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News Release Archives

07-08

6/30/2008
UCSB Physicist Wins Prestigious Plous Award
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Tommaso Treu, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics, has received UC Santa Barbara's 2008-09 Harold J. Plous Award. One of the university's ... FULL STORY

6/30/2008
MicroRNAs Provide New Insight in Study of Autism, UCSB Scientist Reports
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – MicroRNAs may play an important role in the development of autism spectrum disorder, according to a new paper by University of California, Santa Barbara ... FULL STORY

6/30/2008
UC Santa Barbara Psychology Professor Michael Gazzaniga Awarded Prestigious German Research Prize for Lifetime Achievements in Science
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Michael Gazzaniga, professor of psychology at UC Santa Barbara and director of the SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind, has received the Humboldt Research ... FULL STORY

6/30/2008
Town Hall Meeting at UCSB to Focus on Stem Cell Research
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Top scientists will present the current state of research on stem cells at a UC Santa Barbara-sponsored town hall meeting July 18 from 2-4 p.m. in the Hatlen ... FULL STORY

6/30/2008
Activists and Scholars Meet at UCSB to Learn How to Save Endangered Languages
(Santa Barbara, CA, June 18, 2008) – Ekegusi – a language spoken by 1.8 million people in Western Kenya – and Mandan – a language spoken by Sacajawea, which has just one remaining ... FULL STORY

6/30/2008
UCSB Professor's Paper on Safety of Large Hadron Collider to be Published in Physical Review D
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Particle colliders creating black holes that could devour the Earth. Sounds like a great Hollywood script. But, according to UC Santa Barbara Physics Professor ... FULL STORY

6/20/2008
UCSB Alumnus Establishes Endowed Chair in International Security Studies
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – UC Santa Barbara has received a $600,000 gift from UCSB alumnus Anton Vonk and his wife, Diane Boss, to establish an endowed chair in political science. The ... FULL STORY

6/16/2008
UCSB Releases Findings of Third Annual '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 the 2008 Central Coast Survey, a large-scale public-opinion poll ... FULL STORY

6/12/2008
UCSB Scholar Examines Illegal Detention and Deportation of U.S. Citizens
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Although no circumstances exist under which a United States citizen can be deported legally by any government agency, research conducted by a legal scholar ... FULL STORY

6/11/2008
More than 4,700 Students Plan to Enroll as Freshmen at UC Santa Barbara for Fall 2008
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A total of 4,725 students representing a broad section of talents and interests have indicated they intend to enroll as freshmen at UC Santa Barbara for fall ... FULL STORY

6/5/2008
UCSB Students, Faculty Member Receive Chancellor's Research Awards
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Three graduating seniors, two graduate students, and a faculty member have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to undergraduate research ... FULL STORY

6/4/2008
Six UC Santa Barbara Senior Women Awarded Surprise Cash Academic Prizes
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Six graduating women will receive cash awards totaling $49,500 from the now-defunct Santa Barbara City Club, whose members established the program 28 years ... FULL STORY

6/4/2008
Four UC Santa Barbara Graduates Win Top Academic Awards
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Four graduating seniors in the College of Letters and Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara have been selected to receive awards for outstanding ... FULL STORY

6/3/2008
UCSB Will Graduate 4,800 Students in Eight Commencement Ceremonies
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – 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

6/3/2008
Top Awards for Three Outstanding Graduating Seniors at UCSB
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Three remarkable graduating seniors at the University of California, Santa Barbara, have been named winners of the university's top awards for their scholastic ... FULL STORY

6/2/2008
UCSB Faculty Member and Spouse Establish Endowed Chair in Economics
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – UC Santa Barbara professor emeritus Walter J. Mead and his wife, Thelma, have made a $1 million gift to the campus to establish an endowed chair in the Department ... FULL STORY

6/2/2008
UC Santa Barbara Recreation Center Gains Green Building Certification
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program for existing buildings has recognized the Recreation Center ... FULL STORY

5/29/2008
New Book by UCSB Faculty Member Explores Preoccupation With Collecting
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – One man's trash is another man's treasure and nowhere is that more apparent than in William Davies King's collection of cereal boxes, tuna can labels, envelope ... FULL STORY

5/29/2008
UCSB to Host American Economic Association Summer Program
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Beginning in June, the University of California, Santa Barbara, will host the Summer Training Program in Economics, sponsored by the American Economic Association ... FULL STORY

5/28/2008
English Broadside Ballad Archive at UCSB Receives Second NEH Grant
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The Early Modern Center (EMC) at the University of California, Santa Barbara has received a second grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to ... FULL STORY

5/21/2008
Conference Inaugurates Spatial Reasoning and Technologies Center at UCSB
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Geographers and other spatial thinkers will meet at the University of California, Santa Barbara on May 29 to share information about their uses of geographic ... FULL STORY

