Below are News items in the category of Social Sciences

U.S. Representatives Introduce Bill for Federal Open Access Policy

The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR) would require federal agencies with budgets of 100 million or more to provide public access to federally funded research within six months of publication.

Who Freed the Slaves?: Emancipation as a Social Movement (Special Collections, Third Floor)

Drawing on materials from the Wyles Collections the exhibit explored the theme of emancipation as a social movement (January-June 2013)

Open Access Fund Launched

The Library’s Open Access Fund Pilot Program is now accepting applications. The Fund helps scholars cover the cost of author fees when publishing in peer reviewed open access publications.

What is Open Access and Why is the World Bank's Open Access Policy So Significant?

Effective July 1, the World bank will be adopting an Open Access Policy. "What the World Bank's Open Access Policy Means for Development" is a liveblog and webcast scheduled for Monday May 21, from 9:30-11am PST.

Stanley K. Sheinbaum Collection Now Available for Research

The extensive papers of important political activist Stanley Sheinbaum are ready for use in the Department of Special Collections.

MIL Head to Discuss Chinese Research

Jon Jablonski, head of MIL since 2010, will present results of research conducted in Wuhan China on May 8.

New on OAC and Calisphere: Kearny Street Workshop posters from UCSB

Students and researchers now have free access to 170 images of posters, artwork, and photographs documenting the work of the Kearny Street Workshop and the Asian/Pacific American community in 1970s and 1980s San Francisco.

Come Together: Interethnic Collaborations for Equity and Social Change in the 1970s

This exhibition features selected 1970s vintage posters by San Francisco Bay Area activist artists who represent a spirit of cultural diversity, social equity/social change, and international human rights from various perspectives.

The American Presidency

This exhibit features materials from Special Collections on sixteen of the United States presidents, including Lincoln, Wilson, JFK, Nixon, and Reagan.

Roots of Community: African American Activism in Santa Barbara

Recognizing Black History Month, February 2011, this exhibit focuses on the African American leaders of Santa Barbara and their legacy of activism for civic improvement, equity, and social justice.