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Andy Iro Gaucho Soccer Alum Iro Traded to Toronto FC - Andy Iro, a dominating center back during his soccer career at UCSB, was traded by the Columbus Crew to Toronto FC on Friday. The 6-5 Iro, helped UCSB win the NCAA College Cup championship in 2006.  He was a first-round draft pick of the Crew in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft and became a regular starter in 2010.
Clyde Woods Campus Mourns Loss of Noted Professor - UCSB Black Studies associate professor and distinguished scholar Clyde Woods passed away July 6 at the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. He was 54 years old. Woods’ research explored the cultural practices of people oppressed by social and public policy issues.
University of California UC Regents Approve 9.6 Percent Tuition Hike - Regents voted to increase tuition — for both undergraduate and graduate students — by another 9.6 percent, bringing tuition this fall up 17.6 percent total. In-state undergraduate students will now pay $12,192 in tuition per year, up from $10,302 for the 2010-2011 school year.
Kohn Hall Kohn Hall Gets LEED Silver - Future physics majors looking for a green school have a new option, as UC Santa Barbara‘s Kohn Hall, home of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, was recently awarded LEED Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Brian Shaw Pacers Hire Former UCSB Star Brian Shaw as Associate Head Coach - The Indiana Pacers have hired former UC Santa Barbara star Brian Shaw as their associate head coach and retained Dan Burke from the previous staff. Shaw was an assistant for the Los Angeles Lakers last season.
Amanda Denes student paper An Academic Approach to Creepy Pickup Artists - In a recent paper, UCSB graduate student Amanda Denes sets herself the unenviable task of reading all off The Mystery Method: How To Get Beautiful Women Into Bed and analyzing it from biological, cultural, sociological, and rhetorical point of view.
Science Posters Science Posters Given New Life Online - A cool new project dubbed Skolr promises to spread the latest science farther and faster by bringing science’s ubiquitous poster sessions online. The unusual spelling of what would be pronounced “scholar” is intended to enhance visibility of the posters to Web search engines.
Pump Flix Santa Barbara Gas Stations to Showcase UCSB Artist Videos - Pumpflix, professor Laurel Beckman and the UCSB Department of Art are presenting a unique collaboration in programming artist video content over dozens of pump-top displays at 10 gas stations in Santa Barbara County, now through Aug. 17.
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Redistricting Drawing New Political Lines - When it comes to Santa Barbara County politics, Isla Vista has a hard time staying above the fray. That was clear 10 years ago when the Board of Supervisors was tasked with redrawing the lines of the five supervisorial districts, it was clear when they recently began discussions to redraw the lines for the next 10 years.
Understanding Punished Youth Understanding Punished Youth - Why do poor kids join gangs, break laws, beat each other up, and wind up dead or in prison? There’s no shortage of theories. But a UCSB sociologist may have finally found some actual answers, and, better yet, the resulting solutions aren’t as complicated as you might expect.
Ocean for Life Program Middle East Meets West in Ocean for Life Program - Ocean for Life intends to teach students from across borders about the ocean that we all share, and to bring unity to the group, which comes from various economic, political, religious, and social backgrounds. The students and staff members are staying in UCSB’s dorms.
Heineken wins kite racing championship Heineken Wins Kite Racing World Championship - UCSB Sailing's John Heineken is champion of the 2011 Kite Racing World Champions, which took place last weekend off the windy German island of Sylt. Scoring 6.3, Heineken led closest scoring competitor Adam Koch (USA) by ten points.
Upcoming Events
Gaucho Wine Tasting in Malibu Gauchos Wine Down in Malibu — Gather with Gauchos for an evening of beautiful surroundings, great wine, good conversation and live music at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at Malibu Wines, 31740 Mulholland Highway, Malibu. The wine tasting features a flight of four wines, followed by a live jazz and blues band. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. Cost: $8 Alumni Association members, $12 nonmembers. Register now.
