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UCSB Professor Nelson Lichtenstein, who specializes in 20th century U.S. Labor History, argues that the U.S. may see a “trade union revival” in the next 10 years. This revival, he believes, will require either extensive worker strikes or an increase in workers’ institutionalized strength. The latter would occur with help from the Democratic hegemony he views as unstoppable.

Theater chair and professor Risa Brainin directs Untitled IV by Ruth Markofsky, the 2014 production for the Launch Pad program. Launch Pad provides a “safe and nurturing environment for playwrights to write while seeing their work come to life on stage.”

UCSB geologist Cathy Busby will be journeying on an oceanic research vessel in March to study the formation of a chain of underwater volcanoes between Mt. Fuji and Guam. The experiment could help us understand how continents are formed.

Christopher Pilafian, Director of Dance for the Department of Theater & Dance and Santa Barbara Dance Theater Artistic Director, will lead the professional dance company in residence in it’s latest production of new works and a modern dance classic. Performances are Jan. 15-19 in UCSB’s Hatlen Theater.

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