The Agricultural Commissioner’s Office announced last Monday that Santa Barbara County citrus plants have been placed under quarantine following the discovery of six Asian citrus psyllids (ACP) within county lines. Non-lethal on their own, ACP prove fatal to citrus when infected with the plant disease Huanglongbing (HLB), for which there [...]
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Last June, UCSB Electrical Engineering Ph.D. graduate Shane Todd was found dead in his Singapore apartment on the eve of his return to the United States. Todd had just finished his work on Gallium Nitride (GaN) with the Institute for Microelectronics (IME) — a telecommunication company with ties to the [...]
Beginning in June 2013, UCSB’s Davidson Library will undergo a major construction project that will include a complete renovation of the two-story north building and the addition of a three-story building beyond it. While the two remaining buildings including the main west entrance will continue to operate as normal, the [...]
As of last Monday, the University of California Regents will be forced to disclose information regarding a number of the University’s investments into private venture capital funds, following a successful lawsuit filed by the media corporation Thomson Reuters. The UC has invested some of its $10.65 billion endowment into various [...]
Associated Students groups Queer Commission and Take Back the Night held a joint protest advocating the rights of sexual violence victims and LGBTQIA campus members last Friday. Protestors marched from Cheadle Hall to Pardall Tunnel and then along Del Playa Drive, carrying signs calling for improved rights for LGBTQIA students [...]