receive prestigious fellowships this year from the National Endowment for the ... FULL STORY

Dropout Crisis is Costly to the State, Says UCSB Researcher
(Santa Barbara, CA) – High school graduation rates in California are lower than have been reported by state officials, and research shows that just one year of high school dropouts ... FULL STORY

Four UCSB Faculty Members Receive Prestigious National Science Foundation Career Awards
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Four young faculty members at the University of California, Santa Barbara have received the prestigious CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. ... FULL STORY

Bridging the Arts and Science
UCSB Launches International Competition for Plays About Science and Technology with $10,000 Prize

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The Professional Artists Lab and the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at UC Santa Barbara have launched an international script competition open to ... FULL STORY

NanoSystems Institute Director Evelyn Hu Named 2005 Faculty Research Lecturer, UCSB'S Most Prestigious Faculty Award
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The faculty at UC Santa Barbara has made Evelyn Hu the latest recipient of its most prestigious honor, the Faculty Research Lectureship. Hu, director of the ... FULL STORY

Middle East Conference to Weigh Iraq War and its Repercussions
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The topic will be the war in Iraq and its influence on other Middle Eastern countries when UC Santa Barbara's Center for Middle East Studies holds its Seventh ... FULL STORY

Four UCSB Assistant Professors Win Sloan Fellowships
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Four faculty members at the University of California, Santa Barbara are among 116 national winners to receive the prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship from ... FULL STORY

UCSB Affiliates Lecture Explores Falling Dollar's Impact
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – It has been widely reported that the U.S. dollar has lost about one third of its value over the last five years. But what does that mean to American consumers, ... FULL STORY

Experimental Economist Ernst Fehr to Discuss Intersection of Altruism and Economics at UCSB's Carl Snyder Memorial Lecture
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Until recently, most economists felt that human economic behavior was exclusively motivated by self-interest. One of the first to suggest that other factors ... FULL STORY

Astronaut Leroy Chiao, a UCSB Alumnus, to Speak From Space Station With Tri-County Students on MESA Day, March 5
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – More than 1,000 middle and high school students from the Tri-Counties will gather in UC Santa Barbara's Campbell Hall on Saturday, March 5, to talk by satellite ... FULL STORY

New Marine Science Building Receives Federal Funds to House Marine Sanctuary Offices
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – UCSB's Marine Science Institute will expand its partnership with the Channel Island National Marine Sanctuary in a new center that will be built at UCSB ... FULL STORY

UCSB Scientists Probe Sea Floor Venting to Gain Understanding of Early Life on Earth
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – New keys to understanding the evolution of life on Earth may be found in the microbes and minerals vented from below the ocean floor, say scientists at the ... FULL STORY

UCSB Conference Examines Digital Imaging in Art, Science, Medicine
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Consumers are aware of the digital revolution in video products, where DVDs have replaced videocassettes and digital cameras are nudging aside film photography. ... FULL STORY

The Campaign for UC Santa Barbara
$1 M. Gift to UCSB Will Help Build Entrepreneurship Program and Advance Research on Impact of Technology

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – UC Santa Barbara has received a $1 million gift from UCSB Foundation Trustee Mark Bertelsen, and his wife, Susan, that will foster entrepreneurial education ... FULL STORY

NIST-UCSB Scientists Entice Superconducting Devices
To Act Like Pairs of Atoms
Advance Marks Progress Toward Quantum Computer Made with 'Artificial Atoms'

(Boulder, Colo.) – Two superconducting devices have been coaxed into a special, interdependent state that mimics the unusual interactions sometimes seen in pairs of atoms, according ... FULL STORY

STAR '05 Conference Brings Distinguished Field to UCSB to Discuss Depictions of Physics, Cosmology and Other Sciences in the Arts
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – As science becomes more abstract, technical, and specialized, it also becomes more mysterious to common people. And scientists are increasingly turning ... FULL STORY

Panels to Discuss Post-Election Iraq and Palestine at UCSB
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Two panels will look at how recent elections in Iraq and Palestine might change the political landscapes in those places during a public forum to be held ... FULL STORY

National Academy of Engineering Elects Two More UCSB Professors
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Two University of California, Santa Barbara professors have been elected members of the prestigious National Academy of Engineering. John E. Bowers, a professor ... FULL STORY

Breakthrough System for Understanding Ocean Plant Life Announced
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara, NASA, and other institutions announced at a telephone press conference today the discovery of ... FULL STORY

