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University of California, Santa Barbara

Pioneering research is a critical component of the highest quality education. UCSB’s faculty includes six Nobel Prize winners and scores of elected members of national and international academies and societies as well as dozens of winners of Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships. The campus is one of only 62 research-intensive institutions elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities.

Within this community of scholars, the life of the mind, the pursuit of knowledge, and the experience of growth, both personal and intellectual, are the hallmarks of daily life. UCSB enrolls more than 23,000 students, almost 3,000 of them at the graduate level. Competition for admission is keen. In recent years the campus has enrolled the most academically competitive and ethnically diverse classes in its history.

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A new antibiotic susceptibility test revealed that existing FDA-approved antibiotics can effectively treat multidrug-resistant infections.
UCSB Library’s Special Research Collections is in the midst of a multiyear digitization of their Astor Piazzolla collection, who revolutionized tango and latin music by incorporating jazz and classical.
Researchers at University of Rochester, University of California, Santa Barbara, and the California Institute of Technology have developed an innovative benchtop laser with potential applications in LiDAR, atomic physics, AR/VR.
Scientists at UW have documented a previously unknown subpopulation of polar bears living in Southeast Greenland.
Now, a team of researchers from University of Kansas, University of California, Santa Barbara, and others has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to study how jellyfish-eye “convergence” provides a window on how evolution works at genetic, cellular and morphologic levels.
UCSB postdoctoral fellow Greg Salvesen takes data sonification to a new level with his Astronomy Sound of the Month website.
Wildlife loss and climate change will likely lead to an increase in ticks that carry certain fevers, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California Santa Barbara.
Scott Grafton helps develop a theory of compound movement that highlights a tradeoff between efficiency and computational cost.
In an era when it seems every week brings a new story of large-scale hacking and identity theft, you might wonder if we’re all just sitting ducks for bad guys with computers. The answer, say UC Santa Barbara researchers, is a firm maybe.
Scientists have developed a faster, cheaper and more biologically relevant way to screen drugs and chemicals in the developing brain.