June 2012 @UCSB

Washington Monthly Ranks UCSB in Nation's Top 15

UC Santa Barbara has been ranked number 14 on a list of the Top 30 National Universities, released by Washington Monthly magazine in its September/October issue. While U.S. News & World Report usually awards its highest ratings to private universities, the editors of Washington Monthly prefer to give public universities more credit, and higher rankings. Thirteen of the top 20 universities in the Washington Monthly rankings are taxpayer-funded. Some of U.S. News & World Report's top private universities are not even ranked among Washington Monthly's top 30. The University of California dominated Washington Monthly's 2012 list, with UC San Diego taking the top spot, and UC Berkeley and UCLA ranking fifth and sixth, respectively. UC Riverside is ranked number 9, and UC Davis is ranked number 17.

Other News
UCSB Sensors Monitoring Latest California Earthquake Activity
New Project to Study Contaminants in Urban Water Environment
UCSB Ranks High in Degrees Awarded to Latinos in STEM Fields
SciTrek Partners with Schools to Promote Hands-On Approach to Learning
Men’s Soccer Garners Highest Preseason Ranking Yet, No. 4 Nationally
Professor and Biographer Weighs in on Activist Richard Aoki and FBI
Becton, Dickinson and Co. Acquires UCSB-Linked Sirigen Group Limited
Researchers Demonstrate That 15=3x5 About Half of the Time
Gaucho Alum John Arnhold Gives $1.75 Million to Department of English
Ryan’s Late-Game Heroics Lead Gauchos to Season-Opening Victory
Astrophysicist Federica Bianco Takes Santa Barbara Boxing Scene

Gaucho Getaways

Waterways and Canals of Holland & Belgian — April 12-20, 2013 — Board the MS Amadeus Silver and journey to Amsterdam, a beguiling city of canals and contrasts, and the Hague. Delight in Delft and the Zeeland coast. Admire the architecture and art of Bruges, and the charm of Antwerp.

Upcoming Alumni Events

L.A. Gauchos Meet for Cocktails, Conversation

Los Angeles-area alumni plan to gather for happy hour at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at Wokcano Restaurant & Lounge, 1413 Fifth St., Santa Monica. Hosted appetizers, non-hosted drinks. Free. Find out
more and RSVP.

Welcome Incoming Students at Receptions

Join fellow alumni for an evening of casual networking 5:30 p.m.
This event welcomes students to the Gaucho family and provides insight from University representatives. Free. Locations include Bay Area Sept. 8, Santa Barbara and Ventura Sept. 9, and Los Angeles Sept. 16. Find out more and RSVP.

San Diego Alumni
Get Happy at Crush

Connect with fellow San Diego Gauchos while enjoying happy hour at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at Crush, 437 S. Hwy. 101, #112, Solana Beach. Hosted appetizers, non-hosted drinks. Free. Find out more and RSVP.

Oct. 13 Communication Alumni Panel and Wine Tasting
Oct. 20
Utah Meet and Greet
Nov. 9-11
UCSB Lacrosse Alumni Weekend
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Onward California experiential mobile tour will bring to life the impact the UC system has on Californians every day. The tour includes free gelato, photo ops, special guests, and more. At UCSB on Oct. 9. Find more tour stops. Visit Onward California website.

Upcoming UCSB Events
Sept. 14
Amy Cutler Exhibit Closing Celebration
Sept. 24
New Student Convocation
Sept. 27
Lecture: The Social Brain and Its Perceptual Roots
Oct. 1-Nov. 14
Kirk Douglas on Film Series
Oct. 8
Links and a Legend Golf Benefit
Oct. 9
Onward California Mobile Tour
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Gaucho Getaways

Costa Rica — April 11-22, 2013 — Your journey begins in cosmopolitan San Jose. Go through the Central Valley to Irazu Volcanu and Guayabo. Visit Cuidad Quesada and enjoy vistas of Arenal Volcano. Take walks through Monteverde’s biological reserve. Float along the Tempisque River. End at a secluded Pacific beach resort.


Pepperdine Santa Barbara MBA Information Session – Learn more about Pepperdine University's highly acclaimed Fully Employed MBA program in Santa Barbara for working professionals looking to further their education and enhance their careers. Information Sessions start at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at UCSB's Mosher Alumni House, and Wednesday, Sept. 19, at The Canary Hotel. RSVP now!

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!

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Announcing the UCSB Founders Circle, honoring the university's past and assuring its future. Donors will provide critical funding to the Alumni Association's key initiatives: the Alumni Scholarship Fund, the Mosher Alumni House Sustainability Fund, and unrestricted support to Alumni Affairs. Contact John Lofthus at (805) 893-8416 or john@ucsbalum.com for information or to make a gift.

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