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  • Scientist receives funding to analyze and rank new-generation climate models

  • Researchers identify a climate signature in rivers globally

  • Funding flows into UC Santa Barbara to manage the Long Term Ecological Research network office

  • Neuroscientists challenge assumptions about alpha wave brain activity

  • Paleontologist investigates how animals evolved skeletons and shells

  • UC Santa Barbara-Port Hueneme partnership recognized for excellence in education

  • Researcher blazes the way in our understanding of moral sensibilities

  • Scientists will lead a study on the region’s sundowner winds

  • Scientists resolve the nature of powerful cosmic objects

  • Scientists discover a new type of pulsating star

  • Lisa Storrie-Lombardi joins the campus community as the head of Las Cumbres Observatory

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    The Woodhouse collection features minerals from across the globe, including the classic mines of western North America

  • Researchers explores how to meet water demands during drought years

  • A new study shows Americans are drilling deeper than ever for fresh water

  • Scientists collaborate on Famine Early Warning Systems Network, helping save thousands of lives

  • Scientist at UC Santa Barbara helps develop animal model for one type of encephalitis, a damaging brain disease

  • Marine scientists discover an important, overlooked role sea urchins play in the kelp forest ecosystem

  • Research reveals the influence long-term climatic cycles can have on marine aquaculture

  • A renovated website presents the new face of IT on campus

  • A team of researchers evaluates a prominent sociology theory for the first time in a longitudinal study

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    Physicists are the first to laser cool radium ions, opening the door to an ambitious research plan

  • Big data book by statistics scholar Dawn Holmes is on its fifth language translation

  • Researchers determine the cause of an unusual algal bloom

  • Astronomers investigate invisible matter and the workings of the galactic ecosystem

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    Commencement season continues with festivities at the Bren School

  • Ecologists piece together an overlooked source of nutrients in Southern California kelp forests

  • Two undergraduates in the College of Creative Studies earn Goldwater Fellowships

  • Researcher explores the ecological links connecting all living things, from top predators to microbes

  • During a stroll through Sedgwick Reserve, disease ecologist Andy MacDonald discusses ticks and Lyme disease

  • New study maps the biodiversity risks facing the ocean

  • New study overturns previous conceptions of rivers before the emergence of land plants

  • The Library announces winners of the inaugural Library Award for Undergraduate Research

  • Bren scientist details a revolutionary approach to storing and using carbon, and the impressive effort it will take to achieve

  • Chemistry professor earns award for her research into the mechanisms behind inorganic reactions

  • UC Santa Barbara’s sophisticated security system thwarts hundreds of thousands of attacks per day

  • Researchers find biodiversity stabilizes kelp forest ecosystems far more than expected

  • Ecologist Douglas McCauley finds that marine animals are more vulnerable to global warming than those on land

  • Earth science professor at UC Santa Barbara will discuss the communities that form around oil seeps off the California coast

  • UCSB Canopy

    Celebrate Arbor Day with a stroll through the campus’s diverse collection of trees

  • Mathematics society honors the service and achievements of network engineering professor

  • Hertz Foundation selects undergraduate physics student Dolev Bluvstein for prestigious five-year fellowship

  • Researchers conduct first global assessment of the lifecycle of greenhouse gas emissions from plastics

  • UC Santa Barbara employees learn problem-solving skills through Lean Six Sigma program

  • Ten years before the detection of gravitational waves, two KITP postdocs had a novel idea

  • Five members of the UC Santa Barbara community will join 41 Nobel laureates in Lindau, Germany this summer

  • Researchers assess the impacts of drought and climate change on small mountain streams

  • Fluorescent proteins make each neuron flash every time it becomes active.
    Fluorescent proteins make each neuron flash every time it becomes active.

    Neuroscientist Michael Goard receives funding for new memory research

  • Corals in warmer latitudes appear more resilient to bleaching, a surprise to scientists

  • New insights emerge on what drives long-term climatic trends

  • Surprise finds help researchers place elusive fish into a broader context

  • Quantum physicists from across California gather to discuss pressing topics in the field

  • Climate change is shifting productivity of fisheries worldwide

  • Two early-career faculty members receive awards from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

  • Researchers show that tropical reefs can host coral or seaweed communities under the same conditions

  • Researchers turn to newlywed couples to unravel questions about the chemistry of empathy and bonding

  • Craig Montell and his research team identify the sour taste receptor in fruit flies

  • Scientists discover two mechanisms at work in crustacean’s dazzling light displays

  • Researchers lay out the science and history behind transitioning old oil rigs into permanent reefs

  • Astrophysicists help discover a new class of flares associated with supermassive black holes

  • A new website promises to further connect the environmental science community across campus

