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UCSB series digs at roots of banking crisis

By   /  Thursday, June 9th, 2011  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on UCSB series digs at roots of banking crisis

During the next five months, UC Santa Barbara will host a series of talks in which Nobel Prize-winning economists, best-selling financial journalists and other experts will take a deep look at the financial crisis and its aftermath.

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Textbook hookup: Students develop tract-sharing app

By   /  Friday, June 3rd, 2011  /  Features, Technology  /  Comments Off on Textbook hookup: Students develop tract-sharing app

A trio of UC Santa Barbara entrepreneurs wants to revolutionize the $5.5   billion U.S. textbook market with their book-sharing application 1night.me.

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A $14.5M bet on computing supremacy

By   /  Wednesday, May 11th, 2011  /  Columns, Technology  /  Comments Off on A $14.5M bet on computing supremacy

Last week, I spoke with Fareed Zakaria, an author and editor-at-large for Time magazine as well as a CNN host. He’s put a lot of thought into the “rise of the rest” — that is, what the post-American world is going to look like.
You can trot out the statistics of your choice to show how America is fast losing its technological edge. We lag other countries in math and science scores. But Zakaria pointed out a number to me that’s much more foreboding — citations in peer-reviewed research.

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UCSB engineering recruits Bell Labs veteran

By   /  Friday, May 6th, 2011  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on UCSB engineering recruits Bell Labs veteran

UC Santa Barbara has named a new dean of its College of Engineering.

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Sorkin, Zakaria up close

By   /  Friday, April 29th, 2011  /  Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Sorkin, Zakaria up close

Andrew Ross Sorkin, M&A reporter for the New York Times, and CNN host Fareed Zakaria will speak in Santa Barbara.

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Bringing light to the world

By   /  Friday, January 21st, 2011  /  Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Bringing light to the world

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UCSB economist warns of future tax hikes

By   /  Wednesday, December 8th, 2010  /  Latest news, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on UCSB economist warns of future tax hikes

Higher taxes are an inevitable consequence of ad-hoc policymaking, according to UC Santa Barbara economics professor Peter Rupert. Rupert, who heads the UCSB Economic Forecast Project, told a breakfast audience of Santa Barbara-area business leaders on Dec. 8 that temporary subsidies such as “cash for clunkers” and payments to first-time homebuyers were largely useless. He Read More →

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