Past Faculty Research Lectures 1967 to Present

 

2017

Sandra Chung "Language Through the Lens of Diversity"

2016

Susan Strome "Beyond the DNA Code: Transmission of Developmental Instructions from Parents to Offspring"

2015

Craig Haney "PrisonWorld: How Mass Incarceration Transformed U.S. Prisions, Impacted Prisoners, And Changed American Society"

2014

Howard Haber and Abraham Seiden "The Higgs Boson Unleashed"

2013

Gail Hershatter "Rural Women, Memory, and China's Collective Past"
2012 Steve Vogt "Across a Sea of Stars: Charting Distant Worlds, Other Earths"
2011 Paul Whitworth "To Be...and...Not to Be"
2010 Daniel Friedman "Beyond Fear and Greed: The Moral Roots of Financial Crises"

2009

Patricia Zavella

"Migration and Proverty in Santa Cruz County"

2008

Stanford E. Woosley

"Children of the Stars: How the Violent Death of Stars Creates Conditions for Life in the Universe"

2007

Geoffrey K. Pullum

"Who Pays Attention to the Syntax of Things"

2006

Nathaniel Mackey

"Cante Moro"

2005

Mary Silver

"A Naturalist's View: Toxic Algae in the Coastal Ocean"

2004

Barbara Rogoff

"Learning Through Intent Participation in Cultural Activity"

2003

Jonathan Beecher

"Two Concepts of Utopia"

2002

David Haussler

"A Working Draft of the Human Genome"

2001

James Clifford

Ishi’s Story:  History, Anthropology, and the Future of Native California

2000

David S. Kliger

Making Light Work of Biology: Using Lasers to Understand Biomolecules

1999

David Cope

Experiments in Musical Intelligence

1998

Adrienne Zihlman

An Anthropologist on Venus

1997

Donald E. Osterbrock

Active Galactic Nuclei: Lighthouses in the Universe

1996

Donna J. Haraway

FemaleMan(c) Meets OncoMouse(tm): A Technoscience Fugue in Two Parts

1995

Harry F. Noller

Exploring Ribosomal RNA: The Heart of an Ancient Molecular Machine

1994

G. William Domhoff

Do Night Dreams have Meaning and Why are the Corporate Rich So Powerful?"

1993

Jack Zajac

Falling Water (an exhibit of his bronze sculptures and discussion of his work)

1992

Audrey Stanley

Waiting For...The Muses: An Exploration of The Arts

1991

Harry Berger, Jr

Collecting Body Parts in Leonardo's Cave: Vasari's Lives of the Artists and The Erotics of Obscene Connoisseurship

1990

Sandra M. Faber

The Giant New Keck Telescope: Earth's Largest Time Machine

1989

Thomas F. Pettigrew

The Nature of Modern Racism in The United States

1988

Gerhard Ringel

Problems with Empires--from Recreation to Research in Mathematics

1987

Jean H. Langenheim

Amber and Banana Slugs: Plant Chemical Defense in the Tropics and Redwoods

1986

Richard A. Wasserstrom

The Attack on Programs of Preferential Treatment: A Critical Assessment"

1985

Kenneth S. Norris

The Dolphin Connection

1984

Hayden White

The History of Consciousness

1983

Frank X. Barron

Personal Philosophy and Creative Thinking about Nuclear Warfare Contingencies

1982

Robert E. Garrison

Paleoceanography: A Science of Vanished Oceans and Earth Resources

1981

Robert P. Kraft

The Chemical Composition of the Oldest Stars--A Project for the Ten Meter Telescope

1980

John A. Marcum

South Africa, Higher Education and the United States: A Policy Statement

1979

C. L. Barber

The Family, Sacredness and Violence in Shakespeare's Tragedy and Romance

1978

Norman O. Brown

The Legend of Tanaquil

1977

Harry Beevers

Probing the Mysteries of the Plant Cell: Through the Xylem Canal with Gun and Camera

1976

M. Brewster Smith

Thinking About the Self

1975

Joseph F. Bunnett

Boundary Conditions of the Social Sciences and Their Implications

1974

Albert Hofstadter

The Scope of Human Liberation

1973

Aaron C. Waters

Volcanoes Under the Sea

1972

Theodore R. Sarbin

Hypnosis: The Study of Believed-in Imaginings

1971

Joseph H. Silverman

The Traditional Balladry of the Sephardic Jews: The History of a Collaborative Research Project

1970

Kenneth V. Thimann

Oats, peas, beans and barley grow, Oats, peas, beans and barley grow, Can you or I or anyone know How oats, peas, beans and barley grow?

1969

Page Smith

From Masses to Peoplehood: Women, Blacks and Students

1968

Albert Edward Whitford

Man's Place in Space and Time

1967

Maurice Alexander Natanson

Disenchantment and Transcendence