5/20/2008
Public Hearing on UCSB Long Range Plan Set for June 4
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A public hearing on UC Santa Barbara's draft Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) will be held Wednesday, June 4, at 7 p.m. at UCSB's Isla Vista Theater in ... FULL STORY

5/20/2008
High School Students Can Earn University Credit Through Summer Research
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – UC Santa Barbara's Research Mentorship Program, which enables talented high school students to get an early start on their college careers, will take place ... FULL STORY

5/19/2008
Fellowships Support UCSB Graduate Student's Research in Homeland Security
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A doctoral student in the geography department at the University of California, Santa Barbara whose research in modeling and simulation resolution has important ... FULL STORY

5/15/2008
UCSB Sociologist Receives Career Achievement Awards
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Verta Taylor, department chair and professor of sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has recently received career achievement awards ... FULL STORY

5/13/2008
New Book by UCSB Art Professor Examines Tattoos and Their Stories
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Once an art form restricted to sailors, soldiers, and people on the fringe of society, tattooing has become a cultural phenomenon. More than 45 million people ... FULL STORY

5/13/2008
UCSB BIOLOGIST RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Alice Alldredge, a professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has received the ... FULL STORY

5/13/2008
PROMINENT PHYSICIST TO DISCUSS BLACK HOLE AT CENTER OF MILKY WAY GALAXY
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Andrea Ghez, a prominent astrophysicist from UCLA, will be in Santa Barbara next week to address the topic of the black hole at the center of our galaxy. ... FULL STORY

5/12/2008
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

5/12/2008
"Sounds Latino!" Exhibition at UCSB Accessible Via Telephone
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – An innovative exhibition that traces the genesis and evolution of Chicano and Latino music over the past 70 years is currently on view at the University of ... FULL STORY

5/12/2008
Linguist Wallace Chafe Receives UC Distinguished Emeriti Award
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Wallace Chafe, an emeritus professor of linguistics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has received the Constantine Panunzio Distinguished Emeriti ... FULL STORY

5/7/2008
UCSB RECEIVES $3.2 STEM CELL GRANT FROM STATE
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– The University of California, Santa Barbara will receive $3.2 million from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) in support of the development ... FULL STORY

5/1/2008
Award Lecture by Distinguished Chemist Examines Nanostructures and Energy
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UC Santa Barbara and a specialist in the area of organic optoelectronic materials, ... FULL STORY

4/30/2008
UCSB Conference Explores Chinese Literary Modernism in Taiwan
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Scholars from Taiwan, China, Japan, and the United States will gather at the University of California, Santa Barbara for a three-day conference that examines ... FULL STORY

4/30/2008
German Filmmaker and Video Artist Clemens von Wedemeyer to Visit UCSB
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Clemens von Wedemeyer, an internationally renowned German filmmaker and video artist, will spend a week in residence at the University of California, Santa ... FULL STORY

4/29/2008
UCSB Professors Elected to National Academy of Sciences
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Two prominent UC Santa Barbara professors have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, as has a leading stem cell researcher who is an adjunct ... FULL STORY

4/29/2008
UCSB Affiliates Town Forum Examines Race, Gender, and the 2008 Elections
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The historic presidential nomination campaigns of Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama raise questions about gender and racial prejudices in the United ... FULL STORY

4/28/2008
Richard Helgerson, Renowned Scholar of Renaissance Literature, Dies in Santa Barbara
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Richard Helgerson, 67, a leading scholar of Renaissance literature and a UC Santa Barbara professor of English for most of four decades, died April 26 after ... FULL STORY

4/24/2008
UCSB Conference Explores Mexican Narrative Ballads
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A three-day conference honoring the late Guillermo Hernández, a professor of Spanish and Portuguese at UCLA and a leading scholar of Mexican narrative ballads, ... FULL STORY

4/24/2008
UCSB Extends Public Comment Period for Long-Range Plan,
Reschedules Public Hearing

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – To better accommodate public interest in its draft Long Range Development Plan (LRDP), UC Santa Barbara has extended the public comment period by 45 days, ... FULL STORY

4/24/2008
UCSB Conference Explores Contributions of Walter Capps to the Study of Religion
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – As a professor of religious studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara for more than three decades, Walter Capps influenced thousands of students. ... FULL STORY

4/22/2008
New Book by UCSB Historian Examines Citizen-Scientists and the Dawn of the Space Age
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – When the Soviets launched the satellite Sputnik in 1957, thousands of people around the world seized the opportunity to become citizen-scientists and take ... FULL STORY

4/21/2008
UC Santa Barbara Adopts Comprehensive Sustainability Plan
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – On the eve of Earth Day, the University of California, Santa Barbara is announcing its adoption of a comprehensive Campus Sustainability Plan designed to ... FULL STORY

