News Highlights


Feb 21
Trevor Hayton, a professor in the UC Santa Barbara Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been recognized with a prestigious Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
The Hayton Group has pioneered the use of nuclear magnetic resonance — familiar to most as the technology behind medical magnetic resonance imaging scans — to measure orbital interactions in uranium. 
Feb 15

El Plan, a 155-page manifesto and detailed blueprint for the formation of university-level Chicano Studies programs, was drafted by students, faculty and other delegates from across the UC system during a special conference at UC Santa Barbara in April 1969.  The conference became a higher-education catalyst for the movement at UC Santa Barbara, across California and beyond, and El Plan came to be seen as a seminal document resulting in the establishment of many Chicano/Chicana studies programs.

UC Santa Barbara will mark these milestones with a 50th anniversary conference examining the significance and enduring impact of El Plan. Event details can be found here.

Feb 13
In recognition of her dedication to countless students over 30 years, UC Santa Barbara physics professor Elisabeth Gwinn has been awarded the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s (AAAS) 2019 Lifetime Mentor Award.
The award honors “individuals who during their careers demonstrate extraordinary leadership to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in science and engineering fields and careers.”