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News Release Archives

02-03

6/27/2003
UCSB Book Describes Effects of Internet on American Democracy
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – An engaged citizenry is crucial to the success of a democratic society. And throughout history, revolutions in communications technology, such as development ... FULL STORY

6/27/2003
Foreign Scholars Attend UC Santa Barbara Summer Institute to Learn About Religious Diversity in the United States
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – American studies scholars from around the world are at UC Santa Barbara this summer studying the religious diversity of the United States and finding out ... FULL STORY

6/26/2003
Director Appointed to Neuroscience Research Institute at UCSB
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Stuart Feinstein has been appointed director of the Neuroscience Research Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara. "Dr. Feinstein is an ... FULL STORY

6/24/2003
People's Republic of China Gives Rare Collection to UCSB Library
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The People's Republic of China has donated a major Chinese studies collection to Davidson Library at UC Santa Barbara. Called "Siku Weishoushu Jikan," the ... FULL STORY

6/17/2003
UCSB Joins Santa Barbara Book & Author Festival in Creating Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The University of California, Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara Book & Author Festival have created what they believe to be the nation's first writing prize ... FULL STORY

6/11/2003
Grad Students Receive Award for Undergraduate Mentoring
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Two UC Santa Barbara doctoral students have been selected to receive the first annual Fiona Goodchild Award for Excellence as a Graduate Student Mentor of ... FULL STORY

6/11/2003
UCSB Offers Students Summer Session Bargains at Off-Campus Classrooms in Santa Maria, Ventura, and San Fernando Valley
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Students wishing to continue to work on their college degrees while home for the summer can take advantage of special reduced prices if they live close to ... FULL STORY

6/10/2003
UCSB Chemist Receives Chancellor's Award for Mentoring
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Samir Mitragotri, assistant professor of chemical engineering at UC Santa Barbara, will receive this year's Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate ... FULL STORY

6/9/2003
UCSB Postdoctoral Researcher Wins Fellowship
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Tina M. Trnka, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has won a fellowship awarded by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research ... FULL STORY

6/9/2003
Graduating UCSB Seniors Receive Top Awards
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Three graduating UC Santa Barbara seniors will receive the university's top three awards for their academic achievements, their service to the campus, and ... FULL STORY

6/9/2003
Six Surprised UCSB Graduates To Receive Cash Gifts
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Six graduating women will share an unrestricted cash award of $56,500, an unexpected gift from the now-defunct Santa Barbara City Club whose members sought ... FULL STORY

6/6/2003
Sunnyvale Scholar Wins UC Santa Barbara Research Award
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Shine Ling, a graduating senior in the College of Creative Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been named winner of UCSB's prestigious ... FULL STORY

6/5/2003
Powerful Nutritional Supplement Synthesized in Lab at UCSB
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– One of the hottest nutritional supplements, currently manufactured by fermentation only in Japan, may eventually be synthesized in the United States thanks ... FULL STORY

6/4/2003
A UC Santa Barbara Tradition
Seven Commencement Ceremonies Recognize Each Student

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Approximately 4700 students will graduate from UC Santa Barbara in seven official ceremonies on June 8, 14, and 15. As is traditional at UC Santa Barbara, ... FULL STORY

5/27/2003
Creative Studies to Graduate Largest Class Ever
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The College of Creative Studies (CCS) at UC Santa Barbara will hold commencement exercises for its record largest class of 90 seniors Sunday, June 8 at 11 ... FULL STORY

5/27/2003
Materials Society Honors UCSB Associate Professor
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Tim Deming, associate professor of materials and chemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara, received an Outstanding Young Investigator Award ... FULL STORY

5/27/2003
Santa Barbara, Ventura County Partner Schools to Attend UCSB-Led 'Raising Student Achievement' Conference in Camarillo
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – As a group, students from economically disadvantaged families and students of color traditionally have struggled to reach levels of academic success achieved ... FULL STORY

5/20/2003
Endowed Chair in Taiwan Studies Established at UC Santa Barbara
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – An endowed chair in Taiwan studies has been established at the University of California, Santa Barbara with a $500,000 gift from a number of individual donors ... FULL STORY