4/18/2008
University of Chicago Scholar to Give 50th Annual Carl Snyder Memorial Lecture
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Robert Townsend, the Charles E. Merriam Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago, will give the 50th Annual ... FULL STORY

4/17/2008
UCSB Conference Examines Issues of Television, Culture, and Identity
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – More than 200 scholars and entertainment industry leaders will meet at the University of California, Santa Barbara from April 24-26 for a conference exploring ... FULL STORY

4/16/2008
UCSB Scholar to Discuss Personal and Social Balance in Chinese Taoism
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Traditional Chinese religious and medical texts, spanning a period of some 2,500 years, reveal a common set of understandings about what the body was, and ... FULL STORY

4/15/2008
Upcoming National Conference Bridges Neuroscience and Education
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– The brain is "plastic," according to recent findings in neuroscience, and that concept can help teachers and educators improve learning. Brain plasticity ... FULL STORY

4/14/2008
UC Santa Barbara Offers Admission to 23,140 for Fall 2008
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The University of California, Santa Barbara has offered a place in its fall 2008 entering class to a total of 23,140 high school seniors. The prospective ... FULL STORY

4/10/2008
UCSB Historian Discusses Wild Yams and 20th-Century Pharmaceuticals
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – In the 1940's, rheumatoid arthritis afflicted more Americans than cancer, polio, and tuberculosis combined. No apparent cure existed, and while research ... FULL STORY

4/9/2008
UCSB Economics Forum Examines Sources of Growth in India's Economy
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– The economy in India has experienced accelerated growth in recent years with several elements –– the manufacturing sector, service- producing industries, ... FULL STORY

4/9/2008
UCSB Conference Examines Sectarianism in the Middle East and South Asia
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Dahr Jamail, one of only a few independent United States journalists in Iraq, is among a group of scholars from across the country that will gather at the ... FULL STORY

4/8/2008
2008 ECONOMIC OUTLOOK FOR SANTA BARBARA COUNTY TOPIC OF APRIL 17 UCSB PRESENTATION AT LOBERO THEATRE
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The prospects for Santa Barbara County's economy in the coming year will be the topic of a special seminar to be presented next week by the Economic Forecast ... FULL STORY

4/8/2008
U.S. News Ranks UCSB Graduate Programs Among Best
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – In its annual ranking of leading graduate and professional programs at American universities, U.S. News & World Report magazine has rated UC Santa Barbara's ... FULL STORY

4/3/2008
UC Santa Barbara to Host 'Spring Insight' Open House on April 12
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – UC Santa Barbara will host its annual "Spring Insight" open house for prospective students and their families on Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ... FULL STORY

4/2/2008
New Books by UCSB Faculty Members Examine Aspects of Art and Life in Asia
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Four faculty members at the University of California, Santa Barbara have recently published new books that examine various aspects of art and life in Asia. ... FULL STORY

4/1/2008
SCIENTISTS DISCOVER 10 NEW PLANETS OUTSIDE SOLAR SYSTEM –– REVOLUTIONIZES UNDERSTANDING OF EXTRA SOLAR PLANETS
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– An international team of astronomers has found 10 new "extra solar" planets, planets that orbit stars other than our sun. The team used a system of robotic ... FULL STORY

3/31/2008
Issues of Media Ownership is the Subject of New Book by UCSB Faculty Member
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – When the framers of the Constitution were listing the rights and freedoms that would define the fledgling United States, they included freedom of speech ... FULL STORY

3/27/2008
RECESSION IN CALIFORNIA ‘ALMOST INEVITABLE'
STATE'S ECONOMY TO FARE WORSE THAN NATION'S

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The California economy is headed toward a recession and the state's economy "will be worse than that of the United States," according to the Economic Forecast ... FULL STORY

3/27/2008
SCIENTISTS FIND THAT SQUID BEAK IS BOTH HARD AND SOFT, MAKING IT A MATERIAL THAT ENGINEERS WANT TO COPY
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– How did nature make the squid's beak super hard and sharp –– allowing it, without harm to its soft body –– to capture its prey? The question has captivated ... FULL STORY

3/27/2008
UCSB Conference Addresses Issues of Fair Housing and Public Policy
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –A group of attorneys, activists, and scholars will gather at the University of California, Santa Barbara next week for a two-day conference focusing on new ... FULL STORY

3/24/2008
UCSB Professor of Psychology and Director of the Sage Center for the Study of Mind Receives Two Top Awards
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Michael Gazzaniga, professor of psychology at UC Santa Barbara and director of UCSB's Sage Center for the Study of Mind, is the recipient of a 2008 Distinguished ... FULL STORY

3/24/2008
UC Santa Barbara Releases Draft Long Range Development Plan
Public Hearing on "Vision2025" Proposal Slated for April 29th

