Arts and Seminars on Campus
February 4, 2015
Sea star wasting disease is ravaging the population at Haystack rock in Oregon--one of the worst sites along the Pacific coast--in a “die-off” that has killed millions of starfish. Kevin Lafferty from UCSB’s Marine Science Institute talks about how the animal’s behavior likely leads to heightened transmission of the virus.
February 1, 2015
Oliver Chadwick, professor in the UCSB Department of Geography and the Environmental Studies Program, conducted new research through archeological digs that found poor soil and shifting climate patterns likely contributed to the decline of the statue-building Rapa Nui people on the Southeast Pacific island.
January 30, 2015
Maya Rossin-Slater, an assistant professor of economics, has conducted research on the effects of California’s paid family leave program for mothers taking leave and the impact it may have for them later in their careers. She is quoted about her findings in this New York Times’ article.