News Highlights


Aug 27
Recognized for its efforts around green building, waste reduction and sustainable investing, UC Santa Barbara has been named a top performer in three categories of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) 2018 Sustainable Campus Index.
The annual index ranks the nation’s most sustainable colleges and universities, as measured by AASHE’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS).
Aug 6
The Arthur N. Rupe Great Debate Series explores contemporary societal issues of national or international significance through the examination of divergent viewpoints presented by leading figures and argued in a scholarly format. Suggestions are now being solicited for which vital question might be taken up at the Spring 2019 Rupe Debate and which debaters could best represent divergent opinions. 
A list of previous Rupe Great Debate topics and panelists is available here. More information about the debate format is available here. Please email your suggestions for possible debate topics and speakers to IHC Director Susan Derwin at by August 31, 2018.
Aug 2
Dan Korman, a professor of philosophy at UC Santa Barbara, has won the Marc Sanders Prize in Metaethics for his paper, “Against Minimalist Responses to Moral Debunking Arguments.”
Korman and his co-author Dustin Locke, an associate professor of philosophy at Claremont McKenna College, split the $10,000 prize, and their paper will appear in Oxford Studies in Metaethics, with a publication date of summer 2020.