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Students Rally for Higher Education

More than 250 UC Santa Barbara students and proponents held a rally March 4 in support of higher education as part of the statewide March Forth on March 4th event. Protesters marched through campus and Isla Vista before joining others in downtown Santa Barbara. The gathering was law-abiding and orderly, in contrast to similar rallies at UC Davis and UC Santa Cruz.

Gevirtz School and Harding Team Up

The Gevirtz Graduate School of Education and Harding Elementary School joined forces to create the Harding University Partnership School, which will implement the International Baccalaureate Program at Harding and develop innovative education practices. All of Harding’s teachers, staff and students came to UC Santa Barbara to celebrate and take part in campus tours and activities.

Synthetic Red Blood Cells Developed

Scientists at UC Santa Barbara and the University of Michigan have developed synthetic particles that closely mimic natural red blood cells, including softness, flexibility, and the ability to carry oxygen. The synthetic red blood cells retain 90 percent of their oxygen-binding capacity after a week and can be used to deliver therapeutic drugs and improve diagnostic imaging.

UCSB Breaks Ground on New Ocean Science Education Building

In January, UC Santa Barbara’s Marine Science Institute and NOAA’s Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary broke ground on the 15,000-square-foot Ocean Science Education Building, which will include sanctuary headquarter offices and the Outreach Center for Teaching Ocean Science. The center will offer ocean science programming and interactive educational activities.

Compiled from UCSB Public Affairs, Daily Nexus and staff reports.