Viruses, worms, and other malicious digital pests are the specialty of Giovanni Vigna, the second speaker in the Library’s Pacific Views series. Vigna, a UCSB computer science professor, will present “The Evolution of Malware (or ‘Ninja Malware Attack!’)” at 4 pm April 28 in the Library’s Pacific View Room on the 8th Floor.
Material culture is the relationship between people and things. — Arwen Mohun
Voracious reader. Publisher. Avid book collector.
A new, centralized lab to help students, faculty, and scholars find and analyze data is open on the Library’s 8th Floor, in Room 8539 next to the Pacific View Room. The lab is open for walk-in help from 1-5 pm Mondays through Saturdays, and by appointment.
The Social Sciences Data Lab features high-powered statistical software and computers that offer access to the Library’s growing collection of data sets and resources. It will be staffed by reference librarians who are trained to help people locate data, and by a student with specialized knowledge of the statistical software.
Bones, soil, lipids, polymers, supernovas — they are all represented in the second campus-wide Art of Science competition. And you don’t have to understand any of those things to appreciate their beauty.