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Studies Show That Rockfish Thrive With Offshore Platforms as Their Home Base
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – While some observers consider offshore oil and gas platforms to be an eyesore on the horizon, new data shows they are performing a critical function for ... FULL STORY

World's Biggest Technology Prize Includes $1.3-Million Cash Award

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Professor Shuji Nakamura of the University of California, Santa Barbara has been awarded the 2006 Millennium Technology Prize for his invention of revolutionary ... FULL STORY

UCSB Historian Wins Prestigious Japanese Book Prize for Acclaimed Book About the Role of the Atomic Bomb in Japan's Surrender in WWII
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, a professor of history at UC Santa Barbara, has been awarded the prestigious Yomiuri Yoshino Sakuzo prize in Japan for "Racing the Enemy: ... FULL STORY

Coral Death Results from Bacteria Fed by Algae
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Bacteria and algae are combining to kill coral –– and human activities are compounding the problem. Scientists have discovered an indirect microbial mechanism ... FULL STORY

Graduating Seniors to Receive UCSB's Top Awards
(Santa Barbara, CA) – Three of UC Santa Barbara's most outstanding graduating seniors have been selected to receive the highest awards presented to students at commencement ceremonies ... FULL STORY

UCSB Investigation Finds Women's Lacrosse Club Team Did Engage in Hazing; Team is Issued Punitive Sanctions
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Following a campus investigation, the University of California, Santa Barbara has taken punitive actions against the women's lacrosse club team for engaging ... FULL STORY

UC Santa Barbara to Graduate 4,800 Students This Month
(Santa Barbara, CA) – Approximately 4,800 graduating students will take part in one of eight official commencement ceremonies scheduled at UC Santa Barbara over eight days starting ... FULL STORY

Six UCSB Senior Women Awarded Surprise Cash Academic Prizes
(Santa Barbara, CA) – Six high-achieving graduating senior women at UC Santa Barbara have been notified that they will receive this year's City Club Awards and share a total of $47,200 ... FULL STORY

UC Regents to Visit Santa Barbara Campus on June 9
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The University of California Regents will visit UC Santa Barbara on Friday, June 9, to learn about key issues facing the campus, progress on facilities, ... FULL STORY

Overfishing Puts Southern California Kelp Forest Ecosystems at Risk, Report Scientists
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Overfishing presents a much greater risk to the kelp forest ecosystems that span the West Coast – from Alaska to Mexico's Baja Peninsula – than the effects ... FULL STORY

Major Fete for Distinguished UCSB Alumni & Friends
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Five accomplished UC Santa Barbara alumni, a distinguished teacher, and a volunteer campus leader will be honored at the 2006 UCSB Alumni Association banquet ... FULL STORY

Astrophysicist to Discuss Search for 'Another Earth' at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Alan Dressler, a world-famous astrophysicist, will be in Santa Barbara this week to address the topic of life on other planets in the first lecture in what ... FULL STORY

UCSB Appoints Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The University of California, Santa Barbara has announced the appointment of Donna J. Carpenter as vice chancellor for administrative services. Carpenter ... FULL STORY

UCSB Scientists Help Devise Information Tools for Monitoring African Wildlife
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Scientists based at the University of California, Santa Barbara are developing information tools to help manage and protect the Cape Buffalo and other wildlife ... FULL STORY

UCSB Professors Examine 'The Da Vinci Code'
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A panel of UC Santa Barbara scholars will explore issues raised by "The Da Vinci Code," Dan Brown's spellbinding conspiracy thriller about the Holy Grail, ... FULL STORY

Five Young UCSB Faculty Members Win National Science Foundation CAREER Awards
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Five young faculty members at the University of California, Santa Barbara have received prestigious CAREER awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The ... FULL STORY

Women Use Facial Cues to Determine Relationships
(Santa Barbara, CA) – Women are able to subconsciously pick up cues in men's faces and use those cues to determine if they are attracted to the males for long-term or short-term relationships, ... 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

Communicating Successfully as Humans Age to be Focus of Faculty Research Award Lecture at UCSB
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Howard Giles, UC Santa Barbara professor of communication, looks at the prospects and problems of communicating successfully as humans age in his Faculty ... FULL STORY

