November 18, 1996
Awards and Honors
Margaret Delaney, professor of ocean sciences, was named
a distinguished lecturer for 1997-98 by the Joint Oceanographic
Institutions/U.S. Science Advisory Committee. Each year, JOI/USSAC
selects six scientists to give academic talks around the country
on research related to ocean drilling. Assistant professor of
earth sciences Andrew Fisher holds the same prestigious
lectureship this year; associate professor of earth sciences James
Zachos was selected in 1993-94. Delaney sailed on two expeditions
with the international Ocean Drilling Program, contributed to
several others, and chaired the program's Ocean History Panel
for three years. She will deliver a lecture titled "Nutrients
and Ocean History: A Focus on Phosphorus."
The Performing Arts Center, designed by architect Ralph
Rapson of Minneapolis and opened in 1971, has received a 25-year
merit award from the Minnesota chapter of the American Institute
of Architects (AIA). The 25-year awards are bestowed by a number
of AIA chapters to honor buildings that have "stood the test
of time." Rapson, formerly chair of the Architecture Department
at the University of Minnesota, is a distinguished architect best
known for his acclaimed design of the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis.
The Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) recognized three UCSC undergraduates at its national conference, held recently in Los Angeles.
Both Rodriguez and Catalina are single mothers who live at UCSC's Family Student Housing.