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Unraveling the Mystery of Glaciers’ Development Alum Ronald Vale Receives Lasker Award for His Research Gauchos Are Giving Back Through Campaign for UCSB



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UP FRONT Contents COASTLINES STAFF George Thurlow ’73, Publisher Andrea Huebner ’91, Editor Natalie Wong ’79, Art Director

UC SANTA BARBARA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS Richard L. Breaux ’67, San Mateo President Justin Morgan ’07, Reno, Nevada Vice-President Kim Schizas, ’77, Santa Barbara Secretary-Treasurer Ron Rubenstein ’66, Moraga Regent/Past President Cuca Acosta ’01, Santa Barbara Arcelia Arce ’98, Los Angeles Jan Campbell ’74, Santa Barbara Manuel Estaban Ph.D.’76, Chico David C. Forman ’66, Chula Vista Mark French ’73, Santa Barbara Preston Hensley ’67, M.A. ’69, North Stonington, Connecticut John Keever ’67, Camarillo Alfred F. Kenrick ’80, Palo Alto Francesco Mancia ’80, Cool Steve Mendell ’63, San Diego Jennifer Pharaoh ’82, Washington, D.C. Wendy Purcell ’84, Manhatten Beach Niki Sandoval Ph.D. ’07, Lompoc Rich St. Clair ’66, Santa Barbara Wenonah Valentine ’77, Pasadena Sue Wilcox ’70, Ph.D. ’74, Santa Barbara Marie Williams ’89, Ashburn, Virginia Travis Wilson ’02, Santa Barbara Ex Officio Sophia Armen President, Associated Students Beverly Colgate Executive Director, The UCSB Foundation Mario Galicia Graduate Student Association Hua Lee, M.A. ’78, Ph.D. ’80 Faculty Representative Dan Burnham UCSB Foundation Board of Trustees

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6 Alum Dylan Rood, Ph.D. ’10, Explores Climate Change’s Effects on Glaciers

10 Ronald Vale, B.S. ’80, Honored With Lasker Award 12 Alumni Take Campaign for UCSB to New Heights 28 UCSB Alumni Association Scholarship Fund Donors 14 Around Storke Tower


15 BY THE NUMBERS 16 research roundup 20 SPORTS 22 Milestones: ’50s to the Present


Evolutionary Psychologists Study the Purpose of Punishment and Reputation UC Santa Barbara Emeritus Professor Raises the Bar for Faculty Philanthropy Engineers Without Borders Students ‘Stoving’ in a High-Mountain Peru Village Alumni Authors: From Isla Vista to the CIA

STAFF Sharis Boghossian ’08, Membership Coordinator Maryanne Camitan ’07, Financial Accountant Sheri Fruhwirth, Director, Family Vacation Center Susan Goodale ’86, Program Director, Director of Alumni Travel Program Andrea Huebner ’91, Publications Director Hazra Abdool Kamal, Chief Financial Officer John Lofthus ’00, Associate Director Mary MacRae ’94, Office Manager David Silva, Business Manager Family Vacation Center George Thurlow ’73, Executive Director Rocio Torres ’05, Director of Regional Programs/ Constituent Groups Terry Wimmer, Webmaster Natalie Wong ’79, Senior Artist

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COVER and this page: UCSB Alum Dylan Rood, Ph.D. ’10, conducts fieldwork on

glaciers. Photographs courtesy of Joshua E. Brown, Senior Writer for Science and Environment, University of Vermont

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How Fast Can Glaciers Respond to Climate Change?


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Scientists report that prehistoric ice sheets reacted rapidly to a brief cold snap, providing a rare glimpse of glaciers’ response to past climate change. A new Arctic study in the journal Science is helping to unravel an important mystery surrounding climate change: how quickly glaciers can melt and grow in response to shifts in temperature. A researcher with UC Santa Barbara was part of the team that made the discovery. According to the new research, glaciers on Canada’s Baffin Island expanded rapidly during a brief cold snap about 8,200 years ago. The discovery adds to a growing body of evidence showing that ice sheets reacted rapidly in the past to cooling or warming, raising concerns that they could do so again as the Earth heats up. Dylan H. Rood, Ph.D. ’10, an assistant researcher at UCSB’s Earth Research Institute, used an accelerator mass spectrometer at the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre, where he is a research fellow, to assist in the research.

By Gail Gallessich, UCSB Public Affairs Photos by Joshua E. Brown,


The equipment is large enough to fill an airplane hangar and uses 7.5 million volts of electricity to accelerate and sort atoms. “In the past five years or so, important advances in the ultra-sensitive and high precision measurement of cosmogenic isotopes have revolutionized Earth scientists’ ability to image how ice sheets and glaciers have responded to past climate change,” said Rood, who spent early June conducting similar climate change research and collecting samples on the Greenland ice sheet. Cosmogenic isotopes are rare atoms produced in rocks at the surface of the Earth that are derived from cosmic rays. He explained that the longer the rocks are exposed at the surface of the Earth, the more radiation they receive, and the more rare beryllium-10 atoms are produced and trapped in the rocks. “The accelerator mass spectrometer allows us to measure these very rare beryllium-10 atoms,” said Rood. “This is analogous to finding the one grain of sand that is different from the rest on a beach.” Such cosmogenic isotopes are an important dating tool in the Earth sciences because they allow scientists to reconstruct ancient events, changes, and processes on the Earth’s surface.


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“One of the questions scientists have been asking is how long it takes for these huge chunks of ice to respond to a global climate phenomenon,” said study co-author Jason Briner, a University at Buffalo associate professor of geology. “People don’t know whether glaciers can respond quickly enough to matter to our grandchildren, and we’re trying to answer this from a geological perspective, by looking at Earth’s history. “What we’re seeing,” he added, “is that these ice sheets are surprisingly sensitive to even short periods of temperature change.” Briner’s colleagues on the study included lead author Nicolás Young, a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, and Robert C. Finkel of UC Berkeley. The research team found that mountain glaciers on Baffin Island, along with a massive North American ice sheet, expanded quickly when the Earth cooled about 8,200 years ago. The finding was surprising because the cold snap was extremely shortlived: The temperature fell for only a few decades, and then returned to

previous levels within about 150 years. “It’s not at all amazing that a small local glacier would grow in response to an event like this, but it is incredible that a large ice sheet would do the same,” Young said. To conduct the research, Briner led a team to Baffin Island to read the landscape for clues about the prehistorical size and activity of glaciers that covered the island. Moraines — piles of rocks and debris that glaciers deposit while expanding — provided valuable information. By dating these and other geological features, the scientists were able to deduce that glaciers expanded rapidly on Baffin Island about 8,200 years ago, a period coinciding with a short-lived cold snap. Detailed analyses of this kind will be critical to developing accurate models for predicting how future climate change will affect glaciers around the world, Briner said. The study was funded by the National Science Foundation. Baffin Island, Canada, top left, provided a rare glimpse into glacier sensitivity. Photo: Jason Briner. Researchers, including Dylan H. Rood, top center, collected samples in Greenland, as huskies looked out over the landscape, top right. Photos: Joshua Brown.


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Alumnus Ronald Vale Receives 2012 Lasker Award

Ronald Vale’s Work Helped to Uncover the Microscopic Motors of Life By Jason Bardi, Senior Public Information Representative News Services, University Relations , University of California, San Francisco


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onald Vale, B.S. ’80, of UC San Francisco, was one of three scientists awarded the 2012 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award. The researchers’ work, beginning more than three decades ago, has helped illuminate several critical aspects of life — how the heart beats and how cells transport material around internally. The other two scientists were James Spudich of Stanford University, and Michael Sheetz of Columbia University. Each scientist led efforts beginning in the early 1980s that uncovered the basis of muscle contractions and heartbeats; that identified tiny molecular motors that chug cargo to and fro within cells; and that described the microscopic roadways along which these motors travel.

Talking about one of these molecular motor proteins, almost 30 years after he first co-discovered it, Vale is still filled with wonder. “It’s a protein machine that is about one-millionth of an inch across — something vastly smaller than any machine that man has ever built,” Vale said, describing kinesin proteins, a large family of molecular motors that are fundamental to life. Kinesins and other motor proteins 10

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are also associated with a number of human diseases, including cardiomyopathies, which affect the ability of the heart’s muscles to contract and are associated with sudden death in athletes, and neuropathies, which can be produced by impaired transport in nerve cells. A Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, Vale is professor and vice chair of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology at UCSF.

