UC Santa Barbara Emeriti Association Report
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 RetireesÕ Association, a quarterly newsletter continues to be published and distributed.
UCSB Undergraduate Research Colloquium
The annual UCSB Undergraduate Research Colloquium, a poster exhibition, is sponsored by the UCSB Office of Undergraduate Education. It is an opportunity for UCSB undergraduates to present their research and creative activity to the campus community. It also serves to acknowledge the UCSB facultyÕs contributions to the development of undergraduate research and creativity. Undergraduates at any level who are enrolled at UCSB at the time of the colloquium are considered.
It was an exciting Thursday in May, 2011, for the 159 students whose 129 posters were on display. Nine of the Research Colloquium posters were selected as Emeriti Association Research Prize winners. Thanks to the generosity of members who donated to the AssociationÕs Prize Fund, some $2000 was distributed. The Emeriti Association prizes are the only prizes awarded in this event. First, second, and third place prizes were awarded to the top entries in humanities and fine arts; engineering and physical sciences; and psychology and social sciences. A cadre of emeriti faculty served as judges, who evaluated the posters and interviewed the students. The judges were recruited and coordinated by members of the UCSB Emeriti Association Board.
UCSB Emeriti & Retiree Associations 2011 Fall Kickoff
The Emeriti Association again partnered with the Retiree Association in sponsoring the 2011 Fall Kickoff at the Faculty Club on October 17, 2011, attended by some 120 emeriti and retirees. The Kickoff was both a social and informational event. The social aspect was enhanced by pouring C'est Syrah Syrah, 2009, the proud product of four professors emeriti from the UCSB Molecular and Cellular Biology Department. UCSB Human Resources Health Care Facilitator, Laura Morgan, gave an informative presentation about Open Enrollment options for 2012.