New Species of Coral Discovered Off Southern California
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A new species of black coral has been discovered off southern California, including around the Channel Islands, by Milton Love, University of California, ... FULL STORY

2005 Economic Outlook for Ventura County Topic of UCSB Seminar in Oxnard
(Santa Barbara, California) – The prospects for Ventura County's economy in the year ahead will be the topic of a special seminar to be presented in Oxnard next week by the Economic ... FULL STORY

Chicano Studies Professor to Discuss and Sign New Book, ‘Globalization and Cross-Border Labor Solidarity in the Americas'
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Each day, thousands of people around the world report to factories where they toil in arduous conditions for very low pay to produce clothing for the global ... FULL STORY

UC Santa Barbara Anthropologist Wins Premier Ocean Award From the Pew Foundation's Marine Conservation Program
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Anthropologist Shankar Aswani of the University of California, Santa Barbara has been named one of five scholars across the globe and the only American to ... FULL STORY

Philosopher, Primatologist Compare Notes in UCSB Nature, Science, and Religion Dialogue
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Philosopher Evan Thompson and primatologist Frans de Waal will discuss "Primates, Monks, and the Mind," the second in UC Santa Barbara's "Dialogues in Nature, ... FULL STORY

Nobel Prize Insights: UCSB's David Gross, 2004 Laureate in Physics, to Speak on Science and Stockholm at Lobero Theatre Event
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – David Gross, who shared the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics, will be the featured speaker at a public presentation on "The Ceremony and the Science" behind the ... FULL STORY

"Media Politics" is Topic of UCSB Lecture by Leading Media Critic Robert McChesney
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The Center for Film, Television and New Media at UC Santa Barbara will present a free public lecture by Robert McChesney, one of the nation's leading media ... FULL STORY

UCSB Geologist Wins Two National Awards
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Tanya Atwater, professor of geology at the University of California, Santa Barbara and a pioneering researcher in plate tectonics, has recently won two national ... FULL STORY

Background Briefing
UC Santa Barbara Receives 45,997 Applications From Prospective Freshmen and Transfer Students

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The University of California, Santa Barbara has received a record 45,997 applications for undergraduate admission to the campus for fall 2005. Of this ... FULL STORY

UCSB Chemist Receives National Award
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Thomas C. Bruice, professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has received the National Academy ... FULL STORY

UCSB, Canada Agree to Create Visiting Fulbright Research Chair
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The University of California, Santa Barbara will play host to a visiting scholar from Canada for four months each year thanks to a program being developed ... FULL STORY

Oiled Birds Prompt Study by UCSB Experts of Oil Seeps in Santa Barbara Channel
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) - Oil-coated birds turning up on southern California beaches in recent weeks have raised concern about potential oil sources. The Coal Oil Point seep field, ... FULL STORY

Latino Cinemedia Fest Joins Santa Barbara International Film Festival
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The Santa Barbara Latino CineMedia Festival has joined forces with the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and will supply 21 of the 150 offerings ... FULL STORY

Noted Scholars to Look for Common Ground in Discussion of 'Ecology, Complexity, and Metaphor'
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The first of two "Dialogues in Nature, Science, and Religion" will be presented by UC Santa Barbara at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 27 at Victoria Hall, 33 West ... FULL STORY

National Conference to Address Writing Instruction
(Santa Barbara, Califl) – More than 250 writing educators from all over the country–-and other nations–-are expected to participate in a conference at UC Santa Barbara February ... FULL STORY

News From the UCSB Police Department
Retired Police Chief John MacPherson Dies

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Former University of California Santa Barbara Police Chief John L. "Mac" MacPherson Jr., passed away on Friday, January 14, 2005. He was 57. He had been ... FULL STORY

UC Santa Barbara Establishes Racial Studies Project
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A group of faculty from many disciplines at UC Santa Barbara has established a racial studies project aimed at developing and supporting new research on ... FULL STORY

UCSB Talk to Discuss Wal-Mart's Influence on World Capitalism
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The $250-billion retail giant Wal-Mart is not only the world's largest corporation, but in many ways also its most controversial. Nelson Lichtenstein, ... FULL STORY

UCSB Scientists Build Nanoscale ‘Jigsaw' Puzzles Made of RNA
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara, working at the leading edge of bionanotechnology, are using assembly and folding principles of ... FULL STORY

