The Reunion Season Starts Early 

This year we thought, why limit the reunion to a single weekend? That's why we've not only planned and curated dozens of exciting virtual events from April 12 - 25th, we've created ways to engage during the entire month of April. See below for recordings of career events and webinars, featuring advice from alumni across the UCs. Check out some of the newest updates to our beautiful campus. Plus, hear from various campus departments and affiliates. Don't miss out on our feature video, a picturesque day-in-the-life, for all of you who miss our campus by the sea. 

Video filmed and edited by Evan Sutherland '21

Gaucho Professionals Expo 2020

The 2020 Gaucho Professionals Expo featured sessions led by industry veterans from the technology, biotech, venture capital, finance, and health and wellness industries. Alumni experts also discussed job search skills, resumes, graduate school, and career pivots. Check out our Expo page for information on how to access the videos and information on the speakers and topics. 

 

UCSB Economic Forecast Project

The Economic Forecast Project (EFP) is a UC Santa Barbara community-sponsored research department. Their mission is to provide reliable economic, demographic, health, and environmental data and analysis to our community of citizens, government, business, non-profit, and other users. They've posted dozens of webinars throughout the pandemic, covering a variety of topics. Check out their newest video here but head to their Youtube Channel for more.

 

University of California Alumni Career Network Webinar Series

The UC Alumni Career Network is an online series that provides UC alumni with the insights, information, and connections to launch, grow and expand your career opportunities. View dozens of past webinar recordings and sign up to hear about future events.

UC Santa Barbara Natural Reserve System Seminar Series

The UC Natural Reserve System is a network of 41 protected natural areas located throughout the State that provide undisturbed environments for research, education and public outreach programs. It is the largest university-administered reserve system in the world encompassing more than 775,000 acres of diverse habitats from the ocean to the mountains to the inland deserts, and with access to more than a million acres of public lands. The Natural Reserve System contributes to the understanding and wise stewardship of the Earth. Watch Seminar #5 here, featuring Goleta's own Coal Oil Point. 

Tour of the Transfer Student Center

What even is the Transfer Student Center? It is a space for UCSB's transfer students to make connections: with each other, to campus resources, and with pathways to academic and career success. The Center is home to two full-time academic advisors from the College of Letters & Science, peer mentors, and departmental partners who are able to help transfer students transition successfully to UCSB by providing specialized programming and opportunities that add value to their undergraduate education. Join us on a brief tour of the TSC and learn about all the great services UCSB provides the Transfer Student Community.

Research in 60 Seconds

As an elite research university, UC Santa Barbara is home to world-renowned faculty across the disciplines — from the hard sciences, to the social sciences, to the humanities and the arts. These esteemed scholars and scientists are conducting their research not only on campus, but all over the world. The award-winning video series "Research in 60 Seconds" highlights some of their pioneering advances and brilliant discoveries, in just about a minute. Watch the newest short yet engaging and informative segment, or head to their website to see more of their offerings. 

North Campus Open Space Wetland Restoration

On April 26, 2017, UC Santa Barbara’s Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration (CCBER) officially began restoring 136 acres within the historic upper arms of Devereux Slough. The site, known as North Campus Open Space (NCOS), is being restored to a complex of coastal wetlands and upland habitats interspersed with 2.5 miles of trails connected by bridges and boardwalks. This short video by award-winning filmmaker Michael Love illustrates the broad impact that NCOS has had on the student learning experience, environmental education, and the broader community. As a public space, you are invited to visit the project site to see the progress the next time you are in town!

Art Design & Architecture Museum

The Art, Design & Architecture Museum at UC Santa Barbara presents alumni artists and their work held in the Fine Arts Collection during April’s All Gaucho Reunion month. Thirty-four alumni and faculty artist biographies were produced by the Museum’s undergraduate interns during Winter 2021. These future UCSB alumni exercised their art historical skills and contributed scholarship to further enrich the Collection.

 

Chicanx Studies Event

The Chicana/o Studies Department engages students in the interdisciplinary study of Chicana and Chicano history, culture, and politics. In partnership with affiliated faculty across campus and feminist and Black Studies Ph.D. emphasis programs, the B.A./Honors/M.A./Ph.D. programs in Chicana and Chicano Studies challenge students to link theory with practice, scholarship with teaching, and the academy with the community. Check out this webinar from our department of Chicana and Chicano Studies. "The UCSB Chicana/o Experience: Paving the Way For Future Leaders" featuring Professor and Chair of the Department, Ralph Armbruster-Sandoval, delves into the history and experiences of a department shaped by student activism.

Virtual Tour of the Jeff and Judy Henley Hall Institute for Energy Efficiency

Completed in 2020, Henley Hall is a 49,900 GSF building that consists of both wet and dry labs, collaborative break-out spaces, conference rooms, a 124 seat lecture hall, and faculty and administrative offices. The structure of the three story building is primarily concrete and steel in nature.

 

 

New Student Building Fly-Through

The project will be UC Santa Barbara's first building dedicated to classroom space since 1967. Anticipated for completion in Spring 2023, the building will offer modernized lecture halls and classrooms with interactive learning and new instructional technology at the heart of campus.