October 28, 1996
Awards and Honors
Lynda Goff, professor of biology, is the new president
of the Phycological Society of America, a scientific organization
that promotes the study of algae. Goff's appointment took effect
in July during the 50th annual meeting of the society, which Goff
hosted at UCSC. The meeting attracted more than 350 scientists
from around the world.
Chemistry professor Todd Wipke has been chosen as one of
eight distinguished graduates of the St. Charles (Missouri) School
District to receive an award by the school district's foundation.
The winners were chosen for their renown in their fields and their
contributions to their communities. The awards will be presented
at a special dinner on November 22. in St. Charles.
Economics professor Donald Wittman has been honored for
his book The Myth of Democratic Failure, which has been
named the Best Book in Political Economy for 1993-96 by the American
Political Science Association. In the book, published in 1995
by the University of Chicago Press, Wittman uses economic analysis
to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of democratic government
and concludes that government is as efficient as the private sector.