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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Spring / Summer 2022

The Campus Point bluffs will be restored in a collaboration with the Barbareño Band of Chumash Indians.
A snapshot look at a few of the many UC Santa Barbara faculty to receive awards and other honors in 2022.
Tania Israel shares some of her favorite titles, and reasons why they resonate.
How green is UCSB? Test your knowledge.
Seeking Zen, friends and good food? Get your hands dirty by starting a home garden. Seth Peterson has tips!
Providing scholarships and services, donor-supported initiative PROPEL helps high-achieving, first-gen students excel.
Get to know the UCSB Natural Reserve System through these interesting statistics.
Climate researcher and triple alum Greg Husak is also a Hall of Fame Ultimate Frisbee player.
The Early Recordings Initiative promotes the preservation, digitization and accessibility of pre-1903 sound recordings.
Aiming to help build the pipeline of trained ethnic studies teachers, ÉXITO one year in is a bona fide success.
On staff for 27 years and counting, Jill Horst nourishes mind, body and soul as executive director of campus dining.
The first course of its kind, Geography of Surfing has been among campus’s most popular classes for nearly 20 years.
Surrounded by homes, Valentine Camp Reserve — a pocket of forest in Mammoth Lakes — is protected for research and teaching.
Any time of day, any time of year, surfing never goes out of style. These two photos, taken 40 years apart, are proof.
Multiple UC Santa Barbara graduate programs land top rankings from U.S. News & World Report.
Inclusion transforms academic programs, as the AfroLatinidades Institute launches a summer research partnership with HBCUs.
The Arnhold Tennis Center, made possible by a $5.2 million gift from John ’75 and Jody Arnhold, opens its gates.
Reenvisioned as an interactive community hub, the A.S. Bike Shop is getting a new location — and a new look.

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Fall / Winter 2021

UC Santa Barbara earns No. 5 ranking in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 listing.
The wheels keep on turning at our beautiful bicycle-friendly campus.
Professors Sumita Pennathur, Aahish Mehta and Tevfik Bultan pour their creative passions into the jazz ensemble Previously Committed.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jeffrey Stewart, professor of Black Studies, shares an eclectic list of book recommendations.
Recognizing members of the UC Santa Barbara faculty for scholarly achievements.
The Rinker Undergraduate Teaching Lab exemplifies the power of alumni engineers’ enthusiasm for giving back.
DJ Darla Bea ’03 makes a career out of evoking our musical memories.