UCSB receives NEH Next Generation Ph.D. Grant


The National Endowment for the Humanities recently announced that ​UCSB is one of 28 institutions to receive a Next Generation PhD Grant to ​help universities rethink how they prepare doctoral students for career paths outside ​the academy.


Applications now open for 2016 Dissertation Write-In


The deadline to apply for this four-day intensive workshop is Monday, July 25. You are eligible to apply if you are a Ph.D. student who has advanced to candidacy, has completed a chapter of your dissertation, and is committed to attending all sessions of the Write-In.


‘Reinvented’ UCSB Library opens

Patrons enter the new library . Credit: Sonia Fernandez, Office of Public Affairs and Communications

The newly completed work on the UC Santa Barbara Library is more than just a renovation of its outdated buildings. The project is a reinvention. That’s how university officials are describing the state-of-the-art project. Two years of construction have culminated with a festive “Reinventing the Library” grand opening ceremony, featuring speakers, dancers, musicians, a ribbon-cutting, a photo booth, and an open house.


California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education a big success at UCSB


On November 7, thousands descended upon the UCSB campus as the university hosted the California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education. About 220 universities across the U.S. joined more than 1,000 undergrad and master's students in an event designed to recruit students from underrepresented backgrounds to doctoral-level study.


Graduate Student in the Spotlight: Funding Peer Noreen Balos


Meet the Graduate Division's new Funding Peer, Noreen Balos! Noreen has strong ties to California and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Education at UCSB with a research focus in STEM education. We chatted with Noreen about her research, her passion for students, and the importance of family.