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October 14, 2002

In Memoriam

Frank X. Barron

Frank X. Barron
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Frank X. Barron, professor emeritus of psychology and one of the campus's most distinguished faculty members, died on October 6 following complications
from a fall. He was 80 years old.

An internationally renowned figure in the study of creativity and personality, Frank Barron was a major contributor to the development of UCSC and its Psychology Department.

Frank Barron came to UCSC in 1969, was a fellow of Porter College, and served as chair of the Psychology Department. He retired from UCSC in 1992.

His family has prepared an obituary that describes Professor Barron's many accomplishments in his field; it is posted on the campus press release site.

Contributions for a student research award in Barron's honor may be directed to the UCSC Foundation, care of John Leopold, Social Sciences 1, Faculty Services, University of California, Santa Cruz, 95064. Please include "Frank Barron Memorial Award" in the check's memo line.

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