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

The Division of Social Sciences Development team expands with two new Directors of Development!

The 2019 award recipients have landed impressive summer internship and research positions that will expand their professional network and career opportunities, ranging from on-campus and local positions to opportunities in the nation’s capital and beyond. 

The Division of Social Sciences Commencement will be presented as two ceremonies on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM. Each ceremony will include different Departments. 

May 2019 is definitely a month of celebration for the Department of Communication, as many of its faculty and graduate students receive prestigious awards!

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. 

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.