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These online lecture resources include talks related to the UCSB Library's Pacific Views Series, Special Research Collections, and UCSB Reads.
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Pacific Views Lecture Series (Videos & Audio Recordings)
The Scientific Body of Knowledge - Whose Body Does It Serve? (Emily Jacobs)
Emily Goard Jacobs, Associate Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences at UCSB examines critical ways in which progress in women’s health has stalled from the lack of female representation in biomedicine, including neuroscience. She'll end by highlighting emerging research programs, public policy changes, and private sector funding opportunities that position the female body as equal to the male, and by doing so are opening up new frontiers for understanding health and disease.
Environmental Markets (Kyle Meng and Danae Hernandez-Cortes)
In their Pacific View talk, Kyle Meng and Danae Hernandez-Cortes will share what they learned when they examined what happened to such inequalities following the introduction of California's greenhouse gas emissions trading program, the world's second largest carbon market. Finding that the program narrowed local air pollution disparities between disadvantaged and other communities, Meng and Hernandez-Cortes will discuss implications and limitations of these findings in other settings where environmental injustices meet environmental markets.
Black Power Afterlives: From the Black Panther Party to Black Lives Matter (Diane Fujino)
Diane Fujino and Matef Harmachis draw from their new book, Black Power Afterlives, to discuss the multifaceted arenas in which Black Panther activism continues on
An Education for Social Transformation: Learning, Leadership, and the Highlander Idea (Ethan Chang)
This lecture examines the people, pedagogy, and practices of the Highlander Research and Education Center and considers how education might foster community leadership and multi-issue struggles for justice.
Climate Change in our Backyard: Impacts, Policy and Politics (Leah Stokes)
Leah Stokes discusses her forthcoming book and connects it to the UCSB Reads "Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore".
The Anthropology of Rainforest Destruction (Jeffrey Hoelle)
The Amazon rainforest is a land of incredible biological and cultural diversity that plays a crucial role in global environment health. Yet the rainforest continues to be cut down. Drawing on a decade of his anthropological research, Hoelle discusses the beliefs, values, and interests that contribute to destructive behaviors.
Robotics Meets Wireless Communications: Opportunities and Challenges ( Yasamin Mostofi)
Radio Frequency signals are everywhere these days. Can they be used for sensing? Do they carry useful information about the objects they visit? Mostofi discussed her latest results to achieve these goals and shows that it is possible to achieve x-ray vision with only WiFi signals and drones, and image details through thick concrete walls.
Understanding Protest and Resistance in the Trump Era (Hahrie Han)
This lecture examined the recent outpouring of protest activity since the election of Donald Trump. What does social science research tell us about the conditions under which protest influences political outcomes? What does this mean for the protest activity in the present era?
A Collective Intelligence Gathered from Struggle: Cedric Robinson and the Black Radical Tradition (George Lipsitz)
George Lipsitz, Professor of Black Studies and Sociology, explores research by late UCSB Professor Cedric Robinson, who focused on the collective intelligence gathered from struggle as key to Black survival, humanity, and democracy.
On Thin Ice: Antarctic Biology in a Changing Ocean (Gretchen Hofmann)
Gretchen Hofmann, UCSB Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology
Hofmann discusses her research showing that rising levels of carbon in Antarctic waters threatens the Antarctic food chain.
Science Fiction and Creative Self-Destruction (Carl Gutierrez-Jones)
Contemporary science fiction is fascinated with suicide. What does suicidal crisis mean in recent sci-fi films and texts?
The Evolution of Malware (Giovanni Vigna)
This talk describes the evolution of malware, and describes research in fighting this ever-changing threat, focusing in particular on the detection of evasive behavior.
Of Mice and Men: How Wildlife Loss Affects Ecosystem and Human Health (Hillary Young)
More than one-half of wild animal life on the planet has been lost in the last 40 years. These rates of decline are accelerating.This presentation explores research that suggests these losses are likely to have profound and often negative impacts on basic functions of ecosystems and the societies that depend on them.
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