Past Emeriti Luncheon Lectures
Each luncheon meeting of the UCSC Emeriti Association features an informal talk of about 30-40 minutes. Generally these are about ongoing research of one of our emeriti or of an active faculty member of UCSC that is still employed. The chair selects the speakers and introduces them. Here we have gathered a record of our past luncheon lectures. If you know speakers or titles not listed here please notify the Chair or Secretary by email.
Mar. 2, 1988 Isebill Gruhn, Academic Vice-Cancellor: Current and New Developments.
Oct. 5, 1988 Peggy Musgrave, Prof. of Economics, Provost, Crown College: University-wide Committee on Welfare of Emeriti.
Apr. 12, 1989 Donald T. Clark, University Librarian Emeritus: Early Days of the UCSC Campus.
June 7, 1989 Wendell Brase, Vice-Chancellor, Finance, Planning & Administration: Town — Gown Relations.
Sept. 12, 1989
Dec. 12, 1989 Fred Hochstaedter, Graduate Student, Earth Sciences: The 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake.
Feb. 20, 1990 Mary Holmes, Professor of Art History: Current activities and concerns.
April 11, 1990 Theodore R. Sarbin, Professor Psychology & Criminology: Report to U.S. Navy on Sexual Orientation in the Navy.
Jun. 13, 1990 Gurden Mooser, Vice-Chancellor for University Relations: & Dean McHenry, Founding Chancellor: Fund-raising for UCSC in the Early Days.
September 26 Eugene Garcia, Professor of Education and Psychology & Dean, Social Sciences Division: Plans for the Social Sciences Division.
December 19 Joseph F. Bunnett, Professor of Chemistry & Chair, UCSC Committee on Faculty Welfare & Statewide Committee: Activities of Welfare Committees & Concerns for Emeriti.
February 19 Joseph F. Bunnett, Professor of Chemistry: The work of the UC & the UCSC Senate Committees on Faculty Welfare.
April 15 or 17 Kenneth S. Norris, Professor of Natural History: [topic of his choosing]
June 4 F. M. Glenn Willson, Professor of Politics, First Chairman of the Academic Senate, 1965: Changes in Students over the Years.
February 3 L. Edwin Coate, Vice-Chancellor, Business & Administrative Services: New Initiatives at UCSC — the positive aspects of dealing with budget cuts.
October 14, 1993 Dominic W. Massaro, Professor of Psychology: Perceiving Talking Faces.
December 9, 1993 Richard and Peggy Musgrave, Professors of Economics: Tax Myths.
February 10, 1994 Joseph F. Bunnett, Professor of Chemistry: Getting Rid of the World’s Huge Stockpiles of Chemical Warfare Agents (“poison gases”): Technologies, Politics and Egos.
April 14, 1994 Robert P. Kraft, Professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics: The Hubble Space Telescope and the Keck Telescope: What’s the Difference?
June 10, 1994 John Lynch, Professor of Classics: The Institutional Legacy of Socrates: The Origins of Western Higher Education in 4th Century Athens.
Oct. 13, 1994 Michael Hutchison, Professor of Economics: Should We Worry About Our Trade Imbalance with Japan?
Dec. 8, 1994 Stanley D. Stevens, Librarian Emeritus: F. A. Hihn, Santa Cruz County’s first Millionaire.
Feb. 9. 1995 Michael Nauenberg, Professor of Physics: From the Falling of an Apple to Newton’s Principia: a solution to a 300 year old puzzle.
Apr. 13, 1995 Gerhard Ringel, Professor of Mathematics: Butterfly Journey Through the U.S.A.
Jun. 8, 1995 Katherine Beiers, Assistant University Librarian, Mayor of Santa Cruz: Some Issues Santa Cruz Faces.
Oct. 12, 1995 Julia Armstrong, Assistant Chancellor: Affirmative Action: Where Are We Now?
Dec. 14, 1995 John Isbister, Professor of History: United States Refugee Policy After the Cold War.
