News & Announcements


Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences in the news
July 17, 2018

SERVIR and the Climate Hazards Group (CHG) at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) have developed an improved rainfall forecast dataset, CHIRPS-GEFS, which merges two highly recognized datasets: Climate Hazards Group InfraRed Precipitation with Station (CHIRPS) and the Global Ensemble Forecasting System (GEFS).

July 13, 2018

When you see something you want in the store, you reach for it. When you notice the traffic lights begin to change green, you put your foot down. And while these things seem like completely natural responses to everyday occurrences, there’s a lot more going on in the brain than we give it credit for.

July 12, 2018

When it comes to climate change, Democrats and Republicans are generally in agreement — they just don’t realize it

July 9, 2018

It's the most powerful conservation tool in the world—and it needs to be updated


Divisional announcements and opportunities

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

Two faculty members are named APS Rising Stars by the Association for Psychological Science