Oct. 2013 @UCSB

UC Promise for Education Campaign Raises $1,031,000

The University of California Promise for Education crowd-funding campaign has raised more than $1 million for UC student scholarships. The campaign has already received participation from notables like Jamie Foxx, David Spade, Gabrielle Union, Gov. Jerry Brown and members of the UC Board of Regents. Check out some promises from the UC Santa Barbara community:

• Chancellor Henry Yang promises to open Storke Tour up for student tours and host an ice cream party the same day in Storke Plaza.
• Vice Chancellor Michael Young promises to switch jobs for a day with UCSB A.S. President Jonathan Abboud
• Associated Students President Jonathan Abboud promises to pick up trash on Del Playa and dive into the UCSB lagoon.
• Associated Students External Vice President for Local Affairs Alexander Moore promises to sing UCSB fight songs in Cal Poly's most prominent quad.

What would you do to support scholarships?

Caption: Clockwise from left, Emily Parsons, Vice Chancellor Michael Young, Christina Yan, Jonathan Abboud, Ann Plane, Alexander Moore, Rocio Torres, and Chancellor Henry Yang.

What would you do to support scholarships?

Promise for Education News Coverage
UC Launches New Crowdfunding Campaign
UC Turn to Social Networks to Raise Scholarship Money
UC's Twist on Crowdfunding Inspires Students
UC Turns to Social Networks to Raise Scholarship Money

Other News

Researchers Complete First Clinical Trial of Ultra-Rapid-Acting Inhaled Insulin
Undergraduate Residents Get a Greener Home Away From Home
US News & World Report Ranks UCSB Alongside Top Institutions
UCSB’s Moreno, Ortolan earn conference Athlete of the Week distinctions
UCSB Professor Named a 2013 Fellow of the American Chemical Society
UCSB Ready to Reclaim Big West Crown
New Book by UCSB Physics Scholar Explores the History of Solar Energy

UCSB Foundation Welcomes New Trustees — Six new trustees have been elected to the UC Santa Barbara Foundation, including alumni Dick Breaux '67, Paula Bruice, Karen Bedrosian Coyne '91, Louise Pahl '77, Betty Wells, Marie Williams '89. Read more.

Upcoming Alumni Events

Pub Night Welcomes EAP Students to London

Join UCSB and UCSD Alumni in UK for a pub quiz night in London and help welcome UCSB and UCSD Education Abroad Program students who have recently arrived. The event is Oct. 3 at Clerkenwell Green. Find out more and RSVP.

Alumni Awards to Honor 5 Exceptional Gauchos

The 2013 UC Santa Barbara Alumni Association Awards Luncheon will honor five individuals for their achievements and contributions both at UCSB and globally. Find out more and register.

Save the Date: Gauchos
Honor Alum Jason Lezak

The Nov. 9 UCSB vs. Cal Poly soccer game will honor Olympic gold medalist swimmer Jason Lezak. Don't miss the pre-game reception at Mosher Alumni House.

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Gaucho Getaways

Antebellum South — May 9-18, 2014
Experience Americana aboard the luxury steamboat American Queen. Begin in New Orleans, then, cruise the Mississippi to classic river towns in Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee, each destination filled with historic antebellum grandeur.

Upcoming UCSB Events
Oct. 2
Alonzo King LINES Ballet
Oct. 3
Masters of Bluegrass
Oct. 20
Music in Court and Culture: Viva la Zarzuela!
Oct. 24
Which Way Forward For the Immigrant Rights Struggle?
Nov. 1-3
Parents and Family Weekend
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Gaucho Getaways

Southeast Alaska — August 23-30, 2014
This eight-day expedition aboard the 66-passenger Admiralty Dream features access like no large ship to Alaska’s Inside Passage. With no ports of call and your ship can venture where nature calls. Also witness wildlife up close from its kayaks and skiffs.


Are you a Gaucho who blogs? — We are putting together a blog roll and we know that our Gaucho alumni are experts who have got it all covered, from food to film to music to marketing to politics to fitness to ... Share your voice and send us a link to your blog. Don't forget to check out the Gaucho voices we already have on our Gaucho Blogroll.

Connect with Over 20,000 UCSB Grads Via UCSB Alumni Linkedin. Join today and leverage your Gaucho advantage by reaching new business contacts, obtaining referrals, seeking and providing career insight, using the job board, viewing professional profiles of other alumni and informing other UCSB Alumni members of your professional endeavors. Click here to join.

Do You Have A Relative Currently Attending UCSB? If your relative currently attending UC Santa Barbara has completed and received grades for 12 or more units while in residence at UCSB by November 25, 2013, please encourage them to apply for the Alumni Legacy Scholarship. Visit the Alumni Legacy Scholarship website a here. The application deadline is November 25, 2013.

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