Full Issue | Spring/Summer 2022

In our spring/summer 2022 issue, UC Santa Barbara Magazine embarks on a quest to cultivate optimism, action and healing amid a seemingly endless cycle of strife at home and abroad, harrowing predictions for our planet, and a protracted pandemic. Our cover package, “Always Toward the Sun,” delves into this goal — and how to achieve it — over four topical, in-depth stories that, taken altogether, make a strong case for hope. Elsewhere in the magazine, we feature four alumni in professional sports, recent research from our faculty, local efforts on behalf of bees, the resurgence of book banning, and the push for more ethical technology.

Spring / Summer 2022


sports comic-book-style illustration

Gauchos Gone Pro

students enjoy the sunset at campus point

Always Toward the Sun

painter's palette and microscope icon

Art of Science