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Headlines

Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences in the news
May 1, 2018

UCSB postdoctoral fellow Greg Salvesen takes data sonification to a new level with his Astronomy Sound of the Month website

April 30, 2018

Since California imposed clean air restrictions on vessels that travel through state waters, the number of fatal collisions with the big marine mammals has fallen as captains slow down. But much more needs to be done to reduce ship strikes, marine biologists say.

April 26, 2018

At UCSB, a three-pronged approach to retaining biology majors has met with success

April 23, 2018

In a recent study by an international team of researchers, scientists for the first time demonstrated that the groundbreaking gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 can be successfully used on coral. The breakthrough paths the way for CRISPR to potentially offer a boost for conservationists trying to save these ancient animals.

Announcements

Divisional announcements and opportunities

Researchers from UCSB take home poster prizes at the 2018 UC Chemical Symposium.

An eminent hydrologist and professor in the Department of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been honored with inclusion by ASCE in its 2018 class of Distinguished Members for his groundbreaking and standout contributions to the understanding of the effects of climate processes on the recharge and the safe yield of aquifers, and for the improvement of groundwater management.

Astrophysicist Lars Bildsten earns another well-deserved honor: membership in the National Academy of Sciences

 

Three scientists and scholars are elected to the 238th class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences