Twenty Years of Yang

He has advised the Department of Defense, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, NASA and the National Science Foundation. This past year, he finished his term as an elected chairman of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities, which includes 45 of the top research universities across four continents surrounding and within the Pacific Ocean. […]

UCSA To Ask UC Regents to Postpone Student Regent-Designate Confirmation

Yesterday afternoon in a closed meeting, the University of California Students Association (UCSA) voted to recommend the UC Regents postpone their confirmation of Avi Oved as the student regent designate for the 2014-2015 academic year in light of allegations that Oved accepted a potentially illegal donation for a political campaign in 2013 without disclosing the donation in his campaign finance report.

A spokesperson for State Senator Hannah Beth-Jackson addresses the crowd.

Gun Control Rally Marches Through I.V.

Students, locals and members of nonprofit organizations gathered in front of I.V. Deli Mart Saturday to protest gun violence for the #NotOneMore campaign, a gun control movement started by Richard Martinez, father of Christopher Ross Michaels-Martinez, a victim of the May 23 Isla Vista mass murder.

Deep-Sea Explorer & UCSB Alumnus Ballard Gives Talk

Dr. Robert Ballard, one of today’s most well-known explorers of the deep sea, spoke at a packed Campbell Hall yesterday afternoon as the keynote speaker for UCSB’s eighth annual All Gaucho Reunion.

Professor Kennedy discussed how language can be used to rationalize injustices, among other topics.

Curiouser and Curiouser: Last Lecturer Shares His Story

Last night, linguistics professor Robert Kennedy lectured as if it were his last chance to do so, speaking on linguistics and his own personal experiences in the field, as part of the UCSB “Last Lecture” series.

Just Do HIIT

It’s week six, which means midterms have descended upon UCSB. Plundering our precious reserves of brainpower, they have left us under-caffeinated, stripped of time, and quite possibly tempted to skip our workouts. That’s why it’s the perfect time to try interval training. Not only does interval training help you build muscle more quickly and make […]

Speak, Dance, Sing, Save The World: Change For Change

Student-Run Open Mic Night To Raise Funds, Awareness For Variety of Charitable Causes UCSB’s Residential and Community Living and the Hub are sponsoring a night of performances tonight to raise money for multiple charities through an event called “Change for Change: An Open Mic Night for Many Causes.” Change for Change will invite students to […]

A.S. Events This Week Inform Students About Debt

Students will have a chance at scoring some cost-free Ramen noodles at the Arbor today, as part of a series of events this week called “Week of Revenue,” which aims to provide students with education on student debt and the factors surrounding tuition costs at both the state and University level.

UCSB Rates Among Best Valued Colleges

UCSB ranked number 18 in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine’s 2014 list of the top 100 “Best Values in Public Colleges” after a combined analysis of the university’s education and economic value.

The Not-So-Sweet Truth About Sugar: 10 Ways It’s Ruining Your College Experience

Alcohol. Cocaine. Heroin. Sugar. Wait. Sugar? It’s not a typo. Sugar, like any drug, is addictive. This is because it triggers the release of dopamine, among other neurotransmitters, which sends signals to your brain’s reward system and make you happy. There’s a fantastic TEDed video that explains it here: UCSB students are lucky in that […]

Annual Butterflies Continue to Migrate into Goleta Grove

Until the first or second week of February, thousands of brightly colored monarch butterflies will continue to descend upon Goleta to find refuge in the Goleta Butterfly Grove. The grove is located on Hollister Avenue and is adjacent to the Sperling Preserve on the Ellwood Mesa, an open space right outside of Isla Vista that […]

Shi’s the Man: Researchers Collaborate with ERI Alum

UCSB’s Earth Research Institute has been measuring changes in cloud formations, land masses and ocean currents for years, but now the organization is collaborating with the State Key Laboratory of Remote Sensing Science in Beijing, China to share its specialized research practices in geography.

Doctor Who? A Look Into Pre-Med Competition

A breeze spiraled through the air, palm trees framed an ocean glittering in the distance, and second-year biology major William Tobolowsky sat at a glass table on the third floor of the Life Sciences Building, ardently reading his biology textbook while waiting for bacterial strains to grow.

UCSB Students Take On Santa Barbara International Marathon and Half Marathon

“At the eleventh mile, there was this long steep hill. Oh my god, my legs were barely moving. Then after the hill, I just started booking it.” Second-year biology major Emily McGovern had never run a half marathon before. She had run plenty of 5 and 10Ks, but this was 13.1 miles — not 3.1 or 6.2 […]

Health Officials Warn of Meningitis Surfacing on Campus

After two UCSB students were diagnosed with meningococcal disease, a bacterial infection that causes the highly contagious illnesses meningitis and meningococcemia, the Santa Barbara Department of Public Health is now putting the local community on high alert.