June 5, 2000
Michael Dooley, Daniel Friedman, Kenneth Kletzer, Nicole Bouchez
UCSC economists have been globe hopping again, with several landing in London during the month of May. Michael Dooley was a panelist during a conference sponsored by the Bank of England on "Reforming the Architecture of Global Economic Institutions" in early May. . . . Daniel Friedman was a guest of University College London where he gave a seminar for the Psychology Department's Judgement and Decision Making series. Friedman was also one of two featured foreign presenters at the all-England Experimental Economics Conference May 12. . . . Kenneth Kletzer gave a series of lectures at University of Warwick's Economics Department. And doctoral student Nicole Bouchez gave a job seminar at University of London's Royal Holloway campus, which has the fastest growing Economics Department in the University of London system.
Patricia Zavella, professor of community studies, has been elected chair of the systemwide University of California Committee on Latino Research, which advises the Office of the President regarding research related to Latinas and Latinos in California. Her two-year term begins July 1.
Linda Tropp, who recently completed her dissertation in psychology, is the recipient
of the 2000 McKeachie Early Career Award for Teaching Excellence. Given by the Society
for the Teaching of Psychology, the award includes a plaque and a check for $600
that will be presented during the American Psychological Association's convention
in Boston in August. The award recognizes individuals who have interested students
in the field of psychology, developed effective teaching strategies, and demonstrated
excellence in the classroom and a concern for the establishment of their professional
identity. Recipients are named in up to four areas each year: four-year colleges
and universities; two-year colleges; high schools; and graduate students.