Leopoldo Maximo Falicov, theoretical physicist and professor emeritus, died Jan. 24 of cancer. He was 61.
A member of the National Academy of Sciences, a researcher in the Materials Sciences Division of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and former chair of the physics department, Falicov was noted for his contributions to condensed matter physics.
His particular interest was how electrons behave in metals. He predicted that certain metals would break down in the presence of strong magnetic fields, an effect subsequently confirmed by experiment. His theories today are used to interpret experimental findings in the areas of magnetism, superconductivity, phase transitions and the electronic behavior of solids.
Falicov retired last year, continuing his research and supervision of graduate students. Over the years he held visiting appointments at more than 20 universities around the world, from China to Brazil and Colombia.
Born in Buenos Aires, Falicov received his PhD from Cambridge in 1960. Before joining the Berkeley faculty in 1969 he was a physics professor at the University of Chicago. He was awarded the Berkeley Citation upon his retirement in 1994.
Donations in Falicov's memory may be made to the Cal Performances Annual Fund. The family plans a gathering in his honor in the spring.
Pappy Returns to Campus
Beloved Cal football coach Lynn (Pappy) Waldorf has returned to campus in the form of a bronze statue by sculptor Douglas Van Howd of Auburn. The legendary coach now kneels ready in front of the Brutus Hamilton Redwood Grove at the west end of Faculty Glade. Hamilton was the athletic director who recruited Waldorf in 1947. During Pappy's 10 years at Cal, the Bears went to three Rose Bowls and ranked No. 3 in the nation. Peter Schabarum, '50, led the fundraising drive to create the statue of his former coach, aided by several other "Pappy's Boys."
Employee Development And Training
For more information, for copies of the 1994-95 Employee Development and Training catalog or for information on how to enroll in classes, call 642-8134.
Creating and Using Flow Charts
Feb. 14, 9-11 am, Room 24, University Hall
Flow charts provide visual paths that a service or product follows and/or should follow. They are used to identify, clarify and improve business processes and can provide data for analysis, problem-solving and decision-making.
Skills Seminar for Analysts
Feb. 15 and 22, 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Room 24, University Hall
This workshop will look at the analytic process, from defining a problem to recommending solutions. Through case studies, exercises and discussions you will follow the analytic process and practice skills essential in an analyst's job.
For information, a complete program flyer or to enroll, call 643-4646.
Vitamins C, E and Beta Carotene: "The Antioxidants"
Feb. 15, 12:10-12:55 pm, Tan Oak Room, ASUC Student Union, free
Myths, Truths and Unknowns. Professor Gladys Block, from the School of Public Health and a nationally recognized expert on antioxidants, will discuss how these nutrients can help protect us against cancer, heart disease, cataracts and even aging; what medical experts still don't know; and the recommended safe dosages for disease prevention.
Thursdays, Feb. 16-March 2, 12:10 -12:55 pm, free
Identify and define your sources of stress, develop a personal action plan for coping, learn relaxation techniques.
Computers at Work
Feb. 16, 10:30 am-noon, free
Learn about health issues related to computer use, design a user-friendly workstation, practice exercises to relieve computer-related aches and pains.
Fidelity Offers Private Investment Counseling
Fidelity Investments is offering private, on-campus investment counseling for employees Feb. 24, March 7 and 8, April 11 and 12, May 11 and 12, and June 8 and 9. Call 1-800-771-3374 during business hours to schedule an appointment.
Memoranda mailed to deans, directors, department chairs, and administrative officers issued on the chancellor's mailing lists. For copies, contact originating offices.
Dec. 20: Family and Medical Leave Act; Personnel Office Gopher; Calendar, from Leroy Bean, acting vice chancellor-business and administrative services.
Jan. 3: Deadline for Obtaining New Permanent Resident Cards, from Richard Buxbaum, dean of international and area studies.
Jan. 3: Policy on the Requirement to Submit Proposals and to Receive Awards for Grants and Contracts Through the University, from Joseph Cerny, vice chancellor for research.
Awards and Honors
Twenty-eight recipients of the 1995-96 Humanities Research Fellowships were recently announced.
The program provides funds to supplement the sabbatical salary of Berkeley faculty members engaged in research in the humanistic disciplines or working in the creative arts.
