UC Emeriti Award - Constantine Panunzio Distinguished Emeriti Award

Panunzio Award

Created by a bequest from Professor Constantine Panunzio of UC Los Angeles, the Constantine Panunzio Distinguished Emeriti Award honors outstanding scholarly work or educational service performed since retirement by a University of California emeritus or emerita in the humanities or social sciences.

Service may be defined as service in professional, University, Academic Senate, emeriti, departmental, or editorial posts or committees.

History of the Award

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Presented annually, the Constantine Panunzio Distinguished Emeriti Award honors retired faculty members of the 10-campus University of California system.

UC Santa Barbara Recipients

2012: Professor Thomas Scheff (Sociology), sharing the award with R. Duncan Luce of UC Irvine.

2008: Professor Wallace Chafe (Linguistics), sharing the award with Robert Hine (History, UC Irvine).

2007: The late Robert O. Collins (History)

1997: The late Garret Hardin (Biological sciences and environmental studies professor)


  • A call for nominations is made each fall quarter.
  • Nominations should be made directly to the UCSB Emeriti Association.
  • Nominations may be made by departmental chairs, the alumni associations, or by self-nomination.
  • Include: the nominee's curriculum vitae and a letter outlining the rationale for the nomination (including distinctive contribution in scholarship or other educational service made by the nominee since retirement). 
  • For general information, contact Barbara Gilkes, Assistant Dean, College of Letters and Science.