Features | Fall/Winter 2021

This issue’s features offer lively and in-depth reporting and insights on the research and discoveries, arts and culture, sports and community that make UC Santa Barbara one of the most respected public research institutions in the world.

The New Normal

With COVID-19 continuing to touch every corner of the world, we explore its extraordinary impacts both close to home — on campus, among students, staff and faculty and in the research sphere — as well as more broadly in education, work, mental health, the environment and the economy.

Danae Miller, left, and Ila Lane are back in the Thunderdome this season

It’s Tip-Off Time

Women’s basketball is back in action and poised for an amazing year.

Junior guard Ajare Sann

Bringing Back the Heat

Men’s basketball is ready and raring to make the Thunderdome roar back to life.

Christina LoCascio artwork

Gauchos Gone Grape

The legends and future legends of California winemaking.

Audiences ready for the show

On With the Show!

The curtain is rising on an exciting season of concerts, live performances, screenings and exhibitions.

Transience, acrylic on canvas, 77" x 154", 2017, by Yumiko Glover

Elevated Reflections of Life

Cover artist Yumiko Glover MA ’17 reflects on the preciousness of life and its influence on her work.

Researcher looking through the broken glass

Research Breakthroughs Fall/Winter 2021

Highlights from some of the groundbreaking discoveries and pioneering advances from UC Santa Barbara researchers.

Christina LoCascio’s art collage.

Where Palate Meets Palette

Christina LoCascio ’01 doesn’t just make wine, she also paints with it!