Awards, which this year ranged from $3,000 to $37,000, are based on the scholarly merit of the applications.
Recipients of the '95-'96 fellowships are:
Milton Azevedo, professor of Spanish and Portuguese, for "Language Variation and Literary Dialect."
William Banks, professor of African American studies, for "A Partisan Tradition."
Shadi Bartsch, assistant professor of classics, for "The Cult of the Trope: Text and Metaphor in the Middle Ages."
Judith Butler, professor of rhetoric, for "The Injurious Action of Names: Toward a Theory of the Social Performativity of Language."
Antonio Cornejo-Polar, professor of Spanish and Portuguese, for "In the Andes: Subject, Discourse, Literature and Migration Representation."
Barbara Christian, professor of African American studies, for "Contemporary African American Writers as Theorizers."
Cindy Cox, assistant professor of music, for "Composition Project."
Suzanna Elm, associate professor of history, for "Pierced by Bronze Needles: Heresy, Mutilation and the Bishop as the Image of the Imperial Body of Christ."
Mariane Ferme, assistant professor of anthropology, to complete "Embodying Gender and Power in Mende (Sierra Leone)" and to begin "Narratives of Transition and Displacement in African Diasporic Muslim Communities."
David Gill, assistant professor of philosophy, for "Civic Equality and Social Justice in Aristotle's Politics."
Felipe Gutterriez, assistant professor of rhetoric, for "Figures of Criticism and Transformation: Uses of Argument and Narration in Critical Race Theory."
Timothy Hampton, associate professor of French and comparative literature, for "Garden of Letters: Literature, Alterity and Nation in Early Modern France."
Carla Hesse, associate professor of history, for "The Law of Terror in the French Revolution."
Caren Kaplan, associate professor of women's studies, for "Travel, Gender and Empire: The Feminist Politics of Colonial Discourses."
Cathleen Keller, associate professor of Near Eastern studies, for "Studies in Ancient Egyptian Art, Language and Culture: Materials From Deir-el-Medina, Malkata and Nada ed-Deir."
Richard Kern, assistant professor of French, for "Thinking in a Foreign Language: An Integrative Perspective."
Brian Krostenko, assistant professor of classics, for "Pleasure and Beauty in Latin Literature and Roman Culture."
Jorge Liderman, assistant professor of music, for composition of "Harp Concerto for Neuwe Ensemble (Amsterdam)," "New Work for the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players" and "Symphonic Work for Conductor Frank Cramer."
Anthony Long, professor of classics, for completion of books "Greek Models of Mind and Self" and "The Cambridge Companion to Early Greek Mythology."
James Matisoff, professor of linguistics, for "Languages of Mainland Southeast Asia."
Stefania Pandolfo, assistant professor of anthropology, for "Sites of Subjectivity in Contemporary Morocco."
Irina Paperno, professor of Slavic languages and literatures, for "Suicide as a Cultural Institution in 19th Century Russia."
Arthur Quinn, professor of rhetoric, for "Diffident Doubts, Doubtful Truths," "Modoc Wars" and "A New Nation: An Epic of Revolutionary America From Pontiac's Rebellion to the Dean of Tecumsch."
Stanley Saitowitz, professor of architecture, for "Architecture as Human Geography and Other Essays."
Richard Shaw, associate professor of art practice, for "Two Dimensional Porcelain Works and Photo Transfer Techniques."
Muhammad Siddiq, associate professor of Near Eastern studies, for "Contested Realms: Authenticity and Representation in the Egyptian Novel."
Harvey Stahl, associate professor of history of art, for "The Medieval Reliquary."
Carolyn Wakeman, assistant professor of journalism, for "A Brighter Moon: China's Culture of Exile."
The announcement and application for the Humanities Research Fellowship is distributed at the beginning of each fall semester to selected departments whose faculty members are engaged in research in humanistic disciplines or working in the creative arts. Fellowship awards are announced at the beginning of each spring semester.
Junior faculty members are strongly encouraged to apply for this fellowship.For more information on the Humanities Research Fellowship, contact College of Letters and Sciences Deans' Office at 643-9891.
David Jones, professor of geology, has received the National Academy of Sciences Mary Clark Thompson Medal and a prize of $7,500 for "most important service to geology and paleontology."