News

November 16, 2017
November 14, 2017

I recently joined the CCS Computing faculty in Fall 2017. After working in the software industry for several years after receiving my Ph.D., I decided to dedicate my career to computing education since my true passion is teaching computer science.

November 13, 2017

On August 17, 2017 Sergiy Vasylyev was part of the team at the Las Cumbres Observatory (LCO) in Santa Barbara that co-discovered a new source of light and localized it to the galaxy NGC 4993.

November 8, 2017

Carol’s passion from a young age was to write, write, and write! In making a decision on which institution of higher education would be the one for her, Carol sought the resources of a major university but equally important an intimate, enriching environment where she could immerse herself in creative writing—CCS was the perfect fit!

October 23, 2017

Now in its 50th year, the College of Creative Studies, UCSB’s little college that could, recalls how it started — and what’s kept it going

October 5, 2017

It's hard to describe exactly the debt I owe to the College of Creative Studies. Telling people in the years since that I was a Lit major, never really did it justice. I suppose I am preaching to the choir when I say there is something truly magical about CCS.

September 28, 2017

What I am going to tell you may run counter to your expectation, as stories of this sort typically relate the romanticized memory of a revelation delivered by a favorite professor or some epiphany received in the course of study. While I have many brilliant memories of my all too brief years at CCS, my takeaway seems incongruous and more personal than any one transcendent moment discovered in the throes of academic reverie.

September 19, 2017

A very warm welcome to all of our CCS students! We have 112 new students entering the College...

September 18, 2017

The College of Creative Studies offered talented undergraduates an opportunity to do advanced work in their fields while working on their undergraduate degrees. This enlightened approach to higher education has proven to offer invaluable help to many people who might otherwise simply have "marked time" during their undergraduate years or who might even have dropped out of college.

September 12, 2017

In its 2018 listing of the “Top 30 Public National Universities” in the country, U.S. News & World Report has ranked UC Santa Barbara No. 8.