Honors & awards archive

White House honors Humphreys, Matsui for STEM mentorship

White House honors Humphreys, Matsui for STEM mentorship March 30, 2015:

President Barack Obama named 14 individuals, including two from UC Berkeley, as the newest recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring. These mentors, which include Sheila Humphreys and John Matsui, will receive their awards at a White House ceremony later this year.

Former UC Berkeley professor wins $1 million Turing Award

Former UC Berkeley professor wins $1 million Turing Award March 25, 2015:

Michael Stonebraker, an MIT researcher and former UC Berkeley professor, has won the Association for Computing Machinery’s A.M. Turing Award, considered the most prestigious honor in the field of computing. Stonebraker revolutionized the field of database management systems in his nearly three decades as a faculty member at UC Berkeley’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences.

‘Richard Pryor’ author Scott Saul up for PEN literary award

‘Richard Pryor’ author Scott Saul up for PEN literary award March 18, 2015:

English professor Scott Saul, who has has won critical acclaim and widespread attention for Becoming Richard Pryor, has been longlisted for the prestigious literary organization’s 2015 award in the category of biography.

Two UC Berkeley faculty members elected to NAE

Two UC Berkeley faculty members elected to NAE February 5, 2015:

Jonathan Bray, professor of geotechnical engineering, and Clayton Radke, professor of chemical engineering, are among 67 new members and 12 foreign members elected to the National Academy of Engineering Thursday, Feb. 5.

MacArthur Foundation awards $1 million to Human Rights Center with video

MacArthur Foundation awards $1 million to Human Rights Center February 5, 2015:

The MacArthur Foundation has honored the UC Berkeley Human Rights Center for its investigations and research on war crimes and human rights abuses with a 2015 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. The award, announced Thursday, Feb. 5, comes with $1 million, which the center will use to establish an endowment and to expand its sexual violence program.

Berkeley innovators named fellows of National Academy of Inventors

Berkeley innovators named fellows of National Academy of Inventors December 16, 2014:

Biochemist Jennifer Doudna, chemical engineer Jay Keasling and chemist Richard Mathies were among 170 people named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. The organization honors innovators who have file patents in the United States.

UC’s first crop of ‘global food’ fellows includes three Berkeley students

UC’s first crop of ‘global food’ fellows includes three Berkeley students December 10, 2014:

Three UC Berkeley students are among 54 fellows announced Dec. 9 by the University of California’s Global Food Initiative, launched earlier this year to address food security, health and sustainability issues.

UC Berkeley anthropologist-physician wins Margaret Mead Award

UC Berkeley anthropologist-physician wins Margaret Mead Award December 9, 2014:

Seth Holmes, an assistant professor of the UCSF-UC Berkeley Joint Medical Anthropology program, teaches in Berkeley’s School of Public Health and is the director of ISSI’s Berkeley Center for Social Medicine.

Four UC Berkeley faculty named AAAS fellows

Four UC Berkeley faculty named AAAS fellows November 24, 2014:

Four UC Berkeley faculty members have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for their contributions to advancing science or its applications.

National Medal of Science ceremony streamed live from White House Nov. 20

National Medal of Science ceremony streamed live from White House Nov. 20 November 19, 2014:

President Barack Obama will honor three UC Berkeley faculty members on Thursday, Nov. 20, at a White House ceremony for the 19 new winners of the National Medals of Science and National Medals of Technology & Innovation.

Diana Bautista receives Young Investigator Award from neuroscience society

Diana Bautista receives Young Investigator Award from neuroscience society November 17, 2014:

The Society for Neuroscience presented a Young Investigator Award to Diana Bautista, UC Berkeley assistant professor of integrative biology, at its annual meeting Nov. 17 in Washington, DC. The $15,000 award recognizes outstanding achievements and contributions by young neuroscientists who have recently received advanced professional degree.

Maximino Martinez Commons garners $500,000 PG&E award

Maximino Martinez Commons garners $500,000 PG&E award October 27, 2014:

The campus recently celebrated a $500,000 incentive award from Pacific Gas & Electric’s “Savings By Design” program, for building and maintaining Maximino Martinez Commons as a sustainable student-residence hall. The LEED Gold-rated facility is designed to save energy and water and to filter storm-water runoff.