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Actor Michael Douglas Gives $500,000 to UC Santa Barbara

Posted on Friday, May 25, 2012 12:40am


One of UC Santa Barbara’s most famous graduates has made a big donation to establish an endowed chair for the Dean of Humanities and Fire Arts in the College of Letters and Science.

Actor Michael Douglas has pledged $500,000 for the chair.

The money will support teaching, research, and programs in the humanities and fine arts.

Douglas graduated from UCSB in 1968 with a degree in dramatic art. He is currently honorary chair of the University’s multiyear one billion dollar fundraising campaign.


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