5/20/2003
4 UCSB Graduate Students Collaborate on Multiracial Studies Book
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Four graduate students at the University of California, Santa Barbara have collaborated on a newly published book in multiracial studies titled "Crossing ... FULL STORY

5/20/2003
Chula Vista Student Wins First UCSB Emeriti Research Contest
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Jodell Linder, a junior student in the College of Creative Studies, has been named winner of the first University of California, Santa Barbara Emeriti Association ... FULL STORY

5/16/2003
Inaugural Black Feminist Studies Lecture to be Held at UCSB
(Santa Barbara, Califl) – Akasha Gloria Hull, professor emerita of women's studies and literature at UC Santa Cruz and currently a visiting professor in the Department of Black Studies ... FULL STORY

5/16/2003
UCSB Emeritus Professor and Computer Innovator Dies
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Glen J. Culler, professor emeritus of electrical engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and an important early innovator in the ... FULL STORY

5/13/2003
UCSB To Be a Pioneer in Systems Biology —
Novel Gift from Professor and Spouse will Build Centers of Excellence Across the Disciplines

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – UC Santa Barbara is poised to become a world leader in the emerging field of systems biology as a result of an innovative philanthropic gift that will provide ... FULL STORY

5/12/2003
UCSB Administrator Named to California Humanities Council
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Maria Herrera-Sobek, acting associate vice chancellor for academic personnel at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has accepted a three-year appointment ... FULL STORY

5/9/2003
Scientists at UCSB Link Brain Plaques in Alzheimer's Disease to Eye Disease
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Scientists at the Center for the Study of Macular Degeneration at the Neuroscience Research Institute of the University of California, Santa Barbara have ... FULL STORY

5/9/2003
Economic Outlook for North Santa Barbara County Topic of May 15 UCSB Seminar
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The Economic Forecast Project at the University of California, Santa Barbara will present its annual seminar on the outlook for North Santa Barbara County's ... FULL STORY

5/8/2003
UCSB Lecture to Discuss Authority Given Science and Religion
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Both science and religion are accepted as credible sources of knowledge about the world in which we live. Some accept one over the other; many accept each ... FULL STORY

5/7/2003
UCSB Physicist Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Matthew P.A. Fisher, professor of physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and permanent member of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics ... FULL STORY

5/6/2003
UCSB Lectures Promote New Financial Mathematics and Statistics Major
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A new major designed to prepare students for careers in modern finance has been created at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The Financial Mathematics ... FULL STORY

5/5/2003
UCSB Symposium and Lecture to Feature Acclaimed Art Director
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Okwui Enwezor, critic, curator, and artistic director of the celebrated 2002 Documenta XI contemporary art exhibition in Germany, will give a lecture and ... FULL STORY

5/1/2003
UCSB Conference to Look at How Immigrant Religious Groups are Building Their Own Ways of Civic Life in Southern California
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – As new immigrants set about creating their own unique American identity, cultural consensus in the United States is being replaced by pluralism. Researchers ... FULL STORY

4/30/2003
UCSB Nobelist Elected to National Academy of Sciences
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Herbert Kroemer, a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara and winner of a Nobel Prize in 2000 for his pioneering work in physics, has been ... FULL STORY

4/30/2003
UCSB Historian Receives Grant to Study Confederate Secession
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – John Majewski, an associate professor of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been awarded a $20,000 fellowship by the George A. ... FULL STORY

4/28/2003
How Couples Care for Each Other and Learn To Do So to be Discussed by UCSB's Plous Award Honoree
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Nancy Collins, 2002 winner of the prestigious Harold J. Plous Award for teaching and research at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will give ... FULL STORY

4/28/2003
Religious Studies Professor Wins Guggenheim, UC Fellowships
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Catherine Albanese, a professor of religious studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been awarded a prestigious John Simon Guggenheim ... FULL STORY

4/23/2003
UCSB Professor Says Volcanic Eruptions in Costa Rica 'Inevitable'
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – It might be 500,000 years or five years, but the Central Valley of Costa Rica will definitely experience major volcanic activity again, according to Phillip ... FULL STORY

