New restrictions on potential J-1 visa holders require an academic sponsor for international scholars coming to UCSB, including conference attendees. Enrolled students on J-1 visas, who have to be screened by the admissions process, are not affected by this requirement, explained Mary Jacob, director of the Office of International Students and Scholars. An academic sponsor is required for each visiting faculty member, postdoc, researcher, or conference attendee, she said. For details, call her at x2929.
, professor of communication and an active reserve
officer with the Santa Barbara Police Department, received two outstanding
police service awards for 2005. He has also been promoted to lieutenant,
the top-ranked officer in the reserve unit.
, dean of social sciences, and Lorraine
, professor of political science, were selected
to join two dozen leading scholars on a panel of the National
Academies. More details on the Division of Behavioral and Social
Sciences and Education panel, which considers questions of national
policy and advises the federal government, are at <www7.nationalacademies.org/dbasse/DBASSE_Membership.html
Chan, professor emerita of Asian American and global
studies, has mined more than 30 years of teaching and administrative
experience in a field she pioneered to write “In Defense of Asian
American Studies: The Politics of Teaching and Program Building”
(University of Indiana Press, 2005).
, a retired lecturer in the Writing Program, has
published “Defiance” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005), the story
of a boy battling cancer who finds liberation in unusual friendships.
, formerly assistant dean for academic programs
of the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, has
been promoted to assistant dean of the school. She has been with
the Bren School since 1996.
R. Baumgart, a senior artist in geography, died on Dec.
1, 2005, in a Santa Barbara hospice. The native of Los Angeles
was 57. She was hired at UCSB in 1998 as a senior artist, and
employed her talents in writing, photography, and painting on
behalf of the department while battling cancer. She is survived
by sons John and David Ritchy, and two brothers, Ted and John