Undergraduate Researcher in College of Creative Studies Wins Prestigious Churchill Scholarship

This year, Cao is the only recipient of the highly-selective scholarship from the UC system --and only the third UCSB student ever. 
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To “Decolonize” the Social Sciences, Cross-Cultural Research Must Be More Equitable, Researchers Say

Lawson hopes that his colleagues see their perspective piece as an ultimately positive and optimistic one. 
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Following Widespread Die-offs, Researchers Investigate the Dangers Droughts Pose to Oaks

Anderegg and his collaborators have studied oaks across the west in North America, hoping to understand what resilience individual species of trees have to drought.
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Following Negotiations, Environmentalists and Indigenous Activists Must Raise $20 Million in 90 Days To Protect West Mesa

If 90 days have elapsed and the funds have not been procured, Save the San Marcos Foothills has agreed not to further oppose the development.
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Blum Center at UCSB Hosts Public Forum To Discuss Post-Pandemic Green New Deal

The forum focused on how the pandemic and recent socio-political shifts have impacted the prospects for “transformative economic and environmental change."
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UCSB STEM Disciplines Come Together To Study Cell Polarization

Banavar and her collaborators were interested in understanding how cells understand their own geometry and maintain polarity.
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Director of Black Student Research Center discusses S.T.E.M. Initiatives

Of particular importance for Tettegah is S.T.E.M. and data science engagement with underrepresented groups on campus.
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Planned Development Next To San Marcos Foothills Preserve Faces Legal Challenges

The San Marcos Foothills Preserve is a protected area encompassing 200 acres of oak savanna and grassland between Santa Barbara and Goleta.
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UCSB Professors, With Co-Authors From UC Davis and UC Riverside, Publish Book on the Sierra Nevada

California’s quintessential mountain range, the Sierra Nevada, extends 400 miles from the southernmost tip of the Cascades down to the Transverse Ranges in southern California. 
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A Time For Reflection At Terror Rift

Luyendyk, Sorlien and their collaborators have been working with seismic reflection data to construct seismic profiles and visualize faulting along the Terror Rift. 
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The Blue Collar Iron Man: A Look At Workplace Exoskeletons

How might work evolve as humans find themselves in the company of coworkers made of metal and wires, rather than just flesh and bones? 
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Here Comes the Sun: UCSB Researchers Uncover Link Between UV Radiation and COVID-19 Transmission

However, the strength of the relationship was not quite as strong as others have proven to be, such as social distancing policies.
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Santa Barbara County Hopeful for Accelerated Vaccine Distribution in Coming Weeks

By mid-February, a new standardized vaccine distribution standard will be implemented statewide.
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Cancer and Chemo From a Wider Lens

Boddy began studying comparative oncology hoping to understand why some species are better equipped to weather cancer than others.
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The Wolf, the Dog and the Man

Four different methods were tested using the remains of domestic dogs, grey wolves, coyotes and various types of foxes.
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