Emeriti News and Grooves
UCSC Emeriti Activities 2012-2015
Osher Lifelong Learner Institute (OLLI) Courses
Professor Emeritus Peter Kenez teaching an overflow crowd at the Peace United Church of Christ December 7, 2015. His two session course on Vladimir Putin’s Russia is in high demand. His first session discussed how Putin became President, how he has maintained power, and what life is like for Russian citizens.
Professor Emerita Isebill "Ronnie" Gruhn (not pictured) is teaching a three session course entitled "World Order/Disorder" in the same location. It drew the largest audience of any previous OLLI course. Her first session discussed the issues facing Europe just before the terrorist attacks in Paris. The series on Modern Molecular Biology in October organized by Barry Bowman covered the CRISPR gene editing technoloogy that was the topic of an international conference the following month covering what should be the limits in gene editing what might be the potential impact on evolution. The courses generate funds for UCSC scholarships.
Pavel Machotka Emeriti Lecture
Pavel Machotka´s article entitled "PSYCHOLOGY AND ART. A Retrospective" was featured in the October 2015 CUCEA Newsletter. In the same issue Roger Anderson writes about our benefits and pensions. Everyone should read his article.
50th Anniversary of UCSC
Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Founding of UCSC: "Memories of Dean and Jane McHenry".
Video I, Video II
Date: January 27, 2015, Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.Place: UCSC Arboretum.
“The Bear Comes over the Mountain: Dean McHenry Arrives”
Hal Hyde, Founding Vice Chancellor, Business and Finance, UCSC
"Memories of Dean and Jane McHenry"
Bill Doyle, Member of the founding faculty of UCSC and Cowell College,
"My Remembrance of Dean"
Stanley Stevens, Map Librarian 1965-1993, Coordinator, Hihn-Younger Archives, Special Collections.
"Dean McHenry Confronts a Revolution...in the Dorms"
David Kaun, Emeritus Professor in Economics, founding member of Stevenson College, and its Provost 1981-1985
“Jane and Dean McHenry, a Bi-Coastal Reflection”
Herman Blake, Founding Provost of Oakes College 1972-1984
Executive Director, Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission.
Blake’s tribute will be read by Chancellor Blumenthal.
Short Intermission with photos of
Jane and Dean McHenry
“UCSC Beginning's Perspectives: Myth or Reality"
Dan Aldrich, Assistant Chancellor for University Relation 1980-1998.
“ Some recollections of Dean McHenry’s prodigious memory”
John Faulkner, Emeritus Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics
"Dean McHenry, Community Studies, and Academic Freedom".
Bill Friedland, Emeritus faculty in Community Studies and Sociology
Memories of Kenneth and Ann Thimann
Crown-Merrill Cultural Center, April 26, 2-4 pm Video
"Welcome to Crown College," Manel Camps, Provost of Crown, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology.
"How it came to pass that I came here because of Kenneth," Michael Nauenberg, Emeritus Professor of Physics.
"Personal recollections of the Early Years," Ed Landesman,
Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, Provost of Crown College ( 1975-1977 )
"Following Kenneth Thimann," Peggy Musgrave, Emerita Professor of Economics,
Provost of Crown College (1986-1988)
"Memories of Kenneth and Ann Thimann," Jean Langenheim, Emerita Professor of
"Kenneth - A Real Scientist," Harry Noller, Emeritus Professor of Molecular Biology.
"Fond Memories of KVT," Lincoln Taiz, Emeritus Professor of Biology.
"My connections to Kenneth Thimann," Barry Bowman, Professor of Molecular Biology.
"Kenneth and the UCSC Arboretum," John Faulkner, Emeritus Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics.
"My early encounters with Kenneth," Tom Schleich, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
"Fond memories of a pioneering Crown alumnus," Steven G. Krantz, Professor of Mathematics, University of Washington, St Louis, MO.