February 2014 @UCSB

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UC President Napolitano Calls For Cuts in Water and Bureaucracy

New UC President Janet Napolitano, who heads to Sochi, Russia, next week to lead the U.S. Olympic delegation, has called for reducing UC water usage and cutting her office staff.

In the face of one of California’s worst droughts, Napolitano said she wants UC’s 10 campuses to cut water use in the near future by 20%. At the same time she said her office would cut expenses by 10%, including staff and travel.

The moves by Napolitano follow an all-UC listening tour after which she called for seven new initiatives including:
• No tuition increase in 2014-15
• Increase and streamline transfers from community colleges to UC
• Enhance technology commercialization from UC laboratories
• A climate neutral energy policy by 2025
• Increased student services and aid for undocumented students
• $5 million in support for doctoral students
• $5 million in support for post-doctoral students


UC Regents approve new San Joaquin residence hall
Alum in Egypt Released From Military Custody
UC Santa Barbara Researcher Wins NFL Concussion Grant
UCSB ranked number 18 in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine’s 2014 list
UCSB Dean Named Long Beach State president

Gaucho Getaways

Portugal's River of Wine – September 20-29, 2014 Paddle the mellow river during the sun-drenched days, hike into the hills for fabulous views, gain insight to the history, culture, geology, wine, and food of the region. Beginner to advanced paddler welcome. Stay in quintas- vineyard mansions and farmhouses. Limited to 12 guests.

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Upcoming Alumni Events
February 11 UCSB Alumni in the UK- Taco Tuesday at Lupita's
Portion of Proceeds Benefit the UCSB UK EAP Scholarship Fund
February 13 UCSB First Campus Philanthropy Awards Dinner
February 20 UCSB Men's Basketball vs UC Riverside (Free for Alumni Association Members)
February 26 UC Alumni in the UK- Dual Tax Liabilities Workshop (US/UK)
February 27 UCSB vs UCI Reception & Game

Upcoming UCSB Events

Save the Date - March 5, 12-1:00pm (PST)
UCSB Reads Online Author Interview & Chat with Timothy Egan

For the first time this year, the UCSB Library is hosting an online interview and chat with the author of the UCSB Reads 2014 book, “The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America.” For our parents, alumni, and friends who cannot travel to campus to participate in UCSB Reads, please join us online on March 5 at 12pm to hear Pulitzer-Prize winning author Timothy Egan interviewed by UCSB History Professor John Majewski. Egan will take questions from the audience following the interview.

Please watch your email inboxes for details on how to register for this free online event.

Feb. 14-21 The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls
Feb. 16
Stuart Little
Feb. 20
Instructive Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Engineering
Feb. 22
UCSB Men's Basketball vs. Cal State Fullerton

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Gaucho Getaways

Journey Through Vietnam– Oct. 20-Nov. 4- Discover Vietnam’s captivating beauty, enduring traditions, and profound hospitality on this comprehensive journey that includes cities and countryside as well as seaside. This program is limited to 24 guests and sells-out quickly.

Pepperdine Doctorate in Organizational Leadership Program (EDOL)– Learn more about Pepperdine University's highly acclaimed Doctorate in Organizational Leadership program for working professionals looking to further their education and enhance their careers. The EDOL information meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17 at the Hotel Solamar in San Diego. Light refreshments will be served.
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