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Environmental Group To Host Fundraiser For Education Efforts

The locally founded program Environmental Education for the Next Generation will hold its first annual Investing in Our Youth Gala and Auction from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. this Sunday at Chase Palm Park Plaza in downtown Santa Barbara. The nonprofit organization, founded in 2009 by fourth-year environmental studies major […]

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Holi Celebration To Debut

This Saturday, the UCSB Indus organization will host a celebration in honor of Holi, the Southeast Asian festival of colors. The event will take place at Goleta Beach at noon. Participants will use an array of colored powders and water guns to color the landscape in the tradition of the […]

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Insurance Dispute Ends Partnership

This year, the UC Student Health Insurance Plan will no longer cover Walgreens prescriptions due to the company’s failure to reconcile negotiations with Anthem Blue Cross. Students covered under UC SHIP can no longer receive network benefits — such as subsidized prescription costs — at Walgreens and other pharmacies under […]

Yearly Free Book Program Tackles Plastic Pollution
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Yearly Free Book Program Tackles Plastic Pollution

The UCSB Reads 7th annual program is distributing free copies of Donovan Hohn’s Moby-Duck this Thursday in the Davidson Library’s main lobby for participants in the communal reading initiative. The program features Hohn’s literature concerning humans’ environmental impact to spark discussion on consumerism, global trade, science and the media in […]

Internet to Better Rural African Life
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Internet to Better Rural African Life

Two professors from UCSB’s Computer Science Dept. received $100,000 last week for their project to bring a low-cost communications network to Africa’s rural areas. Professors Elizabeth Belding and Amr El Abbadi, the program’s two principle researchers, were awarded the funding for their initiative to create local cellular networks for residents […]