Feb. 8, 1996 Charles W. Daniel, Professor of Biology: The Cancer Problem.
Apr. 11, 1996 Stanley M. Williamson, Professor of Chemistry: Relationship of the Faculty with the Regents.
Jun. 13, 1996 Bernard Gifford & Ed Landesman, Professor of Mathematics: Mediated Learning: A Model of Multi-media Instruction and Assessment.
Oct. 10, 1996 David Chalmers, Asst. Professor of Philosophy: The Puzzle of Consciousness.
Dec. 12, 1996 Kenneth S. Norris, Professor of Natural History: The UC Natural Reserve System - the University of California’s 180,000-acre wild secret. How it came to be, what it does, what’s next?
Feb. 6, 1997 Donald E. Osterbrock, Prof. of Astronomy & Astrophysics: The View from The Observatory—History is Too Important to be Left to the Historians (A VERIP II Retiree’s Light-Hearted Account of His Search for His Own Professional ‘Roots’ - or How You Too Can Become A Counter-Establishment Historian of Science.
Apr. 10, 1997 M. Brewster Smith, Professor of Psychology: The Post-Modernist Attack on Science: A Social Science Perspective.
Jun. 12, 1997 Emeriti Group Discussion: Future directions for our programs.
Oct. 9, 1997 Bruce Bridgeman, Professor of Psychology & Psychobiology: Evolutionary Theory, Sex and Sexism in Psychology.
Dec. 11, 1997 William H. Friedland, Professor of Community Studies: Trampling Out Advantage: The Political Economy of California Wine.
Feb. 12, 1998 Marc Mangel, Professor of Evolution & Ecology & Associate Vice-Chancellor for Planning: Millennium Committee, principles & goals for UCSC.
Apr. 9, 1998 George Von der Muhll, Professor of Politics: NATO’s Eastward Expansion: A Report from Prague.
Jun. 11, 1998 Susan Schwartz, Professor of Earth Sciences & Director of the W. M. Keck Seismological Laboratory at UCSC: Chasing Earthquakes and Volcanoes.
Oct. 8, 1998 John B. Simpson, Executive Vice Chancellor: UCSC Emeriti Group - its Future Role in Academic & Campus Life.
Dec. 10, 1998 John Regan, Senior Vice-Pres. Morgan Stanley Dean Witter: Financial Risk Management: International & Domestic Markets.
Feb. 11, 1999 Theodore R. Sarbin, Professor Psychology & Criminology: Ah, yes, I remember it well ... A commentary on the recovered memory controversy.
Apr. 8, 1999 Louis B. “Bert” Muhly, Professor of Regional & City Planning, San Jose State University; former Director of Planning for Santa Cruz County; former Mayor and member of Santa Cruz City Council: URACCAN, An Emerging, Indigenous, English-Speaking University in Nicaragua.
Jun. 10, 1999 Lincoln Taiz, Professor of Biology: Flora Unveiled: The Discovery & Denial of Sex in Plants.
Oct. 14, 1999 Craig Reinarman, Professor of Sociology: Dutch Drug Policy—A Report from the Devil’s Own Den.
Dec. 9, 1999 Elliot Aronson, Professor of Psychology: Experiments on the Effectiveness of Self Persuasion: Inducing Sexually Active Teen-agers to Use Condoms Attempting to Reduce Violence in our Schools.
Feb. 10, 2000 Michael J. Warren, Professor of Literature: Shakespeare — before “Shakespeare In Love”.
Apr. 13, 2000 M. R. C. Greenwood, Chancellor: Innovation: UC Santa Cruz 2000.
Jun. 8, 2000 Dan Gilmor, Tech Columnist, San Jose Mercury News: Exposing Financial Shenanigans of Internet Startups.
Oct. 12, 2000 Peter Kenez, Professor of History: The Vicissitudes of Transformation in Post-Communist Hungary.
