Past Emeriti Luncheon Talks

 

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.

1987-1988

Mar 02, 1988Isebill Gruhn, Academic Vice-Cancellor: Current and New Developments.

1988-1989

Oct 05, 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.
Jun 07, 1989 Wendell Brase, Vice-Chancellor, Finance, Planning & Administration: Town — Gown Relations.

1989-1990

Sep 12, 1989 Unknown
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.
Apr 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.

1990-1991

Sep 26, 1990 Eugene Garcia, Professor of Education and Psychology & Dean, Social Sciences Division: Plans for the Social Sciences Division.
Dec 19, 1990 Joseph F. Bunnett, Professor of Chemistry & Chair, UCSC Committee on Faculty Welfare & Statewide Committee: Activities of Welfare Committees & Concerns for Emeriti.
Feb 20, 1991 Unknown
Apr 17, 1991 Unknown
Jun 12, 1991 Unknown

1991-1992

Feb 19, 1992 Joseph F. Bunnett, Professor of Chemistry: The work of the UC & the UCSC Senate Committees on Faculty Welfare.
Apr 15, 1992 Kenneth S. Norris, Professor of Natural History: [topic of his choosing]
Jun 04, 1992 F. M. Glenn Willson, Professor of Politics, First Chairman of the Academic Senate, 1965: Changes in Students over the Years.

1992-1993

Feb 03, 1993 L. Edwin Coate, Vice-Chancellor, Business & Administrative Services: New Initiatives at UCSC — the positive aspects of dealing with budget cuts.
Apr 07, 1993 Unknown
Jun 02, 1993 Unknown

1993-1994

   
Oct 14, 1993 Dominic W. Massaro, Professor of Psychology: Perceiving Talking Faces.
Dec 09, 1993 Peggy Musgrave, Professors of Economics: Tax Myths.
Feb 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.
Apr 14, 1994Robert P. Kraft, Professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics: The Hubble Space Telescope and the Keck Telescope: What’s the Difference?
Jun 10, 1994John Lynch, Professor of Classics: The Institutional Legacy of Socrates: The Origins of Western Higher Education in 4th Century Athens.

1994-1995

             
Oct 13, 1994Michael Hutchison, Professor of Economics: Should We Worry About Our Trade Imbalance with Japan?
Dec 08, 1994Stanley D. Stevens, Librarian Emeritus: F. A. Hihn, Santa Cruz County’s first Millionaire.
Feb 09. 1995Michael 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 08, 1995Katherine Beiers, Assistant University Librarian, Mayor of Santa Cruz: Some Issues Santa Cruz Faces.

1995-1996

               
Oct 12, 1995Julia Armstrong, Assistant Chancellor: Affirmative Action: Where Are We Now?
Dec 14, 1995John Isbister, Professor of History: United States Refugee Policy After the Cold War.
Feb 08, 1996Charles W. Daniel, Professor of Biology: The Cancer Problem.
Apr 11, 1996Stanley M. Williamson, Professor of Chemistry: Relationship of the Faculty with the Regents.
Jun 13, 1996Bernard Gifford & Ed Landesman, Professor of Mathematics: Mediated Learning: A Model of Multi-media Instruction and Assessment.

1996-1997

               
Oct 10, 1996David Chalmers, Asst. Professor of Philosophy: The Puzzle of Consciousness.
Dec 12, 1996Kenneth 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 06, 1997Donald 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, 1997M. 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.

1997-1998

                
Oct 09, 1997Bruce Bridgeman, Professor of Psychology & Psychobiology: Evolutionary Theory, Sex and Sexism in Psychology.
Dec 11, 1997William H. Friedland, Professor of Community Studies: Trampling Out Advantage: The Political Economy of California Wine.
Feb 12, 1998Marc Mangel, Professor of Evolution & Ecology & Associate Vice-Chancellor for Planning: Millennium Committee, principles & goals for UCSC.
Apr 09, 1998George Von der Muhll, Professor of Politics: NATO’s Eastward Expansion: A Report from Prague.
Jun 11, 1998Susan Schwartz, Professor of Earth Sciences & Director of the W. M. Keck Seismological Laboratory at UCSC: Chasing Earthquakes and Volcanoes.

1998-1999

                  
Oct 08, 1998John B. Simpson, Executive Vice Chancellor: UCSC Emeriti Group - its Future Role in Academic & Campus Life.
Dec 10, 1998John Regan, Senior Vice-Pres. Morgan Stanley Dean Witter: Financial Risk Management: International & Domestic Markets.
Feb 11, 1999Theodore R. Sarbin, Professor Psychology & Criminology: Ah, yes, I remember it well ... A commentary on the recovered memory controversy.
Apr 08, 1999Louis 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, 1999Lincoln Taiz, Professor of Biology: Flora Unveiled: The Discovery & Denial of Sex in Plants.

