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Study of Flower Color Shows Evolution in Action
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have zeroed in on the genes responsible for changing flower color, an area of research that began with Gregor Mendel's studies ... FULL STORY

UCSB's Department of Religious Studies to Offer Three New Languages
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Expanding its already extensive course offerings in Middle Eastern and South Asian languages, the UCSB Department of Religious Studies will add classes this ... FULL STORY

New Book by UCSB History Scholar Examines Wal-Mart
as a Business Model

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Wal-Mart has come a long way since 1962, when founder Sam Walton opened his first discount store in Rogers, Arkansas. With nearly 8,000 retail outlets in ... FULL STORY

Local Residents Serve as Officers of the UC Santa Barbara Foundation
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Several distinguished business and community leaders will serve as officers of the board of trustees of the UC Santa Barbara Foundation for the 2009-2010 ... FULL STORY

Record Number of Admitted Students Indicate Plans to Attend UCSB in Fall
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– The University of California, Santa Barbara experienced a very robust response to its offers of admission for fall 2009. A total of 4,871 successful applicants ... FULL STORY

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– This won't be the first time that UC Santa Barbara will host the annual UC, CSU, CCC Sustainability Conference –– UCSB has been the site for the event four ... FULL STORY

UCSB, County Fire Department to Conduct Prescribed Burn
on Lagoon Island

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– The Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration (CCBER), the UC Santa Barbara Fire Department, and the Santa Barbara County Fire Department ... FULL STORY

Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology Scholar Receives Harold J. Plous Award
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Bradley Cardinale, an assistant professor of ecology, evolution, and marine biology, has received the 2009-10 Harold J. Plous Award. One of the university's ... FULL STORY

Religious Studies Scholar Publishes Volume on Islam
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Juan E. Campo, associate professor of religious studies at UC Santa Barbara, has published the "Encyclopedia of Islam" (Facts on File, 2009). It is part ... FULL STORY

Scientists Find That Squid's Bioluminescence Comes From Eye-Related Genes
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Scientists have found that a small Hawaiian squid can hide itself by using an organ with the same genes found in its eye. Using a process called bioluminescence, ... FULL STORY

UCSB Chamber Choir Prepares for Italy Concert Tour
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– The UC Santa Barbara Chamber Choir, made up of 34 graduate and undergraduate students, will depart June 15 for a 15-day performance tour of Italy, with stops ... FULL STORY

Four UCSB Graduating Seniors Win Top Academic Awards
(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

Ph.D. Student is Named Winner of First WiSE Diversity Award at UCSB
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Juliana Bernal Ostos, a second-year Ph.D. student in UC Santa Barbara's Materials Department, has been named winner of the 2009 WiSE Diversity Award. ... FULL STORY

Top Awards Presented to Three 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 achievement, their extraordinary ... FULL STORY

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

Researchers Test Nanoparticle to Treat Cardiovascular Disease in Mice
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Scientists and engineers at UC Santa Barbara and other researchers have developed a nanoparticle that can attack plaque –– a major cause of cardiovascular ... FULL STORY

Number of UCSB Patents, Inventions Increases in 2008
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– From the atomic force microscope to light-emitting diodes, UC Santa Barbara has cemented its place as a world leader in scientific advancements and inventions. ... FULL STORY

Six UC Santa Barbara Senior Women Awarded Surprise
Cash Academic Prizes

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Six graduating women will receive cash awards totaling $51,000 from the now-defunct Santa Barbara City Club, whose members established the program 29 years ... FULL STORY

UCSB Will Graduate 4,500 Students in Eight Commencement Ceremonies
(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

Renowned Geographer Reginald Golledge Dies in Santa Barbara
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Reginald Golledge, 71, an internationally recognized scholar and professor of geography at UC Santa Barbara for more than three decades, died at home on ... FULL STORY

UCSB Researchers Describe Breakthrough in the Quantum Control of Light
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have recently demonstrated a breakthrough in the quantum control of photons, the energy quanta of light. This is a significant ... FULL STORY

2009 Economic Outlook for Santa Ynez Valley Topic of June 5th UCSB Seminar in Solvang
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– The prospects for the Santa Ynez Valley economy in the year ahead will be the topic of a special morning seminar to be presented by the UC Santa Barbara ... FULL STORY

First Confirmed Case of H1N1 Flu in Santa Barbara County
(Santa Barbara) –– The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and UC Santa Barbara health officials have reported a confirmed case of H1N1 flu in the county. The state laboratory ... FULL STORY

Scientists Find Microfossils Challenge Prevailing Views of the Effects of ‘Snowball Earth' Glaciations on Life
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– New fossil findings discovered by scientists at UC Santa Barbara challenge prevailing views about the effects of "Snowball Earth" glaciations on life, according ... FULL STORY

UCSB Restoration Project Provides Model for Future Efforts
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– When UC Santa Barbara built the Manzanita Village student housing project in 1999, the California Coastal Commission required that it mitigate the project's ... FULL STORY

UCSB Receives NSF Grant for Cloud Computing Research
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– UC Santa Barbara is one of 14 universities sharing nearly $5 million in grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to participate in the IBM/Google ... FULL STORY

Study Reveals Role of Evolutionary Processes
in Species Coexistence, Diversity

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– A team of researchers, addressing longstanding conflicts in ecology and evolutionary science, has provided key directions for the future of community ... FULL STORY

Discount Registration Deadline Approaches
for Sustainability Conference at UCSB

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– If you're hoping to attend the 2009 UC, CSU, CCC Sustainability Conference at UC Santa Barbara June 21-24, you might want to register by next Tuesday, May ... FULL STORY