4/23/2003
It's Breeding Time for the Threatened Snowy Plovers at UCSB's Coal Oil Point Reserve
Once again it is breeding time for the snowy plovers at UC Santa Barbara's Coal Oil Point Reserve. The director of the reserve, Cristina Sandoval, has issued the advisory below. Reporters ... FULL STORY

4/22/2003
Experts to Discuss Whether Human Cloning, Genetic Engineering Should be Banned in the United States
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Genetic engineering will soon allow scientists to manipulate human embryos in ways that could allow parents to design their child, choosing its gender and ... FULL STORY

4/22/2003
Death Penalty to be Explored at UCSB Conference This Week
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Capital punishment in the United States and the moral and legal questions it engenders will be topics at a conference that will bring prominent lawyers, ... FULL STORY

4/21/2003
Andrew Mellon Foundation Makes $700,000 Grant for Ecology Data Networks to National Center at UCSB
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Understanding natural systems with their complex interactions relies on integrating immense amounts of data as diverse as climatological records, spatial ... FULL STORY

4/17/2003
UCSB Scientist to Explain California's Grassland Ecosystems
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – While most people understand the importance of soil to healthy plant life, very few appreciate the intricate relationship between ecosystems and the microbes ... FULL STORY

4/17/2003
UCSB Educators to Present Research at National Conference
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Faculty and graduate students from UC Santa Barbara's Gevirtz Graduate School of Education will be presenting research papers at the annual American Educational ... FULL STORY

4/16/2003
UCSB Offers Admission to 18,706 for Fall 2003
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The University of California, Santa Barbara has offered admission for its Fall 2003 entering class to a total of 18,706 high school students. The prospective ... FULL STORY

4/15/2003
Inaugural Lecture of UCSB Cold War Center to Discuss History and Legacy of United States-Soviet Union Conflict
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Even though there was not a single battle fought between the United States and the Soviet Union, the Cold War remains one of the most significant and influential ... FULL STORY

4/15/2003
New UCSB Art Museum Director to Discuss Plans and Programs
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Since coming to UC Santa Barbara in July 2002, University Art Museum Director Bonnie G. Kelm has been working to bring her vision to the museum's programs ... FULL STORY

4/10/2003
Economic Outlook for Santa Barbara County Topic of April 17 UCSB Seminar
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The Economic Forecast Project at the University of California, Santa Barbara will present its annual seminar on the outlook for Santa Barbara County's economy ... FULL STORY

4/10/2003
UCSB Professor to Tell How Illnesses of Mind and Body Have Influenced Foreign Policy Decisions of World Leaders
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Disease, whether of mind or body, can have a major influence on human behavior. And when the afflicted human is a world leader, it can affect the course ... FULL STORY

4/2/2003
World Scholars to Debate Globalization, War, and Justice
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – More than 150 scholars, public intellectuals, and global-justice activists from around the world will convene at the University of California, Santa Barbara ... FULL STORY

4/2/2003
UCSB Lecture to Examine Convergence of Medicine and Religion
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Medicine, with its ability to treat and cure disease and alleviate pain, is probably the most convincing practical argument favoring belief in modern science. ... FULL STORY

3/26/2003
Documenting the Working Life of a Physicist
Nobel Laureate Walter Kohn Gives Papers to UC Santa Barbara

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The papers of Walter Kohn, winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, will be preserved at the University of California, Santa Barbara for use by students ... FULL STORY

3/17/2003
UCSB Professor Receives National Humanities Grant to Study New Mexican Priest
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Ellen McCracken, a professor of Spanish at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship ... FULL STORY

3/13/2003
Geographer Michael Goodchild Selected to Deliver Prestigious UC Santa Barbara Faculty Research Lecture
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Michael Goodchild, a professor of geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara and an internationally respected pioneer in computer-based geographical ... FULL STORY

3/13/2003
Themes of Violence From 300-800 AD Examined at UCSB Conference
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Violence and its many representations between 300 and 800 AD will be the topic of an international four-day conference at the University of California, Santa ... FULL STORY

