UCSC Celebrates the Inauguration of M.R.C. Greenwood

While forcing a last-minute change of venue, rain on May 23 didn't dampen the enthusiasm of the 800 people who crowded into the East Field House to witness the inauguration of UCSC's seventh chancellor (and first woman to hold the post). After all, Chancellor Greenwood joked during her inaugural speech, in many cultures rain is considered a sign of good luck. Speaking of UCSC's past, present, and future, the chancellor also offered a more serious perspective: "UC Santa Cruz is no dream, it is no myth, it is no longer an experiment. Seasoned and matured, UC Santa Cruz now gazes through the portal to a new century, a period in which we will expand the fruitful partnerships that will link us, both within and without, in ways that will only enhance our strengths."

Above: The traditional academic procession, with 160 UCSC faculty and staff participating, opens the inaugural ceremony. Below: Some of the delegates from sister institutions are shown.

Above: The chancellor's son, James Greenwood, gives the benediction to close the inaugural ceremony. Below: Members of the public were invited to tour the campus on the morning of the inauguration. John Deck (right) leads a tour of the Geographic Information Systems Laboratory.

Above: UC President Richard C. Atkinson performs the ceremony of investiture. Below: Chancellor Greenwood greets founding chancellor Dean E. McHenry and his wife, Jane, at a University House reception.

Above: A colleague assists staff member Jane Wong with her academic gown. Below: Helene Moglen, incoming Academic Senate chair, offers a toast to UCSC's seventh chancellor following the presentation by outgoing chair Eli Silver of a gift from the senate--a framed photograph of the Keck Telescopes.

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