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Research Explores Marine Biodiversity In Coral Reefs

Kimberly Selkoe, who has been investigating the genetic diversity of coral reefs across 13 Hawaiian Islands, published findings of a UCSB Marine Science Institute study on Wednesday.
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UCSB Leads Innovation for Interstellar Flight

As private companies such as SpaceX begin launching efforts toward space exploration, UCSB has joined ranks with industry giants, now leading development for interstellar travel.
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UCSB Professor and Nobel Laureate Walter Kohn Passes Away at 93

Walter Kohn, renowned Nobel Laureate and professor of physics, passed away at the age of 93 on Wednesday afternoon, leaving behind a legacy of excellence at UCSB.
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Farmers Market: As Local as it Looks?

Nexus Staff Writer Natalie Overton questioned a few food stands about their locality at Wednesday’s farmers market
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Faculty Nights Allow Student-Professor Forum

The UCSB Department of Academic Initiatives, a new department within the Division of Student Affairs, is dedicated to connecting students and faculty outside the lecture hall.
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‘Solar Ink’ Turns Windows Into Solar Panels

The company, NEXT, has developed a technology called ‘solar ink,’ a transparent substance that, if successful, will give windows the ability to act as solar panels
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Professor Awarded Grant for NASA Research

Assistant professor of geology Timothy DeVries will study Earth’s ‘biological pump’ and its effects on climate changes
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Photonics Society Wins ‘Chapter of the Year’ Award

UCSB’s student chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Photonics Society won the 2016 “Chapter of the Year” award.
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UCSB Professor Leads Alzheimer’s Trial

Kenneth Kosik, professor of neuroscience at UCSB, has been running drug trials with Colombian families who are genetically predisposed to Alzheimer’s disease
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Phenology Emphasizes Importance of Pollen

Susan Mazer, UCSB professor of ecology and evolution, explains that despite pollen’s small size, it is an essential part of the life cycle and genetic diversity of plants
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Assembly Discusses Computer Science Education, Women in S.T.E.M.

Members of the California Select Committee on STEM Education spoke out against barriers to computer science education in California’s schools at a meeting of the state Assembly on Thursday.
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NASA Approves Study of Ocean Carbon Cycles

In a plan recently approved by NASA, researchers from UCSB and other institutions have developed a study for a major NASA field campaign to quantify the state of the ocean carbon cycle from satellite ...
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City Rejects Desalination Plant Study Revision

Santa Barbara City Council declined to revise a study on the feasibility of alternatives for the Charles E. Meyer Desalination Plant at a council meeting on March 22.
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Fecal Matter to Fuel: UCSB Lab Does the Dirty Work

Get a load o' this shit.
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Paleontologist Finds ‘The Lost Giant’ on Expedition to Sahara Desert

In 2008, National Geographic paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim was on an African expedition when he and his team found “the lost giant” of the Sahara—the Spinosaurus—he told UCSB students Sunday.
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