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  • Letters and Science, Physics

    An international team of scientists has found the fastest-rotating massive star ever recorded.

  • Letters and Science, Ecology Evolution and Marine Biology

    Can we feed the 9 billion-plus people anticipated to live on this planet in 2050 without destroying Earth's life support systems?

  • Letters and Science, Communication

    In honor of his extraordinary contributions to the field of international education, the Council for International Education and Exchange (CIEE) has established a $25,000 scholarship in the name of Michael Stohl, a professor of communication at...

  • Letters and Science, English, Film and Media Studies, Germanic Slavic and Semitic Studies

    Focusing on the topic "Speculative Futures," the 2011-12 Critical Issues in America series at UC Santa Barbara will bring together humanities scholars, media practitioners, technical experts, artists, analysts, and policymakers from around the...

  • Creative Studies, Letters and Science, Ecology Evolution and Marine Biology

    A UC Santa Barbara student studying ocean ecology will accept the 2010 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring from President Obama next week, on behalf of Ocean Discovery Institute.

  • Letters and Science, Physics

    On the 100th anniversary of the first Solvay Conference on Physics, the International Solvay Institutes have created a special "Solvay Centenary Chair," which has been granted to David J.

  • Letters and Science, Physics

    Scientists have taken a new step toward quantum computing, which will use quantum mechanics to revolutionize the way information is processed. This research appears today in the online version of Nature magazine.

  • Letters and Science, Economics, Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology

    Homeowners and taxpayers are picking up most of the tab for damages caused by invasive tree-feeding insects that are inadvertently imported along with packing materials, live plants, and other goods.

  • Letters and Science, Ecology Evolution and Marine Biology, Marine Science

    Scientists at UC Santa Barbara and other institutions say their new research is expected to profoundly affect the field of ecology and can assist the management of ecosystems, including forests, lakes, and oceans.

  • Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

    The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has named Shuji Nakamura, professor of materials and of electrical and computer engineering at UC Santa Barbara, among the winners of the 63rd Annual Technology & Engineering...