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Apr 24

W. Patrick McCray, a professor of history at UC Santa Barbara, has been awarded the Smithsonian Institution’s prestigious Arthur Molella Distinguished Fellowship. McCray, who specializes in the history of modern technology and science, will spend the 2018-2019 academic year at the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

Apr 20
Professors Leon Balents, Craig J. Hawker and Edward E. Telles have been elected members of the 238th class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Their selection brings to 37 the number of UCSB faculty members who have been named fellows of the academy.
 
The academy is an independent policy research center that conducts interdisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems.
Apr 18

The Association for Psychological Science has named Daniel Conroy-Beam and Zoe Liberman among its new group of APS Rising Stars. The designation recognizes outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their post-Ph.D. research careers for innovative work that has already advanced the field and signals great potential for continued contributions.

Apr 10

Associate professor of Asian American studies Lalaie Ameeriar has been named a member of the Luce/ACLS Fellows in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs for 2018. Ameeriar takes a deep interest in Muslim culture and labor migration and will use the fellowship to deepen her research and interest in Muslim women. 

Mar 28

UC Santa Barbara will host the inaugural Verbal Kaleidoscope: Writers and Scholars in Indigenous Languages and Literatures Conference, presented by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. The event, which is open to the public, will take place from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 4–5 in UCSB’s McCune Conference Room, 6020 Humanities and Social Sciences Building. 

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