3/10/2003
New UCSB Earthquake Study Improves Model, Shows Hazard to Structures Located Near the Fault
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Thanks to recent advances in parallel computing, an interdisciplinary team of scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara has discovered a ... FULL STORY

3/7/2003
UCSB Astrophysicist Is Awarded Sloan Fellowship
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Crystal Martin, an astrophysicist and assistant professor of physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has received a prestigious Alfred P. ... FULL STORY

3/5/2003
UCSB Professor To Discuss 'Generational Alienation'
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Western cultures seem plagued with intergenerational communication breakdowns that lead to alienation of senior citizens. In seeking solutions to the problem, ... FULL STORY

3/3/2003
Scholar of Jewish Spirituality to Point Out Areas Where Religion and Science are in Harmony
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – According to Daniel Matt, spirituality and science are two tools of understanding – each valid in its domain – that should not be confused. But there ... FULL STORY

2/26/2003
UCSB Conference To Examine Institutions, Social Organization in Business, Families, Government and Culture
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Institutions are ways of organizing, understanding, and, indeed, creating social reality. But we live at a time when institutions and their limits are no ... FULL STORY

2/20/2003
National Academy of Engineering Elects Three UC Santa Barbara Professors
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Three University of California, Santa Barbara professors have been elected members of the prestigious National Academy of Engineering. Glenn H. Fredrickson, ... FULL STORY

2/18/2003
Opening The 'Black Box': Scientists Gain New Tools To Learn About The Near-Shore Environment
(Denver, Colorado) – A group of scientists is putting together a picture of what until now has been a black box – the near-shore ocean environment. At the same time, they are developing ... FULL STORY

2/14/2003
Death Penalty Series To Be Analyzed At Chancellor's Breakfast
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Is capital punishment a stain on the collective American soul? Or is it a just and proper tool for protecting citizens and their society? Guests will hear ... FULL STORY

2/7/2003
Explorer Ballard Appointed To UCSB Geology Department
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Renowned marine scientist and underwater explorer Robert D. Ballard has been appointed as an adjunct professor of geological sciences at the University of ... FULL STORY

2/5/2003
RESEARCHERS FIND INVASIVE SPECIES ARE HEALTHY SPECIES -- THEY LEAVE THEIR PARASITES BEHIND
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Globalization of commerce, especially by ships and air traffic, transports hitchhiking plants and animals around the world and in many cases they become ... FULL STORY

2/4/2003
2003 ECONOMIC OUTLOOK FOR VENTURA COUNTY TOPIC OF UCSB SEMINAR IN OXNARD
(Santa Barbara, California) – The prospects for Ventura County's economy in the coming year will be the topic of a special seminar to be presented in Oxnard this month by the Economic ... FULL STORY

1/23/2003
UCSB RESEARCHERS PARTICIPATE IN JASON PROJECT
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The University of California, Santa Barbara is a participant in the latest "JASON" project, a multimedia educational event of large proportions that will ... FULL STORY

1/22/2003
UCSB LECTURER TO EXPLAIN COST OF CORPORATE ACCOUNTING FRAUD
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Fraudulent financial reporting by companies such as Enron and WorldCom has cost Americans billions of dollars in recent years. Donald Loster, a lecturer ... FULL STORY

1/22/2003
UCSB MUSIC AFFILIATES OFFER FREE PREVIEW OF OPERA 'RED AZALEA'
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Composer William Kraft and director Michael Sokol will give area music fans a preview of Kraft's opera, "Red Azalea" – based on the award-winning book by ... FULL STORY

1/21/2003
JUDGE, ATTORNEY TO ARGUE DEATH PENALTY IN UCSB DEBATE
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – For most of its history, the American judicial system has prescribed death as the ultimate punishment for society's most heinous crimes. But Americans have ... FULL STORY

1/16/2003
UCSB RECEIVES GRADUATE EDUCATION GRANTS FROM THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Today the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced 18 new grants for graduate study, with two of them going to the University of California, Santa Barbara. ... FULL STORY

1/14/2003
FORMER DIPLOMAT TO GIVE VIEWS ON POSSIBLE WAR WITH IRAQ AT UCSB
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A career American diplomat, Joseph C. Wilson IV served as deputy chief of mission in Iraq from 1988 to 1991. As such, he dealt with Iraqi president Saddam ... FULL STORY