Dec. 14, 2000 David H. Anthony III, Professor of History, Provost of Oakes College: Sojourn in South Africa
Feb. 8, 2001 Michael Nauenberg, Professor of Physics: Max Planck and the quantum hypothesis: How did it happen?
Apr. 12, 2001 David Cope, Professor of Music: Experiments in Musical Intelligence.
Jun. 14, 2001 William H. Friedland, Professor of Community Studies, with Commentary by Frank Child, Professor of Economics: Wine Tasting - A Scientific Project.
Sep. 13, 2001 Hayden V. White, Univ. Prof. of History of Consciousness: [topic of his choosing]
Nov. 8, 2001 Clark Kerr, President Emeritus of the University of California: Looking Back at the Santa Cruz Dream.
Jan. 10, 2002
May 9, 2002 Graham S. Pearson, UC Regents Lecturer: Biosecurity: Action This Day.
Sep. 19, 2002 Dominic W. Massaro, Professor of Psychology: Time to Learn about Time.
Nov. 14, 2002 Joseph F. Bunnett, Professor of Chemistry: Chemical Weapons in the World Today.
Jan. 9, 2003 Thomas F. Pettigrew, Professor of Psychology: Does Intergroup Contact Reduce Prejudice?
Mar. 13, 2003 Karl S. Pister, Chancellor Emeritus: Some Reflections on a Half-Century in the University of California.
May 8, 2003 Terrie M. Williams, Associate Professor of Biology: Weddell Seals Hunting Beneath the Antarctic Sea Ice: The Cost of a Hot Meal.
Sept. 16, 2003 Robert Kraft, Professor of Astronomy: Musicology
Nov. 6, 2003 Robert Sinsheimer, Chancellor Emeritus: Tales from the Genome.
Jan. 6, 2004 Harry Berger Jr., Professor of Literature: Gunslingers in Old Amsterdam: Rembrandt’s Night Watch, and other Travesties of Martial Manliness.
Mar. 10, 2004 Frank Trueba, UCSC Health Care Facilitator: Health Care Benefits and Medicare in Retirement.
May 11, 2004 Nancy Abrams (sub. for Nicole Paiement): Musical Selections.
Sept. 16, 2004 Martin M. Chemers, Acting Chancellor, Prof. Psychology: Heavy Mettle: The Role of Confidence and Optimism in Leadership Performance.
Nov. 18, 2004 Charles Daniel, Professor of Biology: Recollections of UCSC at 40 - Group Discussion.
Jan. 20, 2005 Keith Muscutt, Assistant Dean of Arts: Archaelogical Adventures in the Upper Amazon of Peru.
Mar. 17, 2005 Glenn L. Millhauser, Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry: Mad Cow Disease: Why We All Have the Prion Protein and How It Can Go Wrong in Disease.
May 19, 2005 Nicole Paiement, Professor of Music: Enlarging the canon of repertoire — the importance of premiere recording.
Sep. 15, 2005 Jerold M. Lowenstein, Professor of Medicine, UCSF: Species Identification of Archaeological Bloodstains and Bone Fragments.
Nov. 10, 2005 Cathy Sandeen, Dean of UCSC Extension: UCSC Extension and Its Financial Outlook.
Jan. 19, 2006 George Blumenthal, Professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics: Reflections on Two Years with the System-Wide Academic Senate.
Mar. 16, 2006 Robert M. Springer, Prof. of Psychology, Univ. of Arizona: Addressing Arizona’s Public School Crisis.
May 18, 2006 A. Todd Newberry, Professor of Biology: Bird Watching: Looking With New Eyes, Listening With New Ears.
Sept. 21, 2006 W. Todd Wipke, Professor of Chemistry: Explorations of the Interface between Academia and Industry.
Nov. 16, 2006 Jim Gill, Professor of Earth Sciences: Why study volcanoes?
Jan. 18, 2007 Carolyn Burke, Humanities Research Associate: Lee Miller on both sides of the Camera.
Mar. 15, 2007 Peter Scott, Professor of Physics: A water wheel & the weather: Ed Lorenz, his equations, unpredictability, and chaos.
