Archive for January, 2009


Capitalism Not All To Blame for Economic Woes

At this moment – at the culmination of an age of unfettered capitalism and the dawn of an era of government activism – we are begged to consider the constitution of our financial markets. I think we can all agree that capitalism is an intoxicating brew, and, like other fine ales, it’s capable of eliciting the best and worst attributes within our collective human character.


FDA Approves UCI Scientist Stem Cell Therapy

Irvine – On Jan. 23, the first treatment derived from embryonic stem cells was approved for human clinical trials. The treatment, discovered by a group of researchers at UC Irvine, may be able to heal acute spinal cord injuries.


SB Visits Vegas

The UCSB swimming team will travel to Las Vegas to swim against UNLV on Saturday in a dual meet at the Buchanan Natatorium in their last dual meet of the season on the road.


Wage Complaints Came at the Wrong Time

On Jan. 26, 2009, 50,000 people in the United States were laid off. On Jan. 27, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees on UCSB’s campus asked for a $6,000 raise per employee as unemployment hit a record high of 9.3 percent in California, 2 percent higher than the national average.


UCSB Researchers Delve Into Retinal Disorder

Thanks to a $240,000, three-year research grant, UCSB scientists will now have the opportunity to examine a degenerative retinal disease – central serous chorioretinopathy.