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UCSB’s Least Useful Majors

Citing data compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Newsweek recently released a list of what it considers the 13 Most Useful and Useless college majors after weighing factors such as employm...
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Vocal Ensembles To Hold Fundraiser

Santa Barbara Children’s Chorus will host a joint choral event with three UCSB a cappella groups this Sunday to raise money for its scholarship program. “An Evening of A Cappella & Jazz” wil...
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Alumni Speakers To Give Students Career Advice

The communication department will host its fourth annual Communication Career Day event tomorrow from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at HSSB. The event will feature 40 communication alumni speakers from organization...
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Earth Day Sparks Week of Festivities

The Environmental Affairs Board is hosting various events on and off campus through- out the week to commemo- rate Earth Day, culminating with an “Earth Day Festival” Saturday afternoon. The festi...
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Earth Day Fair To Discourage Fuel Use

Santa Barbara’s annual Earth Day Festival, a celebration of eco-friendly living, will be held in Alameda Park this weekend from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. This ye...
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Citizens Volunteer Time, Energy for Local Rescues

They save hikers from hypothermia, find children lost in the wilderness, pick stranded explorers off dangerous cliffs — and they do it all for free. The Santa Barbara County Search and Rescue Team, ...
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Authorities Take Precautions Against Diseased Tree Outbreak

Agricultural officials warned local citrus-tree owners after discovering evidence of a tiny pest known to carry the disease Huanglongbing on several citrus trees in Los Angeles County. HLB is an insec...
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Budget Cuts Constrain CSU System, Delay Admissions

The California State University system announced that 15 campuses will freeze applications for Spring 2013 and wait-list all applicants until next fall in response to a $750 million budget cut. Admiss...
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Impactful Diatom Study Earns Grant

The National Science Foundation awarded Marine Science Institute Assistant Research Biologist Jeffrey Krause a $453,487 grant for his research on the photosynthetic prowess of phytoplankton, which may...
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Art Collection Spotlights California’s Casual Living, Iconic Architecture

The UCSB Art, Design & Architecture Museum opened its “Carefree California: Cliff May and the Romance of the Ranch House” and “Catherine Opie Photographs Cliff May” exhibitions this week. ...
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UCSB A Capella Group, To Share Expertise with Childrens Chorus

UCSB’s female a cappella group VocalMotion will host a “Rock Capella” workshop with the Santa Barbara Children’s Chorus at 10 a.m. this Saturday at the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara. Duri...
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Professor Recognized for Efficiency Research

The National Academy of Engineering awarded UCSB materials, electrical and computer engineering professor Steven DenBaars membership into the prestigious group last week for his improvements to energy...
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Cocoa Film Reveals Exploitation

Sociology professor Kum-Kum Bhavnani’s “Nothing Like Chocolate” documentary will screen during the Santa Barbara International Film Festival at 2 p.m. today in the Lobero Theatre. Bhavnani paral...
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Student-Run Startup To Expand Business

SBprinter.com, a student and alumni-owned storefront, is scheduled to open at the Isla Vista Bookstore early next month. The store provides course readers, pamphlets, business cards and other printing...
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Event Brings Cycling Films, Swap Meet to Isla Vista

The international Bicycle Film Festival kicked off yesterday in downtown Santa Barbara with a party and an art show at DNA Studio. The second-annual Santa Barbara installment runs through this Saturda...
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