Vol. 40, No. 1
Table of Contents
  Arts & Lectures: Celebrating 50 Years of Culture By Elizabeth Werhane
  Sticky K: Recent Alum Launches Career as Music Producer By Elisabeth Best ’09
  Tiny Diamonds on Santa Rosa Island Suggest Cosmic Impact By Gail Gallessich, Public Affairs
  Research Roundup:
Study Targets Alzheimer’s Disease
  Around Storke Tower:
News & Notes From the Campus
  Sports Roundup:
UCSB Athletics Gets NCAA Certification
  Alumni Authors:
Surfing, Self-Help, and Culture
’50s to the Present
  UCSB Alumni Association Annual Meeting Minutes
  Astronaut Joseph Acaba ’90, STS-119 mission specialist, work with the robotic arm during the March 23, 2009, spacewalk, which was the mission's third scheduled session of extravehicular activity as construction and maintenance continue on the International Space Station.

Credit: NASA
Alum Michael Young in Starting Lineup for All-Star Game
NCAA Awards 2010 Men’s College Cup to UC Santa Barbara
UCSB Receives Unconditional NCAA Certification
Katy Freeman Swims in Two Finals at World University Games
Brian Alexander Plays in the FINA World Championships

Michael YoungAlum Michael Young in Starting Lineup for All-Star Game

Michael Young ’02 of the Rangers replaced injured Tampa Bay player Evan Longoria in the starting lineup of the All-Star Game. Young, who had been voted onto the American League squad by the players, went into the break hitting .308, with 11 home runs and 37 RBIs. This was Young’s sixth consecutive All-Star Game, but he started for the first time.

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NCAA Awards 2010 Men’s College Cup to UC Santa Barbara

UC Santa Barbara was awarded the 2010 men’s soccer College Cup, signifying a historic breakthrough for not only the university, but also the West Coast. UC Santa Barbara will host a national championship event for the first time since the men’s volleyball championship of 1974. This is just the second Men’s College Cup to be awarded to a West Coast university since 1986. The College Cup will be played at UC Santa Barbara’s Meredith Field at Harder Stadium, which holds nearly 17,000. The Gauchos have led the nation in average home attendance each of the past two seasons, the only school to accomplish this feat.

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UCSB Receives Unconditional NCAA Certification

In April of this year, UC Santa Barbara was granted unconditional certification by the National Collegiate Athletics Association. This distinction confirms the athletic department’s integrity and ensures the NCAA’s support in reinforcing and further improving the state of the program in future athletic endeavors. Todd Lee, Assistant Chancellor, served as the campus chair for NCAA Self-Study Review – a process that took more than a year to complete.

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Katy FreemanKaty Freeman Swims in Two Finals at World University Games

Katy Freeman ’09 represented the United States at the 2009 World University Games in Belgrade, Serbia, this July. Freeman was the only American to qualify for the finals in the 100- and 200-meter breaststroke events. She took fifth in the 200-meter breaststroke and sixth in the 100-meter competition.

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Brian AlexanderBrian Alexander Plays in the FINA World Championships

Former water polo player Brian Alexander ’05 participated in the 2009 FINA World Championships on team USA’s 14-man roster this July in Rome. Alexander was a two-time All-American while playing for UC Santa Barbara, and was an alternate for the 2008 Olympic team. Team USA won against Italy, Macedonia, and Romania in preliminary play at the competition. Gaucho head water polo coach Wolf Wigo served as a commentator for the broadcast.

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