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The Geography Department’s California Channel Islands class (GEOG 149, cross listed as ENV 111) visited Santa Cruz Island for a day long field trip on March 4, 2017. Professor Nick Nidzieko and the TA, geography graduate student Frank Wang, led the trip, which included an hour and a half ferry ride from the harbor in Ventura to Prisoner’s Harbor on the island. The weather was calm and clear, with fantastic views of the coastal...

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On Saturday, March 4th, 2017, UCSB student organizations Los Ingenieros, National Society of Black Engineers, and Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, along with UCSB departments MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement), and Office of Education Partnerships hosted the action-packed, all-day Science & Technology MESA Day at UCSB for about 500 pre-college, underrepresented,...

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An essay on collaborative GIS methods in West Bali by Kitty Currier.   In the village of Pejarakan, West Bali, Indonesia, tourism is slowly replacing agriculture as the predominant local industry. As land once used to grow corn, peanuts, and chili is developed to support homestays, villas and resorts, the community is changing in other ways, too. Hole-in-the-wall shops sprout along the main road during the high season; concrete...

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