“Dr. Vale’s work exemplifies the value of basic research in laying the groundwork for our understanding of diseases and the development of therapies to treat them. He represents the best of UCSF science and its mission of translating basic findings into clinical treatments. We are extremely proud of him,” said UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann. Vale, Spudich and Sheetz will split the $250,000 prize, which was awarded

at a ceremony in New York City. In a statement, the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation cited the three scientists for “discoveries concerning cytoskeletal motor proteins, machines that move cargos within cells, contract muscles and enable cell movements.” “All of us are thrilled that Dr. Vale has received this recognition,” said UCSF School of Medicine Dean Sam Hawgood, MBBS. “His work clearly demonstrates that uncovering the fundamental pathways of life through basic research is essential to our understanding of the human body and our search for new discoveries in the treatment of disease.” The Squid, the Cell and the Molecular Motor Beginning in the 1970s and 1980s, Vale, Spudich and Sheetz established ways to study the fine details of molecular motors, working with these proteins in the test tube and with organisms like the squid, which has a single giant nerve fiber that controls its water propulsion. Spudich began these studies in the early 1970s, when he was a professor at UCSF, and continued this work after moving to Stanford University. In 1982, Sheetz went to work in Spudich’s laboratory and soon began to collaborate with Vale, who was a graduate student at Stanford in the laboratory of Eric Shooter. As a neurobiology major, Vale was interested in the problem of nerve regeneration, and one of the thorny, unanswered questions was how material was transported inside of nerve cells along the length of a nerve fiber. Nerve cells can be incredibly long, with some stretching from the spinal column to the tips of the fingers or toes. How the body manages to transport hormones, protein building

blocks, lipids and other biological molecules from one end of such a long cell to the other was a complete mystery in the early 1980s — though scientists reasoned that there had to be a motility mechanism for doing so. The means of transportation within that microscopic environment turned out to have striking similarities to modern transportation systems in the macroscopic world. While humans construct roadways made of concrete, asphalt and other surfaces, Vale and his colleagues discovered that cells lay down tracks of proteins, called microtubules, as the basis of their microscopic roadways. And just as humans produce cars and trucks to conduct people and goods along roads, cells make their own motors that zip to and fro along their microscopic roadways. Cars convert chemical energy from gasoline into mechanical energy that fires pistons and drives a car forward. Molecular motors convert a chemical energy known as ATP into physical motion along microscopic tracks. However, biological motors are much more efficient in converting chemical energy into motion than car motors. In 1985, Vale, Sheetz and Tom Reese at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass., discovered a new molecular motor, which they named “kinesin” after a Greek word that means motion. “It turned out to be a completely new protein that no one knew about before,” Vale recalled. Over time, many researchers around the world discovered that the kinesins are a large family of proteins found in great abundance in cellular forms of life. Even a simple organism like baker’s yeast has a halfdozen different forms of this protein. Humans have 45 distinct types of kinesins — each adapted to carry out a specialized function, like cell division

UCSF’s Ronald Vale, who won a Lasker Award with colleagues James Spudich, PhD, of Stanford University, and Michael Sheetz, PhD, of Columbia University, shows his Giants shirt with the name of the molecular motor they discovered and named “kinesin” after a Greek word that means motion. Photo: Susan Merrell

or transporting cargos within nerve cells. From 1996 to 1999, Vale, along with Roger Cooke and Robert Fletterick from UCSF and Ron Milligan from The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif., worked out the intricate molecular picture that showed how kinesin converts chemical energy into forward motion by using the energy of ATP to cause changes to the shape of the protein. The shape changes enable kinesin to take steps along a microtubule in a hand-over-hand motion, similar to how one might methodically climb along a rope. Because many disease states are linked to genetic defects in kinesins and other motor proteins, a number of companies are developing drugs that target molecular motors for heart failure, skeletal muscle dysfunction and cancer, including several that are in clinical trials today. One company that is pursuing such therapeutics is the Bay Area firm Cytokinetics, Inc., which Vale co-founded in 1997. A resident of Marin County, Vale received his bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry from UC Santa Barbara and his Ph.D. in neuroscience from Stanford University. He conducted postdoctoral studies at the Marine Biological Laboratory and has been a faculty member at UCSF since 1986. Vale also founded a science education website called, which has its home base at UCSF.


Alumni Invest in University and Campaign for UC Santa Barbara

By Anna Davison

A s part of the Campaign for UC

Santa Barbara — the most ambitious fundraising effort in the university’s history — campaign leaders are appealing to alumni who benefited from a strongly state-supported education to give back to their alma mater in these tight times. The response from generous Gauchos has helped push the campaign total to $740 million — three quarters of the way to the goal of $1 billion. The largest donation in campus history — $50 million given by Oracle Board Chairman Jeff Henley, ’66, and his wife, honorary alum Judy Henley, for the College of Engineering and the Institute for Energy Efficiency — helped make the 2012 fiscal year a banner one for fundraising at UC Santa Barbara, with


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$114 million in total contributions. More recently, John Arnhold, ‘75, and his wife, Jody, pledged $1.75 million to the Department of English to support existing initiatives and establish the Arnhold Endowment for Excellence in English. “We’re seeing a deeper investment from our alumni,” says Beverly J. Colgate, UC Santa Barbara’s Associate Vice Chancellor for Development. Alumni have given 9 percent of the campaign total — a contribution that Colgate would like to see rise to around 15 percent. “My hope is that everyone will lead by example,” Academy Awardwinner Michael Douglas, ’68, said in a videotaped message played at the kickoff of the campaign’s public

phase. Douglas, who is serving as the campaign’s Honorary Chair, gave $500,000 this year to establish an endowed chair for the Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts. “It is private support that will provide the critical margin of excellence to achieve our potential as a world-class university,” he says. Launched in 2010, the campaign is a comprehensive fundraising effort — contributions will be used to support students at all levels, to fund facilities, research and teaching programs, and to recruit other world-class faculty. “We’re calling it a transformative campaign,” says Colgate, who expects the $1 billion goal to be reached in 2016. “Together,” says Chancellor Henry

T. Yang, “we must capitalize on the remarkable intellectual assets and extraordinary potential of our faculty and students and find a way to thrive in the world, independent of the

“It is private support that will provide the critical margin of excellence to achieve our potential as a world-class university.” uncertainties of public support.” When many alumni attended the university — during the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s — it enjoyed strong funding from the state, Colgate adds. Twenty years ago, state contributions made

up more than half of the university’s funding; now they account for less than 20 percent. “Private support is more critical now than ever,” Colgate says. Alumni can also help by attending campaign events — a couple dozen are held around California every year — where they can meet faculty and find out how to get more involved, Colgate says. She also encourages alumni to return as guest speakers or mentors — giving back by “bringing the expertise they got after they left campus back here.”

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Onward California Show Your UC Pride at Onward California Tour Stop

New Fuel Cell Technology Generates Electricity on UCSB Campus UC Santa Barbara is now host to a unique new energy system that is providing electricity as part of the university’s commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability. The new 200-kilowatt Bloom Energy Server is directly connected to Southern California Edison’s electric distribution system. The Bloom Energy Server produces clean, reliable, and affordable electricity on-site. The system utilizes a unique fuel cell technology, which converts fuel into electricity via an electro-chemical process, without any combustion or harmful, smog-forming particulates. The new server generates power 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is expected to produce more than 1.75 million kilowatt hours annually, enough to power about 160 average U.S. homes. The system is extremely efficient, cutting carbon emissions by almost 30 percent, nearly eliminating nitrogen oxide and sulfur dioxide pollution, and producing electricity using 99.99 percent less water than an average power plant. David McHale at UCSB with the Bloom Energy Server, the unique new energy system that uses fuel cell technology. Photo George Foulsham, UCSB Office of Public Affairs


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The University of California has launched Onward California, a campaign that demonstrates how UC or a UC graduate plays a role in each Californian’s day. The campaign includes a video series, digital initiative, and mobile tour. The video series premiered with a story about UC Santa Barbara Professor John Bowers, who is the director of the Institute for Energy Efficiency, and the Unite to Light organization. On Nov. 20, UC Santa Barbara Professor David Valentine will be featured in a video about oil research. The mobile tour will stop throughout the state and include special guests, photo opportunities, free gelato, and educational displays. Check to find out about the mobile tour stop schedule and more information.

UCSB Named Among Top 25 Colleges in Degrees Awarded to Latinos in STEM Fields In the third in a series of reports linking college completion with U.S. workforce needs, the nonprofit organization Excelencia in Education has included UC Santa Barbara on its lists of the top 25 colleges and universities in the country in the number of degrees awarded to Latinos in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The report, published in July, covers the 2009-10 academic year. Based in Washington, D.C., Excelencia in Education is a national organization that aims to accelerate higher education success for Latino students through promoting education policies and institutional practices that support their academic development. The rankings are categorized by area of study as well as by degree conferred, and each list includes the top 25 colleges and universities. In the category of bachelor degrees awarded in mathematics, UC Santa Barbara placed 10th. In master’s degrees in mathematics, UCSB was ranked No. 9; and in doctoral degrees in mathematics, UC Santa Barbara again came in at No. 10. In the category of bachelor degrees awarded in the physical sciences, UC Santa Barbara was ranked No. 11; and in doctoral degrees in the physical sciences, UC Santa Barbara placed 19th.


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UC Santa Barbara’s ranking in Washington Monthly’s list of the Top 30 National Universities. 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. 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 No. 9, and UC Davis is ranked No. 17.


UC Santa Barbara’s expected freshman class for Fall 2012. The campus received 54,381 applications for Fall 2012, which is the largest pool of applicants in the school’s history. The admitted applicants have an average high school grade-point average of 4.07. “UCSB has admitted an extraordinarily talented freshman class,” Christine Van Gieson, director of admissions, told UCSB Today magazine. “In addition to strong academic credentials, students present a wide range of accomplishments outside the classroom.”


UC Santa Barbara’s standing in the colleges and universities contributing the greatest number of graduates to Teach for America. Thirty-five UC Santa Barbara graduates have been selected this year to work as beginning teachers in public schools in low-income communities across the country.

