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 cover art

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 in the broader sectors of education, work, mental health, the environment and the economy.

Land and Miller

It’s Tip-Off Time

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

Amadou Sow

Bringing Back the Heat

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

Vineyard Row by Christina LoCascio

Gauchos Gone Grape

The legends and future legends of California winemaking.

asteroid impact

Research Breakthroughs

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

Ballet Hispánico performs West Side Story-inspired Tiburones

On With the Show!

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

Yumiko Glover in the studio

Artist Profile Yumiko Glover

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

Christina LoCascio in her studio

Artist Profile Christina LoCascio

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