News Highlights


Apr 24

Two UC Santa Barbara scholars have been named 2019 ACLS Fellows by the American Council of Learned Societies. Kevin B. Anderson, a professor of sociology, and Anthony Barbieri-Low, a professor of history, are among the distinguished scholars who will receive funding to support as much as 12 months of full-time research and writing. 

The ACLS, founded in 1919, is a nonprofit federation of 75 scholarly organizations dedicated to promoting the study of the humanities.

Apr 22

UC Santa Barbara professors Alison Butler, José Cabezón and Brenda Major have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. They join 210 other new fellows and international members of the prestigious organization. Their selection brings to 41 the number of UC Santa Barbara faculty members who have been named fellows of the academy.

Apr 18
Two scientists at UC Santa Barbara whose work has contributed in significant ways to our understanding of nature and of our place in it have been recognized by the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.
Brain scientist Miguel Eckstein and evolutionary biologist Todd Oakley are recipients of 2019 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowships. The prestigious awards are given to those whose work adds “to the educational, literary, artistic, and scientific power of this country, and also to provide for the cause of better international understanding.”
Apr 17
UC Santa Barbara scholar Jeffrey C. Stewart has won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for biography for “The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke,” his meticulous and sensitive biography of the African American philosopher and activist who was a central figure in the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s.
Apr 8

UC Santa Barbara’s Grad Slam 2019 is here. Seventy-eight of the campus’s finest young researchers are giving brief, TED-style talks on their ideas, projects and passions in this intense, two-week tournament-style competition. The winner from this competition will receive a grand prize of $5,000 and move on to the UC system-wide competition.

Beginning Monday, April 8, graduate students from disciplines across campus will expound upon their research, as the preliminary rounds commence. Two hourlong rounds of presentations will occur each day, through Friday, April 12.