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  • wafer-scale spacecraft

    A minuscule spacecraft from UC Santa Barbara joins a pilot’s epic journey to fly from pole to pole

  • Researchers uncover early results about an existing tuberculosis vaccine hypothesized to help against the coronavirus

  • Scientists predict more extreme heavy flood events over the Sierra Nevadas under future climate warming

  • Researchers stride toward a therapeutic testbed for age-related macular degeneration

  • A multinational study overturns a 130-year old assumption about seawater chemistry

  • Mathematicians describe the interplay between COVID transmission and air circulation

  • Researchers have a bold proposal to tackle one of the biggest barriers to more renewable energy

  • Discovery of gene critical to development of columbines’ spurs promising insights into evolution

  •  Ten Lakes

    Environmental studies lecturer creates an online resource for exploring local public lands

  • Marine scientists will lead new research network focused on coastal California

  • Researchers discover a new window into societal behavior during the pandemic through seismographic noise

  • Researchers receive funding to develop a mobile app for providing motivation-based autism treatment to families

  • Offshore aquaculture in Hawaii

    Strategy for sustainable aquaculture supports the world’s fastest growing food sector

  • Identifying areas of increased food insecurity, researchers help coordinate humanitarian aid amid the pandemic

  • The Bren School announces a master’s degree program in environmental data science

  • A new tool slashes costs and opens optogenetics to scientists and students alike

  • New models detail how major rivers will respond to changing environmental conditions

  • Jean-Pierre Hebert Scholastica cinnabar 2

    Kavli Institute’s longtime artist in residence complements scientific inquiry with artistic creativity

  • Researchers will investigate kelp restoration with funds from the California Sea Grant

  • The discovery of the second-most distant quasar shakes up scientists’ understanding of black hole growth

  • Incentives for tree-planting need protections for existing forests

  • Researchers find that using forests to offset carbon emissions will require a better understanding of the risks

  • Researchers lead project that revolutionizes photonic systems

  • Researcher uncovers why most of the records left by ancient rivers preserve commonplace processes

  • A simulation of light emission around Sagittarius A* as gas spirals inward over the course of around 53 hours.
    A simulation of light emission around Sagittarius A* as gas spirals inward over the course of around 53 hours.

    Physicist’s innovative model provides insight into the behavior of the black hole at the center of our galaxy

  • Researchers receive funding to improve COVID-19 models

  • Marine biologists forecast the effects of oil platform decommissioning on fish communities

  • Researchers are developing methods to monitor the COVID-19 virus through the community’s wastewater

  • A billion years is missing from the geologic record; one UC Santa Barbara scientist believes he knows where it may have gone

  • Chemistry professor Alison Butler has been named the 2020 Faculty Research Lecturer

  • UC Santa Barbara in Minecraft.
    UC Santa Barbara in Minecraft.

    Students join together to recreate the campus in Minecraft

  • As pollution levels drop worldwide amid stay-at-home orders, researchers consider what this might mean for the future

  • UC Santa Barbara’s IT departments step up to ensure the campus community continues to function

  • Paper reviews major findings from the Deepwater Horizon spill ten years afterward

  • Biologists investigate why the sweet taste of sugary foods diminishes when they’re cool

  • Scientists detect human waste contamination in the mudslide debris used to enrich Goleta Beach

  • Scientists explore different strategies to remain productive as COVID-19 disrupts normal campus activities

  • Science vs Cinema | Star Trek: PICARD
    Science vs Cinema | Star Trek: PICARD

    Physicist Andy Howell discusses Star Trek science with cast, crew and fellow researchers

  • Computer science student builds a website to track the epidemiology of COVID-19

  • Scientists discover a new class of taste receptors

  • Datasets show worsening California wildfires are part of a long-term trend

  • Researchers investigate how forests are changing in response to global warming

  • face shield parts

    Researchers begin 3D-printing protective gear to aid local medical facilities

  • Physicists at UC Santa Barbara will develop instruments to directly image exoplanets

  • UC Santa Barbara leads a multi-campus data science initiative with funding from the National Science Foundation

  • Physicist proposes a new approach in the search for the elusive graviton

  • sammy davis

    UC Santa Barbara hosts a day of science and technology events for local middle and high school students

  • Physicists model the supernovae that result from pulsating supergiants like Betelgeuse

  • An analysis of global energy-use shows data centers consume less energy than commonly thought

  • Researchers connect microbes in the twilight zone of the ocean with the breakdown of tough organic molecules

  • Reducing nutrient pollution helps coral resist bleaching

  • A new study examines the governance challenges facing nations as fish stocks shift due to climate change

  • Protecting redundancy in the food web helps ensure ecological resilience

  • Neural network hourglass

    Untangling how artificial intelligence thinks can shed light on our own notions and ideas

  • Movies starring lead actors from underrepresented groups perform as well as those with white male leads

  • Statistics professor earns lifetime achievement award from the Indian Society for Probability and Statistics

  • The health of foundation species promotes the stability of the ecosystems that depend on them

  • Climate hazard scientists connect 2018’s Four Corners drought directly to human-caused climate change

  • Global analysis shows that fisheries management actually works

  • A once-extinct native plant finds new life with help from UC Santa Barbara botanists

  • Researchers lead a journal issue dedicated to the ecology of California’s offshore oil platforms

  • As career paths expand, the Department of Statistics and Applied Probability experiences a surge in student interest

  • Researchers will lead UC-wide collaborative project on wildfires

  • The Climate Hazards Center receives funding for two large projects to address water and food insecurity in Africa

  • Damaging rains from hurricanes can be more intense after winds begin to subside, say UC Santa Barbara scientists

  • Researcher earns award to investigate how drugs of abuse affect the brain’s connections

  • Nine professors elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

  • Researchers study virtual reality’s potential for bringing together older adults and their children

  • New findings detail a method for investigating the inner workings of stars in a rare phase

  • California has two fire problems, and they’re very different

  • UC Santa Barbara hosts 8th semiannual UC Cyber Security Summit

  • Data science enables researchers to better manage and share research collections

  • Researchers study a link between Arctic sea ice and conditions in the tropics

  • Deforestation and malaria are intimately tied in the Amazon

  • Research team will gauge public perception and societal implications of two projects aimed at creating synthetic cells

  • UC Santa Barbara sees phishing attacks every month, here’s how to protect yourself and the community

  • New protocols streamline guest Wi-Fi access

  • Chemists develop technique to predict siderophore structures from the genes that code for them

  • Researchers analyze how the moral framing of Greta Thunberg’s United Nations address influenced its impact

  • Scholar’s new book provides a guide for bringing ecological benefits into economic considerations

  • 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

  • dioptase

    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

  • Single radium ion

    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

  • Steve Gaines

    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

  • A new lab will combine environmental science and economics to address some of the world’s most pressing problems

  • 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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