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“It is this spirituality that drew missionaries to commend the music, particularly the spiritual music performed on the mbira instrument, these people are speaking to ancestors, they’re speaking to their pagan gods. So the missionaries descended on these cultures to crush them.” said Mhoze Chikowero, an associate professor of history at UCSB.
A UCSB historian’s new book reveals the role of music in the subjugation and liberation of African culture
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Learning how to be healthy is one of the most important skill a student can learn.A new pilot initiative at UC Santa Barbara is aimed at providing exactly that.
Food, Nutrition and Basic Skills Program for students at UCSB is aimed at food security
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“This honorable and prestigious appointment by the Regents, based on President Janet Napolitano’s recommendation and with the concurrence of the U.S. Department of Energy, provides an excellent opportunity for Michael. But his departure is a tremendous loss for our UC Santa Barbara family. His impact on our campus has been far-reaching, making valuable contributions to our administration, academics, fundraising, and student affairs.” said UCSB Chancellor Henry T. Yang.
UCSB vice chancellor for research will assume his new post on March 1
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Another day, another award! UCSB chemical engineer was honored to accept a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation for of her research in microbial communities and their potential to help solve some of today’s more pressing challenges.
UCSB chemical engineer Michelle O’Malley receives a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation
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Last week she was seen singing "Fortunate Son" for all of us at UCSB, and this week you get the learn about the girl behind the stunning voice. This week's Gaucho from around the world is none other than Alex Seigers, who has traveled to UCSB all the way from Sydney, Australia!
Alex is from Sydney, Australia, and is currently studying music, linguistics and Asian studies at UCSB. Her favorite class here so far is Linguistics 187 “Language, Power and Learning” because of how much it taught her about American society and how passionate Professor Dolores Inés Casillas is while teaching the course. Alex was originally drawn to UCSB because of its outstanding faculties and international rankings and the amazing beachside lif...
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UC Santa Barbara’s Kyle Ratner has been named a 2015 Rising Star for his work that melds psychological and neuroscience methods to study social perception and evaluation and their implications for intergroup relations and health!
Kyle Ratner’s innovative social psychology research has earned him Rising Star status
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This week's Gaucho from around the world is Andre, who traveled from Switzerland to study at UCSB!
Andre is an international student from Switzerland who is currently studying here at UCSB. As a global and international studies major, Andre loves his classes, his favorite being Global Human Rights because of the insight and discussion about current and past human rights issues. He was initially drawn to UCSB because of its picturesque appearance. Andre hopes to learn how to see current issues from different angles while learning more about Ame...
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“This honorable and prestigious appointment by the Regents, based on President Janet Napolitano’s recommendation and with the concurrence of the U.S. Department of Energy, provides an excellent opportunity for Michae, but his departure is a tremendous loss for our UC Santa Barbara family. His impact on our campus has been far-reaching, making valuable contributions to our administration, academics, fundraising, and student affairs.” said UCSB Chancellor Henry T. Yang.
UCSB vice chancellor for research will assume his new post on March 1
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Have you ever wondered about the psychology of children? In Psych 105: Developmental Psych, students study the science of the developmental processes with an emphasis on children psychology. Spoiler Alert: There may even be a cool Cookie Monster Video at some point in this fun class! #Gauchocourses
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“Producing color the way giant clams do could lead to smartphone, tablet and TV screens that use less power and are easier on the eyes.” said lead author Amitabh Ghoshal, a postdoctoral fellow at UCSB’s Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies (ICB).
Researchers find lessons in the surprising methods giant clams use for creating white coloration.
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The Great Recession may not have impacted everyone as equally as we thought! UCSb researcher, Sarah Thébaud, finds that women may felt the impacts a little harder.
UCSB researcher finds that female entrepreneurs suffered bias in financing during Great Recession
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Have you ever wanted to learn more about Samurai? Then This week's #GauchoCourse, History 187S, is the perfect class for you! In this course, students will trace the history behind the Samurai and see how their roles have evolved with time. #GauchoCourses
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