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    .@UCSBMensSoccer puts up a fight vs. No. 2 Clemson, but falls 3-2 in Sweet 16. RECAP >>> https://t.co/oqnHQnJzTn https://t.co/vgP5NNdQpL
    2 hours 52 min ago
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    UCSB Falls at Arizona State on Last Second Shot, 70-68 https://t.co/J0qqsxzgGY
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    And that'll do it. They battled valiantly, but @UCSBMensSoccer's season comes to and w/ a 3-2 Sweet 16 loss at Clemson. Great season guys!
    5 hours 8 min ago
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    2 mins left here, rain is really pouring now. C'mon Gauchos!
    5 hours 10 min ago
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    Goal for Clemson. Tic-tac-toe passing leads to a tap-in goal for Kyle Murphy. 3-2 now w/ 11 mins to go #LetsGoGauchos
    5 hours 21 min ago
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    GOALLLLLLLL! Sloppy back pass from Clemson to the keeper, Kevin Feucht pounces on it and taps into an empty net. 2-2 w/ 20 mins left to go.
    5 hours 31 min ago
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    Clemson goes up 2-1 on a goal by Diego Campos. 22 mins left for UCSB to equalize.
    5 hours 35 min ago
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    63' - Yellow card for Clemson, #6 Paul Clowes
    5 hours 41 min ago
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    62' - Nice build up for UCSB leads to a shot from the right side from Ismail Jome, but he hits the sidenetting.
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    Tactical foul leading to the YC for Clemson leads to a short-side opportunity for Randy Mendoza, but his shot stays wide left.
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    58' - Yellow card for Clemson, #11 Aaron Jones
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    51' - Jome sends one to the far post from inside the 18, but his curler goes just wide.
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    Clemson equalizes late in the first half through an Aaron Jones strike. It's 1-1 heading into halftime.
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Scientific Bird Society to Meet at UC Santa Barbara, Focus on Ivory-Billed Woodpecker and California Condor

Thursday, August 11, 2005 - 17:00
Santa Barbara, CA

A public presentation on the appearance of the ivory-billed woodpecker in the forest swamps of Eastern Arkansas will highlight the annual meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union (AOU) to be held at the University of California, Santa Barbara on Tuesday through Saturday, August 23 to 27. The remarkable bird was thought to be extinct for 60 years.

The plenary talk on the latest findings on the woodpecker will be given by John Fitzpatrick, director of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology at Cornell University. Entitled "Rediscovery of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker and its Conservation Implications," the talk will be held at 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 25, and is available to the public in Corwin Pavilion via live video feed. The televised lecture is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.

(Individuals attending other parts of the conference, which will have scores of lectures and posters on ornithological research, will have paid a required registration fee, which is $300 in advance and will be $325 at the conference. The entire meeting is open to the press, with appropriate credentials. Advance press registration can be arranged by contacting Stephen Rothstein at rothstei@lifesci.ucsb.edu.)

Four additional scientific talks about the ivory-billed woodpecker will be held from 10:15 to 11:15 on Wednesday morning, August 24, at Lotte Lehman Hall.

The California condor, another bird of great interest to the public, will be discussed at a symposium entitled "Endangered Species Recovery: the California Condor as a Model," beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 27. A panel discussion and press conference will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Lotte Lehman Hall. California Assemblyman Pedro Nava has introduced a bill in the California legislature that many scientists believe is essential to condor recovery –– the banning of lead-based ammunition in Southern California. The situation pits conservationists against hunters and a lively dialogue between the two groups is expected.

Friday's 8:30 a.m. plenary talk by Cristina Sandoval, director of the Coal Oil Point Reserve at UCSB, is entitled "Responses of Western Snowy Plovers and other Birds to Management: a Model for Shorebird Conservation." It will provide an overview of a highly successful management program, which meeting participants will observe at UCSB's West Campus during brief field trips.

Beaches, upland habitats and a large estuary are part of or immediately adjacent to campus and avian diversity is thought to be higher at UCSB than at any other university in the U.S. or Canada. Three bird species listed as endangered breed on or adjacent to campus lands. They are Belding's savannah sparrows, snowy plovers and least terns. "This is a really hot place for birdwatchers," said Stephen Rothstein, professor of biology at UCSB and a conference organizer.

The American Ornithologists' Union is the oldest and largest organization in the Western Hemisphere devoted to the scientific study of birds. Although the AOU is primarily a professional organization, its membership of about 4,000 includes a number of amateurs dedicated to the advancement of ornithological science.

Meeting Web Site
Ivory-Billed Woodpecker

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