May 17, 2007 Stanley D. Stevens, Librarian Emeritus: Lime Kiln Legacies: the history of the Lime Industry in Santa Cruz County.
Sep. 20, 2007 Joe Miller, Professor of Astronomy, Director of Lick Observatory: Tribute to the late Astronomer Emeritus Don Osterbrock.
Nov. 15, 2007 Carter Wilson, Professor of Community Studies: Two Katuns' Contemplations of Maya Religious Festivities.
Jan. 17, 2008 George Blumenthal, Chancellor: Annual exchange of views.
Mar. 20, 2008 Robert Curry, Professor of Environmental Studies: It's all about water.
May 15, 2008 Nicole Paiement, Professor of Music & Brian Staufenbiel, Lecturer in Voice: UCSC Opera Program: Building a strong opera program at UCSC.
Sep. 18, 2008 Ruth Martin & Joe Bunnett, Professor of Chemistry: Insights into Senior Home Care.
Nov. 20, 2008 Bill Dickinson & Gary Miles, Professor of History: .
Jan. 15, 2009 Wentai Liu, Professor of Electrical Engineering:
Mar. 19, 2009 Brian Catlos, Associate Professor of History: Muslim Spain and the Modern West (or What Bob Dylan & Bill Gates owe to Islam).
May 21, 2009 George Blumenthal, Chancellor: Annual exchange of views.
Sep. 17, 2009 George Von Der Muhll, Professor of Politics: Civilizations: Their Rise, Fall, and Clashes., Fuji Buffet
Nov. 19, 2009 Virginia Jansen, Professor of the History of Art and Visual Culture: "The Templar Code: The New Choir of the Templars' Church in London" , Cowell Provost House.
Apr. 1 , 2010 George Blumenthal, Chancellor: Annual exchange of views, Chancellor's House.
May 20, 2010 Michael Mateas, Associate Professor of Computer Science: Expressive Artificial Intelligence, University Center due to flood at Cowell Provost House.
Sep. 16, 2010 Daniel Wirls, Professor of Politics: "Security in the US", University Center.
Nov. 18, 2010 Brent Constantz, CEO, Calera: Sequestering CO2, Cowell Conference Room.
Jan. 20, 2011 Frank Zwart , Campus Architect: Begin As You Mean to Continue: A Personal Look at 50 Years of UCSC's Campus Architecture, Cowell Conference Room.
Mar. 11, 2011 George Blumenthal, Chancellor: Annual exchange of views, Chancellor's House.
May 19, 2011 Steven Vogt , Astronomy:Planet Search, Cowell Conference Room.
Sep. 22, 2011 Ginny Steel , University Librarian: "The New 'old' McHenry Library: How Libraries Enhance
Intellectual Engagement", University Center.
Nov. 17, 2011 Bill Doyle , Professor of Biology: UC Santa Cruz 1960-1991 , Cowell Conference Room.
Jan. 19, 2012 Erik Asphaug , Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences: The Big Splat, Cowell Conference Room.
Mar. 15, 2012 George Blumenthal, Chancellor: Annual exchange of views, Chancellor's House.
May 18, 2012 John Jordan, Literature:Dickens, the Dickens Project, and the Dickens Bicentenary Year, Cowell Conference Room.
Nov. 15, 2012 Gary Glatzmaier , Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences: Computer Simulations of Fluid Flows and Magnetic Field Generation Deep within Planets , Cowell Conference Room.
Jan. 17, 2013 Michael Nauenberg , Professor of Physics: Teaching Natural Philosopy in the Age of Enlightenment , Cowell Conference Room.
Mar. 21, 2013 George Blumenthal, Chancellor: Annual exchange of views, Chancellor's House.
May 16, 2013 David Yager , Dean of Arts: The Art of Change , Cowell Conference Room.
Compiled by Todd Wipke, Stan Stevens, and Roger Anderson. Last update 5/30/2013