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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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NSF-funded program gives academically strong, low-income engineering undergraduates get the boost they need to complete their degrees

NSF-funded program gives academically strong, low-income engineering undergraduates get the boost they need to complete their degrees

By Sonia Fernandez / UCSB If you’re a college undergrad, you know full well your third year is your moment of truth. Gone are the days of tentatively exploring your major; gone is much of the flexibility you had to fulfill your prerequisites. In your junior year, things get real. That phenomenon is particularly...
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UC Santa Barbara undergraduate one of only 10 college students nationwide selected as a Frederick Douglass Global Fellow

UC Santa Barbara undergraduate one of only 10 college students  nationwide selected as a Frederick Douglass Global Fellow

By Shelly Leachman / UCSB It’s a long way from Wilmington to London. But Georgina Aguilar will soon make the trek from her home city of nine square miles and 57,000 people to 600-square-mile London, nine million people strong. And she’ll do so by way of UC Santa Barbara. Aguilar, a second-year sociology major...
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UCSB’s Mario Garcia being honored in separate events for distinguished contributions to the history of Latino activists

UCSB’s Mario Garcia being honored in separate events for distinguished contributions to the history of Latino activists

By Jim Logan / UCSB Few scholars have done more to document the lives and activism of Mexican-Americans than Mario García. For more than four decades the professor of Chicano and Chicana studies and of history  at UC Santa Barbara has given voice to the people who have struggled and persevered in a society that largely regarded them as...
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20th Mexican Literary Colloquium, Nov. 11 through 13 at UCSB, takes its metaphorical cue from a missing 19th-century cannon

20th Mexican Literary Colloquium, Nov. 11 through 13 at UCSB, takes its metaphorical cue from a missing 19th-century cannon

By Jim Logan / UCSB You might say there was something lost in translation when Santa Barbara named a street Canon Perdido. It should have been Cañon Perdido, after a cannon that disappeared on the beach in 1848. Without that Spanish enye Canon Perdido means something entirely different. That twist of meaning is the...
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UCSB history professor Sarah Cline’s LASA-award-winning essay deconstructs an iconic colonial Mexican casta painting of racial hierarchy

UCSB history professor Sarah Cline’s LASA-award-winning essay deconstructs an iconic colonial Mexican casta painting of racial hierarchy

By Sonia Fernandez / UCSB In 18th-century Mexico, casta paintings were all the rage, as the bloodlines of Spanish colonizers and of the colonized indigenous, black and mixed-race populations mingled and American-born Spaniards sought to define themselves apart amid increasingly blurry racial lines. Paintings of racial hierarchy, or casta paintings, put fictive family groupings, with father...
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UCSB to present ‘READINGS: Tides by Pedro Xavier Solís’ on May 31

UCSB to present ‘READINGS: Tides by Pedro Xavier Solís’ on May 31

SANTA BARBARA — Professors Suzanne Jill Levine and Jorge Luis Castillo will present a bilingual reading of Tides, at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 31 at the McCune Conference Room. The reading is a translation of a chapbook of poetry by Pedro Xavier Solís that addresses bipolarity. Pedro Xavier Solís, grandson of Pablo Antonio Cuadra, one...
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Local news briefs

Local news briefs

SANTA BARBARA — The University of California at Santa Barbara has been officially recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities. UCSB joins Riverside, Santa Cruz and Merced campuses as Hispanic-Serving Institutions. With six Nobel Laureates on its faculty and a ranking among the top 10 public universities in...
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