2006 Economic Outlook for North S.B. County Topic of May 12 UCSB Seminar in Santa Maria
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The outlook for North Santa Barbara County's economy in the coming year will be the topic of a special seminar in Santa Maria being presented by the Economic ... FULL STORY

Eminent Domain to be Explored at UCSB Economics Conference
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – National experts on eminent domain, the public condemnation of private property for public use, will gather at UC Santa Barbara on May 12 and 13 to present ... FULL STORY

Local Publisher George Thurlow Named Chief Alumni Official at UC Santa Barbara
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The University of California, Santa Barbara has announced the appointment of George Thurlow as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Alumni Affairs and Executive ... FULL STORY

UCSB Releases Findings of 'Central Coast Survey' Based on Poll of Santa Barbara, Ventura Residents
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara today released the findings of a large-scale public-opinion poll of residents in Santa Barbara ... FULL STORY

Campus Point Installation to be Part of State of Arts Conference
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – An unusual art-science project, called Makrolab, will be installed at Campus Point this month in conjunction with UC Santa Barbara's first State of the Arts ... FULL STORY

Future of the Electoral College to be Examined in UCSB Lecture
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A group of former members of Congress have launched a "Campaign for a National Popular Vote" to reform the Electoral College by changing election laws at ... FULL STORY

UC Santa Barbara Economics Laboratory Sponsors Conference on 'The Macroeconomics of Imperfect Risk Sharing'
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Economists from across the United States and several other countries will be taking part in a special conference at UC Santa Barbara May 11 to 13 presented ... FULL STORY

UCSB Political Scientist Awarded Fellowship to U.S. Institute for Peace
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Fernando Lopez-Alves, UC Santa Barbara professor of political science, has been awarded a senior fellowship at the United States Institute for Peace for ... FULL STORY

UC Santa Barbara Plans Workshops, Discussions
Focusing on Immigration Issue

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – With national attention focused on immigration, the University of California, Santa Barbara is organizing a variety of free, public events during the first ... FULL STORY

UCSB Historian Wins Guggenheim Fellowship
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Patricia Cline Cohen, professor of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is one of 187 American and Canadian artists, scholars, and scientists ... FULL STORY

UCSB Public Policy Forum to Examine Politics of Educational Testing
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The politics of educational testing will be explored in an interdisciplinary panel discussion at UC Santa Barbara on Tuesday, May 9 at 3 p.m. in room 6220 ... FULL STORY

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects 3 Affiliated with UC Santa Barbara
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Two UC Santa Barbara professors – David Awschalom and Michael Goodchild – have been elected fellows of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences, ... FULL STORY

Distinguished UCSB Historian to Deliver Award Lecture Revealing New Perspectives on Military History
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Studying the lives of ancient Greek soldiers in the field, as UC Santa Barbara historian John W. I. Lee has done, has led to a new kind of military history. ... FULL STORY

UCSB Launches New National Center for Nanotechnology in Society
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – UC Santa Barbara will mark the opening of the National Center for Nanotechnology in Society (CNS) on Thursday, May 4 with National Public Radio's distinguished ... FULL STORY

Scientists Delve Into Secrets of the Ocean's Crust, Achieve Scientific 'First'
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Answers to important questions about the formation of the Earth's crust may be close at hand as a result of recent findings by an international team of scientists. ... FULL STORY

UC Santa Barbara Offers Admission to 20,644 for Fall 2006
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The University of California, Santa Barbara has offered a place in its fall 2006 entering class to a total of 20,644 high school seniors. The prospective ... FULL STORY

French Government Confers High Honor on UCSB's Ronald Tobin
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The French government has bestowed a major honor on a professor and senior administrator at UC Santa Barbara for his contributions to scholarship and the ... FULL STORY

Study Finds Widespread Segregation of California's English Learners
Some schools face challenges in educating students from up to 26 language backgrounds

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A new study finds that California's English learners–students who are not yet proficient in English–attend highly segregated schools, which hinders their ... FULL STORY

UCSB Professor Wins W.T. Grant Scholars Award for Research on Improving the Lives of Young Latinas
(Santa Barbara, California) – A faculty member at the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at UC Santa Barbara is one of five young scholars nationally to be named one of this year's ... FULL STORY

