Honors & awards archive

Glaunsinger, Martin named Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators

Glaunsinger, Martin named Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators May 21, 2015:

Britt Glaunsinger, an associate professor of plant and microbial biology, and Andreas Martin, an associate professor of molecular and cell biology, are the campus’s newest Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators, joining 19 other UC Berkeley faculty members whose salaries and a major part of their research are paid for by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Commencement crowd gives Class of ’15 a joyous sendoff with photoswith video

Commencement crowd gives Class of ’15 a joyous sendoff May 18, 2015:

Beaming parents crowded the Memorial Stadium stands at Saturday’s campuswide commencement, featuring a keynote by tech leader Marc Benioff and moving, personal remarks by top graduating senior Radhika Kannan. See photos of the celebrants and videos of the speakers. Also: Catch students and families posting on social media.

Chancellor’s fund awards $246,000 to 17 local partnerships

Chancellor’s fund awards $246,000 to 17 local partnerships May 18, 2015:

The Chancellor’s Community Partnership Fund has announced the 2015-16 award recipients. Now in its 10th year, the fund will award a total of $246,954 to 17 partnerships between local community members and UC Berkeley students, faculty and staff.

Former foster youth named White House ‘Champion of Change’

Former foster youth named White House ‘Champion of Change’ May 13, 2015:

Sokhom Mao, a data specialist at the California Social Work Education Center, has been named a White House “Champion of Change,’ a program that recognizes Americans doing “extraordinary things to make a difference” in their communities. Mao will travel to Washington to be honored on Tuesday, May 19. The event begins at 9 a.m. Eastern time and will be livestreamed.

Let the festivities begin: a commencement roundup with video

Let the festivities begin: a commencement roundup May 12, 2015:

UC Berkeley’s 2015 commencement, honoring all graduating seniors, is set to begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, and will be livestreamed. In addition to the main commencement ceremony, most departments on campus perform their own ceremonies as well. Here’s a look at all the graduation ceremonies happening this month.

Pausing to honor outstanding public service with photos

Pausing to honor outstanding public service May 7, 2015:

Remarkable contributions by students and others in the campus community were honored at the 2015 Chancellor’s Awards for Public Service, May 5. Photographer Keegan Houser captured highlights of the event.

Laqueur, Alivisatos elected to American Philosophical Society

Laqueur, Alivisatos elected to American Philosophical Society May 5, 2015:

UC Berkeley historian Thomas Laqueur and chemist Paul Alivisatos have been elected to the American Philosophical Society, part of a 2015 class that includes such names as economist Thomas Piketty, former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and dancer and choreographer Twyla Tharp.

Student-athletes recognized for academic prowess

Student-athletes recognized for academic prowess May 5, 2015:

“They say great moments are a product of great opportunity. You have the great opportunity to be student-athletes at Cal,” said soccer player Joey Mahalic, one of the outstanding students celebrated at Monday’s annual Cal Athletic Honors Luncheon. “Be grateful and appreciate it every day.”

‘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.