UCSB Conference Commemorates 40th Anniversary of El Plan de Santa Barbara
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– In April 1969, a group of Chicano students, professors, and community activists met at UC Santa Barbara for a historic conference that would mark an important ... FULL STORY

Woodrow Wilson Foundation Fellowships Awarded
to UCSB Graduate Student

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has awarded Leandra Zarnow, a doctoral candidate in history and feminist studies at UC Santa Barbara, a ... FULL STORY

Summer Program Allows High School Students
to Conduct University Research

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Talented high school students have an opportunity to conduct cutting edge research and get a jump on their college careers through UC Santa Barbara's Research ... FULL STORY

Satellite Developed at UCSB Launched Today
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– A rocket launched today from French Guiana carried a satellite called Planck that scientists at UC Santa Barbara helped to design. The project is a collaboration ... FULL STORY

UCSB Professor Presents First Public Screening of New Film on Mothering
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– "Birthright: Mothering Across Difference," a film by Celine Parreñas Shimizu, associate professor of Asian American studies at UC Santa Barbara, will have ... FULL STORY

UCSB Scientists Document Fate of Huge Oil Slicks
From Seeps at Coal Oil Point

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Twenty years ago, the oil tanker Exxon Valdez was exiting Alaska's Prince William Sound when it struck a reef in the middle of the night. What happened next ... FULL STORY

Voters Give Obama High Marks, According to New Zogby Poll
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– In his inaugural address, Barack Obama called for "a new era of responsibility." Recently, he pointed to a "confidence gap, when it comes to the American ... FULL STORY


(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– UC Santa Barbara's San Clemente Villages graduate student housing complex has been awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold-level ... FULL STORY

Scientists Map West Coast Areas Most Affected by Humans
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Climate change, fishing, and commercial shipping top the list of threats to the ocean off the West Coast of the United States. "Every single spot of the ... FULL STORY

(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 Political Scientist Elected to National Academy of Education
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Lorraine McDonnell, professor of political science at UC Santa Barbara, has been elected to the National Academy of Education (NAEd). She is the only scholar ... FULL STORY

UCSB Conference Examines the Role of Literature and the Arts in Sustainability
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– What does it take for people in one part of the world to become so distressed by an environmental crisis thousands of miles away that they adopt that crisis ... FULL STORY

UCSB Recreation Department Announces Friday Surf & Turf Events
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Looking for a great way to end your work week with some exercise and fun? The UC Santa Barbara Recreation Department might have the solution. Starting this ... FULL STORY

Las Cumbres Observatory Lecture: Taking the Universe's Baby Picture
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– David Spergel, one of the nation's leading astrophysicists, will be this year's featured speaker in the Las Cumbres Observatory Lecture Series. Spergel will ... FULL STORY


(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– The outlook for North Santa Barbara County's economy in the coming year will be the topic of a special seminar this week in Santa Maria to be presented by ... FULL STORY

Scientists Shed Light on Inner Workings of Human Embryonic Stem Cells; Findings Expected to Help Cancer Research
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have made a significant discovery in understanding the way human embryonic stem cells function. They explain nature's way ... FULL STORY

UCSB Conference to Explore American Indigenous Languages
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– The 12th Annual Workshop on American Indigenous Languages (WAIL) will take place at UC Santa Barbara on Friday and Saturday, May 8-9. The workshop serves ... FULL STORY

UCSB Professor Emeritus Elected to National Academy of Sciences
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Stanton J. Peale, a professor emeritus renowned for his work in astrophysics at UC Santa Barbara, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Peale ... FULL STORY

Fire Is Important Part of Global Climate Change, Report Scientists
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Fire must be accounted for as an integral part of climate change, according to 22 authors of an article published in the April 24 issue of the journal Science. ... FULL STORY

Panel Discussion at UCSB to Focus on How Economic News Is Reported
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– From the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (aka the Stimulus Package), editors and reporters covering the ... FULL STORY

UCSB Historian Examines Current Economic Crisis and the New Deal
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– During the Great Depression of the 1930's, the United States struggled with the collapse of its financial system, which led to surging unemployment, great ... FULL STORY

Carl Snyder Lecture at UCSB Examines Human Psychology and the Economy
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Robert J. Shiller, the Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics at Yale University, will give the 51st Annual Carl Snyder Memorial Lecture at UC Santa Barbara ... FULL STORY

Report Calls for Ocean Zoning to Address Human Impacts on Oceans
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– A major shift in ocean policy is strongly urged by a team of scientists who are calling for comprehensive, national, ecosystem-based ocean zoning for the ... FULL STORY

UCSB Dean Named Fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Matthew Tirrell, dean of the College of Engineering at UC Santa Barbara, has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the group ... FULL STORY

Environmental Researchers at UC Santa Barbara Urge International Cooperation on Governance Issues Arising from Diminishing Arctic Sea Ice
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Environmental researchers at UC Santa Barbara have issued a rallying cry to protect Arctic resources, in an article published in the April 17 issue of the ... FULL STORY

UCSB's Carsey-Wolf Center for Film, Television, and New Media Awarded MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Innovation Grant
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today announced that the Carsey-Wolf Center for Film, Television, and New Media at UC Santa Barbara is ... FULL STORY

UCSB Collaboration Receives $6.1 Million for Diamond-based Quantum Information Processing and Communication
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– In the quest for quantum information processing, diamonds may be a physicist's best friend. According to scientists at UC Santa Barbara, diamonds could ... FULL STORY

UCSB Scholar to Create Multimedia Web Site for Ancient Arabic Poem
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– In the 10th century, the Bani Hilal Bedouin tribe migrated from the Najd region of the Arabian Peninsula to Egypt and then across North Africa to Morocco. ... FULL STORY

