June 2012 @UCSB

UCSB Front and Center for Higgs Boson Discovery

The observation of a new particle that appears to be the long sought-after Higgs boson was presented at a seminar at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) on July 4 by UC Santa Barbara physics professor Joe Incandela. A "Holy Grail" of particle physics, the Higgs boson is a rare particle, sought after because it is crucial for explaining why most of the fundamental particles of nature have mass. Find out about the UC Santa Barbara High Energy group's contributions to the discovery. Read a Q&A with CERN scientist and UC Santa Barbara Professor Joe Incandela. Photo credit: CERN

Other News
UC Regents Endorse Gov. Brown’s Tax Initiative on November Ballot
Olympic Update: Rogers-Dalhausser Sweep Japan in First Match
Physics Professor Lars Bildsten to Head Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
Gauchos Kennedy and Pontius Named to MLS All-Star Team
Small Dig, Big Discovery — Chumash Jaw Bone Found Under S.B. Vets Center
Great Gaucho Moments in Olympic History: Jason Lezak
UCSB Ranks Among Top U.S. Universities in STARS Sustainability Ratings
Using Universal Love for Soccer, UCSB Students Make a Difference Abroad
UCSB Partners with Dow Chemical Company to Increase Lab Safety
Geography Professor Charts the ‘Next-Generation Digital Earth'
Gaucho’s Batman Parody Webisodes Go Viral With 10 Million Views

Gaucho Getaways

Treasures of Ecuador — Discover the many treasures of Ecuador on a unique program that showcases the best of this fascinating country. Explore the capital Quito, vibrant university town Cuenca, and museum in Guayaquil. Experience the local market and artistic traditions of Gualaceo and Chordeleg.

Upcoming Alumni Events

Santa Barbara Alumni Get Happy Downtown

Connect with fellow Santa Barbara Gauchos while enjoying happy hour at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at Arch Rock Fish, 608 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara. Hosted appetizers, non-hosted drinks. Free. Find out
more and RSVP.

Get Connected With Silicon Valley Alums

Join fellow alumni for an evening of casual networking 5:30 p.m.
Aug. 23 at Xanh Restaurant, 110 Castro St., Mountain View. Hosted appetizers, non-hosted drinks. Free. Find out more and RSVP.

L.A. Gauchos Meet for Cocktails, Conversation

Los Angeles-area alumni plan to gather for happy hour at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at Wokcano Restaurant & Lounge, 1413 Fifth St., Santa Monica. Hosted appetizers, non-hosted drinks. Free. Find out more and RSVP.

Sept. 8-16 Incoming Student Receptions: Bay Area, Ventura, Los Angeles
Sept. 20 San Diego Happy Hour
Oct. 20 Utah Meet and Greet
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Summer 2012 DARE Edition — The latest issue of the official magazine of UCSB Gauchos athletics has stories on Olympian Barbara Nwaba, 2012 Hall of Fame inductees, 2011-12 season record breakers, announcer Gerry Fall and much more. Check it out.

Upcoming UCSB Events
Aug. 1-24 Summer Cinema - Free Sci-Fi Films in S.B.
Aug. 1-2
Summerdances 2012
Aug. 24 2012 Blue Horizons Student Film Premiere
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Gaucho Getaways

National Parks & Classic Lodges of the Old West — Amidst spectacular scenery and overnights in extraordinary historical lodges, this journey traces the historical paths and natural splendors of the Old West. Learn about the storied sights of the frontier days; be spellbound by four of our magnificent national parks.



Pepperdine Santa Barbara MBA Information Session – Learn more about Pepperdine University's highly acclaimed Fully Employed MBA program in Santa Barbara for working professionals looking to further their education and enhance their careers. Sessions start at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2, at UCSB's Mosher Alumni House, and Wednesday, Aug. 29, at The Canary Hotel. RSVP now!

Join the 14,000+ members on UCSB Alumni Linkedin and start connecting with other Gauchos across the globe. Career Tips, job postings and Discussions. Get started today. Post a job and assist Gauchos in their job search!

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Check out AlumniDent®, comprehensive group dental insurance that provides immediate coverage for preventive, diagnostic and basic restorative services. Alumni under age 60 and their dependents are eligible to enroll for this coverage.

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