(Santa Barbara, CA) – The draft Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) that will help UC Santa Barbara plan its future to the year 2025 has been released and is available for public review. ... FULL STORY

3/19/2008
New Book by UCSB Scholar Examines Presidential Illness and Decision Making
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – When the President becomes physically or mentally ill or incapacitated, his condition impacts not just his immediate family and circle of advisors, but ... FULL STORY

3/18/2008
New Memoir by UCSB Faculty Member Describes Life in Japan
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – In 1961, newly graduated from Harvard University with a bachelor's degree in Far Eastern languages, John Nathan hopped a Japan Airlines flight to Tokyo where ... FULL STORY

3/13/2008
UCSB Will Help Set Standards for Sustainability on College Campuses
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – UC Santa Barbara is among a group of educational institutions in the U.S. and Canada selected to participate in a new initiative to develop standards for ... FULL STORY

3/13/2008
Physicists Discover How Fundamental Particles Lose Track of Quantum Mechanical Properties
(New Orleans, La.) –– In today's Science Express, the advance online publication of the journal Science, researchers report a series of experiments that mark an important step toward ... FULL STORY

3/13/2008
Conference at UCSB Examines Environmental and Resource Economics
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The 10th Occasional Workshop on Environmental and Resource Economics will take place this month at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Made possible ... FULL STORY

3/12/2008
Physicist David Awschalom Awarded UCSB Faculty's Top Honor
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The faculty of the University of California, Santa Barbara has bestowed its highest honor on David Awschalom, an internationally recognized researcher who ... FULL STORY

3/4/2008
UCSB Students Present Solutions to Local Environmental Issues
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Three films produced by participants in UC Santa Barbara's Green Screen environmental media program will have a public screening this month at the Santa ... FULL STORY

3/3/2008
UCSB Historian Receives Book Prize from Latin American History Association
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Cecilia Méndez, an associate professor of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has received the Howard F. Cline Memorial Book Prize from ... FULL STORY

2/28/2008
UCSB Symposium Showcases ‘Next Generation' Research In Science and Engineering by Outstanding Minority Students
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – This weekend (March 1 and 2) UC Santa Barbara will host the 2008 UC LEADS Research Symposium, a prestigious annual event that showcases the academic research ... FULL STORY

2/27/2008
Philanthropist Sara Miller McCune and SAGE Publications
Establish Endowed Chair for UCSB Dean of Social Sciences

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – UC Santa Barbara has received a $500,000 gift from Sara Miller McCune and SAGE Publications Inc., the company she founded, to establish an endowed chair ... FULL STORY

2/25/2008
UCSB Mathematician Awarded Sloan Fellowship
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Paolo Cascini, assistant professor of mathematics at UC Santa Barbara, has won a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. ... FULL STORY

2/25/2008
U.S. Experiment Retakes the Lead in Race To Find Dark Matter
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Scientists of the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search experiment today announced that they have regained the lead in the worldwide race to find the particles that ... FULL STORY

2/21/2008
UCSB Alumnus Contributes $500,000 to Support Outstanding Graduate Students in Chemistry and Biochemistry
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – UC Santa Barbara has received a $500,000 gift from alumnus M. Ross Johnson and his wife, Charlotte, to establish an endowed fellowship fund to recruit and ... FULL STORY

2/19/2008
Small Sea Creatures May Be the 'Canaries in the Coal Mine' of Climate Change
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– As oceans warm and become more acidic, ocean creatures are undergoing severe stress and entire food webs are at risk. The information was presented by ... FULL STORY

2/19/2008
UCSB Affiliates Town Forum to Examine Power of the Presidency
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – When the framers of the Constitution defined the terms of the nation's democratic system of government, they envisioned a delicate balance of power between ... FULL STORY

2/14/2008
Scientists Reveal First-Ever Global Map of Total Human Effects on Oceans
(Santa Barbara, CA) – More than 40 percent of the world's oceans are heavily affected by human activities, and few if any areas remain untouched, according to the first global-scale ... FULL STORY

2/13/2008
UCSB Art Professor Discusses Use of Gravity in Landscape Paintings
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – While artist Jane Callister's paint-spilled canvases and giant splashed-paint sticker murals stretch the very definition of what a painting is, the impressionistic ... FULL STORY

2/7/2008
UCSB Library Wins National Award for ‘UCSB Reads' for Earth Day Program
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The UC Santa Barbara Library has received a prestigious national award from the American Library Association (ALA) recognizing outstanding achievement in ... FULL STORY

2/7/2008
UCSB Conference Commemorates 40th Anniversary of Chicano Student Walkouts
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – In March of 1968, thousands of high school students walked out of their East Los Angeles classrooms in protest of educational conditions in the five public ... FULL STORY

