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Headlines

Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences in the news
June 8, 2018

A new study puts a surprising twist—one might even say a double spiral—into our understanding of how coral reefs react to ocean warming and acidification.

June 7, 2018

Small sample sizes in studies using functional MRI to investigate brain connectivity and function are common in neuroscience, despite years of warnings that such studies likely lack sufficient statistical power.

June 5, 2018

Earth scientist Zach Eilon plumbs the depths of the Pacific Ocean to learn more about plate tectonics

May 30, 2018

Dispatches from a Disaster: Part I

Announcements

Divisional announcements and opportunities

UCSB announces winners of Thomas More Storke Award and other top university prizes

UCSB researcher Irene Chen is recognized for her work with a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

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.