Explore the lives of our university's diverse
student population. What brought them to UC
Santa Barbara, what motivates them, and who
do they aspire to become?
What happens when Gauchos come together,
collectively making a difference in their local and
Research is more than just graduated cylinders and
algorithms. What happens when curious minds are
provided with exceptional resources and tools to
help usher their exploration into the unknown?
People flock to UC Santa Barbara for its
outstanding educational offerings. What happens
in the classrooms and how are learning paradigms
shifting at the university?
How 1 Day Defined the Gaucho Spirit
April 8, 2016 marked UCSB’s first-ever Give Day, an opportunity for Gauchos to unite in the digital space and support the university like never before.
Find out how one day defined a community.
The Many Faces of McNair
McNair Scholars Program at UC Santa Barbara prepares qualified undergraduates from first-generation, low-income, and/or underrepresented communities for entrance into PhD tracks. These efforts ultimately lead to diversifying faculty in colleges and universities across the country.
UCSB Nets Hat Trick Hero
Carli Lloyd, 2015 FIFA Player of the Year and the only woman to perform a hat trick in a Women’s World Cup final, visited the Santa Barbara community. Her visit not only included a talk at the Arlington Theater but also a comprehensive outreach program.
Advancing Big Questions
Do right and wrong hold any importance to the universe, or only to humanity? Can we really ever know with absolute certainty? These considerations and more interest UCSB’s philosophers—and for such a small department, they’re asking some very big questions.