Research poster presentationUnder faculty mentorship and in many cases with the added bonus of an Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) grant, 200 students participated in the 2014 Undergraduate Research Colloquium. This forum showcases the research process and findings of undergraduate student researchers across disciplines and colleges at UC Santa Barbara.

Read on to learn more about the poster exhibition and some of the questions undergrads investigated...

The URCA grants are one of many programs and resources available through the Division of Undergraduate Education in the College of Letters & Science.

Acting Dean of Undergraduate Education Gutierrez-JonesFollowing the retirement of Dean Mary Nisbet in June, Carl Gutiérrez-Jones has been appointed Acting Dean of Undergraduate Education.

A professor of English, Gutiérrez-Jones joined the faculty in 1990 and holds affiliated appointments in comparative literature, Latin American and Iberian studies and Chicana and Chicano studies. Read on to learn more about Gutiérrez-Jones ...

Associate Dean Majewski and Executive Vice Chancellor MarshallHistory professor John Majewski has been named interim dean of the Humanities and Fine Arts Division. He replaces David Marshall, who has recently become the campus’s executive vice chancellor.

“I am grateful to Dr. Majewski for agreeing to serve as interim dean,” said Chancellor Henry T. Yang. “We thank him for assuming the responsibilities of this important role during this transitional period, and we know that his two decades of scholarship, leadership, and service to our campus will benefit us at this important time.” Read on...

Vice President Joe Biden

In light of the tragic events in Isla Vista in May 2014, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden sends a message of support to the UC Santa Barbara community.

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Henley Gate with black memorial ribbonThe College of Letters & Science Deans express our deepest sorrow and grief for the loss of the lives of our students in the violent and tragic events of May 23, in Isla Vista. The deaths of Katherine Cooper (senior), James Hong (senior), Christopher Ross Michaels-Martinez (junior), George Chen (junior), David Wang (junior), and Veronika Weiss (sophomore) are devastating for everyone in our community, and on behalf of the staff and faculty of the College of Letters & Science, we express our most solemn condolences to the families and friends of the victims.

To our students, parents of our students, and alumni: we join you in mourning their tragic loss.

Read on for more information about academic advising for students in light of this tragedy...