Scientists Discover a Genetic Switch That Links Animal Growth & Cancer
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Laboratory discoveries by scientists at two universities may lead to new directions in cancer therapy drugs. The researchers have discovered that a genetic ... FULL STORY

UCSB Religion Conference to Examine Global Impact of Catholic Church
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The role of the Roman Catholic Church in the modern world and in comparison with other religious traditions will be examined in a Department of Religious ... FULL STORY

2006 Economic Outlook for Santa Barbara County Topic of April 27 UCSB Presentation
(Santa Barbara, California) – The prospects for Santa Barbara County's economy in the coming year will be the topic of a special seminar to be presented this month by the Economic ... FULL STORY

Christian Doctrine on 'Body and Flesh' Topic of UCSB Affiliates Public Lecture
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Christian doctrines, rituals, and prohibitions about the body and the flesh will be explored on Monday, May 1, in a UCSB Affiliates "Spirituality & Culture" ... FULL STORY

UCSB Professor Named Fellow of International Scientific Society
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– The Fellows committee of the American Geophysical Union has elected Tommy Dickey, a faculty member of the University of California, Santa Barbara, as one ... FULL STORY

UC Santa Barbara Researcher Dies in Mammoth Mountain Gas Vent Accident
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A UC Santa Barbara researcher was among three men who died at Mammoth Mountain in the eastern Sierra on Thursday, April 6, when the trio, all members of ... FULL STORY

Mexican Presidential Election and Latin American Political Trends Explored in UCSB Affiliates Lecture
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – UC Santa Barbara political scientist Kathleen Bruhn will examine the 2006 Mexican presidential election and highlight important trends in contemporary Latin ... FULL STORY

War Between The Sexes Influences Evolution in Some Species, Say Scientists
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Competition and conflict between males and females start inside the egg in some species, say scientists. Birds, butterflies, and snakes have a genetic war ... FULL STORY

Technology Innovators, Professionals, and Scholars Gather at UCSB to Examine How Technology-Based Communication is Reshaping Life
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – What do wikis, blogging, online political petitions, cell phone ads, and mobile gaming have in common? All involve technology-based activities that are ... FULL STORY

UCSB Environmental Scientist Wins Leadership Fellowship
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Joshua Schimel, a professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology and chair of Environmental Studies at UC Santa Barbara, is one of ... FULL STORY

Growth Hormone is Made in the Brain, Report Scientists
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Scientists have found that growth hormone, a substance that is used for body growth, is produced in the brain, according to an article published in this ... FULL STORY

In New Book, UCSB Sociologist Scrutinizes Origin of Third-World Revolutions
(Santa Barbara, California) – Not all social and political revolutions have roots in democracy, but, according to University of California, Santa Barbara sociologist John Foran, those ... FULL STORY

UCSB's Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics Hosts National Conference for High School Physics Teachers on Nanoscience and Quantum Computing
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – More than 65 high school physics teachers from across the nation will gather at UC Santa Barbara's Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) on Saturday, ... FULL STORY

New Lipid Molecule Holds Promise For Gene Therapy
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara have created a new molecule that holds promise in fighting disease via gene therapy. Inherited ... FULL STORY

UCSB Communication Scholar Receives Prestigious Fulbright Fellowship
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Ronald Rice, Arthur N. Rupe Professor of Communication at UC Santa Barbara, is one of 800 scholars nationwide to receive a Fulbright Fellowship to teach ... FULL STORY

UCSB Faculty Member Awarded Prestigious Sloan Fellowship
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Frédéric G. Gibou, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering and computer science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is ... FULL STORY

UCSB's Neuroscience Research Institute Awarded $1.25-Million Grant by W.M. Keck Foundation for Innovative Biomedical Research Initiative
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The W. M. Keck Foundation's Medical Research Program has awarded UC Santa Barbara $1.25-million to support a pioneering multidisciplinary research initiative ... FULL STORY

Scientists Discover That Widely Available Drug Also Helps Fight Kidney Disease
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A widely available drug may be effective in treating kidney disease, report scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara. They describe the ... FULL STORY

