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Archivists at UC Santa Barbara are documenting the pandemic’s effect on the university’s community. To do so, they’ve asked students, staff, faculty and alumni to send in submissions, without any guidance on form or content.

And so far, UCSB’s Special Research Collections have received nearly 100 submissions.

Sarah York Rubin

If you head to the beach in Santa Barbara this summer, you might stumble upon an outdoor display by world-renowned artist Tom Fruin. His brightly-colored sculptures, made of reclaimed plexiglass, bring a new perspective to common shapes and designs.

The California NanoSystems Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) is a place where engineers, scientists and students make prototypes for their projects —often using 3D printers. Dave Bothman, the lab manager, has lately been using the printers to make face shields for healthcare workers.

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While there are still no confirmed coronavirus cases in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties, the spreading COVID-19 outbreak is now interrupting daily life on the Central Coast.

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UC Santa Barbara has broken ground on a new student farm, in an effort to address on-campus food insecurity.

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It’s been just about nine months since the Montecito Debris Flow killed 23 people and destroyed homes, bridges and roadways. Now that the immediate pain of the disaster has abated a bit, but before too much time passes that people start forgetting, a group of researchers at UC Santa Barbara are studying the disaster in a coordinated effort.

CSU, UC among the winners in new California budget deal

Jun 9, 2018
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Gov. Jerry Brown has repeatedly fought requests for more state funding for the University of California and California State University.

Jáshua Bane

At UC Santa Barbara and University of California campuses across the state, workers are striking through Wednesday, calling for better wages and benefits. About 54,000 nurses, custodians, technical and other service workers plan to join picket lines at all ten UC schools this week. UC's biggest union, AFSCME Local 3299, organized the strike. 

Sonia Fernandez, UCSB

New research out of UC Santa Barbara shows the Body Mass Index (BMI), which essentially scales a person's weight against their height, is bad at categorizing health. 

California's role in the future of solar technology

Jan 14, 2016
Jessica Paterson

Broadcast date: 01/13/16  

It hasn’t been long since the end of the UN Climate Change Summit in Paris. Just last month, the world’s leaders drafted broad goals for curbing the effects of climate change on the world’s nations. One of those goals is to pursue transformation towards sustainable development, with some specific parameters.

Spencer Bruttig, UC Santa Barbara

A recently renovated facility opens its doors this week to Central Coast students.

After more than two years of construction the completed University Library at UC Santa Barbara is open for student-use. 

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A local professor is receiving the nation's highest honors in science and technology.

The White House announced Tuesday UC Santa Barbara's Arthur Gossard, Ph.D., will receive the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. 

Jay Thompson, Cal Poly

A new survey shows recent Cal Poly and UC Santa Barbara graduates make higher salaries than many of their counterparts nationwide.

Jordan Bell

Saturday marks one year since a man with a knife and gun took the lives of six students in Isla Vista.

A candlelight vigil is scheduled at The People's Park starting at 8 p.m. Parents of those who died will be in attendance,  including Kelly Wang, the mother of George Chen, one of the men stabbed to death that night in the killer's apartment.