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PRIVATE SUPPORT Midway through the fiscal
year, UCSC's giving totals are on the rise, as illustrated in this
Fundraising results since the late November newsletter include:
- The Carnegie Corporation awarded a $750,000 grant to
the New Teacher Center. Executive Director Ellen Moir and
her colleagues deserve recognition for their success. For award
details, see the Currents Online story.
- The J. M. Long Foundation pledged $250,000 to underwrite
construction costs for the Center for Ocean Health. Professor
Gary Griggs, director of the Institute of Marine Sciences,
collaborated with Sarah Schuster of the Physical and Biological
Sciences Development Office on this grant.
- Friends of the UCSC Library board member Mark Engel (Cowell
'75) established the Norman O. Brown Classics Endowment
to honor the inspirational pioneer faculty member. The endowment
addresses a major campus need for increased support for library
materials in classics.
UNIVERSITY CENTER UPDATE The University Center
opening was a terrific success. To date, more than 85 people have
become charter members. Professors Roger Anderson, Michael Cowan,
and Sandra Faber jointly signed a solicitation letter to
encourage faculty to join. For details on charter membership benefits,
contact Jennifer Wood at extension 9-2489 or visit ucenter.ucsc.edu.
PARTICIPATION IN FUNDRAISING EVENTS Recent
faculty involvement in fundraising-related activities for UCSC include:
- The ARCS (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists) Foundation
annual scholarship awards event, held February 4, was attended
by Chancellor M.R.C. Greenwood, Associate Vice Provost
and Dean Lynda Goff, Dean Sung-Mo ("Steve")
Kang, Professor Russell Flegal, and Senior Lecturer
John Wilkes. This year nine UCSC students received the
prestigious science and engineering scholarships.
- Provost Campbell Leaper, College Administrative Officer
Deana Slater, and the staff of Colleges 9 and 10 organized
an extremely successful "Family Day" on February 8.
Approximately 260 people attended, including many parents of Colleges
9 and 10 students.
- Dean Edward Houghton, Professors Anatole Leiken
and Nicole Paiement, and Lecturer Roy Malan attended
a concert showcasing the UCSC Resident String Ensemble (RSE) and
honoring donors who contributed to the RSE scholarship program.
The event was hosted at the Corralitos home of campus friends
Sam and Terese Wright.
- UCSC Foundation trustee Betsy Woolpert hosted a lunch
with members of the south Santa Cruz County agriculture community
to highlight the work of the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable
Food Systems. The featured speaker was Professor Carol Shennan.
Also in attendance were Chancellor M.R.C. Greenwood and
Dean Martin Chemers.
Faculty interested in locating funding for academic programs and
research will find the following web sites and resources helpful:
- Foundation Center:
Contains listings and links to foundations and corporate grant
makers and resources for foundation research and proposal writing.
Use the "Virtual
Classroom" to access online tutorials on grantseeking
and using the Foundation Center web site. Visit the "RFP
Bulletin" page and subscribe to its weekly e-mail alert;
the page also offers a listing of RFPs and award bulletins with
links to source announcements.
of Science Funding Alert: A weekly e-mail alert of public
and private funding opportunities; the alert may be personalized
to filter content. As UCSC is an institutional subscriber to COS,
faculty may register with COS at no extra cost.
- Foundation Directory Online: Lists the largest 10,000
foundations and over 150,000 grants and is searchable by multiple
parameters. Access is limited to divisional development offices
because campus use is through a fee-based subscription. Contact
your development office for assistance.
- Contact your divisional development office
for consultation on and assistance in identifying funding sources.
In the case of federal or state funding, contact your Office
of Sponsored Projects analyst.
The steering committee initiated by University Relations has selected
the firm Lipman Hearne to provide consultation for UCSC's public
communications and marketing project. So far, several dozen faculty
members have participated in focus groups and individual meetings
to provide their various perspectives.
Scheduled for completion by late spring, the project will continue
to be guided by the steering committee comprised of Vice Chancellor
Francisco Hernandez; Deans Edward Houghton, Sung-Mo ("Steve")
Kang, David Kliger and Cathy Sandeen; Professors Michael
Cowan and Tony Fink; Foundation trustee and alumnus Loren
Steck; and Alumni Council member Ken Doctor. Ex-officio
members include Vice Chancellor Ronald Suduiko, Associate
Vice Chancellor Elizabeth Irwin, and Director of Public Information
RELATIONSHIPS AND ADVOCACY
Below are a few examples of how faculty are helping to build positive
relationships for UC Santa Cruz:
- Professor John Thompson, director of the STEPS Institute,
participated in a community open house and appreciation reception
for former Assemblymember and Speaker Pro Tem Fred Keeley.
