June 2013 @UCSB

UCSB Researchers Successfully Treat Autism in Infants

A study conducted by researchers at the Koegel Autism Center at UC Santa Barbara has found that replacing such games in favor of those the infant prefers can actually lessen the severity of the infants' ASD symptoms, and, perhaps, alleviate the condition altogether. Their work is highlighted the current issue of the Journal of Positive Behavioral Interventions. Lynn Koegel, clinical director of the center and the study's lead author, described the game-playing protocol as a modified Pivotal Response Treatment (PVT). Developed at UCSB, PRT is based on principles of positive motivation. The researchers identified the activities that seemed to be more enjoyable to the infants and taught the respective parents to focus on those rather than on the typical games they might otherwise choose.

Other News
Professor Galen Stucky Elected to National Academy of Sciences
John Bowers Receives UCSB Faculty’s Top Honor
Graduate Student Receives Fellowship From Autism Research Foundation
Students Receive U.S. State Department Language Scholarships
Graduate Develops an iPhone App for Isla Vista
Professor Gives New Point of View on Current Trend of Mastectomies 
Students Launch Independent ‘Campus Point’ Magazine
UCSB Men's Track & Field Places Second at Big West Championship
Kita, Otte Finish 3-4, UCSB is 5th at Big West Championship Golf Tournament
UCSB Included in 64-Team NCAA Baseball Playoffs
Women's Tennis Ends Season in Big West Semifinals

Gaucho Getaways

Passage Through Panama Canal & Nature's Wonders of Costa Rica — Jan. 4-12, 2014, Aboard a 5-star 72-passenger yacht journey from the Costa Rican rainforest through the locks of the Panama Canal during its 100th anniversary. This unique itinerary includes multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Upcoming Alumni Events

Orange County Alumni Network in Irvine

Join alumni and friends at the Bistango Resturant, Irvine on June 26 from 6 to 7:30 pm for a night of business networking. There will be hosted Hors d'oeuvres and non-hosted beverages. Be sure to bring business cards! For more information and to RSVP, click here.

Pageant of the Masters Dinner, Performance

Gather with alumni and friends at the Festival of the Arts in Laguna Beach on July 27. The evening begins at 6:00 pm with a four-course dinner at Tivoli Terrace, followed by a presentation of "living art" at 8:30pm. For more information and to RSVP, click here.

Gather with Alumni at Giants vs Padres

Bring your family and friends to the Western Metal Supply Co. Rooftop of Petco Park on July 13 for a pre-game gathering before the Giants vs Padres game. Pre-game buffet begins at 6:10pm, game begins at 7:10pm. To register and for more information, click here.

June 22 San Jose Earthquakes vs. DC United Game
June 29 UCLA Anderson European Leadership Conference
July 19-21 UCSB Young Alumni Weekend
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Follow UC Santa Barbara's Commencement on Social MediaUC Santa Barbara will be live streaming graduation ceremonies on June 15 and 16 as well as posting on social media using the hashtag #ucsb2013 starting on June 14. Find out more.

Upcoming UCSB Events
June 1
June 5
The Price of Truth: Reading Books in a Police State
May 25- June 16
Inside Out: 2013 UCSB Master of Fine Arts
June 9-16
Commencement Ceremonies
June 16 Outside In: The Architecture of Smith and Williams
June 23-27
Higher Education Sustainability Conference
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Gaucho Getaways

Cape to Cape - An Expedition by Private Jet — January 10-February 1, 2014 — Explore nine amazing and exotic sites, over four continents, and literally travel to the “End of the Earth” with a team of world-class experts and professional staff.


I <3 UCSB Library Contest — Submit videos, photographs, songs, poetry, short stories or other creative media that capture your appreciation and favorite memories of UCSB's Library to outreach@library.ucsb.edu by June 17. Prizes include a $100 Amazon gift card. Find out more.

Build Business Contacts and Networking Opportunities with Other Gauchos Join today! Find and reach the new business contacts you need; Get referrals from UCSB Group members; view professional profiles from fellow Gauchos; Inform other members what you have to offer. 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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