Walter Capps’ Vietnam War Class Still Making an Impact
By Vic Cox ‘64
  More Than 1,000 Gauchos Returned to Campus for the All Gaucho Reunion
  Retired Women’s Basketball Coach Mark French Shares His Greatest Moments
By John Zant ‘68
  Alumni Awards Spotlight Service and Work of Jim Barber, Mark French, Elizabeth Gabler, Petra Van Koppen, and Arthur Rupe
  Editor’s Column:
Gateway to Learning
  Research Roundup:
Microscopic Black Holes Pose Little Threat
  Sports Roundup:
Gaucho Key to MLB All-Star Gamee
  Around Storke Tower:
News & Notes From the Campus
  Alumni Authors:
Books for Body, Mind and Soul
’40s to the Present
  Swimmer Jason Lezak ’99 will be making his third
Olympic appearance in Beijing this month.
Cover photo by Getty Images.
Note from the Editor
Henley Gate bridges the east entrance of UC Santa Barbara.
Photo by Emily Einolander
Gateway to Learning

Note from the Editor

UC Santa Barbara’s campus now welcomes students and visitors through the Henley Gate at the east entrance. At the recent dedication for the gate and Steck Circle, Jeff Henley ’66, a key donor for the east entrance project, pointed out that the structure is not just a gate to the campus, “but also a gateway to learning” and research opportunities offered within.

It is also worth noting it will be through Henley Gate that the university will send hundreds of thousands of graduates to make their mark on the world.

This issue of Coastlines highlights some alumni who have already made their mark, from those chasing a dream at the Beijing Olympics (page 12), to those who invite UCSB researchers into the fight to cure diabetes (page 6), to those who give back by coaching sports (page 18) or promoting healing after war (page 14).

Here at Coastlines, we’re also opening a new gateway to our content by making the articles available online at Continue to watch our Web site over the next several months to see how it evolves.

You can be a part of it all by sending in Milestones information, Letters to the Editor or just your opinion about it all to Don’t forget to include your graduation year.

Andrea Huebner ’91
Coastlines editor
UC Santa Barbara

We welcome feedback on Coastlines as well as any comments from alumni. As you might have noticed, we found our Letters to the Editor bag empty for this issue, so please feel free to write us. Letters can be sent through the mail to:
Mosher Alumni House, UCSB,
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-1120
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