At the event, Chancellor M.R.C. Greenwood announced the
establishment of an annual Keeley lecture series on environmental
- Representative Anna Eshoo, whose 14th District now includes
north Santa Cruz County, visited campus on January 10. She met
with Chancellor Greenwood, Executive Vice Chancellor and
Campus Provost John Simpson, Vice Chancellors Robert
Miller and Ronald Suduiko, and Deans Martin Chemers,
David Kliger, Cathy Sandeen, and Frank Talamantes.
Representative Eshoo received briefings from Professors David
Deamer, Lindsay Hinck, and Don Smith, and from Lisa
Hunter, associate director of public education and outreach
for the Center for Adaptive Optics.
- On February 10, Vice Chancellor for Research Robert Miller
and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Burney Le Boeuf
made a presentation to department heads of the City of Santa Cruz
and other public officials on the economic impact of research.
On February 19, they will participate in UC Research Day in Sacramento.
- Through the UCSC Speakers Bureau, James Lewis of the
Chemistry Department spoke to the Watsonville Kiwanis Club and
Professor Alan Christy of the History Department gave a
talk to the American Association of University Women.
- Professor Tricia Rose emceed the Martin Luther King Jr.
convocation on January 21, featuring civil rights activist James
Lawson Jr.; Chancellor Greenwood also spoke at the event.
Professor Paul Ortiz moderated the next day's panel discussion,
with Professor Carolyn Martin Shaw and two students as
- Arts & Lectures Director Michelle Witt is teaching
a Porter College class entitled Sound Art: Experiencing Live
Music. Her January 24 class was held in the home of Porter
Provost David Evan Jones with a private performance by
visiting artists, the Arden Trio.
- Professor Jonathan Beecher will deliver the 36th annual
Faculty Research Lecture on Tuesday, March 11. Presented by the
Santa Cruz Division of the Academic Senate, his talk is entitled
"Two Concepts of Utopia."
For more information, contact Government
and Community Relations and the University
RESEARCH AND OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
NEWS MEDIA COVERAGE Disseminating news about faculty
research findings and achievements is one of the primary jobs of the Public
Information Office (PIO). Through a variety of media channels (e.g., press
releases, Currents, Review, and the UCSC web site) the PIO
team regularly showcases the talented individuals who comprise UCSC,
resulting in international, national, and regional coverage of UCSC. Below
are recent examples of faculty whose achievements have garnered media
- Asteroid expert Erik Asphaug was quoted in an article
in the New York Times about scientists' ideas for how best
to stop an asteroid heading toward Earth, should one be discovered.
- The Los Angeles Times tapped Brent Haddad of environmental
studies for comment on a high-stakes move by the Bush administration
to resolve a long-standing water dispute between Imperial Irrigation
District and coastal southern California.
- The Washington Times discussed the welfare-reform work
of Rebecca London, research associate with the Center for
Justice, Tolerance, and Community.
- Hindi and Urdu lecturer John Mock was quoted in the Atlanta
Journal and Constitution, as well as by Cox News Service,
about the current political situation in Pakistan.
- Manuel Pastor of the Center for Justice, Tolerance, and
Community was quoted several times in San Jose Mercury News
stories about the Mayfair neighborhood of San Jose, an immigrant
enclave where most residents live paycheck to paycheck.
- Linguistics professor Geoffrey Pullum was coauthor of
a full-page opinion piece in the January 3 issue of the Chronicle
of Higher Education.
- Astronomer Stephen Thorsett was quoted in an article
in the Washington Post about a new NASA satellite to study
More examples of faculty in the news are found in:
- The monthly "Media
Highlights" which lists faculty who have been covered
in the news. Faculty who have been contacted by an off-campus
reporter should alert a PIO team member, so we may track the coverage
and share the news with the campus community.
- The "UCSC in the News" section of Currents
PUBLICATIONS FEATURING FACULTY Check your mailboxes
next month for the winter 2003 issue of the Review magazine. Faculty
features include Gregory Gilbert and Ingrid Parker's investigative
research in Panama, Mark Cioc's new book on the Rhine River's remarkable
history, and Phil Crews's pioneering research on sponge chemistry.
