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UC Santa Barbara Magazine features stories and visuals that highlight some of the people, programs, scholarly pursuits and cultural endeavors that make UC Santa Barbara a world-class institution. It also casts a wider net, aspiring not only to bring readers onto campus through its pages, but also to place the university in the world by examining issues, trends and topics of broad relevance, interest and impact.

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Profile of an Alter Ego

Performing the misadventures of her semi-autobiographical alter ego, artist Shana Moulton has drawn attention in the field of new media studies


Engineering in Real Life

UCSB researchers and the inventions that can help millions of people living with medical and physiological conditions

100 Years of Fiesta

The iconic celebration that is Old Spanish Days marks its 100th anniversary

Taco the Town

Your student-led guide to the best taquerias near campus

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Short takes, lively stories and snapshot looks at the UC Santa Barbara campus and community open a window into our dynamic environment and diverse culture.

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Alumni profiles, news bites and insights both from and about the UC Santa Barbara Alumni Association foster a strong sense of connection and Gaucho pride.


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UC Santa Barbara Magazine

Spring/Summer 2024


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