UC Santa Barbara Emeriti Association Report
Twenty-one emeriti faculty fanned out in Corwin Pavilion at the 2009 UCSB Undergraduate Research Colloquium to judge almost 200 student research posters presenting the results of their research or creative activity. The emeriti studied posters and talked with the student presenters to evaluate the research or creative work. Cash awards were given for first and second place in each of the following divisional areas: (1) Humanities; (2) Math, Physical Sciences and Engineering; (3) Social Sciences and Psychology. There were also several honorable mentions to recognize quality work. The awards were funded by donations from emeriti.
The Association again hosted a fall and a spring quarter luncheon, to which all emeriti are invited. Chancellor Yang attended both events, along with assorted administrators. The speakers were as follows:
Spring 2009: Richard Oglesby, Professor emeritus of History. Presentation title: “Legacy in Stone – A Look Back at Old Santa Barbara.”
Fall 2009: Juan E. Campo, Professor of Religious Studies. Presentation title: “What to Watch for in the Middle East.”
In conjunction with the Retirees’ Association, we continue to publish and distribute a quarterly newsletter.
In addition, Emeriti Association President Morgan has begun the practice of distributing, via e-mail, a Periodic Report to members, in particular to keep everyone apprised of the Presidential Task Force on Post-Employment Benefits.
a) The Association has been involved in planning and publicity for the Listening Forum that will be held on campus on November 2.
b) Planning is underway for the joint meeting of CUCEA and CUCRA, to be held on April 29, 2010, at the new Mosher Alumni House on the UCSB campus.