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UCSB student success center fulfills its promise to serve and support underrepresented undergraduates

UCSB student success center fulfills its promise to serve and support underrepresented undergraduates

By Nora Drake • UCSB For students who are the first in their families to pursue higher education, the unfamiliar rituals and routines of daily college life can seem downright foreign. Research shows that dropout rates are higher among these first-generation students, who sometimes struggle to find their place at a large university. At UC Santa...
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Graduate Division series beginning Oct. 10 aims to promote campus conversations around diversity

Graduate Division series beginning Oct. 10 aims to promote campus conversations around diversity

By Andrea Estrada • UCSB Diversity matters. It plays a key role in all university endeavors, and a series of multilevel programming organized by the Graduate Division is designed to emphasize just that. “The goal of the Diversity Matters programming is to promote campus conversations around the central role of diversity to our academic missions, the barriers...
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UCSB scholars awarded grants for studies on Mexico’s black population and immigrants’ mental health

UCSB scholars awarded grants for studies on Mexico’s black population and immigrants’ mental health

By Jim Medina • UCSB Asking the right question is key to producing an accurate survey. Not only must the question be right — it must be asked in the right way. Consider the first-ever tally of Mexico’s black population. To recognize citizens of African descent, Mexico’s census agency, INEGI, conducted a preliminary count in...
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A father of five makes the transition from wide-eyed community college transfer to a ‘model student/scholar’ at UCSB

A father of five makes the transition from wide-eyed community college transfer to a ‘model student/scholar’ at UCSB

By Jim Logan • UCSB Luck is often more than random good fortune; it’s the product of vision and planning. Just ask Ruben Maldonado. A few years ago he worked for General Motors as a manager, putting in nearly 20 years. It was a bad time for the company — Maldonado called it “chaos”...
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‘The At-Promise Population’ at UCSB — Victor Rios’s own turbulent childhood inspires a uniquely personal enrichment program for underserved students in Oxnard

‘The At-Promise Population’ at UCSB — Victor Rios’s own turbulent childhood inspires a uniquely personal enrichment program for underserved students in Oxnard

By Nora Drake • UCSB When UC Santa Barbara professor of sociology Victor Rios was in the eighth grade, he temporarily abandoned his education. Each morning, he would sling his backpack over his shoulders, wave goodbye to his mother and head to his Oakland-area middle school — or so she thought. Instead, Rios ditched...
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UCSB announces winners of Thomas More Storke Award and other top university prizes

UCSB announces winners of Thomas More Storke Award and other top university prizes

Winners include Paola Dela Cruz-Perez, Kelli L. Forman, Felipe O. Infante, Alejandra Martinez-Ramos By Shelly Leachman • UCSB For their scholastic achievement, their extraordinary service to the university and the community, and their personal courage and persistence, three graduating seniors at UC Santa Barbara have been named winners of the university’s top awards. • Paola Dela Cruz-Perez, of...
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UCSB ranks among the top five colleges and universities in the country based on economic diversity, affordability and financial assistance

UCSB ranks among the top five colleges and universities in the country based on economic diversity, affordability and financial assistance

By Andrea Estrada • UCSB In the third annual College Access Index published by The New York Times, UC Santa Barbara has ranked No. 2 for its commitment to economic diversity. The ranking is based on a combination of the number of lower- and middle-income students a college or university enrolls and the tuition it charges...
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UCSB Chancellor Yang Speaks out on fossil fuel divestment, endorses campaign

UCSB Chancellor Yang Speaks out on fossil fuel divestment, endorses campaign

SANTA BARBARA — On May 11 at noon in Cheadle Hall, the UCSB campus administration building, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Margaret Klawunn issued a statement on behalf of Chancellor Henry T. Yang both endorsing the fossil fuel divestment campaign, Fossil Free UC, and pledging to collaborate on the issue with fellow chancellors across the...
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Through June 30 — ‘Recuerdos de Rosario (Memories of Rosario)’ at UCSB Library

Through June 30 — ‘Recuerdos de Rosario (Memories of Rosario)’ at UCSB Library

SANTA BARBARA — The exhibit “Recuerdos de Rosario (Memories of Rosario)” will be presented through 5 p.m. Friday, June 30  at UCSB Library. Stop by the UCSB Library’s Ocean Gallery to see our exhibition of Christopher Cardinale’s illustrations of Rosario, Mexico, the town depicted in “Into the Beautiful North.” The illustrations were originally created for the...
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A Chicana Warrior: Alicia Escalante, who led the fight for justice and dignity in the turbulent 1960s, has donated her papers to UCSB

A Chicana Warrior: Alicia Escalante, who led the fight for justice and dignity in the turbulent 1960s, has donated her papers to UCSB

By Jim Logan • UCSB Alicia Escalante was an unlikely hero. A poor single mother of five, she became one of the leading activists of the Chicano Movement in the 1960s. She founded the East Los Angeles Welfare Rights Organization (ELAWRO) in 1967 and participated in some of the most important Civil Rights struggles...
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UCSB’s Early Academic Outreach Program to host annual UC Success Night events honoring regional high school seniors

UCSB’s Early Academic Outreach Program to host annual UC Success Night events honoring regional high school seniors

By Andrea Estrada • UCSB The Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) at UC Santa Barbara will hold a series of UC Success Night events April 19-28 to celebrate the academic success of seniors from UCSB’s EAOP partnership schools who have been admitted to the UC system. UC-admitted seniors and their families from Fillmore, Rio Mesa, South, Carpinteria and...
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UCSB: ‘Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English: Promising Futures’

UCSB: ‘Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English: Promising Futures’

By the Gevirtz School — Graduate School of Education at UCSB Richard Durán of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School was a member of the committee that conducted the study and wrote the report titled Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English: Promising Futures for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and...
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April 23 – Che Malambo to perform at UCSB

April 23 – Che Malambo to perform at UCSB

SANTA BARBARA — Che Malambo will perform at 7 a.m. Sunday, April 23 at Campbell Hall, UCSB. “A thrilling display… 14 stomping, drumming, roaring men pounded rapid-fire rhythms into the ground with many surfaces of their feet – heels, toes, inside and especially outside edges – and with spinning boleadoras.” The New York Times Celebrate the...
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UCSB Scholar Jorge Luis Castillo receives PEN Club award for volume of short stories

UCSB Scholar Jorge Luis Castillo receives PEN Club award for volume of short stories

By Jim Logan / UCSB For his latest book, “La Virgen de los Boleros” (Isla Negra), Jorge Luis Castillo decided to step outside his literary comfort zone. In the collection of eight short stories, the professor of Spanish and Portuguese at UC Santa Barbara used a variety of voices to tell his tales. The effort paid off. Castillo...
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UCSB Chicana/o Studies scholar Aída Hurtado gives remarks at historic Women’s March on Washington

UCSB Chicana/o Studies scholar Aída Hurtado gives remarks at historic Women’s March on Washington

By Shelly Leachman • UCSB As a scholar, Aída Hurtado has marked multiple firsts in her study and teaching of Chicana/o studies and feminist theory. And now she’s made history of another kind, as a featured speaker at the recent Women’s March in Washington D.C., said to be the largest such civic event ever...
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