University Religious Conference Legacy Lives On With URC Interfaith Fund When the University Religious Conference (URC) of Santa Barbara was founded in Isla Vista in 1957, its aim was to support UC Santa Barbara students by fostering interfaith activity and cross-cultural dialogue. Now defunct as an organization, the URC’s legacy lives on — thanks to its unique dissolution, which made provisions for the campus and Isla Vista community that are beginning to bear fruit. In 2011, the University Religious Center was sold to the Santa Barbara Student Housing Cooperative (SB Co-op), which has just begun renovating the building into a residence that will house 18 students, starting in January 2013. The unique arrangement sees the UCSB Foundation receiving mortgage payments that are in turn being gifted to students and campus interfaith programs. The new URC Interfaith Fund at UCSB will annually provide the MultiCultural Center and the Office of Student Life’s nascent CommUnity Grants initiative a percentage of those payments to support cross-cultural events. A large portion will be given to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships to fund scholarships for eligible UC Santa Barbara undergrads living at SB Coop’s new student house. And SB Co-op will see some of its money returned, earmarked for relevant activities at that new residence, called Thomas Merton: An Interfaith Cooperative House, named for the Catholic priest, author, and advocate for interfaith understanding. Left: Standing inside the now-gutted URC building, SB Co-op’s Jeffrey Bessmer details plans for converting the former meeting place into an interfaith residence for 18 students. Photo: George Foulsham. Right: The University Religious Conference’s Isla Vista-based center in an undated photo taken during its original construction at 777 Camino Pescadero. Image courtesy of URC Board of Directors

UC Regents Approve Davidson Library Renovations Funding The University of California Regents approved $71.4 million in funding for the UC Santa Barbara Davidson Library renovations during its September meeting. The funding will pay for seismic repairs, fire safety upgrades, renovations, and a 63,172-square-foot addition. Construction will begin in March 2013. The original two-story library was built in the 1950s. The eight-story tower was added in the 1960s and a four-story wing was added in the 1970s. — Compiled from Staff and UCSB Public Affairs Reports



NCEAS’ DataONE Streamlines Search and Analysis of Massive Amounts of Ecological Data In response to the growing need for a way to easily access and analyze massive amounts of heterogeneous data in the fields of earth and environmental sciences, UC Santa Barbara’s National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, a core partner in a joint effort to streamline such research, presents DataONE, the Data Observation Network for Earth. DataONE is capable of providing researchers access to globally distributed, networked data from a single point of discovery. It’s an effort that can take researchers nearly a year to complete, as they examine and analyze various forms of information, from remotely sensed data, to hundreds of published papers, to historic observational field data. Simultaneously, these researchers search remote repositories, check for duplicates, and integrate the information, as they try to find answers to complex problems that affect both science and society. Scientists and other users, meanwhile, will experience massive gains in efficiency, ease of access, and reductions in redundancy, as the data submitted to one repository will be easily available from multiple participating repositories. Users will also have the security of data persistence, thanks to better data curation and institutional diversity, which ensure that data do not disappear when organizations shift priorities or lose funding. The data will also be available to a wide variety of audiences. K-16 educators, those who could use the information as the basis for policy and management decisions, funders, and stakeholders will also have access to data from DataONE.


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Seafood, Wild or Farmed? The Answer May Be Both Most people think of seafood as either wild or farmed, but in fact both categories may apply to the fish you pick up from your grocery store. In recent years, for example, as much as 40 percent of the Alaskan salmon catch originated in fish hatcheries, although it may be labeled “all wild, never farmed.” An article produced by a working group of UC Santa Barbara’s National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis recommends when a combination of seafood production techniques are used that they are acknowledged in the marketplace. The group calls on national and international organizations and governmental agencies to use the term “hybrid,” when applicable. The article is in Marine Policy, and is currently available online. The article reveals how the strictly traditional categories of seafood production — fisheries and aquaculture — are insufficient to account for the growth potential and environmental impacts of the seafood sector. The authors examine several popular seafood products that are harvested using a combination of techniques generally ascribed to either fisheries or aquaculture. Top: Parrotfish; Farmed salmon; Above: Australia, Gadong Wet (seafood) Market, Brunei. Photos: Mary Turnipseed


Lars Bildsten Named Director of Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics

Scientists Employ a Powerful UCSB Laser to Breathe New Life into an Old Technology for Studying Atomic-Level Structures A multi-university team has employed a high-powered laser based at UC Santa Barbara to dramatically improve one of the tools scientists use to study the world at the atomic level. The team used their amped-up electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectrometer to study the electron spin of free radicals and nitrogen atoms trapped inside a diamond. The improvement will pull back the veil that shrouds the molecular world, allowing scientists to study tiny molecules at a high resolution. The team, which includes researchers from UC Santa Barbara, University of Southern California, and Florida State University, published its findings this week in Nature. By using a high-powered laser, the researchers were able to significantly enhance EPR spectroscopy, which uses electromagnetic radiation and magnetic fields to excite electrons. These excited electrons emit electromagnetic radiation that reveals details about the structure of the targeted molecules. Members of the research team from left to right: Hans van Tol, Susumu Takahashi, Mark Sherwin, Devin Edwards, and Louis-Claude Brunel. Photo: Susumu Takahashi

International Team of Physicists Makes Discovery About Temperature in Convection An international team of physicists is working to ascertain more about the fundamental physical laws that are at work in a process known as convection, which occurs in a boiling pot of water as well as in the turbulent movement of the liquid outer core of the Earth. The team’s new finding specifies the way that the temperature of a gas or liquid varies with the distance from a heat source during convection. The research is expected to eventually help engineers with applications such as the design of cooling systems in nuclear power plants. The experiments took place in a cylinder that was placed under the turret of a large pressure container. The 8-foot tall cylinder was heated at the bottom and cooled at the top. There were about 100 thermometers inside it, and it was pressurized with sulfur hexafluoride, an inert gas. Convection occurred inside the cylinder because, in the presence of gravity, the warmer gas at the bottom tends to rise to the top, while the colder gas tends to sink. Guenter Ahlers, professor of physics at UC Santa Barbara, said that understanding the temperature in turbulent convection is also very important because there are many applications where turbulent convection is used to cool things. In nuclear reactors, for instance, cooling is done by turbulent convection.

After an international search for a new director for the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) at UC Santa Barbara, the search committee found the best person for the position was already in Santa Barbara: Lars Bildsten, professor of physics and a KITP permanent member. The baton was passed on July 1 from Professor David Gross, a 2004 Nobel laureate, who will remain at KITP as a permanent member. “I am honored to have been selected,” said Bildsten, who joined KITP and UC Santa Barbara in 1999. “It is also a deep responsibility to maintain the tradition of excellent leadership at the KITP. David Gross very successfully expanded our activities and funding, increased our international prominence, and placed us in a very strong position.” Bildsten, who works in the field of theoretical astrophysics, came to UC Santa Barbara from UC Berkeley, where he was an assistant and associate professor in both the Physics and Astronomy departments. Prior to that, he was a research fellow at Caltech. He received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Cornell University in 1991. Throughout his academic and teaching career, he has received various honors, titles, and fellowships. Bildsten was recently elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Former KITP director David Gross, left, and the Institute’s current director, Lars Bildsten.



Study: Focusing on Strengths Improves Social Skills of Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorders A new study conducted by researchers at the Koegel Autism Center at UC Santa Barbara has found that by playing on their strengths — high intelligence and very specific interests — these adolescents are as capable as anyone else of forging strong friendships. In addition, the research findings demonstrate that the area of the brain that controls such social behavior is not as damaged in adolescents with ASD as was previously believed. The findings appear in a recent issue of the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions. The research team, which also includes Lynn Koegel, the center’s clinical director, and Sunny Kim, a graduate student in education at UC Santa Barbara, took a creative approach to helping three boys with ASD to interact with their peers. Rather than discourage their sometimesobsessive interests, the researchers helped set up social clubs around them and invited students who do not have ASD to join. The clubs provided a venue for the ASD students to display their special interests and abilities, and helped them engage with their peers in a more meaningful way. Koegel offered the example of a student with ASD who has a keen interest in computer graphics. The team created a graphic design club in which students would design logos for various companies and businesses. Because most of the students lacked the necessary expertise, they depended on their classmate with ASD to make the venture a success. “When he was able to interact on a topic in which he was interested, he was able to demonstrate more normal social behavior,” Koegel said. “He not only made friends with his fellow members, he was elected club president.”

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Scientists Examine Effects of Manufactured Nanoparticles on Soybean Crops Sunscreens, lotions, and cosmetics contain tiny metal nanoparticles that wash down the drain at the end of the day, or are discharged after manufacturing. Those nanoparticles eventually end up in agricultural soil, which is a cause for concern, according to a group of environmental scientists that recently carried out the first major study of soybeans grown in soil contaminated by two manufactured nanomaterials (MNMs). The scientists studied the effects of two common nanoparticles, zinc oxide and cerium oxide, on soybeans grown in soil in greenhouses. Zinc oxide is used in cosmetics, lotions, and sunscreens. Cerium oxide is used as an ingredient in catalytic converters to minimize carbon monoxide production, and in fuel to increase fuel combustion. Cerium can enter soil through the atmosphere when fuel additives are released with diesel fuel combustion. The study showed that soybean plants grown in soil that contained zinc oxide bioaccumulated zinc; they absorbed it into the stems, leaves, and beans. Food quality was affected, although it may not be harmful to humans to eat the soybeans if the zinc is in the form of ions or salts, in the plants, according to senior author Patricia Holden, a professor with the Bren School. In the case of cerium oxide, the nanoparticles did not bioaccumulate, but plant growth was stunted. Changes occurred in the root nodules, where symbiotic bacteria normally accumulate and convert atmospheric nitrogen into ammonium, which fertilizes the plant. The changes in the root nodules indicate that greater use of synthetic fertilizers might be necessary with the buildup of MNMs in the soil. Top right: Soybean stem, leaves, bean pods, and roots. The roots contain nodules where bacteria accumulate and convert atmospheric nitrogen into ammonium, which fertilizes the plant. Photo: Patricia Holden. Above: Patricia Holden and John H. Priester. Photo: Rod Rolle


UC Santa Barbara’s Engineering Department standing in world universities, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The Gaucho campus also was ranked 11th in Physics, 16th in the Science Field, 18th in Chemistry, and 44th in Computer Science. Overall, UC Santa Barbara was named 34th best university in the world.

