UCSB Group Real Life Hosts International Justice Week to Raise Human Trafficking Awareness

UCSB Christian organization Real Life and United States-based human rights non-profit International Justice Mission are jointly hosting International Justice Week this week in an effort to shed light on existing forms of slavery around the world. The series of events will include a basketball tournament, a film screening and a 5k run. The collective efforts […]

CA Universities Uniting in SB to Talk Sustainability

Registration is now open for the annual California Higher Education Sustainability Conference that is expected to draw hundreds of participants from across the state to UCSB next month to discuss long-term environmental issues. From June 23 to 27, students, staff and faculty from universities all around California will gather at UCSB to discuss various methods […]

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Transit Board May Eliminate Bus Line After Evaluation Period

Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District board members discussed the possibility of getting rid of Bus Line 22 — one of the city’s oldest routes — and increasing services for other lines, including Line 24x which runs from UCSB to downtown Santa Barbara, during Tuesday’s meeting. Due to its restricted budget and low ridership, the Santa […]

UCSB Performers Collaborate for Gauchella

The second annual Gauchella performing arts festival will take place this Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the UCSB Theater and Dance courtyard. The event, which is put on by all-female a cappella group VocalMotion, consists of several free performances bringing together a variety of UCSB performing arts groups and organizations along with […]

Williams Proposes Bill to Ban Inhumane Trapping

Assemblymember Das Williams recently proposed a bill aimed at ensuring humane wildlife treatment by wildlife trapping industries. Private nuisance wildlife control operators are currently licensed by the state of California to trap and dispose of animals posing a nuisance to consumers for a “damage control” fee. According to Williams however, some of these trappings cause […]

Film Uncovers Injustices, Child Slavery Driving Grenada’s Chocolate Production

Last Thursday, the Associated Students Human Rights Board screened the documentary film “Nothing Like Chocolate” followed by a Q&A session with director Kum-Kum Bhavnani, a UCSB sociology professor, at the MultiCultural Center as part of Human Rights Week. “Nothing Like Chocolate” follows chocolatier Mott Green in his efforts to promote equitable prices and treatment of […]

Los Angeles DJ Duo To Perform Tonight at the Hub

The Los Angeles-based DJ duo Poolside will perform at the Hub tonight, with the surf rock band Dante Elephante kicking off the show and doors opening at 8:30 p.m. Poolside consists of Danish-born producer and multi-instrumentalist Filip Nikolic and Jeffrey Paradise, former front man for the new wave band, The Calculators. The two met in […]

Study Examines Plant Species Diversity In California

A new study conducted by UCSB’s National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis indicates that low plant extinction rates spanning the last 45 million years have led to more diverse plant life in California. According to the study, rates of increase in new species of plants are highest in the state of California, which contains […]

Voters To Decide on Tax Increases, Education Funding With Prop 30

With Proposition 30 on this season’s election ballot, California voters will have the chance to determine whether California’s pub- lic education sector — including the University of California and California State University systems — will continue to be cut or receive additional funding. The ballot initiative would include a four- year increase on the sales […]

Brown Signs New Bill To Ease UC and CSU Student Tuition Hikes

Last week, Governor Jerry Brown signed the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act, which requires at least a 30-day notification for a proposed tuition increase and a minimum 90-day period before adoption of a proposed tuition increase in the UC and CSU systems. The bill, labeled AB 970, was co-sponsored by the UC […]

UC Receives Joint Research Grant

The National Science Foundation recently awarded a grant of $3.3 million to UCSB and University of Texas at El Paso to establish a long-lasting partnership in materials research and engineering and increase opportunities for global summer internships. The proposed partnership promotes advanced degrees for underrepresented minority groups at both campuses, hoping to alleviate the scholastic […]

Joint Venture To Aid Job Growth in Goleta Valley

A new collaborative effort between UCSB, Goleta city officials and local businesses is aiming to expand the field of technological entrepreneurship within the region. The Goleta Entrepreneurial Magnet is a joint venture established between the campus, the city government of Goleta and the Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce to support the growth of start-up tech […]

County Officials Seek to Revamp Local Landfill

Santa Barbara County Officials are looking to transform the Tajiguas Landfill into a more environmental- ly friendly facility while still allowing its expansion to cope with increasing amounts of waste. The county held a meeting last week to review methods of renovating the facility and discussed measures such as organizing waste and removing recyclable items, […]

Adam Sandler To Visit Campus For Screening, Q&A

Legendary actor and comedian Adam Sandler will appear at an advanced screening of the new film “That’s My Boy” alongside his co-star Nick Swardson tonight at 7 p.m. in Campbell Hall. Though “That’s My Boy” is set to hit theaters on June 15, students attending the event will enjoy a sneak-peek screening and the opportunity […]


Art Show Promotes Preservation of Santa Barbara Environment

The Pastel Society of the Gold Coast is hosting an exhibit at the UCSB Faculty Club in celebration of the unequaled beauty of campus coastlines. The “Preserving Native California” display features close to 30 artists who will divert 30 percent of their works’ proceeds toward UCSB’s Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration to support […]