Pixel Tracker

Wednesday, November 21 , 2018, 8:32 am | Mostly Cloudy 60º

 
 
 
 

UCSB Gets $1 Million Endowment for Conservation Studies

UCSB Chancellor Henry T. Yang has announced the gift to establish the Jack and Laura Dangermond Endowed Chair in Conservation Studies.

The Dangermonds are the founders of Esri, the world’s largest geographic information systems (GIS) software company.

The $1 million endowment will further enhance UCSB's reputation for research and teaching in the environmental and earth sciences, environmental sustainability and technological innovation.

Holders of the Dangermond Chair will bring distinguished records of active scholarly engagement and teaching to innovative research projects conducted, in part, at a new conservation preserve near Point Conception, UCSB reports.

“Santa Barbara and UCSB are near and dear to me and Laura, and it was incredibly important that we continue supporting the amazing talent coming out of the world-class institution that is UC Santa Barbara,” said Jack Dangermond.

“We look forward to strong collaboration between Esri, UCSB and the conservation communities for many years to come,” he said.

The new preserve, named the Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve, is part of The Nature Conservancy (a globally recognized conservation organization).

The Preserve provides a natural laboratory for environmental investigations in the  endowed chair’s areas of scientific expertise, for the purpose of addressing challenges, issues and opportunities presented by the natural environment.

“We are extremely grateful to Jack and Laura for this visionary and generous gift to support interdisciplinary research, long a hallmark of our campus,” said Yang.

“Our faculty, researchers and students are thrilled at the opportunity to advance the field of conservation studies through this exciting partnership with Esri and The Nature Conservancy,” he said.

— Shelly Leachman for UCSB.

 

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made using a credit card, Apple Pay or Google Pay, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments and a mailing address for checks.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Noozhawk Supporter

First name
Last name
Email
Select your monthly membership
Or choose an annual membership
×

Payment Information

Membership Subscription

You are enrolling in . Thank you for joining the Hawks Club.

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover
One click only, please!

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.
You may cancel your membership at any time by sending an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.