UC Santa Cruz Emeriti Group Report

October 2008


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



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.



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).



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.



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