March 2012 Gaucho eNews Untitled Document




Astronomers See Instant Replay of Star Eruption

Astronomers are watching the astronomical equivalent of an instant replay of a spectacular outburst from the unstable, behemoth double-star system Eta Carinae, which was initially seen on Earth nearly 170 years ago. Astrophysicists affiliated with UC Santa Barbara and Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network contributed to the study.

Other News
UC Launches Original YouTube ChannelVisit Channel
Professor Premieres 'Nothing Like Chocolate' at S.B. Film Fest
UCSB Surf Team to Head to State Championships
Thompson, 800 Free Relay Break Records on First Day of Pac-12 Finals
UC to Ban Smoking on All Campuses by 2014
Chemists Mimic Nature to Design Better Medical Tests

UCSB baseballTake me out to the ball game! — Snack on peanuts while soaking up the Santa Barbara sun at the UCSB Baseball Stadium. Join your Gaucho alumni at the ballpark on Friday, April 27 at 3 p.m. when the Gauchos take on UC Davis during the All Gaucho Reunion.

Upcoming Alumni Events

Help recruit students at Chancellor's Reception

Share your educational experiences with prospective students and get a campus update at a reception in your area, including Washington, D.C., New York City, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Jose, Chicago and Denver.

Advocacy Dinner
With Chancellor
in Sacramento

March 6, 2012. Reception, with dinner to follow, 6 p.m. Chops Restaurant, Sacramento. Join Chancellor Henry T. Yang for the annual Advocacy Dinner. The dinner provides an opportunity to hear exciting campus updates.

Padres vs. Dodgers (@ Padres) Pre-Game Gathering

April 7, 2012. Buffet: 4:35 p.m. Game: 5:35 p.m. Western Metal Supply Co. Rooftop of Petco Park. Enjoy extraordinary views of the game with family and friends. Cost: $47 members, $52 nonmembers. Register now.


Wednesday, April 18 Mexican Dinner & Fiesta in London
April 27-April 29 All Gaucho Reunion
Saturday, April 28 Gaucho Gallop
Saturday, April 28 Senior Class Trip Reunion
Saturday, June 23 A's vs. Giants Game and Tailgate Barbecue

Surf's up in Santa Barbara! — Learn how to ride the waves this summer at the Family Vacation Center. This all-inclusive beachside family vacation is located on the campus of UCSB and is an ideal place to learn to surf.

CubaCubaMay 1-9, 2012 and May 3-18, 2012 Meet with U.S.-Cuban relations and economics professors from the University of Havana, enjoy a highly praised private tour of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, discussions with private business owners, visit an organic co-operative urban garden, an orchid garden, trace the life of 

Hemingway and a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Valle de Vinales, and time in the lovely cities of Cienfuegos and Trinidad, located five hours southeast of Havana. Cuba is definitely a friendly, colorful and vibrant country with wonderful art, music and landscapes. Now is definitely the time to go as so many changes are taking place.

Check out images from our February trip.

Rabat in MoroccoMoroccan DiscoveryFrom the Imperial Cities to the Sahara — Sept. 15-28, 2012 Join this adventure to the heart of Morocco, from its bustling medinas and architectural remnants of ages past to its historic customs and modern-day culture. Explore Rabat, Fez, Casablanca, Marrakech, Ouarzazte, Meknas, Erfoud and more. Ride a camel, dine with a Berber family and enjoy this diverse country.
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