1/8/2003
UCSB PROFESSOR TO SPEAK OF LIFE IN TIBETAN BUDDHIST MONASTERY
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – While working toward his Ph.D. in Buddhist studies, José Cabezón, now the XIVth Dalai Lama Professor of Tibetan Buddhism and Cultural Studies at the University ... FULL STORY

12/30/2002
Volleyball Pro to Speak at UCSB's Corwin Pavilion
Liz Masakayan, one of the most accomplished volleyball players in the history of the sport, will speak Monday, February 3 at 7 p.m. in UCSB's Corwin Pavilion. The event is free and ... FULL STORY

12/26/2002
UCSB GEOGRAPHER WINS OCEANOGRAPHY AWARD
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – UC Santa Barbara geographer and professor emeritus Raymond C. Smith is the winner of the International Jerlov Award, which is granted by The Oceanographic ... FULL STORY

12/22/2002
UCSB FACULTY LISTED AMONG TOP EARTH SCIENTISTS IN THE WORLD
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Six UC Santa Barbara faculty members and one former graduate student are listed among the top Earth scientists in the world in a new reference book entitled ... FULL STORY

12/19/2002
A Drop of Ocean Water Tells a Story
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Scientists are still learning what's in a drop of ocean water, according to this week's Nature Magazine. And the answers have implications for the whole ... FULL STORY

12/17/2002
UCSB'S CAPPS CENTER AWARDED $500,000 NEH GRANT
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Religion and Public Life has been awarded a $500,000 National Endowment for the Humanities challenge grant to ... FULL STORY

12/16/2002
UCSB GRAD WINS STATE DEPARTMENT FOREIGN SERVICE FELLOWSHIP
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Adela Mason, a 2002 graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara and a resident of San Diego, has been awarded a $2,000 fellowship to serve a ... FULL STORY

12/11/2002
UCSB'S EXTERNAL RESEARCH FUNDING REACHES RECORD HIGH
(Santa Barbara, Calif.)–Research support from external sources reached a record high at the University of California, Santa Barbara last year when a total of $130.4 million was received ... FULL STORY

12/10/2002
INCREASING BIODIVERSITY IS NOT ALWAYS BEST
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) - Biodiversity worldwide may be decreasing, but at smaller scales it is increasing or at least changing in composition, suggesting the need for a dramatic ... FULL STORY

12/6/2002
JUERGENSMEYER AWARDED RELIGION PRIZE
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Mark Juergensmeyer, professor of sociology and director of Global and International Studies at UC Santa Barbara, has won the 2003 Louisville Grawemeyer Award ... FULL STORY

12/6/2002
UC Santa Barbara to Purchase Privately Owned Student-Housing Complex
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The University of California, Santa Barbara has made a successful offer to purchase the privately owned and operated Francisco Torres student-housing complex ... FULL STORY

12/5/2002
POLITICAL SCIENTIST TO DISCUSS MUSLIMS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES IN POST-9/11 UNITED STATES AT UCSB AFFILIATES TOWN FORUM
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Since the terrorist attacks of last year in the United States, civil liberties and increased national security have struggled to find equilibrium within ... FULL STORY

12/4/2002
UCSB RECEIVES $1.2 MILLION FROM KECK FOUNDATION TO ADVANCE SOLUTIONS TO GLOBAL ECOLOGICAL PROBLEMS
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The University of California, Santa Barbara has been awarded $1.2 million from the W. M. Keck Foundation to develop new techniques and technologies for the ... FULL STORY

12/2/2002
TAIWANESE SCHOLARS TO VISIT UCSB'S COLLEGE OF CREATIVE STUDIES
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Nine Taiwanese scholars will visit the College of Creative Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara on Thursday, Dec. 5 as part of an international ... FULL STORY

12/2/2002
UCSB PROFESSOR DEBUNKS URBAN LEGENDS OF MEDIEVAL THEATER
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The story seemed plausible enough, given the violence and cruelty that seemed to permeate medieval Europe: During a performance of a play in Tournai – ... FULL STORY

