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University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • Two UC Santa Barbara scholars have been named 2019 ACLS Fellows by the American Council of Learned Societies. Congratulations to sociology professor Kevin B. Anderson and history professor Anthony Barbieri-Low for receiving funding to support full-time research and writing!

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • Cello virtuoso Yo-Yo Ma will take the stage at the Granada Theatre Saturday, April 27 as an ambassador for UCSB Arts & Lectures. Over the past 60 years, A&L has enabled Santa Barbara audiences to spend time with some incredible individuals including the Dalai Lama, Gloria Steinem, Malala Yousafzai, Joe Biden and Tarana Burke. Read more on The Current: http://ow.ly/pzkJ50rnc3O

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • Do mussels hold a key to better medicine? They very well might, says George Degen, a chemical engineering graduate student at UC Santa Barbara. He shared his research as part of the 2019 UC Santa Barbara Grad Slam and walked away with the first-place prize. Congratulations, George!

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • In recognition of his exemplary research and outstanding service to the community, UC Santa Barbara Professor Francesco Bullo has been named a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)! Bullo’s election to SIAM is one of several honors he has received in his career.

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • Many young writers find their voice by setting themselves apart from the environment that produced them, but poet Tyree Daye ingrains his home town in his writing. The 2019 Raab Writer in Residence selected by the UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, Daye will give a free reading and book signing on Wednesday, April 24.

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • Did you know UC Santa Barbara has a Department of Public Worms? Yes, worms! Jessie Schmitt, Recycling and Compost Program Coordinator for Associated Students - UCSB, shares some of the student-run initiatives that work to address food and electronic waste reduction on campus. #EarthDay

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • At UC Santa Barbara, we share a love and respect for our natural environment along the coast. Earth Day was born out of tragedy in the Santa Barbara Channel 50 years ago; and for academia, the event spurred one of the first environmental studies programs in the country. Learn more about our community's role in the origins of Earth Day from Smithsonian Magazine: http://ow.ly/y7du50rdyfM

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • Congratulations to UC Santa Barbara brain scientist Miguel Eckstein and evolutionary biologist Todd Oakley for receiving fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation! These prestigious and competitive awards recognize exceptional scholarship.

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • Congratulations to four UC Santa Barbara professors recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences! Their selection brings to 41 the number of UCSB faculty members who have been named fellows of the academy. More on The Current: http://ow.ly/DzFb50qZXaS

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • How exactly does the ocean — the Earth’s largest carbon sink — capture and store carbon? This is the question UC Santa Barbara oceanographer Dave Siegel set out to answer more precisely as the planet warms.

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
6 days
  • What goes into maintaining "a more perfect union?" POL S 12: American Government and Politics provides an objective overview of political ideas, institutions, and processes of American government. Students also examine the roles of Congress in forming policy and the Supreme Court in interpreting the Constitution.

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • Soham Tikekar and Nishu Viswanathan were undergraduate students at UC Santa Barbara in 2012 when they noticed there wasn’t a cultural event in the area that bridged the gap between students and the community — so they decided to build one. Fast-forward six years and “Nachle Deewane” returns Saturday, April 20, offering an experience that blends entertainment with philanthropy.

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • Tune in TOMORROW for the Facebook Live broadcast of the UC Santa Barbara Grad Slam Finals, at 3pm in Corwin Pavilion! See the list of finalists and their research here: http://bit.ly/2GjPC1i

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • The French New Wave can be traced back to the immediate post-World War II period, and its influence can be felt as recently as 2011 in multiple countries outside of France. The ripple effects of this cinematic explosion will be explored in the film series “New Waves” from April 18 through May 23 at UC Santa Barbara.

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • “I would say that I couldn't quite believe it when I first heard, but the truth is that I still can't quite believe it,” said Dolev Bluvstein, a senior physics major at UC Santa Barbara. One of 10 students selected nationally from a pool of 840 applicants, Bluvstein is the recipient of a five-year fellowship from The Fannie & John Hertz Foundation to pursue his Ph.D.

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • Have you made the promise to stop using plastic straws? Public awareness is growing about the outsized effect plastic has on the world’s oceans. However, its effect on the air is far less obvious — until now. Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have conducted the first global assessment of greenhouse gas emissions from all plastics.

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • Though the Cold War ended long ago, the language of science and freedom continues to shape public debates over the relationship between science and politics in the United States. UC Santa Barbara historian Audra J. Wolfe will discuss how America’s “scientific freedom” was essential to winning the Cold War in a talk on Wednesday, April 17.

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • For UC Santa Barbara faculty participating in the University of California's UC-HBCU Initiative, diversity isn’t merely a catchword, it’s a commitment. With African Americans averaging just 3.1% of UC doctoral program students, one of the initiative's goals is to bring students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities west for their Ph.D. studies.

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • Congratulations to Jeffrey Stewart, a professor in UCSB's Department of Black Studies, whose biography "The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke" has been named a winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prizes! The honor follows Stewart's winning the National Book Award for nonfiction in November 2018.

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • Richard North was just a young surfer when he visited Indonesia’s oldest kingdom, Cirebon, as a student of a traditional instrumental ensemble called gamelan. Now director of UC Santa Barbara’s gamelan ensemble, he recently returned to Cirebon decades later to help rescue the kingdom’s music from oblivion.

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • For one Army veteran who completed three deployments to the Middle East before leaving the service to pursue a graduate degree, it was not an easy transition, but writing helped. To help even more veterans, the University of California Office of the President has committed to funding the UC Student Veterans Summer Writing Workshop at UC Santa Barbara, making it free for all UC veterans to participate for the next three years.

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • Many believe you are the average of the five people closest to you. In PSY 149: Close Relationships, students receive an overview of theories and research relevant to cognitive, affective, and motivational processes in adult intimate relationships. Topics in this course include attachment, love, commitment, social support, and the link between relationships and health.

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • The Gaucho Professionals Showcase, part of the 13th Annual All Gaucho Reunion, is sure to educate and inspire! Covering technology, entrepreneurship, finance, and education, this free event on Saturday, April 27 features industry breakout sessions and a keynote speaker. Register here: http://bit.ly/2UzN5du

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • About 350 UC Santa Barbara students can say they are currently living in award-winning housing. The Tenaya Towers recently received its fourth architectural award for its innovative design.

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • We can't wait to welcome thousands of prospective Gauchos to UC Santa Barbara on Saturday, April 13th for Open House! This annual event offers a chance to tour the scenic campus, experience a lecture, explore residence halls, and discover our vibrant student life. For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/2UPVqsu

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