Dr. Christopher House, assistant professor of communication studies and former predoctoral diversity fellow, recently learned that he will receive the 2014 TRIO Achiever Award from the Association for Equality and Excellence in Education. As the organization articulates: “A TRIO Achiever is an outstanding former TRIO participant that has received recognition within his/her profession or for outstanding academic achievement. They are individuals who have made significant civic, community, or professional contributions.” TRIO programs are funded by the U.S. Department of Education and began as part of the 1965 Higher Education Act.
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- Weather Channel "Slugs and Surgery?"
- YNN News Channel: "Substance found in slugs could replace the use of stitches"
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At 7:30 pm, in Klingenstein Lounge, Lev Raphael will speak on “The Burden of Inherited History: A Jewish Writer Returns to the World His Parents Escaped.” At noon, in the Handwerker Galley, Lev Raphael will read from his work, My Germany: A Jewish Writer Returns to the World His Parents Escaped.
Paula Ioanide, Assistant Professor in the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity (CSCRE), has been invited to give a talk at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) on Tuesday, February 11. Dr. Ioanide’s lead-talk titled, “Cages Are the New Plantations: Policing, Prisons and Abolition Sights for a New Millennium,” is part of UCSB Multicultural Center’s “Race Matters Series” and focuses on “how to stop the new Jim Crow in your town and the urgency to create new freedom dreaming sights and sites.”
For more information, please visit: mcc.sa.ucsb.edu/Calendar/index.aspx#paula
Peter Donovan, founder of the Soil Carbon Challenge, will present “Understanding our Role in the Carbon Cycle” tonight - Thursday, February 6th - at 7pm in Textor Hall Room 101. Whether you have a 300-acre farm or a 300-square-foot back yard, your land management practices affect biological soil processes. Learn more about the soil under your feet and its relationship to global carbon and water cycles. The Soil Carbon Challenge is an international as well as local competition to see how fast land managers can turn atmospheric carbon into water-holding, fertility-enhancing organic matter. This event is free and open to the public.