11/18/2002
WRITING FOR FILM AND TELEVISION REMAINS THE ALMOST EXCLUSIVE PROVINCE OF YOUNG WHITE MALES, ACCORDING TO UCSB STUDY
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – When they first studied the age, gender and ethnicity of writers working in Hollywood's television and film industries in 1985, Denise and Bill Bielby, professors ... FULL STORY

11/8/2002
UCSB GEOLOGIST TO DISCUSS ISLA CALAFIA, AN ICE AGE ISLAND SUBMERGED IN THE SANTA BARBARA CHANNEL
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The Ice Age island Isla Calafia, named for a beautiful mythical warrior queen, was only recently discovered in the Santa Barbara Channel. Edward A. Keller, ... FULL STORY

11/7/2002
LOCAL SCHOLAR IS CO-AUTHOR OF BOOK ON ROCKFISHES
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – "The Rockfishes of the Northeast Pacific," a 416-page book published by the University of California Press and co-authored by Milton Love, research scientist ... FULL STORY

11/6/2002
UCSB HYDROLOGIST TO DISCUSS PAST AND PRESENT LOCAL DROUGHTS
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – After two years of below-normal rainfall, are Santa Barbara and the rest of California on the brink of another potentially destructive drought? Hugo A. ... FULL STORY

11/6/2002
SOUTH COAST COMMUNITY INDICATORS FOR 2002 TO BE RELEASED BY UCSB NEXT WEEK
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The Santa Barbara South Coast Community Indicators for 2002 will be released by the UCSB Economic Forecast Project at a public presentation on Wednesday, ... FULL STORY

11/4/2002
NOTED VISITING ISLAMIC STUDIES SCHOLAR TO DISCUSS ISSUES FACING MUSLIMS IN THE UNITED STATES AT UCSB
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Jane I. Smith, professor of Islamic Studies and co-director of the Duncan Black McDonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations at ... FULL STORY

11/1/2002
UCSB Names Chief of Campus Design and Facilities
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The University of California, Santa Barbara has announced the appointment of Marc Fisher as Associate Vice Chancellor for Campus Design and Facilities, a ... FULL STORY

10/31/2002
GLOBAL WARMING HAS UNEVEN EFFECT ON COASTAL ANIMALS
(Santa Barbara, Calif.)–Although it is expected that populations of many organisms will move away from the equator and toward the poles to stay cool during global warming, researchers ... FULL STORY

10/31/2002
NAZI INFLUENCE ON MODERN WORLD TOLD IN UC SANTA BARBARA PROFESSOR'S THREE-VOLUME HISTORY OF PSYCHOANALYSIS
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Though many would prefer to distance the 21st-century world from the legacy of Nazi rule in Germany, Laurence Rickels, a professor of German at the University ... FULL STORY

10/28/2002
NEW UCSB LITERATURE, THEORY, CULTURE CONSORTIUM TO HOLD FIRST GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A consortium recently created to advance collaborative interdisciplinary literary research by graduate students and faculty at the University of California, ... FULL STORY

10/25/2002
GROUNDWATER PUMPING MODEL DEVELOPED BY UC SANTA BARBARA PROFESSOR
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Underground water or aquifers are continuous, but the land above them is usually carved up among different owners. A professor at the University of California, ... FULL STORY

10/24/2002
Argyropoulos Endowment Supports Greek Culture and Scholarship
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A performance by two Greek divas at UCSB's Campbell Hall, Friday, November 1 (8 p.m.) will mark the first of many public performances planned to celebrate ... FULL STORY

10/21/2002
PACKARD FELLOWSHIP AWARDED TO UCSB ASTROPHYSICIST
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Crystal Martin, an astrophysicist and assistant professor of physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has recently been awarded a prestigious ... FULL STORY

10/11/2002
BIODIVERSITY AMONG WOODY PLANTS FOLLOWS CERTAIN RULES ACCORDING TO SCIENTISTS
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Certain rules appear to govern the development of biodiversity among woody plant communities from the poles to the equator, according to an article in this ... FULL STORY