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Women’s Volleyball

Gauchos Get Back in Win Column by Defeating Yale The Gauchos started off the University of San Diego Tournament with a win over Yale, 3-1 (21-25, 25-19, 25-19, 25-16). With the win, UCSB’s record improves to 7-5, while Yale’s fell to an even 3-3. The Gauchos move to a perfect 3-0 all-time against Ivy League opponents. Freshman libero Taylor Formico entered the UC Santa Barbara record book with her performance on Sept. 14. Formico recorded 30 digs for the fourth time this season, tying the Gaucho rally-scoring era record set by Kristin Nelson in 2004. Formico has 21 matches, including the entire conference slate, to surpass the record. The Gauchos started off slow against their Ivy League opponent, but were able to pick up steam throughout the match, ultimately holding the Bulldogs under 20 points in each of the final three games. UC Santa Barbara received contributions from a number of players, highlighting their bench depth. Leah Sully led the squad in kills with 16. Freshman middle blocker Britton Taylor was second with 10 kills, but also led all players with a .474 hitting percentage. Junior opposite Katey Thompson recorded nine kills and a career-high nine blocks in her return to action following an injury sustained on their five-match roadtrip. Junior middle blocker Jenna Wilson matched Thompson’s blocking exploits, picking up nine blocks — one of which was solo. Freshman Jaylen Villanueva, seeing action at the setter position, recorded 34 assists while also chipping in six kills and 10 swings. Freshman outside hitter Alex Barbeau had another solid night, contributing seven kills. Outside hitter Leah Sully led the Gauchos with 16 kills.

UCSB Athletics UCSB Athletics has unveiled the Gauchos Mobile App for the iPhone and Android operating systems. The app features an events calendar allowing fans to check in at events and earn rewards, the latest UCSB headlines and video features and highlights, and the ability to share your Gaucho pride by syncing with your Facebook page. The Gauchos Mobile App is available by searching “UCSB Gauchos” in the Apple and Android App stores. For more information, go to Mobile_App/UCSB_Gauchos_App.

Men’s Basketball

Former Gaucho Somogyi Signs Contract With Los Angeles Lakers Former UC Santa Barbara center Greg Somogyi signed a free agent contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, the team announced Sept. 5. Somogyi, who played with the Lakers Summer League team in Las Vegas in August, inked a one-year, non-guaranteed contract and will join them for training camp in October. The 7-foot-3 native of Budapest played four years at UC Santa Barbara and had career averages of 3.5 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.5 blocked shots per game. He finished his career ranked second in school history with 189 blocked shots. Somogyi also set a Gaucho record for blocks in a game with eight against Fresno State in 2010. In addition to Somogyi, James Nunnally signed a contract to play with Kavala BC in the top league in Greece. Nunnally arrived in Greece on Sept. 5 to begin his new career. In June, UC Santa Barbara star Orlando Johnson was drafted early in the second round of the NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings. The Kings quickly traded his rights to the Indiana Pacers, with whom Johnson signed a three-year contract. He will report to the Pacers’ training camp in October.

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Women’s Soccer

UCSB Parlays First Half Explosion Into 3-1 Win Over USF UC Santa Barbara entered Sept. 14’s match against the University of San Francisco (33-3) with two goals in its first six outings, but during a 15-minute span of the first half the Gauchos (2-4-1) scored three goals to overcome a 1-0 deficit en route to a 3-1 win at Meredith Field at Harder Stadium. Abigail Phillips gave USF a 1-0 lead just 3:14 into the match, pounding home a shot from the left corner of the goal box off of an assist from Mackenzie Krieser. From that point on, it was all UC Santa Barbara. Freshman Sara Feder faked USF goalkeeper Madalyn Schiffel one direction and directed a shot inside the right side of the goal to tie the game at 1-1. The goal, which came at the 19:21 mark, was the first of Feder’s career. UC Santa Barbara took a 2-1 lead at 24:59 when another freshman, Angelisa Cortez, received a pass from sophomore Indiana Mead, and pounded a one-timer from just outside the right side of the 18-yard box. It was the first goal of Cortez’s career. The Gauchos kept the pressure on, scoring their third goal in the 35th minute. Sophomore Miranda Cornejo made it 3-1 at the 34:14 mark when she blasted home a shot from just outside the box off of a short pass from Lauren Kennedy. Indiana Mead assisted for one of the goals against University of San Francisco.

Men’s Soccer

Alum Chris Pontius Signs New Contract With D.C. United D.C. United announced today the club has signed midfielder/forward Chris Pontius ’09 to a new long-term contract. The 25-year-old is the club’s longest tenured player and is leading the team this year with 10 goals in 24 games (19 starts). Per club and League policy, exact terms of the deal were not disclosed. “I’m obviously very happy today,” said United midfielder/forward Chris Pontius. “D.C. has been very good to me — the organization, the fans, and the community — and I’m committed to bringing this team back to where it needs to be.” Pontius is enjoying his best season to date in Major League Soccer. He leads the Black-and-Red with 10 goals, which also puts him in the top fifteen across the League. During April, Pontius was unanimously selected by the North American Soccer Reporters as Player of the Week, making him the only player to be a two-time unanimous selection. Pontius has six game-winning goals — second most in MLS — and has helped lead D.C. United to a 12-10-5 record and sixth place in the Eastern Conference. In mid-July, Pontius was selected to the 2012 MLS All-Star team for the first time and was a part of the team that defeated Chelsea FC (England) 3-2. Pontius earned the game’s Most Valuable Player award after scoring the game-tying goal in the 73rd minute and assisting on Eddie Johnson’s game-winner in the 91st.

Men’s Water Polo

Gauchos Take Sixth at Northern California Invitational No. 5 UC Santa Barbara (8-2) split its final two matches at the Northern California Invitational, which was hosted by Stanford, to take sixth place at the tournament. The Gauchos posted an 8-4 victory over No. 8 Pepperdine before falling to No. 6 UC Irvine, 12-11, in overtime during the fifth-place game. In the first game of the day, UC Santa Barbara got out to a 5-2 lead at halftime and built that lead to 7-4 in the third quarter. The Gauchos tallied another goal in the fourth while shutting down the Waves to post the 8-4 victory. Matt Gronow and Bryce Miller, who had two goals apiece, led UC Santa Barbara in the win. Myles Christian tallied 11 saves in goal. During the fifth-place game against UC Irvine, the two teams each opened with three goals in the first quarter and then piled on two more in the second to remain deadlocked at 5-5 at halftime. UC Santa Barbara was able to pull away with a big third quarter in which the Gauchos tallied four goals to the Anteaters’ two to take a 9-7 lead into the fourth. Irvine’s third goal of the game with five seconds remaining tied things up and sent the game into overtime. With just 29 seconds remaining in the second overtime period, Bojan Hrlec posted the gamewinning goal for the Anteaters.

[ ] Three-Goal Second Half Leads No. 6 Gauchos to Victory Over San Diego

No. 6 UC Santa Barbara used a trio of second-half goals to overcome San Diego at Torero Stadium in a non-conference match. Freshman Ema Boateng scored his first collegiate goal to capture the victory for the Gauchos; senior Josue Madueno and junior Achille Campion added a pair of insurance goals to lead UC Santa Barbara to the 3-0 win. With the victory, UC Santa Barbara remains undefeated and improves to 4-0-1 on the season.



1960s Mackubin (Mac) Owens, ’67, professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval War College in Newport, R.I., is the editor of Orbis, FPRI’s Journal of World Affairs, and a Senior Fellow at FPRI. He retired from the Marine Corps Reserve as a colonel in 1994. Owens earned his doctorate from the University of Dallas and his master’s degree in economics from Oklahoma University. His writings regularly appear in The Wall Street Journal, the Christian Science Monitor, the Washington Times, and National Review Online.

1970s Richard H. DuBois, ’72, was appointed to a judgeship in the San Mateo County Superior Court. DuBois, of Woodside, Calif., has served as a family law commissioner for the San Mateo County Superior Court since 2002. He was a partner at DuBois and Kelly from 1983 to 2002 and a partner at Nudelman and DuBois from 1980 to 1983. DuBois was an associate attorney at the Law Offices of George P. Eshoo from 1975 to 1980. He earned a law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law. Paul W. Smith, ’72, M.A. ’73, is a founder and director of engineering with INVENTtPM

LLc. Prior to founding INVENTtPM, Smith spent 10 years with Seagate Technology in Longmont, Colo. Smith holds a doctorate in applied mechanics from the California Institute of Technology. Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan, ’73, has been named chair of the assembly committee on education. Buchanan has been a member of the Assembly Education Committee since she was first elected in 2008. Before being elected to the State Assembly, Buchanan served for 18 years on the San Ramon Valley Board of Education. She’s also a member of the State Allocation Board and the Assembly representative on the State Advisory Commission on Special Education. Dan Berryman, ’75, has been named the new assistant vice chancellor for human resources for the Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee. Berryman comes from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., where he was assistant vice president of human resources. He previously worked at the University of California-Los Alamos National Lab and in private industry. He has a master’s degree in human resource management from Pepperdine University; and will complete his doctorate in organizational leadership from Gonzaga University in December.

