April 16, 2001
At UCSB, where Griggs received his bachelor's degree in geology, the Department of Geological Sciences honored him as one of its alumni of the year. Every year, the department celebrates the accomplishments of two of its alumni, one from industry and one from academia. Another UCSB alumnus now at UCSC, professor of Earth sciences Casey Moore, received the same honor in 1999.
Oregon State University, where Griggs received his Ph.D. in oceanography, recognized his accomplishments in an "Alumni Profile" in the campus magazine. The profile noted that at UCSC, Griggs has been "a trailblazer in establishing relationships between UCSC and federal, state, academic, and community organizations."
Kirsten Silva Gruesz
Kirsten Silva Gruesz, assistant professor of literature, has been elected to a three-year term on the executive council of the American Studies Association by the organization's membership, effective July 1. Further information about the ASA can be found on its web site.