A-Z Index

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Name Description

Nanosystems, California Nanosystems Institute

The California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) is an integrated research facility with locations at UC Santa Barbara and UCLA. Its mission is to encourage university collaboration with industry and to enable the rapid commercialization of discoveries in nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Nanotech (UCSB Nanofabrication Facility)

Our mission is to provide a top-rate research fabrication facility for micro and nano-scale processing.

National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS)

NCEAS conducts transformational science focused on informing solutions that will allow people and nature to thrive. We are an independent research affiliate of UC Santa Barbara, with a global network and impact.

National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA)

The Center's mission is to engage in interdisciplinary research and education in how people and technology solve spatial problems in the natural and social sciences, as well as in engineering, the humanities, and the arts.

National Centers and Institutes

UC Santa Barbara is home to a number of national centers. All centers offer specialized research opportunities and a multidisciplinary environment for study at the undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral levels.

National Nanofabrication Infrastructure Network

One of the pillars of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), created in 2000 to coordinate the nanoscale research and development activity of more than 20 federal agencies, is the importance of user facilities and networks as part of a robust infrastructure and toolset.

Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act

The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) is a Federal law enacted in 1990 to resolve and restore the rights of Native American lineal descendants and tribes to human remains and cultural items. California NAGPRA state law was introduced in 2001 to aid the Federal NAGPRA and further the process of repatriation to California Native American Tribes.

Natural Reserve System

The UC Santa Barbara Natural Reserve System (UCSB NRS) represents seven reserves of the 39 that comprise the University of California Natural Reserve System.

Neuroscience Research Institute (NRI)

An interdisciplinary research unit dedicated to revealing basic biological processes in neuroscience.


The Current is the campus's official news site, updated daily with breaking news, events, and research news from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Nexus (Daily)

The Daily Nexus is UC Santa Barbara's independent, student-run newspaper since 1930.

Nobel Laureates

Bios of UC Santa Barbara's six Nobel Laureates.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy statement for University of California publications regarding employment practices.

North Campus Open Space

The North Campus Open Space (NCOS) Restoration Project, on the former Ocean Meadows Golf course and adjacent open space, restores the upper arms of Devereux Slough with funding from partner agencies.

Nutrition and Eating Disorder Peer Health Educators

The mission of Student Health is to provide comprehensive and integrated healthcare services that treat illnesses efficiently, promote physical and psychological well-being, and enable students to have a healthy and successful University experience.