At age 58, Pitzer College professors are asked to make a decision about whether they would like to retire between the ages of 60 and 64. If so, they must specify the date of their retirement, and in return, the college offers a financial bonus, meant to encourage faculty turnover.
Dr. Ulysses J. Sofia will start as Dean of the Keck Science Department on July 1. Sofia has served as a teacher, researcher, and administrator in the past and specializes in astrophysics, conducting research on solar activity predictions, interstellar dust, and the interstellar medium. TSL spoke with him about