News & Announcements


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

Phytoplankton play a key role in Earth’s climate by removing heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through photosynthesis.

August 8, 2018

Psychology professor includes left-handers in research about how collectivistic cultures view “others”

August 6, 2018

The intensity of pride people feel for a given act or trait is set by an implicit mental map of what others value

August 3, 2018

A new study finds that industrial fishing vessels flying the flags of wealthy nations are catching the majority of the world’s fish, adding to a growing discussion over how food security and sustainable fishing are connected.


Divisional announcements and opportunities

Funded through an annual gift of up to $75,000 from the Errett Fisher Foundation, the Daryl and Marguerite Errett Discovery Award in Biomedical Research is intended to honor the lives of Daryl and Marguerite Errett, while providing seed funding to the most exceptional young postdocs or research professionals (non-tenured faculty) at UC Santa Barbara early in their careers to support their innovative research in the field of biomedicine.

Funded through a generous $47,000 gift from international business leader and entrepreneur Harvey Karp, the Harvey L. Karp Discovery Award is intended to provide seed funding to the most exceptional young postdocs at UC Santa Barbara early in their careers and support their innovative research.

Douglas McCauley is named an early career fellow of the Ecological Society of America

The Otis Williams Fund at the Santa Barbara Foundation will provide two years of support for post-doctoral research training at the interface of biology and engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara. This fellowship is intended to support traditional biomedical fields such as biochemistry, molecular biology, and cell biology coupled with UCSB's unique strengths in materials, computing, and mechanical, chemical, and electrical engineering.