WINTER 2009
Vol. 39, No. 3
FEATURES
 
Column: Eye on Isla Vista
By Emily Einolander
  UC Santa Barbara Keeping Focus on Students During Economic Downturn By Rob Kuznia
  Transforming the Alumni Association Web Site into a Gateway By Andrea Huebner '91
  Gear Up for the 2009 All Gaucho Reunion in April
  Alumni Association Awards to Honor Gauchos Giving Back
  UCSB Alumni Association Annual Report 2007-2008
 
DEPARTMENTS
  Editor’s Note:
Defining Success for the New President
  Research Roundup:
Scholar Examines Global Trade of TV Shows
  Around Storke Tower:
News & Notes From the Campus
  Sports Roundup:
’78 and ’79 Cross Country Teams Honored
  Alumni Authors:
Food, Drink and Politics
  Milestones:
’50s to the Present
   
COVER
  Julie Ramos ’03 is one of the voices behind KTYD’s The Morning Show in Santa Barbara.

Cover photo by Alexandria Cooper
 
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Yoga for Board Sports - Peggy Hall
ChefMD’s Big Book of Culinary Medicine - John La Puma ’78 - Crown Publishing
Red States, Blue States and the Coming Sharecropper Society - Steve Cummings ’69 - Algora Publications
Friday Evening: Creating La Dolce Vita - Michele (Bucher) Carbone ’78 - Pentola Press
Cultural Transgression and Material Culture - Miriam T. Stark, Brenda J. Bowser ’02, and Lee Horne - University of Arizona Press
Red, White and Brew: An American Beer Odyssey - Brian Yaeger ’96
St. Martin’s Press
Yoga for Board Sports - Peggy Hall

Surf enthusiast and wellness expert Peggy Hall uses her experience in the water to educate the board- riding masses on the proper care and keeping of an active body. Her new DVD, “Yoga for Board Sports,” emphasizes the power of posing peacefully while conditioning boarder bodies. Her routines aim to prepare, recover, and strengthen bones and muscles while simultaneously maximizing sessions in the water, snow, street or wherever your riding takes you. Hall says that the use of her specially designed program will reduce pulled muscles and help eliminate injuries that might keep you away from your beloved shred sessions.
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ChefMD’s Big Book of Culinary Medicine - John La Puma ’78 - Crown Publishing

Practicing physician and professionally trained chef John La Puma has combined his areas of expertise in this informative book on culinary medicine. La Puma shares his advice for losing weight and keeping it off, without sacrificing flavor or a love for food. This collection of recipes and advice explores the ways in which food can work like medicine in the body, while still maintaining its flavor and appeal.
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Red States, Blue States and the Coming Sharecropper Society - Steve Cummings ’69 - Algora Publications

In light of the current economic crisis, Cummings looks to explain the decline in the national economy over the past several years, tracing the situation back to 2005. This book examines the signs of an approaching economic crisis and offers a theoretical justification for advancing new liberal-progressive ideas. Following politics within the Democratic Party, Cummings analyzes the contrast between red and blue states in an economic and historical context.
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Friday Evening: Creating La Dolce Vita - Michele (Bucher) Carbone ’78 - Pentola Press

Instructions for preparing authentic Italian meals for family and friends are interspersed with Carbone’s personal anecdotes and culinary journey in this informative and heartwarming work. Seasonal menus, techniques for shopping and steps to stocking and preparing the kitchen complete the author’s recipe for enjoying quality time with loved ones over delicious Italian food. Inspired by Carbone’s transition from corporate engineer to caregiver, this book brings together food and family to create la dolce vita.

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Cultural Transgression and Material Culture - Miriam T. Stark, Brenda J. Bowser ’02, and Lee Horne - University of Arizona Press
Brenda J. Bowser, along with her co-editors Stark and Horne, analyzes the complexity of cultural boundary formation and its effects on anthropological archaeology. Through the collection of several contributors’ research, they seek to find solutions as to why people deviate and conform to certain group behavior and how specific behavioral boundaries are formed in the first place. Their study focuses on cultural transmission from the prehistoric to the present and emphasizes the influence of learning as a socially constructed organization.

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Red, White and Brew: An American Beer Odyssey - Brian Yaeger ’96 - St. Martin’s Press

“Red, White and Brew” is the ultimate beer run across the United States, hitting 26 breweries, 17 brewpubs, and one homebrewer. From fifth-generation family-run brewing companies to first- wave microbreweries, this book is a travelogue, guide and genealogical study of beer families and home brewers from Portland, Maine, to Portland, Ore. It is filled with eclectic characters and shrewd businesspeople who produce liquid philanthropy, one keg at a time.
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