Friday, May 22, 2015

UCSB Linguistics PhD Student Daniel Hieber receives check from UC President Janet Napolitano

UCSB Linguistics Ph.D. student Daniel Hieber is the second-place finisher in the inaugural UC Grad Slam in Oakland.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

headshot of K. Janowicz

The Plous Memorial Award is the highest honor granted by the College of Letters and Science to an assistant professor.

2014-15 Plous recipient Krzysztof Janowicz (Geography) delivered a public lecture on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 / 4:00 pm / McCune Conference Room (HSSB) / on Exploring the Data Universe with Semantic Signatures.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

BioMentors - Making Learning Social

The BioMentors program is a new approach to science education that engages students and faculty in more interactive ways than traditional lectures and labs.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Helping Incarcerated Youth Re-Examine Their Own Odysseys

"To have a voice is to have a choice," says theater and dance’s Michael Morgan. He produces The Odyssey Project, an outreach program at UCSB where incarcerated youths and undergraduates collaborate to perform their own version of Homer's "Odyssey."

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Beyond the Classroom

Under faculty mentorship and in many cases with the added bonus of an Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) grant, 200 students participated in the most recent Undergraduate Research Colloquium.


Aug 26

Eduardo Pacheco, a freshman Political Science major, was a recipient of the Marguerite Casey Foundation's 2015 Sargeant Shriver Youth Warriors Against Poverty award. Pacheco, who grew up in East Los Angeles and was expelled in the seventh grade for bringing a weapon to school, rose to become a student leader and to eventually earn acceptance to UCSB. The award recognizes 12 high school students across the United States for their vision, passion and dedication to improving the lives of families in their communities. 

Aug 25

Washington Monthly magazine has once again named UC Santa Barbara as one of its top colleges in the publication's National Universities Rankings. The rankings eschew the idea that the best colleges are exclusive and expensive and instead examine which schools offer the best value to incoming students using measures like social mobility, research, and service. UC Santa Barbara is ranked number 14 this year, as well as earning a number 17 ranking in the magazine's "Best Bang for the Buck" list. 

Aug 19
Finance site NerdWallet has named UC Santa Barbara one of the top ten best U.S. colleges for business majors. The site used metrics such as affordability, prestige, how much debt students graduate with, and median salary to determine which schools offer "the best return on your investment." Out of the 358 universities serveyed, UCSB was number eight. 
Aug 18

Members of UCSB parasitologist Armand Kuris' research team described and named a new myxozoan parasite that infects fish bladders after Kuris. The parasite, a tiny water-dwelling animal that’s a relative of jellyfish and anemone, is called Chloromyxum kurisi. Biologist Alejandra Jaramillo, who was working with U.S. Geological Survey/UCSB ecologist Kevin Lafferty, found the parasite at the Carpinteria Salt Marsh during a study of the wetland habitat as part of an ongoing effort to understand the role of parasites in ecosystems. 

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