2017 Founders Celebration
Celebrating our founding principles and the success of the Campaign for UC Santa Cruz
Please join us for Founders Celebration 2017 as we honor our alumni, faculty, and friends who in their life’s work and generosity exemplify the best of UC Santa Cruz.
- Saturday, Oct 21, 2017
- Porter College Dining Hall
- Reception 6 p.m.
Dinner 7 p.m.
- Festive cocktail attire
- $150 per person
Saturday, Oct. 21
Founders Celebration Dinner
We will toast the success of the Campaign for UC Santa Cruz and present the Fiat Lux Award to J. Herman Blake, distinguished sociologist and founding provost of Oakes College, and to Linda Peterson, trustee and chair of the Campaign for UC Santa Cruz. Honored for his research will be Carl Walsh, distinguished professor of economics.
Events and tours will highlight the impact of the highly successful, recently concluded Campaign for UC Santa Cruz.
- 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm: Coastal Biology building ribbon-cutting and Coastal Science Campus tours
- 2 pm: UC Santa Cruz campus self-guided tours showcasing the impact of philanthropy, including the newly reopened Quarry Amphitheater.
Open to the public without charge, learn more
- Friday, Oct 20, 2017
- Music Recital Hall
- Reception 4 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 20
Convocation of Chairs
The university will honor the holders of faculty chairs and the donors who created them with a special Convocation of Chairs. A major achievement of the campaign was the creation of 16 new chairs, nearly doubling the total number of endowed chairs. The convocation will honor the new as well as previous chair holders and donors.
Open to the public without charge, learn more
The awards presentation will include:
Fiat Lux Award
Foundation trustee and chair of the Campaign for UC Santa Cruz
When Linda Peterson took on the public role as chair of the committee that would lead the first-ever comprehensive Campaign for UC Santa Cruz, she captured the moment with these words: “It’s not just the right time, it’s about time. We’ve been too shy too long.” With that spirit she engaged fellow trustees and donors in guiding the campaign to its successful conclusion--ahead of schedule, exceeding its original goals, and bringing new vibrancy to campus. Taking to heart the need for everyone to do their part, she brought full circle the experiences she had as a history major and member of the UC Santa Cruz founding class. Her generous commitment of time, energy, and ideas to the campaign and her personal philanthropy embody the goodwill and ethos of public service that is a hallmark UC Santa Cruz, its students and alumni. She is a graduate of the Boston University School of Law and retired associate general counsel at Occidental Petroleum. She makes her home in Los Angeles.
Faculty Research Award: Carl Walsh
The foremost academic research honor bestowed by the Santa Cruz Division of the Academic Senate is awarded annually to a faculty member who has a distinguished record in research
Distinguished professor of economics
Carl Walsh is one of the world’s premiere researchers in the fields of monetary theory and monetary policy. His now-classic papers on central bank governance, optimal monetary policy, and inflation targeting have helped set the research agenda for monetary economists for over thirty years and have had a strong positive influence on the way the US Federal Reserve Bank and central banks abroad conduct monetary policy. He has also authored influential articles on how transparency in the conduct of monetary policy can improve economic efficiency. More recently, he has integrated labor markets into monetary policy models in an elegant and insightful way. Carl has been recognized internationally for the quality of his research and teaching. His many publications include Monetary Theory and Policy, required reading in most graduate courses worldwide in his field. He has taught numerous workshops in monetary economics for the International Monetary Fund and central banks in Asia, South America, and Europe, directly influencing the careers of over a thousand young economic researchers. Walsh studied mathematics and economics at Berkeley as an undergraduate, where he also earned his Ph.D. in economics. Prior to joining the faculty at UC Santa Cruz in 1987, Carl held appointments at the University of Auckland (NZ) and Princeton University and was senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. In 2010, he was named a UCSC distinguished professor. He makes his home in Santa Cruz with his wife Judy (‘71, Crown).