Honors & awards archive

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.

Randy Schekman named to Institute of Medicine

Randy Schekman named to Institute of Medicine October 21, 2014:

Nobelist Randy Schekman, a UC Berkeley professor of cell and developmental biology, has been named to the prestigious Institute of Medicine, one of the highest national honors in the fields of health and medicine.

Three UC Berkeley faculty to receive NIH Innovator Award

Three UC Berkeley faculty to receive NIH Innovator Award October 6, 2014:

Three UC Berkeley scientists — Nicholas Ingolia, Michi Taga and Roberto Zoncu — have been recognized as innovators in their fields through new research grants awarded by the National Institutes of Health.

Three faculty members awarded National Medal of Science

Three faculty members awarded National Medal of Science October 3, 2014:

President Barack Obama has chosen three UC Berkeley faculty members – chemist Judith Klinman, applied mathematician Alexandre Chorin and the late statistician David Blackwelll – to receive the 2014 National Medal of Science. They were among 10 honorees announced Oct. 3 by the White House.

‘HackTheHearst’ top app offers online access to California Indian artifacts

‘HackTheHearst’ top app offers online access to California Indian artifacts September 24, 2014:

An app created by I School students took grand prize for best overall app, and heritage prize for contributions to native communities, at “HackTheHearst.” With “Yapi Kapi,” users can explore online more than 700,000 items from the Hearst Museum of Anthropology.

2014 Berkeley-Rupp Prize for boosting women in architecture, sustainability announced

2014 Berkeley-Rupp Prize for boosting women in architecture, sustainability announced September 15, 2014:

Sheila Kennedy, an internationally recognized architect, innovator and educator, is the 2014 recipient of the Berkeley-Rupp Prize. The award is given by UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design to a design practitioner or academic who has made a significant contribution to advance gender equity in the field of architecture, and whose work emphasizes a commitment to sustainability and community.

Berkeley’s Eco Ensemble to perform at Venice Music Biennale

Berkeley’s Eco Ensemble to perform at Venice Music Biennale September 11, 2014:

The campus’s new-music “dream team” is headed to Italy for two concerts featuring works by Berkeley music-composition faculty and alumni at what the ensemble”s founder, Edmund Campion, calls “one of the most visible and important sites for new music today.”

Professor and poet Robert Hass receives Wallace Stevens Award

Professor and poet Robert Hass receives Wallace Stevens Award August 26, 2014:

UC Berkeley English professor Robert Hass has received the Wallace Stevens Prize from the Academy of American Poets, adding to his honors that already include a Pulitzer Prize and serving as the U.S. Poet Laureate from 1995 to 1997.

UC Berkeley engineers among MIT Tech Review top innovators

UC Berkeley engineers among MIT Tech Review top innovators August 21, 2014:

A Berkeley Electrical Engineering and Computer Science post-doc and two Engineering alumni are named to the 2014 MIT Technology Review “35 Innovators Under 35” list. All three are recognized in the humanitarian category.

UC Berkeley ranks No. 4 in ARWU global rankings

UC Berkeley ranks No. 4 in ARWU global rankings August 15, 2014:

In the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities global rankings of universities, released Aug. 15, UC Berkeley ranked fourth, and No. 1 among U.S. public universities.