Founders Celebration highlights research and ideals of UC Santa Cruz

UC Santa Cruz's sixth annual Founders Celebration Friday is on October 12th.

September 21, 2012


UC Santa Cruz's sixth annual Founders Celebration Friday, October 12 will feature a free public lecture by Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal of the United Kingdom, followed by a gala dinner honoring Rees, Gordon and Betty Moore, George and Gail Michaelis-Ow, UCSC alumna Shannon Brownlee, and UCSC distinguished professor Gail Hershatter.

History department chair and distinguished professor, Gail Hershatter, will be honored for her pioneering field research and oral history among Chinese women, and her major contributions to the history of women, labor, and sexuality. Hershatter was selected by her peers in the Academic Senate to deliver the Faculty Research Lecture, one of the highest honors a professor can receive.

Hershatter received her B.A. from Hampshire College. She pursued her interest in East Asian Studies at Princeton University, spent a year at Nankin University in Tianjin, China, and obtained her M.A. and Ph.D. in history from Stanford University. She taught for nine years at Williams College, joining the UCSC faculty as a full professor in 1991.

The Faculty Research Lecture will take place February 12, 2013.

Learn more about UCSC Founders Celebration here.

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