Middle East Studies Conference at UCSB Focuses on Central Asia
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Scholars from around the world will gather at UC Santa Barbara for a two-day conference examining issues related to Central Asia. The conference, titled ... FULL STORY

University Art Museum Presents ‘Signs of His Times,' a Gary H. Brown Collection
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Last fall, dedicated artist and avid collector Gary H. Brown lost his home in the devastating Tea Fire. Brown, a professor emeritus of art at UC Santa Barbara, ... FULL STORY

UC Santa Barbara Offers Admission to 21,557 for Fall 2009
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– The University of California, Santa Barbara has offered a place in its fall 2009 entering class to a total of 21,557 high school seniors. The prospective ... FULL STORY

UCSB Library to House Author Lou Cannon's Reagan and Rodney King Papers
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– The University Library at UC Santa Barbara has acquired the papers of presidential biographer and former White House correspondent Lou Cannon, who wrote ... FULL STORY

UCSB Communication Professor Discusses Brain's Response to Virtual Violence
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) ––Video game violence affects the human brain, and cognitive neuroscientist Rene Weber has the pictures to prove it. Weber, an assistant professor of communication ... FULL STORY

The Fragility of the World's Coral is Revealed Through a
Study of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– A new study by researchers from UC Santa Barbara's National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) sheds light on how threats to the world's ... FULL STORY

2009 Economic Outlook for Santa Barbara County Topic of April 23 UCSB Seminar at the Granada Theater
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– The prospects for Santa Barbara County's economy in the year ahead will be the topic of a special half-day seminar to be presented by the UC Santa Barbara ... FULL STORY

UCSB Historian Wins Bancroft Book Prize
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Pekka Hämäläinen, associate professor of history at UC Santa Barbara, has won the coveted Bancroft Prize for his book "The Comanche Empire" (Yale University ... FULL STORY

Futuristic Marine Science Teaching Facility to be Built on UCSB Campus
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Soon, students from Santa Barbara County and all over the state will have access to a unique, new high-tech, hands-on teaching facility for marine science, ... FULL STORY

Lectures and Events Lead Up to Dalai Lama's Visit to UCSB
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– A series of lectures and events sponsored by UC Santa Barbara will take place on campus and in downtown Santa Barbara in anticipation of the Dalai Lama's ... FULL STORY

Composer Dan Wheetman to Explore Music and the Mind at UCSB Events
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Music and the mind will be the focus of three free public events presented by the SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind at UC Santa Barbara next month. ... FULL STORY

UCSB Conference Explores Social, Cultural Aspects of Language in California
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Scholars from across the country will gather at UC Santa Barbara for an interdisciplinary conference that examines language as a central component of California ... FULL STORY

Exhibition of the ‘Sacred Art of Tibet' Opens April 1 at the UCSB Art Museum
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– In conjunction with the fourth visit to UC Santa Barbara by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, the University Art Museum will present an exclusive exhibition ... FULL STORY

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

Geographer Reginald Golledge Receives UCSB Faculty's Top Honor
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– The faculty of UC Santa Barbara has bestowed its highest honor on Reginald Golledge, a professor of geography at UCSB and director of the campus's Research ... FULL STORY

El Colegio Road Improvement Project Enters Final Phase
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Starting this Thursday, March 19, at 7 a.m., traffic control changes will begin as part of the second and final phase of the El Colegio Road Improvements ... FULL STORY

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Can California's economy get any worse? That will be the topic of a special program to be presented in Sacramento on March 18 by the UC Santa Barbara Economic ... FULL STORY

UCSB Scientist Wins Top Honor in Seismology
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Ralph J. Archuleta, a professor of earth science at UC Santa Barbara, has been named the recipient of the Seismological Society of America's (SSA) top honor. ... FULL STORY

UCSB Geographer Discusses Impacts of Growth on the South Coast
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– In 2004, the Santa Barbara Economic Community Project released a study outlining the impact of growth on the South Coast. Titled the Regional Impacts of ... FULL STORY

UCSB Appoints Three Leading Scholars to Cluster of Endowed Chairs in Global Studies
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– As part of a major new initiative to build on its strengths in global studies, the College of Letters and Science at UC Santa Barbara has appointed three ... FULL STORY

UCSB Professor Wins National Chemistry Award
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Jacob Israelachvili, professor of chemical engineering at UC Santa Barbara, is the 2009 recipient of the American Chemical Society's Award in Colloid and ... FULL STORY

UCSB Stem Cell Researchers Applaud Obama's Action
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Stem cell researchers at UC Santa Barbara were pleased this morning after President Obama lifted the ban on federal funds for embryonic stem cell research. "President ... FULL STORY

Marine Protected Areas Get a Boost from New UCSB Web-Based Program
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– This is what can happen when marine life and geospatial scientists collide: You get a smart, easy-to-use Web-based program that one day soon might help protect ... FULL STORY

UCSB Sociologist Named Outstanding Latina Faculty in Higher Education, Elected President of Scholarly Association
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) ––Denise Segura, a professor of sociology at UC Santa Barbara, has received the Outstanding Latina Faculty in Higher Education award from the American Association ... FULL STORY

UCSB Physicist to Give Plous Lecture on Dark Matter and Black Holes
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– On the largest scales accessible to observation, the universe appears to match the current cosmological model, which is dominated by dark matter and dark ... FULL STORY

Two UCSB Scientists Awarded Leopold Leadership Fellowships
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Two UC Santa Barbara scientists have been awarded Leopold Leadership Fellowships, a prestigious North American program that is focused on communicating scientific ... FULL STORY