Mary Blackwood Collier, ’66, M.A. ’75, who has taught French at Westmont College for 31 years, was knighted by David Martinon, consul general of France in Los Angeles, as a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques. She earned a doctorate with highest honors in French literature from the Université de Paris, Sorbonne. Since 1976, she has served on the faculty of the Music Academy of the West as French diction coach in the vocal department. David Martinon, left, consul general of France in Los Angeles, and Westmont College President Gayle Beebe join professor Mary Blackwood Collier at the ceremony knighting her as a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques. (Westmont College photo)


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Dr. Lynn Silver Chalfin, ’77, is the new public health officer for Sonoma County. She comes from New York City, where she was an assistant health commissioner.

1980s Steen Hudson, ’82, is the president of Hudson Consulting and was recently named to the Channel City Club board of directors in

Santa Barbara. He previously served as resident director at Westmont College, special assistant to the president of World Relief in Baltimore, Md., president of Santa Barbara Rescue Mission, and executive director of Elings Park. Steen lives in Santa Barbara with his wife, Trina, and three sons. Rich Wyckoff, ’82, M.A. ’84, has joined the board of directors of Evolv, a provider of SaaS-based workforce profitability solutions. Wyckoff is a 30-year technology veteran who, as CEO of Marimba, led the company’s sale to BMC Software for $239 million in 2004. Before joining Marimba, he served as vice president of corporate marketing for Cadence Design Systems and vice president of product marketing for the company’s Design Realization Group. Wyckoff has also held various management positions at nCube, Sun Microsystems and other hightech organizations. Barry Eberling, ’83, has been a reporter with the Daily Republic in Fairfield-Suisan, Calif., since 1987. He covers Solano County government, transportation, growth and the environment. Mary Charlesworth, ’87, was tapped as the new vice principal of Montera Middle School in Oakland, Calif. She has taught math for 20 years and served as the chair of the math department at the school. She received her teaching credential and a master’s degree in education at Columbia University in New York. Karen Ervin, ’87, is a senior research associate at Genentech in South San Francisco. She served on the Pacifica School District board of trustees from 2006-2010.


Noam Meppen, ’96, has been appointed director of U.S. sales for Pure, an international maker of music streaming and radio systems. He will be based in San Diego. Kmart donated $2,000 to the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund, which provides financial aid to outstanding students facing financial hardships. Kmart also kicked off its UCSB Back-to-Campus Program at Mosher Alumni House. The program offered shuttles between campus and the Hollister Avenue Kmart, free gifts and a sweepstakes contest.

William M. Rodgers III, M.A. ’88, was appointed a board member for the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. Rodgers is professor of public policy and chief economist at the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, where he is also a member of the graduate faculty of Rutgers’ School of Management and Labor Relations. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Social Insurance and serves on the academy’s board of directors. Rodgers also serves on the board of the United Way of Northern New Jersey and as U.S. trustee for United Way Worldwide. Prior to coming to Rutgers, in 2000, Rodgers served as chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor and was a professor of economics at the College of William and Mary.

1990s Clayton Frech, ’93, is division manager for the California division of Safelite AutoGlass. Frech and his wife, Bahar, have three sons — Ezra, Gabe, and Elijah. Frech participated in a 620-mile San Francisco-to-San Diego charity bicycle ride in 2011 and 2012. Six-time Emmy Award-winning writer Jason Ross, ’93, has been a writer at “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” since 2002. As part of the writing team, he has received six Primetime Emmy Awards. He also helped to write that show’s two best-selling books, “America: The Book” and “Earth: The Book.” He lives in Manhattan with his family.

Wendy Behan, ’94, a partner with Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield LLP, has been elected first vice president of California Women Lawyers, the only statewide bar association for women. Diana Perez, ’94, is director of the Central Coast California Student Opportunity and Access Program Consortium, headquartered at Allan Hancock College. Margarita Cortez, ’96, is executive director of the Loaves and Fishes food pantry and kitchen in Watsonville, Calif. Michael Harman, ’96, is the owner of Acumen Design Services, established in 2005, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. At Biola University, Craig J. Hazen, Ph.D. ’96, is the founder and director of the master’s program in Christian apologetics, director of the master’s program in Science and Religion and professor of Comparative Religion and Apologetics. Hazen is the editor of the philosophy journal Philosophia Christi. He is also the author of the monograph “The Village Enlightenment in America,” the apologetics novel “Five Sacred Crossings,” and dozens of articles and chapters in various books and journals.

Senior Deputy Sheriff Greg Sorenson, ’96, is a community resource deputy for the Goleta Division of the Sheriff’s Office, and is based at the Camino Real Marketplace Sheriff’s Substation. He and his wife are raising two children in the Goleta Valley. Brandon Bruce, ’99, is chief operating officer of Cirruspath, which offers Cirrus Insight, an app that brings the customer relationship management software Salesforce into Gmail. Andy J. Chambers, ’99, is a member in the Surety and Fidelity group at Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC. He focuses his practice on fidelity law, commercial litigation, and surety and construction law. Chambers earned a J.D., cum laude, from the Washington College of Law at American University.

2000s Melissa Winn, ’00, started as an interior designer for several San Francisco-based residential design firms before creating her own firm, Melissa Winn Interiors, in 2005. She has received a degree in interior architecture and design from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Stephanie Semler, Ph.D. ’00, of Alexandria, Va., is assistant professor of philosophy at The Loudoun campus of Northern Virginia Community College. She has a master’s degree in philosophy from the University of Nevada. She gained teaching experience at George Mason, Virginia Tech and Radford University. Heather Bracken-Grissom, ’01, is an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida International University. She received a doctorate at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and finished her postdoctoral research in evolution and environmental sciences at Brigham Young University.



Ryan Huff, ’01, is the chief executive officer of Cirruspath, which offers Cirrus Insight, an app that brings the customer relationship management software Salesforce into Gmail.

as the Mary Ball Washington Professor of American History at University College Dublin, Ireland, on a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant. He and his wife have two sons.

Carole Stanley, ’01, has joined Talonvest Capital Inc., a provider of self-storage finance services, as an associate. Stanley joins Talonvest after working with its principals for more than seven years at Buchanan Street Partners, where she underwrote and prepared financing packages. She is a licensed real estate broker.

Holly Boitano, ’06, runs the environmental, health and safety program at the Lincoln Mine and proudly identifies herself as a fifth-generation Mother Lode miner.

Nadia Flores, ’03, was named executive director of THINK Together Orange County region, a Santa Ana-based nonprofit providing extended learning programs to local children since 1994. A Costa Mesa resident most of her life, Flores attended THINK Together’s first facility — Shalimar Learning Center in Costa Mesa — as a child. Matthew Avery Sutton, Ph.D. ’05, is associate professor of history at Washington State University. He lives in Pullman, Wash. He will be spending the 2012-13 academic year

Shannon Clark, ’06, has been named the director of client services and fiduciary manager for the Santa Barbara location of Senior Alternatives, which offers care management, home care and fiduciary services. She has more than seven years of experience in banking and finance. She spends most of her free time providing in-kind support to a local nonprofit and is passionate about volunteerism and community involvement. Lauren Inglish, ’06, and Todd Kohli are engaged after Kohli proposed in Rome, Italy, while on an extended European vacation. They are both employed at AECOM in San Francisco. The couple plans a 2013 wedding. Ilana Luna, M.A. ’06, Ph.D. ’11, is an assistant professor of Latin American Studies in the School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies at Arizona State University’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.

Nate Morrow, ’04, created Isla Vista: The Game, based on the college town next to UC Santa Barbara. The object of the game is to get to class, the beach, and the party while visiting as many other Isla Vista locations as possible. Along the way, players will need to answer some questions, defend locations, and beat their friends in social minigames to earn extra credit. Don’t forget to look out for the Foot Patrol! The player with the highest score wins. Find out more at http:// 24

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Summer Bailey, ’07, and Brian Ford, ’07, both of San Francisco, were married June 16, 2012, at Ponderosa Ridge Ranch in He works as an account executive at Groupon. The couple plans to honeymoon in Belize later this year. Kirk Goldsberry, Ph.D. ’07, is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography at Michigan State University. He is currently a visiting scholar at the Harvard Center for Geographic Analysis. He has also launched CourtVision Analytics, a project that evaluates basketball performance via spatial and visual modalities, at http:// Kimberly Shannon Smith, ’07, of Truckee, Calif., married Garin Dane Clyma of Pleasanton, Calif. Smith works at Stantec Consulting. Clyma works at the Law Offices of Phillip E. Gibbons. The ceremony was held at Forest House Lodge in Foresthill, Calif. The couple honeymooned in Carnelian Bay, Lake Tahoe, Calif., and are at home in Roseville, Calif. Charlotte Scatliffe, ’08, was named the women’s tennis coach for the University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif. She spent three years as an assistant coach with the Gauchos before taking over as interim head women’s coach last season and went 5-3 in conference. Chris Benson, ’09, joined Whalers Realty and is a graduate of its Fast Track to Success training program. Lance Roenicke, ’09, plays in the Milwaukee Brewers organization and was selected in the 25th round of the 2012 MLB Draft. C.M. Stassel, ’09, works for Greer’s O.C. and lives in Costa Mesa.