1999-2000

                  
Oct 14, 1999Craig Reinarman, Professor of Sociology: Dutch Drug Policy—A Report from the Devil’s Own Den.
Dec 09, 1999Elliot 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, 2000Michael J. Warren, Professor of Literature: Shakespeare — before “Shakespeare In Love”.
Apr 13, 2000M. R. C. Greenwood, Chancellor: Innovation: UC Santa Cruz 2000.
Jun 08, 2000Dan Gilmor, Tech Columnist, San Jose Mercury News: Exposing Financial Shenanigans of Internet Startups.

2000-2001

                
Oct 12, 2000Peter Kenez, Professor of History: The Vicissitudes of Transformation in Post-Communist Hungary.
Dec 14, 2000David H. Anthony III, Professor of History, Provost of Oakes College: Sojourn in South Africa
Feb 08, 2001Michael Nauenberg, Professor of Physics: Max Planck and the quantum hypothesis: How did it happen?
Apr 12, 2001David Cope, Professor of Music: Experiments in Musical Intelligence.
Jun 14, 2001William H. Friedland, Professor of Community Studies, with Commentary by Frank Child, Professor of Economics: Wine Tasting - A Scientific Project.

2001-2002

            
Sep 13, 2001Hayden V. White, Univ. Prof. of History of Consciousness: [topic of his choosing]
Nov 08, 2001Clark Kerr, President Emeritus of the University of California: Looking Back at the Santa Cruz Dream.
Jan 10, 2002 Unknown
May 09, 2002Graham S. Pearson, UC Regents Lecturer: Biosecurity: Action This Day.

2002-2003

                  
Sep 19, 2002Dominic W. Massaro, Professor of Psychology: Time to Learn about Time.
Nov 14, 2002Joseph F. Bunnett, Professor of Chemistry: Chemical Weapons in the World Today.
Jan 09, 2003Thomas F. Pettigrew, Professor of Psychology: Does Intergroup Contact Reduce Prejudice?
Mar 13, 2003Karl S. Pister, Chancellor Emeritus: Some Reflections on a Half-Century in the University of California.
May 08, 2003Terrie M. Williams, Associate Professor of Biology: Weddell Seals Hunting Beneath the Antarctic Sea Ice: The Cost of a Hot Meal.

2003-2004

                 
Sep 16, 2003Robert Kraft, Professor of Astronomy: Musicology
Nov 06, 2003Robert Sinsheimer, Chancellor Emeritus: Tales from the Genome.
Jan 06, 2004Harry Berger Jr., Professor of Literature: Gunslingers in Old Amsterdam: Rembrandt’s Night Watch, and other Travesties of Martial Manliness.
Mar 10, 2004Frank Trueba, UCSC Health Care Facilitator: Health Care Benefits and Medicare in Retirement.
May 11, 2004Nancy Abrams (sub. for Nicole Paiement): Musical Selections.

2004-2005

             
Sep 16, 2004Martin M. Chemers, Acting Chancellor, Prof. Psychology: Heavy Mettle: The Role of Confidence and Optimism in Leadership Performance.
Nov 18, 2004Charles Daniel, Professor of Biology: Recollections of UCSC at 40 - Group Discussion.
Jan 20, 2005Keith Muscutt, Assistant Dean of Arts: Archaelogical Adventures in the Upper Amazon of Peru.
Mar 17, 2005Glenn 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, 2005Nicole Paiement, Professor of Music: Enlarging the canon of repertoire — the importance of premiere recording.

2005-2006

              
Sep 15, 2005Jerold M. Lowenstein, Professor of Medicine, UCSF: Species Identification of Archaeological Bloodstains and Bone Fragments.
Nov 10, 2005Cathy Sandeen, Dean of UCSC Extension: UCSC Extension and Its Financial Outlook.
Jan 19, 2006George Blumenthal, Professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics: Reflections on Two Years with the System-Wide Academic Senate.
Mar 16, 2006Robert M. Springer, Professor of Psychology, Univ. of Arizona: Addressing Arizona’s Public School Crisis.
May 18, 2006A. Todd Newberry, Professor of Biology: Bird Watching: Looking With New Eyes, Listening With New Ears.

2006-2007

          
Sep 21, 2006 W. Todd Wipke, Professor of Chemistry: Explorations of the Interface between Academia and Industry
Nov 16, 2006Jim Gill, Professor of Earth Sciences: Why study volcanoes?
Jan 18, 2007Carolyn Burke, Humanities Research Associate: Lee Miller on both sides of the Camera.
Mar 15, 2007Peter Scott, Professor of Physics: A water wheel & the weather: Ed Lorenz, his equations, unpredictability, and chaos.
May 17, 2007Stanley D. Stevens, Librarian Emeritus: Lime Kiln Legacies: the history of the Lime Industry in Santa Cruz County.

2007-2008

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Sep 20, 2007 Joe Miller, Professor of Astronomy, Director of Lick Observatory: Tribute to the late Astronomer Emeritus Don Osterbrock.
Nov 15, 2007Carter Wilson, Professor of Community Studies: Two Katuns' Contemplations of Maya Religious Festivities
Jan 17, 2008George Blumenthal, Chancellor: Annual exchange of views.
Mar 20, 2008Robert 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.