UCSB Announces New Protection Measures for Snowy Plover
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– In an effort to provide additional protection for the snowy plover, a threatened shore bird, UC Santa Barbara has announced new measures for monitoring one ... FULL STORY

UCSB Professor Receives International Award
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Michael T. Bowers, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UC Santa Barbara and an innovator in mapping the three-dimensional shape of biological molecules, ... FULL STORY

UCSB's American Presidency Project Compares Obama With Other Commanders in Chief
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– With 16 executive orders and 11 memoranda issued to the executive branch in his first 30 days in office, President Barack Obama leads all of his predecessors ... FULL STORY

UCSB Physics Major Receives Prestigious Winston Churchill Scholarship
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– UC Santa Barbara senior Tobias Mansuripur, a physics major in the College of Creative Studies, is one of 14 science and engineering students in the nation ... FULL STORY

Olympic Champion Todd Rogers to Speak at UCSB's Recreation Center
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Todd Rogers, who won the gold medal in the two-man volleyball competition at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, will speak at UC Santa Barbara on Friday, February ... FULL STORY

UCSB Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Awarded Sloan Fellowship
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Thuc Quyen Nguyen, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UC Santa Barbara, has won a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred ... FULL STORY

UCSB Recognized for Community Service, Student Volunteering
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– UC Santa Barbara has been named to the 2008 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This marks the second consecutive year that UCSB has ... FULL STORY

UCSB Historian to Discuss Stone Architecture in Santa Barbara
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– In the 1870's, as Santa Barbara was evolving into the vibrant city it is today, people sought a symbol that would express both permanence and an extraordinary ... FULL STORY

UCSB Historians Receive Book Awards From College Art Association and American Historical Association
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Anthony Barbieri-Low, an assistant professor of history at UC Santa Barbara, has received the prestigious Charles Rufus Morey Book Award from the College ... FULL STORY

UCSB Art Historian Publishes Monograph on African Artist Ben Enwonwu
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– During the period from 1950 to 1965, Ben Enwonwu was the most famous artist of African ancestry anywhere in the world. He produced a sculpture of Queen Elizabeth ... FULL STORY

UCSB Professor Named Fellow of International Scientific Society
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– David Siegel, professor of geography at UC Santa Barbara, and the director of UCSB's Institute for Computational Earth System Science, has been elected a ... FULL STORY

Political Analyst Jeff Greenfield to Speak at UCSB Conference on Media Coverage of the 2008 Presidential Election
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– The effects of traditional and digital media in portraying race and humor in media coverage of the 2008 presidential election will be the focus of UC Santa ... FULL STORY

Lecture and Demonstrations on a ‘Journey to the Heart of the Electromagnetic Spectrum' to Be Held at UCSB
(Santa Barbara, Calif.)–– Would you like to know how doctors might one day be able to see through bandages? To learn about this and many other technological breakthroughs, you should ... FULL STORY

Actor, Choreographer Bill Irwin to Give a Public Lecture/Demonstration at UCSB
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Film, television, and stage actor Bill Irwin will give a public lecture and demonstration at UC Santa Barbara on Wednesday, February 18 in Hatlen Theatre. ... FULL STORY

Public Review Reopens for UCSB Long Range Plan
With Community Workshop Set for March 12

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– The public has another opportunity to comment on portions of the draft environmental impact report (DEIR) for UC Santa Barbara's Long Range Development Plan ... FULL STORY

Noted Anthropologist Phillip L. Walker, UCSB Professor, Dies at 61
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Phillip L. Walker, 61, a leading scholar in the field of physical anthropology and bio-archaeology and a UC Santa Barbara professor of anthropology for more ... FULL STORY

UCSB Affiliates Present Visual Tour of Campus's Map and Imagery Laboratory
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– With its vast collection of maps and globes, millions of aerial photographs and satellite images, and files of digital geospatial data, the Map and Imagery ... FULL STORY

UCSB Fisheries Paper Chosen as Best Research of 2008 by Nature
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Nature, one of the most prestigious scientific journals in the world, has chosen a paper co-authored by two UC Santa Barbara scientists as its top research ... FULL STORY

UCSB Scientists Make Headway in Understanding Alzheimer's Disease
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have discovered that a protein called BAG2 is important for understanding Alzheimer's disease and may open up new targets ... FULL STORY

UCSB Financial Aid Office Creates Online Tutorial for Federal Student Aid Form
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– The Office of Financial Aid at UC Santa Barbara has created an online tutorial to assist current and prospective students in completing the Free Application ... FULL STORY

Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist at UCSB to Discuss Low Cost, Plastic Solar Cells
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– No one questions the seriousness of the world's energy crisis, or the fact that solar cells, which harness power from the sun, can be an integral part of ... FULL STORY

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– The prospects for Ventura County's economy in the year ahead will be the topic of two upcoming special half-day seminars to be presented by the Economic ... FULL STORY

UCSB Researchers Share $2.1 Million Science Bridges Grant
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Five UC Santa Barbara professors will share a $2.1 million grant with scientists from University of Cambridge as part of Science Bridges, a project announced ... FULL STORY

New Version of Google Earth Features California's Marine Protected Areas –– As Part of Large International Effort to Inform a Global Audience
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– You don't have to get wet, or seasick, to find out what is going on in Marine Protected Areas worldwide. Just tune in through your computer. This morning ... FULL STORY

UCSB Receives Grant for Training Program in Stem Cell Biology and Engineering
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– UC Santa Barbara has received a $1.2 million training grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to continue an interdisciplinary ... FULL STORY

UCSB Capps Center Lecture Series Presents Progressive Religious Voices
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– The Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion, and Public Life at UC Santa Barbara is presenting a series of free public lectures that address ... FULL STORY

