Features    Fall 2010


Paradigm Shift

UC Santa Barbara alum and high school teacher
Amir Abo-Shaeer was awarded the prestigious $500,000 “genius grant” for his
innovative program at Dos Pueblos High School.

By Andrea Huebner '91


UCSB Alumni Association 45th Anniversary

A timeline of the Association's most memorable and influential accomplishments


Around Storke Tower


A Whole New Crop of Gauchos Get Started During Fall Quarter

Incoming freshmen and transfer students received class T-shirts at 2010 Convocation, where Art Professor Kip Fulbeck welcomed them to UC Santa Barbara ...read more

More Around Storke Tower



Department of Energy Lights up Photosythesis Project with UCSB

UC Santa Barbara engineers and scientists have begun to work in collaboration with the Department of Energy on an ambitious artificial photosynthesis project....read more

More Research

Alumni Authors

“Hearts Beating for Liberty”
Stacey M. Robertson
M.A. '89, Ph.D. '94

Challenging traditional histories, “Hearts Beating for Liberty” shifts the focus from the East to show how women of the Old Northwest built an antislavery movement. ... read more

More Alumni Authors


Men's Swimming Making a Splash in Move to Pac-10

The UC Santa Barbara men's swimming team will join the Pacific-10 Conference for competition beginning in the 2010-11 season. ...read more ...

More Sports



Hyonjeong Kim Han, M.A. '99, ABD, has been named curator of Korean art at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco...read more ...Kerry (Kops) McCarthy, '98and, Colin McCarthy, '98 had a baby boy, named Brennan Rhys McCarthy, in July 2010...read more ...

Let your fellow Gauchos know about the Milestones in your life -- weddings, births, promotions, retirements, honors, and more -- by submitting a class note to Coastlines magazine.
If you want to submit a photo to run with your Milestone, please email the image to Andrea Huebner, Publications director.


Scientists' Innovative Use of Videos Aids Study of Songbird Communication Two UC Santa Barbara researchers have documented how male brown-headed cowbirds use both songs and physical displays to elicit responses from females

A New Spin - Turning Heat Into Computer Power In the future, semiconductors could run off heat rather than electricity, according to UC Santa Barbara research.