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A Safety First

Nov 14th 2017, 08:44, by By Jim Logan

As part of its ongoing commitment to promote safety and security on campus and in Isla Vista, UC Santa Barbara’s Community Service Organization (CSO) will for the first time set up permanent operations in the adjacent community. In partnership with the Isla Vista Community Services District (IVCSD…

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Divine Intervention

Nov 14th 2017, 08:44, by By Nora Drake

It all began with a tale of an enlarged heart. Observed during a 16th-century posthumous examination, the organ belonging to recently deceased Fillipo Neri was found to have an enormous left ventricle and artery. So muscular was it, in fact, that two of Neri’s ribs cracked trying to contain it….

A Primo Book Finder

Nov 14th 2017, 08:44, by By Jim Medina

Invented by the French in 1789, the first library card catalog consisted of bibliographic notes written on the blank side of playing cards. With minor modifications, the system became the standard reference guide for people seeking library books through most of the 20th Century. But in the 1990s,…

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Under Pressure

Nov 14th 2017, 08:44, by By Julie Cohen

When 15 North Atlantic right whales turned up dead in U.S. and Canadian waters in the summer of 2017, it was declared an unprecedented mass mortality event. For a highly endangered species with slightly more than 500 animals remaining, the crisis signals a major shift in the population’s recovery…

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Open Enrollment Ends Nov. 21

Nov 14th 2017, 08:44, by By Andrea Estrada

Open Enrollment, the period when faculty and staff members have an opportunity to review their health plans and make choices regarding their 2018 benefits, continues through Tuesday, Nov. 21.  “We are pleased that we have been able to keep premium costs exceptionally low for the overwhelming…

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From La Frontera to La Universidad

Nov 14th 2017, 08:44, by By Andrea Estrada

Norma Elia Cantú has worn many hats over the course of her career. She is adding another next month when she comes to UC Santa Barbara to receive the campus’s 14th annual Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature. The award will be presented during a ceremony at 4 p.m. Tuesday,…

Get SMART

Nov 14th 2017, 08:44, by By Julie Cohen

When Justin Tran leaves UC Santa Barbara in June, he will walk away with bachelor’s and master’s degrees — and a job. Not too shabby for a new graduate. Tran has work waiting for him in southern Mississippi, in the Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO) at NASA’s Stennis Space Center, courtesy of…

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Creative License

Nov 14th 2017, 08:44, by By Jim Medina

Juan Rulfo’s legendary novel “Pedro Páramo” is about a man who stumbles upon a village populated by ghosts — a mystical narrative crossing between the living and the dead. Published in 1955, the story provides the here-and-there theme of the XXI Colloquium on Mexican Literature — “Nepantla, Between…

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A Star That Would Not Die

Nov 14th 2017, 08:44, by By Julie Cohen

Supernovae,​ ​the​ ​explosions​ ​of​ ​stars,​ ​have​ ​been​ ​observed​ ​by​ ​the​ ​thousands.​ ​And in all cases,​ ​the transient astronomical events​ ​signaled​ ​the​ ​death​ ​of​ ​those​ ​stars.​ ​ Now, astrophysicists at UC Santa Barbara and astronomers​ ​at​ ​Las​ ​Cumbres​ ​Observatory​ (LCO…

We’ll Always Have ‘Casablanca’

Nov 14th 2017, 08:44, by By Jim Logan

If you’ve seen “Casablanca” — and odds are you’ve watched it multiple times — you smiled as Rick (Humphrey Bogart) and Capt. Renault (Claude Rains) walked into the misty night on their way to a Free French garrison and “a beautiful friendship.” Today we usually see that scene as the moral triumph…

Learning From Lies

Nov 14th 2017, 08:44, by By Jim Logan

You cannot escape fake news. Its ubiquity as a topic is matched only by the vitriol and hand-wringing that accompanies it. We’re constantly told it’s undermining democracy, widening the partisan divide and delegitimizing responsible journalism. A one-day symposium at UC Santa Barbara, however, will…

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Games People Play

Nov 14th 2017, 08:44, by By Amy Bentley

From games of chance to tests of physical skill, ancient North America Indians took their sport and recreation seriously — in some cases, seriously to the point of betting themselves into slavery when they had nothing to wager but themselves. As UC Santa Barbara anthropologist Barbara Voorhies…

Resisting Alien Invasions

Nov 14th 2017, 08:44, by By Julie Cohen

Invasive species can be hugely detrimental to marine ecosystems. Take Caulerpa taxifolia as an example. Dubbed “killer algae” because it crowds out other plants and animals as it colonizes an area with great monotypic stands of vegetation, C. taxifolia displaces rich marine habitats that support a…

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A Quasiparticle Quest

Nov 14th 2017, 08:44, by By Sonia Fernandez

What kinds of ‘particles’ are allowed by nature? The answer lies in the theory of quantum mechanics, which describes the microscopic world. In a bid to stretch the boundaries of our understanding of the quantum world, UC Santa Barbara researchers have developed a device that could prove the…

Empire Building

Nov 14th 2017, 08:44, by By Amy Bentley

As Japan sought to expand and maintain its colonial empire in Korea, Manchuria and Taiwan, the government discovered a successful way to make these foreign lands seem more “Japanese” and acceptable to its own citizens: educational tourist trips to the colonies. In fact, tourism was essential to…

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