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How Fast Can Glaciers Respond to Climate Change?

Dylan H. Rood, Ph. D ’10 helps discover how glaciers respond to shifts in temperature. The team of researchers discovered that ice sheets and glaciers are extremely sensitive to short periods of temperature change. Rood, an assistant researcher at UCSB’s Earth Research Institute used an accelerator mass spectrometer and recorded how ice sheets and glaciers reacted from climate changes.

 

Alumnus Ronald Vale Receives 2012 Lasker Award

UC California, San Francisco Ronald Vale, B.S. ’80 is awarded the 2012 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award with scientists James Spudich of Stanford University and Michael Sheetz of Columbia University. The three scientists were awarded for “the discovery of cytoskeletal motor proteins, machines that move cargo within cells, contract muscles and enable cell movements.”

 

Alumni Invest in University and Campaign for UC Santa Barbara

Generous Gauchos have pushed the campaign total to $740 million. The campaign was launched in 2010 and all contributions will be used to support students, fund facilities, research and teaching programs, and recruit world-class faculty. Alumni can help by attending campaign events.


WEB EXTRAS
 

UC Santa Barbara Emeritus Professor Raises the Bar for Faculty Philanthropy
Emeritus Professor Duncan Mellichamp and his wife established a third cluster of four faculty chairs on the campus. The couple has given UCSB a total of 13 Mellichamp chairs and contributed $6 million to support the chairs.

UCSB Evolutionary Psychologists Study the Purpose of Punishment and Reputation
Researchers at UCSB’s Center for Evolutionary Psychology reports new findings to the behavioral puzzle of why humans behave with interest towards the well-being of strangers they meet.

Engineers Without Borders students 'Stoving' in a High-Mountain Peru Village
In the pat year and a half, five Bren sudents have played key roles in an Araypallpa project to build improved cooking stoves.

DEPARTMENTS
 

AROUND STORKE TOWER
UCSB Named Among Top 25 Colleges in Degrees Awarded to Latinos in STEM Fields • University Religious Conference Legacy Lives On With URC Interfaith Fund and more

RESEARCH
UCSB Named Among Top 25 Colleges in Degrees Awarded to Latinos in STEM Fields • University Religious Conference Legacy Lives On With URC Interfaith Fund and more

SPORTS
Women’s Volleyball Get Back in Win Column by Defeating Yale • Former Gaucho Somogyi Signs Contract With Los Angeles Lakers • UCSB Parlays First Half Explosion Into 3-1 Win Over USF and more
ALUMNI AUTHORS
Alumni Authors Check out the latest publications from these talented Alumni Authors! Lanny Ebenstein ’82 • Reilly Ridgell, M.A. ’70 • Stanely Moss, ’72 • Olivia Chadha, ’98 • Benito Pastoriza Iyodo, M.A. ’81 • Tom Garrison, ABD ’80 • David Dusty Cupples, Ph. D. ’83 • Larry Kelley ’72

MILESTONES
'50's to the Present.

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