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 trained officers to respond to […]

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 assistant professor Jennifer Klein, argues […]

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 counselors. Other student organizations and […]

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 Ecosystems   UCSB research biologist […]

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 of course materials by allowing […]

Arts & Lectures Earns Award for its Dedication to Equality

The Alpha Resource Center of Santa Barbara recently presented their “Imagine a World” award to UCSB Arts & Lectures for the program’s dedication to accessibility for its patrons. Several members of the Alpha Resource Center — an organization that works to sustain a welcoming environment for people with disabilities — visited the A&L office in […]


Professor Helps Find Ancient Spherules

UCSB earth science professor emeritus James Kennett and 15 other researchers discovered 13,000-year-old black mat sedimentary deposits believed to be evidence of Earth’s encounters with extraterrestrial materials. The researchers gathered nanodiamond sediments that are unique cosmic collisions from the bottom of Lake Cuitzeo in central Mexico, supporting claims that our planet underwent a galactic rendezvous […]

Union, UC Agree on New Pension Plan

After a year of negotiations, the UC finalized a revised pension plan and health care agreement for employees within the University Professional & Technical Employees-Communication Workers of America union, which covers over 12,000 employees. Last week members consented to the plan’s provision of increased contributions to the pension plan for both union members and the […]

Contest Seeks Startup Ideas, Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Friday is the last day students can register for the UCSB Technology Management Program’s 13th annual New Venture Competition for students to showcase entrepreneurial ideas and inventions for a chance to win over $75,000 in various prizes and business opportunities. Participants meet for biweekly workshops and seminars with local businessmen and other experienced mentors over […]

Films Enrich Ocean Issue Knowledge

Twelve UCSB students had the opportunity to study in two of UCSB’s top-rated departments simultaneously through the fifth-annual Blue Horizons Summer Program for Environmental Media. The nine-week program — a collaboration between UCSB’s film and media studies department, Carsey-Wolf Center and Marine Science Institute — combines an introduction to film production with lectures on environmental […]

College-Based Coupon Business Launches Mobile Application

Nationwide college coupon company Campus Special recently unveiled its Campus Special phone application that combines the organization’s online food ordering service and coupon book into one constantly-accessible product. The free mobile application is available for iPhones and Androids, and allows students to place orders at participating restaurants for delivery or pick-up without the additional service […]

Revolutionary Method Earns Professor Award

UCSB assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry Song-I Han received a 2011 New Innovator Award from the National Institute of Health last Tuesday for her work in protein interaction and its link to neurodegenerative diseases.

VP of Academic Affairs Announces Retirement

The University of California Office of the President has begun to implement changes to its administration this academic year as Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Lawrence Pitts announced his permanent retirement Sept. 8 while UC Berkeley professor Barbara Allen-Diaz took over the role of Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources […]

UCSB Engineers To Hold Recital for Kenya Relief

The UCSB chapter of Engineers Without Borders will host a benefit recital at 4 p.m. on Sunday in the Music Building’s Karl Geiringer Hall to help provide clean water for the Kenyan village of Luanda.

SB Localized Produce Spurs University Research

A recent study by UCSB Environmental studies professor David Cleveland and a team of researchers from the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management found that food localization does not necessarily ensure sustainability and health. The research — published in scholarly journal Environmental Science & Technology — revealed that over 95 percent of Santa Barbara […]