An engaging, free speaker series featuring UC Santa Barbara professors. This program rotates from the virtual space to some of Santa Barbara’s favorite watering holes.
Associate Professor Amy Gonzales discusses her research, exploring the various ways to frame the issue of digital access, or the 'digital divide,' in bills proposed to Congress. She will examine how these frames have evolved over time and their connection to partisan support and the likelihood of a bill becoming law.
Professor Boddy discusses shared health vulnerabilities of female animals across the tree of life. This talk will discuss how observing animal health can provide new insights and innovations to women’s health, including diseases such as cancer, pre-eclampsia and infertility.
The Director of UCSB’s Center for Information Technology and Society (CITS), Joe Walther, invites you to learn about the Center's research on fake news. Take a dive into its recent experiment on the influence of getting ♥’s on people’s belief in fake news, and the dark corners where research on the power of online social.
Dr. Conroy-Beam presented the psychology of romantic relationships. This talk discussed how computer simulations shed light on how people choose their romantic partners and how these models can help people form happier relationships.
All Gaucho Reunion Prof Slam
Inspired by UCSB Graduate Division’s wildly popular Grad Slam, Prof Slam challenged eight UCSB professors to share — in an entertaining, interesting, and digestible way — their research in just three minutes!
This November, tune in once again to Profs at the Pub! This edition features Assistant Professor of Transnational Italian Studies, Stephanie Hom, as she presents "Teaching the Pandemic: Italy in the Age of Coronavirus." Join Professor Hom in a discussion around the teaching of the pandemic through the experience of Italy, one of the first countries hit by the coronavirus.
Join Associate Professor of Religious Studies, David Walker, as he delves into P.T. Barnum's theories of ritual and religion. Follow along as Professor Walker details the lives of spiritualists, magicians, and more. Learn the history of popular performance via the recording of this event.
Join fellow alumni in listening to an engaging talk, led by Professor of Counseling Psychology; Tania Israel. Learn about her book Beyond Your Bubble: How to Connect Across the Political Divide: Skills and Strategies for Conversations That Work. Hear from the author herself as she offers tools to increase understanding in an increasingly polarized society. The talk will be led by Professor Israel and will be followed by a moderated Q&A session. Learn more about Tania by visiting her website.
Public universities increasingly restrict entry into the highest-demand majors. This talk will analyze the effects of these restrictions at four UC campuses, demonstrating that they disproportionately filter out students from under-represented minority groups and lower-income families. Aashish Mehta is an Associate Professor of Global Studies at UC Santa Barbara. He studies employment patterns around the world, their relationship with globalization, and their implications for equitable development through education and work.