Tuesday, September 1, 2015

UCSB's College of Letters & Science offers courses in 29 different languages. In addition to French, Spanish and Latin, the college has classes in Persian, Arabic, Catalan, Sanskrit, and many more! 

Friday, May 22, 2015

UCSB Linguistics PhD Student Daniel Hieber receives check from UC President Janet Napolitano

UCSB Linguistics Ph.D. student Daniel Hieber is the second-place finisher in the inaugural UC Grad Slam in Oakland.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

headshot of K. Janowicz

The Plous Memorial Award is the highest honor granted by the College of Letters and Science to an assistant professor.

2014-15 Plous recipient Krzysztof Janowicz (Geography) delivered a public lecture on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 / 4:00 pm / McCune Conference Room (HSSB) / on Exploring the Data Universe with Semantic Signatures.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

BioMentors - Making Learning Social

The BioMentors program is a new approach to science education that engages students and faculty in more interactive ways than traditional lectures and labs.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Helping Incarcerated Youth Re-Examine Their Own Odysseys

"To have a voice is to have a choice," says theater and dance’s Michael Morgan. He produces The Odyssey Project, an outreach program at UCSB where incarcerated youths and undergraduates collaborate to perform their own version of Homer's "Odyssey."

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Beyond the Classroom

Under faculty mentorship and in many cases with the added bonus of an Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) grant, 200 students participated in the most recent Undergraduate Research Colloquium.


Nov 24

Craig Hawker, a UC Santa Barbara professor of materials, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He is one of 43 new members elected to the organization’s Chemistry section, and is recognized “for revolutionizing materials research through the development of powerful synthetic methods and strategies for molecularly engineering functional macromolecules, inspiring scientists across multiple disciplines.”

Nov 18

A groundbreaking new book co-authored by a UC Santa Barbara researcher asserts the Maya not only survived their presumed apocalypse, they thrive today using farming techniques that are thousands of years old. “The Maya Forest Garden: Eight Millennia of Sustainable Cultivation of the Tropical Woodlands” (Left Coast Press, 2015) by UCSB’s Anabel Ford and Ronald Nigh demonstrates that the Maya milpa system is sustainable, sophisticated and highly productive. 

Nov 17

The UC Santa Barbara chapter of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) has received the 2015 Outstanding Regional Network Role Model Award. This award marks the fourth in as many years bestowed upon the UCSB chapter by the national organization.

With the goal of supporting students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) areas of study, the organization sponsors a variety of activities, including professional development events, guest speakers, community service and high school outreach programs.

Nov 10

At UCSB, helping student veterans make the transition is a multipronged effort to bring administrative, academic, financial and social services to the campus’s 135 veterans and military service members. Nearly all those services are administered by the university’s Veterans Resource Center (VRC), led by Kevin Hagedorn, an Army vet who served with the 2nd Ranger Battalion in Iraq and Afghanistan. As veteran and military coordinator for the VRC, he oversees comprehensive resources to services on and off campus.

L&S Viewpoints

March 9, 2015

Melissa Immel is a fourth-year political science major focusing her studies on American politics. She's active on campus as a member of the...

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