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December 2017

Bren Seminar- Keith Winsten: The Future of Zoos and Aquariums in the 21st Century

December 4, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bren 1414 + Google Map
Free

This seminar by Keith Winsten, Executive Director of the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, Florida, will provide insights into the pressures zoos and aquariums face today, as well as the innovative strategies creating new ways for the public to engage firsthand with wildlife and environmental issues. The abstract reads: "Zoos and aquariums are studies in juxtaposition. They are mission-based institutions that are powered by leisure dollars. They serve local community audiences but deal with global conservation issues. Visitors are drawn by the…

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EEMB Seminar Series- Walter Carson: “Biodiversity collapse and the future of the Eastern Deciduous Forest Biome”

December 4, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
MSI Auditorium 1302 + Google Map
Free

This installment of EEMB's lecture series features Walter Carson, a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. Professor Carson's expertise is in the area of plant community ecology and his lab currently monitors the impact of herbivory on the diversity of tropical forests in Panama and Costa Rica and evaluates the underlying causes of failed oak regeneration in West Virginia. The abstract for this talk is not yet available.

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Rejuvenation Station

December 5, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
SRB Multipurpose Room, Ocean Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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Free

We have everything you need to recharge you batteries! Arrive early to schedule an awesome 10-min chair massage by a certified massage therapist. Stretch, meditate, play with puzzles & coloring books, grab a snack & tea, or simply stop by for free scantrons!

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Spatial Technology Lunch- Erin Wetherley: “Evaluating vegetation type effects on land surface temperature at the city scale”

December 5, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
3512 Phelps Hall + Google Map
Free

Spatial Technology Lunches are informal talks that provide a research forum for graduate students and faculty, as well as local technologists. This installment features UCSB Geography grad student Erin Wetherley and the abstract for the talk is: "Understanding the effects of different plant functional types and urban materials on surface temperatures has significant consequences for climate modeling, water management, and human health in cities. To date, doing so at the urban scale has been complicated by small-scale surface heterogeneity and limited…

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National Geographic Lecture- Climber/ Photographer Cory Richards

December 7, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Campbell Hall + Google Map
$15 - $25

Cory Richards is one of the world's leading adventure and expedition photographers and will give a talk as part of the Arts and Lectures National Geographic Live! series this Thursday. His camera has taken him from Antarctica’s unclimbed peaks to the summit of Mount Everest as he captures the soul of exploration and the complex relationship we have with nature. He is part of the North Face athletic team and delivers stunning images to National Geographic, Outside and The New York Times. In 2012,…

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EEMB Seminar- Michael Hochberg: “How Evolution and Environment Shape Cancer”

December 11, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
MSI Auditorium 1302 + Google Map
Free

Michael E. Hochberg is Research Director with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and based at the University of Montpellier, France. The abstract for this talk is not yet available, however Hochberg's work uses mathematical models and experiments to unravel complex ecological interactions and their evolution at scales from cells to societies. His main line of research seeks to understand how environments influence diseases, particularly those associated with bacteria, viruses, and cancers. Although most of his work is fundamental…

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Maintain Don’t Gain

December 14, 2017 @ 12:05 pm - 1:00 pm
Santa Rosa Formal Lounge Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States + Google Map
Free

Open to students, faculty and staff! Achieve and maintain your goal weight, energy, and fitness. You can learn how to enjoy food and manage your weight during the holidays! Join Jenifer Swartzentruber, M.S., bilingual Registered Dietician & C.D.E., for her series workshops! Nov 16 Dec 14th Jan 11th Santa Rosa Formal Lounge 12:05pm — 12:50pm. Jenifer will be available from 12:50pm - 1:00pm to answer your questions! Program ends the week of January 11th. Complete the 8 week challenge and be…

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January 2018

Bren School Distinguished Visitor on Climate Change- Gavin Schmidt

January 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bren 1414 + Google Map
Free

The Zurich Financial Services Distinguished Visitors program allows the Bren School to host international leaders in environmental policy, law, business, and science to enrich and expand the intellectual life of the Bren School community and share insight on issues critical to climate change. Wednesday, Jan 10 will feature climatologist Gavin Schmidt, Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) at Columbia University. The abstract for this talk is not yet available.

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Maintain Don’t Gain

January 11 @ 12:05 pm - 1:00 pm
Santa Rosa Formal Lounge Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States + Google Map
Free

Open to students, faculty and staff! Achieve and maintain your goal weight, energy, and fitness. You can learn how to enjoy food and manage your weight during the holidays! Join Jenifer Swartzentruber, M.S., bilingual Registered Dietician & C.D.E., for her series workshops! Nov 16 Dec 14th Jan 11th Santa Rosa Formal Lounge 12:05pm — 12:50pm. Jenifer will be available from 12:50pm - 1:00pm to answer your questions! Program ends the week of January 11th. Complete the 8 week challenge and be…

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IHC Talk- Michael Waltemathe: “Opening the Gates of Heaven: Religious and Philosophical Implications of Space Exploration”

January 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB + Google Map
Free

This installment of the IHC's highly innovative lecture series features Michael Waltemathe, Research Associate at the Evangelical Theological Faculty of the Ruhr-University Bochum in the field of religious studies and religious education. The abstract for this talk reads: "Religion and philosophy have always been present in human space exploration, in the form of religious rituals practiced during space missions, placement of sacred objects in space, and astronauts’ descriptions of transcendental changes in perspective when looking back on Earth. Space exploration also…

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