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  • photo of view of former golf course

    A $1 million grant will help re-green part of a former golf course turned public open space.

  • From the Thunderdome to the Faculty Club Green, watch as more than 5,700 graduates celebrate their graduation on Commencement weekend.

    • photo of "I my bike"

    One person's abandoned bike is another person's new set of wheels

  • Mosaic of Commencement 2014 Mortarboards

    UCSB graduates used their heads, and their mortarboards, to make statements at commencement ceremonies last week. Here's a sampling of some of those fun, witty and smart caps.

  • A Day in the Life of UCSB

    In late October, a team of photographers and videographer Spencer Bruttig traversed the UC Santa Barbara campus to capture a slice of life, from sunrise to sunset. We think you'll enjoy their presentation.

  • UCSB, UC Santa Barbara, Henley Gate

    UC Santa Barbara jumps seven spots to No. 15 in Washington Monthly’s list of the best national universities

  • From Convocation to Commencement, it was a year of triumph and tragedy. Join us for a photo retrospective of 2013-14.

    • UCSB commencement

    A visual treat: photos from all eight Commencement ceremonies held at UC Santa Barbara.

  • Just in time for Valentine's Day, we present a video featuring students, faculty and staff telling us why they love UC Santa Barbara. And make sure you watch to the end, for a few surprises. Video by Spencer Bruttig

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