Media Training PIO staff also offers individualized training
and rehearsal for media interviews. For more information, contact
a PIO staff member.
WITH FORMER STUDENTS
ONLINE COMMUNITY Faculty are invited to use
the new Alumni Association online directory to search for
and contact former students. Over 57,000 UCSC alumni are in the
directory, and nearly 6,000 have registered and are networking with
their fellow alumni. With just a click of the mouse, faculty can
e-mail their former students through the Alumni Association's new
interactive web site. Register for the Online Community at: alumni.ucsc.edu.
Contact Lisa Bono with questions at extension 9-3058 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BANANA SLUG SPRING FAIR ALUMNI REUNION: APRIL
12, 2003 Mark your calendars for one of UCSC's biggest annual
events. Opportunities for faculty to meet with alumni abound throughout
the weekend, including the following Saturday, April 12, events:
- All-Alumni Reunion Luncheon: The largest annual gathering
of alumni begins at 11:30 a.m. All UCSC faculty members are invited
to lunch with their former students.
- Distinguished Faculty Lecture: Immediately following
the luncheon, Professor Adrienne Zihlman will deliver this
special lecture in the Media Theater.
- College Receptions: Provosts Bill Ladusaw, Margo Hendricks,
John Schechter, Joel Ferguson, David Evan Jones, Conn Hallinan,
Pedro Castillo, and Andy Szasz will hold afternoon
receptions for alumni, faculty, and staff at the colleges.
- Guided tour of the Natural Reserves: Environmental Studies
Lecturer and UCSC Campus Natural Reserves Director Maggie Fusari
will lead a special tour of the reserve's interpretive trail.
- Reunions: Many thanks to faculty who have already committed
to participating in Saturday's reunion gatherings:
- "First Ever" Anthropology Department Reunion (at Baskin
Art Center Courtyard): Professors Alison Galloway, Diane Gifford-Gonzalez,
Susan Harding, Carolyn Martin Shaw, Triloki Pandey, and
- Class of '73 (at Cowell Dining Hall): Provost Bill Ladusaw,
Vice Chancellor Burney Le Boeuf, and Professors Joe
Bunnett, John Dizikes, Bill Domhoff, and Melanie Mayer
- Jack Baskin School of Engineering (at Crown College Provost
House): Dean Sung-Mo ("Steve") Kang and Provost
- Department of History (at Sentinel Room at University Center):
Professors Dilip Basu, Jonathan Beecher, Alan Christy, Bruce
Levine, and Buchanan Sharp
- Journalism Program (at Kresge College Provost House): Provost
Conn Hallinan, Writing Program Chair Roz Spafford,
and Lecturers Farnaz Fatemi and Martha Mendoza
For details and to R.S.V.P. for the All-Alumni Luncheon, contact
Lynn Zachreson (extension 9-5842, email@example.com) or visit
KEY CONTACT INFORMATION
FOR UNIVERSITY RELATIONS
Ronald P. Suduiko, Vice Chancellor, ext. 9-2501, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carolyn Christopherson, Executive Director, ext. 9-4886, email@example.com
Paul J. Prokop, Associate Vice Chancellor, ext. 9-5718, firstname.lastname@example.org
Directors of Development
Margaret Gordon, Library, ext. 9-4211, email@example.com
Donna Hancock, Humanities, ext. 9-4713, firstname.lastname@example.org
John Idstrom, Jack Baskin School of Engineering, ext. 9-4572, email@example.com
John Leopold, Social Sciences, ext. 9-3689, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ann McCrow, Arts, ext. 9-2439, email@example.com
Ronaldo Ramirez, Scholarships and Student Affairs, ext. 9-3801,
Lynne Stoops, Physical and Biological Sciences, ext. 9-4240, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Wood, Annual Fund and Colleges, ext. 9-2489, email@example.com
GOVERNMENT AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS
Donna Blitzer, Director, ext. 9-3938, firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth Irwin, Associate Vice Chancellor, Communications, ext.
Public Information Representatives
Jennifer McNulty, Social Sciences and Student Affairs, ext. 9-4399,
Scott Rappaport, Arts, Humanities, and Library, ext. 9-2496, email@example.com
Tim Stephens, Engineering and Physical and Biological Sciences,
ext. 9-4352, firstname.lastname@example.org
University Events Office
Trink Praxel, Director, ext. 9-2941, email@example.com