Professor Emerita Barbara Finlayson Pitts
has been awarded the Environment Prize by the Royal Society of Chemistry, the prestigious British learned society concerned with advancing chemistry as a science, developing its applications, and disseminating chemical knowledge. Professor Finlayson-Pitts was recognized “for outstanding contributions to the chemical sciences in the area of environment, sustainability and energy.” Read more here.
Professor Emeritus Dan Stokols
The Society for Human Ecology has honored Dan Stokols with its Gerald L. Young Distinguished Scholarly Book Award for his 2018 tome, “Social Ecology in the Digital Age: Solving Complex Problems in a Globalized World” (London: Academic Press). Read more here.
Professor Emeritus Karl Hufbauer
In 2000, a year after retiring as a history professor, Karl took a stone-sculpting class. This was enough to make an enthusiast of him. Until his retirement from sculpting in 2015, he completed about two hundred pieces. While he carved a few from soapstone and alabaster and more from marble, he shaped most from harder stones such as granite, basalt, rhyolite, dunite, gneiss, schist, and quartzite. Read more here.
Distinguished Professor Emeritus Don Saari
of Economics, has been elected a foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The honor, which was accompanied with an honorary doctorate, was bestowed upon the retired professor at a November ceremony in Moscow. Read more here.
Professor Emeritus Zachary Fisk
of Physics & Astronomy, has been named as one of the fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for pioneering scientific discoveries regarding the magnetic and transport properties of important magnetic and superconducting materials, including heavy fermion compounds and high-temperature superconducting cuprates. Read more here.
Professor Emeritus Stephen White
of Physiology & Biophysics, has been named as one of the fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for distinguished contributions to the understanding of cell membrane biophysics, particularly the structure of membranes, lipid bilayers and membrane proteins. Read more here.
11/2018 – 9/2018
Professor Emerita Vicki Ruiz
of History and Chicano/Latino Studies, has been named a scholar-in-residence by Occidental College’s Institute for the Study of Los Angeles. “This is an exciting opportunity to work with colleagues and students in a liberal arts community where civic engagement is integral to undergraduate education.” Read more here.
In addition, Ruiz was also a recipient of the Apple of Gold for Excellence in Education. Awarded by the Hispanic Education Endowment Fund, the honor recognizes Ruiz’s nearly four decades of work in higher education. Read more here.
Professor Emerita Karen Lawrence
of English, has been named president of The Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens in San Marino, effective Sept. 1. “We are thrilled that Karen has received this appointment,” said Tyrus Miller, current dean of the School of Humanities. Read more here.
Professor Emeritus Dan Stokols
of Urban Planning & Public Policy, has been awarded Social Ecology’s inaugural Founders Award. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the School. It recognizes individuals and organizations for their commitment to upholding the ideals and ethos of social ecology, and for their efforts to find solutions to the world’s most complex problems. Read more here.
Professor Dick Chamberlin
of Chemistry, has been named the 2018-2019 recipient of the Daniel G. Aldrich Jr. Distinguished University Service Award. The award is conferred by the Senate on a faculty member who, in addition to achieving with distinction their scholarly pursuits, has made sustained and outstanding contributions through service to the University. Read more here.
Professor Emeritus Brook Thomas
of English, has been awarded a Senior Fulbright Teaching and Research Fellowship in American Studies for Spring Semester 2019 at Leiden University, the oldest university in the Netherlands.Read more here.
Professor Emeritus John R. “Jack” Miles
of English and religious studies, has been appointed the 2018-19 Corcoran Visiting Chair in Christian-Jewish Relations at the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning at Boston College. Read more here.
Professor Emerita Judith S. Olson
in the Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest distinctions for those in engineering and technical fields. Read more here.
Professor Emeritus Daniel Gajski
in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been recognized by edacentrum with the EDA Contribution Award for his outstanding lifetime contributions and achievements in research, development and application of electronic design automation (EDA). Read more here.
Professor Emerita Margot Norris
of English and Comparative Literature, has been honored with the 2016-17 Constantine Panunzio Distinguished Emeriti Award, which recognizes scholarly work or educational service since retirement by University of California professors emeriti in the humanities or social sciences. Read more here.
UCI Librarian Emeritus Daniel Tsang
has won a Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant to conduct research on protest literature in Hong Kong, just as the former British crown colony marks the 20th anniversary of its return to China. He will be spending the next academic year in Hong Kong, where he was born. Read more here.