On Campus | Fall/Winter 2021

A lively snapshot of the vibrant UC Santa Barbara campus and community and its impact on the larger world around it.

Henley Gate

In the Top Five

UC Santa Barbara earns No. 5 ranking in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 listing.

student riding a bike near the library in 1962

Then & Now

The wheels keep on turning at our beautiful bicycle-friendly campus.

DJ Darla Bea

The Short List

DJ Darla Bea ’03 makes a career out of evoking our musical memories.

Previously Committed performs at the grand reopening of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Off the Clock

Professors Sumita Pennathur, Aahish Mehta and Tevfik Bultan pour their creative passions into the jazz ensemble Previously Committed.

Jeffrey Stewart

Bedside Reading

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jeffrey Stewart, professor of Black Studies, shares an eclectic list of book recommendations.

Rinker Lab

Gaucho Giving

The Rinker Undergraduate Teaching Lab exemplifies the power of alumni engineers’ enthusiasm for giving back.


Faculty Honors

Recognizing members of the UC Santa Barbara faculty for scholarly achievements.