UC Presents ‘Retirement Readiness’
All active UC Retirement Plan (UCRP) members should receive a “personalized retirement update and readiness guide” in the mail this month, says UC Human Resources and Benefits. The guide gathers in one document all of an individual’s accounts (UCRP, CAPs, 403(b), etc.) compares various investment mixes, and projects retirement income and expenses, according to the announcement. However, the guide is an educational tool, “not a statement of plan eligibility or account status,” says UC HR <www.atyourservice.ucop.edu/briefing/2007_feb/welcome.html
HONORS & AWARDS
, professor of materials and associate vice chancellor of academic personnel, will share the 2007 Newcomb Cleveland Prize of $25,000 with seven other co-authors and researchers. The American Association for the Advancement of Science award recognizes the most outstanding articles in Science magazine.
, professor of physics and Nobel Laureate in chemistry, has been awarded the Eni Italgas Prize for Energy and the Environment for his innovative research on solar cells made with plastic. He will share an estimated $156,000 in prize money with another scientist, Armand Paul Alivisatos.
, assistant professor of political science, graduated last month from the Ventura County Police Office Reserve Academy and was quickly sworn in to the Santa Barbara City police reserve by Chief Cam Sanchez.
Steven R. Smith
, assistant professor of counseling, clinical, and school psychology, has published a practical guide for clinicians called “The Clinical Assessment of Children and Adolescents: A Practitioner’s Handbook” (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2006). His co-editor is Leonard Handler of the University of Tennessee.
is Arts and Lectures’ new senior writer and publicist. She was an A&L marking and production associate prior to beginning her new job last year.
Stewart B. Shapiro, professor emeritus of education, died on Jan. 5, 2007. The Pennsylvania native was 88. He had practiced clinical psychology for many years before joining the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education’s program in counseling psychology two different times, the last in 1989 for nearly 17 years. He is survived by Muriel, his wife of 50 years, three daughters, and five grandchildren. The GGSE is planning a memorial service on March
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