December 13, 1999
The Mineralogical Society of America (MSA) has named professor of earth sciences Quentin Williams the recipient of the MSA Award for 2000. The award recognizes outstanding contributions by young faculty to the fields of mineral physics, mineralogy, and crystallography. Williams studies the physical and chemical properties of minerals and melts under the high pressure and temperature conditions of planetary interiors. He conducts experiments using a range of high-pressure/high-temperature techniques and couples his experimental results with theoretical calculations and seismic observations. Williams is the 50th winner of the MSA award and the eighth from the UC system. More information about the award is available on the MSA's Web site.
Doctoral candidate Henry Goldschmidt has been awarded the National Foundation for Jewish Culture's Lucius N. Littauer Fellowship. The $10,000 grant will assist Goldschmidt in the completion of his doctoral dissertation, titled "Peoples Apart: Constructing Jewish Identities and Differences in Crown Heights" in the Anthropology Department. The fellowship places Goldschmidt among an elite group of past recipients who currently comprise the core of the Jewish studies professorate at American universities. Since 1961, more than 300 scholars have received the prestigious fellowship.
Erin Cunniffe, Danielle Pellicano
Senior Slug soccer player Erin Cunniffe was named to the first team for the All-West
Region and the third team for All-America teams. Cunniffe led the Slugs in scoring
this year with 47 points, 2.61 goals per game. The women's soccer team ended its
season ranked 19th in the nation. Cunniffe helped lead the Slugs to a 16-3 record,
and its first NCAA Division III playoff berth. Cunniffe is UCSC's first women's soccer