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“We developed a computational model to create a world in which we can vary how many niches are in the environment,” said Michael Gurven, a professor of anthropology.

UC Santa Barbara, which this year experienced the most competitive admissions process in campus history, continues to attract the best of the best.

Kennett, an environmental archaeologist, noted the study at long last settles the question of the origin of Indo-European languages, which includes English, Russian, French, Hindi, Spanish and over 400 others.

McClure, who has done extensive work in Spain and Croatia, said the study’s global nature gives scientists the ability to see the greater patterns of land-use impacts. And despite some regional variances, the worldwide patterns are clear.

The project “Mass Shootings in America: Men, Masculinity, Guns and U.S. Gun Culture,” by Tristan Bridges, an assistant professor of sociology, is the inaugural awardee of the university’s nascent Pahl Initiative on the Study of Critical Social Issues in the Division of Social Sciences.

Weber and his lab developed MoNA, the Moral Narrative Analyzer, which promises to revolutionize the field.

“It was a charged event because we had no idea how big it was and slowly, as we started getting deeper and deeper into the sidewall, we realized how massive it was."

On The Interchange, a weekly podcast on the global energy transformation and hosted by Stephen Lacey and Shayle Kann, Professor Stokes describes why the Green New Deal plays well with voters.

Political Science Professors Paasha Mahdavi and Julia Morse join the Council on Foreign Relations’ Stephen M. Kellen Term Member Program