December 3, 2001
Vogt is known for his work as a member of the world's most successful team of planet hunters. Astronomers have discovered more than 70 planets orbiting distant stars, and more than 40 of them have been discovered by Vogt's team using advanced spectrometers that he designed.
"Steve Vogt is personally responsible for the greatest haul of planets that we humans have snagged from the rest of the universe," said Geoffrey Marcy of UC Berkeley, who was one of Vogt's first graduate students at UCSC. "He designs unique spectrometers. There are no textbooks, no existing blueprints, and no optical gurus that he can fall back on."
Susanne Jonas of Latin American and Latino studies was among those honored at the recent Congress of the Latin American Sociology Association. She was recognized for her "valuable and pioneering contributions to sociological knowledge."
David Wellman of community studies presented a diversity workshop at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The session, "One Nation Under God or One Nation Under Qualified: Demystifying Diversity," was the second installment in the lab's Facilitated Diversity Series.
Dane Archer, professor of sociology, was pleased to hear that his videotape, A World of Food, was screened at the Western Psychological Association's annual convention in Hawaii.
Julie Bettie, assistant professor of sociology, was the corecipient of the 2001 Distinguished Article Award for the Sex and Gender Section of the American Sociological Association. Her article, "Women Without Class: Chicas, Cholas, Trash, and the Presence/Absence of Class Identity," was published in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society.
Ivelisse Rivera-Bonilla, a doctoral candidate in cultural anthropology, has been
named the recipient of the 2001-02 American Anthropology Association Minority Dissertation
Fellowship. Rivera-Bonilla's dissertation, "Gated Communities: Residential Segregation
and Fear of Crime in Puerto Rico During the 1990s," analyzes how sealing off
residential areas re-creates spatial markers of class and racial differentiation.
It is based on fieldwork she conducted from 1988 to 2000 and on her own experience
as a longtime resident. The fellowship is awarded each year to an outstanding doctoral