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5 hrs ago | CNN

Georgetown nursing student dies of 'apparent meningitis'

There have been outbreaks of bacterial meningitis -- caused by the bacteria shown here -- recently at Princeton and the University of California, Santa Barbara. -- Andrea Jaime was at Georgetown University to study nursing, hoping to make a difference in the lives of the sick and the ailing.


Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, California, Georgetown University, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

7 hrs ago | Daily Kos

More Intellectual Dishonesty in the Academic Labor Movement

"Academic Workers for a Democratic Union" have already written a " rebuttal " to my previous diary , but characteristically resort to more name-calling and mischaracterizations. My assertions still stand: they've presided over a precipitous decline in participation in the union, they made major concessions for the first time in UAW 2865 history, they did not tell members they made these concessions, and they exaggerated/lied about what they did accomplish.


Related Topix: UC Riverside

17 hrs ago | AndhraNews

Carbon Sciences Developing Breakthrough Technology to Mass-Produce...

Carbon Sciences Inc. , the developer of a breakthrough technology to mass-produce graphene, the new miracle material, today announced that it recently entered into an agreement with the University of California, Santa Barbara to fund the further development of a new graphene process. "We have decided to commit our resources to developing a breakthrough technology to mass-produce graphene, which is truly a new miracle material," said Bill Beifuss, the company's CEO.


Related Topix: Physics, Science

21 hrs ago | RecordNET

New Humphreys president has a familiar name Updated at

Robert Humphreys Sr., the grandson of the college's founder, will retire as president by the end of next academic year after nearly 35 years in the position, school officials said. Stepping into his shoes will be his son, Robert Humphreys Jr., who has been selected by the board of trustees to take over.


Related Topix: Stockton, CA, Education Etc., University of the Pacific, Claremont Graduate University

Mon Sep 15, 2014


Santa Barbara County Officials Consider Replacing Goleta Beach Park Bridge

Goleta Beach Bridge, the sole vehicle access route to Goleta Beach Park , will soon be replaced with a safer, wider structure featuring new separate bike and pedestrian paths. The bridge connecting Sandspit Road near Santa Barbara Airport to the popular Santa Barbara County park near the entrance to UC Santa Barbara is set to be replaced in spring 2015, when crews will build a new, less obstructive bridge over the Goleta Slough .


Related Topix: Goleta, CA, Santa Barbara County, CA, Santa Barbara, CA


David Marshall Named Executive Vice Chancellor at UCSB

David Marshall, formerly the Michael Douglas Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts in the College of Letters and Science at UC Santa Barbara , has been named the campus' next executive vice chancellor. Marshall's appointment is effective Monday.


Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA


Renewable Energy Initiative Puts Photovoltaic Project to Work at UCSB

The top of the multilevel 22 Parking Structure on the UCSB campus is the site for a 425-kilowattt photovoltaic project. UC Santa Barbara continues to take great strides toward sustainability with a project that will ultimately provide solar energy to the student service buildings on campus and reduce reliance on grid-supplied electricity.


Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Santa Barbara, CA, Solar Energy

Medical News Today

Researchers use breast milk to show a correlation between dietary fats and academic success

You are what you eat, the saying goes, and now a study conducted by researchers at UC Santa Barbara and the University of Pittsburgh suggests that the oft-repeated adage applies not just to physical health but to brain power as well. In a paper published in the early online edition of the journal Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids , the researchers compared the fatty acid profiles of breast milk from women in over two dozen countries with how well children from those same countries performed on academic tests.


Related Topix: University of Pittsburgh, Supplement, DHA, Life, Food, Vegetables, LA, Standardized Testing, Education

Sun Sep 14, 2014


Fall Quarter at UCSB Starting Week Later to Avoid Conflicts with Religious Holidays

Fall quarter will start a week later than usual this year at UC Santa Barbara and seven other UC campuses , which will result in a shortened winter break. Classes will begin Oct. 2 to avoid conflicts with religious holidays, according to Brooke Converse, a UC Office of the President spokeswoman.


