Honors & awards

8 from UC among Scientific American’s top biotech visionaries

Worldview 100 highlights visionaries who continue to reshape the industry — and the world.

UC Berkeley honors Barbara Allen-Diaz

Campus's highest honor presented to retiring vice president of UC's Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Juan Felipe Herrera

Juan Felipe Herrera named U.S. poet laureate

Former California poet laureate will embrace hope as a theme during his term.
doctor treats baby

UC children’s hospitals rank among best in nation

U.S. News' rankings highlight the nation's top pediatric facilities in 10 specialties.

UC medical centers rated high-performing hospitals by U.S. News

Four University of California medical centers are rated as high-performing in several common procedures in new rankings by U.S. News & World Report.
Ashley Fong, UC Grad Slam winner

UC Grad Slam winners score a home run for making research accessible

At systemwide research communications contest, graduate students captivate audiences while sticking to the mantra: Keep it simple.

15 UC scholars elected to National Academy of Sciences

New members are recognized for their achievements in original research.

President Napolitano among new members of American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Academy's Class of 2015 includes 22 members from across the UC system.

Art, science inspire student climate-change activism

37 students are awarded fellowships to work on projects that support UC's Carbon Neutrality Initiative.
Jennifer Doudna and Lorenz Mayr

Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna among Time magazine’s 100 most influential people

Doudna has received numerous honors and awards for her discovery of a revolutionary DNA-editing technique that has upended the world of genetics.