  • Marine scientists join an international team to uncover the origins of symbiotic organs

  • The Kavli BRAIN Showcase forges new connections between brain researchers across campus

  • Researchers see a wealth of potential for aquaculture in the Caribbean

  • Professors at UC Santa Barbara will lead two of UC’s newest collaborative research initiatives

  • Unique combined program in actuarial science launches students into a competitive career

  • The College of Creative Studies plans to launch an undergraduate major in marine science

  • Herbivores increase or decrease plant diversity depending on what’s on the menu

  • The American Mathematical Society awards fellowships to Hector Ceniceros and Zhenghan Wang

  • Humanity faces an uncertain future as we decide how to respond to the myriad environmental issues that confront us.

  • More attention to the wellbeing of the poor could make current projections of population growth in central Africa less dire

  • Professor Martin Moskovits earns the E. Bright Wilson Award for outstanding accomplishments in spectroscopy

  • (Santa Barbara, Calif.) — There’s a big hole in our current understanding of what makes up the universe. Normal matter — the stuff in people, planets and pulsars — can account for only 16 percent of the mass in the universe.

  • Researchers discover minerals in South Africa from Earth’s earliest history

  • Columbines’ vivid colors and iconic spurs make them a welcome sight in gardens and mountain meadows across the northern hemisphere. For decades the pretty flowers have also served as an ideal model group for studying evolution and ecology.

  • In the office, the lab and the field, teams are now the basic unit of productivity. Work has become complex enough to require a wide variety of skills and expertise, so organizations increasingly rely on teams to tackle challenges.

  • U.S. Department of Energy awards collaborative grant to researchers including UCSB mathematician Paul Atzberger

  • As a part of its ongoing efforts to play a larger role in student life in Isla Vista, and to improve the living experience for a large number of UC Santa Barbara students and the surrounding community, the University has purchased the Tropicana...

  • Kim and Jack Johnson and UC Santa Barbara share a significant commonality: The Johnsons and UCSB are nationally recognized leaders in green and environmental initiatives.

  • To ensure the timely completion of an important community safety project, UC Santa Barbara announced today that it is providing the County of Santa Barbara with $70,000 necessary for construction of a permanent fence along the bluffs in Isla...

  • UC Santa Barbara students share some of the most important words from the inaugural addresses of several U.S. presidents.

  • UCSB, UC Santa Barbara, Athletics, John McCutcheon, Athletics Director

    John McCutcheon named Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at UC Santa Barbara after 11 years at University of Massachusetts

  • Faculty, staff and students gather on the roof of Parking Structure 22 to celebrate the campus’s newest solar array

  • All actively enrolled UC Santa Barbara students now have the ability to access expanded Microsoft Office tools for free.

  • UCSB undergraduate applications for fall 2015 set a record at 85,208

  • Highlights of a few of UCSB's many outreach efforts
    Highlights of a few of UCSB's many outreach efforts

    UC Santa Barbara takes outreach to a new level, with a variety of programs that extend the campus’s impact to a host of communities — and countries

  • Faculty and staff members have until Nov. 25 to make changes to their 2015 benefits.

  • Behind UCSB Nobel laureate Shuji Nakamura’s breakthrough invention of the bright blue LED were years of toil and uncertainty

  • UCSB's Early Academic Outreach Program
    UCSB's Early Academic Outreach Program

    UCSB's Early Academic Outreach Program connects with thousands of regional high school students, with impressive results

  • U.S. News & World Report has once again included UC Santa Barbara in its annual listing of the “Top 30 Public National Universities”

  • UCSB students have been taking advantage of the big waves spawned by Hurricane Marie.

  • UC Santa Barbara jumps seven spots to No. 15 in Washington Monthly’s list of the best national universities

  • From Convocation to Commencement, it was a year of triumph and tragedy. Join us for a photo retrospective of 2013-14.

  • Bren School Graduation

    At its June 13 commencement, the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management graduated its 1,000th student

  • In fall 2015, UCSB’s Department of Global Studies will begin offering a Ph.D. in a discipline it is credited with creating.

  • A look back at how UC Santa Barbara students, faculty and staff pulled together to grieve, remember and start the healing process after the tragedy in Isla Vista.

  • Video of the memorial service held at UC Santa Barbara on Tuesday, May 27.

  • Hundreds of faculty, staff and students from UC Santa Barbara celebrated what has become a daily routine for most: Bike to Work Day.

  • A Day in the Life of UCSB
    A Day in the Life of UCSB

    In late October 2013, a team of photographers and videographer Spencer Bruttig traversed the UC Santa Barbara campus to capture a slice of life, from sunrise to sunset. We think you'll enjoy their presentation.

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