UCSB Launches Pilot Composting Program
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– If UC Santa Barbara has its way, one day soon everything organic that comes to the campus will stay on the campus. Food, paper, grass clippings, plastic, ... FULL STORY

UCSB Psychologist Explores the Evolutionary Origins of Anger
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Aggression results from an anger mechanism designed to negotiate conflicts. Evidence suggests that human anger works much like animal aggression and has ... FULL STORY


UC Santa Barbara Receives 54,758 Applications From Prospective Freshmen and Transfer Students

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– The University of California, Santa Barbara has received 54,758 applications for undergraduate admission to the campus for fall 2009. The overall total ... FULL STORY

UCSB Conference Focuses on Issues of Food Sustainability and Security
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– With international conflicts over hunger, food prices, and genetic engineering, the matter of food has become central to both environmental and economic ... FULL STORY

Proposed Ocean Road Housing Project at UCSB Will Await Approval of Long-Range Development Plan
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– UC Santa Barbara officials have announced that a campus proposal to develop housing for faculty, staff, and graduate students along the Ocean Road corridor ... FULL STORY

Foundation to Support UCSB's Research on Disease of the Retina
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have received a $240,000 grant from the Macula Vision Research Foundation of Pennsylvania to study central serous chorioretinopathy ... FULL STORY

UCSB Guest Lecturer Discusses Housing Prices and the Economy
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Morris A. Davis, an expert on housing markets and land prices in the United States, will give a public lecture on the current housing and credit crisis, ... FULL STORY

UCSB Films Premiere at Santa Barbara International Film Festival
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Two films with connections to UC Santa Barbara will premiere later this month at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. They are "Poto Mitan: Haitian ... FULL STORY

UCSB History Associates Recall 1969 Oil Spill and Subsequent Offshore Drilling
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Forty years ago this month, an estimated 80,000 to 100,000 barrels of crude oil spilled into the Santa Barbara Channel from Union Oil's Platform A six miles ... FULL STORY

Steven Pinker, a Renowned Scientist of the Mind, to Lecture on the History of Violence at UCSB's SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– The SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind at UC Santa Barbara will present renowned Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker in a free public lecture on the "History ... FULL STORY

UCSB Earns Top 25 Ranking in Peace Corps List
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– UC Santa Barbara has received the No. 18 ranking in the annual list of colleges and universities that produced the most Peace Corps volunteers in 2008. UCSB ... FULL STORY

UCSB Goes for the Green in RecycleMania Contest
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Forget about the BCS, and the debate over who should be the NCAA football champion. For UC Santa Barbara's sustainability team, winning the RecycleMania ... FULL STORY

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – UC Santa Barbara has been awarded a $300,000 grant by the U.S. Department of Education in support of its program to prevent high-risk drinking among college ... FULL STORY

Astronomers Discover New Radio Signal Using Large Balloon
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– A team of NASA-funded scientists, including two from UC Santa Barbara, have discovered cosmic radio noise that they find completely unexpected and exciting. ... FULL STORY

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– The UC Santa Barbara Library has chosen "Ethics for the New Millennium" by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama as this year's book selection for the UCSB Reads ... FULL STORY

UCSB Mathematics Professor Awarded Cole Prize
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– James McKernan, professor of mathematics at UC Santa Barbara, and Christopher Hacon of the University of Utah have been named winners of the 2009 American ... FULL STORY

UCSB Conference Examines Conflicts Between Conservatives and Organized Labor
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Hostility to trade unionism on the part of American conservatives has been a feature of this country's political landscape for decades. That animosity will ... FULL STORY

Luce Foundation Grant to UCSB Will Advance Understanding of Religion's Impact on Global Humanitarian and Human Rights Efforts
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– The Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies at UC Santa Barbara has been awarded a $400,000 grant by the Henry Luce Foundation to launch a new ... FULL STORY

UCSB Scholar Examines Television and the World Market
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Media experts have noted that the series "I Love Lucy," which debuted on American television in 1951, is broadcast somewhere in the world 24 hours a day, ... FULL STORY

UCSB Scientists Show How Certain Vegetables Combat Cancer
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Women should go for the broccoli when the relish tray comes around during holiday celebrations this season. While it has been known for some ... FULL STORY

Six UCSB Faculty Members Named AAAS Fellows
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Six 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

National Communication Association Recognizes Five UCSB Faculty Members
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– The National Communication Association has presented awards to five faculty members in the Department of Communication at UC Santa Barbara. The recipients ... FULL STORY

UCSB Political Scientist Examines Urban Protest in Mexico and Brazil
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– When Kathleen Bruhn, a professor of political science at UC Santa Barbara, began her study of urban protest in Mexico and Brazil, she had a pretty good idea ... FULL STORY

UCSB Receives Grant for Stem Cell Research Tools
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– More than half a million dollars will be granted to UC Santa Barbara for tools and technologies to develop new treatments for diseases that can be helped ... FULL STORY

$1.4 Million Awarded to Six New Research Projects by California Sea Grant
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Four UC Santa Barbara scientists and their projects are among six marine research projects that will receive $1.4 million in grants from California Sea Grant, ... FULL STORY

UCSB Scholar Traces the History of International Political Economy
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– The field of international political economy gained prominence in the 1970's, when the Arab oil embargo and other crises ended the post- World War II era ... FULL STORY

People in the U.S. and the U.K. Show Strong Similarities in their Attitudes Toward Nanotechnologies, According to a New Study
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– The results of a new U.S.–U.K. study published in this week's journal Nature Nanotechnology show that ordinary people in both countries hold very positive ... FULL STORY