UCSB Makes Important Advances in Studies of Retinal Detachment
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara's Neuroscience Research Institute are reporting significant advances in their studies of retinal ... FULL STORY

Serb Expat Group Honors UCSB Historian Dimitrije Djordjevic
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Dimitrije Djordjevic, who often thinks of his life as four linked but separate existences, has received an award that considers them all as one. The UC ... FULL STORY

Graduate Programs in UCSB's Communication Department Ranked Best in Nation by National Communication Association Survey
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – With just 14 tenure-track faculty members and 22 graduate students, the Department of Communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara is more ... FULL STORY

Verizon Grant Expands UCSB Family Literacy Project
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The Verizon Foundation has contributed $127,000 to a coalition based at UC Santa Barbara to help schools improve family literacy in Goleta, Isla Vista, and ... FULL STORY

Annenberg Foundation Donates $1 Million to UCSB to Support Center for Film, Television and New Media
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – UC Santa Barbara has been awarded a $1 million grant by the Annenberg Foundation to support the Center for Film, Television and New Media. The grant will ... FULL STORY

UCSB's External Research Funding Sets New Campus Record
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – For the eighth consecutive year, research support from external sources reached a record high at UC Santa Barbara last year when a total of $161.4 million ... FULL STORY

UCSB Researchers Advance Understanding of Urinary Tract Infections
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Anyone who has ever had a urinary tract infection knows that they can be difficult to fight. The bacterium E. coli is responsible for about 80 percent ... FULL STORY

Visiting Professor to Offer Views on African Americans and Biblical Scriptures at Michaelsen Lecture Nov. 30
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Vincent L. Wimbush, a professor of religion at Claremont Graduate University and a Michaelsen Endowed Visiting Scholar at UC Santa Barbara, will discuss ... FULL STORY

The UCSB Foundation Elects New Officers and Trustees
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The UCSB Foundation has elected officers to its board of trustees for 2004-2005. As the principal fund-raising organization for UC Santa Barbara, the nonprofit ... FULL STORY

Anthropologist Michael Gurven Wins Prestigious Plous Award
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Michael Gurven of the Department of Anthropology has won UCSB's 2004 Harold J. Plous Award, one of the university's two most prestigious faculty honors. ... FULL STORY

UCSB English Professor Alan Liu Lays Down 'The Laws of Cool'
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – What is cool? The answer, says Alan Liu, a professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara, depends entirely upon whom one asks. "Cool ... FULL STORY

UCSB Physicist David Awschalom Wins American Physical Society's Buckley Prize
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – David D. Awschalom, a professor of physics and of electrical and computer engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been awarded the ... FULL STORY

UC Santa Barbara Researchers Discover Living Nanoscale "Necklace"
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – In an interdisciplinary endeavor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, a team of researchers in physics and biology have made a discovery at the ... FULL STORY

Artist to Tell UCSB Associates About Public Art and Its Audience
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Colin Gray, a well-known Santa Barbara artist and teacher with ties to UC Santa Barbara, will discuss the many aspects of public art and some of its controversies ... FULL STORY

National Science Foundation Picks UCSB for New International Center for Materials Research
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The University of California, Santa Barbara has been selected by the National Science Foundation to host a new center under the International Materials Institutes ... FULL STORY

UCSB Communication Professor Wins Distinguished Scholar Award
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – David Seibold, a professor of communication at UC Santa Barbara since 1990, has been selected to be a Distinguished Scholar by the National Communication ... FULL STORY

Enriching Opportunities for People with Disabilities
Beach Accessible Wheelchair is Available for Public Use at Campus Point

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – With a grant from the California Coastal Commission, the Adapted Recreation Program at UC Santa Barbara has purchased a beach accessible wheelchair that ... FULL STORY

UCSB Geographer Wins NASA Award in Earth Sciences
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) - Christopher Still, assistant professor of geography at UC Santa Barbara, has been honored with a NASA New Investigator Program in Earth Sciences Award. His ... FULL STORY

Parents and Family Weekend is an Annual Tradition at UCSB
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The parents, siblings, and grandparents of UC Santa Barbara students will have the opportunity to experience college life during Parents and Family Weekend, ... FULL STORY

Exploring the Frontiers of Cancer Research
Seminal Leaders in Cancer Treatment will Lecture at UCSB