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2010s Kimberly Gavin, ’10, serves as a teacher of U.S. history and geography at Los Banos High School in Los Banos, Calif. She had previously taught U.S. history at John C. Kimball High School in Tracy, Calif. Alison Hatt, Ph.D. ’10, is a postdoctoral fellow at the Theory of Nanostructured Materials facility at Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Foundry. In 2010, and 2012, she traveled to Africa as part of the African School on Electronic Structure Methods and Applications program. She shared her 2012 experience on a Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory blog: http://www.lbl. gov/teaching_science_in_Kenya/. Jessielee Coley, ’11, is volunteer coordinator for Common Ground of Santa Barbara County. Common Ground is an organization that helps house homeless individuals in need. Previously she was a project coordinator with Doctors Without Walls-Santa Barbara Street Medicine.

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IN MEMORIAM The Rev. Howard R. Moody, ’48, died Sept. 12, 2012. He was 91. He pastored Judson Memorial Church in Greenwich Village for 35 years. Rev. Moody wielded influence on several major social-change movements of the 1960s-80s, particularly the struggles for abortion rights, free speech for artists, and more humane drug treatment policies. He was born on April 13, 1921, in Dallas, Texas. During World War II, the Rev. Moody enlisted in the Marine Air Corps. A graduate of North Dallas High School, the Rev. Moody held a degree from Yale Divinity School, and honorary doctorates from Kalamazoo College and Ottawa University. Survivors include wife Lorraine, daughter Deborah, son Daniel, and stepsons Angus and Duncan. Bard John Salcido, Sr., ’56, M.A. ’61, died on Sept. 15, 2012. Salcido was a loyal Gaucho. He supported the UC Santa Barbara Alumni Association all of his life. In the early 1960s, he sold pumpkins at Gary Gallup’s pumpkin patch to benefit the UC Santa Barbara Alumni Association Scholarship Fund and he later supported the Mosher Alumni House. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and served as the alumni advisor for many years. He is survived by his Gaucho wife, Mary Jane (Fuerst) ’62, Gaucho sons Bard, Jr., ’87 and Mark ’89, Gaucho daughter-inlaw Susan (Chang) ’95, and Gaucho sister Berneice (Salcido) Copeland ’59. Paul Baiotto, ’64, of Glendora, Calif., died Sept. 9, 2012, after a long battle with cancer. He was born in St. Joseph, Mo., on Sept. 4, 1942, and moved to Glendora in the early 1950s. Baiotto earned a master’s in education at CSU Los Angeles. He taught in the Glendora Unified School District for 35 years and also ran the Glendora Tennis Championships for 44 years. Survivors include wife Karen, sister Cathie Headley, and sons Brian, Brad, and Brent. Tom Bennett, ’66, died May 12, 2012. He was born in Phoenix, Ariz., and raised in San Francisco. He attended Lowell High School, Taipei American School, and USC.

He served as a biology teacher at Mission High School, where he was the ping-pong team coach that included a subsequent U.S. National player. Later, he served as an administrator at City College of San Francisco, and as planning commissioner, city councilman and mayor for Hercules, Calif. He served as vice chancellor at Yosemite Community College District until retirement. Survivors include wife Phyllis, sons Jason and Jeffrey, and brother Baldwin. Steve Furniss, ’74, died June 27, 2012. He was 59. He graduated from Fort Collins High School in 1970. Furniss received a master’s degree from the University of Texas-Dallas. Following two years as a Vista volunteer in Texas, Furniss returned to Colorado and devoted the rest of his life to serving his community, participating in a number of local and statewide political campaigns. He was an active member of the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Fort Collins. Survivors include brothers and sisters David Furniss, Miriam Kowarski, Bob Furniss, Adrianne Furniss, Judy Cefkin, Paul Boyd, Barbara and Perry Springer, Jon and Ed Cefkin, Melissa Cefkin and Mazyar Lotfalian. Christopher Spaulding Peebles, Ph.D. ’74, died April 16, 2012. He taught at universities around the world, including Florida Atlantic University, University of Windsor, University of Michigan, Northwestern University, Penn State University, University of Amsterdam, and Indiana University. His appointments at Indiana University included professor of anthropology and director of the Glenn A Black Laboratory of Archaeology, as well as positions in the Program for Cognitive Science and in the School of Informatics. He designed the National Archaeological Resources Database in 1984. Merry Allyn Tuten, ’76, died July 22, 2012, in Houston, Texas, of leukemia. She was 58. She was born in Long Beach, Calif., on July 4, 1954. She worked for Garrett Hardin, Roderick Nash, J. Marc McGinnis, and Barry Schuyler. Tuten received her master’s degree in natural resources policy and management from the University of

Michigan. Her career in international natural resource management and business spanned more than 30 years, including her own private consulting firm. She lived and worked in Chile, the Bahamas, and Argentina for 17 years. Survivors include husband Paul Schutt. Alexander (Alex) P. Berks, ’87, died on Jan. 1, 2012. He received a master’s degree from Emperor’s College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He practiced many healing disciplines at his clinic in West Los Angeles. As a Chinese medicine practitioner, licensed acupuncturist and herbalist since 1997, Berks was a co-founder of the Association of Integrative Oncology and Chinese Medicine and a fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine. Survivors include wife Denise, sons Ethan and Noah, parents Muriel and Bill, brother Andrew, and sister Susan. Lydia Elliott Hopkins, M.A. ’87, died Aug. 8, 2012. She was 63. Hopkins was an Episcopal deacon and longtime activist. She was ordained in 2005. Hopkins lived in New Orleans, La., and had taught at St. Anthony of Padua School and the University of New Orleans. After Hurricane Katrina hit, Hopkins organized food and housing programs to help the hardest hit. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Survivors include husband Patrick Rogan, daughters Jessica White-Sustaita and Amanda Rachael White, stepsons John Rogan and Davis Rogan, stepdaughters Alcena Rogan and Ama Rogan, and six grandchildren. Stephen Anthony Martin, ’05, died June 8, 2012, in San Francisco, after a long coma. Martin was born in Fullerton, graduated from Tehachapi High School and earned a degree in economics from UC Santa Barbara. Martin was an Eagle Scout, businessman, CrossFitter and avid tennis player. Survivors include parents John and Gail, and brother Andrew. Alexandra Tang, ’11, died Sept. 1, 2012. She was 24. Tang was raised in Santa Barbara. She was soon to start a job in Orange County working with autistic children. Survivors include parents Alexander and Elisabeth, and sister Candice Tang Nyholt.



Gauchos Giving Back to Gauchos

2012 Senior Class Gift Donors

The UC Santa Barbara Alumni Association would like to thank those who donated to the Alumni Scholarship Fund. In the face of rapidly increasing tuition fees, the Alumni Scholarship Fund provides a key resource for the UC Santa Barbara Financial Aid & Scholarships office. The Scholarship Fund has already awarded $59,000 to 57 UC Santa Barbara students since the Fall of 2009. The Alumni Association continues to solicit support from alumni and friends with an overall goal of $3 million by 2018. More than $520,000 in gifts and pledges has already been raised for the AASF, including donations during the 2011-2012 school year from the donors listed below, who want to help this and future generations of UC Santa Barbara students. In addition, the 2012 Senior Class Gift was earmarked for the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund and for the establishment of the Associated Students’ Food Pantry initiative. 2012 Senior Class Gift donors are also listed below. To give online, go to and click on the Give Online button. For more information, contact John Lofthus, Alumni Association Associate Director, at (805) 893-8416.

Senior Class Gift Donors Caroline C. Absher Nicholas A. Adona Jennifer Aguayo Eduardo G. Aguilar Amanda M. Akin Geraldine Alcantar Michael Aldrete Ibrahim M. Aldridge Nicholas E. Alheit Vincent Michael T. Alindogan Evie A. Allan-Stevens Lauren M. Alvey Monique R. Ambrose Kevin D. Andresen Moises Angulo Hillary L. Antes Kyle A. Arakaki Vanessa J. Aristide Roya M. Asnaashari Douglas A. Austin Luisa Avila Dale K. Bachman Jonathan R. Baclig Lauren M. Baczewski Yessenia A. Baires Kristy L. Barnett Ross L. Barnett Jana L. Barrett Leigh A. Bass Daisha K. Bates Christopher S. Baylon Amber M. Bell Dr. Gary D. Bennett Linda Bennett Kristina M. Berch Olivia D. Berlin Joshua D. Bernal Ashley F. Berndt Lisa M. Berry Michelle D. Binur Taylor C. Blackwood Marissa P. Blanco Erika F. Bland


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Elizabeth A. Blee Lisa J. Blondell Derek J. Bluett Matthew J. Borasi Caitlin M. Borzi Jezelle C. Bosch Cayla M. Boshell Troy W. Bosiljevac Jaimie R. Bowen Adra C. Bowman Elizabeth A. Boyd Florian A. Braun Amanda L. Brawn Joseph M. Broad Chandra H. Brown Makila J. Bunselmeier Sean I. Burau David J. Bussing Madison N. Buswell Erin C. Butts Cristina M. Cadena Juliana I. Caiazzo Mischelle A. Camaclang Keily M. Campagna Joshua C. Cannon Kenneth C. Carpenter Brittany R. Carriger Adam W. Carter Jared M. Case Omar E. Castillo Marta A. Castro Richard J. Ceja Brett R. Chapman Marina V. Chavez Ariel W. Chen David L. Chen William Chen Samantha R. Chopus Matthew J. Clift Kira L. Cocchiara Daniel Coccia Robi Angela B. Cocjin Carrie L. Cole

