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LGBT Safety Concerns Prompt Police Department to Conduct New Training

The Gevirtz School of Education recently announced that the Santa Barbara Police Department has completed its training on safety issues concerning Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual community members. The five-hour training sessions, which began in November of last year, were aimed at improving safety conditions in the LGBT community and […]

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Professor’s Book Examines Undervalued Professions

UCSB feminist studies professor and Department Chair Eileen Boris recently released a book analyzing the historical background and ongoing debates over labor conditions for homecare workers in the United States. Caring for America: Home Health Workers in the Shadow of the Welfare State, a collaboration between Boris and Yale history […]

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Festival To Illuminate Cultures Through Crafts and Performances

The Educational Opportunity Program’s Asian Resource Center will host the annual Lantern Festival, a celebration of Asian culture and traditions, on May 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. on the Student Resource Building lawn. The event will feature a lantern designing competition judged by a panel of student mentors and […]

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UCSB Faculty Lead, Contribute to Fishy Projects

Embracing UCSB’s close relationship with marine environments, faculty members are conducting a number of projects designed to analyze and preserve the Pacific Ocean’s ecosystems, with studies spanning from artificial reefs and catch share programs off the West Coast to underwater canyons in the Bering Sea.   Alaska Fishing Disturbs Underwater […]

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New Bill Aims to Provide Free Electronic Textbooks

Legislation seeking to create an open source textbook library for the California’s colleges and universities passed the State Senate Education Committee in its first hearing yesterday. The two bills, introduced by State Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Senator Elaine Alquist, would offer students solace from the rising price […]