Honors & awards

10 UC professors elected to National Academy of Sciences

Faculty members honored for outstanding contributions to research by prestigious organization.
Kathryn Sullivan

Alumna on Time's '100 Most Influential People' list

Former astronaut Kathryn Sullivan '73 now leads NOAA as under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere.

Faculty, regent join American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Class of 2014 honorees bring UC's membership in the academy to 489.

UC wins higher education sustainability awards

Annual awards highlight achievements from UC and California State University campuses that are models for sustainable operations.

Historian wins Pulitzer Prize for second time

"The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia: 1771-1832" nets award for two-time winner Alan Taylor, expert on early American history.

Guggenheim fellowships go to 15 UC researchers, artists

Fifteen researchers and artists across the University of California are recipients of the 2014 Guggenheim Fellowships, announced today (April 10). They are among 178 honorees from the United States and Canada.

This year's fellows bring the university's total to 1,518 — more than any other college or university. They include (by campus):

Professor wins book award for Haiti memoir

Amy Wilentz is honored by the National Book Critics Circle.

U.S. News ranks UC graduate schools among nation's best

Dozens of programs in business, education, engineering, law and medicine make magazine's annual rankings.
Susan Straight

SoCal author is a Straight-up original

Riverside native and longtime professor Susan Straight will receive a lifetime achievement award from the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes.

Alumna confirmed as NOAA administrator

Former astronaut Kathryn Sullivan is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's 10th administrator.