News & Announcements


Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences in the news
June 26, 2018

The nervous systems of animals are typically divided into two parts: a brain in the head and either a ventral nerve cord or a spinal cord in the...

June 20, 2018

Octopus skin can detect light and respond to it — no eyes or brain required.

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.


Divisional announcements and opportunities

Three graduate students are awarded prestigious NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowships

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.