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UCSB Professor Awarded Funding To Evaluate and Rank Climate Models

With a focus on Arctic sea ice, Ding will cross-reference many different climate models to better understand how to optimize their effectiveness, and which models at present are the most efficacious i...
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Where Did He Come From? Where Did He Go? Campus Researcher Weighs in on Mountain Lion Sightings

The mountain lion may have come to campus by following the coast or from the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains.
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New Research Sheds Light on Prehistoric Migrations of South and Central Asia

A UCSB professor has helped to paint a clearer picture of the human story of ancient migration to South and Central Asia, and the spread of language and practices which coincided with this.
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UCSB Continues to Perform Well on 2019 Sustainable Campus Index Metrics

UCSB is among 134 institutions which have been awarded with a gold rating or higher by the AASHE, out of the 970 campuses currently registered.
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Mechanism to Develop Mineralized Skeletons Likely Evolved Independently Across Diverse Taxa

A paper from UCSB researchers details how they managed to pinpoint evidence of biomineralization in a wide variety of fossils from the Cambrian period.
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Eating for Two: MSI Researchers Study How Urchins Make Kelp More Palatable for Benthic Feeders

Sea urchins, much maligned throughout the California coast for destroying kelp forests, might not be quite the pests that they appear to be.
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UCSB Researchers Uncover Conditions Leading to Unusual 2015 Algal Bloom

It was especially fortuitous that the bloom occurred in the Santa Barbara Channel, a strip of coast which has been subject to close monitoring. 
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Bren Professor Researches Logistics of Carbon Capture and Utilization

“The question is whether we can turn this large volume of carbonaceous material that we are producing into an opportunity to store the carbon that is emitted into the atmosphere that creates the gre...
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UCSB Graduate Student Nominated for 2020-2021 UC Student Regent

A record 113 UC students applied for the position of the 2020-21 student regent, compared to 40 who applied in the cycle before.
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African Social Spiders Demonstrate How Group Dynamics Influence Success of Individual Colonies

The presence of two dispositions (aggressive and docile) begs the question, which one leads to greater success?
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‘Bolbo’ the Builder: UCSB Researchers Investigate the Impact of Bumphead Parrotfish Feeding on Tropical Reefs

Their diet, unusual compared to that of other primarily herbivorous parrotfish, consists of structural reef carbonates and the lifeforms that corals harbor.
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RHA Elections: A Look at the 2019-2020 Executives

The five RHA executive board members – Laila Voss, Ashley Davis, Bee Schaefar, Angela Friedman and Megan Foster – will take office in fall 2019.
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Sunrise Movement Holds Green New Deal Town Hall at Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival

The Sunrise Movement SB held a town hall on April 23 to advocate for the Green New Deal and answer questions from the public.
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UCSB Signs Onto OA2020 Initiative in Push for Open Access Publishing

The OA2020 Expression of Interest was signed about a week after the UC terminated its subscription with the Dutch information and analytics company Elsevier.
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UCSB Professor Wins Pulitzer Prize

UC Santa Barbara Black studies professor and author Jeffrey Stewart won a Pulitzer Prize for his work The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke.
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