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June 9, 1997

Awards and Honors

The Board of Trustees of the California Academy of Sciences has elected two UCSC faculty members to the organization's leading positions. John Pearse, professor emeritus of biology, is the academy's new president, while Adrienne Zihlman, professor of anthropology, is vice president. The academy also elected two other UCSC researchers as new fellows: professor of biology Don Potts and professor of ocean sciences Mary Silver.

The UCSC chapter of Sigma Xi, the scientific honor society, elected new officers and initiated new members at its annual dinner on June 2 at the Cocoanut Grove. Officers for the 1997-98 school year are John Pearse, professor emeritus of biology, president; Stanley Flatte, professor of physics, vice president; Patrick Elvander, lecturer in biology, secretary; and Bruce Bridgeman, professor of psychology and psychobiology, treasurer.

New full members from UCSC are: Barry Bowman, professor of biology; Carol Creasey, graduate student in earth sciences; Debra Fischer, graduate student in astronomy and astrophysics; Jean Fox Tree, assistant professor of psycholinguistics; Gary Silberstein, associate research biologist; Jane Silverthorne, associate professor of biology; and Avril Thorne, associate professor of psychology.

New associate members, all graduate students unless otherwise noted, are: Alexandros Arango, senior in physics; James Bullock, physics; Kevin Crooks, biology; Elijah DePalma, senior in mathematics and physics; Richard Farnsworth, biology; Kimberly Heinemeyer, environmental studies; Brett Holland, biology; Kenneth Howe, biology; Erik Kramer, senior in physics; Heather Logan, physics; Laura Moore, earth sciences; Kelly Moran, biology; Louis Morgan, biology; Sanjayan Muttulingam, biology; Jill Nephew, senior in physics; Michelle Pauling-Haynes, biology; Wendy Rothwell, biology; Kendall Smith III, physics; Rachel Somerville, physics; Kimberley Supulver, astronomy and astrophysics; and Gerard Zegers, biology.

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