UCSB Historian Awarded Prestigious Prize for Acclaimed Book About the Role of the Atomic Bomb in Japan's Surrender in WWII
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – UC Santa Barbara Historian Tsuyoshi Hasegawa has been awarded the Robert Ferrell Book Prize, the most prestigious award given by the Society of Historians ... FULL STORY

Tobacco Industry Reformer to Deliver Free Public Lecture Launching New UCSB Course on Corporate & Business Ethics
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Jeffrey Wigand, former tobacco industry executive turned reformer whose story was chronicled in the Academy Award nominated film "The Insider," will present ... FULL STORY

UCSB Alumnus George Thurlow to Join UC Board of Regents
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – George Thurlow of Santa Barbara will join the governing Board of Regents of the University of California as a regent-designate on July 1. Following a one-year ... FULL STORY

UCSB's Homsy Elected to National Academy of Engineering
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – George M. Homsy, a professor of mechanical engineering and chemical engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been elected to the prestigious ... FULL STORY

UCSB's Communication Department Ranks High in Research Productivity
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – UC Santa Barbara's Communication Department has been ranked No. 3 in the nation in terms of research productivity, according to a recent analysis of scholarly ... FULL STORY

Food Industry Leader Makes Major Gift to UCSB to Help More Fillmore Students Go to College
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – UC Santa Barbara has received a $500,000 gift from entrepreneur James Jimenez of Temple City to support academic preparation programs for K-12 students in ... FULL STORY

UCSB, UCLA, UCB and Stanford Join to Establish Western Institute of Nanoelectronics
Institute brings together best interdisciplinary talents in nanoelectronics worldwide; collaboration is among world's largest spintronics efforts

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science; the University of California, Santa Barbara; the University of California, Berkeley; and ... FULL STORY

U.S. and Middle East Relations Examined in UCSB Affiliates Lecture
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – UC Santa Barbara historian Salim Yaqub, an expert in the history of U.S. foreign relations, will examine U.S. and Middle East relations, sources of hostility, ... FULL STORY

UCSB To Offer Summer Youth Leadership & Advocacy Institute
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – This summer UC Santa Barbara will host a Youth Leadership and Advocacy Institute for high school juniors and seniors that is designed to promote greater ... FULL STORY

Portable Cocaine Sensor Developed at UC Santa Barbara;
High School Students, Nobel Laureate Contributed

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A real-time sensor for detecting cocaine –– made with inexpensive, off-the-shelf electronics –– has been developed by a team of researchers at the University ... FULL STORY

Sustainable Architecture of Bren Hall & Marine Science Building will be Focus of UCSB Affiliates Program
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Dusty Rhoads, architect of UC Santa Barbara's Bren Hall and the Marine Science Building, will present a lecture on the design and construction of the two ... FULL STORY

Capturing Emerging Nanotechnology -- Researchers Scrutinize 'Spintronics' as History in the Making
(St. Louis, MO) – Electronic mail, Web sites, conversations, and experiments about the emerging field of nanotechnology might quickly slip into the past without the work of historians ... FULL STORY

UCSB Researchers Who Made Elusive Discovery Win Prestigious AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – An elusive discovery by four researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara has earned them the prestigious 2004-2005 AAAS Newcomb Cleveland ... FULL STORY

UC Santa Barbara, Mitsubishi Chemical Extend Partnership; Company to Provide More Than $8.5-Million in New Support
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation of Tokyo and the University of California, Santa Barbara today announced that they are extending their successful research ... FULL STORY

Background Briefing
UC Santa Barbara Receives 47,893 Applications From Prospective Freshmen & Transfer Students

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The University of California, Santa Barbara has received a record 47,893 applications for undergraduate admission to the campus for fall 2006. Of this ... FULL STORY

UCSB 'Economics Forum' to Focus on Controversial Use of Eminent Domain to Seize Property
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Last year the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the use of eminent domain to transfer private property from one owner to another who could generate more tax revenue. UC ... FULL STORY

UCSB Faculty Honors Two Distinguished Professors
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Two UC Santa Barbara professors, Howard Giles of Communication and John W. I. Lee of History, have been honored for their academic achievements and contributions ... FULL STORY

