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March 8: “Inspiring Change” on International Women’s Day

AUSB proudly joins in celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, in honor of the lives and achievements of women in our community and around the world. The United Nations has declared the theme for 2014 to be “Inspiring … Learn More


Join the Conversation: AUSB to Discuss
Poverty and Homelessness in Santa Barbara

AUSB is launching new series of community events called Antioch in Conversation designed to engage in dialogue with the public on social issues. The first event, Documenting the Face of Homelessness & Poverty in Santa Barbara, takes place on Wed., March … Learn More

Dr. Lee Weiser

AUSB’s Dr. Weiser to speak at Violet Solomon Oaklander Foundation Conference

Dr. Lee Weiser of AUSB’s doctoral program in Clinical Psychology will speak at the 2014 Violet Solomon Oaklander Foundation Conference and Retreat this spring. The conference will be held Saturday, May 31, through Sunday, June 1, at the Serra Retreat in Malibu.  … Learn More


Dr. Leffert to speak on the “Elimination of Bias” at SBWL Event

AUSB President Nancy Leffert, PhD, will speak at Santa Barbara Women Lawyers (SBWL) “Elimination of Bias” MCLE Lunch on Tuesday, March 4, from 12-1:30 pm. Dr. Leffert will be joined by two other community leaders – Lori Gaskin, PhD, President … Learn More


Santa Barbara Public Radio Station KCRW Finds a Home at Antioch

The recent sale of long-time classical radio station KDB to Santa Monica-based NPR affiliate KCRW has resulted in an unexpected boon for Antioch University Santa Barbara (AUSB), which will house the offices of KCRW’s new local operations. According to online articles in … Learn More

Women & Leadership Certificate Program Faculty and Class of 2014

Women & Leadership Cohort Completes First Residency

AUSB’s 16-member, inaugural Women & Leadership Certificate Program cohort completed their first on-campus residency January 10-12, 2014. In addition to initiating the training, the weekend included a series of opportunities for the women to share their experiences – including a … Learn More


AUSB Hosts Reception and Book Signing for Tom Parker

In conjunction with the Hutton Parker Foundation, Antioch University Santa Barbara (AUSB) hosted an evening reception and book signing for real estate investor Tom Parker’s new book The $100 Million Secret: Why and How Foundations Should Invest in Community Instead … Learn More


AUSB Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 In solidarity with the rest of the nation, AUSB honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – for being a leader of courage and conviction who devoted himself to the civil rights cause and the pursuit … Learn More


Dr. Dawn Murray Elected Vice President of the Tribal Trust Foundation

Dr. Dawn Murray, professor at Antioch University Santa Barbara, was elected vice president of the Tribal Trust Foundation. With a PhD in ocean sciences from UC Santa Cruz, Murray now teaches courses in marine biology, environmental advocacy and justice, global … Learn More

Julie McGloin picture

NAWBO-CA and AUSB Announce Scholarship Winner

Last month, the National Association for Women Business Owners – Santa Barbara (NAWBO-SB) awarded program chairwoman Julie McGloin with a full-tuition scholarship for AUSB’s new Women and Leadership Certificate Program. This announcement was made by Congresswoman Lois Capps and AUSB … Learn More

AUSB Honors Nelson Mendela

AUSB Honors Mandela

Antioch University Santa Barbara is honored to exhibit artist James Paul Brown’s iconic mixed-media portrait of the late Nelson Mandela, revered leader and human rights activist of South Africa. Mandela’s profound commitment to social justice, peace, and equality resonates with … Learn More


Transformations: AUSB’s New Online Alumni Magazine

AUSB proudly presents the Fall 2013/Winter 2014 issue of Transformations, marking the inauguration of AUSB’s online alumni magazine. This issue showcases a breadth of students, faculty, and alumni profiles, and reveals how their experience at Antioch transformed them and how, … Learn More

Elizabeth Wolfson, PhD

AUSB Trustee Forum Tackles End-of-Life Issues

Antioch University Santa Barbara is committed to exploring hard issues, and the Trustees Forum on October 29th dealt with one of the hardest. Entitled “Living Well to the End: Challenges & Choices,” the topic engendered deeply felt emotions from the … Learn More


AUSB Program Presents: Climate Change – Facts Not Fiction

Open to the Public – No Reservations Required. Saturday, November 9, 2013 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. (Free) Discuss matters about the impacts of climate change in Santa Barbara. Learn from community experts about prevention and adaptation to the challenges of … Learn More

Stand Tall: Teach Respect and Prevent Bullying workshop

Antioch University Santa Barbara presents an event benefitingThe Carmen Alexander Memorial Scholarship An evening workshop with Suzanne Peck the filmmaker and author of: STAND TALL: Teach Respect & Prevent Bullying STAND TALL is a solution-based multi media program that teaches students, teachers, parents, … Learn More


Antioch University Santa Barbara Campus Mourns the Loss of Hollywood Talent Agent and Beloved Trustee, Susan Smith

“Susan was a gem, a one-of-a kind woman,” says Chair of the Board of Trustees, Victoria Riskin, “devoted, honest, and with a sense of integrity in a business where ethics are often compromised.  The people who were lucky enough to be … Learn More