UC Davis Faculty Honors

  • Simon Cherry, Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology, has been elected a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.

  • Tessa Hill, an associate professor of earth and planetary sciences, has been named a public engagement fellow by the Leshner Leadership Institute of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

  • Carol Hess received the Robert M. Stevenson Award for her book "Representing the Good Neighbor: Music, Difference, and the Pan American Dream."

  • Jessie Ann Owens is a recipient of the Noah Greenberg Award, which will help fund composition of a world premiere recording of composer Cipriano de Rore's "I madrigali a cinque voci."

  • Naomi Janowitz, a professor of religious studies, has been selected a recipient of the Edith Sabshin Teaching Award from the American Psychoanalytic Association.

  • Heghnar Watenpaugh, an associate professor of art history, received the Omer Lutfi Barkan Article Prize from the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association.

  • A. Hari Reddi, Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, was elected a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

  • Professor of Chemistry Xi Chen has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

  • Peter A. Barry, Professor and Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

  • Jan Hopmans, Vice Provost for Global Affairs and Professor of Soil Hydrology, has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

  • Chih-ling Tsai, Distinguished Professor of Management and the Robert W. Glock Endowed Chair in Management, was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

  • Keith David Watenpaugh, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, completed "Bread from Stones: The Middle East and the Making of Modern Humanitarianism" during an American Council of Learned Societies fellowship (UC Press, 2015).

  • Catherine M. Chin, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, was awarded an American Council of Learned Societies fellowship and continued her study of "Incarnate Language in Christian Late Antiquity."

  • The Renewable Energy Anaerobic Digester project (READ), with technology developed by Professor Ruihong Zhang of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, has been named the American Biogas Council's 2015 Biogas Project of the Year.

  • Dr. Julie Freischlag, Vice Chancellor for Human Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine (welcoming a new student) has been elected a member of the National Academy of Medicine.

  • Chancellor Linda Katehi is the 2015 recipient of the National Academy of Engineering Simon Ramo Founders Award. She is the first woman to receive the honor since the award's inception 50 years ago.

The University of California, Davis is proud to count amongst its faculty recipients of a broad spectrum of top awards for exceptional scholarship and community engagement, teaching, mentoring, and service to the professions. Click here to see the honorees. For more distinctions by discipline and related stories, please visit the colleges and schools listed to the right.

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