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    The Gauchos start the 2015 season off in style, hold No. 8 Stanford scoreless to win 1-0. @UCSBMensSoccer first win over Stanford since 2004
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    Stanford trying desperately to get on the board but UCSB's backline can't be beat. Gauchos lead 1-0 with 5 minutes to go
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    Ahinga Selemani beats his defender to set up Geoffrey Acheampong beautifully in the box, but the lefty's shot goes wide of the post
    8 hours 22 sec ago
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    Stanford with a pair of good chances with just under 30 minutes to go but UCSB still finds a way to keep them off the board and lead 1-0
    8 hours 5 min ago
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    .@UCSBMensSoccer leading No. 8 Stanford 1-0 at the half thanks to a goal by who else, Nick DePuy. Great first half for the Gauchos
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    GOAL! Seo-In Kim sends a cross far post and Nick DePuy heads it in to put the Gauchos up 1-0 with 3 minutes left in the half
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    Women's Soccer: San Jose State 1, UC Santa Barbara 1 (Final - 2OT) UCSB, San Jose State Battle to 1-1 Tie http://t.co/KolrGPE4AY
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    Big save by Vom Steeg to keep the game scoreless! 25 min left in 1st half @UCSBMensSoccer
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Virtual Reality and the 21st Century At March Chancellor's Breakfast

Monday, March 20, 2000 - 16:00
Santa Barbara, CA

Virtual exploration has become a pioneering real-world enterprise at the University of California, Santa Barbara where The Research Center for Virtual Environments and Behavior is a world leader in using computer-generated virtual environments to study human behavior.

UCSB professors James Blascovich and Michael Gerber will talk about the center and some of the ground-breaking research conducted there at a community breakfast at 7:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 22 in the Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center, 1118 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara.

Called a Chancellor's Community Breakfast, the event is hosted by UCSB Chancellor Henry T. Yang and sponsored by the UCSB Affiliates.

Blascovich, a professor in the Department of Psychology, is co-director and co-founder of the center with Jack Loomis, also a psychology professor.

Blascovich

will speak about the emergence of virtual reality research at UCSB over the past decade, formation of the center, and current research being done in the areas of social interaction, visual perception, spatial cognition, learning, and development of a navigation system for the blind.

Gerber, a professor in the Graduate School of Education, will speak about his efforts to build a virtual classroom in which teachers can practice their skills. "Good teaching is cognitively complex ...," Gerber said.

"It's at least as complex as piloting an airplane or managing a power plant. So how do they do it and can we train them to do it better."

Part of the problem, Gerber said, is that there are no truly experimental laboratories where teachers can study teaching.

It is a problem for which virtual reality technology may one day hold the answer.

"Why not build a classroom that has any and all of the elements we wish to study and with the same degree of experimental control that we enjoy in other scientific endeavors," Gerber said. "We will have such an experimental classroom before the middle of this century."

Tickets cost $10 per person and must be purchased in advance by sending a check payable to the UCSB Affiliates to the Office of Community Affairs, UCSB, Santa Barbara, Calif. 93106.

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