June 2012 @UCSB

Alumni, Students Take Music, Mentorship to Schools

Just above the happy clamor of children's voices, there rises the lilt of a ukulele — bright, warm tones evoking pleasant dreams and sunshine. Selena Ross, a second-year student at UC Santa Barbara, is sharing her instrument and her expertise with Jasmine, an Isla Vista Elementary pupil and participant in the afterschool program that brought the pair together. Ross is mentoring Jasmine in music — and tutoring her in math — as a volunteer for a campus-based student organization and nonprofit called The MUSIC Club. More commonly known by its acronym than its full name — Musicians United in Supplemental Instruction for Children — the club sends music-inclined college students into elementary schools, providing homework help and instrument instruction for underprivileged youth.  Read more.

Other News
In Wake of the Connecticut Tragedy, Lynn Koegel Talks About Asperger's
UCSB Baseball Announces Alumni Weekend in January 2013
English Scholar on Evolution of the Tolkien Fantasy Genre
Scholar Named to Treasury Advisory Committee on Financial Research
Students Raise Funds for Those Affected by Sandy Hook School Shooting
Researchers Take Next-Generation Augmented Reality Apps 'Anywhere'
Alumni Gift Brings Ballet Hispanico to UCSB for Weeklong Residency
Gauchos Swimming and Diving Sweeps Bakersfield in Dual Meet
Non-Profit Founded by Faculty Members Brings Relief to Refugees in Chad
Eight Distinguished UCSB Faculty Members Named AAAS Fellows

Gaucho Getaways

Exploring Cuba's Cultural and Historical Treasures Featuring Havana, Cienfuegos and Trinidad — Feb. 1-9, 2013 — Explore Cuba's Cultural and Historical Treasures on this journey featuring Havana, Cienfuegos and Trinidad. Enjoy insights to Cuba's music, dance, art, history, economics, religion, culture, political structure and more. For pictures of last year's trips, click here.

Upcoming Alumni Events

Denver Gauchos Gather for Happy Hour

Celebrate the new year with fellow Gauchos from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 at Hacienda Colorado, 4100 E. Mexico Ave., Denver. Meet your Denver Gaucho network! Free to attend. Appetizers will be served. Non-hosted beverages. RSVP now.

Cheer on Gauchos
at UC Irvine

Enjoy complimentary appetizers with UCSB alumni and friends before the big game at
Steelhead Brewing Company, 4175 Campus Drive, Irvine. Reception at 5 p.m. Following the reception, join us in cheering on our Gauchos as they challenge the UC Irvine Anteaters at 7 p.m. at UCI Bren Events Center. Go Gauchos! RSVP now.

Save the Date for Advocacy Reception

Join Chancellor Henry T. Yang, Assistant Vice Chancellor George Thurlow and UCSB Alumni for the annual Advocacy Reception, 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at The Broiler Steakhouse, 1201 K St., Sacramento. More information to follow.

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Savor UCSB April 25-28 — Join us at the 7th annual All Gaucho Reunion where we will be celebrating our Gaucho Pride with more than 3,000 UCSB alum, students, faculty, and staff. Check out www.allgauchoreunion.com.

Upcoming UCSB Events
Jan. 10 Connectome: How the Brain's Wiring Makes Us Who We Are
Jan. 15
The Future of the Past: Metropolis
Jan. 16
Tales from the Front Lines: Reporting from Iraq and Afghanistan with Dexter Filkins
Jan. 16-Feb. 20
Santa Barbara Dance Theater takes "A Leap of Faith
Find more events

Gaucho Getaways

Costa Rica — April 11-22, 2013 — Tortuguero National Park Post Trip Extension — Discover a nation’s wealth in four distinct regions, from cloud forest to rain forest; Central Valley to Pacific Coast, as Costa Rica presents its staggering display of bio-diversity — pristine landscapes, microclimates, exotic flora and fauna.


Save the Date: April 25-28, 2013 — We want to see YOU back this spring at GreekFest, a special reunion within the All Gaucho Reunion for all Greek alumni. Grab fraternity brothers and sorority sisters for events that include All Greek Philanthropy, GreekFest Happy Hour, Chapter Open Houses & BBQ Lunch, Taste of UCSB, and GreekFest Brunch.

Build Business Contacts and Networking Opportunities with Other Gauchos Join UCSB Alumni LinkedIn and connect with more than 17,000 UC Santa Barbara Gauchos. Post and search for jobs, enjoy career-related discussions and watch for our promos on career-related events in your area. Click on the Linkedin logo at ucsbalum.com. Visit our Social Media Links page to see hundreds of UCSB-related sites. Check out our other social media sites.

Family Vacation Center — The 2013 summer is going to be one for the record books with the energetic staff you love, the creative kids groups activities that rock and those oh so amazing late night adult parties! We encourage vacationers to sign up early, many weeks last year were fully booked and we expect the same this year. Call 805.893.3123 or visit Family Vacation Center.

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