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University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • According to Tim Cooley, a UC Santa Barbara professor of ethnomusicology, understanding ecological cultural practices is just one of the many ways we can begin to create a more sustainable world.

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • This year marks the 50th anniversary of our beloved Storke Tower. To celebrate the history of this iconic campus landmark, UCSB Department of Music’s Wesley Arai will play the 61-bell carillon in a free performance this Sunday at 2 pm.

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • As the hurricane season reaches its peak, EEMB UC Santa Barbara ecologist Jonathan Pruitt shares one curious outcome of this type of natural disaster: a shift in spider behavior toward aggression.

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • Now in its 13th year, this rigorous nine-week program through UC Santa Barbara's Carsey-Wolf Center tasks its students with conceiving and producing short documentaries on environmental issues facing California’s Central Coast.

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • Well known as a mentor around the UCSB Bren School, Daniel Vapnek continues to strengthen the ecology of the graduate school through the Vapnek Fisheries Management Fellowship. The fellowship gives students the opportunity to pursue research in ocean life and its impact.

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • A powerful champion of Mexican and Spanish-American literature, UCSB Humanities and Fine Arts professor Sara Poot-Herrera has received some of Mexico's most prestigious awards. Most recently, a cultural center was named in her honor.

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • At least 11 whales in California died in ship collisions in 2018. Through a partnership involving UC Santa Barbara's Benioff Ocean Initiative, a recently installed sound system in the Santa Barbara Channel aims to reduce the risk of endangered blue, fin and humpback whales being hit by commercial boats.

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • "You don’t need fancy statistics to see how rapidly ocean temperature is changing and understand the magnitude of the problem,” says Melanie Frazier of National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis - NCEAS. “I think this study, along with many others, highlights the importance of a concerted global effort to control climate change.”

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • A small shorebird once threatened on the Pacific Coast that nests each year on Coal Oil Point Reserve, the snowy plover continues to recover thanks to a partnership between the UCSB Natural Reserve System and the Santa Barbara Zoo. Learn more: http://bit.ly/31DjrD1

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • Sundowners — hot, dry winds that blow in from the mountains — can fan small brushfire into true conflagration. UCSB Geography Department's Leila Carvalho and her collaborators will have an opportunity to study these extreme winds thanks to a multimillion dollar grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • Although applying to graduate school can be a daunting task, programs like UC Santa Barbara’s Academic Research Consortium and UC LEADS light the way with mentorship and guidance. Learn about two students’ taste of graduate life on campus this summer.

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • One of the most biologically rich ecosystems on Earth, the Santa Barbara Channel is a living laboratory for our world-class researchers. Discover recent findings and their implications.

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • Corals face a multitude of climate change effects. Yet EEMB UC Santa Barbara's Holly Moeller sees this as an invaluable opportunity to witness the phenomena that are fundamental to successful life on Earth: how animals respond to changing conditions.

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • An exciting new discovery of Chumash artifacts was recently made by UCSB Anthropology’s Kaitlin Brown at La Purisima Mission. She shares how the practice of archaeology has evolved from simple extraction of artifacts to embracing cultural context and collaborating with indigenous people at the heart of the work.

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • If only Big Boy knew it's International Cat Day! 🐈 Learn about this unofficial campus cat, who has made his home in a small courtyard for over 15 years, and the caring community that watches over him.

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • With this supportive community and inspirational environment? It's no wonder Gauchos remain the happiest students in California!

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • Dig into the sand on many beaches in Southern California, and you’ll find it teeming with critters. But for about a third of the sandy beaches extending from Santa Barbara to San Diego, UCSB marine scientists say, only a small subset of these highly specialized beach animals remain — and in reduced numbers at that.

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • Rockweed along California's coast has dramatically declined over the last 50 years. “It’s considered a foundation species,” says UC Santa Barbara marine scientist Robert Miller, who, with his collaborators, is hoping to slow or even reverse that trend. A new restoration project will transplant rockweed from places where it is relatively abundant to sparser regions.

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • “Many stars pulsate, even our sun does on a very small scale,” said Thomas Kupfer, a postdoctoral scholar at UC Santa Barbara’s Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics. Kupfer and a team of scientists have recently discovered a new class of these pulsators that vary in brightness every five minutes.

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • Sun, sand, and . . . snow? Researchers at the Dead Sea Observatory recently called upon UCSB Mechanical Engineering's Eckart Meiburg and Raphael Ouillon to help analyze the dynamics of salt deposits at the deepest hypersaline lake in the world.

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • One difficulty in environmental management is garnering public support for a course of action that can address a particular problem. In developing a fictional program to manage invasive wild pigs, UC Santa Barbara scholars found that the way a project is framed can make a big difference in how it’s received by the public.

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • How can we use science to make a difference for the future of our oceans? In celebration of #SharkWeek, we’re sharing EEMB UC Santa Barbara professor Doug McCauley’s findings on how sharks shape ocean ecosystems. Discover his research in 60 seconds! 🦈

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • Construction of Henley Hall continues to progress! Get to know the man behind the project, Oracle Vice Chair Jeff Henley. The UC Santa Barbara alum whose $50 million gift made it possible describes the state-of-the-art research facility that will house The Institute for Energy Efficiency.

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • “As a first-generation college student who transferred from a California Community College, my passion for equity and access in higher education is informed by my lived experience,” UC Santa Barbara doctoral student Jamaal Muwwakkil said. “I look forward to advocating on behalf of the students of the University of California, present and future.”

    Confirmed by the UC Board of Regents earlier this month, he'll serve as the 46th Student Regent: http://bit.ly/2SPwn5E

University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • Late UCSB Earth Science professor Doug Woodhouse left the university with a hidden gem: a unique world-class mineral collection with some 200 drawers containing more than 8,000 specimens.

    “There aren’t that many of these collections around,” said Frank Spera, a professor emeritus who has become the collection’s de facto custodian. “It has samples, for instance, from mines that are no longer around, that are now shopping centers.”

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