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Around Storke Tower  Fall 2010

Wave of Students Move Into Dorms

Students and their families spent the weekend of Sept. 18 and 19 moving into on- and off-campus dorms and Isla Vista apartments. Following tradition, Chancellor Henry Yang and Dilling Yang helped freshmen move belongings into dorms and begin their transition to college life. New students attended Convocation where Art Professor Kip Fulbeck welcomed them to UC Santa Barbara.

External Research Funding for 2009-10 Breaks Record

Research support from external sources broke all previous records at UC Santa Barbara during the 2009-10 fiscal year. A total of $222 million was received from federal and state agencies, corporations, and nonprofits in fiscal 2010 –– a 28 percent increase over the previous fi scal year.

The increase in extramural funding, which has doubled over the past 10 years, is mostly due to increased funding from federal research agencies. UCSB received $192 million in federal funding, including $67 million from the National Science Foundation.

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Center Series to Look at Influence of Place

The Interdisciplinary Humanities Center’s Geographies of Place series will explore ideas of place and how they have been produced through mapping, media, and imaginative labor. The work of settlement and statecraft, social practice and cultural perception, place has historically been the source of both solace and struggle.

Geographies of Place will examine the ways in which space is demarcated by identity and memory, possession and destination. In a moment when globalization, environmentalism, cognitive science, and networked media are transforming our notions of geographical space, it is crucial to contemplate our historical and contemporary perceptions of place.

For a schedule of events, go online to http://www.ihc.ucsb.edu/category/series/geographies-of-place/

UCSB Alumni Association Website Gets New Look

With an eye toward making the website easier to use, the UC Santa Barbara Alumni Association has launch a redesign of its website, www.ucsbalum.com. All alumni are welcome to visit and browse around the site, interact with the various features, and join the Alumni Connections Online Community. Alumni can use the site to catch up on news and events on campus, to stay connected with UC Santa Barbara friends, and to get involved with the many programs and opportunities offered to them.

Feel free to send suggestions and feedback to Feel free to send suggestions and feedback to ucsbalum@ia.ucsb.edu

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Feminist Studies Scholar Examines Care Work and Other Intimate Labor

In her new book, "Intimate Labors-- Culture, Technologies, and the Politics of Care," Eileen Boris, the Hull Professor and Chair of Feminist Studies at UC Santa Barbara, takes a close look at care work, domestic work, and sex work in everyday life, and shines a light on the juncture where money and intimacy meet.

Boris and her co-editor, Rhacel Salazar Parreñas, a professor of sociology at the University of Southern California, present a comprehensive investigation into gender, race, class, and other power relations in the context of global economic transformations.

UCSB Celebrates Peace Corps Turning 50

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To honor the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Peace Corps, the Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion, and Public Life at UCSB is sponsoring a series of events that includes panel discussions, lectures, a film screening, and book and photo exhibits on campus and in the community. All events are free and open to the public.

Events in the series include a screening of "Frontrunner: The Afghan Woman Who Surprised the World" at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 21, in the UCSB Women’s Center; keynote addresses on "The Future of International Service" by Aaron Williams, director of the Peace Corps, and Kevin Quigley, president of the National Peace Corps Association, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 21, in Campbell Hall; and an exhibit of books and photos relating to the Peace Corps, on display in the Main Floor Lounge of the UCSB Library throughout the fall.

A complete schedule of the 50th Anniversary events is available at http://www.cappscenter.ucsb.edu.

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