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2 hrs ago | Noozhawk

UCSB's The Green Initiative Fund Awards Grants for Campus Environmental Projects

Awarding efforts focused on everything from composting and energy conservation to lighting retrofits and weed management, UC Santa Barbara's The Green Initiative Fund Grant Making Committee has selected its grant recipients for the 2013-14 funding cycle.


Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

5 hrs ago | Chemical & Engineering News

Bottle-Brush Polymer Mimics Natural Joint Lubricant

A new polymer lubricant is made of three parts : two cationic binding domains that cap the ends of a zwitterionic, bottle-brush-shaped domain .


7 hrs ago | Overclockers Club

Reducing Error in a Qubit Array

For quite some time, scientists have been thinking about how to create a quantum computer, which uses quantum mechanics to perform operations not possible with modern, classical computers.


11 hrs ago | Hesperia Star

Out and about with Charlene: Beginning Watercolor

The Hesperia Recreation and Park District offers some great classes and I decided to visit one of them.


Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA, UC Irvine, Irvine, CA

15 hrs ago | Noozhawk

Two UCSB Faculty Members Named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

UC Santa Barbara faculty members Catherine Albanese, the J. F. Rowny Professor Emerita in Comparative Religions; and Anthony Zee, a professor of physics, have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


Related Topix: Albany, CA, Santa Barbara, CA, Physics, Science, UC Berkeley

Wed Apr 23, 2014


A Year Of Milestones

UC Santa Barbara has a lot to celebrate this year. Eight departments are celebrating landmark anniversaries in 2014 with a host of special events and activities.


Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA, Asian-American

The Jewish Journal

Fresh, local blooms sprout from the Web

Weisstein commiserated: "You have a couple of bad experiences and it's not worth your effort, time and money anymore."


Related Topix: Santa Monica, CA, Wedding, Granada Hills, CA

Science Daily

Superconducting qubit array points the way to quantum computers

A fully functional quantum computer is one of the holy grails of physics. Physicists have moved one step closer to making a quantum computer a reality by demonstrating a new level of reliability in a five-qubit array.


Related Topix: Computers, Physics, Science, Science / Technology, High Performance Computing

The Hill

The real-life meningitis scandal

Last Thursday, 10.5 million viewers tuned into the season finale of Scandal on ABC.


Related Topix: Drexel University, Food and Drug Administration, Princeton University

Tue Apr 22, 2014


I Heart UCSB: Fans Share What They Love About the University

It's the ultimate brag book. Except it's a website, and it isn't so much bragging as it is highlighting points of pride.



UCSB Conference to Examine Labor Movement in America

The decline of organized labor's influence in the U.S. can be summed up in two numbers: 35 and 6. The first is the percentage of unionized private-sector workers at its high in the 1950s.


Related Topix: University of Wisconsin Madison

Times Recorder

The silliness of 'trigger warnings'

They should make students look in new ways at art, life, politics, love and war.


Related Topix: Mark Twain, Vocal

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Painting/Wallcovering Contractor

EPA Looks Closer at Nanomaterial Impact

The federal government is investing nearly $10 million in research aimed at understanding the impact of nanomaterials throughout their life cycle - from design to disposal.


Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law, Environment, Science, Arizona State University


Grand Slam: UCSB Graduate Students Perfect the Competitive Art of 3-Minute Research Talk

Aubrie Adams used teacher-to-student emails to highlight the optimal number of emoticons for students to perceive teachers as both competent and caring.


Inside Bay Area

San Mateo man enters plea to animal abuse charges in dog's death, dismemberment

A San Mateo man pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges he killed his Jack Russell terrier during a psychotic episode.


My Verona NJ

VHS 2014 Headed To Top U.S. Colleges

On March 27, many of Verona High School's top students weren't in VHS. They were in a bus in Boston, where the high school's music program had gone for its spring trip.


Related Topix: Princeton University, Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, Boston College, George Washington University

The Daily Nexus

A.S. Alums Vote 'No' on Withdrawing from USSA

As former Associated Students of the University of California Santa Barbara Presidents and officials, we write this letter to urge the Senate to vote no on the 'Bill to Officially Withdraw ASUCSB Membership from the United States Student Association .'


Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA

Sun Apr 20, 2014


Gerald Carpenter: UCSB's Week-Long 12th Primavera Festival Is...

UC Santa Barbara carillonist Margo Halsted will ring in the opening of the university's 2014 "Primavera" Festival at 7:45 a.m. Monday with a concert of three works by UCSB composers Emma Lou Diemer , Alexis Crawshaw and Halsted herself.


Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA, Margo, Electronic

Environmental News Network

New data on what Greenland was like almost 3 million years ago

Glaciers and ice sheets are commonly thought to work like a belt sander. As they move over the land they scrape off everything - vegetation, soil and even the top layer of bedrock.


Related Topix: NASA, University of Vermont, Geology, Science, Greenbelt, MD

USA Today

10 years on, Pat Tillman's widow at peace with past

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