Decolonizing Feminisms Decolonizing Feminisms: Healing Through the Arts - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, in Storke Plaza at UCSB. The event will examine how U.S. third world feminist politics might comprise a set of methods for building egalitarian and democratic politics for the twenty-first century. Performances by In Lak Ech, Las Bomberas de la Bahia and Women of Color Revolutionary Dialogues/W.O.R.D. Free. Find out more.
Incoming Student Welcome Reception Incoming Student Welcome Receptions - Los Angeles, Bay Area, Santa Barbara  The UCSB Alumni Association invites incoming freshmen, transfer students, their families and alumni to attend our annual Incoming Student Welcome Reception. This event welcomes students to the Gaucho family and offers a head start on the UC Santa Barbara experience by providing useful insight from University representatives and UCSB alumni. Free to attend. Complimentary food and beverage will be provided. Locations Include: LOS ANGELES 9/10/11, BAY AREA 9/10/11, and SANTA BARBARA, 9/11/11. Click here to register and for more info.
Gauchos gather in Sacramento Gauchos Gather in Sacramento - 5-7 p.m. Thursday, September 15, at Il Fornaio, 400 Capitol Mall (Wells Fargo Center), in a reserved section in the patio. Join fellow UCSB alumni for an evening of casual networking. Meet the Gaucho network in your area! Free to attend. Complimentary appetizers will be served. RSVP now.
All Gaucho Reunion Save the date for the 2012 All Gaucho Reunion -- Next year's campuswide celebration will take place April 27-29, 2012. Don't miss this opportunity to make memories at the Golden Gaucho Reunion, Taste of UCSB, Alumni Awards Banquet and more. To see 2011 All Gaucho Reunion events, go to reunion galleries.
Program Highlights
UCSB Workstudy Program Are You An Employer In Santa Barbara County and Hire UCSB Students? - Did you know that by hiring UCSB Work-Study Students during the academic year you are not only providing students valuable experience, but also gaining budget savings as part of their salary which is paid by UCSB Financial Aid? For more information, contact Esteban Marin at esteban.marin@sa.ucsb.edu.
Linked In Challenge to all UCSB Linkedin Members-Post 1 Job in August -- Our 11,000+ members of UCSB Alumni Linkedin are encouraged to post one or more employment opportunities from their company's HR website during the month of August.
Alumni Insurance Program Bringing You Peace of Mind - Whether you've just graduated, are established with a family and career, or are getting ready to enjoy a well-earned retirement, the Alumni Insurance Program, sponsored by the UCSB Alumni Association, can help you at every stage of your life.
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Travel and Vacation
Cuba Gaucho Getaways Goes To Cuba in 2012 -- Gaucho Getaways has received its People-to-People License from OFAC allowing travel to Cuba. If you are interested in joining us on our departure, please email your name, email and postal mailing address in an email with the subject header “Cuba” to gaucho.getaways@ia.ucsb.edu. Details will be posted on our website and forwarded to you as the itinerary is finalized. It is likely that there will be only electronic and no postal brochures provided for this departure, so be certain to let us know you are interested.
Discovery Retreats Discover the Best of Colorado at Gateway's Discovery Retreat Program -- September 18 to 23, 2011 -- New Low Price $1,995 per person. Discovery Retreats is an innovative joint venture between AHI Travel and the founder of the Discovery Channel. Set at the spectacular Gateway Canyons Resort and nestled into the red rocks of Western Colorado, each retreat offers lively interactions and workshops with leading experts, innovators and naturalists. Guided walks, 4-wheel drives, and visits to nearby national parks, museums and wineries will complement your discussions and spark life-long memories.
Golf Cruise to Spain A Golf Cruise to Southern Spain, Morocco, & the Canary Islands Also Including a Cultural & Historical Itinerary -- December 7-18, 2011 - December 7-18, 2011 - New Reduced Pricing. Discover lands of spellbinding mosaics, breathtaking vistas, bright spices, festive cultures-and premier golf courses while motoring aboard the deluxe 34-passenger Callisto. A full inclusive itinerary of historical and cultural excursions awaits non-golfers and golfers who desire a day of exploration.
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