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California fails to make the grade when it comes to valuing universities

By   /  Friday, May 9th, 2014  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on California fails to make the grade when it comes to valuing universities

Henry Dubroff

A new report from the California Budget Project underscores how poorly voters, bureaucrats and elected officials have managed the state’s signature assets.

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Power is knowledge as Unite to Light devices spread around the world

By   /  Friday, May 2nd, 2014  /  Green Coast, Nonprofits, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Power is knowledge as Unite to Light devices spread around the world

Unite to Light has developed a solar-powered cell-phone charger that lets people the world over power their phones with the sun.

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Artificial pancreas trials move forward with $2.3M grant

By   /  Friday, March 14th, 2014  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Nonprofits, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Artificial pancreas trials move forward with $2.3M grant

With $2.3 million in recent federal funding, Sansum Diabetes Research Institute is moving forward with clinical trials of its artificial pancreas, a device that researchers hope will substantially improve the lives of people living with Type 1 diabetes.

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Angling for change: Bren School startup serves up new model for sustainable seafood

By   /  Friday, March 14th, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Green Coast, Small Business, South Coast, Top Stories, Women Inc.  /  1 Comment

Norah Eddy, left, and Laura Johnson are founders of Salty Girl Seafood. The startup, spun out of the UC Santa Barbara Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, aims to make it easier for restaurants to source seafood directly from fishermen. (Alex Drysdale / Business Times photo)

A team of UCSB graduate students has created an online marketplace where restaurants and fishermen can connect directly to buy sustainable, traceable seafood.

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German entrepreneur tunes into hearing loops with Otojoy

By   /  Friday, March 7th, 2014  /  Columns, Technology  /  Comments Off on German entrepreneur tunes into hearing loops with Otojoy

A Santa Barbara entrepreneur is hoping to make life in public places a little easier for people with hearing loss. Otojoy installs hearing loops, which take audio signals from sound systems and then transmit them electromagnetically to be picked up by a special feature found in most hearing aids.

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UCSB to build $74.3M bioengineering center

By   /  Tuesday, March 4th, 2014  /  Restaurants, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on UCSB to build $74.3M bioengineering center

With the state’s fiscal picture improving, UC Santa Barbara is set to break ground on a $74.3 million bioengineering center this summer.

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Lucas to retire from UCSB after 36 years

By   /  Tuesday, December 10th, 2013  /  Latest news, South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Lucas to retire from UCSB after 36 years

Gene Lucas, longtime executive vice chancellor of US Santa Barbara and a fixture on campus for more than three decades, will retire at the end of the year, the university said Dec. 10.

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