UC San Francisco Emeriti Association Report

REPORT OF ACTIVITIES 2007-2008

We had three general meetings of the UCSF Emeriti Faculty Association during 2007-2008 preceded by a buffet lunch. At these meetings, an invited speaker presented a lecture, followed by questions and discussion by the members. All the meetings were interesting and drew some 30-50 attendees.

Following is the list of speakers and their topics:

  1. October 2, 2007- Dr. Allan Basbaum, Professor of Anatomy, UCSF, The Neurology of Pain.
  2. January 30, 2008- Dr. Jay A. Levy, Professor of Medicine, UCSF, Global Impact of HIV/AIDS: How Does Science Face the Challenge?
  3. April 16, 2008- Sheldon Rosenblatt, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley, The Moral Dilemma of Affirmative Action: A Historian's Perspective.

The Executive Committee of the UCSF EFA met on three occasions during this Academic year, in order to hear reports from our representatives on the Academic Senate Committee on Faculty Welfare, CUCEA, to hear the Treasurers reports, to plan speakers for our general meetings and to approve a report from the Nominating Committee as well as miscellaneous other business.

The main problem of the UCSF Emeriti Faculty Association is the reduction in dues-paying members. In the past few years, we have had about 200 paid members on our mailing list but many have failed to respond and pay annual dues. We have subsequently limited our mailings and currently have 95 members who have paid their dues. We are undertaking several efforts to obtain additional members.

A list of current officers and members of the Executive Committee of the UCSF EFA is attached.

E. Newbrun, President