2006 Economic Outlook for Ventura County Topic of February 17 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 this month by the Economic ... FULL STORY

From Cylinder to MP3 Player
UCSB Makes Earliest Sound Recordings Publicly Available

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The Library at UC Santa Barbara has opened up the world of historic sound recordings by mounting thousands of digitized cylinder recordings on an immensely ... FULL STORY

Scientists Discover Genetic Pathway that Could Lead to Drug Therapy for Kidney Disease
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara have reported a discovery at the cellular level that suggests possibilities for drug therapy for ... FULL STORY

Tales of the Ice Ages to be the Focus of UCSB Affiliates 'Science Lite' Lecture
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Tanya Atwater, a pioneering professor of geology at UC Santa Barbara, will discuss glacial cycles, sea level and climate changes, and other Ice Age phenomena ... FULL STORY

UC Santa Barbara Establishes New Ph.D. Emphasis in Technology and Society
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Ph.D. students at the University of California, Santa Barbara can now enroll in an innovative new program of study dealing with the societal implications ... FULL STORY

Internet Game Provides Breakthrough in Predicting the Spread of Epidemics, Report Scientists
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Using a popular internet game that traces the travels of dollar bills, scientists have unveiled statistical laws of human travel in the United States, and ... FULL STORY

UCSB Lecture Series to Examine Equity and the Environment
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – UC Santa Barbara's Critical Issues in America lecture series focusing on climate change and human rights begins next month with presentations by a distinguished ... FULL STORY

In New Book, Humanities Dean at UC Santa Barbara Frames Life Through the Experience of Art & Literature
Santa Barbara, CA – Every picture tells a story, and in a new book, David Marshall, professor of English and of comparative literature and dean of the Division of Humanities and Fine ... FULL STORY

Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and the South Coast to be Focus of UCSB Affiliates 'Science Lite' Lecture
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The devastating earthquake in Southeast Asia in December 2004 and the resulting tsunami that killed more than 280,000 people have generated public concern ... FULL STORY

Increased Sexual Competition Among Flowering Plants in Biodiversity Hotspots May Lead to Extinctions, Says Study
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– The decline of birds, bees and other pollinators may be putting plants of the world's most diverse ecosystems at risk of extinction, according to a new study ... FULL STORY

Future of U.S. Monetary Policy Under New Federal Reserve Chair Will Be Focus of a UCSB Economics Forum
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – UC Santa Barbara Economics Professor Henning Bohn, an expert on fiscal and monetary policy, will explain "inflation targeting" and how it could affect U.S. ... FULL STORY

UCSB Received $153 Million in External Research Funds Last Year
Annual Total Doubles Over Past Decade

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Research support from external sources remained strong at UC Santa Barbara last year when a total of $153 million was received from federal and state agencies, ... FULL STORY

UC Santa Barbara Researcher Tapped by Europeans for Design of Instrument to Test Soil on Mars
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The European Space Agency (ESA) announced today support of a new program that will include development of an instrument for testing deep soil samples on ... FULL STORY

Local Residents Serving as Officers of the UCSB Foundation
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Several distinguished business and community leaders are serving as officers on the board of trustees of The UCSB Foundation for the 2005-06 academic year. ... FULL STORY

Tropical Atlantic Cooling and African Deforestation Correlate to Drought, Report Scientists
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Against the backdrop of the Montreal Summit on global climate being held this week, an article on African droughts and monsoons, by a University of California, ... FULL STORY

UCSB Awarded $1.5-Million for Research and Training Partnership with China
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – UC Santa Barbara has been awarded $1.5-million by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish a pioneering research and education partnership with ... FULL STORY

Distinguished UCSB Chemist and Dean Elected a Fellow of AAAS
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Martin Moskovits, a professor of physical chemistry and the Bruce and Susan Worster Dean of Science at UC Santa Barbara, has been elected a Fellow of the ... FULL STORY

UCSB Lecture Looks at Islamic Charities and Terrorism
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The complex and secret financial systems that help support international terrorism will be examined in a public lecture entitled "Alms for Jihad – Charities ... FULL STORY

