News & Announcements


Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences in the news
February 2, 2018

There’s a little known type of library that’s sprouting up throughout California. It promotes gardening, biodiversity and access to healthy food....

January 20, 2018

You might have heard that exercise treats the symptoms of depression and helps you prevent conditions like heart disease and diabetes. Well, you...

January 19, 2018
In December, a team of researchers and students at the University of California, Santa Barbara made the best of a local tragedy. The Thomas Fire, the largest in the state’s history, burned nearly 300,000 acres (120,000 hectares) in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties north of Los Angeles. The smoke plume could be seen from space.
January 8, 2018

UCSB invests in students and augments their learning with fieldwork, an increasingly rare practice among universities


Divisional announcements and opportunities

Through a Cottrell Scholar Award, Nathaniel Craig will formalize a learning assistants’ program in a key upper-division physics course

UCSB's Leda Cosmides declared one of fifty leading psychologists in the world today

UCSB assistant physics professor Andrea Young has won the Milner Foundation’s 2018 New Horizons Prize in Fundamental Physics

A half dozen professors are named 2017 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science