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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held For Newly Constructed Fence in Walter Capps Park

Last Thursday, local officials and members of the public gathered at Walter Capps Park to take part in a ribbon cutting ceremony for a newly erected wooden fence along the park’s oceanside cliff. Spanning 390 feet along the Walter Capps Park bluff, the project is the result of collaboration between Associated Students External Vice President […]

Assistant Professor To Discuss Highly Controversial Act

UCSB history and environmental studies assistant professor Peter Alagona will give a free lecture on the Endangered Species Act today at 4 p.m. in the HSSB McCune Conference Room. Alagona’s lecture, entitled “Forty Years of Endangered Species: Conflict and Conservation in California and Beyond,” will address the controversy surrounding the Endangered Species Act, which was […]

Flying Lanterns Light Up Camino Pescadero Park During Alpha Kappa Psi’s Fundraiser

Yesterday night the brothers of the Alpha Eta Pledge Class of Alpha Kappa Psi held a Flying Lantern fundraiser in Camino Pescadero Park. The event began at 9 p.m., and although the official release time for the lanterns was at 10 p.m., supporters could release their lanterns into the sky at any time. The paper […]

UC Holds Forum on World Hunger, Sustainability

The University of California held a global forum yesterday focused on addressing the issue of worldwide hunger by bringing together researchers, farmers, environmentalists, policymakers and other sustainability experts from 31 different countries for an all-day seminar. The over-arching goal of the conference — which consisted of two moderated panels and two keynote speakers — was […]

Award-Winning Comics Theorist and Cartoonist to Discuss Development of Art

Tonight, renowned comic theorist and author Scott McCloud will give a lecture titled “Comics and Visual Communication” at Campbell Hall, discussing the overall evolution of comic art in its many forms. The lecture, which will begin at 8 p.m., is an installment of the 2013 Regents’ Lecturer program within the Writing Program. This program welcomes […]

Student Activists Protest Regents Board Meeting

At yesterday’s UC Board of Regents meeting, roughly 500 student protesters blocked entrances to the venue, stalling the three-day gathering on its last day of discussion at the UCSF Mission Bay campus. The Regents discussed approval of the 2013-2014 university budget, touching on the implications of Proposition 30’s passage as well as tactics that would […]

U.S.Authorities Discover Smuggled Marijuana on Small Vessel at Sea

U.S. Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection patrols apprehended a small boat car- rying approximately 35 large packages of mari- juana yesterday morning just north of San Miguel Island. Authorities took the three men on board into custody and decided to turn over all suspects and evidence to U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement Homeland […]

Students Earn Scholarship From New Foundation

UC Santa Barbara recently awarded two students with $4,000 in tuition assistance as part of a new scholarship commemorating the death of Lucas Ransom, a UCSB student killed in an October 2010 shark attack. The Lucas Ransom Memorial Scholarship was established by the Ransom family to honor their son’s achievements and provide financial assistance to […]


Outstanding Senior Graduates Receive Prestigious Honors

This past Friday graduating seniors Harrison Weber, Seth Gorelik and Antoinette Moreland- Carter received three of UCSB’s most prestigious awards for scholastic achievement and other contributions to the campus community at the University Awards Ceremony in Corwin Pavilion. The top honor on campus — the Thomas More Storke Award for Excellence — was presented to […]

Researchers Seek More Information About Sponges’ Lack of Neurons

UCSB neuroscience and biology researchers recently published their discoveries regarding the link between the evolution of the human nervous system and the anatomy of nerve-less sponges in the science journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study, which is entitled “Functionalization of a protosynaptic gene expression network,” examined an earlier sequencing of the […]

Criminal Seeks Release From Mental Hospital

The Santa Barbara County Superior Court heard additional testimonies on Monday regarding the legal fate of David Attias, who struck and killed four people in a 2001 vehicle/pedestrian collision now known as the “Isla Vista Massacre.” The court has yet to decide if Attias is suitable for transfer to an outpatient psychiatric facility. Attias was […]

The Hungry Gaucho

Beyond the doors of UCSB dining commons, buffets are non-existent in the streets of Isla Vista. Perhaps it is for the better; a buffet in Isla Vista would be a jungle of penniless students scrambling to devour as much food as humanly possible and sneaking out with a plateful as well. Luckily, there is an […]

UCSB Wins the Gold by Going Green

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) honored the campus’ San Clemente Village Apartments with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold award for the second time, making the apartment complex the largest university housing facility in the nation to receive the honor. San Clemente Village received the gold-level LEED award for new construction […]

Scientists Receive Awards for Innovative Research

The Royal Society of Chemistry awarded UCSB chemistry professor and director of the Material Science Lab Craig Hawker the 2012 Centenary Prize for chemistry in recognition of Hawker’s innovative work with novel polymers. The RSC Awards Working Group annually selects three nominated profes- sors for the honor, which includes a medal, a certificate and a […]

Vehicle Collision Injures SB Student, Closes Mesa Road

UCSB student Felisha Olmos was struck by a vehicle on Mesa Road early yesterday morning and is currently in critical condition at Cottage Hospital. According to UCPD Public Information Officer Sergeant Rob Romero, Olmos allegedly veered out into the middle of the road while jogging and was struck from behind by a vehicle traveling eastbound […]