Sat Sep 13, 2014

UC San Diego Tritons

UCSD Posts Strong Showing at UC Riverside Invite

The UC San Diego women's cross country team took fifth place in the 6k invitational race at the UC Riverside Invite, on Saturday. On the men's side, the Tritons finished fifth in the 8k inivitational and sixth in the 8k open.


Related Topix: UC Riverside, UC San Diego

Fri Sep 12, 2014


Paul Aide: No, Rand Doesn't Want To Repeal Every Executive Order

U.S. Senator Rand Paul speaks at the Defending the American Dream Summit sponsored by Americans For Prospertity at the Omni Hotel on August 29, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. Sen. Rand Paul raised eyebrows on Thursday when he vowed to "repeal all previous executive orders" if elected president, a dramatic move that would undo important historical orders such as the desegregation of the nation's armed forces and establishment of equal employment opportunities in the federal government.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Barack Obama


In Buying Eucalyptus, HP Strengthens its Growing Cloud Muscle

It was all the way back in 2008 when OStatic broke the story about a cloud computing project at U.C. Santa Barbara called Eucalyptus. At the time, Rich Wolski and a team of university folks were focusing on creating a cloud computing framework that would be open source but include the feature set and feel of AWS.


Related Topix: Cloud Computing, Science / Technology, US Governors, Meg Whitman

Pacific Business Times

Google, Microsoft vie for UCSB top minds with quantum initiatives

Google has selected a UC Santa Barbara lab for a new quantum-computing initiative just a short distance from where Microsoft has an established outpost, setting up a battle among tech giants on the South Coast. On Sept.


Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, CPU, Science / Technology, Computers, Nanotechnology, High Performance Computing

Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Jewish News Weekly

Talking with a A radio man who dials it up a notch

J.: You're a reporter for KCBS Radio and KPIX TV, but more than that, you're one of the country's best storytellers - As your eight national Edward R. Murrow Awards attest to. How did it all start? Mike Sugerman: I walked into the campus radio station at U.C. Santa Barbara 43 years ago and fell in love with it.


Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Pacifica Tribune

Educator Sophie Korn signs on with Ocean Shore School

Sophie Korn said she is excited to teach at Ocean Shore Elementary School because she loves the school's philosophy and its priorities. At Ocean Shore, teachers and parents form a working partnership to enrich the educational experience for the students.


Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA


$500,000 Gift Launches Scholarship for UCSB Undergrads in Marine Science

Professor Craig Carlson, chair of UCSB's Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, frequently conducts research at sea. With a handful of motivated undergrads serving as his assistants, UC Santa Barbara marine scientist Craig Carlson spent part of his summer at sea on the South Pacific, leading the biogeochemical component of a multidisciplinary research cruise aboard the RV Kilo Moana.


Related Topix: Marine Biology, Biology, Science, Santa Barbara, CA

Wireless Design & Development

Lasers 'Grown' Directly on Silicon-Based Microchips

The breakthrough, achieved by researchers working on the program at the University of California, Santa Barbara , will enable the production of inexpensive and robust microsystems that exceed the performance capabilities of current technologies. Defense systems, such as radar, communications, imaging and sensing payloads rely on a wide variety of microsystems devices.


Wed Sep 10, 2014


Owen Pallett, composer-violinist, plays Great American Music Hall

Far be it for Owen Pallett to shy away from conflict. In fact, the Polaris Prize-winning, Oscar-nominated violinist-composer seems to savor the act of wringing beauty from rage, wresting harmony from harm, in service of his latest, praised LP, "In Conflict."


Related Topix: Owen Pallett, Music, Entertainment

Detroit News

Anti-Oval Office speech run lasts

U.S. President Barack Obama, seen through an Oval Office window, speaks on the phone with King Abdallah Abd al Aziz of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the White House on Wednesday in Washington, DC. Almost 1,500 days.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, World News, Middle East, Saudi Arabia

New Scientist

Google launches plan to built its own quantum computer

GOOGLE has announced plans to build its own quantum computer, despite having purchased one from D-Wave of Burnaby, Canada, last year. D-Wave's computers, which are based on superconducting quantum circuits, display quantum behaviour, but it isn't clear whether their design can actually take advantage of quantum mechanics to calculate faster than an ordinary PC.


Related Topix: PC, Science / Technology