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Welcome to UC Santa Barbara!

It is my great honor to serve this vibrant campus community, where breakthroughs in scholarship, research, and discovery happen every day. This is made possible through our commitment to academic excellence, diversity, accessibility, and affordability, areas in which we consistently receive high national and international rankings.

We proudly enroll a competitive and diverse student body of more than 23,000 students. These students are the heart of our educational mission, and the motivation of our faculty and staff. They are part of a strong university family that has included six faculty Nobel Laureates; hundreds of elected members of prestigious national academic organizations; and countless distinguished alumni, including an alumna who won a Nobel Prize in 2009.

Our combined successes are the result of a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration that is responsive to the needs of our state, our nation, and our global society. As we educate the next generation of future leaders, we strive to nurture not just great scholars, but good stewards who will go out and impact the world.


Henry T. Yang

Recent Memos to the Campus

May 15, 2018 Appointment of Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Undergraduate Education
May 11, 2018 Staff Celebration Week, May 14-18
April 30, 2018 Sad News - Professor Robert Williams
April 23, 2018 Reaffirmation of UC Santa Barbara Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment
March 1, 2018 Sad News - Professor Emeritus Waldo Tobler
February 6, 2018 Appointment of University Librarian
February 2, 2018 Sad News - Professor Emeritus Joseph Polchinski

Chancellor Henry T. Yang

Henry T. Yang

Henry T. Yang
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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UCSB in the News

  • Much Appreciated

    An integral part of the UC Santa Barbara family, staff members are in the spotlight during the campus's annual Staff Celebration Week. For five days, a slate of…

  • Moving the Needle

    With a brilliance so stunning and species diversity so vast, coral reefs are perhaps the ocean’s most iconic ecosystem. Home to a quarter of all marine life on…

  • Preserving the Personal

    Makayla Rawlins has never visited Washington, D.C., much less been to one its internationally renowned museums. But that will change in June, when the UC Santa…

  • Ways of the Warrior

    The ambush was set. The platoon knew the “enemy” would likely travel down the dirt road in front of them, and took up positions. Squad leaders checked on their…

  • Home Stretch

    Energy from soil. More efficient large-scale solar installations. A new method of sharing podcasts. These and other ideas are among the latest crop of innovatio…

  • Hungry, Hungry Hippos

    The average hippo weighs more than 3,000 pounds and consumes about 100 pounds of vegetation daily. This naturally results in large quantities of dung being depo…

  • The Discourse of Neoclassicism

    Guggenheim fellow Mark Franko, a professor of dance at Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance, will give the keynote talk at the Department of The…

  • Tiny Shapeshifters

    Imagine a generation of devices that operate not on electricity or batteries, but on light — an energy source that is both portable and abundant. Such technolog…

  • Righting a Scientific Wrong

    By all rights, Eunice Newton Foote should be a household name. More than a century and a half ago, Foote was part of one of the most important scientific discov…

  • The Financial Picture

    Here’s a puzzler for you: How can the recovery from the last Great Recession be the slowest it’s ever been if households and businesses are also the richest the…

  • Arts & Lectures Presents

    Hailed as “the most successful and influential choreographer alive, and indisputably the most musical” (The New York Times), Mark Morris returns to Santa Barbar…

  • ‘Consciousness Instinct’

    Despite massive breakthroughs in the field of neuroscience over the last century, one area continues to baffle both scientists and philosophers: How do molecule…

  • Audra McDonald

    A luminous soprano, Audra McDonald’s breadth and versatility is unparalleled. With “a voice that will make you believe in angels” (Tribune News Service), she is…

  • The Sundowner Experiment

    The Santa Ynez Mountains rise abruptly from the coast above Santa Barbara and have an east-west orientation. This unusual positioning sometimes results in stron…

  • The Art of Sound

    Think about the last movie you saw. Whether action, comedy or romance, it was a carefully mixed blend of sight and sound. Every line of dialogue, song and sound…

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