Osei Darwka, president of Ghana Telecom University, has a lofty goal.
Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Letters and Science, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Environmental Studies, Geography
To combat last year's Deepwater Horizon oil spill, nearly 800,000 gallons of chemical dispersant were injected directly into the oil and gas flow coming out of the wellhead nearly one mile deep in the Gulf of Mexico.
Size, Distribution of Termite Mounds Foretell Ecological Shifts from Climate Change in Africa's SavannasLetters and Science, Geography
Scientists have discovered that the size and distribution of termite mounds in South Africa can be used to predict ecological shifts from climate change. The research is published in the advanced online edition of Nature Communications.
Letters and Science, Environmental Studies, Sociology
On April 22, 2010 –– Earth Day –– the gigantic drilling rig Deepwater Horizon sank in the Gulf of Mexico, some 40 miles off the Louisiana coast.
Letters and Science, Earth Science, Geography
Nanosize diamonds have been discovered in the Greenland ice sheet, according to a study reported by scientists in a recent online publication of the Journal of Glaciology.
UCSB Historian to Give Faculty Research Lecture on the Use of Atomic Bombs and Lessons of Hiroshima and NagasakiLetters and Science, History
Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, professor of history at UC Santa Barbara and an internationally recognized authority on Japanese-Russian relations, will give UCSB's 2010 Faculty Research Lecture on Friday, October 29, at 3:30 p.m.
Research by UCSB Scholar Questions Accuracy of Maya Calendar Correlation, 2012 Prophecy, and Other Historical DatesLetters and Science, Chicano Studies
For nearly half a century, Maya scholars have relied on a fixed numerical value called the GMT constant as a means of correlating the dates on the ancient Maya calendar with those on the Gregorian –– or modern –– calendar.
Engineering, Computer Science
Consider the common cold. You can take active measures to avoid catching one, but if the virus manages to invade your system, you are powerless to keep it from running its course.
Letters and Science, Chicano Studies
Jimmy Santiago Baca could easily have pursued a life of crime. Sentenced as a young man to five years in a maximum-security prison, he was well on his way.
Research by UCSB Sociologist Finds Increase in Arrests, Not Levels of Aggression and Violence Among Adolescent GirlsLetters and Science, Sociology
Contrary to what films such as "Mean Girls," "Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal," and "Heathers," might suggest, aggression and violence among teenage girls have not become common practice.