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September 2014 @UCSB

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Alumni Help Welcome A New Generation Of Gauchos
UCSB rising in national university rankings
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UCSB Jumps 7 Spots in National University Rankings


X-Ray vision, face-reading computers, and a new generation of Sci-Fi-sounding research


Alumni Scholarships connect students to resources, alumni


Dr. David Marshall appointed Executive Vice Chancellor,


UCSB Soccer to Start & Summer Baseball Wrap-Up


Young Offenders Find a New Home(r)

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Upcoming Alumni Events

Help Us Welcome A New Gaucho Class
Join UCSB's Incoming Student Welcome Receptions

Sept 6,

Ventura: UCSB Incoming Student Welcome Reception,
The Tower Club, Oxnard

Sept 13,

Bay Area (at capacity): UCSB Incoming Student Welcome Reception, At the Home of Alumni & Trustee,
Susan '70 & Bruce '71 Worster, Los Altos

Sept 20,

San Diego (at capacity): UCSB Incoming Student Welcome Reception, At the Home of Alumnus & Trustee,
Steve '63 & Barbara Mendell, Rancho Sante Fe

Sept 21,

Los Angeles: UCSB Incoming Student Welcome Reception,
Los Angeles Athletic Club, LA
Attend Student Welcome Receptions This Year

Meet Janet Napolitano

Sept 4
6:30 p.m.

The Grand 1401, Fresno, CA: $12 includes a ticket to the evening’s reception with appetizers and no-host bar. Complimentary parking is available. Click here to register.

Sept 8
7:00 p.m.

New York Times Building, New York, NY: SOLD OUT

Sept 11
12:00 p.m. (PDT)

Online: Join President Napolitano for a conversation on enhancing UC’s prominence. UC alumni may post questions before the hangout, or live during the session by signing in with a Google account. Click here to register.

Fall Exhibitions at The Art, Design & Architecture Museum

Sept 12
-Dec 12

Symposium: “Bollywood 101: The Visual Culture of Popular Indian Cinema” See website for details on locations.
The objective of this panel is to offer alternate views that can help us examine popular Indian cinema from multiple perspectives. A reception at the AD&A Museum to follow.

See the Art, Design and Architecture Museum's full Bollywood lineup here.


Architecture Lecture Series @ the Museum
Beginning this fall, the Architecture and Design Collection will be hosting a series of lectures featuring designers, historians and architects. Check our website for more details as they become available.
See the Complete Calendar of Upcoming Exhibitions at
UCSB's Art, Design and Architecture Museum

Sept 9
5 pm

Join us for a great evening of product and company demonstrations from GEM’s five Summer Accelerator teams, four of which have ties to UCSB's Technology Management Program. The event will start at 5pm with networking and refreshments. Demos will start at 5:30 pm. Each team will get 8 total minutes. Eight minutes to demo and two minutes of question and answer with the Judges.

UCSB Mechanical Engineering 50th Anniversary Celebration

Oct 24

Join alumni, faculty, and friends as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of California, Santa Barbara!

Click here to register

Every year, UCSB’s Family Vacation Center (FVC) converts a dormitory on campus into a week-long, all-inclusive family vacation resort on the California Beach. The Alumni Association-led FVC sold out its nine week stint again this year and employed fifty UCSB students in the process.

Reservations for next summer open on December 1st. For more information about the Family Vacation Center, call camp Director Sheri Fruhwirth (805) 893-3123.
To get notified when FVC rooms become available for Summer 2015, Click Here.

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Gaucho Getaways

Portugal's River of Wine by Kayak & Local Inn
September 20-29, 2014

For paddlers of all levels! Enjoy history, culture, geology, wine, family-owned inns and wonderful food and great company, on this soft adventure program in the heart of Portugal's wine country. Limited to 12 guests.

Journey Through Vietnam
October 20-November 23, 2014

Explore imperial cities to rural farming communities; enjoy acclaimed museums and UNESCO sites; engage in a series of local-lead discussions and gain insight to traditions and customs; journey to renown pagodas, museums, Mekong River Delta and beautiful Ha-Long Bay.

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking natural beauty, warm hospitality and behind-the-scenes look at life in Vietnam.

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