Chinese Cultural Scholar at UCSB Publishes New Book, Receives NEA Grant to Translate Another
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– When Michael Berry landed in China as an education abroad student during his sophomore year of college, he didn't speak a word of Chinese. Now an associate ... FULL STORY

Fisheries Stock Assessment Software Now Publicly Accessible
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– The most widely used software package for the development of state-of-the-art fisheries stock assessment methods, AD Model Builder, or ADMB, can now be downloaded ... FULL STORY

Library of Congress Names UCSB Visionary a ‘Pioneer of Digital Preservation'
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – On Nov. 3, election night, almost every television news station and Web news site displayed an interactive map of the United States with real-time voting ... FULL STORY

UCSB's Kavli Institute Makes Pioneering Physics Accessible to High School Educators
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Award-winning classroom science presentations produced by outstanding teachers and selected by one of the country's pre-eminent physics research centers ... FULL STORY

UCSB Black Studies Scholar Receives Award From Haitian Studies Association
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Claudine Michel, professor of black studies at UC Santa Barbara and director of the campus's Center for Black Studies Research, has received the Haitian ... FULL STORY

UCSB Anthropologists Publish New Books
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Three UC Santa Barbara anthropologists have published new books, each of which examines some aspect of how political and economic changes impact identity ... FULL STORY

UCSB Town Forum Examines Henry David Thoreau as Writer and Scientist
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– As Henry David Thoreau walked the woods and fields of Concord, Mass., in the 1850's, he paid special attention to the events that marked the change of seasons. ... FULL STORY

UCSB University Art Museum to Make Architectural Plans Available to Owners of Homes Destroyed by the Tea Fire
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – In the aftermath of the Tea Fire, which destroyed over 200 homes in Montecito and Santa Barbara, UCSB's University Art Museum will open the archives of its ... FULL STORY

Gene Sequencing Instrument Facilitates New Research at UCSB;
Program Will Include Study of Human Embryonic Stem Cells

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Thanks to a new piece of equipment priced at over a half million dollars, UC Santa Barbara has moved into the forefront of cutting-edge genetic research. ... FULL STORY

Panel Discussion Introduces UCSB Capps Center's New Internship and Public Service Program
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– The Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Religion, Ethics, and Public Life at UC Santa Barbara has joined with Santa Barbara's Nonprofit Support Center ... FULL STORY

One Class, Two Universities: Internet Video Links Students at UCSB, Jackson State
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– When Guillermo Bazan asks students in his Organic Semiconductors Structures and Applications class at UC Santa Barbara a question, he usually gets an answer ... FULL STORY

Video Produced for UCSB Psychology Class to Air on UCTV
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– When UC Santa Barbara graduate Scott Norris gave psychology professor David Sherman a firsthand account of living with brain cancer, Sherman invited the ... FULL STORY

Cancer Researcher Receives $3.8 Million Award from Department of Defense
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– A $3.8 million Innovator Award, from the Department of Defense, is being granted over five years to an internationally renowned cancer researcher at the ... FULL STORY

(Santa Barbara, Calif.)–– His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama will make a historic fourth visit to the University of California, Santa Barbara, in April 2009 for two public lectures. ... FULL STORY

UCSB Conferences to Focus on Student-Driven Change on Campus and Around the World in 1968
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– 1968 was a landmark year. It saw the assassinations of Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., the Tet Offensive in Vietnam, and Lyndon Johnson's ... FULL STORY

UCSB's Gevirtz School Given $500,000 Kresge Challenge Grant for New Facility
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The Kresge Foundation has awarded a $500,000 challenge grant to the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education (GGSE) at UC Santa Barbara to help complete construction ... FULL STORY

UCSB Completes $22 Million Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– When David McHale arrived at UC Santa Barbara in 2001, he was faced with an electrical engineer's ultimate challenge. How do you provide reliable electricity ... FULL STORY

Sunlight Has More Powerful Influence on Ocean Circulation and Climate Than Do North American Ice Sheets, Say Scientists
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– A study reported in today's issue of Nature disputes a longstanding picture of how ice sheets influence ocean circulation during glacial periods. The distribution ... FULL STORY

UCSB Historian Explores How Comanche Empire Shaped United States History
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– During the high tide of imperial struggles in North America in the 18th and 19th centuries, an indigenous empire built by the Comanche Indians rose to dominate ... FULL STORY

UCSB Custodians Win Green Cleaning Award
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Custodians at UC Santa Barbara will receive the prestigious Grand Award for their green cleaning practices as part of a contest sponsored by American School ... FULL STORY

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A memorial service to honor Mary Low Cheadle, the widow of former UC Santa Barbara Chancellor Vernon I. Cheadle, will be held Thursday, Nov. 6, at 4 p.m. ... FULL STORY

Studies of Small Water Fleas Help Ecologists Understand Population Dynamics
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– A study of populations of tiny water fleas is helping ecologists to understand population dynamics, which may lead to predictions about the ecological consequences ... FULL STORY

University Art Museum Receives Getty Foundation Grant for Special Exhibition
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– The University Art Museum at UC Santa Barbara has received a $140,000 grant from the Getty Foundation to support the research and planning of a scholarly ... FULL STORY

Study Confirms Amphibians' Ability to Predict Changes in Biodiversity
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Biologists have long suspected that amphibians, whose moist, permeable skins make them susceptible to slight changes in the environment, might be good bellwethers ... FULL STORY

Linus Pauling Medal Goes to UCSB Chemistry Professor
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Thomas C. Bruice, professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been awarded the 2008 Linus ... FULL STORY

UCSB Scientists and Humanists Discuss the Origins of the Universe
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– The debate on the role of religion and science in public life –– and on the boundaries between them –– has become distinctly relevant in political as well ... FULL STORY

