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UCSB Ranked No. 7 in Leiden's Top 500

The Centre for Science and Technologies Studies at Leiden University in the Netherlands has ranked UC Santa Barbara No. 7 on it s annual list of the top 500 major universities in the world. Only six universities ranked higher than UCSB, including M.I.T., Princeton, Harvard, Rice, Stanford, and Caltech.

Other News
Alumni Raise Funds for Student Food Bank During Holiday Reception
UCSB Research Named a Physics World Top Ten Breakthrough of 2011
Donovan Hohn's "Moby-Duck" Chosen as UCSB Reads Pick
Scholar Studies Global Icons as Symbols of Collective Consciousness
UCSB Students Head to Silicon Valley to Launch Swaapr.com
Gauchos Enjoy Sweet Win Against UTEP in Buzzer-Beater
Alum Filmmaker Don Hertzfeldt Screens New Animated Film on Campus

Arts & Lectures Discounts — UCSB Arts & Lectures, the largest and most diverse presenter of performing arts, lectures and films on the Central Coast, offers members of the UC Santa Barbara Alumni Association a 20% discount to select performances. Find out about eligible performances in 2012.

Upcoming Alumni Events

Wireless exhibition at Contemporary Arts Forum in S.B.

Through Jan. 8, 2012. This exhibition honors KCSB's 50th anniversary and features an international roster of artists exploring themes of radio transmissions and communications. Wireless champions individuality and mirror the spirit of diversity in ownership and programming.

UCSB vs. UCI (@ Irvine) Men's Basketball Pre-Game Reception

Feb. 15, 2012. Reception: 5:30 p.m., Steelhead Brewing Company, Irvine. Game: 7 p.m. UCI Bren Events Center. Enjoy complimentary appetizers with UCSB alumni and friends before the big game against the UC Irvine Anteaters. RSVP now.

Advocacy Dinner
With Chancellor
in Sacramento

March 16, 2012. Reception, with dinner to follow, 6 p.m. Chops Restaurant, Sacramento. The UC Santa Barbara Alumni Association invites you to join Chancellor Henry T. Yang for the annual Advocacy Dinner. The dinner provides an opportunity to hear exciting campus updates.

Capital One


April 27-April 29 All Gaucho Reunion
Saturday, April 28 Gaucho Gallop
Saturday, April 28 Senior Class Trip Reunion

Need Time Without the Kids? — Enjoy the Adult Activity Series at the Family Vacation Center. From Top Chef cooking competitions to Karaoke and Casino Nights we provide a week full of relaxing and fun filled Adult Events while your children have an amazing time in kids camp parties.


UCSB Alumni Association Membership

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