2/7/2008
Fishermen and UC Santa Barbara Scientists Explore Ways to Improve Management of California Spiny Lobsters
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Unique, collaborative ways to manage fisheries are emerging in Southern California. Currently the California spiny lobster is being scrutinized as Californians ... FULL STORY

2/6/2008
Philosophy Conference at UCSB to Examine Issues in Ethics
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Renowned ethicists from the United States and Britain will meet at the University of California, Santa Barbara next month for The Fourth Steven Humphrey ... FULL STORY

2/5/2008
UC Santa Barbara Awarded $2 Million for Alzheimer's Research
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– The University of California, Santa Barbara has been awarded nearly $2 million from the Larry L. Hillblom Foundation for innovative research in Alzheimer's ... FULL STORY

2/4/2008
2008 Economic Outlook for Ventura County Topic of UCSB Seminars in Thousand Oaks, Oxnard
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The prospects for Ventura County's economy in the coming year will be the topic of two upcoming special half-day seminars to be presented by the Economic ... FULL STORY

2/4/2008
UCSB Conference Examines Greek Architecture – Yesterday and Today
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – References to "Greek Architecture" usually call to mind images of the Acropolis, Parthenon, and other examples of the country's rich classical heritage. ... FULL STORY

1/31/2008
National Communication Association Recognizes Four UCSB Faculty Members
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The National Communication Association awarded special recognition to four faculty members in the Department of Communication at the University of California, ... FULL STORY

1/30/2008
UCSB Earth Science Professor to Discuss Effects of Extraterrestrial Collision
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Geological and archeological findings suggest that a major extraterrestrial collision took place over North America nearly 13,000 years ago, the energy ... FULL STORY

1/29/2008

BACKGROUND BRIEFING
UC Santa Barbara Receives 55,871 Applications From Prospective Freshmen and Transfer Students

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The University of California, Santa Barbara has received a record 55,871 applications for undergraduate admission to the campus for fall 2008. The total ... FULL STORY

1/28/2008
A Difficult Youth Is a Good Thing for a Fish, Report Scientists
at UC Santa Barbara

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– A tough early life turns out to be a good thing for a fish, according to scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara. They discovered that ... FULL STORY

1/22/2008
UC SANTA BARBARA TO HOST GLOBAL ENERGY SUMMIT
Event Features Innovative, Emerging Technologies and Thought Leaders

(Santa Barbara, California) – The Technology Management Program at UC Santa Barbara's College of Engineering will bring together entrepreneurs, investors, technologists and senior ... FULL STORY

1/22/2008
UCSB Psychologist Wins National Academy Prize
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Today the National Academy of Sciences announced that a psychologist from UC Santa Barbara will be honored along with 12 other individuals for extraordinary ... FULL STORY

1/15/2008
UCSB History Associates Marks 20th Anniversary with Afternoon of Jazz and Blues
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The UCSB History Associates will celebrate its 20th anniversary with "An Afternoon of Jazz and Blues" later this month at SOhO Restaurant and Music Club in ... FULL STORY

1/14/2008
UCSB Composer Joel Feigin Receives Major Commission
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Joel Feigin, a professor of music at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has received a $10,000 commission from the prestigious Fromm Music Foundation ... FULL STORY

1/10/2008
Hubble Telescope Helps Physicists Find ‘Double Einstein Ring'
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Physicists Tommaso Treu and Raphael Gavazzi of the University of California, Santa Barbara have made an impressive astronomical discovery –– a form of gravitational ... FULL STORY

1/8/2008
‘UCSB READS' PICKS ‘TRAVELS OF A T-SHIRT IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY'
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – To raise awareness about the impact of globalization on society, the UC Santa Barbara Libraries have chosen the "Travels of a T-shirt in the Global Economy: ... FULL STORY

1/8/2008
UCSB Chemist Wins Prestigious Plous Award
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has won UC Santa Barbara's 2007-08 Harold J. Plous Award, one of ... FULL STORY

12/20/2007
Scientists Find Good News About Methane Bubbling Up From the Ocean Floor Near Santa Barbara
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Methane, a potent greenhouse gas, is emitted in great quantities as bubbles from seeps on the ocean floor near Santa Barbara. About half of these bubbles ... FULL STORY

12/19/2007
New Books Published by Five UCSB Faculty Members
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Five faculty members at the University of California, Santa Barbara have recently published new books on topics ranging from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to ... FULL STORY

12/10/2007
Understanding the Mechanisms of Life
UCSB Awarded $1.75 Million by W. M. Keck Foundation
To Film Protein Molecules in Action

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The W. M. Keck Foundation has awarded UC Santa Barbara a $1.75 million grant to support a pioneering multidisciplinary research initiative to understand ... FULL STORY

12/5/2007
Thoreau Edition at UCSB Publishes 15th Volume
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau, a projected 30-volume series of the work of the 19th-century American naturalist and social philosopher, has reached the ... FULL STORY