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Leading scientific innovators in cancer treatment will present free public lectures at UC Santa Barbara as part of a distinguished speaker series called ... FULL STORY

Feminist Cynthia Enloe to Share Post-Election Insights at UCSB
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Cynthia Enloe, one of America's foremost thinkers and theorists on gender and the military, will share her thoughts on the 2004 presidential election Wednesday, ... FULL STORY

2005 Economic Outlook for San Luis Obispo County
Topic of UCSB Economic Forecast Project Seminar

(Santa Barbara, California) – The prospects for San Luis Obispo County's economy in the coming year will be the topic of a special seminar to be presented next week by the Economic ... FULL STORY

UCSB Affiliates Award $46,000 in Scholarships and Fellowships
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The UCSB Affiliates awarded $46,000 to 19 students at its annual Scholarship and Fellowship Awards Ceremony this month. UCSB Chancellor Henry Yang welcomed ... FULL STORY

UCSB to Host Conference on 'Black Radical Tradition'
(Santa Barbara, CA) – Scholars from all over the country will meet at the University of California, Santa Barbara November 5-7 to honor and celebrate the life's work of their colleague, ... FULL STORY

Packard Fellowship Awarded to UCSB Biologist
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Jonathan Levine, assistant professor of biology in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, ... FULL STORY

The Failures of Globilization and Third-World Development to be Discussed at International Conference Held at UCSB
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Western-style development was supposed to have been a springboard for the poorest nations of the world to achieve democracy, prosperity, peace and security. ... FULL STORY

UC Santa Barbara Economist Finn Kydland Wins 2004 Nobel Prize
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Finn E. Kydland, the Henley Professor of Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in Economics. The ... FULL STORY

UCSB Conference to Examine Christian Pilgrimages in Medieval History, Art, Literature, and Virtual Reality
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Throughout the Middle Ages, European Christian pilgrims would travel to religious sites in Europe and the Holy Land. The pilgrims came from many countries ... FULL STORY

UCSB Project Wins a UNESCO Digital Arts Award
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Makrolab, a project conceived by Marko Peljhan, assistant professor of art at UC Santa Barbara, has been awarded second prize in the worldwide UNESCO Digital ... FULL STORY

UCSB Anthropologist Awarded Dickson Emeriti Professorship
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Barbara Voorhies, professor emeritus of anthropology at UC Santa Barbara, has been awarded the 2004-2005 Dickson Emeriti Professorship, an annual award given ... FULL STORY

KITP Director David Gross Wins Nobel Prize in Physics
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The 2004 Nobel Prize in physics has been awarded to David Gross, professor of physics and director of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University ... FULL STORY

UCSB Geologist Wins National Award
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Edward A. Keller, professor of geological sciences and environmental studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, was recently honored with the ... FULL STORY

UC Santa Barbara Faculty Members Receive Fulbrights
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Three University of California, Santa Barbara faculty members are among the 800 men and women nationwide who have been awarded grants through the Fulbright ... FULL STORY

UCSB Chosen to Host Four Foreign Fulbright Scholars
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The University of California, Santa Barbara has been selected to host four Fulbright Visiting Scholars for the 2004-2005 academic year. They are among the ... FULL STORY

UCSB Libraries, Stanford Partner with Library of Congress to Form Archive for Endangered Digital Information
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Concerned that millions of nationally important digital information resources are in danger of being lost or corrupted, the Library of Congress has partnered ... FULL STORY

National Ecology Center at UCSB Awarded $2 Million Packard Grant
Researchers to Develop Knowledge and Tools for Sustainable Management of Coastal, Marine, and Terrestrial Ecosystems

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The recent U.S. Commission for Ocean Policy Report calls for a national ocean policy that balances use with sustainability, and moves toward ecosystem-based ... FULL STORY

Past Antarctic Ice Sheet Development Linked to Ocean Temperatures and Carbon Dioxide
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – New research published in the September 17 issue of the journal Science sheds light on the evolution of Earth's climate system by identifying changes in ... FULL STORY

Annual Philanthropic Support for UC Santa Barbara
Reaches a Record $80 Million in 2003-04

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Alumni and friends of UC Santa Barbara contributed a record $80 million to the campus in private philanthropic support during 2003-2004 for teaching, research, ... FULL STORY

Scientists at UC Santa Barbara Make Important Discovery
That Increases Understanding of Multiple Sclerosis

