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UC Alumni Job Fair Planned for Feb. 12
A one-day career fair designed for UC alumni has been scheduled at UCLA on Feb. 12, the UC Alumni Associations have announced. Called "Career Moves 2008," the conference features recruitment sessions with potential employers as well as information sessions devoted to specific fields. Registration with or without meals is available at <www.seasonedpro.com/UC/LA /wisdom/register.asp> and can also be done at Covel Commons at 8 a.m.


Bradley Paden, professor of mechanical engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering due to his research on nonlinear control theory and its multiple applications. He joined the faculty in 1986.

Perrin Pellegrin and Ryan Schauland, both from the Office of Campus Design and Facilities, were honored recently with community Green Awards for their efforts at voluntarily promoting sustainability by reducing waste and conserving energy at UCSB. Area government agencies and nonprofit service groups sponsor the awards annually.

Heather J. Silva, an Arts & Lectures grants and contracts assistant, has been elected to the board of directors for the Santa Barbara Dance Alliance. She has long been active in the local arts scene and is known as an art critic and independent curator.

Jennifer Stroh, docent coordinator for Coal Oil Point Natural Reserve, has been elected president of the Goleta Valley Toastmasters. She is a UCSB alumna with a B.A. in zoology, and joined the staff in 2004.


Samuel Santos Jr., founding director of the Towson University (Md.) center for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, has been appointed director of UCSB’s Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity. He has worked with UC San Diego’s LGBT center.


Donald R. Atkinson, professor emeritus of counseling psychology with the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, succumbed to pancreatic cancer on Jan. 11, 2008, at his home in Santa Barbara. The native of Union City, Ind., was 67. A pioneer in multicultural counseling, he wrote three books on counseling and more than 100 journal articles. He retired from UCSB in 2002 after 30 years of teaching. He is survived by Carol, his wife of 17 years, a son, two granddaughters, and many nephews and nieces.