PWA Conference Seats Still Open
UCSB’s Professional Women’s Association has space at its 10th annual conference on Wednesday, April 19, in Corwin Pavilion. Though the deadline has passed for online registration—see the PWA Web site <www.pwa.ucsb.edu
> for the program—people will be able to register at the door. KEYT television anchorwoman Paula Lopez will keynote the luncheon at about 12:30 p.m.
HONORS & AWARDS
, dean of humanities and fine arts, has been awarded
the prestigious 2005-06 Louis Gottschalk Prize for his book “The
Frame of Art: Fictions of Aesthetic Experience, 1750-1815.” The
American Society for 18th-Century Studies considered a wide number
of works in various disciplines before making its award selection.
, a conference coordinator for the Campus Conference
Services Office, has passed a one-year course of preparation, ending
in a written examination, to become a Convention Industry Council
Certified Meeting Professional. She is one of “a very few people
in the UC system who have this distinction,” said her supervisor,
Sally Vito, of Housing and Residential Services.
, professor of ecology, evolution, and marine biology,
and chair of the Environmental Studies Program, is one of 18 North
American academic environmental scientists to be awarded an Aldo
Leopold Leadership Fellowship. The fellowship provides two weeks
of training in making science understandable to the general public.
, former employee and labor relations assistant manager
for Human Resources, was recently selected the campus’s disability
compliance officer and whistleblower coordinator. The UCSB alumna
has been a staff employee since 1983, the last 10 years of which
with labor relations. She succeeds Linda Raney, who retired after
23 years of service.
, former assistant to the dean of the College
of Creative Studies, has moved up in classification to become assistant
to the director of the Sage Center for the Study of the Mind. She
has been at UCSB nearly nine years, all at CCS.
, a snow researcher affiliated with UCSB’s
Institute for Computational Earth System Science and the Natural
Reserve System, died in an accident on California’s Mammoth Mountain
on April 6. The native of Burbank, Calif., was 58. A former T.A.
for the Department of Geography, he had worked part-time for ICESS
since 1990 and planned to pursue a doctorate at UCSB. He is survived
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