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 Ryland King, recruits volunteers to […]

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 second day of the harvest […]

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 its leadership, including OptionCare, Duane […]

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 keeping with this year’s theme, […]

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 to collect and disseminate information […]

Film Award Chooses Gaucho as Finalist

The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation named UCSB alumna and screenwriter Cameron Lund a finalist in its 56th annual writing contest for an opportunity to gain exposure and a chance to win up to $15,000 in prize money. The organization began in 1955 at UCLA in honor of renowned film producer Samuel Goldwyn Sr. and has recognized […]

UCSB Alumni Start Website

UCSB Alumni David Friermor and Jordan Townsend launched the interactive website ClassWave for students to instantly share lecture notes, study guides and hold discussions about assigned readings.

UCSB Professor Recieves National Recognition

Chemistry and biochemistry professor Bruce Lipshutz received the 2011 Presidential Green Chemistry Award from the United States Environmental Protection Agency during a ceremony on June 20 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington D.C.

UCSB Entrepreneurs Earn Prize

A team of three UCSB students won the Kauffman Foundation’s international entrepreneurship competition last weekend in Silicon Valley with their mobile textbook sharing application 1night.me. Undergraduates Christian DeHoyos, Jason Vianna and Justin Kasad — who make up the competition’s youngest and smallest team — took home over $100,000 in software services from companies such as […]

Six Teams To Pitch Business Proposals in Venture Contest

Six teams will compete in the final round of UCSB Technology Management Program’s twelfth annual New Venture Competition today at 3 p.m. in Corwin Pavilion.

Proposed Fund To Aid Students

Several members of the Associated Students Legislative Council proposed a new lock-in fee this quarter to increase support for A.S.’s current Emergency Student Loan program. Known as the UCSB Community Financial Fund, the referendum asks undergraduates to contribute $3.00 each quarter — $2.10 for the CFF, $0.75 for return toaid- efforts, $0.13 for finance non-capital […]

UCs To Foster Support for System Salary Cuts

In a cost-cutting measure, the University of California Office of the President is proposing a voluntary system-wide program to reduce staff employee hours. The Employee-Initiated Reduction in Time program would permit UC employees to reduce work hours by five to 50 percent for a period of one to 12 months in order to save the […]

Budget for Children’s Center Up for Reapproval

UCSB’s University Children’s Center is asking for the reaffirmation of two separate lock-in fees totaling to $8.50 per undergraduate student per quarter in the upcoming Spring Election.

UCSB Nonprofit Enters Contest

Environmental Education for the Next Generation, a nonprofit student organization founded by undergraduates at UCSB, will compete for a $100,000 grant next month to secure funding that would expand its efforts.

Book Chronicles SBCC History

Santa Barbara City College concluded the year-long celebration of its centennial in December with the release of A Century of Success, A Future of Possibilities.