Honors & awards

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.

UC campuses ranked among world's best

Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings include Berkeley, UCLA, San Francisco, San Diego, Davis and Santa Barbara in its annual list.
Sneha Jayaprakash

Coding for a cause

Student entrepreneur wins $10,000 Microsoft award to develop app for social change.

Calit2 director honored with Golden Goose Award

Larry Smarr's work on black holes led to championing a U.S. supercomputing revolution and Web browsers.
Peace Corps volunteer

UC alums fill Peace Corps ranks

The University of California remains a perennial leader in sending alumni to international service.

Game designer among top 10 game developers of 2013

Brenda Romero, program director for gaming master's program, is recognized by industry site.