(Santa Barbara, CA) – Scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara have made an important discovery that will increase the understanding of multiple sclerosis, a debilitating ... FULL STORY

Writer Rudolfo Anaya to Receive 2004 Luis Leal Award Saturday
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Rudolfo Anaya, a New Mexican writer whose novels and stories depict the lives of contemporary Mexican-Americans in the Southwest, will receive the 2004 Luis ... FULL STORY

Retired UCSB Music Professor Earns ASCAP Award
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – William Kraft, an emeritus professor of music at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been chosen by the American Society of Composers, Authors ... FULL STORY

Analysis of Biological Clock May Lead to Greater Understanding of Human Disease
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Our biological clock, or circadian rhythm, is upset by travelling across time zones, but very soon the body adjusts to the new day/night cycle. New studies ... FULL STORY

National Science Foundation Picks UCSB for New Chemical Bonding Center
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A new research center at the University of California, Santa Barbara, named the Chemical Design of Materials Center, is being established by the National ... FULL STORY

UCSB Archive to Receive Papers, Music and Endowment from Late Mexican American Music Legend Don Tosti
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – He started out in the 1930s as Edmundo Martinez Tostado, a musical prodigy from a tough neighborhood in El Paso, Texas, with enormous talent but few resources. ... FULL STORY

UCSB Again Named One of 'Hottest Colleges'
Other National Ranking Places Campus Among Top Public Universities

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – For the second time in the past three years, the University of California, Santa Barbara has been named one of the country's "hottest colleges" by the popular ... FULL STORY

UCSB Water-Mapping Project Could Help Efforts to Restore Lost Iraqi Wetlands
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – For thousands of years, the almost 5 million acres of wetlands formed by the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in southern Iraq formed the Mesopotamian ... FULL STORY

New UCSB Faculty Member to Receive Research Award
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Song-I Han, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been named a recipient of a Camille and ... FULL STORY

Study to Probe how Technology Helps Students Learn
Major Grant from the Andrew Mellon Foundation Supports UCSB Project

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Although instructional technology is widely used in higher education, research on how students learn with technology has not kept pace. "We do not yet know ... FULL STORY

Pocket Gophers Serve as 'Ecosystem Engineers'
(Portland, Ore.) –– Love them or hate them, pocket gophers have an important effect on the soil and plants where they live. They serve as small "ecosystem engineers" generating major ... FULL STORY

UCSB Professor and Director Receives Two National Awards
(Portland, Ore.) – Two national awards are being presented this summer to Jim Reichman, director of the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), based at the ... FULL STORY

UCSB Graduate Student to Receive Prestigious Cooke Scholarship
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Catherine Medrano, who will enter the Ph.D. program in sociology at UC Santa Barbara this fall, has been chosen to receive one of 39 graduate scholarships ... FULL STORY

UCSB Manages Wildfire Hazard Center
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Fire season is an extremely busy time for Dar Roberts, principal investigator of the Southern California Wildfire Hazard Center and professor of geography ... FULL STORY

UCSB Summer Theatre Lab Brings Distinguished Artists to Campus for Creative Collaboration with Students, Faculty, Each Other
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – An innovative two-week play development lab made its debut at UC Santa Barbara Monday, July 19 and will unite celebrated performers, writers and directors ... FULL STORY

New Research Expected to Improve Cancer Treatments
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A new drug combination containing two natural products—the yew tree derivative Taxol and a chemical from an ocean-growing sponge—studied by researchers ... FULL STORY

UCSB's Sedgwick Reserve is Off-Limits to Deer Hunters
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – With deer season opening on Saturday, Aug. 14 in many parts of Santa Barbara County, hunters are reminded that the 5,900-acre Sedgwick Reserve in the Santa ... FULL STORY

UCSB Affiliates Elect Stanley Eigner President
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Stanley S. Eigner has been elected president of the UCSB Affiliates board of directors. With over 450 household memberships, the UCSB Affiliates is the ... FULL STORY

Dr. Michael S. Witherell, Director of Fermilab,
Named Vice Chancellor for Research at UC Santa Barbara

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The head of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Dr. Michael S. Witherell, has been appointed vice chancellor for research at the University of California, ... FULL STORY

UCSB Foundation Trustee Donates $500,000 for Engineering Pavilion Expansion; Graduate Students to Benefit
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Engineering graduate students will have a centralized gathering place with office space and meeting facilities as a result of a $500,000 contribution from ... FULL STORY