10/11/2002
LATINOS, POLITICS, AND PARTICIPATION IN 2002 ELECTIONS ARE TOPICS OF NOVEMBER 4 UCSB AFFILIATES TOWN FORUM
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – With the 2004 presidential race drawing near, Latino political leaders are trying to position Latino votes as indispensable to winning the election. How ... FULL STORY

10/9/2002
UCSB SCHOLARS TO STUDY ABROAD UNDER FULBRIGHT GRANTS
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Two UC Santa Barbara faculty members are among the 800 U.S. academics and professionals chosen to receive Fulbright Scholar Awards to conduct research at ... FULL STORY

10/8/2002
RESEARCHERS TO DISCUSS FIGHT AGAINST NEUROLOGICAL DISEASE AT UCSB CHANCELLOR'S COMMUNITY BREAKFAST AND OPEN HOUSE
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – It is an exciting time in neuroscience, where researchers are making major advances in battles against neurological disease and injury. Some of that excitement ... FULL STORY

10/3/2002
UCSB JOINS USC, MIT TO PRESENT "RACE IN DIGITAL SPACE 2.0," A CONFERENCE TO EXPLORE DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY AND MINORITIES
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Digital technology presents minority Americans with a new array of opportunities and challenges. And since the events of Sept. 11, 2001, it presents new ... FULL STORY

9/30/2002
NASA Funds UCSB Materials Research
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The University of California, Santa Barbara is one member of a consortium of research institutions chosen by NASA to develop new generations of materials ... FULL STORY

9/30/2002
UCSB and SCAPE Will Host Fine Art Sale to Benefit the Sedgwick Reserve
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – UC Santa Barbara and Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment (SCAPE) will host a fine art reception, preview, and sale Oct. 19 and 20 to ... FULL STORY

9/25/2002
AUTHORS TO SHARE VISION OF PRE-GOLD RUSH CALIFORNIA WITH UCSB HISTORY ASSOCIATES AUDIENCE
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – California was a remote and wild land when the first European explorers and missionaries arrived in the middle of the 16th century. It remained so for almost ... FULL STORY

9/23/2002
UCSB'S CAPPS CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF RELIGION AND PUBLIC LIFE TO BE INAUGURATED WITH TALK BY PULITZER-WINNER GARRY WILLS
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Garry Wills, a distinguished historian, critic and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, will discuss "Citizen Believers" in a University of California, Santa Barbara-sponsored ... FULL STORY

9/18/2002
Tipton Foundation of Santa Ynez Donates $1.4 Million For a Community Learning Center at UC's Sedgwick Reserve
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A community learning center that will be the primary gathering place for visitors to the Sedgwick Reserve will become a reality thanks to a $1.4 million ... FULL STORY

9/17/2002
UCSB NEUROSCIENTIST TO RECEIVE AWARD
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Steven K. Fisher, professor and founding director of the Neuroscience Research Institute (NRI) at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been chosen ... FULL STORY

9/17/2002
NEW UCSB CENTER TO STUDY LAW ENFORCEMENT
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A new research center has been established at the University of California, Santa Barbara to study issues of law enforcement and community aimed at improving ... FULL STORY

9/16/2002
UCSB SOCIOLOGIST TO GIVE PRESTIGIOUS SUNDT LECTURE IN OSLO
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Thomas Scheff, emeritus professor of sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been chosen to give the 2002 Eilert Sundt lecture Friday, ... FULL STORY

9/13/2002
U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT RANKS UCSB AMONG BEST UNIVERSITIES
U. S. News and World Report has again ranked the University of California, Santa Barbara among the top 50 doctoral degree-granting universities in the country. The magazine has released ... FULL STORY

9/10/2002
PRIVATE GIVING TO UC SANTA BARBARA REACHES A RECORD $51.3 MILLION IN 2001-02
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – In a climate of economic uncertainty, alumni and friends of the University of California, Santa Barbara demonstrated their strong support for the campus ... FULL STORY

9/10/2002
MOVIE PREMIERE TO BENEFIT UCSB CENTER FOR FILM, TELEVISION, AND NEW MEDIA AND SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Making "Moonlight Mile," the latest film from director Brad Silberling, was a long and intensely personal experience for the UC Santa Barbara alumnus. Not ... FULL STORY

