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Get to know Paasha Mahdavi, assistant professor in UC Santa Barbara's Department of Political Science

The Santa Barbara Independent joins in congratulating Professor Jeffrey Stewart, Department of Black Studies, for winning the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Biography for his book The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke (Oxford University Press)! 

France Winddance Twine, Professor of Sociology at UC Santa Barbara received an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters along with Oprah Winfrey on May 19th from Colorado College.

In his presentation, “Long Live(d) Economic Growth,” Peter Rupert, director of the Economic Forecast Project and a UC Santa Barbara professor of economics, highlighted generally positive data that would suggest the recovery will continue. 

Congratulations to Doctoral Student Afsoon Hansia for receiving UCSB's Graduate Opportunity Fellowship!

Congratulations to Doctoral Candidate Camille Endacott for receiving UCSB's Graduate Dissertation Fellowship!

Four faculty members and a graduate student from the Division of Social Sciences are among those who receive Academic Senate teaching awards.

A free screening of the documentary "The Pushouts" will be held tonight, April 29, at 6:00 pm at UCSB's Multicultural Center Theater, followed by an on-stage conversation about the film with Dr. Victor Rios, Professor of Sociology, Rebeca Mireles-Rios, Assistant Professor of Education, Gevirtz School Dean Jeff Milem and SAGE Sara Miller McCune Dean of Social Sciences Charles Hale. 

Santa Barbara local news announces Professor Aida Hurtado, Department of Chicana/o Studies, to be the featured speaker at the United Way of Ventura County's Women United 3rd Annual Luncheon, honoring single moms who are pursuing their education.