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April 2018

Disproportionality in Facility-Level Toxic Releases in the US Manufacturing Sector

April 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bren 1414
Free

ABSTRACT Disproportionality, defined by the late environmental sociologist William Freudenburg as the strikingly unequal patterns of privileged access to environmental rights and resources, is emerging as a key feature of modern economies. Collins and Pulver present a theoretical framework, centered on disproportionality and illustrated through a longitudinal, quantitative analysis of toxic emissions by circa 40,000 facilities in the US manufacturing sector, from 1988 to 2012. The data show that disproportionality within and across industries is a defining and stable feature…

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Grocery Shopping on a Budget

April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Isla Vista Food Co-op
Free

Learn some great tips and tricks on how to grocery shop on a $50/week budget including building a pantry, utilizing promotion & access based pricing programs, and more! Participate in budget friendly demos based on recipes from the cookbook "Good & Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day" that we will be raffling off! Please RSVP for free at: https://tinyurl.com/groceryshopbudget

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Night Bites

April 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Associated Students Pardall Center, 6550 Pardall Road
Isla Vista, United States
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Free

It's finals week. Your body can't take another bag of Hot Cheetos, but you're craving something savory and you've only got 15 minutes. What can you do to satisfy that hunger quickly and nutritiously? Come by Night Bites to find out! Please RSVP for free at: https://tinyurl.com/nightbite

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Eco-Nerd Night w/ David Pellow and Bren Grass

April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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IEE Seminar: Dr. Eric Masanet, “Prospective Sustainability Assessment of Next-Generation Industrial Processes and Materials”

April 19 @ 8:00 am
Bren Hall Dean’s Conference Room (2nd Floor)

Abstract The industrial sector is a major contributor to global energy and resource use, climate change, and pollutant emissions. To accelerate the much-needed transition to cleaner industrial pathways, manufacturers, investors, and policy makers need rigorous analyses of emerging technologies that encompass not only environmental, but also technical and economic performance criteria. This presentation will discuss how the integration of engineering analysis, life-cycle assessment, energy systems modeling, and economic analysis can be used for holistic evaluation of these important criteria, enabling more robust emerging technology research and deployment…

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2018 Light Science Workshop

April 20 @ 9:00 am
Elings Hall

Link to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-light-science-workshop-at-ucsb-tickets-43964064701?aff=ehomecard Dan Wasserman Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin   Abstract The IEEE Photonics Society's second Spring Workshop on Light Science at UCSB is aimed at increasing awareness of optics and photonics with speakers from both university and industry settings. The event will include a career fair, in which attendees will have one-on-one time with representatives of local companies as well as a poster session to display research being done at UCSB.…

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Plant-Based Tastings of UCen Dining

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
University Center Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States + Google Map
Free

Ever wondered about recipes of the various plant-based foods on campus? Do you think that some plant-based options are better than others? Come by and see Mickael Blancho cook some of those options and give your feedback on what you think is best!

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Bren Seminar: Keith Maruya, “Effects-Directed Monitoring of Emerging Contaminants”

April 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bren Hall 1414

ABSTRACT With thousands of new chemicals entering the marketplace each year, the need to modernize monitoring and assessment frameworks to protect water quality from the impacts of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) has never been greater. Conceptualized with input from a panel of experts and a broad coalition of stakeholders, a framework to screen for a broad suite of CECs, and that identifies the most problematic chemicals among those detected, is being developed and test driven for water quality in…

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Healthy Campus Network Spring Forum

April 23 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB

Please join us for the UCSB Healthy Campus Network Public Forum.  The event will be kicked off with a guest presentation from Wendy Slusser, Associate Vice Provost of the UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative and UCSB’s point of contact for the UC-wide Healthy Campus Network. After this opening, we will be discussing the outcomes of our projects from the past year and will be seeking feedback from the campus and local community on goals for next year.  UCSB HCN will be…

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CalFresh Enrollment Party

April 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
SRB Multipurpose Room, Ocean Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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Free

Join the UCSB CalFresh team to learn about the CalFresh program and receive step-by-step application assistance. The Foodbank of the Santa Barbara County will provide free grocery bags of food for students attending the event and the general public who stop by to talk with food security representatives about food resources on campus.

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