9/10/2002
UCSB ECOLOGY CENTER TO RECEIVE GRANT
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) at the University of California, Santa Barbara will receive approximately $3 million as ... FULL STORY

9/9/2002
CALIFORNIA'S NATIVE GRASSES CAN BE RESTORED
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A research project to restore native grasslands to a reserve in California has yielded some promising results. The native grasslands may only need to be ... FULL STORY

9/9/2002
UCSB ARCHAEOLOGIST TO CELEBRATE WORK AT EL PILAR MAYA SITE
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Anabel Ford, a research archaeologist at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will celebrate 10 years of research and conservation at the El Pilar ... FULL STORY

8/26/2002
EXTINCTION RATES OF PLANTS ARE HIGHER THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Extinction rates of native California plants have been studied by three researchers who found that previously designed mathematical and computer models ... FULL STORY

8/23/2002
KAPLAN COLLEGE GUIDE NAMES UC SANTA BARBARA ONE OF THIS YEAR'S HOTTEST COLLEGES
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The University of California, Santa Barbara has been named one of the 12 "hottest" colleges in the nation, according to the Kaplan College Guide which is ... FULL STORY

8/22/2002
GRANT TO STUDY INTERFACE BETWEEN BRAIN AND MACHINES AWARDED TO UCSB RESEARCHER
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The working together of mind and machine, the stuff of science fiction, is being studied at two UC campuses, thanks to a new grant. Ratneshwar Lal, associate ... FULL STORY

8/21/2002
UCSB GEOGRAPHER ELECTED TO THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF CANADA
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Michael F. Goodchild, professor of geography at UCSB, has been elected as one of this yearÕs two foreign fellows of the Royal Society of Canada, the Canadian ... FULL STORY

8/20/2002
UCSB STUDY SUGGESTS RISING PRISON POPULATION CAUSES INCREASE IN UNEMPLOYMENT AND REDUCTION OF MALE LABOR FORCE
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – While much research has attempted to show that unemployment influences crime rates, a study at the University of California, Santa Barbara indicates that ... FULL STORY

8/12/2002
HUMANS ARE "HARDWIRED" TO DETECT CHEATERS, SAY UC SANTA BARBARA RESEARCHERS IN NEW STUDY
Santa Barbara, Calif. – Humans have a mechanism in their brains to detect when individuals "violate the terms of social contracts" - In other words, cheat, - say researchers at the ... FULL STORY

8/6/2002
UC SANTA BARBARA SCHOLAR TO 'ROCK OUT' AT NATIONAL SOCIOLOGY CONFERENCE
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – UC Santa Barbara sociologist William Bielby will be giving the term "multimedia presentation" a new twist when he talks about his research at the annual ... FULL STORY

8/5/2002
LYTLE NAMED UCSB DEAN OF EXTENDED LEARNING SERVICES
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Loy Lytle, a professor of psychology and director of Summer Sessions at UC Santa Barbara, has been named dean of extended learning services at the campus ... FULL STORY

8/4/2002
ENDANGERED BUTTERFLY NEEDS SPECIAL ENVIRONMENT
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Developing a park system that helps to restore endangered species is not as simple as setting aside land. Endangered species like the Fender's Blue butterfly ... FULL STORY

7/23/2002
DWARF GALAXIES GIVE UNIVERSE A BREATH OF FRESH OXYGEN
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Astronomers have discovered that a nearby dwarf galaxy is spewing oxygen and other "heavy" elements into intergalactic space. This observation from NASA's ... FULL STORY

7/11/2002
US/MEXICO BORDER-ARTS PROJECT AT UCSB AWARDED GRANT
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Scholars studying U.S./Mexico border-related cultural arts will receive support from a new project at the University of California, Santa Barbara made possible ... FULL STORY

7/8/2002
Carsey Foundation Gift of $2.5 Million to UC Santa Barbara to Help Establish Center for Film, Television and New Media
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) – UC Santa Barbara has received a leadership gift of $2.5 million from the Carsey Family Foundation, of Los Angeles, to support the construction of a Center ... FULL STORY