Public Invited to Free Screening of New Documentary on Solar Power Produced by Nobel Laureate Walter Kohn & Narrated by John Cleese
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The public is invited to attend a free screening of a new documentary about solar power produced by Walter Kohn, one of UC Santa Barbara's Nobel Laureates ... FULL STORY

UC Santa Barbara Celebrates Centennial of Jean-Paul Sartre with Six-Day Program of Free, Public Events
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The life, work, and legacy of Jean-Paul Sartre, the great French existentialist philosopher, will be examined and celebrated by UC Santa Barbara at a six-day ... FULL STORY

Hubble, Sloan Quadruple Number of Known Optical Einstein Rings
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– UC Santa Barbara physicist Tommaso Treu is part of a small team of astronomers who have combined two powerful astronomical assets, the Sloan Digital Sky ... FULL STORY

UCSB's New Architecture Topic of Lectures, Tours
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The UCSB Affiliates is launching a series of lectures and tours designed to showcase the university's new Campus Plan and the many new facilities being constructed ... FULL STORY

Jeff Dozier, Founding Dean of UCSB's Bren School, Wins Top Research Award From NASA and Interior Department
(Santa Barbara, California) – Jeff Dozier, a professor and founding dean of the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara, ... FULL STORY

Novel Center for the Study of the Mind Established at UC Santa Barbara by SAGE Publications to Commemorate its 40th Anniversary
Leading Cognitive Neuroscientist Michael Gazzaniga to Head Pioneering Effort

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – UC Santa Barbara has received a $3.5-million contribution from SAGE Publications to launch a dynamic new interdisciplinary research center for the study ... FULL STORY

2006 Economic Outlook for San Luis Obispo County Topic of UC Santa Barbara Seminar
(Santa Barbara, California) – The outlook for San Luis Obispo County's economy in the coming year will be the topic of a special seminar in San Luis Obispo being presented by the ... FULL STORY

UCSB Chemist Wins Prestigious German Award
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Guillermo C. Bazan, professor of materials and of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and director of the university's ... FULL STORY

UCSB Historian to Discuss His Controversial Book about the Atomic Bomb's Role in Ending World War II
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The author of a critically acclaimed book about the role of the atomic bomb in Japan's surrender at the end of World War II will deliver a free public lecture ... FULL STORY

Quantum Physics Discovery May Bring About Changes in Optical Communication, Scientists Report
(Santa Barbara, Calf.) – Results from experiments conducted at the University of California, Santa Barbara may lead to profound changes in optical communications. The discovery is ... FULL STORY

Physics Professor Shares European Physical Society Prize
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – UCSB Physics Professor Harry Nelson is in Switzerland this week to celebrate receiving the High Energy and Particle Physics Prize of the European Physical ... FULL STORY

QAD Founders Establish UCSB Endowed Chair in Computer Science
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Karl and Pamela Lopker and the Lopker Family Foundation have made a major gift to help establish the first endowed chair in computer science in the College ... FULL STORY

Responses to Radical Islamic Terrorism is Subject of Panel Discussion at UC Santa Barbara
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – UC Santa Barbara faculty will discuss the complex issues of the war "of" and "on" terror during a panel discussion entitled "The Struggle Against Radical ... FULL STORY

UCSB's Autism Research and Training Center, a National Leader, Receives Major Gift From Brian and Patricia Kelly to Expand Program and Build New Facilities
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The Autism Research and Training Center at UC Santa Barbara's Gevirtz Graduate School of Education has received a $2.35-million gift from Brian and Patricia ... FULL STORY

UCSB's Plous Lecturer to Talk About Human Longevity
(Santa Barbara, CA) – Michael Gurven, assistant professor of anthropology at UC Santa Barbara, will discuss the evolution of human longevity Wednesday, November 16 at 4 p.m. in the ... FULL STORY

UCSB Political Scientist Receives Fulbright Award
(Santa Barbara, CA) – Cynthia Kaplan, associate professor of political science at UC Santa Barbara, is one of approximately 800 scholars nationwide to receive a Fulbright Fellowship ... FULL STORY

Former Assemblywoman Hannah-Beth Jackson Teaches at UC Santa Barbara as Part of New Program
(Santa Barbara, CA) – Former California Assemblywoman Hannah-Beth Jackson will be co-teaching two classes at UC Santa Barbara as part of a new program called Public Policymaker-in-Residence. Jackson ... FULL STORY

