Thomas Pettigrew to advise German government on
Founding provost of College Eight receives top
September 29, 2003
Awards and Honors
to advise German government on immigration issues
The German government has appointed Thomas F. Pettigrew, research professor
of social psychology, to the advisory committee of the Science Center
of Berlins project, "Intercultural Conflict and Societal
The appointment is the latest accolade for Pettigrew, who specializes
in racial prejudice. As a New Century Scholar named earlier this year
by the U.S. Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, he has been conducting
research on the reactions to the millions of new immigrants to Western
Europe. He has been hosted by Ulrich Wagner, a professor at Philipps
University at Marburg, Germany.
Since 1988, Pettigrew has studied attitudes toward Europe's new immigrants,
which he said reflect "all the things we have learned about prejudice
around the world."
-by Jennifer McNulty
Founding provost of College
Eight receives top award
Paul Niebanck, the founding provost of College Eight and a professor
of environmental planning at UCSC from 1973 to 1992, has been honored
as the Distinguished Educator of 2003 by the Association of Collegiate
Schools of Planning. The award recognizes excellence in scholarship,
teaching, and other outstanding service to the planning field.
As provost of College Eight, Niebanck helped institute programs in
women's reentry and in cooperative education, and he built strong linkages
with the Santa Cruz community at many levels. Later, he served as the
first vice chancellor for Student Affairs and then as chair of the Academic
Senate. Niebanck was among the first faculty members recognized by the
Academic Senate for distinction in undergraduate teaching. After leaving
UCSC, he taught at Portland State University and the University of Washington.
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