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  • 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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