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Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences in the news
June 16, 2016
  • Adar Eisenbruch and James Roney. Photo Credit: Sonia Fernandez

James Roney and Team find that in addition to generosity and trustworthiness, men value productivity when choosing unrelated male partners for cooperative ventures.

June 14, 2016
  • Blacktip reef shark

Doug McCauley and Team discover that shark traffic in a lagoon access channel on a remote Pacific island peaks just after dusk.

June 13, 2016
  • Deron Burkepile   Photo Credit: Allison Grisham

New work from a UCSB field ecologist and his microbiology colleagues shows how rising ocean temperatures are potentially lethal for coral reefs

June 2, 2016
  • Kenneth Kosik and Neha Rani   Photo Credit: Sonia Fernandez

UCSB neuroscience researchers identify a gene critical for human brain development and unravel how it works 


Divisional announcements and opportunities
  •  A thermal composite of Sherpa fire taken Friday, June 17, 2016. Photo Credit: COURTESY OF NASA

For geographer Dar Roberts and other UCSB researchers, the Sherpa fire offers myriad research possibilities.

  • “The Brain Lady” talks to third and fourth graders at Santa Barbara Charter School. Photo Credit: Spencer Bruttig

An outreach program designed by UCSB psychologist Karen Szumlinski teaches elementary school students about the 3-pound brain and how to keep it safe.

  • Stanton J. Peale   Photo Credit: George Foulsham

The American Astronomical Society posthumously awards its prestigious Kuiper Prize
to Stanton Peale, the late UCSB astrophysicist

  • Charles Jones and Leila Carvalho

Two UCSB climate scientists, Leila Carvalho and Charles Jones, edit a new book about the Earth's regional and global monsoon systems.