UC Santa Barbara Emeriti Association Report

Spring 2013



Emeriti Association President Morgan continued his practice of issuing periodic e-mail communications, apprizing members of developments relating to post-employment and health benefits.  These reports were distributed to all UCSB emeriti, as well as to retirees.

In conjunction with the RetireesŐ Association, a quarterly newsletter continues to be published and distributed.  Recent issues have been expanded to keep emeriti better informed.


2009-12 Biobibliographic Survey


A major effort was made to encourage emeriti to participate in the triennial Biobibliographic Survey.  Of the 396 emeriti contacted, 157 completed the survey, a 40% response rate, slightly higher than the response rate in the last survey.   Nearly 95% of respondents used the electronic survey instrument this time (compared to 47% last time). 


We worked with the UCSB Development Office to determine the amount of emeriti donations over the past three years.  These totaled $1,646,202.


UCSB Emeriti & Retiree Associations 2013 Spring Get-Together


The a UCSB Emeriti & Retiree Associations Spring Get-Together was held on Friday, April 19, from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm at The Faculty Club. Approximately 60 attended.  The event began with a social hour enhanced by wine and refreshments, followed by a talk and slide presentation by local historian, Neal Graffey, whose latest book Santa Barbara Then and Now was available for book signing.

Emeriti Honors

Ten members of UC Santa Barbara's faculty were named to the inaugural class of fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS).  Among them are two emeriti:


á  Andrew M. Bruckner, professor emeritus, classical real analysis.


á  Michael G. Crandall, professor emeritus, partial differential equations and applications.


Daniel E. Morse, professor emeritus in the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, was elected a Fellow of the Materials Research Society.

Submitted by Bill Ashby, CUCEA representative for UCSB