When a mother devotes her life to caring for her children, her labors of love are celebrated and venerated. If she hires a nanny to do the same job, however, the work takes on an entirely different sensibility.
Letters and Science, Feminist Studies, Sociology
Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, Education, Letters and Science, Mathematics
UC Santa Barbara has received two gifts totaling more than $317,000 from Harry Lucas, Jr., chair of the Educational Advancement Foundation, to renew his support for the Center for Mathematical Inquiry (CMI) in the Department of Mathematics.
Letters and Science, Geography
A team of scientists has produced an innovative new study of the environmental impact of major urban ecosystems, published in the April issue of the journal Ecological Applications.
Letters and Science, Psychological and Brain Sciences
Andrew Stull, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Psychology at UC Santa Barbara, is one of 20 scholars nationwide to be awarded a prestigious Spencer Fellowship by the National Academy of Education.
Letters and Science, Religious Studies
Eighteen scholars from around the world will gather at UC Santa Barbara this summer to study the religious diversity of the United States and to learn firsthand how people with widely differing beliefs can coexist.
Letters and Science, Anthropology, Psychological and Brain Sciences
For our ancestors, misjudging the physical strength of a would-be opponent might have resulted in painful –– and potentially deadly –– defeat.
Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, Environmental Science and Management, Environmental Studies
Among the many tools being used to clean up the country's worst environmental disaster –– the Deepwater Horizon platform explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico –– is a new device called the Groovy Drum Skimmer.
Letters and Science, Global Studies, History, Sociology
UC Santa Barbara Professors Richard Appelbaum and Nelson Lichtenstein have been named to John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Chairs.
Letters and Science, Earth Science
About 10 miles off the Santa Barbara coast, at the bottom of the Santa Barbara Channel, a series of impressive landmarks rise from the sea floor.
Letters and Science, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geography
Two UC Santa Barbara faculty members have been elected to Britain's prestigious Royal Society, the world's oldest scientific academy. They are among only seven scholars at U.S. universities elected by the society this year.