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Fall / Winter 2023

Rain and wind may come and go, but infatuation is always in the forecast
The tale of Anna May Wong, the first Chinese American movie star.
When the brain leaves the body, does identity move with it? Depends on who you ask.
If pictures speak louder than words, Richard Ross’s photographs are nothing softer than a roar.
The rise in authoritarian attitudes is coming from the right and the left.

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Spring / Summer 2023

Connected by difficult history, Sarah (Liniger ’93) Eisner and Randy Quarterman come together for a greater good
Controlled burns can be a boon to our landscape
Are we more than our brains? Abstract art offers a clue
From biology and chemistry to engineering, psychology and the humanities, there is an ever-growing number of passionate medical changemakers across campus aiming to improve outcomes for doctors, and to make life better for patients. Here we highlight six scientists, a modest sampling, who are making inroads on conditions that affect millions of people around the world.
Snapshots of recent work by scholars across campus

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Fall / Winter 2022

Snapshots of recent work by scholars across campus
Women rise across athletics, from the playing field to the front office
Humans are great at building things but not so great at taking them apart
Dawn Wright makes history 35,000ft under the sea
Invisible to the naked eye and highly counterintuitive, the atomic-scale quantum world is a bizarre place
The latest imagery of the farthest objects in our night sky
Neuroscientist Emily Jacobs uncovers the overlooked intricacies of the female brain
Sarah Rosalena merges Huichol traditions with computer science in stunning computational crafts

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Spring / Summer 2022

Four alumni athletes making their living in professional sports are enjoying a banner year in 2022, and reflecting on how they made it happen.
By illuminating both the past and the present, our discoveries and scholarship are paving the way toward a better future.
With misinformation pervasive and transparency hard to find, there’s a push for technology fields across both industry and academia to root out bias and build in equity.
Can you see beauty in science? The winning images from the 2022 Art of Science competition are a feast for the eye and the mind.
Book banning is unfortunately but undeniably resurgent, fueled by politically driven efforts from both the right and the left.
Santa Barbara is buzzing with work to support, and save, native bee populations, whose status and fate are little understood.
How do we hope? Amid a seemingly endless cycle of strife and stress, optimism can feel unattainable. But it feels more imperative than ever that we reach for it. There's a beloved old line that inspired our title, and our exploration: "Keep your face always toward the sunshine and the shadows will fall behind you." With these stories, we seek a way forward to calm, connection, compassion and change.

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Fall / Winter 2021

Christina LoCascio ’01 doesn’t just make wine, she also paints with it!
Highlights from some of the groundbreaking discoveries and pioneering advances from UC Santa Barbara researchers.
Cover artist Yumiko Glover MA ’17 reflects on the preciousness of life and its influence on her work.
The curtain is rising on an exciting season of concerts, live performances, screenings and exhibitions.
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.
The legends and future legends of California winemaking.
Men’s basketball is ready and raring to make the Thunderdome roar back to life.
Women’s basketball is back in action and poised for an amazing year.