UC Santa Barbara Develops New Alcohol-Education and Early Intervention Program
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The University of California, Santa Barbara has developed a new alcohol-education and early intervention program aimed at helping students develop the skills ... FULL STORY

Recent Landslides in La Conchita, California Belong to a Much Larger Prehistoric Slide, Report Geologists
(Salt Lake City, Utah) – The deadly landslide that killed 10 people and destroyed approximately 30 homes in La Conchita, California last January is but a tiny part of a much larger ... FULL STORY

Link Between Tropical Warming and Greenhouse Gases Stronger Than Ever, Say Scientists
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – New evidence from climate records of the past provides some of the strongest indications yet of a direct link between tropical warmth and higher greenhouse ... FULL STORY

Role of Race in Response to the Hurricane Katrina Tragedy Subject of Panel Discussion at UC Santa Barbara
(Santa Barbara, CA) – A group of UC Santa Barbara faculty and Santa Barbara Mayor Marty Blum will talk about the ramifications of the country's response to Hurricane Katrina during ... FULL STORY

Economists Will Meet at UC Santa Barbara to Discuss 'The Equity Premium' on 20th Anniversary of Groundbreaking Paper
2 Nobel Prize Winners Among Participants

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The Department of Economics and the Laboratory for Aggregate Economics and Finance at the University of California, Santa Barbara are co-sponsoring a conference ... FULL STORY

UCSB Affiliates Awards $50,000 in Scholarships, Fellowships
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The UCSB Affiliates recently awarded a total of $50,000 in scholarships and fellowships to 21 students at the university. Known primarily for its public ... FULL STORY

Los Alamos National Laboratory and UC Santa Barbara Establish New Institute for Multiscale Materials Studies
This announcement, prepared by the Los Alamos National Laboratory, is being released jointly by LANL and UC Santa Barbara.

(Los Alamos, N.M.) – Los Alamos National Laboratory has formed a partnership with the College of Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara to create the Institute ... FULL STORY

Distinguished Scholar is First Named to Cordano Chair in Catholic Studies at UC Santa Barbara
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Ann Taves, an internationally recognized historian of Christianity and of American religion, is the first scholar appointed to the Virgil Cordano Chair ... FULL STORY

National Science Foundation Selects UC Santa Barbara for New National Center for Nanotechnology in Society
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The National Science Foundation has selected the University of California, Santa Barbara for a new National Science and Engineering Center to study the societal ... FULL STORY

UC Santa Barbara Scholar is Among 13 Winners Nationwide of $2.5-M. 'Pioneer' Awards from National Institutes of Health
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A psychology professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara is one of 13 innovative researchers from across the country who were named today by ... FULL STORY

Annual 'Fiesta El Pilar' on Oct. 15 at Sedgwick Reserve to Celebrate UCSB's Maya Research and Conservation Project
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The annual celebration of UC Santa Barbara's research and conservation activities at the El Pilar Maya cultural site in Belize and Guatemala will be held ... FULL STORY

UC Santa Barbara Embarks on 'Sustainability' Program, Plans Public Presentation October 6
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The University of California, Santa Barbara is seeking to become a "sustainable" campus and will be developing plans for the effort during the current academic ... FULL STORY

UC Santa Barbara Environmental Professor to Discuss Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina
(Santa Barbara, CA) – William R. Freudenburg, Dehlsen Professor of Environment and Society at UC Santa Barbara, will discuss the causes and consequences of Hurricane Katrina along ... FULL STORY

Private Support for UCSB Totals $68 Million During 2004-05 Setting a Strong Pace for The Campaign for UC Santa Barbara
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Alumni and friends of UC Santa Barbara contributed more than $68 million in philanthropic gifts and pledges to the campus during 2004–05, helping to set ... FULL STORY

UC Santa Barbara Historian Awarded Distinguished Professorship, Publishes Groundbreaking Book on Islamist Terrorism
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Robert O. Collins, a leading scholar of the history and culture of the Sudan and of East Africa, has been awarded the prestigious Edward A. Dickson Emeriti ... FULL STORY