Maia A. Colyar Daniel A. Conforti Cody F. Conley Cristina J. Cook John A. Cooper Alma R. Cordova Gama Matthew J. Corley Carlos Corona Freddy Cortez Octavio Cruz Matthew D. Cuellar Cory M. Cullington Kelly V. Curtis Darlene G. Da Silva Winter C. Dainard Diana L. Dang Arian J. Davani Daisy L. De La cruz Cody R. Dedianous Nicholas R. Dekker Jurgita Deksnyte Hasia Delery Jesus R. Delgado Reuben J. Demirdjian Jedediah R. Demke Kelly M. Depner Jenica N. Devilbiss Inderbir S. Dhillon Marissa Renee Diangelis Alec G. Dibble Ryan A. Dickey Alan C. Dickinson Gabriel Digilov Dogtown Angela M. Douglass Amanda R. Downing Nolan Terry Duprey Katherine R. Eddy Benjamin C. Eggli Sam J. Ehteshami Pablo D. Elias Daren E. Elkrief Erika B. Eskenazi

Sandra V. Estrada Daria A. Evans Kyshawn R. Evans Karim H. Farrag Elizabeth Hartley Farrington Dania A. Fayyad Bryn C. Fedderson Sarah Lauren Feldman Geoffrey S. Feltman Samantha C. Ferguson Noemi Fernandez Karina A. Ferreira Carissa N. Ferrigno Brian D. Field Dolly M. Figueroa Stefan Filip Brianna A. Fischer Christopher P. Fitsos Eric Thomas Fivash Nakela I. Flack Graham S. Flitz Ramiro Flores Jr Amy S. Flores Stephanie M. Flores Jeffrey P. Flowers Sarah D. Floyd Elan B. Frantz Jeffrey T. Frederickson Marisol L. Fregoso Kevin G. Frost Timothy L. Fucci Jose A. Fuentes Alexa R. Fuller Moises Galaviz Diaz Justin E. Galle Emily T. Galli Maria M. Gaona Malenda Garcia Erin M. Gardner Heather M. Gardner Tyler P. Gardner Maressa K. Garner Suresh Garudadri

Michael A. Gavin Aleksey Generozov Casey J. Giblin Susan N. Gieg Megan M. Gil Jared M. Gilbert Evan P. Goad Alexander R. Gomes Brandon C. Gomez Julia A. Gomez Samuel S. Gonzalez Seth R. Gorelik Josef A. Gramespacher Evan M. Gravelle Jade A. Green Meghan R. Greene Armand B. Griepenburg Samuel A. Gritt Samantha G. Gudgel Weston B. Guerra Aidan N. Guerrero Leah M. Gumbiner Crystal M. Gutierrez Gabriela Gutierrez Manuel A. Gutierrez Danielle B. Guzman Hannah G. Haas Alem M. Habtay Nicole I. Hagedorn Scott R. Hagen Dylan L. Halesworth Lindsay Halford Carly C. Haller Tamara Halperin Tiffany T. Hamasaki Osman Hamidzada Abigail J. Hansell Taryn E. Hanson Riley D. Harrison David J. Hart William A. Haskell Jasmine A. Hassett Kristofer H. Hatch

Catherine J. Hausler Travis D. Hayhurst Sigourney R. Haylock Moira E. Heath Olivia M. Heir Michael T. Hendrickson Sean K. Hennessy Christopher T. Hensler Tanya R. Heravian Brenda J. Hernandez Elizabeth Hernandez Jenny P. Hernandez Rafael Hernandez Rina Hernandez Celeste Herrera Jeremy V. Hilado Kyle M. Hillebrecht Michael G. Hinrichs Jasper Ho Mylinh X. Ho Kimberly A. Houlehan Jennifer A. Houston Alphonse Hovsepian James M. Huang Kendall H. Huberman Jacqueline Huerta Oriana R. Iannitti Eugene Ichinose Maureen P. Isaacs Adrianna L. Janckila Jennifer Lynne Jaworowski Rhea M. Jenkins Jonathan Jiang Chanelle D. Johnson Jesse C. Jones Kaitlin A. Joven Liliana Juarez Kelsey M. Judd Travis J. Kalusa Christopher Y. Kanda Jeffrey P. Kandel Brandon I. Kaneshiro


Sarah A. Kapitz Stephanie N. Karba Tessy C. Kaufmann Kuldeep Kaur Charles A. Kausen Wesley A. Kayne Brittany R. Keegan John A. Kelly John D. Kelly Haley M. Kennard Kaila M. Kero Moazzam H. Khan Andrey V. Khanov Arman Khatchatrian Jeremy R. Khuth Brittany A. Kilpatrick Eugene Y. Kim Janice Y. Kim June Y. Kim Michelle E. Kim Kathleen E. King Christine K. Kirkham Brittany M. Klocko Brittany L. Klooster Alexander L. Knittel Chang Hwan Ko Pearl Y. Ko Jonathan L. Kopecky Sonny S. Kothari Daniel S. Kouba Tuzuk Koul Russell E. Kranz Aaron J. Kreisberg Alan Daniel Krespan Cody T. Krivacic Megan E. Kunkel Ashley T. Kuwata Martin Kwan Shain R. Lafazan Anna Lagoutotchkin Xuelei Lai Nicholas A. Larson Chelsea A. Latorre Chelsea M. Lauwereins Elise A. Le John A. Leach Andrew Lee Brian Lee James P. Lee Tina Lee Matthew T. Leewood Rebecca M. Lehrmann Jeremy M. Leibowitz Almacynthia Leon Daisy Leon Hillary K. Lester Tomika R. Levi Darya S. Leylian Gregory D. Leyrer Faviola J. Leyva Louis W. Li James A. Lim Jessica M. Lin Peter J. Lin James A. Lind Joshua M. Lindo Rachael R. Lipscomb Xiao Liu Tyler F. Logsdon Derion M. Loman

Connor F. Long Marisa L. Looney Eric R. Lopez Felizza M. Lopez Tania J. Lopez Elizabeth S. Loza Monica L. Lu Wendy Lu Ryan M. Luevanos Jason A. Lundy Brian D. Ly Michele Ly Judy Mach Sally J. Maciel Carolina A. Madrid Noemy Madrigal Johnny Magana Melissa A. Maher Daniel R. Malara Jose M. Maldonado Reed C. Mankins Anthony M. Manzon Emmanuel C. Marcant Monique M. Marchetti Daniel C. Marenco Edlin Marquez Nicholas S. Marsh Sonia Martinez Bautista Celeste M. Martinez Coral N. Martinez Diana Martinez Francine S. Martinez Jorge Martinez Marisol C. Martinez Denis Mashkov Joseph G. Massanti Anthony D. Mastromonaco Kathleen A. Matthew Alex K. Mattingley Philip C. Mau Nasrin Mazooji Erin L. McCann Lauren A. McGee Michael P. McKeown Omar A. Medina Lane A. Meier Danita C. Mendoza Anabel A. Merino Aaron J. Mezzano Kelly E. Miller Amanda L. Mitchell Tara Mohseni Erick Montes Sharon N. Montgomery Virginia Morales Antoinette L. Moreland-Carter Nancy Moreno Marissa M. Morimoto Deena J. Morsilli Michael W. Moses Lauren N. Mosley Eric A. Moss Mary-Sophia Motlow Justina A. Mujica Dana R. Mulder Kyle D. Munger Daisy C. Muralles Nickolas J. Myhre Jin W. Nam Andrew L. Nguyen

Raymond J. Nhan Matthew P. Nicolaou Lucas C. Nielsen Trevis J. Niemeyer Osman S. Noor Adriana V. Nunez Richard K. Odierno Alyssa K. Ogi Kyle S. Okamoto Alyssa M. Oldham Christopher A. Olesiewicz Ryan F. Oliver Daniel C. Olivier Roberto A. Orellana Juan J. Ortega Krystina J. Ortega Kayla L. Ortiz Kevin P. Osborne Morgan C. Osmond Matthew W. Ott Anait Ovsepyan Tony Padilla Beatriz A. Padron Ashley E. Parker Jordan E. Parker Amber W. Parrott Rodriguez Jakob W. Patterson Alice E. Pearl Ermilo Pech Adriana Perez Keren Petito Cameron S. Phillips Ruby A. Phillips Abigail Q. Pierce Alexei V. Pizarev Angelica M. Plascencia Alexandra L. Platt Max E. Polakow Leslie M. Portillo Stephen E. Potter Danielle E. Powell Maria R. Prado Katie A. Prakash Christine L. Preciado William C. Price Sarah A. Puckette Andrew R. Quan Jayne A. Quan Elle S. Quane Maurisabel Quevedo Danielle J. Quiocho Jesus Ramirez Marilyn L. Ramirez Alyssa D. Rangel Rotem Raviv Raghav A. Ravuri Isaac M. Reback Jonathan A. Reed Lisa M. Reed Sharon J. Reeh Morgan E. Reeves Jennifer M. Regino Francisco J. Resendiz Krista R. Reuland Anna A. Revolinsky Gabriela Reynoso Antonio Reza Santo K. Ricceri Taylor D. Rivera Jason Rob