12/4/2007
New Hypothesis For Origin of Life Proposed
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Life may have begun in the protected spaces inside of layers of the mineral mica, in ancient oceans, according to a new hypothesis. The hypothesis was developed ... FULL STORY

12/3/2007
UCSB Receives $1 Million Gift to Establish Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – UC Santa Barbara has received a $1 million gift from Marsha and Jay Glazer to establish an endowed chair in Jewish Studies and help launch a major new educational ... FULL STORY

12/3/2007
UCSB Awards Environmental Science Fellowships
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Twenty doctoral students at the University of California, Santa Barbara have been awarded fellowships designed to help them identify and begin to solve environmental ... FULL STORY

11/29/2007
Southern California Institutions to Collaborate on Stem Cell Research
New partnership to maximize discovery potential through shared facilities, resources, and programs

Santa Barbara, Calif. – Research institutions across Southern California have joined forces to advance stem cell research by establishing the Southern California Stem Cell Scientific ... FULL STORY

11/28/2007
UCSB Scholar Examines Musical Improvisation as a Model for Social Change
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Musical improvisation as a model for political, cultural, and ethical dialogue and action is the focus of an international research project involving scholars ... FULL STORY

11/28/2007
UCSB Linguistics Scholar Explores the Feeling Behind Laughter and Humor
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Wallace Chafe has heard a lot of good jokes. The professor emeritus of linguistics at the University of California, Santa Barbara has spent 10 years studying ... FULL STORY

11/27/2007
UCSB Physicist Awarded Distinguished Professorship
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Daniel Hone, a professor emeritus of physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been awarded the prestigious Edward A. Dickson Emeriti Professorship ... FULL STORY

11/26/2007
UCSB Conference Celebrates Life and Work of 18th-Century Mathematician
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A prolific writer who published more papers than any of his contemporaries in 18th-century Europe, the Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler also spoke at least ... FULL STORY

11/26/2007
UCSB Hosts Interactive Nanotechnology Exhibit for Children
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – How scientists create and study objects that are invisible to the naked eye is the focus of "Too Small to See–2," a nanotechnology exhibit opening early ... FULL STORY

11/20/2007
Iraq Study Group Co-Chair Lee Hamilton to Speak at UCSB
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Lee Hamilton, co-chair of the Iraq Study Group, vice chair of the 9/11 Commission, and president and director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center ... FULL STORY

11/20/2007
UCSB Children's Education Program Receives Prestigious Governor's Award
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Kids in Nature, an innovative children's education program at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is one of two recipients of the prestigious Governor's ... FULL STORY

11/13/2007
National Program in Health Games Research To Be Based at UC Santa Barbara
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has announced the selection of UC Santa Barbara as the home for a new $8.25-million national research program to examine ... FULL STORY

11/8/2007
UCSB Professor Appointed to Computer Science Endowed Chair
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Richard Kemmerer, a renowned professor of computer science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is the first scholar appointed to the Leadership ... FULL STORY

11/7/2007
National Survey Explores Race and Gender in 21st -Century Politics
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A team of political scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara, the University of New Mexico, the University of Massachusetts, and the University ... FULL STORY

11/6/2007
UCSB Geography Professor Receives Prestigious Award
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Michael F. Goodchild, a professor of geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been awarded the prestigious Prix Vautrin Lud. The international ... FULL STORY

11/5/2007
2008 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 year ahead will be the topic of a special seminar in San Luis Obispo being presented by the Economic ... FULL STORY

11/5/2007
Scientists Warn That Species Extinction Could Reduce Productivity of Plants on Earth by as Much as Half
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– An international team of scientists has published a new analysis showing that as plant species around the world go extinct, natural habitats become less ... FULL STORY

10/25/2007
Five UCSB Faculty Members Named AAAS Fellows
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Five faculty members at UC Santa Barbara have been awarded the distinction of Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election ... FULL STORY

10/25/2007
UCSB Conference Examines Shipping Containers as Global Icons
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – With approximately 18 million in use throughout the world, contemporary shipping containers play a vital role in the global economy. An international conference ... FULL STORY

10/24/2007
Packard Fellowship Awarded to UCSB Physicist
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Tommaso Treu, assistant professor of physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been awarded a prestigious Packard Foundation Fellowship ... FULL STORY

10/23/2007
UCSB Affiliates Award $66,313 in Scholarships
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The UCSB Affiliates awarded a total of $66,313 in scholarships and fellowships to 28 graduate and undergraduate students at the University of California, ... FULL STORY

10/23/2007
UCSB Religious Studies Scholar to Discuss Muslim Communities in the U.S.
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – With a population of approximately eight million Muslims – 42 percent of whom are black, 27 percent Indo – Pakistani, and 15 percent Middle Eastern–the ... FULL STORY