New UCSB Faculty Member Receives Subaru's ‘Outstanding Woman in Science' Award from the Geological Society of America
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– New faculty member Lorraine Lisiecki, in the Department of Earth Science at UC Santa Barbara, recently received the Subaru Outstanding Woman in Science Award ... FULL STORY

UCSB Study Finds Physical Strength, Fighting Ability Revealed in Human Faces
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– For our ancestors, misjudging the physical strength of a would-be opponent might have resulted in painful –– and potentially deadly –– defeat. Now, a study ... FULL STORY

UCSB Researchers Develop Cross-Protective Vaccine
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Doctors have always hoped that scientists might one day create a vaccination that would treat a broad spectrum of maladies. They could only imagine that ... FULL STORY

Current Mass Extinction Spurs Major Study of Which Plants to Save
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– The Earth is in the midst of the sixth mass extinction of both plants and animals, with nearly 50 percent of all species disappearing, scientists say. Because ... FULL STORY

UCSB Fulbright Scholars to Study in Spain and Germany
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Two UC Santa Barbara faculty members have received Fulbright fellowships to study in Europe during the 2008-09 academic year. In addition, the Fulbright Scholar ... FULL STORY

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

Packard Fellowship Awarded to UCSB Chemist
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Songi Han, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been awarded a prestigious ... FULL STORY

Scientists Propose the Creation of a New Type of Seed Bank, Will Help Understanding of Evolution and Climate Change
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– While an international seed bank in a Norwegian island has been gathering news about its agricultural collection, a group of U.S. scientists has just published ... FULL STORY

Veeco Instruments Establishes Endowed Chair in Engineering Sciences

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Veeco Instruments Inc. has established an endowed chair at UC Santa Barbara that will support the teaching and research of a pioneering scholar in engineering ... FULL STORY

Agreement Between UCSB and Guatemala Paves the Way for Archaeological Peace Park
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Three dignitaries from Guatemala will travel to Santa Barbara later this month to join UC Santa Barbara in signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that ... FULL STORY

Four UC Santa Barbara Historians Publish New Books
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Four UC Santa Barbara historians have published new books on topics that range from the titillating "flash" newspapers of the 1840's to how memories of the ... FULL STORY

Study Reveals an Oily Diet for Subsurface Life
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) ––Thousands of feet below the bottom of the sea, off the shores of Santa Barbara, single-celled organisms are busy feasting on oil. Until now, nobody knew ... FULL STORY

New Nanoscale Process Created by UCSB Scientists Will Help Computers Run Faster and More Efficiently
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Smaller. Faster. More efficient. These are the qualities that drive science and industry to create new nanoscale structures that will help to speed up computers. Scientists ... FULL STORY

UCSB Grad Lands Prestigious National Fellowship
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– A University of California, Santa Barbara graduate will contribute to national science policy as part of a prestigious fellowship program. Heather Evans, ... FULL STORY

ConvEne Program to Help UCSB Students Address Energy Challenges
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A new program funded by the National Science Foundation means UC Santa Barbara is now able to offer graduate students deep and broad experience in solving ... FULL STORY

UCSB Study Will Examine Changing Role of Progressive Religions in Public Life
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Wade Clark Roof, the J. F. Rowny professor of religion and society at UC Santa Barbara, has been awarded a $300,000 grant by the Ford Foundation to reassess ... FULL STORY

UCSB Researchers Part of $24 Million Center to Study Environmental Risks of Nanoparticles
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – UC Santa Barbara faculty members will join colleagues from other universities within the UC system in playing key roles in a five-year, $24 million nanotechnology ... FULL STORY

UCSB Establishes Graduate Program in Feminist Studies
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –The University of California has approved a proposal by UC Santa Barbara to establish a graduate program in feminist studies that offers Master of Arts and ... FULL STORY

New Study by UCSB, Hawaii Scientists Offers Solution to Global Fisheries Collapse
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A study published in the September 19 issue of Science shows that an innovative yet contentious fisheries management strategy called "catch shares" can reverse ... FULL STORY

UCSB's LabRATS Win National Award
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – For Allen Doyle and the rest of the LabRATS, a profile that ran in the prestigious journal Science last year was the greatest tribute of all to their hard ... FULL STORY

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Alumni and friends of UC Santa Barbara have once again demonstrated their strong commitment to the future excellence of the campus by contributing a record ... FULL STORY

A Sustainability Blitz at UC Santa Barbara
UC Santa Barbara's commitment to sustainability is getting a boost of energy as the 2008-09 academic year begins. Close to 5,000 students are expected to attend next week's New ... FULL STORY

UC Santa Barbara Has Key Role in Large Hadron Collider Project
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Earlier today, some 300 feet below the Earth's surface, in a circular tunnel so extensive that it travels from Switzerland into France and back again, scientists ... FULL STORY

UCSB's External Research Funding Shatters Record
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Research support from external sources broke all previous records at UC Santa Barbara during the last fiscal year. A total of $194 million was received from ... FULL STORY

Author and Poet Pat Mora to Receive Luis Leal Literature Award
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Poet and author Pat Mora will receive the 2008 Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature at the Santa Barbara Book & Author Festival on ... FULL STORY

UCSB Chemist and Spouse Endow a Professorship in Materials with $1 M Gift
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – UC Santa Barbara has received a $1 million gift from UCSB organic chemist Fred Wudl and his wife, Linda, to endow a professorship in materials science in ... FULL STORY

Researchers Show Fear of Predators Impacts the Health of Prey Populations
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Wolf spiders scare the daylights out of grasshoppers. So much so that grasshoppers will starve to death rather than come out of hiding to forage and feed ... FULL STORY

