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Oct 8
UC Santa Barbara has received a five-year, $1.67 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the “UC Santa Barbara Mellon Engaging Humanities Initiative,” an innovative learning experiences, mentoring and academic support for students in humanities disciplines.
 
The initiative also will improve the pedagogical training of graduate students in ways that will prepare them for a variety of teaching contexts and expand their career options.
Sep 26
Alison Butler, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UC Santa Barbara, is one of only 10 researchers nationwide selected to receive the American Chemical Society’s 2019 Arthur C. Cope Scholars Award, which recognizes and encourages excellence in organic chemistry.
 
Butler also received the society’s Alfred Bader Award in Bioinorganic or Bioorganic Chemistry just last year.
Sep 14

Two decades ago, a book by Black studies scholar and sociologist George Lipsitz fueled national discussions of race in America. A new edition of the book, “The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: How White People Profit from Identity Politics,” highlights how far we as a country have come — and, more important, how far we have yet to go.

In this 20th anniversary edition, published by Temple University Press, Lipsitz offers, in addition to updated statistics, analyses of defining issues and current events.

Sep 12

In its 2019 listing of the “Top 30 Public National Universities,” U.S. News & World Report has ranked UC Santa Barbara No. 5.

Among “Best National Universities,” which includes both public and private institutions, UC Santa Barbara placed No. 30.

Sep 6
Author and conservation advocate T.A. Barron has donated $500,000 to UC Santa Barbara to create the T.A. Barron Endowed Environmental Leadership Fund. The fund is meant to expressly support and advance environmental advocacy by undergraduates in the humanities. With the fund, UCSB aims to provide outstanding students with opportunities to combine academic training, team-based learning and practical experience to help make a difference in the world by becoming effective and persuasive advocates for the environment. 

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