10/22/2007
UCSB's External Research Funding Reaches Record Level
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Research support from external sources reached a record level at UC Santa Barbara during the last fiscal year, when a total of $176 million was received ... FULL STORY

10/22/2007
UCSB Professor Honored for Meritorious Service to the Social Sciences
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) has honored M. Kent Jennings, professor of political science at the University ... FULL STORY

10/22/2007
Scientists Observe Large Galaxy 'Stealing' Gas From Smaller Galaxy
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– On Earth, thieves steal everything from diamonds to art to money. In outer space, gas, or fuel for stars, is a commodity worth stealing. New observations ... FULL STORY

10/19/2007
UCSB Mathematics Professor Wins
National Science Foundation Career Award

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Carlos Garcia-Cervera, assistant professor of mathematics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been awarded a National Science Foundation ... FULL STORY

10/17/2007
Performance by John Cleese to Benefit Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UCSB
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Award-winning actor and screenwriter John Cleese brings his humor and wit to Santa Barbara early next month in a benefit for the Osher Lifelong Learning ... FULL STORY

10/16/2007
UCSB Researchers Discover The Dawn of Animal Vision
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – By peering deep into evolutionary history, scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara have discovered the origins of photosensitivity in animals. The ... FULL STORY

10/16/2007
UCSB Art Museum Receives Getty, Museums for America Grants
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – With grants from the Getty Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the art museum at the University of California, Santa Barbara is ... FULL STORY

10/16/2007
UCSB Scholars Aided Nobel Peace Prize Work
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Three members of the UC Santa Barbara community were involved in research and writing for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), ... FULL STORY

10/11/2007
UCSB Receives $3 Million Gift to Establish Endowed Chair
For Director of Planned Stem Cell Research Center

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – UC Santa Barbara has received a $3 million gift from William K. Bowes, Jr. to establish an endowed chair for the director of the campus's planned Center ... FULL STORY

10/10/2007
George J. Wittenstein Lecture Series at UCSB Honors Civic Courage
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – To commemorate and continue the legacy of civic courage demonstrated by Santa Barbara cardiologist George J. Wittenstein, a lecture series at the University ... FULL STORY

10/10/2007
UCSB Marine Geophysicist to Discuss Antarctica and Earth's Climate
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Ice began accumulating on Antarctica about 35 million years ago, and since then the continent has come to play a central role in regulating Earth's climate. ... FULL STORY

10/9/2007
UC Santa Barbara to Lead $10 Million MacArthur Foundation Program on Neuroscience and the Law
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today announced a $10 million grant to establish a new national program on the law and neuroscience that ... FULL STORY

10/4/2007
Scientists 'Weigh' Tiny Galaxy Halfway Across Universe
(Santa Barbara, California) –– A tiny galaxy, nearly halfway across the universe, the smallest in size and mass known to exist at that distance, has been identified ... FULL STORY

10/4/2007
National Expert on Diabetes Named to Legislative Task Force
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Lois Jovanovic, M.D., chief executive and chief scientific officer of the Sansum Diabetes Research Institute and an adjunct professor of biomolecular science ... FULL STORY

10/3/2007
UCSB Professor Studies Depictions of Asian American Women in Film and Theater
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – While the sexualized representations of Asian American women in Western cinema and theater tend to be denounced as necessarily demeaning or negative, it ... FULL STORY

10/3/2007
Fiesta Celebrating the Maya Forest as a Garden
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– FIESTA EL PILAR, a daylong celebration with presentations about sustainable forest gardening practices (past and present) among the Maya, will be held at ... FULL STORY

10/1/2007
National Study Finds Cell Phones More Popular than the Internet
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – For purposes of mass communication and access to information, the mobile phone may be a better resource than the Internet, according to a nationwide survey ... FULL STORY

10/1/2007
UCSB Historian to Discuss Citizen-Scientists and the Dawn of the Space Age
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – When the first Sputniks were launched 50 years ago by the former Soviet Union, thousands of teenagers, homemakers, teachers, and other science enthusiasts ... FULL STORY

9/26/2007
UCSB Fulbright Scholars to Study in Japan and Montenegro
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Two faculty members at the University of California, Santa Barbara have been awarded Fulbright fellowships to study in Japan and Montenegro during the 2007-08 ... FULL STORY

9/26/2007
Researchers Discover Forests of Endangered Tropical Kelp
Important Implications for Biodiversity, Climate Change

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A research team led by San Jose State University and the University of California, Santa Barbara has discovered forests of a species of kelp previously thought ... FULL STORY

9/25/2007
Private Support for UCSB in 2006-07 Reached $70.8 Million,
Bringing Campus's Campaign Total to More Than $430 Million

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The Campaign for UC Santa Barbara, the campus's first comprehensive private fund-raising effort, has generated more than $430 million toward a goal of $500 ... FULL STORY

