News Highlights


Jan 3

Marianne Mithun, one of the country’s foremost scholars in indigenous languages and a professor in UC Santa Barbara’s Department of Linguistics, has been elected to serve as the 95th president of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA).

Anne Charity Hudley, the North Hall Endowed Chair in the Linguistics of African America at UC Santa Barbara, has received the society's Linguistics, Language and the Public Award for 2019.

Dec 20

To foster joint research, among its 10 campuses the University of California established the Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives (UC MRPI). The program awards competitive grants to multicampus projects that seek to develop tangible solutions to problems facing our state and world. Six of these projects involve UC Santa Barbara researchers, and two will be lead by UCSB professors.

Kim Yasuda, an artist and professor of public practice in the Department of Art, will lead a team studying place-making artistic projects and scholarship. Physics professor Mark Sherwin will lead a cohort enhancing the sensitivity of magnetic resonance spectroscopy

Dec 6

Sixteen UC Santa Barbara researchers have been named among the most influential scientists in the world, according to the 2018 Highly Cited Researchers List released by Clarivative Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters). See the full list here

Nov 28

Five UC Santa Barbara professors join the ranks as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for 2018. Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers for “their efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished.”

The new fellows include Craig Carlson, a professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology (EEMB); Bruce Luyendyk, a professor emeritus of marine geophysics; and Trevor Hayton, prfoessor of chemistry and biochemistry.