Collision of Galaxy Clusters Captured by Astronomers
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Two UC Santa Barbara astronomers are part of a team that has made a stunning discovery using the Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory, it ... FULL STORY

Study of Islands Reveals Surprising Extinction Results
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – It's no secret that humans are having a huge impact on the life cycles of plants and animals. UC Santa Barbara's Steven D. Gaines and fellow researcher Dov ... FULL STORY

U.S. News Ranks UC Santa Barbara Among Country's Best Universities
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – U.S. News & World Report has ranked UC Santa Barbara number 12 in its annual listing of the "Top 50 Public National Universities" in the country and number ... FULL STORY

Researchers Assess Extinction Risks Among Mammal Species
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – By studying the origins and evolutionary histories of existing mammal species, an international team of scientists, including T. Jonathan Davies of UC Santa ... FULL STORY

UC Santa Barbara Professor Awarded Prestigious 2008 Dirac Medal
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Joseph Polchinski, a professor of physics and a permanent member of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at UC Santa Barbara, has been awarded the ... FULL STORY

UCSB Professor Honored by California Reserve Peace Officers Association
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Howard Giles, a professor of communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a reserve officer with the Santa Barbara Police Department, ... FULL STORY

NASA Astronaut to Answer Live Questions Aboard International Space Station
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – NASA astronaut Gregory Chamitoff, the flight engineer and science officer currently aboard the International Space Station, will participate in a long-distance ... FULL STORY

Melvyn Semmel of Gevirtz Graduate School of Education At UCSB Is Awarded Distinguished Emeriti Professorship
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Melvyn Semmel of UC Santa Barbara's Gevirtz Graduate School of Education has been awarded the prestigious Edward A. Dickson Emeriti Professorship for 2008-09. ... FULL STORY

UCSB Emeritus Professor Examines the Effects of Climate Change on Civilizations
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Global warming is currently one the world's most pressing issues, but the phenomenon of climate change is not specific to the 21st century. A new book by ... FULL STORY

Four Arrested for Hunting Violations at Sedgwick Reserve
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Serving notice that they intend to enforce a strict ban on hunting at the Sedgwick Reserve, UC Santa Barbara police officers arrested four men for violating ... FULL STORY

UCSB Chemistry Professor Receives Top Military Award for Life-Saving Gauze
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – UC Santa Barbara Chemistry Professor Galen Stucky has been honored for his role in the development of a blood-clotting gauze that is helping save soldiers ... FULL STORY

A Snapshot of Urban History at the Turn of the 21st Century
UCSB Receives Collection of Aerial Photography Valued at $14.3 Million From Pacific Western Aerial Surveys of Santa Barbara

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – More than 370,000 aerial images – a pictorial odyssey spanning 65 major metropolitan areas in the United States at the turn of the 21st Century – has been ... FULL STORY

Local Students Receive UCSB Chancellor's Scholarships
Twenty-six 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 Scholars. The ... FULL STORY

UCSB Oceanographer Awarded Prestigious Naval Oceanographic Sciences Chair
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – UC Santa Barbara oceanographer Tommy Dickey is one of two leading scientists nationwide to be awarded a prestigious Secretary of the Navy and Chief of Naval ... FULL STORY

Study Links Warming of Indian Ocean to Decreased Rainfall in Africa
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A study led by a team of geographers from the University of California, Santa Barbara, suggests that warming of the Indian Ocean –– a direct result of climate ... FULL STORY

UCSB Researchers Make Milestone Discovery in Quantum Mechanics
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have recently reached what they are calling a milestone in experimental quantum mechanics. In a paper published in the July ... FULL STORY

UCSB Physicist and Spouse Establish Endowed Chair Experimental Physics
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – UC Santa Barbara has received a $500,000 gift from UCSB Physics Professor Guenter Ahlers and his wife, June, to establish an endowed chair in experimental ... FULL STORY

UCSB Editor-in-Chief Receives Thoreau Society Medal
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –Elizabeth Witherell, editor-in-chief of The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau, has received the Thoreau Society Medal in recognition of "significant and sustained ... FULL STORY

UC Santa Barbara Chemist Goes Nano with CoQ10
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – If Bruce Lipshutz has his way, you may soon be buying bottles of water brimming with the life-sustaining coenzyme CoQ10 at your local ... FULL STORY

Area Students Receive UCSB Regents' Scholarships
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Thirty-five high school graduates and college transfer students from California, Colorado, and New Mexico will enter UC Santa Barbara this fall as Regents ... FULL STORY

Study Shows Parasites Outweigh Predators
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – In a study of free-living and parasitic species in three estuaries on the Pacific coast of California and Baja California, a team of researchers from the ... FULL STORY

Polarizing Filter Allows Astronomers to See Disks Surrounding Black Holes
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – For the first time, a team of international researchers has found a way to view the accretion disks surrounding black holes and verify that their true electromagnetic ... FULL STORY

UCSB Communication Scholars Receive Award for Outstanding Article
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –Michael Stohl, chair and professor of communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Cynthia Stohl, also a professor of communication at ... FULL STORY

UCSB Researcher Leads Worldwide Study on Marine Fossil Diversity
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) - It took a decade of painstaking study, the cooperation of hundreds of researchers, and a database of more than 200,000 fossil records, but John Alroy thinks ... FULL STORY

UCSB Statement About the Death of Mary Low Cheadle, Spouse of UCSB's Second Chancellor, the Late Vernon I. Cheadle
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Mary Low Cheadle, first lady of UC Santa Barbara when her late husband, Vernon I. Cheadle, was chancellor, died on June 30 in Louisville, Kentucky, after ... FULL STORY