UC Santa Cruz Emeriti Group Report

October 2008

Meetings

The UCSC Emeriti Group met on the third Thursday every-other month from September through  May — five occasions during 2007-2008. Our meetings include lunch at the Cowell College Provost’s House, followed by a speaker and discussion. The average attendance was 25 members. Except for the Guest Speaker, each attendee pays $17.50, a $2.50 increase over previous years.

 

Speakers & Topics

Joseph S. Miller, Director Emeritus, Lick Observatory: Tribute to our late colleague, Donald Osterbrock Sept. 20, 2007

Carter Wilson, Emeritus Professor, Community Studies:

"Two Katuns' Contemplation of Maya Religious Festivities." Nov. 15, 2007

George Blumenthal, UCSC Chancellor: Annual exchange of views -Q&A Jan. 17, ‘08

Robert Curry, Emeritus Professor of Environmental Studies, UCSC:

“It’s all about water.” Mar. 20, 2008

Nicole Paiement & Brian Staufenbiel, UCSC music faculty:

“Building a strong opera program at UCSC.” May 15, 2008

 

Members

The paid-up Membership improved during the year: 72, compared to 68 for 2006-2007. A check for $72.00 was remitted to the CUCEA Treasurer on April 4, 2008.

 

Awards

M. Brewster Smith, professor emeritus of psychology, received the 2008 award for Distinguished Theoretical and Philosophical Contributions to Psychology from a division of the American Psychological Association (APA).

 

Finances

The checking and savings accounts are kept at Bay Federal credit union, and as of 5/15/08 our Balance was $1,445.02. Total CUCEA Expense was $334.33, which included travel expenses for Davis and Riverside, dues, and postage and printing for the Bio-Bib Survey.

 

Death of Members

Donald E. Osterbrock, Astronomy & Astrophysics Gerhard Ringel, professor emeritus of mathematics

 

Emeriti Lectures

The UCSC Emeriti Group sponsors lectures by distinguished Emeritus Professors. These lectures are given twice during the year in a campus auditorium. The Chairperson is responsible for coordinating the Emeriti Lectures. The Emeriti speakers for 2006-2007 were:

November: David Cope, Professor Emeritus of Music

April 9, 2007: G. William Domhoff, Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Sociology

"The Awesome Lawfulness of Your Nightly Dreams." It later appeared on UCTV.

 

Officers

The Officers of the UCSC Emeriti Group for 2007-2008 are:

Chairwoman: Todd Wipke, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

Secretary/Treasurer: Stanley D. Stevens, Librarian Emeritus

CUCEA Representative: Janice V. Corriden, Dean University Extension Emerita

 

Presented by Janice Corriden, UCSC Representative to CUCEA