November 2, 1998
By Tim Stephens
A capacity crowd of around 400 people gathered in the Music Center Recital Hall on Saturday, October 24, for a celebration of the life and work of
Kenneth Norris in 1980
A procession of distinguished speakers took the stage to share their memories of Norris and to pay tribute to his many accomplishments. The speakers included Chancellor Greenwood; Chancellor Emeritus Karl S. Pister; Norris's brother Robert, professor emeritus of geology, UC Santa Barbara; William N. McFarland, Friday Harbor Marine Laboratory; Sam Ridgway, senior scientist, Navy Marine Mammal Program, San Diego; Roger Samuelsen, chief of staff and director of administration, UC Merced, and director emeritus of the UC Natural Reserve System; William Doyle, professor emeritus of biology and director emeritus of the Institute of Marine Sciences, UCSC; Shannon Brownlee, senior writer, U.S. News & World Report; Stephen Gliessman, Alfred E. Heller Professor of Agroecology at UCSC; and Craig Schindler, president of Project Victory.
The spoken presentations, as well as letters and e-mail messages in honor of Norris, will be compiled in a tribute book to be presented to Norris's wife Phyllis. A copy of the tribute book will be donated to
Singer and songwriter Alisa Fineman, a former student of Norris's, was among the musicians who entertained the audience
The Regional History Project at the UCSC Library will be publishing a two-volume oral history memoir of Norris in spring 1999. To receive a publication announcement and order form in the spring, send an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Regional History Project, McHenry Library (Rm. 155A), University of California, Santa Cruz, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064.
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