2008-2009

                
Sep 18, 2008Ruth Martin & Joe Bunnett, Professor of Chemistry: Insights into Senior Home Care.
Nov 20, 2008Bill Dickinson & Gary Miles, Professor of History: The Smith Renaissance Society and Former Foster Youth at UCSC.
Jan 15, 2009Wentai Liu, Professor of Electrical Engineering: Engineering Hope with Biomimetic Systems.
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, 2009George Blumenthal, Chancellor: Annual exchange of views.

2009-2010

 
Sep 17, 2009George Von Der Muhll, Professor of Politics: Civilizations: Their Rise, Fall, and Clashes.
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.
Jan 21, 2010 Terrie Williams, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology: "A View of the Oceans through Animal Eyes: The Dark Side of Antarctica", Cowell Provost House.
Apr 01, 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.

2010-2011

                    
Sep 16, 2010 Daniel Wirls, Professor of Politics: "Security in the US", University Center.
Nov 18, 2010Brent Constantz, CEO, Calera: Sequestering CO2, Cowell Conference Room.
Jan 20, 2011Frank 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, 2011Steven Vogt, Astronomy:Planet Search, Cowell Conference Room.

2011-2012

      
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, 2012Erik Asphaug, Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences: The Big Splat, Cowell Conference Room.
Mar 15, 2012 George Blumenthal, Chancellor: style="mso-bidi-font-size:13.0pt">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.

2012-2013

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.
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.

2013-2014

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.

2013-2014

Sep 18, 2014 Beth Shapiro, Associate Professor of Ecology, featured recently in a KQED TV special for her work on extinct passenger pigeons, "The Science and Ethics of Deextinction" (Why Mammoths and Passenger Pigeons are Not in Our Future.), Arboretum Conference Room.
Nov 20, 2014 Marilyn (Lyn) Walker, Professor of Computer Science, head of the Natural Language and Dialogue Systems Lab, and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies in the Baskin’s School of Engineering: "Siri, I’m bored, tell me a story": Creating Machines to Understand Us and Tell Stories, Arboretum Conference Room
Jan 15, 2015 Melanie Mayer, Professor Emerita Psychology: Looking for Santa Cruz's First Municipal Water System, Arboretum Conference Room.
Apr 02, 2015 George Blumenthal, Chancellor: The State of UCSC, Chancellor's House.
May 21, 2015 Josh Stuart, Assistant Professor of Biomolecular Engineering: Through the Looking Glass: Revealing the ´Other World´ of Tumor Biology with UCSC Cancer Browsers, Arboretum Conference Room.

2015-2016

Sep 17, 2015 Michael Chemers, Associate Professor of Dramatic Literature, Department of Theater Arts Director, Digital Arts and New Media Program: Persistence of a Mexican Breakfast On the Transmission of Ideas Through Performance, Arboretum Conference Room.
Nov 19, 2015 Margarita Azmitia, Professor of Psychology: Relationships, Identities, and Belonging: First Generation Students' College Journeys, Arboretum Conference Room.
Jan 21, 2016 Gary Griggs, Distinguished Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences Director Institute of Marine Sciences: Vulnerability of Santa Cruz to Climate Change, Arboretum Conference Room.
Apr 11, 2016 George Blumenthal, Chancellor: Annual exchange of views, Chancellor's House.
May 19, 2016 Edward (Ted) Warburton, Professor of Dance: Of Meanings and Movements: the thinking behind the doing of dance, Arboretum Conference Room.

2016-2017

Sep 15, 2016 Jean E. Fox Tree , Professor of Psychology: Spontaneous Utterances: What Are They and What Do They Do?, Arboretum Conference Room.
Nov 15, 2016 Jennifer E. Reardon, Professor of Sociology, Faculty Affiliate in the Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering: The Postgenomic Condition: Ethics, Justice, Knowledge After the Genome, Arboretum Conference Room.
Jan 18, 2017 Katherine Currie Isbister, Professor, Computational Media: How Games Move Us: Emotion by Design, Arboretum Conference Room.
Apr 23 2017 George Blumenthal, Chancellor: Annual exchange of views, Chancellor's House.
May 18, 2017 Christopher C. Wilmers, Professor of Environmental Studies: Living with Large Carnivores, Arboretum Conference Room.

2017-2018

Sep 21, 2017 Steve Vogt , Professor Astronomy & Astrophysics: TBD, Arboretum Conference Room.
Nov 9, 2017 Barbara Rogoff, Distinguished Professor of Psychology: Learning to Collaborate and Collaborating to Learn, Arboretum Conference Room.
Jan 18, 2018 Daniel Wirls, Professor of Politics: TBD, Arboretum Conference Room.
Mar 15 2018 George Blumenthal, Chancellor: Annual exchange of views, Chancellor's House.
May 17, 2018 Steve Whittaker, Professor of Psychology: Designing Technology to Augment and Extend Human Capabilities, Arboretum Conference Room.


Compiled by Todd Wipke, Stan Stevens.   Last update by Todd Wipke 7/1/2017