9/25/2007
Economic Outlook for U.S. and California Is Topic of Oct. 3 UC Santa Barbara Program in San Fransisco
Columnist Dan Walters, Economist Bill Watkins Featured

(Santa Barbara, California) – The highly regarded economic forecasting unit at the University of California, Santa Barbara is now focusing its attention on the performance of the ... FULL STORY

9/24/2007
Conference Celebrates 100th Birthday of UCSB Professor Luis Leal
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – To celebrate the 100th birthday of Luis Leal, a distinguished professor of Chicana and Chicano studies, the University of California, Santa Barbara will ... FULL STORY

9/24/2007
National Academy of Sciences Highlights UCSB Study on Visual Attention
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – For our hunter-gatherer ancestors, wild animals generally represented either a food source or a potential danger. Detecting an animal's immediate presence ... FULL STORY

9/19/2007
Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration Receives Museums for America Grant, Other Support for its Collections
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration at the University of California, Santa Barbara has received a $30,633 grant from the Institute ... FULL STORY

9/11/2007
Writer Alejandro Morales to Receive Luis Leal Literature Award at Santa Barbara Book & Author Festival
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Alejandro Morales, a novelist and professor of Chicano/Latino studies at the University of California, Irvine, will receive this year's Luis Leal Award for ... FULL STORY

9/10/2007
Workshop and Media Panel to Examine Latest Scientific Approaches to Childhood Neurological Disorders, Including Stem Cell Research
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Childhood neurological disorders will be the focus of a new and innovative workshop to be attended by more than 40 junior as well as senior neuroscientists ... FULL STORY

8/22/2007
California High School Dropouts Cost State $46.4 Billion Annually
California's high school dropouts cost state taxpayers approximately $46.4 billion annually, according to a recent study by the California Dropout Research Project (CDRP) at the UC ... FULL STORY

8/14/2007
Major International Conference on Antarctica to Be Held at UC Santa Barbara This Month
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– More than 400 scientists from over 35 countries will come to the University of California, Santa Barbara from August 26 through 31 for an international scientific ... FULL STORY

7/31/2007
Students in UCSB Film and Media Studies Produce Videos for Harley-Davidson
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – An innovative pilot course offered through a partnership between the Harley-Davidson Motor Company and the Department of Film and Media Studies at the University ... FULL STORY

7/31/2007
UCSB Professor Studies Voting Rights Act and Election of Non-White Officials
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Despite an increase in the number of non-white officials elected in recent decades, people of color continue to be significantly underrepresented at all ... FULL STORY

7/30/2007
UC Santa Barbara Announces Winner of $10,000 Competition for New Plays About Science and Technology
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Playwright Elyse Singer has been awarded first prize in an international competition for plays about science and technology launched by the Professional ... FULL STORY

7/26/2007
Writer Alejandro Morales to Receive Luis Leal Literature Award
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Alejandro Morales, a novelist and professor of Chicano/Latino studies at the University of California, Irvine, is the recipient of this year's Luis Leal ... FULL STORY

7/23/2007
UCSB Faculty Member Wins Foundation Membership Grant
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – An assistant professor of education at the University of California, Santa Barbara, who was named one of five William T. Grant Scholars last year, has received ... FULL STORY

7/19/2007
UC Santa Barbara Scientists Clarify Molecular Basis of Interferon Action
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara have made a significant discovery relating to viral infections in humans. They studied how a certain ... FULL STORY

7/18/2007
Toxic Comedy Pictures' Documentary on Global Warming Premieres at UCSB
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A new film addressing the gap between scientific understanding of global warming and the public's perception of the issue will have its local premiere at ... FULL STORY

7/12/2007
Higher Efficiency Organic Solar Cell Created by UCSB Nobel Laureate and Research Team
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Using plastics to harvest the energy of the sun just got a significant boost in efficiency thanks to a discovery made at the Center for Polymers and Organic ... FULL STORY

7/11/2007
UCSB Researcher Examines the Effectiveness of Tailored Health Messages
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Advertisers have long understood the benefits of tailoring their messages to match the personality characteristics of their target audiences. A social psychologist ... FULL STORY

7/10/2007
UCSB Scholars Explore the Concept of Gender in Africa
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – For scholars in Africa, the concept of gender as a discursive term and an area of research within the field of African Studies is relatively new, according ... FULL STORY

7/5/2007
International Scholars at UC Santa Barbara Summer Institute Study Religious Pluralism in the United States
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Eighteen scholars from around the world have gathered at the University of California, Santa Barbara this summer to study the religious diversity of the ... FULL STORY

7/5/2007
International Communication Association Honors Four UCSB Faculty Members
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Four faculty members in the Department of Communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara have received awards from the prestigious International ... FULL STORY