June 2012 @UCSB

Achieve UC Encourages Students to Follow Dreams

"Each of you has a dream for the future — for your future. We're all here because we want to help you achieve that dream." So said UC Santa Barbara Chancellor Henry T. Yang as he addressed an audience of more than 700 students at Dos Pueblos High School on Thursday, Oct. 18. He was one of several speakers participating in Achieve UC, a University of California initiative designed to show students across the state that higher education is within their reach. Other speakers included California State Assemblyman Das Williams and Santa Barbara School District Superintendent David Cash. Read more.

Other News
UC Systemwide Survey Focuses on Campus Climate
UCSB Reads Selects ‘Moonwalking With Einstein’ for 2013
New Center Aims to Help Shift Chemical Industry Toward Sustainability
Researchers Create DNA Based Gel That Can Act as an Artificial Muscle
Legendary Hoops Coach C. Vivian Stringer Lends Support to UCSB Program
Onward California's Tour Visits Campus, Raises UC Awareness
Isla Vista Halloween Called Tame Despite 400 Cited or Arrested
New Stem Cell Research Center Opens on Campus
Bryan Guijarro Leads UCSB to 2nd-Place at Big West Championship Meet
Teach for America Selects Record Number of UCSB Alumni for 2012
Isla Vista Community Collaborates to Save I.V. Food Co-op
Gaucho Alum Aids Development of Electric Powered Long Board
UCSB Breaks Voter Registration Record, Recruits 11,000 New Voters
Mosher Alumni House Blood Drive Collects 111 Units of Blood
Men's Soccer Forgoes Post Season Play After Altercation With Referee

Association News
Proposition 30: The Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act of 2012 — The members of the UC Santa Barbara Alumni Association Board of Directors have voted to support the passage of Proposition 30, an initiative that would raise new state revenue through temporary increases in the state sales tax and the personal income tax on individuals who earn more than $250,000 ($500,000 for couples) per year. Read more. The UC Regents and the board of the Alumni Association of the University of California also have endorsed Prop. 30. Read more here and here. Read UC President Yudof's message on the election.

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.

Upcoming Alumni Events

Celebrate Thanksgiving in Scotland with UCEAP

Join the UC Education Abroad Program and UC students currently studying in the UK and Ireland for a Thanksgiving Celebration at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in Edinburgh. There will be a traditional Thanksgiving meal as well as a celidh. So get your kilt on and come dancing. Tickets are £32.45. Register now.

Lacrosse Hits the Field
for Alumni Weekend

The UCSB Lacrosse Alumni Weekend will be held Nov. 9 - 11 at UCSB and in Santa Barbara. Events include a golf tournament, men's and women's games, and Hall of Fame Banquet. For more information, click here.

Los Angeles Alumni Gather for Holidays

Celebrate the holidays over with fellow Gauchos in Los Angeles on from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Bodega Wine Bar, Santa Monica. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. Non-hosted beverages. Free to attend. RSVP now.

Nov. 19 UC Alumni Reception With Costume Designer Deborah Landis at UCLA
Dec. 13
Santa Barbara Alumni Holiday Gathering
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Fall 2012 Convergence — The magazine of engineering and sciences at UCSB takes the reader to the farthest reaches of Africa, below the frigid waters of Antarctica, and into the depths of space. Listen to our feature podcasts and watch exclusive video interviews. Read more.

Upcoming UCSB Events
Nov. 1-3 As Time Goes By … y así nuestros quince años
Nov. 2-4
Parents & Family Weekend
Nov. 4
The Middle East in Turmoil: What Does It Mean for Israel?
Nov. 8
Chancellor’s Community Breakfast — "From the Big Bang to the Higgs Boson in Less Than an Hour"
Nov. 8
Script to Screen: "Dead Poets Society"
Nov. 9
Santa Barbara Geography — Past, Present and as the Sea Levels Rise
Nov. 13
The Mayan Apocalypse of 2012: A Perfect Storm of Misinformation
Nov. 27 2012 Blue Horizons Student Film Premiere
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Gaucho Getaways

Italy’s Magnificent Lake District — June 4-12, 2013 — Discover the beauty and magic of Italy’s Lake District. A region where Italy meets Switzerland, each lake has its own unique character and history, reflected in the charming towns, majestic Renaissance villas and lush gardens that adorn their shores.


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Join the 14,000+ members on UCSB Alumni Linkedin and start connecting with other Gauchos across the globe. Career Tips, job postings and discussions. Get started today. Post a job and assist Gauchos in their job search! Visit our Social Media Links page to see hundreds of UCSB-related sites. Check out our other social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.

Don't miss out on the opportunity for a relative of yours who is attending UCSB to apply for a $1,000 Alumni Legacy Scholarship. Deadline is November 30, 2012. Click here for information and an application. Deadline to apply is Nov. 30, 2012.

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