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Universal Personality Traits May Not be Universal After All
Focusing on the Tsimane, an isolated indigenous society in central Bolivia, Michael Gurven, Professor of Anthropology, and his team, published a study that calls into question the five-factor model of personality structure that psychologists have for decades argued is a universal feature of human psychology.
Stephanie Batiste, Professor of Black Studies and English, received the Modern Language Association of America's William Sanders Scarborough Prize for her book Darkening Mirrors: Imperial Representation in Depression-Era African American Performance.
Cap and Trade Explained
Charles Kolstad, Professor of Economics, discusses the implications of implementing California's landmark Global Warming Solutions Act , including the state's recent auction of carbon credits.
In Bolivian Amazon, a Yardstick for Modern Health
Michael Gurven, Professor of Anthropology, is founder and director of the Tsimane Health and Life History Project, arguably the most intensely studied indigenous people in the Western Hemisphere, reports THE NEW YORK TIMES.
Domestic Worker's Bill of Rights
The California governor has the opportunity to give more than half a million domestic workers hired by individual households the benefits envisioned by Governor Hiram Johnson in 1913, says Eileen Boris, Hull Professor and chair of feminist studies.
Small dig, Big Discovery
Engaged to monitor construction at a waterfront site in Santa Barbara, Archaeology Professor Lynn Gamble has discovered relics that could expand contemporary understanding of how sophisticated the Chumash trade economy was.
UC Santa Barbara Archaeology Class Unearths the Original Santa Barbara
9/11 Hearings: Hear no Evil
If the government prevails, observers at any of the 9/11 hearings would see, but not hear those on trial, writes Lisa Hajjar, Professor of Sociology.
Europe's Economy, a Lost Decade Looms
As Europe seems to be heading back to a recession, Peter Rupert, Professor and Chair of economics, says there are implications, including "a huge decline in human capital," that many people don't think about.
Christian Terrorism Comes to Milwaukee
Hilal Elver, Global and International Studies Scholar, Examines the Politics of Headscarves
Thomas Scheff Receives Constantine Panunzio Award
Anthropologists Finds HIgh Levels of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Breast Milk of Amerindian Women
Leda Cosmides and John Tooby Receive UCSB Faculty's Top Honor
Leda Cosmides, Professor of Psychology and John Tooby, Professor of Anthropology, internationally recognized as the founders of the influential field of evolutionary psychology, have been named joint recipients of the Faculty Research Lecturer Award for 2012.
Taxing Strip Clubs for Rape
Daniel Linz, Professor of Communication, says studies used to support restrictive zoning or special taxes on strip clubs are methodologically flawed, because they fail to use appropriate controls and rely on inconsistent and unreliable data sources.
Nothing Like Chocolate
Kum-Kum Bhavnani, a filmmaker and Professor of Sociology, features a story about finding hope in an industry entrenched in enslaved child labor, irresponsible corporate greed, and tasteless, synthetic products.
February 3 / Lobero Theatre / 2:00 p.m.
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