Natalie L. Robinson Iliana Robles Vanessa J. Robles Marcus Rochellle Heather A. Rochford Caitlynne T. Rodarte Dylan M. Rodriguez Michael R. Rodriguez Monica Rodriguez Robert J. Rodriguez Lance T. Roenicke Chasen J. Rogers Brandon M. Rood Michelle R. Ropp Jeffrey P. Ross Jordan M. Ryan Chana R. Sachs Justin R. Sadler Sam’s To Go, Isla Vista Sabrina Samedi Lauren A. Sanchez Nichole Y. Sandoval David J. Sanosa Reed T. Sanpore Skylor V. Sarno Megan M. Sawamura Michael J. Scalise Casey A. Schwartz Adam E. Scott Benjamin J. Sellick Sina T. Sharif Paul M. Shaw Aaron C. Shepard Kelsey L. Shields Gregory J. Simon Evan V. Simoni Sherry A. Sims Kit H. Sin Amit Singh Megan M. Singleton Asia N. Slaton Gabriel Y. Sloggy Matthew D. Smiley Veronica J. Smith Andrew J. Soza Elizabeth A. Spencer Colleen A. Spiers Jacob E. Sproule Colleen C. Stankey Graham P. Stephens Jason R. Stonesifer Bernadette L. Suarez Nico N. Suarez Tally B. Sumekh Andreas C. Svennefiord Shakeela Z. Swaby Avery J. Tamchin Ethan L. Tandowsky Ray S. Tang Kaitlyn Y. Teare Vanessa M. Tejada Alejandro A. Tejeda Desirae E. Terrell Cherisse C. Theriault Jack T. Thibeau Paul S. Thies Caitlyn A. Thompson Meghan A. Thompson Trenton T. Thordarson Steven B. Tilem

Beau W. Tindall Zachary W. Toll Eduardo E. Torres Stephanie A. Torres Jeffery Tsai Angela M. Tseng Brian S. Tsui Jonathan Tung Colin A. Twohig Luis R. Vaca Joshua B. Van Blake Hilary M. Van Ert Paloma J. Vazquez Ariana Vejar Ryan V. Vilano Jaime Villamil Eric E. Villatoro Andrea N. Vizzo Aaron C. Voit Nicole A. Walker Natalie N. Waltz Blake C. Wang Samantha Waples Alina Y. Warner Amanda A. Wasserman Jennifer M. Watson Jennifer L. Webster Kristen C. Wernick Denise E. Wernli Ryan S. Wheeler Alissa R. Whelan Tyler K. Wilken Michael R. Wilson Garrett J. Windom Laura E. Wing Tyler J. Winston Curtis W. Wright Michael A. Wysocki Jinmao Xu Nalee Yang Annalisa Zaccardelli Anna L. Zepeda Weiwei Zhang Adam J. Zuniga Mayra E. Zuniga



UC Santa Barbara Alumni Scholarship Fund Empowering Students to Invent the Future Alumni Association Scholarship Fund Donors Susan C. Abele Stephanie L. Albert Eleanore J. Alexander Lola F. Altus Joshua A. Andersen Donna J. Andrews Katya J. Armistead AST Capital Trust Company of Delaware Lawrence R. Baer Deborah L. Baly Lorelle K. Banzett Cheryl L. Barber James P. Barber Linda S. Bender Robert Berlin Miriam E. Birch Keith C. Bishop III Jerry M. Bluestein James T. Borden Julie S. Borden Kathryn L. G. Breaux Richard L. Breaux Mr. and Mrs. Ben F. Brian Terri L. Bricker Philip J. Brimble Lee A. Broadbent Gwendolyn A. Brown Meagan E. Brown Bulldog Ranch LLC Ernie G. Bumatay Rebecca M. Bumatay Cameron Byrd Jorge Cabrera Ann Cady Cooper Elizabeth Casken Kevin Chang Chevron Matching Gift Program David Chin, Jr. Jon R. Clements Judith M. Coleman Steve M. Cook Cynthia Cory Carlton G. Costigan Virginia J. Costigan Loren O. Criss Kristi S. Cruzat Matthew Daines Doris A. Dash Sarah Davis Ramon M. De La Guardia Steven L. Decou Donna R. Dellacamera Delta Psi Building Company Larry C. DeSpain Phyllis DeSpain Jessica R. Dicostanzo Donn M. Dobkin Karel J. Driesen


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Matthieu B. Duncan Edison International Geir T. Eide Denise Eschardies Joseph Fashing Marissa Elyse Feinman Barbara J. Fichtner Richard A. Fichtner Gina Marie Fischer Patricia O. Francis Julia A. Freeman Peter W. Fulmer Jim R. Galvan Javier Garcia Lois L. Goodall Craig Goulden Vanessa G. Goulden Carly Arielle Gregory James E. Gross, Jr.

Roger L. Horton Richard Horuk Christina Yu-ru Hsu IBM Matching Grants Program Eleen I. Ibrahim John P. Ikeda Randall J. Jacobson Teri L. Jacobson Douglas H. Jalen Jay W. Jeffcoat Kendra Jeffcoat Bonnie J. Jensen Richard W. Jensen Xin Jin Emilie T. Johnson Carly C. Jones Donald Jones Nancy B. Jones Sally Katich

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Mr. and Mrs. Antonio C. Gutierrez Brian M. Harley Graham M. Harrison Patricia M. Harrison Patricia L. Hennings Preston Hensley Nicolas R. Hernandez Henry Hill Margaret D. Hill Stephen G. Hinthorne Rachel A. Hommel Patricia A. Honey Honeywell International Charity Matching Ashleigh E. Horstmann Eileen S. Horton

Deborah E. Keever John P. Keever Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Kehela Alfred F. Kenrick, Jr. Ami H. Kreutziger Kent D. Kreutziger Daniel J. Kroll Sandeep Kumar Andrey M. Kuzyk R. Marilyn Lee Schneider Michael Lee Carin Leffler Tiffany J. Leones John W. Lewerenz Linda Li Yuanjing Li

Jennifer L. Lofthus John C. Lofthus Nancy A. Madrid Erin E. Makarczyk Martha L. Malone Timothy J. Malone Michael D. Margol Deborah D. Martin Joan L. Martin Michael Martin Thomas J. Martin Alixe Mattingly Mark J. Mattingly Jon B. McBride Suzanne McBride Raquel Meneses Mentor Graphics Holly L. Merrihew Jeremy Michelson Carmen L. Middleton Sarah Mills Luc Moens Angelo C. Molina Eric Molle Morgan Stanley Jeannie K. Nakano Karen I. Neuhoff Ronald E. Neuhoff Annette T. Nguyen Jeannine J. Nida Robert H. Nida Mr. and Mrs. Evert Nygren Nancy N. Orcutt Cassie J. Parent Carlos E. Pelayo Mark D. Perbix Jennifer L. Pharaoh James A. Phillips Jenna M. Philpott Peter E. Pollaczek Paulette M. Posch Timothy A. Pritchard Sandi M. Quinly Gerald A. Quintana Louise Y. Ragland Monte D. Ragland Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree RMB Enterprises Mario Rosati Jon B. Russell Peggy J. Russell Bard J. Salcido, Sr. Mary Jane Salcido Kristine L. Sandberg Gregory J. Sanders Santa Barbara Foundation Kathryn A. Saxton Joshua L. Scheer Harvey A. Schneider

Heather M. Shane Candace A. Short David L. Short Terry E. Snyder Cheyenne Cassel Sonntag Anita Sonquist Eric J. Sonquist Amanda L. Spencer Marty F. Stone Danelle K. Storm Rosati Dona Strickland Paul A. Stumpf Christopher A. Summers W. Todd Taverner Edith B. Thomas George L. Thurlow III Anthony J. Tolbert Mary H. Toothman Leonard Torres Stephanie Torres Raymond D. Tracy, Jr. Sophia M. Tsiplakos United Way of Greater Los Angeles Peter S. Veregge Monica P. Viotto Jerome B. Walters Andra S. Walton Arthur A. Walton Raymond W. Ward Rosemary Ward Adrienne E. Wardman Jonathan Henry Wardman Lynn A. Weitzenberg W. Barton Weitzenberg Wells Fargo Matching Gift Center Elsie T. Whitaker Gordon Whitnall Thomas Wolff Yiping Xu Kenneth K. Yamanouchi Sonja L. Yates Audrey Yui Steve T. Zon

How two UC Santa Barbara alumni met their retirement goals while simultaneously giving back to their alma mater: ➢ We wanted to fund our retirement while at the same time diversifying our investment portfolio. ➢ We wanted to ensure that we had sufficient income for the remainder of our lives. ➢ We wanted a plan with significant tax benefits to allow us to utilize greatly appreciated stock. ➢ We wanted a plan that ultimately benefited UC Santa Barbara and our other charitable interests.

Kent Vining BA ’70 and Julie Ann Mock MA ’75 met these goals by creating a specific plan that: • Took advantage of available tax benefits while diversifying their investment portfolio in retirement. • Provided a platform for a long-term retirement income stream. • Made a generous provision for planned gifts that will ultimately benefit the campus as well as other charitable interests. How was all this accomplished? Kent and Julie, over the years, had amassed a number of highly appreciated shares of stock from his employer. Kent and Julie each decided to fund individual charitable remainder unitrusts with that stock to provide income for their lifetimes. As trustees of their trusts, Kent and Julie were free to diversify their portfolios in order to ensure their retirement nest egg. Additionally, they set up life insurance policies to replace the value of their unitrusts for their heirs. Upon each of their deaths, their trusts will provide a generous gift to those charitable interests closest to them, including the Alumni Association, the Mosher Alumni House and Intercollegiate Athletics. “Julie and I were able share our success with the University and our other charitable interests during our lifetime, insure that our retirement years were well-funded, and allow for our estate to be kept whole for our heirs. Why wouldn’t anyone want to do that?” If you have similar ideas and are interested in a gift plan to meet your financial planning and charitable giving objectives, please call: Chris Pizzinat, Deputy Director, Office of Development at (805) 893-5126, toll-free (800) 641-1204 or email For more gift ideas and examples, please visit









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