UCSB Scientists and Students Mentor Eighth and Ninth Grade Santa Barbara Students and Help Teachers
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Students from UC Santa Barbara are mentoring students in eighth and ninth grade science classes in Santa Barbara as part of a special outreach program funded ... FULL STORY

Stem Cell Reseach Grant Goes to UCSB
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The University of California, Santa Barbara will receive $1,343,859 in state funds over three years to fund stem cell research. The award was announced Friday ... FULL STORY

UC Santa Barbara Appoints New Dean for Bren School
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – An internationally recognized environmental scientist and statesman has been appointed dean of the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management ... FULL STORY

Book Signings Scheduled for Sept. 11 and Oct. 17 for UCSB Historian's Biography of Rev. Virgil Cordano
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – UC Santa Barbara historian Mario T. García, author of "Padre, the Spiritual Journey of Father Virgil Cordano" (Capra Press, 2005), will sign copies of the ... FULL STORY

UC Santa Barbara Appoints New Police Chief
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – UC Santa Barbara today announced the appointment of Bill D. Bean, Jr., a veteran UCSB police officer, as the campus's new Chief of Police. In announcing ... FULL STORY

One Bacteria Stops Another on Contact; Findings Have Potential Implications for Urinary Tract Infections
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Scientists have discovered a new phenomenon in which one bacterial cell can stop the growth of another on physical contact. The bacteria that stop growing ... FULL STORY

UCSB Appoints New Dean of Gevirtz Graduate School of Education
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The University of California, Santa Barbara has announced that a prominent educational psychologist and seasoned administrator will become the new dean ... FULL STORY

Scientific Bird Society to Meet at UC Santa Barbara, Focus on Ivory-Billed Woodpecker and California Condor
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A public presentation on the appearance of the ivory-billed woodpecker in the forest swamps of Eastern Arkansas will highlight the annual meeting of the ... FULL STORY

UCSB's Sedgwick Reserve is Off-limits to Deer Hunters
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Deer-hunting season opens on Saturday, Aug. 13, in many parts of Santa Barbara County, and hunters are reminded that the 5,900-acre Sedgwick Reserve in the ... FULL STORY

UCSB Awarded $1.5 Million for Biodefense and Infectious Disease Study
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Research for countering threats from bioterrorism agents and infectious diseases will be conducted at the University of California, Santa Barbara, funded ... FULL STORY

'Smart' Bio-nanotubes Developed; May Help in Drug Delivery
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Materials scientists working with biologists at the University of California, Santa Barbara have developed "smart" bio-nanotubes –- with open or closed ... FULL STORY

Book About the World of Drag Queens Wins National Sociology Award
(Santa Barbara, CA) – A book about the world of drag queens in a Key West nightclub written by two UC Santa Barbara researchers has won the American Sociological Association's (ASA) ... FULL STORY

Scientists Discover that Three Molecules May be Developed into New Alzheimer's Drugs
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A team of scientists has discovered three molecules –- from a search of 58,000 compounds –- that appear to inhibit a key perpetrator of Alzheimer's disease. ... FULL STORY

Teaching Teachers How to Interpret Standardized Tests
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The 2001 federal "No Child Left Behind" Act adds pressure on teachers, administrators, and school superintendents to use standardized test results to improve ... FULL STORY

Fundamental Discovery About the Fracture of Human Bone: It's All in the 'Glue'
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A startling discovery about the properties of human bone has been made by scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The scientists describe ... FULL STORY

UCSB Libraries to Host Conference on Diversity
(Santa Barbara, CA) – The UCSB Libraries will host a one-day conference to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the campus's Library Fellowship Program on Friday, July 29 from 9:30 ... FULL STORY

Writer Denise Chávez to Receive Luis Leal Award
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Denise Chávez, a writer who lives and teaches in Las Cruces, New Mexico, will be the recipient of this year's Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino ... FULL STORY

Scientific Discovery Could Lead to New Types of Drugs for Alzheimer's and Other Degenerative Diseases
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A ground-breaking new research approach to understanding the cellular processes of Alzheimer's and other degenerative diseases has revealed a promising pathway ... FULL STORY