Eight Distinguished UCSB Faculty Members Named AAAS Fellows
Melvin Oliver, the SAGE Sara Miller McCune Dean of Social Sciences and Executive Dean of the College of Letters and Science, received distinction of Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his contributions to the scholarly foundations and development of the asset-building field in social policy through stellar administrative leadership in philanthropy and higher education. Election as a Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.
U.S. News & World Repor Ranks UCSB in Country's Top 10 Public Universities
Feminism, Feminity, and Firearms
In her new book “Girls With Guns — Firearms, Feminism, and Militarism,” France Winddance Twine, a Professor of Sociology at UC Santa Barbara, addresses what distinguishes women who use firearms for recreation from those who purchase them for protection, and those who use them professionally.
Anthropologist Studies Cattle Ranchers in Brazilian Amazon In a new article titled “Black Hats and Smooth Hands: Elite Status, Environmentalism, and Work Among the Ranchers of Acre, Brazil,” Anthropologist Jeffrey Hoelle studies the growing cattle industry in Brazil as it relates to rubber tappers, ranchers, and other rural groups.
Professor Johnson Eludicates Spacial Entitlement and Urban Race Relations
SPACES OF CONFLICT, SOUNDS OF SOLIDARITY: Music, Race, and Spatial Entitlement in Los Angeles, by Professor Gay Theresa Johnson, she examines interracial anti-racist alliances, divisions among aggrieved minority communities, and the cultural expressions and spatial politics that emerge from the mutual struggles of Blacks and Chicanos in Los Angeles from the 1940s to the present.
Shirley Kennedy Lecture
Professor Lawrence Bobo, W.E.B. Du Bois Professor of Scoial Sciences, Harvard University, will give a talk, "Postracial Nation: Blacks, Laissez Faire Racism, and a Changing American Population," in the MultiCultural Center Theater
Thursday / May 16 / 4 p.m.
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